Liz has a practically brand new car that won't go into gear sometimes. When it does, she hears a gut wrenching clunk. The dealership is scratching it's collective head and various other body parts and Liz is wondering if the primary problem is that her car is possessed. Or, does the fact that it was also repossessed before she owned it mean something here? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.
#2277: Rodney's Mobile Recording Service
At least once every show, Click and Clack goad some unlucky caller into imitating the unfortunate noise that their car is making. This week, Rodney from Colorado was that unlucky contestant, but he did the boys one better. Check it out along with more calls and the Puzzler on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.
#2276: Running on Empty
Barbara's husband was in the middle of changing the oil on their truck when he suddenly felt an urgent need for a haircut. Upon returning, he finds only the truck's oil pan filled with oil and no pickup truck. Barbara knows that her quick trip may have hurt the truck but how much damage has she done to her husband? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.
#2275: A Darker and Stormier Night
"It was a dark and stormy night." In his never ending quest to make the puzzler 'less lousy' each week, Ray decides to appropriate the consensus pick for 'worst opening line of a novel', penned in the 1800s by Edward B Lytton, for this week's puzzler offering with Tommy helping to make it a bit darker and stormier. Check it out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.