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Goodbye, V-8s. Maybe This Time, For Good

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V-8s are on the way out - again. The first mass extinction occurred circa late 1970s/early '80s - as a result of the first round of the government fuel economy edicts...

Hemi Horror Story

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The other day, I ran into a guy I know who owns a late model Dodge Ram pick-up with the 5.7 Hemi V8. The truck has just over 100k on the clock....

The “Hurricane Special”

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Over the next few months, there will be a large number of flood-damaged cars coming onto the used car market. They'll be thoroughly cleaned up and rehabbed to look ok at...

New Enough

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There's a sweet spot I'd like to tell you about. It's not a great place to eat - or the RPM at which an engine really starts to sing. I'm talking...

Other People’s Lemons….

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There's a lady I know - a neighbor - who was ready to junk an otherwise sound '90s-vintage Buick station wagon because one day it began to lose power while she...

Five Things to Consider Before You Buy a New Car

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Never buy a car on looks alone. A sexy shell may hide a rough ride - or seats that make your back ache after 15 minutes of driving. Just as you'd (hopefully) take...

Reader Question: Lowering Crosstrek?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mark asks: Per your great review I purchased a manual 2017 Crosstrek. Love it!  Everything you said. It's not a rocket ship but...

Try Not To Get All Fired Up . . .

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Forget about the American Express card - there are more important things the classic car owner should never leave home without. A portable fire extinguisher. Do you have one for your antique/special...

What They’re Not Telling You About New Cars

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Did you know that some (and soon, probably many) new cars don't rely entirely on an alternator to generate the electricity needed to run accessories and - critical thing - keep...

Don’t Ever Do This….

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Owner's manuals are like "Moby Dick" - we might have a copy someplace, but few of us ever made it through the whole thing. For those who didn't, here's a short...
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