Except for the most expensive cars these days almost all...

09.01.2001

Except for the most expensive cars these days almost all cars are front-wheel drive But unless one lives in a snowy or icy climate I can't see any advantage to front-wheel drive -- except to the repair people who get...

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I recently bought a new Jetta GLX and drove it...

09.01.2001

I recently bought a new Jetta GLX and drove it at mph for the first miles I was told that this was not good for my new engine Is this true And if so what damage have I done to...

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I recently bought a used ' -liter Ford Taurus with...

09.01.2001

I recently bought a used ' -liter Ford Taurus with no cruise control It has about miles on it When driving at speeds above mph I've noticed that when I take my foot off of the accelerator to allow the...

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by mail about whether older drivers should be tested to...

09.01.2001

by mail about whether older drivers should be tested to make sure they still have the vision judgment and physical abilities necessary to drive a car Most of the mail has supported our position that testing after a certain age...

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My wife drives our Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme which has only...

09.01.2001

My wife drives our Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme which has only miles of easy driving on it The car is loaded and is in mint condition It has the -liter twin dual-cam V engine Recently we were advised by our local...

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few more responses to our column on testing older drivers...

09.01.2001

few more responses to our column on testing older drivers for a decline in skills There was a certain percentage of our respondents who were not opposed to testing but were opposed to singling out older drivers Dear Tom Ray...

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I have two Volvos whose manuals call for oil changes...

09.01.2001

I have two Volvos whose manuals call for oil changes every miles I also have a Toyota RAV whose manual calls for oil changes every miles The problem is that all of the dealers and car places say I should...

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Last Thursday the passenger-side air bag on our Nissan Quest...

09.01.2001

Last Thursday the passenger-side air bag on our Nissan Quest exploded deployed doesn't exactly capture it as my wife turned the ignition in the driveway Our -year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat and had just pulled down the...

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In a few months my beautiful wife and I will...

09.01.2001

In a few months my beautiful wife and I will be moving across the country from San Francisco to Ithaca N Y My dilemma is this I am torn between the option of driving my car and towing a small...

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