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Hi, I am looking at a Kia Rio and have a 2004 ford focus to trade, but I am not sure if they are giving me the right amount of money for my trade. Is there anywhere I can go or check to see what the value of my trade is or what it is worth? Thanks Michelle
How can I make it home from fast food joint with 4 sodas in 4 cup holder without spills.
I just bought my car from a private owner and want to go get the car checked out, I just do not know what to check or ask for, plus I am limited on money being a single mother. The car sounds like it runs fine but at times it feels like it is skipping gears and the brakes shake the car slightly when I press down on them.
I do not understand benefits to either buying or leasing a car. If payments are $700/monthly either way what is the right thing to do? thanks Kristin
Where do I find the data link connector in my Toyota Camry 1997 3S FE?
I cannot find the 4-digit date of manufacture code on the side of my Cooper CS4 Touring tire. I know they were introduced only a year ago, BUT should they still be required to imprint the manufacture date code on the tire? Thanks!
Your web page highlighted news about Shell in CA opening a Hydrogen fueling station. Question: When will Honda start offering the FCX Clarity for general availability in the US? Obviously you only need Hydrogen filling stations where Honda is selling its vehicles.

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