This week on Car Talk, Sonia's husband Barry may be taking his anti-distracted driving stance a little too far. He refuses to talk to Sonia while driving, even when they're in the car together. Other families in crisis: Anita needs a cure for sister-induced car sickness, and Monique's kids want to get her sister's old Miata running, after it's been sitting with a dead battery for the last 10 years. Also, Reverend Dave thinks unholy thoughts about his stuck key; Patrice can't get her VW Bus to start, even after pouring Coke on the battery; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Aron's car no longer sounds like Larry of the 3 Stooges snoring. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share an item from The Department of Painful Headlines.
This Week's Puzzler
On their fall foliage trip north, who drove more miles-- Tom or Ray?
Last Week's Puzzler
How did an African roadside mechanic fix the Nissan without any tools and no knowledge of cars?