This week on Car Talk, Patrick in Alaska loves his Prius' gas mileage, but thinks the car could look cooler--say, if its engine was in the body of a Model A Ford. Is it a worthwhile project, or one destined for the Hall of Fame of Bad Ideas? Meanwhile, Nicole is wondering why her Dad's balking at her plan to take a road trip in a 2009 Subaru--especially since the old man recently drove across the country in a '37 Chevy. Elsewhere, Diana's looking for a car with just a few requirements: safety, reliability, good gas mileage, room for her to sleep, crappy looks, a microwave oven-- okay, strike that last item. Also, a braking strategy that's guaranteed to make nobody ride with you; a few really bad car slogans; and a new Puzzler from the African Rainforest series. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Car slogans worse than "Yaris: It's a car!"
This Week's Puzzler
How did the stranger fix the Nissan without any tools and no knowledge of cars?
Last Week's Puzzler
How can five rows of four trees each equal 10 trees?