This week's Car Talk features a bonus return appearance by Tara, formerly of California. When we last heard from her, Tara was embarking on a cross-country move with her van-dwelling boyfriend, Curtis. Apparently, the trip went well-- very well-- because she and Curtis now need help choosing a name for their upcoming offspring. Also, a life lesson for Mark in California--never trust your brother when he's wearing plaid pants. And, a Subaru gives its life to save a neighborhood from a manhole cover; Josh in Virginia wonders where the line between "good son" and "cheapskate" is; and, a marital auto mishap has Corinna in Denver shocked into repeating "$1,100!" All this, plus a new Puzzler from the Geographic Oddities series, and more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a unique serenity prayer.
This Week's Puzzler
A geographical oddity! From which US city can you go North, East, West or South-- yet always hit the same state, first?
Last Week's Puzzler
Ted wants to repair a 2,500-page, three-volume set of books covered in mold from page one to the last page. How much did the repair cost?