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Retired Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

10.07.2014
Lana has been loyal to reliable, affordable cars her whole life. Now that she's retired, she's thinking about getting something a bit more fun but she's afraid the repair bills might send her into shock. Can Tom and Ray recommend something that fits the bill? 

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

09.19.2014
Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

Should Byr Buy a Former Rental?

07.24.2014
Today: Tom and Ray advise Byr who wants to know if it's a good idea to buy a used car from a rental agency. Tom and Ray say: sometimes. Find out which cars a buyer should avoid, right here.

Jeannie Needs a New Car: Husband Needs Convincing

05.20.2014
Jeannie's husband wants to keep their 2002 Toyota Sienna with 260,000 miles until it dies, but Jennie's worried she'll be the one driving it when it finally goes--and worse, she'll be on a lonely stretch of highway when it's 30 degrees below.Tom and Ray have lots of ideas for Jeannie, from rational economic and safety-based arguments to more underhanded means of persuasion. Read them all right here.

Americans Would Love to Swap Cars Like Cellphones

04.09.2014
Ideally, a new poll says, we'd trade in our cars every two years, in search of the latest technology. The reality, though, is that we're keeping them longer than ever -- an average of more than 11 years.

Buying a Used Prius? It Pays to Shop Around.

12.04.2013
Given the ironclad law of supply and demand, it pays to buy pre-owned hybrids and EVs in cities where they're not on everyone's shopping list.

How Much Will Raychel's Dream Car Cost Her?

08.06.2013
Raychel's uncle is selling his old Porsche 944S, and she wants to buy it. She's already decided it's her dream car, but she wants to know exactly what she's getting into. Tom and Ray tell her what to look out for before she decides to buy. 

Today: Best Car for a 16 Year Old Boy?

04.03.2013
16-year-old Alec is looking for his first car, so wrote to Tom and Ray hoping for guidance. What did he get instead? Dating advice. Are Tom and Ray qualified to weigh in on either of these subjects? Read and let us know what you think.

And the Right Car for an Aspiring Executive Is...

01.31.2013
Tom and Ray counsel Gareth, an  MBA student who wants to trade in his '98 Ford Ranger for something with a little more flash. Find out why they think a lowly student has no business buying a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo.

Today: Can Mary Settle for Four Cylinders?

01.08.2013
Mary has always relied on six-cylinder engines to get to her home up a long, steep hill. She's ready for a new car but worries that a four-cylinder won't hold up over time. Tom and Ray think she might be pleasantly suprised by modern, high-powered four-cylinder engines. Will they convince Mary to make a switch?

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