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I bought a new Lexus 430 and it recommends premium gas (V8 engine). My neighbor has BMW's and says he puts regular non-leaded gas in them, even using ethanol sometimes. Is this something I might think of doing, especially with the price of premium gas? Does it void a warranty in some way? This is the first luxury car I have ever bought and I normally keep a ...
Edmunds.com says Toyota FJ Cruiser needs Premium gas, dealer says "no" takes Regular. Is this true and will mileage be as good with Regular gas?
Dear patty .I am thinking of buying a subaru imprezaWRX.Do I have to use premium gas,as they advise.Are the cars dependable
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 question is this: I am a realtor. My Jeep Liberty lease is up this month and I am considering two very different vehicles. 1. The Acura RDX - it's a small SUV that is quite luxurious however, it only takes premium gas and gets 17 - 18 mpg in town driving. It drives well and I like sitting high above the road. 2. The Toyota Prius - looks ...
My hubby and I own a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 120,000 miles on it that we bought new. It has received all the recommended maintenance. The owners manual recommended using premium gas but due to high gas prices (and my husbands dislike of unnecessarily parting with any dollar) we have occasionally run the car on mid range (89-91 Octane). Now when we run ...
The premium gasoline grade is recommended for Toyota Land Cruiser, but can it drive well with the regular unleaded gasoline? I know the Cadillac Escalade does.

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