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I am considering a 2003 Cadillac DHS. I'm worried about typical failures/reliability with this make/model. any warnings of what to look for? I want to replace the air suspension shocks with regular shocks. can I do this? This is one of the common failures for this model that I have heard of.
I am the mom of 4 year old triplets and my old, beat up minivan (1996 Plymouth Voyager) is in such bad shape that I won't drive my kids anywhere in it for fear getting stuck on the side of a freeway with 3 4-year olds. SUICIDE! My question is what is the best, most economical car that will accommodate 3 toddler seats, me and the kitchen sink? Thank you!
I'm looking at buying a used car --would you recommend buying a used fleet vehicle? I found online a a low mileage factory warranty active close to my price range, and it checks out as a former corporate fleet vehicle. Thanks
i get a strong shock when getting out of my honda accord 2000 only when i'm wearing a coat. can i do anything to stop this?
I own a 1997 Mercury Villager that has fuel injector problems. This I understand was a common problem with the Mercury Villager. To replace the injectors is very expensive. I have had to replace 3 of the 6. Each time the cost is about $600 because they must open the engine so the labor is $300 and the part is $300. Would you continue to replace these ...
My 1999 Chevy Malibu has a problem with its wipers. The motor has been replaced and we are still having problems with the driver side blade going out of sync! Any suggestions on where to find info or get an answer to this annoying problem!!??
Hi I have a 91 Honda Accord. Lately I notice that when I take it out of park it seemed a little hard. Then yesterday I went to the store and when I tried to get it out of park it would not budge. Someone told me to stick the key in the slot and that released the shift....but everytime I park I have to put the key in to get to release. I also notice ...

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