New Versus Old Car
A question we get a lot at Phil’s is, “Should I keep this vehicle and repair it, or should I buy a new vehicle."
Let’s divide the car-buying universe into two camps. Those who keep a car until it drops and those who think a new car will change their lives.
To the first group, a round of applause. There’s nothing short, of the bus, that’s cheaper than keeping a car until it crumbles into a pile of rust. Almost any car can be nursed to 200,000 miles without endangering your life... read more
GM Owners Still Steaming Over Dex-Cool
Ten years after General Motors began using Dex-Cool as an antifreeze in most of its cars and light trucks, GM car and truck owners continue to complain that the coolant corrodes and clogs radiators and radiator caps, erodes water pumps, rots radiator hoses, causes chronic overheating.
Patricia in Barberton, Ohio, feels cheated by the automaker. “I have had 2 intake gaskets replaced on my 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. The gaskets cost me close to $1,000 and they told me there is no guarantee it won’t happen again,” she wrote in a complaint to ConsumerAffairs.com... read more