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How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...
I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo and I am currently having problems when I start the car. It takes a long time for the car turn over and sometimes I need to hit the accelerator to get gas. The car, generally, runs fine but this has been happening very frequently now and I know that it's not the starter or the alternator. Is this a fuel injection problem and if ...
My ac and defrosters aren't working. Today when I turned the van on it made a horrible sound, had a horrible smell, and started smoking. When I shut the defroster off it quit doing all of that and I was able to drive it. I have a 2000 Dodge caravan. What is wrong? How much will it cost to fix?
Ok, I've probably already messed up since I've already purchased the car, but here goes. I had an '03 Volkswagen Passat with 32,000 miles and some change on it. I really liked it, but I'd had some little problems here and there. My main problem was keeping the darned thing gassed up! It was a turbo, so buying premium was a drag! Anyway, back in July I ...
How much does it generally cost to have a wheel bearing replaced on a four door Honda sedan? (New bearing and installation). I think I'm being ripped off. Thanks!
I'm looking for a vehicle that seats 7 (with a 2-3-2 configuration), gets over 20mpg in the city, and costs less than $25K. Is there anything other than the Ford Freestyle that meets those criteria?
One of the local dealerships basically destroyed my car. The guy said it was the heater core and they replaced it. They treated me with the utmost disdain. When I got the car back, it was OK for a while, but they had put the serpentine belt back on wrong and it cost me $600 because it took the transmission down with it. Or least that's what the second shop ...

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