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M-4 Sunday,October3,2004Post-Gazette Aftermarket navigation system can help get there from here D ear Tom and Ray: I just bought a new Toyota Corolla last year, and I love it. I’m a visiting nurse and have to find the homes of new clients all the time. I’d love to have one of those newfangled navigation systems that tell you how to get to specific addresses. It would make my life much easier. But it wasn’t an option on the Corolla. And I don’t want to trade in a perfectly good new car just to get a navigation system. Is there any way to get one put in? My Toyota dealer says he can’t do it. — Jane TOM: Well, the Toyota dealer is right that it’s pretty much impossible to add a factory Global Positioning System to a vehicle that was never designed to have one. But never fear, Jane — you’re not condemned to a life of rolling down the window and asking bums for directions. RAY: There are several “aftermarket” navigation systems. The one we’ve been testing lately works extremely well. It’s called the Magellan RoadMate, and it’s a little box about the size of a 4-by-6 index card, and about an inch deep. TOM: You can have it mounted permanently in your car, or, if you’re part of a family that has several cars or you travel with friends, you can move it from car to car as needed. RAY: It works just like the factory navigation systems. You enter a state, city and address, you push a button, and it guides you to your destination with a list of directions and a map on a video screen. There’s also an optional electronic voice that says, “Hey, jerk, your next turn’s coming up!” Or something like that. TOM: It has all the extras that you typically get with a factory installed system. It tells you what road you’re currently on, how many miles to your next turn and how many miles to your ultimate destination. It lets you save destinations, like “Home,” so you can always quickly set it to get you home from wherever you are. And it covers the entire continental United States. RAY: It worked almost flawlessly for us. Our one complaint is that when you unplug it and move it from car to car, it often takes a few minutes to “locate itself.” It has to check in with the GPS satellites and “lock” onto its own position before it can guide you. This sometimes took several minutes, while we sat around and twiddled our thumbs. There is a way to tell it your location, to speed up the process, but it’s still an inconvenience. TOM: The Magellan sells for about a thousand bucks. That’s a lot. But it’s less than the $1,500 to $2,000 that most new car systems cost. And it has the advantage of being portable. RAY: So, I think that’s the perfect solution for you. You’ll be able to spend more time nursing, and less time trying to properly refold maps!  Dear Tom and Ray: My wife drives a 1991 Ford Escort. About every six weeks or so, I have to replace the air filter, because oil builds up in the box that holds the air filter. No mechanic to date has been able to solve this problem. Any suggestions? — Michael RAY: I’m surprised no other mechanic has been able to fix this. It’s very simple. You just change one part, and this problem will completely disappear. Unfortunately, that part is the engine. TOM: You have what we call “blowby.” That’s when combustion gases from inside the cylinders sneak by old, worn-out piston rings and get into the crankcase, where they don’t belong. Soon, there’s too much gas and pressure in there for the crankcase ventilation system to handle, so, to relieve pressure, oil gets blown back into the air- filter housing, where it ruins your