This week on The Best of Car Talk, the junkyard refused to haul away Ruth’s beloved Dodge Colt. So the big question is, does it have a future as an arboretum or a terrarium? Elsewhere, Alan’s relocating from Dallas to Vermont and wants to know if his Bronco needs to be outfitted with anything other than snow tires and Bronko Nagurski long underwear. Also, Nathan learned an expensive lesson about what happens when you tow a boat in 5th gear; Jeff is prepared to strap someone to the hood to help diagnose his Grand Am’s “arthritic knee” noise; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Dana’s Jetta really was suffering from schmutz on the clutch. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
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This Week's Puzzler
The Decline and Fall of a Good Read: Ted wants to repair a 2,500-page, three-volume set of books covered in mold from page one to the last page. How much did the repair cost?
Last Week's Puzzler
Cryptic Messages: When Ray's teacher wrote E I L N P U on the blackboard, what did it mean?