Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


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

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...

The Cheap Drive

I wrote the other day about stepping off the debt escalator. About the freedom that comes with not having to make payments. Car payments in particular. For every dollar you pay,...

SkyDiving Without a Parachute

Given how expensive traffic tickets are, it’s amazing so many people won’t buy a good radar detector. Unlike the car you’re driving, it actually is an investment - and not just...

Things Cars Ought to Have… But Don’t

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...

Changing Oil Too Soon – or Too Late?

Knowing when it’s time to change the oil in a regularly driven car is easy - the car’s manufacturer provides specific time and mileage intervals. They are right there in your owner's...

Avoiding Problems With Newish Cars

You might be thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid having to deal with some of the things that come with new cars, like it or not...

Trannies . . .

Well, no - it’s not what you thought. This column isn’t about Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner. It is about your car’s transmission. About pros - and cons. And about how to...

On the Merits of Ugly Cars

Remember that song about making an ugly woman your wife so as to be happy for the rest of your life? It applies to cars just as much. Like the pretty girls, everyone...

Another Measure of How We’ve Been Gypped (and Fooled)

Before I write a new car review, I like to do some background research - which helps provide context and hopefully makes the published review informative. Well, I found some interesting...

Who’s to Blame When Air Bags Don’t “Save Lives”?

Toyota just announced a recall of more than 650,000 cars  - for potential problems with the air bags. "Improperly manufactured propellant wafers could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger...
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