This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom, Ray, and our callers anxiously await the annual sign from Tommy's Dodge Dart that winter may end early. Up in Maine, Paula's Subaru won't start in really cold weather unless she lies a heated blanket on the engine for 10 minutes. She's getting tired of waiting and having her neighbors think she's nuts. Meanwhile, out on Martha's Vineyard, Betsy's Toyota Echo is sliding around in the snow, making it difficult to get to team sword dancing practice. Also, Deanie's husband and father are arguing over the best time to check the dipstick; and Peter's wife always said, "A car is just a car," until she drove his new Jaguar, and decided it was a little different from her Accord. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Will Tommy's Dart cast a shadow? And, unusual signs in businesses.
This Week's Puzzler
The Pyramid Tourists: A man tours the pyramids in 1995. Years later he tours them with his son -- in 1969. How is this possible?
Last Week's Puzzler
Eight Words: What do these words have in common?