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Frequently I cannot increase or decrease the thermostat on the heat/air conditioning in my 1991 Cadillac Brougham. When I push the button to change the temperature that is set just does not change. Then at other times the button changes the temperature easily. What is happening? And how can this be fixed?
Which is better, a 2014 Honda CR-V or a 2014 Toyota RAV4?
Looking to replace my 2002 Jeep Liberty. Need ideas for new or slightly used cars to look at. I am 58 yrs old, live in chicago suburbs where parking is tight but travel many weekends 380 miles to house in Michigan. trips around town generally 1-5 miles. Work, store etc. Need 1) safe transportation 2) like to be seated high up. 3) good visability and ...
I'm lifelong New Yorker who just took big job at a VT college (professor plus management); am a driver but snow is hassle! College is 15 minutes from my home, and also want to get to gym nearby without worrying about weather. Have a big old 2004 Buick, now considering 4-wheel mid level priced "tank" - what do you recommend? Pls no "old lady/soccer ...
A Toyota dealership wants to charge me $130 to change my transmission fluid. A local service shop wants to charge less than $ 50. This repair shop has a excellent reputation. It is so frustrating to understand this discrepancy. Since my car is not under warranty is there an overriding reason that I should use a Toyota dealer?
I have a2009 Dodge Caliber SXT with about 86,000 miles. Sometimes when I accelerate I can hear a whining noise and then when I let off the gas it stops. I don't hear it all the time and sometimes it's loud and sometimes it's less noticable. Thank You
When I start the my 2008 VW beetle in the morning, a red picture shows up on the dash board that looks like a small flag in water. What does it mean? Am I at risk to drive the car before I get the symbol checked out? Is it the oil or some other fluid indicator?

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