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I have a challenge. For the past 2 1/2 yrs. a 1985 Toyota Corolla with apprx. 120K miles has been sitting in my garage. Not driven once, nor started once during this timeframe. Am interested in your opinion. Do I clean it up (wash and inside cleaning), no maintenance, and sell it as is? Would it be beneficial to donate it? Would you consider having ...
i took my 2003 hyundai elantra for inspection in new york. when i picked up my car i immediatley noticed that the car was burning gas rapidly. my elantra went from 22 mpg to 14 mpg (city) what could have the mechanic done to destroy my car? please help.
i would like to purchase a GMC Envoy Jeep, how can i find out the durability on this etc.
I own a 2003 Honda Odyssey 5 dr EX with 42,000 miles. I would like to trade it in for a new car. I want to know how much it is worth as a trade in before I go to a dealer. I had a minor accident but had it completely repaired. It is in very good condition except for some minor scratches on the outside. I was given one quote of 8500 by a dealer and was ...
I recently acquired an 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Rumble Bee edition. I love the body style and everything about it EXCEPT for the big yellow rumble bee racing stripes on the back end. I know they are just stickers and can be removed but i am wondering if that would be a bad choice. maybe it would decrease the value too much?? someone mentioned that if i sell ...
1. Am considering purchasing a Mercury Mariner hybrid. I ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a lot in the winter. How do the hybrids hold up in very cold weather and snow conditions? 2. If the car is an AWD or 4WD, do I put chains on the front or the back wheels? 3. Does the extended cold weather have a negative affect the battery pack? Thank ...
I was wanting to purchase a new 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium. Dealers still have automatics in stock. Knowing they are not selling well, what is a fair price?

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