What's the white crud on my spark plugs caused by?

11.01.2004

My husband insists that the white crud that he finds deposited on the spark plugs of my Camry are the result of using any gasoline other than his favorite brand I do use name-brand gasoline but I tend to stop...

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Car Recommendations for College-Aged Twins

11.01.2004

Tom and Ray counsel parents who have offered to buy cars for thier college-aged twins. The criteria: safe, reliable and not nicer than what the parents drive.

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Did this car's safety features perform as intended during a serious accident?

11.01.2004

I was involved in a very serious accident a month ago An -wheeler hit me from behind and sandwiched me into a van in front of me The entire front end of my car Cadillac Eldorado was smashed in yet...

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When do you put money into a high-mileage car?

11.01.2004

When do you put money into a high-mileage car I have a Toyota Previa that has miles The car is still in fairly good shape provided you don't need an air conditioner or working front struts My question is how...

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What's with all the SUV hate?

11.01.2004

You mentioned in a recent column that you are often critical of people who don't need SUVs or other behemoth trucks but buy them anyway I consider you two to be reasonably intelligent but what's with this liberal wackiness Isn't...

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Don't work under a vehicle unless it is supported by jack stands.

11.01.2004

I just read your recent article on jack capacity and feel you left out a very important safety issue which I learned in auto mechanics in high school many years ago DO NOT WORK UNDER A VEHICLE UNLESS IT IS...

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What do you know about the Hyundai Santa Fe?

11.01.2004

Here's my dilemma I'm a fun sporty active -year-old mom of three I've been driving a minivan for years now and I need a change I'm interested in the smaller sport utility vehicles and recently test-drove a Hyundai Santa Fe...

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Continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

11.01.2004

What is CVT or continuously variable transmission I am thinking about getting a new car and I am looking at the Mini Cooper But I only know how to drive an automatic and I can't find anyone who will teach...

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2003-04 Honda CR-Vs are at risk of catching fire during an oil change...if your mechanic is sloppy.

11.01.2004

I was pretty freaked out recently to learn that more than -' Honda CR-Vs had caught fire after their first oil change I own a I called my dealership and the service manager gave me a story about fly-by-night oil-change...

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