#1411: Potholes and Bowling Balls

Mar 15, 2014
This week on Car Talk, pothole season is in full swing. After her Toyota was almost swallowed by one crater, Sara's wondering what happens to the departed asphalt. Elsewhere, Steve drove over a bowling ball outside a topless bar, which sounds like a great joke set-up, but the punchline could be very expensive. Also, Shanthi is ready to buy a car, but has no place to park it. Does she need to move, or should she forget about the car and keep mooching rides from her friends? And, how can Johanna make sure her summer of teepee living doesn't start with her car getting washed away by spring flooding? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray share a few tax concerns from Consultant, Lou Pole.

This Week's Puzzler

Get out your matchsticks: Another clever matchstick puzzle is in the offing!

Last Week's Puzzler

The Emission Mission: Ralph is in the shop trying to fix two Camrys. What was he doing? Here's the answer!


Response to Ned Flanders

No kidding. What a coincidence! I just happened to be surfing the web and found this piece of archived Internet history from 1997. This segment IS over 15 years old! http://web.archive.org/web/19970615090729/http://www.cartalk.com/Radio/replay.html
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Seriously, the bowling ball call has to be at least fifteen years old. Save it for a best of.
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Segment 9 (I can buy the car but not the parking space.)

I'm surprised that Click & Clack didn't mention the popular Zipcar car-sharing system for Shanthi in Washington, D.C.
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Segment 3

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