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Buy Here Pay Here: A Tough Way To Buy A Car
Buy Here Pay Here: A Tough Way To Buy A Car

It’s tough to have no money and need a car. Throw in a bad credit history and the chances of you having something to drive to work are like finding a '57 Chevy in an Amish barn. Your last resort may be a “Buy Here, Pay Here” (BHPH) car lot. Their practices are so suspect that the new Consumer...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Front Exterior View
Free Speech, The Free Market And The Head-On Crash

Free speech, is the cornerstone of a free society, it has been said. The free market, meanwhile, is that which allows any consumer or entrepreneur to either spend or make some dough based on the capitalist principle. These two bedfellows sometimes can't sleep in the same bed when they both accuse...Read More»

2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Premium
Have You Driven A Hideous Mercury Lately?

I read today that Ford may well be winding down Mercury a brand that once had a brand image, a car line and products that people once bought. And for the life of me, when I read that, I could not think of a single memorable Mercury car or commercial in the last decade. Sure there are some models...Read More»

2010 Land Rover LR4
Land Rover: Fear, Safety, The Office And No Diesel Hybrid

When you think of Land Rovers, certain images naturally come to mind. Windswept peaks, massive sandy dunes, rock-strewn trails, snowy fjords and the wild jungles of Borneo. Land Rover has spent decades cultivating this image of ruggedness, go-anywhere ability and serious upper class looks--as has...Read More»

2004 Mitsubishi Montero 4-door 4WD LTD Sportronic Open Doors
Don’t Talk Price Over the Telephone!

Difficult economic times are forcing more car owners to sell their vehicles privately instead of trading them in. The reasons vary: as financial markets tighten, it’s harder to qualify for a loan. Or you’re dumping that second or third car to cut expenses to generate some cash. Or you...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Cup In BRE Livery
Indy 500 Champ, Mazda, And SCCA Community Racing MX-5 For Charity

Quick! Name two creatures that like driving down the road with the top down and the wind blowing through their hair. The only two I can think of are people and their pets, so the idea of turning next week’s Playboy MX-5 Cup at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca into a fundraiser for the Monterey Society...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door I4 Auto LX-S Engine
Cooling System Related Engine Overheating

Overheating engines happen. To be able to determine the source of the problem is the first step toward a successful repair whether you turn the wrenches or you defer to a professional technician. First make sure the car is actually overheating. Steam wafting from under the hood does not mean the...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Instrument Panel
If You Own a GPS Unit, Never Leave It for Thieves To Find

Want to scare someone? Tell that person the item hes come to depend on for directions will bring thieves to a car owned by you! There now weve just done what some thrill-seeking writer, who is looking for an easy end-of-the-year/Christmas piece, has done, wrecked your evening.   Unfortunately for...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus Wagon
Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free motoring. It is very economical if serviced regularly (every 10 000km) - I get about 550km on a full tank of fuel - not bad for...Read More»

1998 Eagle Talon Esi
Teaching Your Kid To Drive

    Any parent who has tried to play driving instructor quickly knows what a challenge it can be.  Most parents settle for sending their kid to drivers ed, or signing them up at the nearest driving school.  And rightly so, if they do not have the temperament for it.  That said, if you go in...Read More»

2010 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Engine
Quick Review: The New 2010 Scion xB

The new 2010 Scion xB has been redesigned with a larger engine for a quicker get up and go from its previous model, and a much roomier interior that makes you say "wow!" even when sitting in the back seat. Because of it's futuristic box design form, this highly functional vehicle is often...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro NCAP frontal crash test
CrasherCarl - EDGR - Snow White Chapter 2

CrasherCarl:  EDGR Engineering, Design and Government Regulations COMA The doctor took his time to educate the jury. They saw a pretty 19-year-old girl who seemed to be happy and healthy. Why are Marilyns parents suing for millions of dollars to pay for her care? Dr. Williams picked up a plastic...Read More»

2008 Mazda5 interior
The Highly Useful and Utterly Unappreciated Mazda5 Minivan

Price: starting at $18,745 Pardon me for making up a word but the Mazda5 but I have been backed into a corner due to the fact that the Mazda5 really isn't a minivan. It's more of a "mini-minivan" really. But seeing as the spacious and comfortable 5 is based on the sporty 3 chassis that is no bad...Read More»

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base
Driving an Older Car: The Dodge 2000 Intrepid

I drive a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Why dont I drive a new car, or at least one that is not 10 years old? First of all, I am on a fixed income. I cannot afford a car payment, and I cant afford the comprehensive insurance that you need to carry with a new car that you're financing. That is just one...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The Week in Reverse: December 22, 2006

The year 2007 will be a year of change. Toyota may become the world’s biggest automaker, Ford may sink to number three in U.S. sales, and we’re finally going to do something with that screenplay we started in ’96. Should be fresh, right? We can pretty much predict what the Camaro Convertible...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Racing News and Notes, June 12

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • All Quiet on the Schumacher Front: There was a lot of noise being made last week about the scheduled meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers Association at Silverstone, with drivers such as Jacques Villeneuve and Mark Webber demanding an...Read More»

2008 nyias nissan denki ev motorauthority 010
Delphi Deadline Draws Near

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal by TCC Team (3/22/2006)Sweeping buyouts to help GM right Delphi, job cuts. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. faces some critical choices this week as the deadline for revising its...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
TCC Trivia: Mar. 24, 2006

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. What model name was on Ford's 2004 supercharged and intercooled F-150 pickup? 2. What is the top speed of a Zamboni ice-surfacing machine? 3. What brand of car won the first Indy 500 race in 1911? 4. What brand name was on 1973 Li'l Hustler half-ton pickups?...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 9, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1: • Back to Work: There was no real news from the Formula 1 world this past week, but vacation time is over effective immediately, and everybody is ready to hit the test track in earnest to get ready for the upcoming season. Almost all the...Read More»

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