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This One’s for Eric Foreman: Our Original Test of the Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser 455 This One’s for Eric Foreman: Our Original Test of the Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser 455
The original Boss Wagon—the 1966 Plymouth Fury III so much beloved of Car and Driver—has now seen its second birthday and is about to come face to face with its fifty-thousandth mile. Both the concept and the vehicle have worn extremely well, so well in fact that we decided to do another one. READ...
This One’s for Eric Foreman: Our Original Test of the Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser 455 »
LeMons Ascendant: Our Favorite Racing Series is Getting More Serious—and More Insane LeMons Ascendant: Our Favorite Racing Series is Getting More Serious—and More Insane
In 2006, we slapped a roll bar into a $455 Oldsmobile Aurora, buckled on open-faced helmets, formed a team out of office nitwits, and went racing. Well, it wasn’t strictly racing—more like half racing, half demolition derby, half Ben-Hur chariot scene. When that first 24 Hours of LeMons was over,...
LeMons Ascendant: Our Favorite Racing Series is Getting More Serious—and More Insane »
Automatic Transmission Making Whine Noise Automatic Transmission Making Whine Noise
Dear Austin, I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero with only 102K miles. I have taken good care of the car since I bought it new. Just recently my transmission started whining. See original here: Automatic Transmission Making Whine Noise
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Top 10 largest car recalls in American history Top 10 largest car recalls in American history
This week’s recall of 7.43 million Toyotas for a faulty power window switch that could catch fire has been billed as one of the largest in history. But how big is it really? It didn’t even make the top 10, ranking only 16th on a list of the 21 largest recalls in the United States, according...
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The Toyota Prius C isn’t a good car, and here’s why The Toyota Prius C isn’t a good car, and here’s why
I’ve seen a lot of online criticism about our recent Toyota Prius C road test, be it from enthusiast podcasts or ad-supported online competitors. But I think the people who say the C is a good car are missing the point. To review, despite its great fuel economy of 43 mpg overall, the Prius C...
The Toyota Prius C isn’t a good car, and here’s why »
Car brands that never had Top Picks Car brands that never had Top Picks
Each year, the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue featuring the latest ratings, rankings and expert insights garners significant attention. The focus invariable turns to Top Picks and the automaker report cards. Both special reports given a quick snapshot of how makes and models compare, informing...
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Engine Won’t Start – No Fuel or Spark – Crankshaft Sensor Bad? Engine Won’t Start – No Fuel or Spark – Crankshaft Sensor Bad?
Reader Question My Harmonic balancer on my 1992 Buick basically rotted away on me and I waited too long to replace it. It started throwing the belt immediately upon starting. I finally replaced the balancer and now the car won’t start See the article here: Engine Won’t Start – No Fuel or Spark...
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Changing a Tire Changing a Tire
Have you ever been stranded on the roadside due to a flat tire, or are you afraid that one day get caught in that kind of scenario? Want to be able to change a tire without help? Fortunately, changing a tire is a fairly simple. See original here: Changing a Tire
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How Does a Radiator Cooling Fan Work? How Does a Radiator Cooling Fan Work?
A vehicle is made with a vast cooling system, and these radiator cooling fans are just components. For these cooling fans to function well, all the rest of the elements like the thermostat of the car’s cooling system should be effectively operational. Radiator cooling fans are usually electric power...
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Car Alternator Problem Car Alternator Problem
All drivers know that the car alternator serves as the power generator of an automobile. It provides all power requirements for the vehicle’s main engine as well as electrical and electronic facilities. Follow this link: Car Alternator Problem
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