Is there any group more qualified to critique Car Talk than 8th graders, assuming kindergartners aren't available? This week, we kick off the show with a few astute comments from kids. Then it's off to Ohio where Kellie's Accord is "bogging out" on the highway, and her dad's wallet is emptying out trying to fix the problem. Meanwhile, in Princeton, New Jersey, Professor Robert is trying to decide whether to open his wallet for a new timing belt, or risk a quick stop in the left lane of the New Jersey Turnpike. Also, on Stump the Chumps, Nariv confronts his neighbor and doesn't get a black eye. And, Ray confesses to an embarrassing incident at the garage, which half of Our Fair City already knew about. All this and lots more on this week's encore edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Ever wonder what kids have to say about our lousy show? Now's your chance to find out!
This Week's Puzzler
How many bouts will Vinny Goombatz have to organize, to get one winner from 247 arm wrestling competitors?
Last Week's Puzzler
Which bottle of wine is poisoned? See how Ray figured it out, with just four measly lab rats.