Ugliest Car Contest: The results are in!

05.01.2005

The people have spoken and what they've said is, "Yecch!"

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Does "acid in the coolant" a reasonable diagnosis for a car with only 30,000 miles on it?

05.01.2005

We recently had our family's Honda Odyssey in for the -mile service at a Phoenix Honda dealer During the visit the service adviser counseled us that the coolant system contained acid and would require a complete flushing at a cost...

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Are hybrids really only worth it for city driving?

05.01.2005

I'm considering buying a hybrid car but someone recently told me that because I do a lot of highway driving I will not get nearly the mileage promised in the ads The reason I was given is that on the...

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Are the "low" gears on automatic transmissions ever really useful?

05.01.2005

You lugheads -- and I mean that in a good way -- keep talking about the proper way to drive a manual transmission.

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Hey Tom & Ray: Where's your love for American cars?

05.01.2005

I am a great fan of your column and that is probably why I get myself into so much trouble. I have been noticing that you answer foreign-car questions more often than American-car questions.

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If a car is "drinking" coolant by the gallon, the news is probably going to be bad.

05.01.2005

I have a Volvo Wagon that is drinking all of its coolant I can't drive more than a few miles before all the coolant is gone. Then the heater gives out and the car overheats I haven't noticed any leaks...

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Come on you guys I just read your most recent...

05.01.2005

Come on you guys I just read your most recent column about buying a new car I sell cars for a living Although I realize everyone wants that good deal out there why do you advise people that the dealer...

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Any tips for parking a not-so-mini minivan in the garage?

05.01.2005

I have just leased a Toyota Sienna van The outside width including the side mirrors is inches. The inside width of my single-stall garage door is inches.

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How safe can hydrogen fuel really be?

05.01.2005

I have been wondering about the safety of hydrogen fuel cells and the cars that plan to use them.

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