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Patty: I am searching for suggestions regarding a "car fair" for women. My thought is to provide information - booths - at our dealership which would allow females and their children of driving age to learn vehicle safety and maintenance of same. Do you have any thoughts regarding a process for the success of the above mentioned project? I ...
Is there a list of SAFETY mandates that are required by any agency before a car may be sold as a used car? We bought a used car as is no warranty. Didn
In 2008, the "Smart Car" is being sold in the U.S. What are your thoughts on the reliability and safety of this "Smart Car?" Thank you.
I am considering buying a new minivan. I am choosing between the honda odyssey and the toyota sienna. I am concerned about safe driving in the winter. In comparing the honda odyssey with traction control versus the toyota sienna with all wheel drive is there a significant difference in performance and safety between the two? Thank you
Our requirements for a car include: excellent gas mileage, excellent reliability, AWD, a good safety record, and good storage because we travel with a small sound system. Our present car, the 2000 Outback wagon, has served most of these purposes well (we would prefer better gas mileage) but we have owned Subarus for the last 20 years and are tired of them. ...
I bought a 2005 MINI Cooper S in March 2005. A week after I took delivery on the car, I took it back to the dealer because the sunroof was leaking. It was repaired and never leaked again. However, since then I've heard an intermittent ticking from somewhere around the dashboard and steering wheel areas where the dealer had dissembled to fix the leak. In ...
I am looking to buy a first car for my 17 yr old daughter and have about 3k to spend. I need to find the ideal combination of safety, reliability, street cred and low(!) insurance. Do you have any advice - please.

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