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I'm looking for a vehicle - 1st time Mom, moving to Colorado in the next year, no idea how to drive in snow, 6ft tall, aversion to wagons and minivans and want safe, safe, safe.
97 nissan sentra, cruise control was working on the way to mom's house 250 miles away, failed on the way back help?
I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (100,000 miles) with only 2 payments left ($600 total). I now need a repair that will cost $750. The problem is that it is leaking coolant at a gasket at the manifold intake. Is this car worth putting this much money into? There has been nothing needed but routine maintenance up until now. I'm a single mom and son just ...
My daughter-Patty-tried to get the drivers side door on her 1991 Honda Accord to open but it would not. She had to crawl in from the passengers side. Mike tried to get the door panel off without being able to open the door even from the inside. No luck. The window has been acting "funny" for some time. Help! Thank You, Pattys mom and soon to be ...
A single mom of 5 has asked about buying a used 2001, Chrysler Town and Country van with 73,000 miles in good shape for $7000. Is this a fair deal?
I just wrote to you about a single mom I help, she was talked out of a 2004, Kia Sedona, with 45,000 miles for 9000 miles. The salesman told her that Kia's were being recalled and that the Chrysler was a better deal.

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