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I am looking at a Saab 9-5 Arc with turbo; a 2002 with 61,000 miles on it. Soon to be college grad with limited budget in the following years. Car has never been in any accidents, but I was wondering with so many miles if the car is due for some engine or expensive maintenance? I\*m worried with a few more thousand miles I\*ll need to do some kind of big ...
Hi, I\*m a stay at home mom and my husband is an art teacher. We have never purchased a new car. Both of our cars are 10 years old and we are anticipating having to buy a new car soon to accommodate a new addition to the family. My husband drives a 1998 Nisson Sentra. Currently, I am driving a two door 1999 Honda civic. I love the car but hate ...
Hi Patty, It was really hot in my 1997 Corolla today so I turned on the air conditioning. The fan got louder but no strange noises and the air was not cold at all. It was only then that I remembered that at the end of last summer, the air didn*t seem as cold as before. How do you know whether I just need to get the Freon topped up or if there*s a bigger ...
My 2002 Ford Expedition was running fine and then all of a sudden when we turn it on it sounds like a motorcycle and it has almost no power, the rumble its out of under the hood. What could be causing this?
How do I reset the service light on a 1994 Volvo 940 turbo?
i got a motor out of a 78 olds, it seem its not an orginal, i need to know what size motor it is, what website or any i can look up the serial number for it,clueless
My car buying is in price range of under $27,000. I like the legacy sedan because of the awd for snowdriving. but trunk space seems smaller than my previous saturn L200 sedan. i am considering a honda accord or crv, or saturn aura. i loved my L200 except insecure when snow driving. i have been doing long trips, one was from CT to FL with just myself and ...

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