This week on The Best of Car Talk, should Bill risk humiliation and passenger nausea by trying to learn how to drive a stick shift in time for the high school dance? Given that his options are the family minivan or station wagon, he may need to go for it and have a handy supply of barf bags on hand. Elsewhere, Jane's neighbor's dog is biting her Subaru's tires and chasing her car. Jane is thinking a healthy dose of pepper spray may help dissuade Fido, but Tom and Ray may have a more (or less ) humane solution. Also, Abby’s Accord has a burning smell since she accidentally backed down a friend's steep driveway in the drive; Steve promised his wife he could fix her oil problem three months ago, but is stumped; and can Ray convince John his air conditioning is making noise, even when it's off? All this, plus a quiz for the Philosopher King, and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
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A quiz for the Philosopher King.
This Week's Puzzler
The Elusive Vacuum Leak: How did this clever mechanic find the leak?
Last Week's Puzzler
The Captured Spy: How did the undercover agent give himself away?