Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


The Big Two

Well, they're still using the Dodge Brothers in ads. But they're hired actors - like shopping mall Santas. It's an Italian-run operation now. Chrysler no longer exists. It's Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now - the...

All Fired Up About Tesla

Maybe you saw the YouTube video of a Tesla electric car going up in smoke? I was tempted to write something about it, but decided against. Reason? I don’t see battery fire...

Another $200 “For The Children”

Well, here we go - again. You can expect your next new car to cost at least another $160-$200 more than it otherwise would - now that back-up cameras are about...

Logan’s Run … on Four Wheels?

Maybe the biggest single negative about modern cars is this: When they reach a certain tipping point - about 12-15 years after they left the factory - fixing them is either...

Some Car Advice For The Non-Gearheaded

Cars are kind of unique in one important respect: Most of us have to have one, even if we don't have a clue how they work. We - most of us...

A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid?

Cheap gas is making hybrids seem like less of a deal. Which in turn is making them harder to sell. Which is tough nuts for those trying to sell them - but could...

Dealing With Roadside Emergencies

I know cars - and how to fix cars (sometimes)...  but my wife doesn't. Probably a lot of families are "mixed" like this. It does my wife no good to know I...

Ethanol Anecdote

If you own an older car, be advised. The high ethanol-content "gas" in use today can cause problems when fed to engines not made to use it. Not so much burn...

The Hate List

The big things, they've fixed. You know . . .  brand-new cars that won't start - or stall out at the worst possible moment (like in the middle of a busy intersection)....

The $41k Fiasco…

How much crack, exactly, has GM been smoking? Last week, it was announced that the much-anticipated 2011 Volt electric car will be arriving at Chevy dealers this fall - and that it...
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