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Im struggling trying to find out which car to buy: My husband's fully loaded 2007 Ford Explorer XLT (50/k miles) for $15,100 or buy a 2002 BMW 525i with 60,000 miles for $12,500. Since I only drive 3,800 miles a year, I also have considered the Toyota Sequoia (2002 for 12,500) since they are dealing right now on those.
Hi Patty, Terry Cruz had recommended you for some quick auto advice(I work with her). This afternoon I was on my way home and hit the service station. Came out and started the car, the temp gauge was about mid level and I just sort of went.."hmm". It went right back down once driving...then the Low Coolant light came on. Got home and let the car cool ...
My car squeaks under the fender and leans a little. Are my brakes supposed to grab and make a groaning noise?
What estimated cost of having power steering pressure hose repaired? I called for cost of hoses and related parts around $60. The cost from an area shop to repair inc parts an labor is $220. Is this a fair price?
I just posted a comment to one of your articles asking for car accessories that help make moms lives easier. I thought I'd email you directly just in case I posted it in the wrong area. Here is my story: About twelve years ago, I was a single mom with an infant daughter, going to college at Sacramento State and working full time. I had just purchased a ...
I bought a extended warranty from Dealer Services,St Louis,Mo. Now I'm Wondering? Do you know anything about them? Thanks,Terry
Not purchase related, but looking for advice on how to better handle being a women GM in a company of 17 other Male GM's. JS

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