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I'm looking seriously at a hybrid Camry, but someone mentioned recently the battery may give out after five years, and they're terribly expensive to replace. What can you tell me about this? Thanks...
I am a 5'3" fluffy short-waisted woman who wants a 4 wheel drive vehicle that fits me. My Chevy trailblazer fits 6'2" husband beautifully, but... I need more lumbar support, a seat belt system that does not cut off my carotid artery circulation, a head rest that allows me to get my chin off my chest, a seat system that adjusts more upright, a tilt ...
How do I know if I require a front end alignment? My tires are very noisy. Would I also require them to be rotated before the alignment? Thanks for your assistance
I have a 1999 Mazda Protege LXIT currently has 140,000 miles. I had the transmission fluid (not the transmission filter) in the transmission changed at 110,000. As it is 140,000 now I think that it is time for another service. Also the gear shifts a little hard than before but overall it works just fine. The previous owner also informed me that the ...
I just wrote to you about a single mom I help, she was talked out of a 2004, Kia Sedona, with 45,000 miles for 9000 miles. The salesman told her that Kia's were being recalled and that the Chrysler was a better deal.
A single mom of 5 has asked about buying a used 2001, Chrysler Town and Country van with 73,000 miles in good shape for $7000. Is this a fair deal?
Is it better for a woman to buy a new car vs a used car.. I'm looking at a used Camry vs a new Scion xB or Corolla. I'm alone without a man....

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