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We are a family of 6 (2 adults; 4 kids 7 and under); I just totaled our gas guzzling Mazda MPV; do we have any fuel efficient car alternatives that will (legally) transport all of us?
When tightening my gas cap I broke a piece off, didn't realize it. the car sat for 10 days while on vacation when I returned and started it the CHECK engine light came on it is yellow. It has come on before and usually requires tightening of gas cap then it goes off after 3 days. This time it didn't go off. Took to dealership they found broken piece of gas ...
My 2004 Dodge Stratus (purchased Feb. 2007)was totaled recently, so now I need to buy a another used car. My Stratus had some qualities, but frequent small repairs seemed to be constant. I have $7000 to spend. I would like a sturdy reliable car. I really would like to find a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, or Corolla but they seem to be out of my reach for ...
I am ready to lease a car asap and am looking at the VW EOS. what do you know about this model, as the price is a big steep for me? I really want a convertible, so can you give me any feedback or alternatives?
Hi I have a young child and wanted to know if it is still possible to get a convertible. Also is there an alternative, a smart alternative to the minivan.
Do you know of any classes like "Ladies Start your Engines" in Central Illinois? I am looking for something like that for my 15yr. step-daughter to take before she is allowed to get her Driver's License. That way she won't burn out the engine like her brother before her. I have looked into the local Comm. Coll. and alternative High Schools (this year they ...

Check engine light is on. Took to replace gas cap and 55 miles later MIL came back on. Was told a smoke test is the thing to do. p0456. small evap leak. 1) what is an appropriate cost for smoke test? 2) Is it hard to find a small evap leak using a smoke test? 3 Is there an alternative to a smoke test?


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