#1841: If You Don't Think Too Good, Don't Think Too Much
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Rick has lots of reasons to justify adding a supercharger to his Miata. Unfortunately, they're all harebrained. Will the wisdom of baseball legend Ted Williams help dissuade Rick, or does a mid-life crisis trump all? Speaking of harebrained, Cheryl's brother is driving around with a rotted gas tank, and the fuel lines re-routed to a tank in his trunk. Also, Tamara's family needs help saying goodbye to their beloved Vanagon; Mike may be facing a winter without power steering; and Melissa's husband is about to learn what happens when you cheap out on snow tires. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
#1840: Two Geeks and a Twerp
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Melissa Petersen returns with another helpful critique. But how can Tom and Ray be geeks and hippies at the same time? Elsewhere, Quentin can't decide whether to restore his grandfather's Dodge Dart Swinger (the most inaccurately named car ever?), or re-gift it to the nearest crusher. Also, Moon's trip to the Grand Canyon was marked by an argument with his wife over air conditioning; Bernadette is considering a career change from one non-profit to another by becoming a mechanic; and should Diane add a paint overcoat to her daughter's Jetta, or is this (yet another) dealer scam? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.