This week on The Best of Car Talk, Leonard Bernstein is immortalized in automotive lore for a shifting technique he handed down to his son. Elsewhere, Adla got a rude welcome to Boston when someone stole the battery from her Civic; Jennifer made an ill-advised bet on steering wheels with her know-it-all 18-year-old nephew; Esther’s low coolant light and buzzer might be trying to send her a subtle signal about the state of her cooling system; and is John’s Thunderbird suffering from Radio Frequency Interference or Dying Transmission Syndrome? All this and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Opposites Attract: A love story from the New Yorker.
This Week's Puzzler
Geezers and Old Cars: What did the two guys miss seeing in new cars?
Last Week's Puzzler
Stumped: What are the origins of this beloved Car Talk turn of phrase?