Monday, November 18, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Before You Go Old . . .

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense - and Big Brother-ish - aspects of owning a new car. These are...

How Technology Killed Toyota

Toyota's troubles with run-amok cars is apparently related somehow to the drive-by-wire throttle control used in models like the Prius hybrid. With drive-by-wire, there is no physical connection between the gas pedal...

Mike Valentine Responds

About a week ago, I did an article (here) about my V1 radar detector being triggered not by police radar but by the radar (and laser) signals emanating from many new...

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 Pros – and Cons – of Keyless Car Keys

Many new cars don't come with keys. At least, not a traditional physical key that goes into an ignition switch that you then turn to start the engine. Instead, you get...

Do You Speak Used?

"Used" is the international language of the used car salesman.  Those fluent in Used can decipher the critical modifers that sellers use to convey subtle details about the condition of the vehicle...

No More Nitro … But, Hello Dart!

Chrysler is throwing two of its slow-sellers in the woods - the Dodge Caliber and its over-reachingly named cousin, the Dodge Nitro. Will they be missed? Not by Chrysler. Or Chrysler's new...

When it Snows…

I've done a lot of driving in all kinds of different conditions, from the sublime to the brutal, in thousands of different types of vehicles -everything from a UAZ Soviet military...

Old Bike Oil Change: Step by Step

Owning a vintage bike is great - but there's a catch. Many dealers won't work on a bike that's more than about ten years old (let alone 20 or 30) and...

Keep it … or Ditch it?

A solid-running used car - a paid-for car - is almost as good as gold these days. Unlike new cars - whose value drops almost as soon as you sign the...
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