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do you know the percentage of women in the U.S. that know how to drive a manual car? I'm very curious to know. thank you.
my lights inside my 2000 vw beetle come on while I am driving and my alarm will sound for no reason. Do you know what it could be.
Do you know of any aftermarket kits for installing a small block V-8 into, shall we say..., a 1993 Toyota Camry? Seems like a lot of work and expense, I know. Just a bit of deceit all in the name of fun! Thanx, Nicole
Can you answer this for me so I can end a battle I have with a friend. He says a 4 wheel drive car uses more gas then a 2 wheel drive. I say that what is under the hood and how the car is driven is what determines gas usage. Which is right?
Is there any real way to convince friends and family that domestic-built cars are good enough? People ask me all the time about which import brand such as Toyota, Honda, or BMW, is the best for their next purchase. When I suggest they look at Ford or GM, I get the oddest looks like I'm suggesting suicide or something. Help!
Where is the best place for me to find new rims for my 1999 Ford Mustang?
How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...

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