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How Much Does It Cost to Buy and Maintain a Bugatti Veyron?

Let's say you've hit the mega-million lottery, and you're ready to buy your all time dream car, the Bugatti Veyron. Before you write that check for $1.5 to $2 million dollars, there are some ownership costs you need to know about: - A routine annual service costs roughly $20,000.00, more if they...

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Rabbits Ate My Car

If you park at Denver International Airport, chances are good you've seen rabbits in the fields around the Pike's Peak long term parking lot. If you regularly use this lot, heads up: rabbits have developed a taste for wiring in 2002 and newer cars. In some cases, this has left returning travelers...

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Secretary of Transportation: Let's Disable Cell Phones in Cars

Sometimes it seems that truth is stranger than fiction. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, was recently quoted on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as favoring technology that would block cell phone calls from within automobiles. Specifically, LaHood was quoted as saying, “There’s a lot of technology...

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Can I Get a Car Loan After Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is often the last option that people look at. It is but a logical thing – no one wants a bankruptcy on his credit record. After filing for bankruptcy, one’s financial status may get better, but the going will definitely not be easy. Now, what if you need to purchase a car...

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Driver's Ed: What Is Oversteer?

Those of us old enough to have owned rear wheel drive cars as our first rides are WELL acquainted with oversteer. For those of you weaned on VW Golfs and Honda Civics, oversteer may not be familiar to you. Oversteer (or "loose" in racing terms) refers to the back end of a car coming loose, which...

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What Is an Automotive Expert Witness?

An expert witness is a witness in a trial who gives testimonies about certain facts regarding his specialized knowledge on a specific subject. An automotive expert witness testifies on an issue related to vehicles and transportation. Unlike all other witnesses being called to court, an expert...

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What Do the Numbers on Multi-Grade Motor Oil Mean?

Today's automobiles have very specific motor oil viscosity requirements set by the manufacturer. Many cars use 5W-30 motor oil, but what do those numbers really mean? The first number in our example is 5W, which specifies that the oil must behave like a 5 weight oil (very thin and light) in cold...

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Nhtsa Data Shows Toyota Unintended Acceleration Tied to Driver Error

RideLust reports that the NHTSA has linked Toyota's unintended acceleration to driver error, in all but one case studied.  The NHTSA has not released the data, saying only that the study was not yet complete.  Further testing, in conjunction with other government agencies such as NASA,...

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Five Mods That Can Make Your Car Slower

If you're into cars, you're probably always searching for ways to make your ride faster or more stylish. Sometimes the two are mutually exclusive, as RideLust points out with "Five Bolt Ons That Will Make Your Car Slower". Here's what they say you should avoid: 1) Bigger wheels - if the upgraded...

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What Holidays Have the Highest Car Theft Rates?

In 2009, an average of 2,276 cars were stolen per day, which is about 15% less than the number of thefts per day in 2208. Still, car thieves aren't too lazy to work on holidays, and some have remarkably high theft rates compared to average. Look at it this way: drivers nursing a hangover may...