Tag: marital advice

21 Posts

Feb 01, 2007

Will roll-starting cause any damage to Michael's Honda Fit-- or his marriage, for that matter? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I sometimes roll-start our new Honda Fit. My wife didn't care when I did this to our old '91 Civic, but she claims it hurts the new car. My wife says her father taught her that roll-starting is only for...

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is spending thousands of dollars on a new transmission wise for a car with 300k miles
Nov 01, 2006

Why on earth should Alison let her husband sink $3,000 into a car with 300,000 miles?

Dear Car Talk

My husband has a 1992 Nissan Maxima with almost 300,000 miles on it. He has taken rather good care of it and kept up all the regular maintenance. However, it now needs a new transmission. He wants to spend the $2,000-$3,000 that...

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Nov 01, 2002

Do I have to downshift through every gear while making a routine stop? Only if you want a happy wife.

Dear Car Talk

I recently moved to France adventure No got married adventure No and have subsequently begun driving adventure No my wife's Renault adventure No Without getting into French driving habits my wife regularly yells at me because when I stop the...

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Jun 01, 1998

Is the short distance garage sale driving ruining our car?

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I have a Nissan Sentra with miles on it My wife is kind of stingy with our expenses and attends a lot of garage sales on Saturday mornings Typically she wakes up about in the morning and...

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Jan 01, 1998

Which do you want to last longer: your transmission or your marriage?

Dear Car Talk

OK I've had it My soon-to-be-wife has a commercial driver's license and assumes that she knows a lot about driving Well she does but this is something I can't understand Her car is a Escort with automatic transmission She insists...

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Aug 01, 1997

Your wife DOES sound like a terrible driver, but your marriage comes first.

Dear Car Talk

I have no car problem My wife Elaine is the problem She has many driving quirks I'll name the three I consider most annoying The speed limit on our road is mph She goes the moment she gets to the...

marital advice

Oct 01, 1995

Does moving my electric seat with the engine turned off drain my car's battery?

Dear Car Talk

Before I start my car I move the electric seat forward so I can reach the gas pedal My boyfriend screams at me constantly and informs me that I am killing the battery this way Please am I doing something...

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Sep 01, 1995

Dr. Ruth weighs in on how to keep your husband from being too obsessed with his "hard body".

Dear Car Talk

My husband has a Nissan Hard body truck I don't know what a hard body is but he likes talking about it The truck has been great with only one problem--the red paint oxidizes terribly Therefore my husband spends hours...

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Apr 01, 1993

Some high octane advice for this husband.

Dear Car Talk

My wife Janet I had always believed loved me Which is precisely why I was always allowed to have your radio show on in the house despite her objection Otherwise you two gentlemen would have been relegated to where my...

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Apr 01, 1991

Shifting without the clutch is like catching a baseball in your teeth.

Dear Car Talk

After reading your response to the recent letter about the downshifting debate I was forced to concede defeat to my wife She has always followed your advice not to downshift when coasting to a stop despite my criticism teeth gnashing...

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