Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Tips/Advice


People Aren’t Buying . . . Here’s Why

New car sales are down - again - for the seventh month in a row. Which means they've been slipping all year long so far. The last time it was this...

A Bit Less for Luca

Insurance against potential damage usually costs more in actual damage - to your wallet. The insurance company is betting on this being true. Insurance - from the perspective of the insurance company...

The Weekly Oil Change

Most cars only need their oil changed after many thousands of miles of driving. My lawn mower gets its oil changed every time I “drive” - actually, push - it. Not changed,...

Reader Question: Daily Driver “Classic” Recommends?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sean asks: Earlier this year you answered a question from me about a manual transmission car for my son to learn on (he...

Reader Question: Keep Jeep?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Joe asks: My question regards a 2003 Jeep grand Cherokee. I bought it used a few years ago with 122,000 miles on it....

Perpetual Payments

New cars are becoming so unaffordable people are going to subscribe to them in the future. The idea is perpetual payments - for everything. The car, plus insurance and maintenance - all...

Car Buying Counsel for a Teenager

Kid I know is contemplating something he shouldn't be thinking about doing at this point in his life - and it has nothing to do with girls. He is thinking about buying...

Supply-Demand Disconnect?

The price paid for the average new car continues to climb - it's about $34,000 now - but sales of new cars are declining. This seems cognitively dissonant. Or at least, economically...

Don’t Fall For This One

People are - understandably - terrified of any correspondence that looks like it's from the government since it usually means something bad and something you can’t avoid. Scammers have glommed on...

The Buzzers Cars Don’t Have – But Probably Should

Most new cars have warning buzzers for half a dozen different things. Just not for the important things. Like, for instance, total loss of engine coolant. A friend told me her car’s heater...
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