car repairs

My $5,000 Emergency: How I Managed It (and You Can, Too)

A $5,000 car repair bill is the kind of thing that can push even a frugal family's finances over the edge. But here's a simple emergency fund tip that will help you avoid a worst-case scenario when Murphy's Law catches up with your budget.

Lexus Tops as Survey Finds More Auto Dependability

Lexus is the top performer in a survey of vehicle dependability released Wednesday, but most other brands also showed improvement in an industry that has reached historically high dependability levels. Consulting firm J.D. Power and Associates polled 31,000 owners of 2009 model-year vehicles and rated brands by the number of problems owners have experienced in the last 12 months.

Let us now praise modest cars

I was delighted to read fellow WalletPopper Geoff Williams' post earlier today about a recent article in Forbes: The most expensive cars to repair. I...