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I am looking at a Saab 9-5 Arc with turbo; a 2002 with 61,000 miles on it. Soon to be college grad with limited budget in the following years. Car has never been in any accidents, but I was wondering with so many miles if the car is due for some engine or expensive maintenance? I\*m worried with a few more thousand miles I\*ll need to do some kind of big ...
My car was hit in an accident. The insurance company of the person who hit me is paying for everything. The estimate for the body damage to the passenger side doors and front bumpers seemed pretty high - close to $3,000! But as I said, the other insurance company is paying it without a fuss. Also, the repairs are scheduled to take nine days! Of course, the ...
Have disabled daughter - total and permanent - from work accident. She has a child to support and raise. Despite everything, company still not being responsible, in any regard - medical treatment, pay, etc. Went for over a year without medical treatment causing worsening of problem to the point of it now being irreversible. Does anyone know any avenue of ...
Hi Patty- I had accidentally driven about 2 miles (slow speed) with the parking brake on. Then I noticed the Check Engine light came on. I checked the manual, gas cap is not loose, fuel is not low, it says to drive about 40 trips (now about 5 trips) and it is still on. 1. Would my mistake with the parking brake cause that to go on? 2. "trip" is about ...
Hi, I was wondering if I might be able to receive some help from this site. I was in a car accident and I cannot understand what happened. My question is this. I was hit by a Pontiac 4-door sedan, a Trans Am, I think. She says that she was going 30 to 35 miles an hour. My car is totaled in the back- the rear bumper has dis-attached, there is a huge hole ...
I have been having non stop problems with my car. I accidentally bought a kia optima. I was only 17 and had no idea what auto suggestion was. Now I'm 24 and I have been paying for a car that does not run. Let's say I'm driving the car right now on the free way. The engine is warmed up and all of the sudden it will just die. So there I am on the freeway ...
I was in an accident and the front and rear crumple zones have been smashed. If these areas are stretched back, will the car be as safe as it was originally? I have read reports that say it'll never perform as it was intended when it was new.

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