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The Case of the Reluctant Renegade


Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?


Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

Used Honda Civic – Buy This Year, Not That One!


A used Honda Civic is always a safe bet, but some years are much better than others when it comes to reliability and owner complaints.

When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen


Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!


Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Hyundai Tucson DCT Transmission Glitch


Hesitation when trying to accelerate? Tachometer spinning with no forward progress? Your Tucson may have the DCT blues.

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?


Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.
Smart Fortwo mechanic problems

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fortwo Repair


Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.


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