This week on the Best of Car Talk, Heidi's car is making a scary noise and having trouble steering--and worse, she can't find a mechanic who will take her seriously. Maybe because the car is an ’87 Peugeot? Meanwhile, Allen’s earning his spot on mechanics’ and TV techs’ Top 10 Wacko Customer list with a Volvo that’s starting itself and a TV that’s turning itself on. Also, can Sharon ignore her husband and put a wreath on her Tahoe without voiding the Excess Pine Needle Intake clause of her warranty? And, will Lewis get better treatment from his VW dealer if he flashes his IRS agent card? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
'Tis the season of giving--to me
This Week's Puzzler
Frank's Vacuum Cleaner Repair: What repair on Frank's car required a vacuum cleaner?
Last Week's Puzzler
Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road for a Good Reason: My host was driving on the wrong side of the road. "Why?" I asked. "To prevent damage to my car," she replied. How could driving on the wrong side of a two-lane road be less damaging to her car?