Tag: hate mail

15 Posts

Dec 12, 2012

Just Calm Down: A Fan's Plea to Tom and Ray

Staff Blog

Car Talk hears from a listener who wishes Tom and Ray would just stop laughing.

hate mail

Feb 08, 2012

Quit Picking on Art History Students!

Staff Blog

One Art History major has had enough of Tom and Ray's antics.

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why do the car talk guys answer so many more questions about foreign cars
May 01, 2005

Hey Tom & Ray: Where's your love for American cars?

Dear Car Talk

I am a great fan of your column and that is probably why I get myself into so much trouble. I have been noticing that you answer foreign-car questions more often than American-car questions.

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is it judgmental to hate on suvs
Nov 01, 2004

What's with all the SUV hate?

Dear Car Talk

You mentioned in a recent column that you are often critical of people who don't need SUVs or other behemoth trucks but buy them anyway I consider you two to be reasonably intelligent but what's with this liberal wackiness Isn't...

hate mail SUVs

are school buses safe vehicles
Jun 01, 2003

The school bus industry takes offence at our assertion that school buses are bad for roadtrips.

Dear Car Talk

Boy am I disappointed I really enjoy you guys and I always thought you knew a lot about cars Since I know next to nothing about cars this is a leap of faith on my part But after reading your...

commercial vehicles safety hate mail

Apr 01, 2002

Tom and Ray retract: some cruise control systems DO have the ability to slow a car going down hills.

Dear Car Talk

Usually your advice and comments are not only scintillating but also accurate Alas I am forced to come to the defense of the poor father-in-law you wrote about a few weeks ago He wanted to know if his cruise control...

cruise control hate mail

Jul 01, 1997

The owner of a brake shop is hot under the collar after Tom & Ray recommend using factory brake pads on a Nissan.

Dear Car Talk

I own a Porsche and a subscription to my newspaper It's the newspaper I'm having trouble with Judy wrote to you a while back with squealing brakes on her Nissan ZX She had just had Wagner pads put in and...

hate mail brake pads aftermarket parts

Apr 01, 1997

One of those rare cases where both the dealer and the newspaper columnists were 100 percent correct.

Dear Car Talk

Sleazeball is the correct term to describe you guys In a recent column you told Kathy that was a fair price for a new ignition module on her Chevy Lumina The price of an ignition module is about in a...

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Jul 01, 1995

Don't call our Ford Escorts cheap!

Dear Car Talk

I am a steady reader of your column Recently you called the Ford Escort a cheap small noisy car I resent this Three of us here have Escorts--good gas mileage no problems comfortable We are very happy with our cheap...

hate mail Ford Escort

Jun 01, 1995

What do you always side with the ladies?

Dear Car Talk

You guys are always downgrading men when it comes to automotive knowledge You almost always publish incidents where the woman is right and the hubby or some other guy is wrong Are you guys afraid of women Rudy TOM No...

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