Which is better for Greg's car: the shorter, frost-heave-filled way to work, or the longer, smoother, highway route?

07.01.2006

I live in Vermont, and I have two possible ways to go to work. The first way is what people who don't live in Vermont would call "quaint," but what I would call "lousy." The road winds through the hills...

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Bill's wife's butt is SO HOT... thanks to an overheating Ford seat warmer. What can he do? Find out.

07.01.2006

My wife's butt is SO HOT ... and it was caused by a 2003 Ford Focus Wagon's "seat warmers"! The seat warmers burned the seat material and my wife's new winter coat! I wrote Ford's Consumer Affairs department to warn them of...

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Could ethanol be the way to go? Tom and Ray investigate the energy pros and cons.

07.01.2006

I've always wondered about ethanol. Seems too good to be true -- you just plant some corn, harvest it, and in no time you have fuel for your car. So I Googled ethanol on the Web. There are tons of...

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Why won't Scott's repo'd Kia shift when it's cold out? Tom and Ray make the diagnosis.

07.01.2006

I picked up a repo'd 2000 Kia Sephia last fall. It's in great shape. The only problem I have with the car is that whenever it gets bitter cold -- which it does a lot where I live, in Montana --...

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Should Gary really be sleeping on (literally!) exhaust gasses when he goes camping?

07.01.2006

This is a family relations/exhaust gases type of question. When camping, I use the exhaust gases from my Bronco II to inflate our queen-size air mattress, which would require about a month to inflate by blowing in it. I...

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In today's letter: Does using your car's radio burn extra gas?

07.01.2006

My husband says using the radio in the car uses gas. Is this true, and could you explain how? -- Robyn RAY: Technically, your husband is right, Robyn. But the amount of gas is so miniscule that it would be...

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How much will it cost Marilee to maintain her '04 RAV4 each year? Find out.

07.01.2006

I listen to your radio show almost every week and have learned a lot. But right now my life is going through a great change, since my husband wants a divorce. I need to know how to plan for car...

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