Sometimes Getting Through Life Means Changing Up Your Ride
Back in the day, a brand-new Corvette in the driveway of the timid, middle-aged dentist next door was enough to provoke neighborhood whispers of that most American of nervous breakdowns: the mid-life crisis. Don't judge. Fact is, everyone wants to turn their back on practicality and roll in a super-hot car now and again. Here are some of the raciest rides in the Fair stable for your personal bout of four-wheeled self-help.
The US Is Just Part Of The Global Automotive Picture. We Go On A World Tour.
We tend to think of the United States as the global leader in automobile culture. After all, it’s the land where the Model T, Ford Mustang and pickup trucks have all had a role in making us the motorhead role models of the world. But for all of America's innovation, it's far from the only game in town. We go region-by-region to check out the various countries in pursuit of the car-making crown.
They're Great At Making Money. Their Effectiveness Is Less Certain.
So your Fast and Furious driving techniques finally caught up to you: You got a ticket. In many states, you could give away an exasperating sum of your free nights to traffic school to stem the long-term consequences. But should you? And does attending one really help you address your driving flaws?
Manual Transmissions Are Tricky, Labor-Intensive And Outdated. They're Also Glorious.
Back in the day, learning the delicate dance between clutch, gas and brake was one of the many complicated and exhausting steps required for teenagers to earn entry into adulthood. But once you got the hang of it, “driving stick” was something else altogether: actual fun. It's just one of the reasons we should resist the totally logical demise of the manual transmission.
Whether you’re into saving the environment or just your own hard-earned gas money, there’s good news: Your existing gas-powered automobile can be effectively optimized for better mileage. All you need is a little coaching and some oh-so-temperate driving techniques.
Why The Mounted GPS Unit May Not Be Dead
Face it, none of us can get around on our own anymore without digital assistance from our navigation system of choice. But which one should you really be using? Your car's built-in nav, that app on your smartphone, or a stand-alone GPS unit? We break it down in this guide so you can choose the nav system that best suits your needs.
High Interest Rates Are Illegal. So How Are Auto Lenders Getting Away With Them?
With consumer protections in place for literally just about anything you can buy, you'd think regulations would protect you from high-interest auto loans. Well, those laws do actually exist. They just don’t apply to the vast majority of finance companies.