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About a year ago (?) the odometer reading on my dashboard "disappeared". I was told it was the cluster that needed to be replaced, and that it would cost me $500. He also said it probably was not worth it to have it replaced, and I did not have the money, so I never did. Now, I have to get a smog check, and I went to a test-only center. The guy there ...
My daughter-in-law asked me to help her with a new car purchase. Her present car is a Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4 wheel drive. She uses this car to go to and from work about 30 miles round trip and also for the occasional family trip. Her lease is up in September and she wants to buy her next car instead of leasing. She also wants to get better mileage ...
Not purchase related, but looking for advice on how to better handle being a women GM in a company of 17 other Male GM's. JS
I just posted a comment to one of your articles asking for car accessories that help make moms lives easier. I thought I'd email you directly just in case I posted it in the wrong area. Here is my story: About twelve years ago, I was a single mom with an infant daughter, going to college at Sacramento State and working full time. I had just purchased a ...
I have a 2000 Chevy Suburban, 132000 miles. Service engine light stays on after being taken to shop four times. Purchased it in January, service engine light came on 3 hours later. they have had to replace transmission pump, replace spark plugs, they say they replace o2 sensor, but it still comes on. I started using the ac 2 weeks ago, now my coolant is ...
I own a 1997 Mitsibishi Montero Sport that is in great condition, except for the alternator. I've had to replace the alternator three times in the past six months and based on the last diagnostic test, I don't have an electrical problem. The auto technician says it's because the alternators are remanufactured and tries to offer a new one. I've bought ...
I just recently purchased my first car. The interest rate is extremely high and the car is only 1 year old with almost 60,000 miles. I want to trade it in for another used car after keeping this one for 6 months, would this decision hurt or help my credit score?

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