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I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and just had the emergency brake go out. I have called around to different car repair and dealerships but noone can give me a ballpark figure as to how much it would be to repair/replace. I understand this is a problem with the Jeeps and wondered who I could go to with the problem to get it resolved.
When I take off and have to stop before my 1999 dodge avenger changes to the next gear it will cut off.Also when I back up it will cut off and it smells like burnt oil.
I am looking to buy a used Honda Civic sedan, automatic in Phoenix Metro area, Arizona. Have little to spend $1500.00.I had a civic and like the car. Payments are too high.
My husband and I are considering purchasing a new car. The criteria started out searching for a fuel efficient roomy something to replace our Chevrolet Venture van. It appears the Ford Escape Hybrid may suit. We disagree whether a used Ford Escape 4cl for $17,000 or a used Ford Escape Hybrid for $22,000. I say the Hybrid helps with weekly expenses. My ...
I am interested in purchasing a 2004-05 Pontiac Vibe. Do you have any comments or do you know of any trouble.
bought used 2005 Ford freestar van-14000 km needs celliniod replaced & check engine light keeps going on, gas gauge computer-changes fuel level(72000km),remote doors say open& it is $2500 work. maintenance is kept up @ same dealer I bought it. No shock damage or muffler ok. Doors do not rattle. All this happened suddenly? Am I getting ripped off?
1999 mustang convertible with a rear window seal leak and small tear in the cornors. water drains into the rear carpet area. any practical fix?

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