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Big Wheels

Q. We’re looking at two vehicles. The Subaru Forester has 16-inch wheels that come standard, but you can get 17-inch wheels, and the Ford Escape’s range from 17 to 19 inches. The bigger ones cost more. What’s with the emphasis on wheel sizes, and why spend more for bigger?

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Back at the Wheel

Q: My father-in-law had a bad traffic accident (not his fault) and has had surgeries and been in rehab for weeks. He’s moving across the country to be with us for a few months. I know he’ll want his independence, but I’m not sure he’s really capable of driving yet. What are your suggestions …

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Old Gas & Seatbelts

Q: I need to know how to dispose of old gasoline, please. My late husband always kept a five-gallon container of gas for emergencies and now I’ve discovered an almost-full container that must be at least eight years old. I won’t put it in my car because it’s so old, but I need to get rid of …

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Heat Stroke

Q: We had an awful case this spring of a child dying of heatstroke after being left in a car by the mother. I hear of these on the news from time to time, and I wonder how common this is.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am

Sit Smart

Q: We test drove a 2013 Nissan Altima and the front seats seemed strange. Looked a little different, felt different. The sales guy said they’re “zero-gravity”seats and they were inspired by NASA. Good grief. Does everything have to have some gimmick? What are you hearing about those seats?

June 26, 2013 12:00 am

Sparked for Life?

Q: Are there really, as my brother insists, “lifetime” sparkplugs these days?

June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Life Savers?

Q: We’ve had some horrible car-wreck fatalities lately, and in every case the driver survived and the passengers did not. I’m wondering if all the extra airbags and things that are on the driver’s side now are the reason more passengers than drivers die in car wrecks these days.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Top Down


June 05, 2013 12:00 am

Casting a Cold Spell

Q: I have a Chevrolet Volt and found that during really cold days and nights over the winter, I didn’t get nearly the range I did during the fall when I first bought it. Have you heard anything about whether cold impacts Volt’s range?

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Jaguar Sighting?

Q. We were passed on the highway by a Jaguar that was a very un-Jaguar-like garish shade of blue. We immediately assumed it must be a custom paint job, and a quick search of the website showed no such color. Can you confirm?

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Jack of All Trades


May 01, 2013 12:00 am

Sparking Your Interest, Mirror Images


April 17, 2013 12:00 am

Avoiding Tragedy, 5-Star Safety Ratings


April 10, 2013 12:00 am

Cell phones and driving


March 06, 2013 12:00 am

Filters And Fiestas


February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Airbags And SUVs


February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Luxury Car, Regular Gas


February 13, 2013 12:00 am

Color Me Orange


February 06, 2013 12:00 am

Retired Mileage


January 30, 2013 12:00 am

Parental Guidance Advised


January 23, 2013 12:00 am
Seatbelts Expected

Seatbelts Expected


January 16, 2013 12:00 am

Crashed Colors


January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Vintage Presents


January 02, 2013 12:00 am



December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Hybrid Hierarchy


November 28, 2012 12:00 am

CVTs and ATV Locks


November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Green & Clean QUESTION:

Our next car needs to guzzle less gas. We've begun the research, but it's tedious to run through every single carmaker's website and find the mpg for each car. Is there any easier way to compile this information?

November 14, 2012 12:00 am

Readers Reach Out: Road Noise

Road noise is clearly an aggravation for many people.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am

Middling Options

Q. Is there such a vehicle as a medium SUV? I've seen references made to small and large SUVs, but never medium SUVs. I have a Caravan and want to downsize a little. I need more cargo room than a small SUV offers; but, not as much as the Caravan. Also, I need better gas mileage, as I travel …

October 31, 2012 12:00 am

Regulation And Readers


October 24, 2012 12:00 am

MPG: Broken Promise?


October 17, 2012 12:00 am



October 10, 2012 12:00 am

On The Edge


October 03, 2012 12:00 am

The Rare RAV4


September 26, 2012 12:00 am

Noisy Driving


September 19, 2012 12:00 am

Smoke Be Gone


September 05, 2012 12:00 am

Dart To Dart


August 22, 2012 12:00 am

Hybrid Happy Hour


August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Happy With Hybrids?


August 01, 2012 12:00 am

Gen Y Drive By


July 25, 2012 12:00 am

Cruising Beyond Control


July 18, 2012 12:00 am

Most Improved


June 27, 2012 12:00 am

Credible Credit


June 20, 2012 12:00 am

To Leaf Or Not to Leaf


June 13, 2012 12:00 am

Environmental And Affordable


June 06, 2012 12:00 am

Foolproof Shiny Roof


May 30, 2012 12:00 am

Cup It Up


May 23, 2012 12:00 am

Back Seat Business


May 16, 2012 12:00 am

Extra Baggage


May 09, 2012 12:00 am

New and Improved


May 02, 2012 12:00 am
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