Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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    GM Cars That Deserved to Live

    Sometimes, the best comes last - and not in the nick of time. The Studebaker Avanti was one of these. Styled by automotive legend Raymond Loewy, the 1964 Avanti was a last-ditch...

    Keep it … or Ditch it?

    A solid-running used car - a paid-for car - is almost as good as gold these days. Unlike new cars - whose value drops almost as soon as you sign the...

    Can They Detect Your Radar Detector… ?

    The article I wrote a few weeks back about the value of buying (and using) a radar detector (http://ericpetersautos.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15792) prompted several replies pointing out that in Virginia and DC -  where...

    Don’t think you need a radar detector?

    It's been almost exactly two years since I bought my V1 radar detector. It's also been almost exactly two years since I last got a speeding ticket. Coincidence? More like a reprieve. No longer...

    So Your Car’s A Lemon… What Can You Do?

    This won't be easy. In the first place, it takes a lot for a car to be officially acknowledged as a "lemon" insofar as the law is concerned. You usually have to...

    Is Your Car Cop Bait?

    Racial profiling is a law-enforcement no-no, but "automotive profiling" is a going concern in every state across the land. Drive a bright-colored car, or an obviously sporty/performance car, and you dramatically increase...

    How to Change Oil & Filter

    Here's a nice little vide that shows you the basics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwJ0A...layer_embedded Here are a couple of things not discussed: * If you don't have access to a lift, you will probably need a floor...

    They Keep Making Cars Safer…

    But what about us? Air bags and crumple zones make a car more crashworthy. But they don't make it less likely we'll crash the car. That's still up to us, to a great...

    Can You Read a Sidewall?

    What do all those numbers (and letters) really mean? Here's a short primer on tire-related terminology  that should help you get to know your four friends a bit better: * Contact Patch -  As...

    New Cop Cars Blend Into The Crowd

    For decades, it has been pretty easy to visually pick out cop cars from the crowd. Even without a radar detector, alert drivers knew to slow down when they saw a Ford...
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