Category Archives: Cars

So What Are Quality Frugal Transportation Choices?

If you read this blog, you already know the importance of thinking it through in order to make a choice that is not only frugal but practical.  When it comes to transportation, for example, we see that motorcycles really do … Continue reading

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Does a Used Car Really Save?

Buy a used car and save tons of money.  How many times have you heard it?  It’s one of the top five suggestions on any “how to save money” article.  It has become part and parcel of the frugalist mindset, … Continue reading

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Does Hypermiling Really Improve Fuel Efficiency and is it Worth it?

Hypermiling is the latest vogue approach to maximizing fuel efficiency with extreme driving techniques and vehicle modifications.  The father of hypermiling is arguably Wayne Gerdes of Wisconsin, who boasts of such achievements as getting 59 miles pergallon in a non-hybrid … Continue reading

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SUVs, Trucks, and Other Foolish Means of Transportation

I tell you, sometimes I see things that just shake me up.    Just check out this picture that I took from a downtown parking garage that I sometimes use.  It is a site I see pretty much any time I … Continue reading

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On Deck: the Toyota Prius – frugal or no?

Hello everyone, and apologies for the lack of discussion recently.  The posts I wrote about the myths of motorcycles saving  money generated some good questions about my views on hybrid cars.  I’m putting together a post that looks at the … Continue reading

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Six Simple Strategies for Protecting your Vehicle from Dents and Dings

Everyone knows how annoying dents and dings to your new car are. In fact, who doesn’t get steamed by the sight of a new dent or ding on a vehicle regardless of the vehicle’s age? Putting aside the annoyance factor, … Continue reading

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