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Click & Clack Talk Cars “The Tappet Brothers’’ By Ray Magliozzi I don’t want to take my parents’ Crown VIC to College BY RAY MAGLIOZZI Dear Car Talk: large, and all things being I’m just starting college, equal, larger is safer. Since and my parents have agreed you’re presumably going to be driving long distances to to buy me a used car. school and back, I’d certainly They were going to give rather see you in something me their car, but I don’t want with some bulk around it than it. It’s a Crown Victoria. Get something smaller and “fun.” serious. Third, it’s versatile. I bet I want something big your mountain bike will enough to carry four people, slide right into the back capable of hauling my seat. It’ll carry you and four mountain bike and fun to classmates to the library on drive. Saturday night (right!), and What do you recommend? the trunk will swallow an --Alden entire dorm’s worth of empty A Crown Vic, Alden. You’ve kegs. heard the expression “don’t Finally, your friends are look a gift horse in the going to admire it. It’s not the mouth”? Well, my advice average Corolla or Subaru would be don’t look a gift that most students bring Crown Vic in the engine to college. It’s a cruiser. It’s compartment. comfortable. Your friends You may not realize this, are going to want to go out but the Crown Vic is so in your Crown Vic instead of uncool that it’s cool. I’ll lay stuffing themselves into their Honda Civic. out the advantages. And if all that doesn’t First of all, it’s going to be make it cool, you can mount reliable. Your parents were an auxiliary spotlight to the the original owners and driver’s door and watch the not only drove it gently, but traffic move out of the way for probably took good care of you when you cruise home ... it, too. That’s going to save if you don’t get arrested for you a ton of money. Money impersonating an officer. that could be better spent on textbooks and Donkey Kong. *** Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or email by visiting the Car Talk website at Plus, there will probably be a guilt factor involved if anything does go wrong. If the engine compression plummets -- before your GPA does -- they may say, “Oh, gee, Alden, we gave you a *** car with bad compression. (c) 2019 by Ray Magliozzi We’ll take care of that for and Doug Berman you, son.” Distributed by King Second, a Crown Vic is Features Syndicate, Inc.

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