This week on Car Talk, Romauldus in Connecticut is preparing for his mid-life crisis by readying bids on two heaps, either of which could have come from Tommy's driveway. Will Tom and Ray help him keep the whole transaction a secret from the Missus?
Meanwhile, English teacher Mike is preparing for a 13-day, 5,000 mile road with nine students in a Chevy van, prompting Ray to recall a memorable trip North with dear Uncle Dodo.
Also, black tape over a flashing Check Engine light doesn't seem to fix a Voyager's fuel problem, and a team of janitors go to work under the floor of a Grand Cherokee. All this plus a new Puzzler from the Forces of Nature series, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 6, 2010]