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Toyota Oil Consumption

I have recently been contacted by a 2015 Toyota Camry owner whose car is burning about 0.7 quarts of oil each 1,000 miles. After looking up his issue, it appears this is a common issue with Toyota, who considers the loss of 1 quart of oil for each 1,200 miles to be acceptable.

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Privacy Protection

Consumers’ lack of privacy and vulnerability are more apparent everyday.  Edward Snowden showed that our government has crept into our most private affairs.  The Heartbleed bug showed us that our private information is available to a world of hackers.  If that isn’t enough, our service providers hold our privacy for ransom.  Is it any wonder [..]

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Sales of Recalled Cars

It should not be a surprise that used car dealers do not have recall repairs performed. Those are easily hidden from visual inspections. With too many dealers, only the most obviously needed repairs are performed and the rest are concealed, denied, and misdiagnosed.  What’s more, these cars are often sold “as is” in an effort [..]

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Treacherous Marketplace

Our economy is dependent on consumers, but consumers are regularly treated as just another resource to use up.  The battle for consumer spending is intense, and eliminating consumer defenses is often seen as the better alternative to offering valuable services and products.  It seems that academia is now catching on to something big businesses (and [..]

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