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Hey, I got a deal for 2004 Oldsmobile Alero (160000 miles). Is it a good thing to get this car? I thought it will cost extra for repairs, maintenance, and long-distance drives may not be possible. I am looking for expert advice, so I can move forward with the deal. Thanks Mary

Hello, I am an owner of a '78 Super Beetle Convertible living in Southern California. (The website wouldn't let me choose the "older" year options and submit my question.) I have owned this car for 5 years and would like to own it for much longer. I have been reading the owners manual and doing the maintenance that I can understand. It ...

I'm trying to make a more educated decision on the purchase of my next vehicle (within the next month or so) and need some advice from someone who knows much more about cars than I do. I have a few very specific needs that require a very specific vehicle, but now that I've identified those needs and narrowed down the vehicle search, I'm still ...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! November 30, 2018, I bought a 2005 Honda CR-V LE with 192,000 km (Canada) for $5300. It came with a "3 month bumper to bumper warranty". Ha ha ha ha ha... Since then, I have had to replace the battery, a blown crank seal, the drivers side seat belt buckle (SRS warning light), battery terminal ends (held in place with a ...

2007 pontiac g5 low 47,000 miles for 12year old car. always garaged. car is out of warranty for a recall (10 years) about fuel line. twice on hot weather days car reeks of gas. special bulletin 12191b seems to say repairs are covered (paid by gm). local gmc and chevy dealers seem to discourage me saying it is not covered and the cost is160 to 250 dollars ...

I took my Honda CRV EX-L into the Honda dealership 2 miles from my home for it regular oil change and they gave me a list of recommended repairs. One is a new Drive Belt, Engine Coolant, and Water Pump and the cost would be $710. My car is running great! I get lots of complements and even an offer to buy it when I was at the self service car wash last ...

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