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America’s funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don’t have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

#1548: Throw Your Key down a Storm Drain

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, here's a first. Ephraim went to the dealer to complain that his Audi's gas mileage was too good. Apparently, said gas mileage nearly doubled when Ephraim's fiancee began driving the Audi, so there must be something wrong with the car, right? As Tom and Ray would say, "Au contraire, piston puss!" Elsewhere, Rachel's mechanic warned her of "boulder intrusion" if she doesn't replace a broken CV boot; Pam's Toyota is dripping molten lead from the dashboard; and Al and his brother are arguing over whether it's possible to park a truck in a position from which it's impossible to move. Also, how one listener is using Car Talk to help teach English. Yes, really. All this and more, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

#1547: One Sensitive Dog

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, why did Bob's mild-mannered dog go wacko when Bob dumped his Mercedes and bought an Audi? Is the pooch status-obsessed, or is there an olfactory explanation? Elsewhere, Ellen's Camry smells like rotten eggs, and she thinks her dealer is blowing sulphur up her skirt, rather than fixing it. Also, Glen's vacation got a little more exciting when his rental car caught on fire. Was it Glen's fault, and, more important, did he tell the rental company? And on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Bill learned to drive a stick shift in time for the high school dance, and if his date is still speaking to him. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.