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This morning I just noticed a crack in my windshield. It's at the very bottom (by windshield wipers) and does not interfere at all with vision. It runs about 2ft. horizontally. I'm shopping for a new car this spring, can I get by without fixing it or is it a safety issue? Thank you!!! This site is incredible, you ladies are wonderful!!! Amy
Dear Patty, HELP! I am not making this problem up. This really happens to my SUV. My 2000 Nissan Exterra has mostly been a reliable ride. For the last 2 years a very weird thing has occurred, but only sporadically. I never know when it will happen. The local Nissan mechanics haven't been able to resolve this issue. Without warning, the car will ...
How does the Acura TSX measure up in safety to other competitive brands?
I am trying to reach Cassie Gannis, the 15-yr old race car driver in my area. My high school club has a driver safety grant and would like to speak with a fellow teen who happens to be in the racing field. Thank for any help you may be able to give!
I am in need of a car. My brother-in-law is a car salesman and has a 1990 ford tempo 4 dr with only 43000 miles. It has passed its safety inspection, carfax check, good tires, cold air, and currently runs great. But I also know that at one time, before 1980, it was just as bad to have too few miles on a car as it is have to many. What is your ...
safety recall
We have a three year old, a 15 month old, and another on the way. We need to buy a car that will fit three car seats. We are opposed to mini-vans and are interested in safety and fuel efficiency. Do you know which cars would accommodate three seats, while allowing tall parents to sit comfortably up front? Our current car, an 07 Outback does NOT do this, nor ...

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