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HI! I have a "93 toyota camry & it has been driving fine until last week.At first I thought it was the leaky H2O hose but even though that has been replaced the cars still drives just as badly. The symptoms are:the engine skips,the engine which used to be quiet is now loud,there is a almond odor coming from the engine.There is not any smoke coming from the ...
I want to get a nice used pick up truck that is good for females. I want in to be 2006 and up. Nothing to big ,but a back seat for my purse ad belongings and good on mileage. What are your suggestions? Female friendly pick up truck!
I have a Lexus RX300 which used to be warm and toasty inside. Now, all of a sudden, I have little heat on the drivers side and no heat on the passenger side. The blower still blows strong and the AC works fine. I was told I needed to replace the heater core which will cost about $1000.00. I did some asking around and I was told that in my car, a flush ...
I am the market for a used BMW 3 series for under $12000. Can you give me any pointers or things I should stay away from?
My 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport needs 2 tires. Is it OK to buy used tires as opposed to new? Kinda strapped for cash right now and the quotes have been $90 and higher for 1 tire.
Hi, It seems that anyone with a wrench and a cash register can call themselves a mechanic. Is there a website or some other source used for rating mechanics so you know you are dealing with reputable people? I do not always find the BBB to be reliable and they do not always list businesses I am interested in.
When purchasing a vehicle, whether new or used, when should the issue of a trade in be used and what is the difference between "trade in value" and "trade in payoffs"? (I asked this due to the NUMEROUS issues my husband has been having with his truck that was purchased last year (03/2009) and has been having major issues since DAY ONE and now I am FED UP ...

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