This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ellen’s Civic has been in three crashes, vandalized nine times, and had a tree fall on it, all of which has somehow convinced Ellen the car is cursed. If she tries to sell it, does she have to divulge these mishaps? Elsewhere, Keller’s Beetle is missing its front passenger floorboard. Will a “found” street sign and a friend with an oxyacetylene torch cover the hole, without a 911 call? Also, Peter’s Jeep knows when he’s in a hurry, and chooses those moments to not start; Sandra accidentally pumped five gallons of diesel into her Odyssey, and can Warren really live a happy life without a working oxygen sensor in his Camry? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tommy reads select passages from this year's Bulwer-Lytton contest celebrating awkward prose.
This Week's Puzzler
Bobo's "Don't Look Back" Tour: Bobo has to visit all 48 contiguous states, in any order he wants, but with no repeats. He has to start in Delaware. Where will he finish?
Last Week's Puzzler
Stack the Deck: A probability puzzler with two decks of cards.