This week on Car Talk, a used-car salesman chooses an opportune time to turn into a consumer advocate. Meanwhile, out in Oregon, Danni could've used someone to tell her not to buy the second-hand Range Rover that called her name, in the midst of P.I.S.(that's, "Pregnancy Induced Insanity"). She's already been hit with a few thousand bucks worth of repairs and her husband can't even fit in the car. Also, how not to use propane to check for a vacuum leak--if you'd like to keep your eyebrows, and Tommy cooks up a brilliant but wacko solution to an overheating problem. All this, and more, on this week's encore edition of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 30, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/100130/rt_cart_100130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Lowenthal's attempt to sell a used Subaru becomes at once a grand adventure and an excuse to call into question the very notion of the grand adventure in this personal essay on class, privilege, authenticity in storytelling, and what might just be the strangest one-car chase ever to go down in Western Massachusetts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jed Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028435/bk_adbl_028435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want influence others or if you want understand body language, then keep reading....Dark psychology is all around you; learn to defend yourself and take advantage of its principles.Mark walks into a car dealership. He knows exactly which car he would like to buy, and he knows exactly how much it should cost. He has already researched what the reasonable prices are for this package. He has also researched these dealerships’ inventory and knows what is available. Mark is prepared to dominate his experience in this regard. When he encounters the first salesman, the salesman says, "Hello! Is there something you’d like to take a look at?" Mark replies, "Yes, I’d like that one over there; it appears that you have the options I’m looking for. Draw up the papers and I’ll take a look." The salesman fumbles for a moment, and says, "Wouldn’t you like to see some financing options?" Mark shakes his head no. "Wouldn’t you like to discuss what is available in your budget range?" Mark shakes his head no again. "Just prepare the papers." The salesman replies, "I can’t do that until we’ve discussed some factors." Mark realizes that this salesman does not want to sell him the car straight up. He leaves.At the next dealership, Mark walks in, identifies the car he wants, and a salesman asks him if he’s interested. "Yes," Mark replies. "I want it at the listed price; go ahead and prepare the deal." The salesman flounders for just a moment, but then realizes who he is dealing with, and goes and prepares the papers. Mark is used to tactics of persuasion and manipulation, and he was able to defend himself from being used.Some may object to this type of subject matter being discussed. They might purport that this is not a well-researched area of psychological study. You might also have preconceived notions about dark psychology and how these elements are addressed in everyday life. However, you must not worry. This audiobo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jordan Blom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163306/bk_acx0_163306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel of corruption, deceit, and dishonor, Trust opens in small-town America in the long hot summer of 1967. There, psychopathic ex-basketball star Earl Beale - now a used-car salesman after being jailed for corruption - is indulging in a little profitable extra-curricular activity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004096/bk_adbl_004096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Darlene loves her husband but his ignorance about cars has left her at the mercy of a mechanic she doesn't know if she can trust. Meanwhile, Susan may need to dump her boyfriend before his "lazy shifting" croaks her Miata. Also, Richard is planning a road trip in a '64 Dodge Dart and wants to know what spare parts he should bring along – although he might do better with a spare car; Dick's van needs a new alternator every time the seasons change; and, will Tom and Ray actually give helpful advice to a used car salesman? Find out, this, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 18, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/170318/rt_cart_170318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Robin is racked with guilt after taking her Corolla to the dealer for its 30,000-mile service, rather than her trusty mechanic. Should she 'fess up before her mechanic notices there's someone else's grease under the hood? Elsewhere, Wendy's mechanic is so baffled by her Golf's noise that he's consulted a Ouija board; Dee tried to get rid of his truck's noise by driving it into the side of a car; and Amy's husband is brilliant at everything – except keeping his car on the right side of the road. Also, should Scott listen to his uncle's advice and disconnect the odometer on his Accord? (Do we need to mention that Scott's uncle is a used-car salesman?) All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: April 26, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140426/rt_cart_140426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The hands-down highlight of many a Car Talk episode, Daniel Pinkwater is responsible for some of the all-time greatest moments of the program's storied history on public radio. Whether discussing man's best friend (but worst passenger) or searching for the perfect vehicle for those who are "horizontally challenged", Pinkwater keeps Tom and Ray in stitches along with the show's far-flung audience. The latest time-wasting Car Talk collection features the official designation of the Pinkwater seating standard, the strange case of the motorhead boyfriend, the presentation of the first Car Talk Peace Prize, Stump the Chumps, a puzzler from the Lying Used Car Salesman series, a stirring recitation from a BMW owner's manual, a discussion of puking pooches, and more. It's four perfectly good hours of laughter and conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000996/bk_high_000996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Sasha learned a new recipe for dealing with a radiator leak--add black pepper and eggs. Did this combo save his engine, or at least provide brunch while he waited for a tow truck? Elsewhere, does Chip need to resort to "tailpipe diplomacy," in the form of a cherry bomb, to get his neighbors to stop warming up their cars for 20 minutes every morning? Also, Bill and his wife are looking for a $700 car that makes them look eccentric rather than cheap; Jennifer's good deal on a used Volvo may not have been so good; and can Tom in California adjust to his new life as a car salesman without succumbing to the white belt and shoes? All this, plus one tourist's eye-opening visit to Car Talk Plaza, and lots more. [Broadcast Date: May 17, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140517/rt_cart_140517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.