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What do you think about continuously variable transmissions?

04.01.2003

I have seen a few cars offered with Continuously Variable Transmissions The Nissan Murano offers one as does the Saturn VUE This is an interesting concept to me It offers an infinite number of gears the lure of optimal gas...

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What are the safest cars on the market these days?

04.01.2003

I live in Savannah Ga where the roads are narrow -- often two-lane -- and run through the woods trees on either side AND everyone seems to have a NASCAR mentality They scare me My question is What is the...

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Readers weigh in on a previous post about emergency-response vehicles.

03.01.2003

mail regarding a column we wrote about emergency-response vehicles An EMT wrote us to ask what could be done about drivers failing to yield right of way to ambulances and rescue vehicles TOM Lots of you wrote to us with...

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Keeping gas tanks 1/2 full to prevent gas line freezing -- still necessary?

03.01.2003

Every year when winter rolls around in the tundra we call northern Illinois I hear the same old advice from all of the experts that we should all keep our gas tanks at least half-full to prevent gas-line freeze No...

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