This week on Car Talk, could one honest man de-sleazify the entire used car industry? Probably not, but that won't stop Tom and Ray from trying to convince Steve that it'd be a good idea to fix or disclose his CRV's tendency to take on water before trading it in. This week's other probing auto-behavioral question comes from Dan in New Hampshire: Do people who keep their cars longer, stay married longer? On the technical front, Anna's Volvo will only start when it's facing downhill; Michelle's gas pedal doesn't like to move first thing in the morning; and, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Raymond in Utah really had a chicken bone stuck in his fan. Finally, how should Sam handle his newly retired Dad, who's keeping himself busy be destroying Mom's Beetle? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
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You can get shoes for 85 cents at a bowling alley, and other great pearls of wisdom.
This Week's Puzzler
Exactly how fast is the current in the river?
Last Week's Puzzler
What confounding crop is growing in the fields of Kansas?