This week’s Car Talk features our favorite road trip story, ever. It stars Dave and his girlfriend; travels from Alaska to Bemidji, Minnesota; and the featured cast includes an overheating Chevy Cavalier, a crescent wrench with no sockets, an old campfire grill, and-- yes-- a zit on Dave's forehead. As for the plot, well, you'll just have to hear for yourself.
Elsewhere, Ann thinks her Buick's radio is trying to "Gaslight" her into thinking she has a hearing problem; Jed's learning why taking his Chevy Suburban to Budapest may not have been such a great idea after all; and, Alana's Civic is spitting gas back at her.
Also, Tommy provides a great lesson in how NOT to start a car that's been sitting untouched for four years--that is, unless you're a big fan of billowing black smoke. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: October 27, 2012]