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Just purchased used 2002 BMW 330i. Warranty expired 3 weeks prior to sale. Now, rear passenger window will not operate. Will this be an expensive repair and is it possible to find reasonably price extended warranty? Thanks.
I live in sunny Florida and my black 2000 Escort Zx2 has serious fading on the roof and front hood. Are there any products which helps restore the fading to it original black color or is painting the car my only option. Thank youl
do you know the percentage of women in the U.S. that know how to drive a manual car? I'm very curious to know. thank you.
Car is an Olds Alero, 2001, with 78,000 miles. I took my car in for a free 24-point check. The mechanic called and said: 1. Battery needs to be replaced. (Battery in car is original.) 2. Coolant is only good to -20 degrees; needs partial draining and replacing. I said it was good to -34 in Nov.05; he said it deteriorates or maybe someone added water to ...
I love my Audi A4. Is there a similar car that I can get (ie. small, luxurious) that has BOTH AWD and Onstar???
with the carmd it states 3 vehicles per month,does that mean each month you can input 3 more vehicles that are not the same as the prior months and is there a fee for the repots
I have a '93 Toyota Land Crusier recently jacked up 3 inches 36 inch tires winch brush bar and running boards etc for serioul off road use. The engine fried itself! I am about to put a 350 crate moto? with after market fuel injection Chevy GM transmision and transfer case into this thing for about $10,000. What do you think. Rebuilding the Toyota has ...

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