#1951: One Truck a-Dangling

Dec 21, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Bill Bailey’s truck made a horrible noise and lost reverse. But, the fun really began when it rolled into a lake after Bill got home. Now the only thing keeping it from sinking is one lousy cable. Elsewhere, Victoria is looking for a quartet of $2,000 cars for her sons; Jenny’s newlywed husband lost 15 pounds and his now-oversized wedding ring is missing in their Jeep’s dashboard; Lindsay is wondering whether to charge her husband with sabotage after he drove her Malibu 300 miles in 2nd gear; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if David lost his car-induced cough, but kept all his brain cells. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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