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I have looked at the safety pick and best snow cars and other sites with regard to this car or the Subaru family of cars - my question is ... are the NE Ohio owners of these cars pretty happy with their winter performance. I am thinking of getting a Subaru because it is one of the least expensive used AWD vehicles with somewhat decent fuel economy for ...
Its been a pretty cold winter in Ohio this year, the coldest one in 20 years with temperatures at 20-30 below zero. I've been home for winter break from college and I hadn't been driving my car much because it needed some repairs done on the windshield wiper transmission otherwise I could not see in the snow. My heating was perfect when it worked and the ...
When the outside winter temperatures fall to 32 and I have condensation and ice on my windows. My defroster and heater do not work on my 2006 Saturn Astra. Saturn looked at it and kept saying there is nothing wrong and other mechanics don't believe me. Driving is dangerous when you cant see out your windshield. Any ideas?
Three in One: Questions In 2009 I leased a 2009 S40 Volvo (6,800 miles to start). The lease was a 5 year lease and it will be up in August. It needs new tires and some minor body damage due to snow and ice. Would it be better to pay off the lease now,(pay around $9,600) or at the end in August and pay the $7000. ? Or, Turn it in ...
I am thinking about buying a 2004 Mercedes E-Class 500 wagon, one owner, 47,000 miles. perfect car fax and service records. I have the car on hold while the dealer is performing an inspection and determining what, if anything, needs attention. It is very clean and will be my second car. I live in Colorado and drive a Mini Cooper in the city. The Mercedes ...
Hi, I would like to purchase a set of used winter tires for my Nissan Pathfinder. I found as set (tire and rims) which was installed on 2011 Ford Edge. The tire size is 235/70R17. The bolt patterns are the same but the center bore is 1mm larger on the PF. Will this fit my PF SL with 18 inch tires. thanks
I'm looking for a new set of 17" tires for my Audi A4 Quattro. I live in Wisconsin so snow is a factor. I drive less than 10k per year but I drive spiritedly. My main concerns are cornering ability and noise. I want to not be mushy in the corners, but yet still a comfortable, quiet ride. I'm thinking an all-season rather than any dedicated summer or winter ...

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