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What would a used vehicle with 70,000 mile possibly need? I was told to ask if the timing belt had been changed before buying the car because this is very costly? Should I repair the car's cylinder head? cost $2000. The car has 250,000 miles and my daughter 20 year old loves driving this car. I have spent 2500 for a new tires,thermostat,fan clutch,wheel ...
Blew out the radio gage, radio tuning, center console digital readout, electronic locks, interior light, & lighter when plugging in cell phone charger. ????
I want to go to driving school for a mini cooper, just like in the movie the Italian Job, but is there a school in south Florida and women friendly?
I bought a used 2002 BMW 325i and ever since I've had it, it has had nothing but problems. Example: had exposed wires which caused a fire, needed a new AC two times, window motor died, had covered light which included: check engine, engine coolant, & service engine, and many more problems! Now I am stuck in an auto loan with the car that is a HUGE money ...
I saw an ad for CarMD. I have a ten year old Honda Accord. Is this product a good investment? Thanks
What does it usually mean if your temperature gauge suddenly doesn't seem to register a temp? Normally, the needle stays around the half mark, today it begins to raise a little and then goes back to nothing.
I have a chance to buy a 1997 BMW 4-door with only 10,000 miles on it. Will maintenance be expensive say compared to an American car?

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