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Tips/Advice


Ubering is a Bad Idea

How does anyone make money using their car as a taxi? Well, we’re not supposed to use that word, for openers. It’s ride-sharing. That’s just a dodge, of course. And there’s nothing...

Time to Throw it in the Woods?

When does it no longer make economic sense to pay for new repairs to an old car? When is it time, in other words, to throw it in the woods  -...

Comfortably Afford – vs. “Afford”

How much can you afford to spend? This is the first thing and the most important thing you should think about before you get serious about shopping for a car - whether new...

No More Compact Trucks… For US

Here's the first known victim of the latest CAFE (government fuel efficiency) increase to 35.5 MPG: The compact pick-up truck. And the American truck buyer. Ok, that's two victims. I've just discovered...

Time to Chuck it?

There comes a time when it's time to cut your losses. When it no longer makes economic sense to pay for new repairs to an old car. The hard part is...

If Things Are So Swell . . .

A canary may have just keeled over. Not in the coal mine - but in the stock market. Shares of Ford - healthiest of the Big Three automakers - are down...

Lincoln’s Future: Is There One?

Back in the mid-'90s, Lincoln was riding high. Ford's primo brand was actually outselling GM's Cadillac division, which at the time was purveyor of stolid starter caskets to the AARP crowd....

Reader Question: Diesel Pick-ups?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Kenn asks: I recently bought a house with some land on the edge of town. I am looking for an older used truck...

Reader Question: Daily Driver “Classic” Recommends?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sean asks: Earlier this year you answered a question from me about a manual transmission car for my son to learn on (he...

85 MPH: Almost a Speed Limit

On a stretch of road near Austin, Texas there is an actual speed limit. Or at least, close to one. You can drive up to 85 MPH on  Texas Highway 130 -...
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