#1707: Book This, Rebecca

Original Air Date: 02.18.2017

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Remember Rebecca from a few weeks ago, whose anal retentive dad insisted she keep detailed records of her gas mileage in his book? This week, Dad has his say. Topher explains the book’s origins in a Datsun 510, and what it will take for Rebecca to free herself from book duty. Elsewhere, Scott may have to decide whether he wants to be right or be happy, as he and his wife disagree on how to use their truck’s 4-wheel drive; Art’s wife drove home from an oil change missing one small ingredient—the oil; and Judy’s getting good at holding up her car’s hatchback with her head, but would like to get it to stay up on its own. And, what happens when a computer traffic model tries to understand Boston drivers? All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: Just how bad are Boston drivers?

Segment 2
Seasonal tire pressure adjustment.

Segment 3
Would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy, Scott? Also, you can get good at holding up the hatchback with your head.

Segment 4
Puzzler Answer: The life of a salesman.

Segment 5
Your car is telling you to cut down on your errands!

Segment 6
Mail: A hazard of e-mail.

Segment 7
Keep laughing, Art.

Segment 8
New Puzzler: Dougie's three girlfriends, and one dying car.

Segment 9
Whe you gotyour mortgage, did you get a few extra thousand bucks?

Segment 10
Book this, Rebecca.

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