This week on Car Talk, Vern from Ohio stands accused of killing his wife's sister's husband's minivan by over filling it with oil. Is he guilty? More importantly, does it even matter, since technically the guy isn't related to him. In fact, he's nothing to Vern! Also, Nancy from Massachusetts has a nasty habit of turning into the Incredible Hulk while driving. Should her new Mini Cooper cower in fear? Plus, a close call at Car Talk Plaza provides another example of why it's good to goof off from work; a Ford Focus seemingly moves itself across a parking lot; and some much needed marital advice for Tommy... for the next time he says his wife looks like a truck! All this and lots more on this week's classic edition of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The sky is falling! A close call at Car Talk Plaza.
This Week's Puzzler
Tony was about to be fired for being late for work yet again. This time he told his boss he had a flat tire, which a local shop repaired. After looking at the car, how does the boss know if Tony is telling the truth?
Last Week's Puzzler
In the early 1930's a young inventor came up with an idea for a little gadget which could be installed in an automobile. Even though people were afraid it would be distracting to drivers, the gadget sold out within minutes. What was the gadget?