Summary: America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.
This week on Car Talk, after three crashes, nine vandalizations, and one, "Ah, never mind" theft, Ellen has decided to part ways with her Honda Civic. Does she need to disclose its troubled past to prospective buyers? Elsewhere, Glenn loves his CRX, but his friends are telling him the car is scaring away potential dates. Does he need new wheels, or maybe just a new wardrobe? Also, Greg's Jetta begins shedding hair; Alicia decides that four years is long enough to ignore a flashing Check Engine light, and, after an unfortunate spider incident causes Gina to ditch her car in Lake Minnetonka, she wants to know if "Totaled" really does mean totaled. All this, and lots more, this week, on Car Talk.
This week on Car Talk, Maria's car was minding its own business in her boyfriend's driveway, until his ex-wife came along and gave it a tap, which sent it rolling straight on down to the Connecticut River. Was the ex's tap more of a shove, or is Maria's boyfriend guilty of leaving it in "ready to roll" position? Elsewhere, Debra's truck is making a mysterious knocking sound; Matt's wife won't go near their new car after a mouse spotting; and Sara's got the DIY bug, and wants to tackle a transmission rebuild. Also, on Stump the Chumps, did Tom and Ray help dog-trainer Vicky choose the right pet-mobile? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.