#1531: Existential Stupidity

Aug 01, 2015
This week on The Best of Car Talk: Are Tom and Ray’s seemingly moronic questions actually a form of deep philosophical inquiry, worthy of Kierkegaard or Camus? Probably not, but one listener’s theory is at least worth a few laughs! Elsewhere, Debra is taking push-starting to a new level—she has to do it just to get her key to turn. Also, should Anne accept a free Range Rover or Mazda for her 16-year-old son to drive? Fortunately, we have a 16-year-old Magliozzi on hand to counter Tom and Ray’s advice to just let the kid walk. And, on Stump the Chumps, did Heidi manage to keep her husband from changing the timing belt on her Volvo himself? All this and more this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Quips from golf caddies.

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