Recirculate versus fresh-air: Tom and Ray settle one family's bet. On the line? A steak dinner.

03.01.2007

I was driving with my dad on a road trip to see my nephew graduate from boot camp at Paris Island. The air conditioning was on, and I was cold. I noticed that my dad had the air conditioner set...

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Should Mike save a few bucks and go for a hail-damaged car, or will he be buying a dent-plagued nightmare? Find out.

03.01.2007

I'm a college student in a small Podunk town in Minnesota. Recently, we were "blessed" with a hailstorm like none other, and the damage to the cars here can only be described as impressive. I've been postponing buying a car...

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Tom and Ray go car shopping with Anne, in search of car that's right for rural land appraising. And her dogs. Oh, and the clients, too.

03.01.2007

I'm a rural land appraiser in Colorado. I often bring my dogs along when inspecting land. I need a vehicle that will accommodate the dogs and take me off-road; however, I'd like to be able to hose out the dog...

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Will that extra weight in the trunk of Frank's Buick Roadmaster help him navigate through the late winter snows? Find out.

03.01.2007

I wanted to bring forth the expertise of the Solomons of the Sedan to the following: I drive a '92 Buick Roadmaster. I don't care; it was my dad's, and he loved it above all the vehicles that he owned...

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Should Ryan really be bypassing his car's air conditioner compressor to get more performance?

03.01.2007

I am an 18-year-old guy, so naturally I am trying to get as much performance out of my car as possible. I recently developed the bright idea of bypassing the air conditioner's compressor with a shorter belt -- just for...

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Will Suzanne's Subaru transmission break down on her cross-country road trip? Find out.

03.01.2007

My 1998 Subaru Outback with an automatic transmission has started not going into second gear -- sometimes. It started five days ago. I have driven only short trips of a mile or two during that time. About a third of the...

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Is modern auto mechanics ready for the full dashboard transplant? Find out.

03.01.2007

I love my 2005 Honda CR-V, except for the dashboard. The numbers on the radio, the digital clock and the odometer -- especially at night -- are way too small and dark for me to see clearly (black on gray --...

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