Buying Advice

Buying Advice

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta
January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta
January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

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January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

We understand car buying can be a difficult task, and that you probably have a few questions that can't be answered in a review. We want to help out by giving you the opportunity to ask our car experts questions specific that pertain to your purchase. Drop us an email at iguidaco@gmail.com if you have a question after reading our review. We will try our hardest to answer all your questions.
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Here are questions from our readers and answers from the Iguida.com editors.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Questions: Has their been any news on Toyota's new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine? I know it’s new so any problems may not have come out yet. I do hear people complain that it is noisy when cold and could that lead us into the piston slap problems that were common in 2000? Is it a no-brainer and just buy the V-6?

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Question: I am sitting on the fence between purchasing a new Honda Accord 2009 or 2010. As I understand it, the difference is $1,500, blue tooth, and rear AC controls. I am trying to find out whether there are any other benefits to the 2010 Honda Accord or concerns. I have heard of issues with the rear braking system but have been unable to find any in depth reviews. Please offer me your own professional opinion.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Question: Will the 2010 Honda Odyssey have remote start?

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Questions: Why do you feel that the next generation, new model of the Toyota RAV4 will appear for 2012? The current model of the Toyota RAV4 first appeared in 2006. Toyota’s previous pattern for next generation, new model is 5 years. If they continue with this pattern, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, the next generation will appear for 2011. I would like to know why you feel, it will be 2012. I want to get a RAV4, for the 4WD and can wait a year, but not 2 years.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Questions: Will the 2010 Toyota Venza have other colors available for the interior?

Answer: Toyota Venza color choices won't change for model-year 2010.

The 2010 Venza's available interior colors will be ivory and light gray. Both interior colors are available in both leather and fabric.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Questions: Trying to decide between a 2007 Jetta S automatic for $13k in good condition with 33,000 miles and a new Golf TDI automatic. Which one is the better buy--thinking about quality, reliability, gas mileage, safety, and any other criteria?

Other possible choices are a new 2009 Civic LX automatic,the Honda Fit sport and the Nissan Versa. I like either sedans or hatchbacks.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Questions: I'm a retired 67-year-old widow who is torn between a new RAV 4 (V-6) and a New Hyundai Santa Fe.(V-6)

My bottom-line requirements are AWD, AC, enough power to enter and exit I-95 without nail-biting , and safety since my 6-year-old grandson sometimes travels in my car.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

Get behind the wheel of a new car each week. From Hummer to Hyundai, Corvette to Corolla, the good points and bad are on display in Giametta’s Driveway.

Chuck Giametta’s evaluations are informed by two decades of automotive testing and reporting for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. The former Executive Auto Editor of Consumer Guide, Chuck has written about cars for HowStuffWorks.com, Collectible Automobile magazine, and Publications International Ltd.’s automotive book series.

January 29, 2010
Chuck Giametta

What are you driving? BMW’s redesigned flagship 7-Series sedan. It’s longer, wider, heavier, and more powerful than the 2002-2008 generation. It’s restyled, too, dumping risky lines and a controversial bustle trunklid for a sleeker body with less-fussy sheetmetal. Underhood is a twin-turbocharged V-8 with 400 horsepower and a stout 450 pound-feet of torque. It replaces a naturally aspirated V-8 that had 360 horsepower and 360 pound-feet. Transmission remains a six-speed automatic.