This week on Car Talk, Dave's daily commute depends on the kindness of strangers, who often deserve dope-slaps. How close to "life in jeopardy" does he need to be before winding up to deliver? Meanwhile, Mike in Utica can't tell whether his mechanic's a genius or a quack, so he's turning to two guys who just might be a little of each; Wendy's worried that the curious behavior of her fiance's clutch will cause her future father-in-law to think she's a ditz; and, we have scientific evidence that one Magliozzi may be smarter than the other--or should we say, less stupid? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Why older siblings are smarter-- Tom and Ray share some recent research findings.
This Week's Puzzler
This week: Ray shares the creepy case of the haunted car. Can you figure out what's going on with this old truck's headlights?
Last Week's Puzzler
Did you figure out the two inventions from long ago that do the same thing but couldn't be built more differently? Find out.