Two years after losing Reverse in her Jetta, Tanya in California has developed several strategies to make sure she never has to go backwards. This week on Car Talk, she's going to learn one more from Tom and Ray: bouncing off whatever happens to be in front of her. Other pupils in the show include Jason, who wants to know if his wife's theory on gas mileage is totally wacko, and Tiffany, who awaits the Grand Tappet Jury's verdict on whether she destroyed two of her boyfriend's trucks in one day. Also, the Northeast blizzard claims a Camry, and what would attract a swarm of bees to a '72 El Camino? All this, plus a new Puzzler from the world of Lower Mathematics, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a few concerns about the possible culture clash between Fiat and Chrysler.
This Week's Puzzler
From our Department of Lower Mathematics: can you figure out another way to measure a diesel truck's gas tank?
Last Week's Puzzler
What is the smallest numbers of crossings needed to save the family and their dog? Find out!