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Cars

The Everyman Test Drive: Cadillac ELR

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Cadillac’s beautiful new electric vehicle comes at a price. But is it worth it?

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The Everyman Test Drive: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi

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We put the new Ford Fusion Energi through the obstacles of everyday life.

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Used Luxury: 6 Pre-owned Vehicles Under $20k

Categories: Learn, Spend

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There’s more to the cost of a car than the sticker price.

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How to Check Your Oil (Correctly)

Categories: Learn

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Perhaps the most important maintenance you can perform yourself – are you doing it right, or at all?

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The Sub-$30,000 Dream Car: What Would You Buy?

Categories: Live, Spend

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If you were given $30,000, what would you buy?

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The 4 Most Important Maintenance Items on Your Vehicle

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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Modern cars don’t require as much attention as they did 50 years ago, but don’t let that give you a false sense of security – there are still several things you need to keep after.

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The Top 5 Tools to Keep in Your Trunk

Categories: Learn, Spend

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There are two types of people in the world; those who are unprepared when their car strands them with a common ailment, and those who pack a few smart items in their trunk for emergencies. Which are you?

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How to Change a Flat Tire – A Visual Guide

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Here’s to not getting stranded for an hour on a creepy road at midnight.

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The Everyman Test Drive: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

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The famous rally car wins on the course but loses in the city.

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Shop Talk: The Chassis

Categories: Learn

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The framework of your car, explained.

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Shop Talk: Understanding the Powertrain

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Differential? Drive shaft? Even if you don’t work on your own car, you should still understand how it works. Get the low down on what happens when you put the pedal down.

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The Perfect, Versatile, Affordable Cell Phone & GPS Mount: The Mountek nGroove

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The Mountek nGroove is the perfect solution to placing your devices in reach while driving.

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Six Beautiful and Reliable pre-1980’s Motorcycles for Under $3000

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Vintage motorcycles are a timeless icon of cool and style. With the right bike, you can save some serious cash and come away with a fast and reliable machine that commands attention.

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The Everyman Test Drive: Mazda 3i

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Mazda’s compact gets the Everyman treatment.

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How a Car Engine Works (Video)

Categories: Learn, The Field Manual

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You may not fix it yourself, but at least you know how it works.

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The Everyman Test Drive: Kia Optima Hybrid

Categories: Spend

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Primer’s first car review, built for the average guy.

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Why I Bought a 33 Year Old Sports Car and You Should Too

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?, Spend

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The What’s, Why’s and How’s of buying a vintage sports car for a third of the price of a new car based on my own experience of buying a ’78 Corvette.

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Everything You Need to Know for Buying Your First Car

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Buying a car is a big purchase, and it can be a daunting task. From the investment to the haggle, we’ve got the ABC’s of getting from A to B.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycles: Dealing with Dealerships

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After weighing all the pros (looking cool) and cons (riding a death rocket), you’ve decided that a motorcycle is right for you. Congratulations, you’ve advanced to the hardest step – making a purchase without getting screwed. The motorcycle market is just as dangerous as the used car lot with hidden traps to avoid and haggling to be had. Make sure you know what you’re in for.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycles: The Helmet and the Gear

Categories: Learn, Spend

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You got your license, picked up a Harley T-Shirt and some sunglasses and think you’re ready to hit the road? Think again. When it comes to hurtling down the highway at 80mph on a steel horse, you’re going to want to have some good gear that offers great protection. Unless you hate being so pretty, that is.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycles: Training and Getting the License

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Being cool is dangerous. Cigarettes give cancer, juggling fire results in burns, and motorcycles are death-machines. Or at least that’s what mom always said. Turns out, getting started in the world of motorcycles isn’t that hard OR life threatening. Get the essentials for learning to ride and passing the test.

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What You Should Know Before You Buy Your First New Car

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You’ve saved and scrimped and somehow found yourself with a big wad of car cash smack dab in the middle of a buyer’s market. Here are the facts, tips, and secrets you need to know before you slip behind the wheel of your first brand new vehicle.

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The Cargo Hold: 9 Things Every Man Should Have in His Trunk

Categories: Learn

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If you’re currently using the back of your car as one big dumpster, you’re not only disgusting, you’re wasting space. Clear out your trunk of meaningless debris and pack it with these essentials so you’re ready for any emergency – from serious road side troubles to a serious case of beach boredom.

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Grease Monkey: Do It Yourself or Pay a Mechanic (4 of 4)

Categories: Learn

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In the final installment of “Grease Monkey” we take a gander at the last group of problems that can be tackled at home and those that need a trip to the mechanic.

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