air filter. RAY: Assuming your crankcase ventilation system is working, blowby is basically the beginning of the end for an engine. In your case, maybe the middle of the end. But the good news is that you won’t do any more harm to the engine by driving it. So, you can keep driving it until it dies, thereby creating a severe air-filter shortage in your region. TOM: If this car were something spectacular — you know, like a ’95 Escort — I’d suggest that you look into a replacement engine from the junkyard. You can do that if you’re unnaturally attached to this car. RAY: But keep in mind that a replacement engine will cost you at least $1,500 when all is said and done. And for that money, at 10 bucks a pop, you can replace the air filter every six weeks for 17 years. “Car Talk with Click & Clack” airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays on WDUQ-FM, 90.5. You can write to Click & Clack in care of King Features, 888 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019, or e-mail them by visiting the Car Talk Web site at www.cartalk.com. 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JohnSeretti412-264-3325 CHEVY’02 crewcab 4x4,air,tilt,cruise,pw/ pl,CD,auto,bedliner, mustsee .............. $14,988 OfSouthHills 412-343-3200 CHEVY’02 dump,hvy dutyGVW14,000LBs, exccond,2200mi, $20,000OBO412860-6357 Chevy’02S-10ZR2, ex cab,4x4,auto, ...... $14,988 Chevy’02S-10, crewcab, 4x4,V6,auto,ac,pw,tilt, cc,CDplayer,19K $17,988 CHEVY’02 S10ZR2Hi- riderGMcert.$18,995 JohnSeretti412-264-3325 CHEVY’02 Silverado 2500HDloaded,4x4ext. cabRhinolng,towpkg, gooseneckhitchexc. cond50Kmi.$23,900724- 935-9371 Chevy’02Silverado3500 4x4dualwheels,19K1- ownermi.,bigblock,1-of- a-kind,likenew,savethou- sands ..... $23,990HURRY! Chevy’02Silverado1500, 4x4,V8,at,pw/pl,tilt,cc, CD,blow-outprice $18,595 ATTENTION: CONVERSATIONALISTS Want to know what everyone is talking about? Find out here every Sunday. 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CHEVY’89 Tahoe,88K mi,alumcap,bdliner; runsgd$800.412-793-6173 CHEVY’95S10 V65spd., 2WD,insp.,clean,high miles,$2000412-771-8680 CHEVY’96 4X4V6, shortbed,regcab,115K, newtires,insp,depend- able$5,000/BO412-795-5249 1996CHEVROLET Chey- ennePU,ac,auto,8cyl, ps/pb,$4500B/O412-461-4569 CHEVY’98 Silverado. 4x4,Hurry$10,995 JohnSeretti412-264-3325 CHEVY’99 S-10auto, cap,exc.shape.1-owner 48K.$5300/bo412-247-7461 CHEVY’99S10LowRid- er, newbrakes/shocks, Tonneaucover,groundef- fects,customfr.end& rollpan,16"Billetwheels, newtires,200wattJVC stereo,autotrans.Very sharp!62Kmi,$11,000. (412)831-8791 CHEVY’99S10 LSauto, ext.cab,ally,cass,GM cert.$8988 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 ’01DODGE Dakota4dr 4WD,V8,auto,p/s,p/b, p/w,p/l,cd,fbrglscap, 40kmiles,insp-5/05.ask- ing$15,000.mustsell. estate412-367-3684 after5pm Trucks DODGE’01Dakota crew cabsprt4x4loaded$17,995 JohnSeretti412-264-3325 DODGE’01LaramieSLT 4x4Quad,cap,tow,8K, 1st.$12,000724-375-5696 DODGERAM 02sport quadcab30mi,fully loaded,warranty,bed- liner&cover,sunroof, 4x4$19,750.orB/o412- 977-7017 DODGE’02 Ram1500 quadcab,4x4,loaded, 30k,insp.9/05,724-515- 6864 DODGE’03 4X4Quad CabPU................$24,990 ROHRICHLEXUS 1-866-754-2222 DODGE’03DAKOTA Likenew,3Kmi.70K mi.guar.$13,500. 724-843-8550/724-643-1265 DODGE’03 Ram15004x4 V85-spd,73Kmi,$10,500. 724-290-2006;724-282-5687 DODGE4X4 1989Dako- ta,92kmiles,newtran- ny,coldair,CD,31" tires.Toolbox,automat- ic.$1,900obo.Mustsell soon!Makeoffer.612-599- 0795 DODGE’95 DakotaX Cab,V6,96K,gdcond. B/Oaccepted.Capsold separately412-271-7037. DODGE’95 DakotaSLT V8Auto8’bedcap$2500 724-774-5169,412-908-2144 DODGE’98Ram,4x4, Extcab,V8auto,clean, loaded,bedlnr,towpkg, 66K.