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I have considered purchasing a 2004 Acura TSX (no Navi) with 54000 miles. Total cost for the car is $18887. Does this seem reasonable? I checked websites and it seems reasonable, but people I have spoken with says the price is about $2k too high.
I have a RX300 2001 w/navigation with 40,000 miles. I am considering purchasing a hybrid SUV and wanted to know what you suggest. I never buy NEW. I try to find older cars with low mileage. Please tell me the pros and cons of buying the RX400h. What is the cost of replacing the battery, what is the average mileage to expect before replacing the battery, ...
Where exactly are the spark plugs located in the 1999 gs400?
My car has 26,000 miles on it, and my dealership (who I always take my car to for oil changes) is recommending their "major service" appointment, that covers all my filters (except hepa), fluid check, rotate and balance tires, adjust parking brake, inspect/replace spark plugs, coolant service, etc. They want about $400 for all this, plus another $90 for ...
Recently I had my mechanic, not a dealer mechanic, check my idle for being to low. He cleaned it and now it is idling at 1400 all the time. He said that because it is computerized there is nothing he can do. Any ideas? Thanks
My beater Honda has 207,400 miles on it and is probably is not worth much more than $2000 because of the cosmetic condition inside and out. It needs a new timing belt and rear struts. I just had new front brakes put in for $560. Three estimates average the work for the timing belt/water pump, and struts out to be about $1150. At this point I am not sure ...
My 2006 Honda Civic currently has 29,500 miles on it. The Honda dealership recommended getting a 30,000 mile maintenance servicing. The cost is $400.00. How crucial are these recommended services? Do they really help with performance or resale value? I believe $400.00 is a significant cash outlay. I need to know that it will be worth it and not just ...

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