This week on Car Talk, Kerry's Boston condo came with one unfortunate feature--a large crater in the parking lot that fills with water every time it rains. She's worried that driving through this "pit of despair" every day is killing her Honda. Are those fears warranted, and does Kerry need the number for Vinny's Late Night Concrete Services, Inc.? Elsewhere, Vincent "inherited" his daughter's Jeep, along with its tendency to shake, rattle and die above 2,000 RPM; Ben needs help convincing his girlfriend that cars are impervious to wind chill factors--especially German cars; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray helped lead Kathy's son to victory in the Pinewood Derby--and, why they didn't. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
"I'm Stupid!" The sign that says it all-- and why stupid people should be required to wear one.
This Week's Puzzler
Can you pick a bogus coin out of 50 coins in only four weighings?
Last Week's Puzzler
Can Car Talk's Producer, Dougie Berman, use his automotive wits to find the thieves who stole his pants?