Friday, December 3, 2021
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Before You Go Old . . .

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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...

Know Your Cop

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Traffic cops are becoming ever more dangerous to our wallets - and all-too-often, our persons. Since we can't properly defend ourselves against their depredations, avoidance is therefore becoming all the more...

Fixing vs. Buying

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One of the reasons - probably the main reason - people buy a new car is because their old car has gotten to the point that it is costing them too...

Thank Uncle For The New (and $40k) COP-Spec Taurus SHO

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It's getting harder to pick out cop cars in a crowd - and very soon, it's going to get much harder still. Also, a lot more expensive for us - ticket-wise...

Oil Change Pratfalls

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Changing a car’s oil is pretty simple - so it’s surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by “professionals”  . . . who actually aren’t. See that part above about “simple.” Many places...

Guerrilla Car Buying

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It’s never been easier to buy a new car; the harder part is not paying too much for it. "Easy" financing obscures how much you’re really paying, by spreading out the...

$5 Gas This Summer?

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The way things are going,  gas prices will probably top $5 a gallon this summer. We may be lucky if it stops there. Some industry experts, including former Shell CEO John...

How “Safety” Requirements Make Your Car Less Actually Safe

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The government enacts laws - or issues regulatory fatwas - requiring that new cars comply with various "safety" standards. Ironically, the result of these standards - in terms of vehicle design...

Small vs. Big: Some Pros . . . and Cons

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If you're trying to decide whether to buy a bigger - or smaller - car, you might want to consider some of the following pros and cons: * Small cars usually...

Things Cars Ought to Have… But Don’t

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I've ranted about stuff new cars come with that seem over-the-top, unnecessary - stupid, even. The obnoxious back-up buzzer in the Toyota Prius hybrid, for instance. Headlights that stay on all...
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