This week on Car Talk, Ethan in Montana is readying his Chevy Blazer for sale. Should he divulge the fact that it was struck by a bolt of lightning? And, could a disclosure actually be to his financial benefit? Meanwhile, Annalise in New York is trying to get one more school year out of her '84 Prelude, but its carburetor isn't cooperating. Also, the mystery of the self-starting Chevy Suburban; how many red light infractions and near miss accidents does it take to qualify a driver as a "stinko" driver; and the true difference between Harvard and MIT students. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The difference between Harvard students and MIT students.
This Week's Puzzler
How did Doug fix his whistling Olds Delta 88 in 5 quick minutes, without turning a wrench or even opening the hood?
Last Week's Puzzler
Cruisin' to Grandma's House: A young gal drove 120 miles at 40 mph on the way to see her grandmother. On the way home, she drove 120 miles at 60 mph. She figures it should have taken her 4.8 hours round trip but it took her 5 hours. How come?