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My parents have offered their 1993 Honda Civic to my daughter, who is 16. It has around 80,000 miles on it. I think that if we take it in and have it completely serviced, it should be a good car for her. My husband does not agree: he is worried that it is not safe enough. What do you think?
I was poking around your site in preparation for an upcoming test drive event for bloggers that GM is sponsoring for the new Chevy Malibu. As part of the event I
I am single again after 37 years of marriage and work in the school system as a teacher assistant. I have a ford explorer and need to get a car with better gas mileage and cheaper repairs. Can I get an equal trade at a dealership. Phyllis
Is it wise too buy a 2002 Cadillac Escalade with 105,000 miles on it?
Does the 08 Camry Le, non jbl, come ready to install after market navigation or does it need adjustments?
Saw you on TV this morning. do i really have to change my oil every three thousand miles? A local mechanic told me i have to change it every 1500 miles because it is an SUV. This sounds shady, what say you? Gena
I have a 1989 Honda civic 4 door. It only has 140,000 miles on it and runs great. Inside is excellent,a few small dents on the outside.I

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