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Idle Discussion: Warm It up or Start It and Drive It?

Idle Discussion: Warm It up or Start It and Drive It?

Everyone seems to have their opinion about letting a car's engine idle to warm up in cold weather. I wondered about the facts, and tried to track some down on the web. Here are some thoughts based on what I already knew, and what I learned during my search. Why let your engine idle? 1... read more

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2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element

Weeklong Test: Honda Element 4WD EX With Dog Friendly Package

The notion of family is a funny thing. It can be a husband and wife with their 2.3 children just as easily as it can be an out and proud gay man and his 6 year old, recently... read more January 6, 2010 by 2


 
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Auto SE Angular Rear Exterior View

DR. Gizmo Part IV

"Dr. Gizmo" By Phil Arendt Mechanical Problem Raises Engine Idle Speed Question 1 My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe with a 6-cylinder engine has a high idle and the check engine light... read more January 3, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Lexus RX 350

2010 Lexus RX 350 - Soft, Squishy, Safe and High

Ok, let me say this upfront -- I am not a huge fan of the SUV/crossover category. I prefer a different type of vehicle and one that differs from the Lexus philosophy of... read more January 2, 2010 by 0


 
2005 Chevrolet Blazer 2-door Open Doors

Can Cellphones Cause Car Fires, You Bet They Can

You want to know what a shame is? It's a shame when an editor of a major online automotive ezine or Blog comes out halfway for an issue and then almost as quickly when the pr... read more December 31, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door Sedan R/T *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View

2009 Dodge Avenger- Road Trip -498 Miles

                               Somewhere eastbound just outside Concord, California, I knew the fate of the Dodge Avenger. It made me feel... read more December 31, 2009 by 0


 
2012 Tesla Model S prototype

Tesla Motors and the Model S Prepare To Take on the World

When electric car company Tesla Motors officially arrived on the scene in March of 2008, their first offering, the Roadster, definitively put to rest the long held notion... read more December 31, 2009 by 2


 
2010 Pontiac G6 w/1SA

General Motors Plans 'Fire Sale' To Move Final Saturns, Pontiacs

With the first of the year just around the corner, General Motors is making preparations to find buyers for the last of its Saturn and Pontiac models. It is planning a fire... read more December 31, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen’s Future: Das Old GM

In 2009 General Motors went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Upon coming out the other side, Pontiac was dead, Saturn was up for sale, Saab was for sale, and Hummer was... read more December 31, 2009 by 1


 
honda s2000 cr 2009 001

Numbers, Numbers – What Makes Cars Feel Faster

Anyone who has been around the block quickly knows that there is a world of difference between speed on paper and speed behind the wheel.  But why is that, and are there any... read more December 31, 2009 by 3


 
2010 Hyundai Genesis 4-door Sedan 4.6L V8 Side Exterior View

2010 Hyundai Genesis: A V-6 Gem

Not long ago, the name Hyundai was to luxury cars what plastic roses are to Valentine's Day.  The Korean brand didn't generate motoring passion. That's changed.  Like its... read more December 29, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Cadillac CTS-V

Five Fun Sedans for TALL Drivers

If you're tall, you already know people like us don't fit in things as well as average sized people do. Cars are too small, clothes are too short, doorways are too low... read more December 29, 2009 by 8


 
porsche rs spyder wheels 001

Live, Love, Laugh, Race!

I live to race. I love the smell of burning rubber, racing fuel, and concession stand food. My past was certainly nowhere near as exciting as my new life--I live to race. I... read more December 29, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Chrysler 300

The 2009 Chrysler 300C Heritage Edition Mixes Luxury

Chrysler's 300C full size sedan has been a favorite of citified tuners and improves all over the country since it first came to market. The rear-wheel-drive 300C is also... read more December 23, 2009 by 2


 
2010 Toyota Tundra

2010 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Crewmax: New Competition For Ford And GM

The Toyota Tundra stays relatively unchanged for 2010. The biggest change comes with the all-new 4.6-liter i-Force V-8. It replaces the larger 276-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8... read more December 23, 2009 by 0


 
2004 Volkswagen R32

Future Auction Stars - Cars You Should Start Collecting Now

Believe it or not you don't have to go back all that far to find something that is already commanding a premium and is becoming an instant classic. Sure, everyone knows that... read more December 20, 2009 by 0


 

 
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