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Hardly Worth Mentioning: Features We Take for Granted


Once upon a time, a radio and heater were exciting car options. In today's highly equipped auto market, we don't get excited about air conditioning, automatics, power windows and doors or cruise control.

why do seat belts click in the middle of the seat and not the sides

Short Grandmas and Hidden Seat Belts


Susan has a heck of a time belting in the grandkids' booster seats. Has anyone invented a better way to reach those buried fasteners?

why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched


Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

what's the safest way to navigate multilane highways

Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All


Virginia's cross-country trip convinced her that freeways are a moving mosh pit. What's the best way to stay safe on the highway?

Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 
which newfangled safety features are worth investing in

Which Safety Features are Worth It?


Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

what car is safest to prevent injuries in a rear-end accident

Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!


Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

is there a safe classic car for a new driver

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?


Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

can you make a fifty year old car as safe as one released this year

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?


Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.


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