This week on Car Talk, Maria's car was minding its own business in her boyfriend's driveway, until his ex-wife came along and gave it a tap, which sent it rolling straight on down to the Connecticut River. Was the ex's tap more of a shove, or is Maria's boyfriend guilty of leaving it in "ready to roll" position? Elsewhere, Debra's truck is making a mysterious knocking sound; Matt's wife won't go near their new car after a mouse spotting; and Sara's got the DIY bug, and wants to tackle a transmission rebuild. Also, on Stump the Chumps, did Tom and Ray help dog-trainer Vicky choose the right pet-mobile? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
On a chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands."-- and other entirely wacky warning labels.
This Week's Puzzler
How many pilgrims need to start out together, so one of them will make it from Casablanca to Marrakesh?
Last Week's Puzzler
How did Richard know that the hostess had returned with the same cup of coffee?