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Ford Windstar

Owners of high-mileage Ford Windstars that are operated in the “Salt-Belt” may find themselves facing a rather expensive repair. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has been receiving an increasing number of complaints regarding the popular minivan. It appears that high-mileage Windstars model years 1999 through 2003 show a high rate of subframe corrosion. [...]

Edmunds

If you’re in the market for a used car, you might want to get yourself a Hyundai Elantra. Choose any Elantra manufactured from 2003 to 2008 and you’ll probably be a happy camper. According to Edmunds.com, the Hyundai Elantra was awarded the annual Used Car Best Bet award. Because of their safety, reliability and availability [...]

Kelley Blue Book

The internet has made it virtually easy to buy a used car. With tools like CARFAX reports, Kelly Blue Book values, Edmunds reliability ratings, Government sites that list vehicle fuel economy and more consumers can caught up in information overload and forget about the old fashioned basics. The old fashioned practice of “kicking the tire” [...]

Used Car

Anyone in the market for used car understands that one of the first things you to figure out is how much you can afford and whether or not the car that you’re looking at is worth the money. The Internet has made it so much easier for folks to determine a used car’s value. You [...]

Honda Used Car Recall

Honda

While Toyota is working on its issues with sticky accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment, Honda has its own headaches. They have recently announced that they will recall an additional 379,758 US vehicles to fix the driver side airbag. Apparently there is a problem with the airbag inflator which may cause it to deploy using [...]

Toyota Recalls

What’s up with the Toyota Floor Mat? In addition to the accelerator pedal recall there’s also a recall involving the floor mat. It’s called the floor mat entrapment recall. This recall doesn’t affect all Toyota vehicles. It appears to only affect the vehicles listed below: 2005-2010 Avalon 2007-2010 Camry 2009-2010 Corolla 2008-2010 Highlander 2009-2010 Matrix [...]

Toyota Recalls

Further to the earlier Toyota recall post, I fee it’s necessary to list instructions on what to do if you have the unfortunate occasion to be driving a vehicle with a sticky accelerator pedal. Most consumers know where and how to contact their nearest Toyota dealer, but do you know how to respond if your [...]

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation offers sound advice and tips for private car sellers. They spell out the car selling process and provide a template of steps and information required for the sale of a used car. Let’s start with the Used Vehicle Information Packet. This handy little packet provides potential buyers with the basic [...]

Toyota Recalls

If you own a Toyota, you need to check to see if your model is one of the 2.3 million vehicles being recalled. Toyota has found that there is a potential malfunction in the mechanism that controls the accelerator pedal. On rare occasions it may stick when partially depressed or it may slowly return to [...]

Fuel Gauge

The last person you should listen to when it comes to how many miles to the gallon a used car gets is the car dealer. Although the dealer may be telling the truth, or the truth as well as he knows it, you need to be 100% sure of how much it will cost in [...]