This week on Car Talk, it's time to 'fess up. A listener tale of an ill-fated jump-start prompts Tom and Ray to 'fess up to a few of their own doozies. Then it's off to Illinois, where Sarah's preparing to Go West, Young Woman, and wants to haul all her belongings in a trailer behind her Saturn. Meanwhile, New Yorker, Gabriel, needs a car to haul his drums around, and is wondering if it's true that radio presets are a good way to judge a used car's condition. Also, Jeep owner Dave struggles with rusted rotors while reluctant Bricklin owner Rich is struggling with his conscience. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray did better than the local drunks at diagnosing a starting problem. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share an auto confession from a listener--and a few of their own, too.
This Week's Puzzler
A woman and her husband walked side by side. They walked for an hour. At the end of the hour, the woman had walked four miles. The husband walked five or six. How could that be?
Last Week's Puzzler
The Prisoners, the Warden and the Hats. How does the prisoner in the front of the line know what color hat he's wearing?