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It's not only unsafe to coast with your engine off, it's illegal.

10.01.1994

I really enjoy your column and have learned a lot over many years reading it I have a Toyota Tercel with a standard transmission I am on social security so I'm trying to save every penny I can I...

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When is it no longer feasible reasonable prudent or intelligent to continue paying repair costs on an aging vehicle?

10.01.1994

When is it no longer feasible reasonable prudent or intelligent to continue paying repair costs on an aging vehicle Car in question Buick Regal with an oil leak faulty transmission poor brakes...

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Is it paranoid to keep doors locked while driving?

10.01.1994

I'm hoping you can settle a disagreement My fiancee thinks I am being excessively paranoid for wanting the car doors locked while driving I say that with car-jackings and random stop light robberies...

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Can I shift into Drive while coasting in Reverse...without first braking to a stop?

10.01.1994

I have a Dodge with an automatic transmission When I put it into Reverse and back it onto the street from my drive way I shift it into Drive while the car is still rolling backwards My dad tells me...

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I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During...

10.01.1994

I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During a recommended change of antifreeze at the dealer's I asked to purchase a new cigarette lighter for the dash The mechanic experience...

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The brakes went out on my new Dodge Intrepid after only 400 miles!

10.01.1994

I picked up a new Dodge Intrepid on Tuesday and on Saturday with miles driven the brakes went out Of course when the dealer picked up the car and checked the brake system nothing was wrong and no...

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How to leave your manual transmission when you park it.

10.01.1994

I love to drive a manual transmission car However I've always received conflicting information on how to leave my car when I park it One ex-boyfriend clueless told me to leave it in Reverse and not...

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I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs...

10.01.1994

I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs great If I drive it only miles a year using unleaded premium am I harming the engine When I ask old-car people at shows the answers are about...

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Who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank?

10.01.1994

Could you please print the name and photograph of the engineer or bureaucrat who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank I want to see what that moron looks like and I want to...

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I read your response to Lucie the elderly lady who...

09.01.1994

I read your response to Lucie the elderly lady who wanted to know if she should start her car and let it run for a few minutes a day in the winter to keep it in good shape You told...

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