This week on Car Talk, does a dorsal fin make a car less aerodynamic? That's Dan's question, after he decided his Tercel was lacking that important fishy feature. So, he sculpted one for the hood. Is such a problem even possible for a Tercel? Elsewhere, Mary's been driving her Mustang around with a trunk full of compost. Her husband says it's time to clean it out, but Mary thinks the ballast is worth a few mold spores. Also, Vanessa's Sunbird's making a classic rattle, Eddie's F-150 won't start, Megan's looking to get a new car and a new guy; and Stephan's about to learn there's a fine line between Genius and Wacko--and he may have just crossed it. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
From Autolingerers to Carcophony, Tom and Ray share new offerings from the world of Auto-linguistics.
This Week's Puzzler
How did the car's computer know the air pressure was low in one tire?
Last Week's Puzzler
What were the six confounding coins in Tommy's pocket?