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Should I keep water or coolant in the overflow reservoir on my 1995 Toyota Camry? It's not over heating but I noticed full and low marks on the reservoir, which was rather low, not quite empty.
Patty - my daughter who lives in Los Angeles is considering the purchase of a new Subaru Outback. She says she prefers the feel of the 4 cylinder engine versus the 3.6 6 cylinder. I noticed the 4 cyl comes with the CVT transmission while the 6 cyl has a 5 speed automatic. She has two children, 4 and 7 years old. She drives all over the area going to ...
I am a soon to be grandma who drove a minivan until the kids left home and then downsized to a Saturn Astra which I loved. With the new granddaughter arriving I need to get a new car with a little more room for my grandaughter, my husband and myself, the three dogs and prefer a hatchback. I want something safe and maybe treat myself to a nicer car :) Any ...
Is a 2009, Mini Cooper convertible with about 23,000 miles on it, in good condition a good buy at $13,500? New brakes and tires.... Thank you... Leslie C.
I want to purchase a car that seats 6 adults with some limited luggage and that can be converted to carry bulky cargo when just 2 adults are in the car. I live in NW CT and we get some significant snow and ice on the roads so it is a must that this car handle well in these conditions. I like a manual transmission because of the extra control but am fine ...
I am thinking about buying a 2004 Mercedes E-Class 500 wagon, one owner, 47,000 miles. perfect car fax and service records. I have the car on hold while the dealer is performing an inspection and determining what, if anything, needs attention. It is very clean and will be my second car. I live in Colorado and drive a Mini Cooper in the city. The Mercedes ...
Hi Patty. Can men ask questions here? My wife's 2010 Subaru Legacy has a problem--a nasty squeak inside the car, apparently from behind the dashboard. Sounds like an issue with the blower for the air conditioning-heating system. How can I diagnose the problem? If it is the blower, can the unit be repaired, or does it have to be replaced? Thanks for the ...

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