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I bought my 2002 Camry XLE almost three years ago, and at the time, it was getting over 30 mpg in daily, mixed driving. The gas mileage has been steadily falling. This winter, it reached a low of ~26 mpg. I get all the scheduled maintenance on my car, which now has 80,000 miles on it. I asked the dealer about changing the spark plugs, and he said "No, ...
I am looking to buy my currently leased 2004 Malibu Maxx LT for $9827. What I would like to know is if there are any other car issues that I need to be aware of and budget for if I purchase this vehicle with the intent to keep it for 4 more years. The mileage is 58000. I have been the only driver. I have provided the vehicle with scheduled ...

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