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#0604: New Words: Automatopia, Carcophony and a Touch of Fartvergnugen

Original Air Date: 01.28.2006
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Some automotive words that aren’t in the dictionary – yet.

Call 1

Christie (Lexington, Kentucky) - 1994 Honda del Sol

Makes a clunking noise when turning corners.

Call 2

Kyle (Seattle, Washington) - 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

Clutch does not engage gears.

Call 3

Sherrine (Overland Park, Kansas) - Buick

Should she put a 92 Lexus motor into a 93 Lexus?

Call 4

Andy (Corvallis, Oregon) - 1993 Subaru Legacy

Motorized seatbelt is stuck.

Call 5

Jessica (Stockton, California) - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

Power steering whines when turning the wheel.

Call 6

Brian (Potland, Oregon) - 1997 Acura SLX

Car horn buttons are on the sides of the steering wheel - is there a way to move them to the middle?

Call 7

John (Durham, North Carolina) - 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

4 out of 5 studs on right front wheel sheared off.

Call 8

Pat (Villanova, Pennsylvania) - 2005 Audi A4

Seems like it's in a higher gear than it should be.

Call 9

Geoff (Mazola, Missouri) - 1988 Toyota Corolla

Car was badly vandalized - should I junk it or resuscitate it?