Does a car deserve a name? And if so, should it be male, or female? And, come to think of it… do people who name their cars actually take better care of them?
Those were the profound questions we contemplated this week on Car Talk – all thanks to Robert in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, who found out, much to his dismay, that his new used truck was named “Mark”! You can hear the call right here.
We argued that cars, as soulless mechanical devices, hardly merited names. And, as Ray pointed out, he'd seen many a car with a name arrive at the garage looking like, well, an unmitigated trash heap!
But, we're eager to hear from you. What do you think? Are we wrong? Share your comments, below. Thanks!
Tom and Ray
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers