Sometimes I wonder what an Oldsmobile would look like today if GM hadn’t given the brand the axe. Although I’m pretty sure no matter what they would be building, it would be a derivative of any garden variety Chevrolet or Buick, there’s always room to fantasize. But, no matter what would have become of the […]
Cars are a big part of the culture of the U.S. Whether you just use your car for basic transportation or you have a fleet of show cars, our love and dependence of them are an indicator of our freedom. We celebrate car culture whether it’s racing, collecting, showing or drifting.
Last week, I walked into Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center and announced that I had purchased a car on eBay. Once the initial laughter subsided, I had to defend my actions as many of my contemporaries said that I had taken a huge risk. Some even questioned my sanity. I don’t think it was a […]
As I reported a few weeks ago, I bought a 2005 Volvo wagon at public auction for under my budget of $5,000. That’s a pretty darn good buy one would think, but I wasn’t going to rely on my opinion only so the first stop was at a trusted mechanic. The report wasn’t nearly as […]
For nearly 10 years, I’ve taken calls at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center. The calls can be about anything, but the calls that have been the most difficult to deal with are those where the caller has purchased a car or truck from a “buy here/pay here” lot and they have almost immediately faced repair […]