This week on The Best of Car Talk, Prashanth's new wife is about to come to America for the first time. Should he greet her with his beat-up Corolla, spring for a new car, or try to fake it by renting something until it’s too late for her to turn back to India? Elsewhere, Al stands accused of "careless parking”—his brother says Al pulls into the garage in a way that makes it impossible to back out. Is this even physically possible? Also, Father Bob needs a heavy duty flasher, so he can hear his turn signals; a piece of hot molten lead fell on Pam's foot from under the dash while she was driving; and, Deanna's Civic's battery has been stolen several times in the last few months. Does she need a Rottweiler under the hood? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The King's English or Stoopy's English?
This Week's Puzzler
The Backfiring Planes: Why did old-timey pilots cause planes to backfire on purpose?
Last Week's Puzzler
Ray's Vacuum Cleaner Fix: What happened when Ray removed a big piece of iron from the vacuum?