Monday, November 18, 2019
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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...

Post-Warranty Warranties . . .

The first thing to know about any car warranty is that it's basically a bet. But is it a good one . . . for you? The issuer is like the guy running...

Free at Last . . . And Headed to a VW Dealer Near You

A four-wheeled Shawshank Redemption is under way. About 240,000 wrongfully convicted diesel-powered VWs are about to be paroled. The doors of their cells open; the harsh light causes them to blink...

New Cars and Ex-Wives . . .

Modern cars are like ex-wives. They’re not all bad. The problem is that the good is often outweighed by the bad. Which is made tragic by the fact that it didn't...

The Slightly Not New Car … its Pros and Cons

One way to get a discount on a new car is to buy one that isn’t exactly. These are dealer demonstrator cars - demos, in the lingo of the car business. Most...

Special Oil for Specialized Vehicles

Here's a quick video about changing oil - and which oil to change it with - if you own a speciality vehicle such as a high-performance motorcycle or a vintage car...
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