Should I use cruise control all the time to improve gas mileage?

11.01.2003

I have a new Acura MDX with a display that shows the average mileage I get per gallon The computer can evidently drive the car more efficiently than I can because I get the best mileage when using cruise control...

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When running the AC condensation builds up until there is a puddle on my floor.

11.01.2003

I have a Honda Accord with miles When I run the air conditioning condensation quickly builds up in the ventilation system and drips water onto the floor mats and feet of both driver and passenger I'm guessing there is a...

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A 1957 DeSoto would make an excellent restoration candidate...and souvenir.

11.01.2003

I'm an Army warrant officer in northern Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom All of my colleagues want the usual Iraqi Army war trophies bayonets helmets protective masks etc Well I thought of something more original I want to...

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How to tell if catastrophic engine failure was caused by a defective filter.

11.01.2003

My son was driving his Mitsubishi Eclipse on the highway when the engine failed catastrophically The oil filter blew off and oil spewed all over the highway He had it towed to the nearest dealer who insists it should not...

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If you are actually going to drive off-road, a truck-based SUV is best.

11.01.2003

As a biologist I drive off-road throughout the United States and Mexico My four-wheel-drive Toyota Tacoma gets terrible mileage but I have a motorcycle for my everyday non-work vehicle so the mileage isn't a daily concern However in a moment...

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Is a front-wheel drive car with anti-lock brakes safer than an all-wheel drive car without ABS?

11.01.2003

My girlfriend who lives in Maine insists that her all-wheel-drive Subaru is safer in the snow than my Buick LeSabre with front-wheel drive I maintain that my Buick has anti-lock brakes which makes it safer than her car Who is...

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Why is my car so sluggish on the hills?

11.01.2003

My company recently moved and I now have to drive a hilly highway every day The drive is pleasant no traffic but my Honda Civic has a very hard time with the hills I find I have to downshift to...

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What to do if the accelerator pedal sticks to the floor?

11.01.2003

A friend was recently in an automobile accident when her accelerator pedal stuck on the Ford she was driving It made me think about what a person should do in that circumstance to stop the car in a safe manner...

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