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I currently have a 1995 Dodge neon. Because my car is over ten years old, I am nervous about driving it any distance. I have saved $3,000 and am looking to purchase a used car that is fuel efficient as well as dependable and no older than a 1998-99. Do you think I'm being unrealistic?
We had a brand new Ford F-250. One of the fuel injectors was stuck open and it flooded the engine with gas. Ford replaced the engine. However, the dealer forgot to add transmission fluid. On the way home the vehicle seized up on the freeway with a screeching halt. Ford then replaced the transmission. My question is: What are the chances of further ...
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 ...
How do i go about doing my own transmission fluid change on my 2000 toyota echo? Can you recommend a shop that i can trust to bring my car in for a winterization, fuel injector cleaner. I do the basic oil and filter and tune up just cant do it all. I live in Levittown ny.
What do you think is the best American compact or small SUV? I'm looking for a combination of cost and fuel efficiency.
Hi AskPatty, I just read your article in the NYT and was interested in this web site, since, as a female, sometimes I feel helpless going to mechanics (who are mostly men) for help doing things that I could have done myself if I knew how. Thank you!! Question: I have a 2003 Honda Pilot at ~58,000 miles. It uses a lot of gas. I was wondering if you ...
Hi Ladies - In about a year my lease will be up on my gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee. I want to do either the hybrid thing or at least get something fuel efficient. I need a decent cargo room 'cause I have two big dogs. If there's any accepted wisdom on hybrids that you all have I'd be happy to hear it. I'm also trying to be somewhat economical on ...

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