Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

Dear Lifehacker,
I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick… » 4/29/13 1:22pm 4/29/13 1:22pm

Seven Ways The Financial Crisis Will Affect Car Buyers

The most cliched phrase so far during this financial crisis has been "what happens on Wall Street affects Main Street," and nowhere is this truer than for that large car dealership located on Main Street, which will have to adapt to the new market in ways that will seriously impact car buyers. While not all of the… » 10/06/08 2:00pm 10/06/08 2:00pm

Embargo Emschmargo: More on the Acura TL Type S

AutoWeek has fully outed the 2007 Acura Type S, with the go-ahead from Acura, we presume, way ahead of its originally scheduled reveal date of September 1. Last week, if you'll recall, the Boston Globe accidentally broke the publication embargo, effectively opening the online floodgates for news of the Type S's… » 8/10/06 6:00pm 8/10/06 6:00pm

Tiguan Not Marrakesh: AutoBild Readers Devise Name for New Volkswagen SUV

Looks like Volkswagen's leanings toward badging its new models for the world's nomatic tribesmen are over (sorry Chiefs of the Penan). Rather than pay an identity agency to come up with a name for its upcoming Golf-based SUV, the company asked readers of Germany's AutoBild to come up with a name. The winner? It's… » 7/20/06 2:11pm 7/20/06 2:11pm

Break Like the Wind: Volkswagen Fixes Eos Noise Issue

Had Volkswagen not fixed a nagging wind noise issue on its new Eos convertible, drivers may have spent their top-down time wondering if they were going mad. Pre-production models were plagued by a kind of whispering sound (faster, faster) that's reportedly been fixed by Webasto, maker of the car''s retractable… » 3/08/06 12:48pm 3/08/06 12:48pm