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I was going to purchase a Dodge Charger SXT, however, because it is rear-wheel drive and I just found out that they don't have snow tires to fit car around here, I decided not to buy. I live in upstate ny and we have bad winter weather. How good is rear wheel drive (I have front wheel drive now)
I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with 87,700 miles. My need is that it has a problem (which when I purchased it) gas line leak, and to have it repaired will cost approximately $800). I'm living on my pension, and at this time need what I have so far for living/medical, expenses. ($1099/mo). I called Capitol One and got a payoff of the car and its around $9800 ...
I own a 1998 Toyota RAV4 (bought new)which I've been very happy with and have begun researching a new vehicle. I plan to purchase in the next year or so. My top criteria are good fuel economy, AWD for snow/icey weather, contained space for two 60# dogs, reliability, price around 25,000 with some flexibility. I am looking at Toyotas or a Subarus so far, but ...
Hi! We just purchased a 1988 Toyota Camry as a dependable car for our son to drive to college. It has 139000 miles and is in good condition. The car has an automatic transmission and was pulled behind an elderly couple's motor home for many of the miles. It has a lube pump system for the lubrication of the transmission when it was towed and the ...
Will you answer a hushand*s question? My wife (Elayne) and I are retired living in Florida, own a Toyota Camry with almost a hundred thousand miles on it and we fear upcoming expensive repair bills, so feel we will soon have to purchase another car. Living on social security we cannot afford anything over $20,000, have friends who share seating room, and ...
The security alarm on my 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix sounds for no reason at various times, even when it is not set. Any advice on what could be wrong and what to do? It is a factory installed component but I did have to purchase new remote entry devices from the dealer and they programmed them to the car. Not sure if this happened since then because I used to ...
Hi Expert, I just received my license last week and is so ready to purchase a car, I looked into the cars magazine and saw some used cars but its to pricey for my budget. I work part time and make less than $17,000 a year. So I don*t really want to fiance the car, I want to purchase it off the lot. My instructor told me about going to an auction to bid on ...

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