#1518: How To Ruin a Mid-Life Crisis

May 02, 2015
This week on The Best of Car Talk, John dove head first into his mid-life crisis by buying a Miata. Then, he started obsessing over how best to preserve its soft top. Can Tom and Ray rescue John from his mid-life crisis crisis? Elsewhere, Alicia’s Camry began coughing up fur balls, and if that sounds nasty, just wait until Ray tells her what it’s likely to cough up next. Also, Peggy wants to meet a guy by pretending to sell a car she doesn’t own; Lewis’ car is running great, but won’t move; and can Joe save $400 by replacing his own radiator? Sure-- if he doesn’t mind spending $500, plus the cost of the new radiator. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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