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#0829: Max and the Schnauzer

Original Air Date: 07.19.2008

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This week on Car Talk, it's the infamous story of Max and the dead schnauzer. Talk about above and beyond mechanic service. Meanwhile, can Amy convince her husband that she should drive the car? Fake illness of course! Nothing like a bad case of the pukes to put her behind the drivers seat. And Ray shares his tales of weatherproofing his butt. All that on this week's barking good hour of Car Talk.

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    Nobody could tell it like Max

    by dbaxendell

    A only slightly car related tale of a car dealer going through great pains to do the right thing, while being punished every step of the way. Warning - do not try to tell this story! Max's accent is half the fun.

    Favorite Moment: Max finding the dead dog

    max

    by mlallbrandt

    outstanding

    Favorite Moment: Das ist nicht mein hund!

    THE DOG THAT SCARED THE STUFFING OUT OF MAX

    by mrprintman

    VERY VERY FUNNY, I'D SAY HYSTERICAL. IF I COULD SPELL IT. I'D BUY A CAR FROM MAX ANYTIME.

    Favorite Moment: MAX WAS THE BEST

    You guys were taken!

    by Anonymous

    I first heard a "true" story about replacing a dead dog with a live one -- except the dog had been traveling in the hold of an airliner -- maybe years ago. I'm surprised you guys believed Max and gave it so much airtime!

    Favorite Moment: Knowing from almost the very beginning that the story was a fake.

    Sorry - just one more thing

    by Ruisseau

    Actually, the real question here is, since Max has been "in the business" for 20 years, does he know anyone in California who deals the way he does? Where can I get a fabulous deal on a new car???

    waste of time for old joke

    by teacher2050

    I was very disappointed that 15 minutes of air time was wasted on a joke so old it's toothless and bald. Keep your regular format, please.

    Favorite Moment: When Max stopped talking.

    unbelievable

    by Anonymous

    I love Car Talk, but hated the Max story. Too much time wasted on this caller and his unbelievable tale.

    Favorite Moment: Petroleum jelly story was funny, as was the absent minded professor driving on the wrong side of the road.

    I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.

    by Christian Beckler

    Max needs to be on stage. At first, I thought this was a "plant" or an actor that was going to be revealed later. I could sit and listen to him tell stories for hours.

    Favorite Moment: When he finds out it was costing him $75.00 a week to feed the dog.

    Max & the Schnauzer

    by Anonymous

    The Max & the Schnauzer segment was great. People who didn't give this 4 wrenches are mensches.

    Favorite Moment: See my review.

    funny story - great story-teller

    by Anonymous

    Being from San Diego, after hearing this story, I was ready to drive up and pick up this dog. Not only was this a funny story, but such a great story teller. It made my drive to Carlsbad a pure pleasure. Thank you. Jeannie

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