Friday, October 15, 2021
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Government Assistance, Sort Of . . .

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The government occasionally does us a service, but always inadvertently. One such being that modern vehicles can go longer in between oil changes, tune-ups, coolant changes and other basic maintenance. This...

Reader Question: Changing Wheels?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Mike asks: I have an Acura MDX with 18 inch wheels and the ride is firmer than I'd like. I have been told...

Reader Question: Radar Detectors Still Worth It?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kristin asks: Is it still worth getting a radar detector given how many cops use Instant On to peg "speeders"? My understanding is...

Reader Question: 90,000 Mile Service – or a New Car?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sandy asks:I own a 2008 Honda Pilot, bought new, zero problems and no problems lurking that I am aware of. Called dealer and...

A Manual . . . If You Can Find One!

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Subaru sent me another 2021 Crosstrek to drive this week because the car I was supposed to get became indisposed for some reason.  I've already reviewed this little Soobie (here) so...

Reader Question: Mechanically Injected Diesels?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Craig asks: You said in a past post that '90s-era Rams were highly desired trucks and you went on to mention the mechanical...

Reader Question: Highlander Engines?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! David asks: Do you have any recommendations regarding the difference in the dependability of the 2.7 L four or the 3.5 L six,...

Reader Question: ’98 Benz eKey Issue?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! David asks: I Recently purchased a 1998 Mercedes E300. It has 177K miles on the odometer. It was owned by a man who...

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...

Reader Question: Coolant Control Valve Technology?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Big Grey asks: What do you think about replacing the old thermostat device in engines with the new Coolant Control Valve technology? I...
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