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Currently I own a 2008 PT Cruiser 2.4L Turbo. Should I hang on to it or venture into a Volkswagen Tiguan? Does Tiguans bluetooth work as well as Pts U-connect? Any glitches with the 2010 Tiguan SEL 2.0 Turbo??
Front brakes: when applied there is a jerky motion like they are catching and releasing.
I took my 2009 Honda Accord in for an oil change at 14,500 miles and they told me that the power steering fluid is contaminated and needs to be changed out ($169). They also said the cabin/HEPA micro filter is dirty and to replace it would be $120. They also wanted to perform electronic fuel injection system cleaning but didn't list a price. Is this normal ...
Problem #1: My A/C blows air but it is not cold. Question #1: I need to know if I can buy a coolant and just pour it in some place? A guy friend suggested that could be a simple solution. Says that since I have a newer vehicle, "charging" my A/C will not be necessary. Unfortunately, I don not know where to put the coolant, if that is the solution. ...
I keep receiving things in the mail about an extended warranty. What is an extended warranty and should I buy one?
Three weeks ago I purchased a an RX8 off the lot of a GA Toyota dealership. It need an ABS Sensor to get it running correctly which the dealership said they would fix. After three weeks in the shop of a Chevrolet dealership (not Mazda, although they claim to have a Mazda certified mechanic there), I still do not have the car and my first payment is due in ...
On a long trip, I turned my car back on and the speedometer was no longer working. The mileage stopped ticking over. Sometimes the speedometer needle acted crazy then stopped again. Then the other day, car lost power as if it was going to konk out. Any clues? 1997 Honda Accord

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