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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?
I am starting work on my 1951 dodge b3-c truck. As a temporary measure while working on engine/electrical, how can I de-rust and stabilize the floor? It is firm metal, but rusty and crusty.

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