This week on Car Talk, listeners weigh in on the great Car Naming debate, including one very persuasive cautionary tale about why you shouldn't name your car after your wife. Then it's off to Wisconsin, where Martha's unnamed Chevy van has developed a nasty habit of acting like it's run out of gas; and to Ohio where Fatymah's beloved Civic, "Little Red," has a big transmission problem. Elsewhere, Kate's family trip turns into a terror-filled ride down Mount St. Helens, all because nobody bothered to read the owner's manual in their rental; Matt's brother talked him into a DIY timing belt replacement on Mother's Day… and it's still not finished. And, could Elizabeth's noisy Volvo get her expelled from college? All this, plus the return of the Puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Naming Cars: Car Talk listeners share their suggestions.
This Week's Puzzler
How could Crusty know what was wrong... without even touching the car?