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Subprime on Wheels

It’s a good time to be a repo man. . . again. Lots of business picking up used cars people’ve stopped making payments on. According to S&P Global Ratings and an article in...

Politically Incorrect Teenager Driver Tips

What type of car is a good choice for a teenaged driver? I get asked this a lot. Everyone's got an opinion. Here's mine: * Avoid giving your teen an underpowered car. This may...

How “Safety” Requirements Make Your Car Less Actually Safe

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...

The Ancient Debate: To Buy New . . . Or Used?

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a new car. . . and just as many good reasons to buy a used one. Also, there are some not-so-great things about buying...

So Easy Even a Caveman Can Do It…

Oil changes are still pretty simple. But easy is another thing. If you haven’t done one in awhile - to a new car - you might be surprised by how much...

The Four-Wheeled FRN

A used car is an unknown car. Even with receipts it’s hard to know for sure whether required maintenance was done - and done correctly. That second part being the intangible part. A...

The Good – and the Bad – About New Cars

Just like our marriages, nothing's perfect about cars - whether they are new cars or old cars. Here are a few things about new cars that are both good and bad: Tire...

Cars, Cops, Traffic Stops – and CHPs

Trigger-happy, over-aggressive cops are - unfortunately - a reality. Which is why it's probably a good idea to get your concealed handgun permit (CHP) if you carry a gun with you...

Goodbye, V-8s. Maybe This Time, For Good

V-8s are on the way out - again. The first mass extinction occurred circa late 1970s/early '80s - as a result of the first round of the government fuel economy edicts...

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter . . .

A reader asked me about dealing with the known-to-be-dangerous - the defective - air bag in her vehicle. Since there are more than 40 million vehicles "affected," her questions - and...
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