This week on The Best of Car Talk, Rick’s diesel Rabbit ran out of fuel and the only liquid Rick had on hand was a bottle of scotch. Could he have poured the scotch into the tank or would Rick have been better off drinking it and waiting for the tow truck? Elsewhere, a tree fell on Murli’s Corolla (we think it made a sound), and he doesn’t know whether to replace the roof or have it straightened; Sally’s steering column is sending smoke signals; and Kerry needs help navigating the “Pit of Despair," a giant water-filled pothole in her building’s parking lot. Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray helped Kathy lead her son to victory in the Pinewood Derby, and how much he lost by. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
A lifetime of wrecking cars starts early.
This Week's Puzzler
Find the Bogus Coin: Can you pick a bogus coin out of 50 coins in only four weighings?
Last Week's Puzzler
From Rags to Britches: Dougie's clothes have been stolen! Can he use his automotive mind to help the cops find them?