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Reader Question: Ram 1500 Thoughts?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Rick asks: I found out yesterday that my 2008 Ford F150 is pretty much done for. I was informed by my mechanic that...

The Unnatural Automatic

In the FX series, The Strain, there is a character who is not quite human and not quite vampire. He battles the vampires on behalf of the humans. He is Mr....

Reader Question: Used Oil?

Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply!  TOF asks: I like to change my own oil but it's becoming difficult to find a place to hand off the old oil...

Reader Question: Underhood Screech?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Susan asks: I have an '08 Saturn Aura with a problem I wanted to get your opinion about. There is a loud screeching...

Reader Question: Is My Transmission a Goner?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Susie writes: On the way home from work the other day in my 2010 Crown Victoria I began to notice what feels like...

The Fix It to Value Ratio

Probably the single best thing about modern cars is how long they last and how little trouble they usually give while they last. Until they break. And then it’s often time to...

The Rising Cost of Entry Level

There is some good news. The chief piece of it being that on an inflation-adjusted basis, the typical $15,000 or so brand-new economy car - something like a Nissan Versa ($14,830) or...

The Worst New Car Feature?

I was asked by a reader which new car feature is "the worst." This one's tough - like choosing between Hitler and Stalin. On the one hand, you have absurdly complex drivetrains...

Reader Question: What is the One Thing to Avoid?

Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kasey asks: You've written several columns about questionable new car features but I'm wondering whether one stands out above the rest - and...

The Used Car Market is Crashing But Another is Booming

Well, that headline needs a qualifier. The private sale used car market is crashing. Very few people are buying that way, though information about this is being suppressed by not separating out...
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