This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray discover a new strategy for handling "difficult" callers--brow beat them mercilessly until they agree to symptoms that'll fit a diagnosis. The test case is Laraine in St. Louis, and her noisy Acura. Elsewhere, Larry and his wife are arguing over whether buying a used rental car mean inheriting dozens of drivers' bad habits; David in Colorado's MG is acting sluggish but Dave may have to solve Tom's MG problems before getting any advice; and Amy in California's been warned to change the timing belt on her Safari. The only problem? The car doesn't have one. All this, plus a few choice newspaper headlines, the most creative engine removal of all time, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a few amusing headlines.
This Week's Puzzler
Just whose fault was the traffic accident? See if you can unravel the answer from Ray's clues.
Last Week's Puzzler
Tommy's Fiat drives 225 miles at 45 mph. It has a 15-gallon tank (that leaks!) and gets 30 mpg. How many gallons per hour was the car leaking fuel? See if you got it right!