Why was the idea of front wheel drive shelved from the 1920s to the 1970s?

09.01.1989

I ran across an interesting bit of history recently It seems that Cord made a front wheel drive car in I also found out that Mr Cord put himself in dire straits with the Securities and Exchange Commission by valuing...

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What's the purpose of the bronze coil in the Volvo fuel injection system?

09.01.1989

I've had a couple of Volvos that have taken me well over miles each One was a my current one is an ' Here's the question Both cars have in a hose that snakes around the fuel injection system a...

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Is it wise to buy a car in during a "one day sale"?

09.01.1989

It has been a long time since I bought a car and I need some advice--immediately--on how to go about it I bought my Datsun in and it's time to get another car The reason for the urgency is that...

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Is it worth spending more for extra safety features?

09.01.1989

After years of buying dogs I had an old Chevy Nova and a Vega I am ready to move up Is the All-trac Camry safer to drive in the snow and rain and is it worth the cost Do you...

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How to go about selling a classic car...

09.01.1989

I have a Lincoln sedan butterfly doors white leather upholstery in excellent condition It was my husbands I have finally come to the point where I can let some one else enjoy it although I don't want just anybody to...

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Did the mechanics destroy my transmission?

09.01.1989

I originally bought my Toyota Tercel because of its excellent repair record and planned to put a couple of hundred thousand miles on it Now I'm worried The car is four years old has approximately miles on it the oil...

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Why does the coil in Dodge Van die whenever I'm on an Air Force Base?

09.01.1989

I have an esoteric one for you I have a Dodge Van slant speed manual transmission Twice--at and miles the coil died Each time it died within ten minutes of being on the local Air Force Base Could there be...

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Why does my car pop out of gear when driving up steep hills?

09.01.1989

I have a Subaru GL WD Wagon The car runs perfectly and has gone over miles A minor problem occurs when the car is in first gear on a very steep hill headed downhill It will sometimes pop out of...

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Can you explain the Mercedes Benz model designation?

09.01.1989

I'm having trouble understanding Mercedes Benz model designation Would you please explain it to me so I can tell what a E is Rob TOM It's actually very simple Rob The first number refers to the engine displacement So a...

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Turbo Surprise

09.01.1989

persistent attempts to keep his bucket of bolts on the road year after year we realize that most sane people buy new cars from time to time So we'd like to periodically give you our impressions of some of the...

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Can I add rust inhibitor to my antifreeze?

09.01.1989

I've heard you guys talk about antifreeze and the need to replace it every year or two because of radiator rusting Antifreeze is getting so expensive that I was wondering if you could just add a small can of rust...

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Should I have to pay a fee to have my transmission simply looked at?

09.01.1989

I have a -speed Honda Accord with miles It runs great except that the transmission slips out of third gear when I let off the gas abruptly go over a few bumps or drive in third for an extended period...

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Will driving a new car fast at the get-go get you better mileage later on?

09.01.1989

Is it true that driving a new car fast from the very beginning instead of slowly as the book tells you to will set the engine in some way so that it gets better mileage later on A Toyota mechanic...

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Why did my electricity fail after jump starting another car?

09.01.1989

One cold winter night I pulled into a parking lot with my Pontiac LeMans Before I shut down the engine somebody asked for a jump start Me being the nice guy that I am and she being of the opposite...

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Should I give my car to my son?

09.01.1989

Please comment on whether I should buy a preowned Porsche and give my ' Ford Tempo to my son for a graduation present let me mention that we are not that close My other idea is to buy a preowned...

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