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Baby Boomers Still Driving (But, Mostly, Staying Safe)

The postwar generation was the most mobile in history. Now they're reaching retirement age and don't want to give up the keys. Should we worry?

Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?

Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 

Gayle's Not Ready to be Married to a Geezer

Gayle's active, fit and busy husband has started driving like a geezer. He's not yet 70 but he's already driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. Can Tom and Ray help or are they too far gone themselves?

Nancy's dad can't hear the turn signal. Can she turn up the volume?

My dad is older (87) but is still a good driver. However, his hearing is not very good. When he uses his turn signal for a gentle turn, and it doesn't shut off by itself, he can't hear it to turn...

Should Liz's partner be allowed to drive, after a few fainting spells?

My significant other has collapsed several times in restaurants. My children are concerned about his driving me around. What does one do in an emergency like that? I was told not to turn off the engine. He drives an SUV...

Today: car recommendations for older drivers.

I will be 77 years old soon and would like your opinion as to which of the following automobiles you would recommend for someone like me. I love driving, and I drive a stick shift to this very day. For the...

Should I be looking at new cars before retirement?

I enjoy all your columns and value your opinions but the articles that really grab my attention are the ones that concern older cars I a single self-supporting lady fast approaching retirement am the original owner of a Ford Escort...

Hoping to avoid having to buy a new car in my 80s.

I enjoy your column very much To my amazement so does my wonderful mother-in-law who is Recently she and I were talking about her car It's a one owner year old Chevy Citation with about miles on it It has...

Rather than dumping the car, why not refuzz the dice?

First of all thank you for the knowledge you have given me and also the laughter you have added to my life My husband and I are in our seventies We have been thinking of buying a car Would we...

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