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I want to put a navigation system into my Acura RSX how where do i even look? how do i know I am getting a good deal...besides not getting lost later?
I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with 87,700 miles. My need is that it has a problem (which when I purchased it) gas line leak, and to have it repaired will cost approximately $800). I'm living on my pension, and at this time need what I have so far for living/medical, expenses. ($1099/mo). I called Capitol One and got a payoff of the car and its around $9800 ...
hi. I recently recieved a reply from Debbie about a question i had regarding the removal of the rumble bee stickers on my ram 1500. she assured me it was ok to remove them and i couldn't be happier..now i just don't know how i should go about doing that. i am hoping i can do it myself as i am not a wealthy girl but my intention is to make my truck look ...
I recently had my brake pads on the front replaced. . . around Christmas. . .since then they've been squeaking like crazy. I took the car back twice. The first time they replaced the drums. . .said that missed that when they Fixed all the brake problems the first time. The second time they said it would simply work itself out. Last week I took it to ...
How do you decide when to trade in a car? I bought a used 2002 Chevy Malibu a year ago with 35K on it, thinking it was a pretty good deal at around $9000. I've since put well over $1500 in it, even with an extended warranty covering many items that have broken or needed replacing. I feel like it's a lemon; should I hang in with it since I've spent so much, ...
Hi Patty. I'm seriously considering buying a 2000 VW Beetle and i'd like to know if you know what the average life i.e. how many miles they go and what defects they have. I've been told their expensive to keep up and that could be a problem. Help! Would this be a good purchase for me! The seller has had nothing but good things with it. Thanks!
We have 2002 Chrysler Sebring. The heater and defroster blows only cold air, until it reaches a certain speed on the highway. My daughter replaced the radiator cap and it all worked again for a short time but now is back to doing the same thing. I know it is losing water and antifreeze as I have to replace it almost every trip to town I make. If I keep ...

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