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This week on Car Talk, Marc in New Hampshire learns what catastrophes await when you, A) buy a 100 dollar Peugeot, and B) pay a mechanic in advance. Can Tom and Ray help him get his car back? Or, can they at least stop laughing at him?

Meanwhile, chemistry class is in session for John in Ohio, and today's lesson involves his van's radiator, and a certain co-host's dubious "hungry water theory".

Elsewhere, Julia is worried that her Dad's obsession with putting a new engine in his Suburban may be causing marital strife; Carla's Accord is making a screech that's scaring her entire neighborhood; and Ariel wants to know how to prepare herself for her first trip to a new car dealer – rmaybe start with a suit of armor?

All this, plus proof that Car Talk can aid physical fitness, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: August 27, 2011]

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Much has been said and written about Car Talk and it is worth checking out if you have not already done so. You can enjoy this without listening to all the episodes, however starting the series off properly will make this more enjoyable. Well written, educational, and thought-provoking. Loved it! Have not seen the movie and would say the book is worth the read since movies tend to disappoint. If you saw the movie, this is a MUST read since it has so much more to offer from what I heard.