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“Mythbusters” Edition, No. 1

In a recent debate with Pulse managing editor Gary Poole, he claimed someone said they never washed their car because it “wastes resources.” Gary said he kept his car washed because it “improves your gas mileage ...

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What’s The Human Price For Wolfsburg’s Pride?

Whether we realize it or not, we’ve been benefiting from Dieselgate for years. When the modern TDi engine was introduced, VW took a loss on each one they sold—that was a $7,000 engine. more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Air Bag

Bargain Car Buyers’ Guide, Part III: People Movers

In this third and final installment of “The Cheapskate’s Guide to New Cars,” it’s time for the vehicles you hate to love: Minivans. If you’ve playing along at home, you’ll remember this isn’t about quality, but quantity ... more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:46 PM Air Bag

New Car Buying Season, Part II

Last month I took a look at some quality sedans on which you should be able to get a great deal this fall. The key is that right now, dealership lots are really filling up with 2016 models—but there are still plenty of unsold ’15s. more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Air Bag

New Car Buying Season, Part I: Sedans

Cheap cars are kind of a hobby of mine. I want to see people get into the right vehicle and not get shafted in the process. There are many existing online tools to help you, like TrueCar pricing, Consumer Reports dealer invoices ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:55 PM Air Bag

Cars: How To Make Them

This year I have dedicated too much of “Airbag” to complaining about cars. That’s wrong, because I love cars. So as promised, this month is going to be about what many car nerds, like me, consider the single greatest car of the 20th century. more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM Air Bag

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