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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 ...
Dear Patty, I live in BC Canada, and I am experiencing some problems with leasing problems with Audi. Here is part of the letter I wrote to them, I am wondering if you can give me some advise? Am I treated this way because I am a female? Just to let you know my financial background to help you understand the situation. I own a house and a vehicle. ...
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 ...
I bought a 2006 toyota in may 2007. I am having financial problems and do not want to have the car repossessed. I am making the payments but after the payments I am not left with money to pay rent and live so rather than not paying and having them run me down I want to turn in the car (I have to drive to work; there are not any buses or trains to the ...
I own a 2 yr old 350Z and am wondering about the "feathering" problems. Just what is that and how do I watch for it?
I am in the market for a new car. I currently have a Honda Civic, which is my second Honda. I would like a car that's a bit on the sporty side, maybe a hatchback, something that's good in the snow, great gas mileage and finally extremely reliable. I keep buying Honda's because I never have any problems with them and I don't have to worry about the ...
Will rain/snow getting under a slightly buckled hood cause problems?

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