This week on Car Talk, Leah from Mississippi gets a bonus gift from her local supermarket--a gecko that hitched a ride on her asparagus and promptly jumped behind the dashboard of her Lexus. Now, Leah's worried that the critter might be snacking on wires or starting a family in her car. Also, two lessons on how not to treat a borrowed car. The first comes from Adam, who took his girlfriend's Jeep off-roading and now can't get it out of 4-Wheel drive. The second is from James, who dropped a pen cap into his Mom's Jaguar's gas tank. All this, plus a Kia that may have eaten one burrito too many, and the return of the Puzzler from its summer vacation, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The options list for King Tut's chariot.
This Week's Puzzler
Out in space, astronaut Tommy frees a stuck bolt to deploy a solar collector. Sadly, he forgot to attach his tether on his space walk. How did he save himself from becoming space junk?
Last Week's Puzzler
No answer. The puzzler was finishing its summer vacation last week.