Jan 31, 2013
Tom and Ray counsel Gareth, an MBA student who wants to trade in his '98 Ford Ranger for something with a little more flash. Find out why they think a lowly student has no business buying a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo.
Oct 16, 2012
Malia is shopping for a new car but is intimidated by all the computerized parts. She wants a car she can understand, but Tom and Ray say that's the price we pay for better, more reliable cars. Can they convince her to embrace the improvements and live in the now?
May 29, 2012
Kaelin wants to buy a Honda Element, but is worried that it will be hard to resell since Honda discontinued the model. Tom and Ray think the Element is the perfect choice for her. Can they convince her to stop treating this car like an investment?
Feb 28, 2012
Mike wants to buy a car to last him the next 60 years. Can Tom and Ray Talk him out of it?
May 01, 2011
We have a 1996 Plymouth Voyager with more than 130,000 miles on it that I use to transport our kids everywhere. On four separate occasions, the brakes have failed completely with absolutely NO warning...no warning light, no gradual diminution of brake...
Feb 04, 2011
Enough iDrive, MyTouch and OnStar. Enough heated steering wheels, console beverage dispensers and automatic keister coolers. Enough traction control, stability control, blind spot warning, signal-sending and satellite tracking. People, you’re on a trajectory for a macchiato, not Mars.
Jan 01, 2011
I love your show and column, and am a longtime listener and reader. After all these years, I finally have a question for you. I know you guys recommend having a used car inspected by a trusted mechanic prior to...
Nov 01, 2010
I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 with 110,000 miles and an automatic transmission. It starts fine, but I cannot get it out of park unless I stick a screwdriver in the shift lock override slot while turning the key. That's a...
Nov 01, 2010
I have a 1999 BMW 323i that I love. My husband wants to trade it in because it has 207,100 miles on it. He's afraid of racking up big repair bills. I say if we keep up with maintenance and repairs, who...