#1820: Tailpipe Diplomacy

May 19, 2018
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Chip likes his neighbors, but they insist on warming up their cars for 20 minutes every morning, and the noise and smell are driving Chip crazy. A well-placed cherry bomb might convince them to stop, but is there a more peaceful solution at hand? Elsewhere, Tom started selling cars two weeks ago, and is worried about the potential side effects. Also, Jennifer chose the worst city possible to learn how to drive a stick shift; Bill and his wife are looking for a $700 car that says “eccentric” rather than “cheapskate”; and Jeff relocated from New Orleans to a few thousand feet above sea level. His car handled the move, but his bread maker is producing hockey pucks. Can Tom and Ray put some lift into Jeff’s loaves? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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