Should Charmaine buy a bus pass-- now that her boyfriend wants to try changing the timing belt on her '90 Toyota Camry?

11.01.2006

My wonderful boyfriend has recently discovered that he enjoys working on our vehicles, and it has become his new money-saving hobby. He has always changed the oil (though a lot of it always ended up on the driveway), and he...

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Why on earth should Alison let her husband sink $3,000 into a car with 300,000 miles?

11.01.2006

My husband has a 1992 Nissan Maxima with almost 300,000 miles on it. He has taken rather good care of it and kept up all the regular maintenance. However, it now needs a new transmission. He wants to spend the $2,000-$3,000 that...

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Aaron's in Iraq, and his Outback is in storage. Does he really need to change the oil when he gets back?

11.01.2006

Before being deployed to Iraq for a year, I put my 2003 Subaru Outback wagon in storage. I put it on jack stands with a plastic ground sheet beneath it, plugged the exhaust and intake, changed the oil and filter, and...

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Today: The high cost of the Passat's sleek design.

11.01.2006

You have undoubtedly noticed that some parts of the country got a lot of rain this past summer. Often the result is large (sometimes deep) puddles, or flooding of entire sections of highway. Being the owner of a 2004 Passat, I...

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It's fiance versus dad, in the battle of the steering wheel. Today: Tom and Ray help Anna settle a familial "discussion."

11.01.2006

I have a question that has been causing a bit of a disagreement between my fiance and myself. I have a 2000 Toyota, and when he drives it and makes a turn, he turns the steering wheel all the way to...

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What's the right price for Joy's '63 Dodge Dart? Today: Tom and Ray do the math.

11.01.2006

My 1963 Dodge Dart four-door sedan was an old-lady car when I bought it in late '63. I have now become an old lady and changed to another, newer old-lady car, a 2001 Buick Century. My Dart and I drove from one...

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Are Kelli's nursing skills transferable to the leaking wound on her '97 Nissan? Find out.

11.01.2006

I am a very poor nursing student with a '97 Nissan Sentra that has developed a very large trunk leak. I poured water over the trunk, and it was very obviously coming in behind the seal between the yellow taillight...

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How much gas and money is Steve wasting, idling his Corolla? Tom and Ray do the math.

11.01.2006

My job requires me to spend a lot of time in my car every day -- not only driving, but parked, working on my laptop. I estimate that the car is sitting at idle for approximately one hour every day...

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When should you be in "overdrive?" Check out Tom and Ray's tutorial.

11.01.2006

After driving for 40 years and never having blown an engine or transmission, my husband blew up on a recent road trip (in which I was driving), because after two hours, he noticed that I still had the car in drive...

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