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When you've only got $7,000 to spend, does that mean you have to choose between style and reliability?

12.01.2006

We are looking to purchase a used car for around $7,000. Are we doomed to choose the utterly styleless but ultra-reliable 2000 Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla? We have two boys, 4 and 6, and are concerned about safety. We loved the safety ratings...

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What happens when you use a rag in place of an oil cap? Hint: it's not pretty.

12.01.2006

Oh brother. I lost my oil cap last time I changed my oil. While I searched for a new oil cap, I stuck a rag in the opening as a temporary fix. While driving on the highway, my car started...

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Heather wants to switch her '85 Ford Ranger from power steering to manual. Is she nuts?

12.01.2006

My name is Heather, and I'm a 20-year-old automotive technical-college student. My pride and joy is a 1985 Ford Ranger that is clinging to the last pathetic shreds of life. I love my truck dearly, and I plan on keeping her...

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Can a Lexus really hit 140 MPH on the open road? And... should it?

12.01.2006

I am having debates with my friends. One friend claims that her dad's Infiniti (I think that's the car) was going 140 mph for a minute or so on I-35. For some reason, I don't believe her. I also don't believe...

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