#1812: The Truth Detector
March 24, 2018
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Judith figures two mechanics would be the perfect test subjects for her voice-biometrics lie detector. But her choice of Tom and Ray might cause the machine to just give up. Elsewhere, Outdoor Studies major Ted is about to graduate and plans to drive his vintage Dodge van from upstate New York to Alaska. Ted might be studying a lot of the outdoors—waiting for tow trucks. Also, Cindy's car got really loud after she replaced the exhaust system; Justin's Civic has water pouring in through the speakers when it rains; and Christine's key is stuck in her ignition which has less urgency now that the car won't start. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
#1811: The Fall's Gonna Kill You
March 17, 2018
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray turn to the wisdom of Butch Cassidy to help settle a dispute between Erin's husband and friend over shifting. Then, the guys help James and his fiancee take on the Marital-Industrial Complex by registering for gifts at Louie's Lexus rather than Chafing Dishes R Us. Also, Bob loves the former police car he just bought but may need to replace a part he doesn't believe exists; Anita's truck has developed a heavy breathing sound; and Eric is looking for the perfect vehicle for a family trip along the Al-Can Highway. Maybe he should be looking for four perfect vehicles? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.