Flashing lights to get someone to pull over: acceptable or rude?

05.01.2002

My boyfriend and I are having an argument about people who roar up behind you and flash their lights frantically until you pull over so they can zoom by I think this is rude and he thinks it's perfectly acceptable...

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Our Lousy Column finally did someone some good.

05.01.2002

I saw your recent column on car fires I am a fire investigator for the city of Lynnwood Wash Earlier this year I had to investigate a fire in a Toyota Celica A mechanic neglected to replace the oil fill...

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I you could have one of these new cars -- a Mercedes E320 or a Jaguar XJ8 -- which would you choose?

05.01.2002

If you had a choice between a new Mercedes E or a new Jaguar XJ and you planned to keep the car for at least years which would you guys choose and why Money is burning a hole in my...

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My car was sprinkled with debris from 9/11. What should I focus on cleaning to sell it?

05.01.2002

Our Chevy Cavalier was parked on the street where we live about eight blocks from the World Trade Center on Sept The car was covered with a light coating of dust -- but not inundated like the cars right next...

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On behalf of female customers: Enough with the "honey", "sweetie", and "darlin'" routine!

05.01.2002

On behalf of women around the world I would like to voice a frustration I feel about my regular trips to the mechanic I know a lot of mechanics read your column I thought about taking out an ad or...

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Lexus, aka Toyota, dances around poor engine design by talking about "oil gelling".

05.01.2002

My wife owns a Lexus RX Recently we received a letter from Lexus on the subject of engine oil gelling The following is an exact quote from the letter Engine oil gelling occurs when old dirty oil becomes thick and...

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Could a flame-thrower built into a tailpipe solve tailgating problems once and for all?

05.01.2002

I have a solution to the tailgating problem I've heard that you can make flames shoot out of your exhaust pipe by drilling a hole and putting a spark plug a few inches from the end Then by connecting it...

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What's better for tire repair: plugging or patching?

05.01.2002

Whenever I find a pesky nail in my tire I take it to a service station or tire store and have them plug it A friend of mine told me I should have an internal patch installed instead because a...

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Should this water pump be replaced?

05.01.2002

I am years old I need to use my car every day to visit my husband at the nursing home I know nothing about cars My dealer takes pretty good care of me because he knows my situation He said...

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