One of my car stereos had better taste in music than some of my friends. They would put a tape by a "popular" group in the player and it would eat it. Then I would painstakingly remove the tape, tie it to the antenna and drive to unfurl it. The deck didn't ever eat a TDK SA-C90 that I recall. My Naka and Technics home tape decks didn't ever eat one, but I generally would do the FF/REW on a different deck before playing to retension.