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My husband and I are considering purchasing a new car. The criteria started out searching for a fuel efficient roomy something to replace our Chevrolet Venture van. It appears the Ford Escape Hybrid may suit. We disagree whether a used Ford Escape 4cl for $17,000 or a used Ford Escape Hybrid for $22,000. I say the Hybrid helps with weekly expenses. My ...
bought used 2005 Ford freestar van-14000 km needs celliniod replaced & check engine light keeps going on, gas gauge computer-changes fuel level(72000km),remote doors say open& it is $2500 work. maintenance is kept up @ same dealer I bought it. No shock damage or muffler ok. Doors do not rattle. All this happened suddenly? Am I getting ripped off?
Hi! I have a '98 Corolla, 137K miles. It's been a great car for me. Recently it's been "stuttering" or hesitating occasionally when I press the gas pedal (after being at a stop.) I thought fuel injection cleaner might be the solution, but it hasn't helped. I only used it once, though. Should I try again? Also, it has that old car sound to it. You ...
We are a family of 6 (2 adults; 4 kids 7 and under); I just totaled our gas guzzling Mazda MPV; do we have any fuel efficient car alternatives that will (legally) transport all of us?
I just bought a 1990 Nissan and I pride myself on trying to fix anything to do with a car but this is a bugger. I can turn the car over and it's a healthy engine but it's not firing or starting at all. The person that had it before me said it may have been from when he took the stereo out, he clipped a wire, but i checked in that area for hours and saw ...
I have a 95 Continental that I just bought a new fuel pump for, the pump works but my car wont start, it will crank but won't start. I checked the fuses and the relay and I don't see any other problems. What could the matter be?? Please help me.
This is an e-mail I am sending to the BBB. Please give me your opinion on what happened to me and what else if anything I can do. I contacted the man of this Jiffy lube on Mon Jul 9 for price chk on taking EGR valve & all the parts apart & cleaned & voided of all the carbons & debris. M Peck the Man told me yes he do this serv & would charge 69.99 for ...

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