This week on Car Talk, one listener's tribute to Tommy's dearly departed Dodge Dart will have William Wordsworth rolling over in his grave. "For in the spot where Dart once sat, there's now but oil stains." Later, Tom and Ray try to rescue a spoon trapped in one car's vents, and a 20-dollar bill trapped in a driver's door; and, on a slightly more urgent note, they try to keep Eric's engine from disintegrating. Elsewhere, Doug might become the Chuck Yeager of CV joints if he doesn't mind the risk of getting stuck on a railroad track; and can Environmental Studies major Carl do anything to ease his guilt over driving two ginormous gas guzzlers? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
An Ode to Tommy's Dearly Departed Dart
This Week's Puzzler
String Series, Number A: How do you measure 15 minutes with two strings that take one hour to burn?
Last Week's Puzzler
Insta-lawn: If one grass plug can grow an entire lawn in 30 days, how fast will two grass plugs do it?