This week on The Best of Car Talk, the junkyard refused to haul away Ruth's beloved Dodge Colt. So the big question is, does it have a future as an arboretum or a terrarium? Elsewhere, Alan's relocating from Dallas to Vermont and wants to know if his Bronco needs to be outfitted with anything other than snow tires and Bronko Nagurski long underwear. Also, Nathan learned an expensive lesson about what happens when you tow a boat in 5th gear; Jeff is prepared to strap someone to the hood to help diagnose his Grand Am's "arthritic knee" noise; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Dana's Jetta really was suffering from schmutz on the clutch. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Linda is suffering acute separation anxiety, after her dad sold the family's beloved Rambler to a neighborhood teen. Can Tom and Ray help Linda get closure or suggest a few semi-legal strategies to get the car back? Elsewhere, Rita's "soon to be ex-husband" says she should always use the parking brake, and she's convinced he must be wrong because she's dumping him. Also, Mike's attempt to show off his ability to shift into third gear cost him Reverse; Gamin's Civic is making noise ever since she drove through a deep puddle; and is there enough Prozac in the world to get Christine and her mom through driving lessons? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.