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My 2004 VW Jetta has 60k miles & 2 days ago the check coolant light came on. I checked the coolant & it was not below the proper level. Today the light came back on & coolant scented steam was coming from under the hood where the coolant tank is. I am going to a Napa auto parts shortly to get more coolant to add until I decide where to get it fixed or ...
How do you rate the new SUVs? In particular, the Volvo XC90 compared to a Tahoe or Ford Expedition? Two features I am looking for are the 3rd seat folding down and a reverse sensing system
Hi. Been running a small landscaping business for the last 26 years and am about to turn 65. I have a '95 Honda station wagon and an '87 Nissan pickup. I'm looking for something "greener" and safer but that I could still use for work. Any suggestions? Thanks. D
I own a 2 yr old 350Z and am wondering about the "feathering" problems. Just what is that and how do I watch for it?
I've been told its bad when you're backing up to shift into drive from reverse while the car is still rolling backwards. Is this bad for the car? Should I come to a complete stop before shifting? (automatic transmission)
I am looking for an SUV that has an easy/fold to remove rear seat. I have two grandchildren, so I need seats that are child-friendly.
I am about to lease an E350 Mercedes Benz. I have not leased a car before. What do I need to keep in mind or request that the arrangement includes/doesn't include? I am also trying to decide if it is a good idea for me to trade in my 1995 BMW or try and sell it on my own. Your thoughts?

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