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What is the difference in price between a 2007 or 2008 Toyota Prius and a 2007 or 2008 Toyota XLE Camry?
My car is a 2000. I had catalytic converter, O2 sensors, timing belt and air bypass valve and gasket changed last May by Mazda in Brooklyn in order to pass an inspection. ($2689) I took my car back this month (less than 7000 miles later) and now they claim that car needs an intake manifold, plenham valve, intake valve, o2 sensors again! and intake gaskets ...
Every time I get my oil changed they suggest I flush my transmission fluid. I've tried to do some research online, but couldn't find much information. Is that really necessary?
I just bought a 1990 Nissan and I pride myself on trying to fix anything to do with a car but this is a bugger. I can turn the car over and it's a healthy engine but it's not firing or starting at all. The person that had it before me said it may have been from when he took the stereo out, he clipped a wire, but i checked in that area for hours and saw ...
We are a family of 6 (2 adults; 4 kids 7 and under); I just totaled our gas guzzling Mazda MPV; do we have any fuel efficient car alternatives that will (legally) transport all of us?
How can I find a connection in my area that will help me when I need to get my car repaired and not get ripped off?
I had a flat tire on the road and had to have it replaced. I know I should get another one so that I have two new tires. How important is it that they be the same brand? I feel I was overcharged and that company is the only one who sells the brand of tire (Kelly). Please help.

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