“Monsieur, your car! It ees burnt to a creesp!” This week on The Best of Car Talk, one of our all-time favorite Magliozzi pranks. The cast includes Ray, a concierge named Henri, and a Ford LTD that has been, shall we say, "carboniser". Elsewhere, Unitarian minister Carol finds herself tempted by the earthly pleasures of a Jetta; eternal grad student Erica hopes her Toyota’s noise is serious enough to convince Dad to buy her a new car; Jodi’s Cavalier may be too far down the path to Heapdom, New Jersey, to save; and if you keep taking a car apart and putting it back together, will you eventually wind up with two? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Show Open: Form vs. Function, the Automotive Edition
This Week's Puzzler
Fuzzy Math: Why does the answer to “45 - 7” depend on what you’re wearing?
Last Week's Puzzler
To Stop a Car Thief: How did this clever mechanic foil thieves bent on hotwiring his cars?