$14,300.724-538-8292. Dodge’99Dakota, excab, 4x4,auto,ac,pw/pl $13,588 DODGE’99RAM1500V8 MagnumLaramieSLT QuadCab,4X4,Bedliner, auto,cruise,tilt,ac,50K miles$12,600firm(412) 829-0376 FORD2000 E-35016’box 7.3diesel,liftgate$9450 304-290-2507 FORD’00 F1504x4,XLT 40Kmi.gold,4dr. $18,000/BO.412-928-0275. Ford’00F150S/C 4x4XLT fullpwr,certified $13,950 FORD’01ExplorerSport Trac4WD, gold,57Kmi, auto;lthr,6CD,allpwr, sunrf;newtires;exccnd $15,500/BO(724)745-6009 FORD’01 RangerXLT2 WD,24Kmi.,loaded, exccnd$9000412-826-0222 Ford’02F150, 4x4,S-cab Lariat,V8,at,38K, $20,880 Trucks FORD’02RangerXLT Supercab,4.0L,5spd,a/c, CD,alloys,only8K!Save big!Sale .............. $14,900 FORD’02RangerX-cab LT, 4x4,CD,lowmiles,ex- cellentcondition,savebe- forewinter, ...... HURRY! Ford’02RangerXLT S- cab,4x4,6cyl,at, $17,850 Ford’03F1504x4XLT, 5.4,auto,air,CD, $23,988 Ford’03RangerXLT, V6, 4x4,supercab, ..... $14,928 Ford’04Escape 4x4,at, XLT,CD,pw/pl,... $18,988 Ford’04F150 Excab,4x4, XLT,pw/pl,tilt, ... $25,988 FORD’04F150 HDXcab 4x4lomi,likenew,hurry JohnSeretti412-264-3325 FORD’04 F150Heritage, XL,longbed,2-wd,bed liner,6000mi.,exc. $16,950,724-863-8282 FORD’86 F150,4WD,5 spd,6cyl,wreckedfront end,B.O. (412)400-4098 FORD’91 F150,4x4, XLTLariat,toolboxes, V8,goodrunner.Asis. $2500/willneg412-373-2087 FORD’91F250 60Knew trans,goodcnd,equip w/snowplow$6500. 412-881-2684;412-370-8226 FORD’91 RangerXLT, 5sp,4WD,slvr,3"lift, 104K,insptill4-’05,exc runner$1900.412-403-1350 Ford’93 450superduty 4000#knckleboomcrane gdcnd$12,900;412-931-1317 FORD’93F250Dump 4x4, singleaxle,48K.2ndown- er.Auto,insptil8/05. $6,995/obo.412-767-4251. FORD’94 F350XLT, dually,turbodiesel, manyopts.w/Centaur’s conv.pkg,crewcab,full pwr.$9,988NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 FORD’95, F150,4x4XL, 300/6cyl.auto95Kmi. $5000/BO(724)239-5975. Ford’97F150 4x4XLT,V8 at,ac,tilt,cc,pw,62K $9,950 Trucks FORD’97 F150lthr, pwr.cap,running boards,$7,688 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 FORD’98 F1504x4,63K mi,justinsp’d,runs great$8500 (412)871-7446 FORD’99F-150,4x4, auto,ac,veryclean, newinsp.,86Kmiles, $8,900. (724)941-4997 FORD’99 F1504x4, XLT,reg.cablongbed, allpwr.$13,788 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 FORD’99F250CrewCab, Turbodiesel,TowPkg.,6’ bed,cap,loaded,am/fm CD,alloywheels,sliding rearwindow,125Kmi., $16,500.412-302-2349 FORD’99RangerXLT 4x4 extcab,auto,ac,CD 58K$9995/BO 412-969-3390 GMC’00 Sierra15004X4 Extcab,capw/rack,tow pkg.Fulleq’d!Newinsp 46K$16,500724-538-5019 GMC’00Sierra SLEext cab4x4fullpwr$17,988 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’01Sierra SLE4x4, ext.cab,pw/pdl,cruise, chrm,whls,bdlnr,GM cert.$19,888 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’01Sierra 1500Ext. Cab,4x4,ally,allpwr. GMcert.$18,788 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’01Sierra 1500Ext. Cab,SLEpw/pdl,cruise, CD,ally$17,688 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’01 Sonomaext. cab,SLS,4x4,auto,ally, pwr.opts.$14,988 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’02SierraCrewCab 1500hd,38Kmi.Excel- lent.$23,000.,724-543-1145 GMC’02 SonomaSLS ext.cab,2x4,ally,GM cert.$11,988 NORTHSTAR 724-452-9450/724-935-4900 GMC’03Sonoma, at,very clean,economical, $13,340 GMC’97 Sonomaclubcab autoacbedliner,CD, $3750/BO.Jason412-225- 0877,leavemsg. GMC’99SierraSLEZ71 shortbed,68K,asking $13,500,(412)760-1318 GMC-’98SONOMA,EXT cab,sportside,loaded16" alloys$4950.412-831-2291 Mazda’97 4x4Supercab,5- spd,ac,6cyl,lowmi $6,985 1003M04.011--Composite

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