Q. I'm retired, and at age 70, I hit my midlife crisis and bought my first Mercedes (new). But being retired and living downtown in the city where I can walk to most things, I find myself doing city driving almost all the time. So is it necessary to get on the freeway once in a while to keep…

Q. I'm retired, and at age 70, I hit my midlife crisis and bought my first Mercedes (new). But being retired and living downtown in the city where I can walk to most things, I find myself doing city driving almost all the time. So is it necessary to get on the freeway once in a while to keep…

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Q. While browsing cartalk.com recently (I had nothing better to do ... I was at work), I came across a user's comment that a vehicle that is driven less than 10 miles per outing is more likely to develop engine problems. I hate to sound like "the little old lady who only drives to church on …

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Formula One is the most popular motorsport league on planet Earth with the majority of this "love" emanating from Europe. Similar to the southern United States and NASCAR, Western Europe is the heritage region for Formula One. So it is understandable that this is where the sport has its stro…

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Q. I change the oil in our cars, mainly because I'm too cheap to pay what oil-change shops charge. Is there any way to test to see when the oil in a vehicle is almost worn out? Our cars vary widely in their use. One does a daily 15-mile commute; another goes 60,000 highway miles a year; and …

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Many auto shoppers in the early stages of their searches likely surrender to a few dreamy thoughts, whether ogling ultra-luxury sedans with pop up wine trays and bullet proof glass or drooling over late model sports cars capable of 0-60 mph in three seconds.

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Much like Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, Bernie Ecclestone and Formula One are virtually inseparable. Bernie and Jerry also have something else in common. Critics can point to some of their actions that were successful in expanding their sports empires while pointing to blunders that fa…

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FRANKFURT, Germany — The chief executive officer of BMW is bullish on the recent agreement on trade between U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission, calling it a "good step."

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Q. My soon-to-be-80-year-old mom is a lifelong convertible driver. She currently drives a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible with 64,000 miles on it. Over the years, the car seems to have gotten lower to the ground, and she's having difficulty getting into and out of it. For her birthday, I w…

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Going small is big these days. Just scroll through all the tiny-house shows on cable and you'll see how popular minimalism is. It's also popular for trailers. Pulling up to a parking spot and having a comfortable, enclosed bed to sleep in is ideal for lots of travelers — especially if they'r…

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Mike Sudzina recently acquired a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible because it was a part of his growing up. "I had a '65 Bonneville when I was a kid," the Daniel Island auto enthusiast said at Magnolia Plantation during the final stop July 14 of Collector Car Appreciation Day.

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Generations of motorists have taking to the highway for after-school's-out vacations, from baby boomers off with their parents to "Look for America" and grown up to ferry their youngsters over hills and dales. Why do you think Wally World from National Lampoon's Vacation movies was so timeless?