#1148: I've Turned Into My Mother

Nov 26, 2011
This week on Car Talk, is back-seat driving genetic? Apparently so for Liz in Massachusetts, who's picked up the nagging habit from her Mom. Making matters worse, Liz's husband's poor navigation skills make him a prime target. Can Tom and Ray break this cycle of rolled eyes and loud sighs? Elsewhere, Jay did a little backyard maintenance on his Honda and saw his gas mileage drop by 30 percent; Ivan's suffering from an epidemic of flat tires, accompanied by odd circular abrasions; and Alexandria's car doesn't like starting on warm days. Also, why Tommy is #1 on the Must Bite list among the dogs of Unadillia, New York. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray share one very good reason to nudge your coworkers occasionally.

This Week's Puzzler

How on earth could one out of every six new cars have a dead battery?

Last Week's Puzzler

Who drove the farthest: Tom or Ray? And by how many miles?


Email at beginning of show is a hoax!

I love your show, but the dead man at his desk is BOWOWOWOWOWGUUUSSSSSS! http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fivedays.asp
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Great Show

I could relate to so many things that was said in this show. It was scary.
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