#1402: Never Look a Gift Dart Under the Hood

Jan 11, 2014
This week on Car Talk, should Mary let her 17-year-old son accept his girlfriend's mother's offer to give him her vintage Dodge Dart? Is Mom offering the car as a dowry substitute? Elsewhere, Cathy may have to resort to riding around wearing a football helmet to get her husband to get rid of his old Corolla; Carl earns Bad Idea of the Week honors for wanting to mount a snow plow to the front of his mini-van; and Chana's Dad's advice about warming up her car may be a subtle way of telling her he thinks she's a stinko driver. Also, how on earth did a parking valet start Kenneth's Subaru with the key from Kenneth's Caravan? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

Who don't you trust? Tom and Ray share the results of a Gallup poll.

This Week's Puzzler

Can You Spot the Error?: Can you spot the error in one of these three sentences?

Last Week's Puzzler

Four and Five: Which mathematical symbol should you add?


My First Car

My first car was a 66 Dart. It was a great first car, I could do 70 mph down hill and that's about it. It was very easy to work on, I even did an engine swoop in one day. I loved it and wish I still had it. I had to sell it after I dosed off at the wheel and rear ended a car who rear ended another car who rear ended another. It was not pretty.
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the Dart Story

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