This week on Car Talk, if one car drafts behind another to improve its gas mileage, does the car in front suffer? Tom and Ray's answer, or lack thereof, may bring the late Physics Professor Tisza back from the grave, just to administer a dope slap. Meanwhile, dope slaps might also be in order for Jessica's mechanics, who will only discuss her car problems with her boyfriend, while ignoring her. Also, the solution to Nancy's Miata's hood problem may lie in her local tanning salon; Melanie is about to learn a very expensive lesson about what her oil pressure light means; and, one listener offers the real definition of "primitive" four-wheel drive. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
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Tom and ray share the true meaning of primitive four-wheel drive.
This Week's Puzzler
Two Bedouins and a Dead Man: Two Bedouins find a dead man and his belongings scattered around the desert. What happened?
Last Week's Puzzler
Can You Spot the Error?: Can you spot the error in one of these three sentences?