How Much Safety Technology Should A Teen Driver Purchase?

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There’s a debate raging over at the Car Talk Communities about advanced safety technology and teen drivers. “I’ve noticed your partiality to all the new safety features available on today’s cars – automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, amongst others,” writes Michael Britten. With his own teen grandchildren about […]

Sears Appears Headed for Bankruptcy

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UPDATE: Reuters is reporting that Sears Holdings is headed for bankruptcy as soon as Friday. This, after the board added a restructuring expert to its board yesterday. At about this time last year, we figured the end was near. Announced in October of 2017,  Sears began offering Craftsman tools at rival Lowe’s stores. The announcement […]

“Compliments Of Your Volkswagen Dealer”: A Book of Cartoons and Essays From 1967

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Back in the 1960s, car companies had money to burn. Volkswagen, which had been selling Beetles in the United States even before Volkswagen of America was founded in 1955, had nearly 1,000 dealers across the country, and commissioned a book of humorous cartoons and essays that followed its successful “Think Small” advertising campaign.

Modern Tunes in a Vintage Car: The JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker

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Modifying a vintage vehicle is a dicey proposition. It’s your car, of course, but as prices for these vehicles continue to rise, extensive modifications almost always make the car less valuable to potential buyers down the road. Reversible modifications like wheels and minor trim are one thing, but major, irreversible modifications like sunroofs are another. […]