This week, a new diagnostic tool enters the Car Talk studio! It's the roulette wheel of auto-misfortune, offering twice as many booogus answers as its predecessor. The wheel may be here in the nick of time, as Tom and Ray's answers involve a can of mace for an over-active horn, a garter snake as theft deterrent for an '03 Corolla, and a swimming pool as the new home for a '74 MG. Also, on Stump the Chumps, accidental diesel user Mary Beth reports back on the state of her gas tank, her warranty, and her bank account. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
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The roulette wheel of auto-misfortune
This Week's Puzzler
The license plate has four letters on it: i-n-m-y. What's the car to which it's attached?
Last Week's Puzzler
Tony was about to be fired for being late for work yet again. This time he told his boss he had a flat tire, which a local shop repaired. After looking at the car, how does the boss know if Tony is telling the truth?