This week on Car Talk, Steve's cross-country road trip got a little more exciting when high winds began blowing open the driver's door on his Pathfinder. He's wondering if this is just a design quirk to make the car feel more outdoors-y, or if there's an actual problem--and can said problem be fixed with anything other than duct tape or rope? Elsewhere, Patricia loves her Rambler-- except for the calling card of black soot it leaves in every parking space; Jamie's suffering an epidemic of escaping spark plugs; and, after a "low smoke" at-home alternator replacement, Helen's oil light is flashing a little too much for comfort. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
How listening to pop music might be a sign of dementia.
This Week's Puzzler
Can you figure out the average salary at the Coney Island Crabcake Company?
Last Week's Puzzler
Four, 6, 12, 18, 30, 42, 60 and then... hey, you tell us! What's the next number in the sequence?