Manual or automatic, which is more likely to use less fuel?

JM, I am an ardent reader of your informative column, thank you for the good work. In terms of fuel consumption, which mode of transmission is better — manual or automatic? What are the other similarities/differences between the two? Steve   The short answer here is a manual transmission is better. Or is it? You […]

Modern cars far outshine the classic Peugeot 404 or 504 you’re keen on

Hi Baraza, I am torn between getting a classic Peugeot 404 and 504 station wagon for daily use. I have driven modern cars, from SUVs to hatchbacks, but feel that the cars lack character. When I was growing up, my father had a car that was treated like a family member; that does not happen […]

Mazda CX-7 vs Toyota Fortuner

Hi Baraza, I am in a dilemma as to which car is preferable for me between the Mazda CX-7 and Toyota Fortuner. Please advise me bearing in mind the initial cost, maintenance, fuel consumption and availability of spare parts. The Mazda looks unique and stylish, but is it as reliable and durable as the Fortuner? […]