Looking for sexy replacement for my minivan. What about an Audi?

10.01.2003

I'm a business owner and a mom who has been driving a ' Honda Odyssey since our daughter was born because it was a practical choice Now I'm earning some money and want a sexier car but I can't decide...

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Will holding the wheel at "lock" damage the power steering on my new VW Passat?

10.01.2003

I just bought a VW Passat and actually read the owner's manual I'm curious about its comments on power steering The manual claims that holding the steering wheel at lock for more than seconds could damage the power-steering unit I...

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Why do rotors need turning when brake pads get replaced?

10.01.2003

In your column about breaking in brake pads you said that the pads need to be broken in so that they match the grooves and ridges from the previous say miles of stopping That makes perfect sense to me So...

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Could I use my Honda Civic to tow a small trailer over the Sierra Nevada mountains?

10.01.2003

Help I'm going back to school and the stuff I need want to take won't all fit into my car My friends say I should rent a trailer I'm concerned that my car will be ruined by the effort of...

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Why are minivans a better alternative to SUVs?

10.01.2003

My wife and I recently took the Do You Need an SUV quiz on your Web site The results gave us some alternative suggestions including minivans and compact SUVs My wife asked Why are minivans any better than SUVs They're...

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Who can I call to vent about my Dodge Grand Caravan?

10.01.2003

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan with miles which I bought new So far it has needed -- all under warranty -- a new air-conditioning compressor new seals and a pump in the transmission and a new electric control panel...

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If you bought new cars and sealed them for years, would they eventually be good investments?

10.01.2003

I was looking at the prices of vintage cars today and a question came to mind If a person were to invest in three new cars today and store them hermetically sealed for years would that be a good investment...

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Discolored coolant? We're betting it's colored with either rust or oil.

10.01.2003

My mother recently bought a used Daewoo Nubira It looked shiny and new and it ran pretty well When we inspected the engine compartment we noticed that the coolant was brown and had an awful smell to it I recommended...

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Tips for accurately adjusting your side and rear view mirrors.

10.01.2003

About six months ago you talked about adjusting the outside rearview mirrors by placing the driver's head against the driver's window then leaning toward the center of the car to adjust the passenger-side mirror I tried this and indeed it...

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