Does AWD perform better on an automatic versus a manual transmission?

10.01.2000

I've been leasing Subaru Legacy wagons for the past five years My lease is up this month and I intend to lease yet another Legacy wagon However I'm getting older and I am considering an automatic transmission instead of my...

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Cruise control shuts off below 25 mph -- can I change that?

10.01.2000

I recently bought a Toyota Tundra I am very disappointed in the cruise control After buying it I found that if you allow the speed to drop below mph the cruise control shuts off and you have to reset the...

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Are there any good reasons for having a dealership garage maintain your car?

10.01.2000

I just bought a Ford Focus The dealership is bugging me to start making appointments for maintenance I have been going to an independent garage that I trust and I'd like to let them take care of this car Are...

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Is it safe to put Bridgestone tires on my car after all of the problems that company has been having?

10.01.2000

I own a Toyota RAV that came with Bridgestone tires The front tires lasted more than miles We replaced them with another pair of Bridgestones because we were so impressed Now after more than miles the rear tires need replacing...

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Henry's Honda Civic is Too Tall

10.01.2000

16-year-old Henry desperately wants to modify the Honda Civic that his parents got him. Tom and Ray have advice for him and sympathy for his parents.

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Is it bad to leave cars parked on an incline?

10.01.2000

My partner and I recently bought a new house The driveway up to the garage is inclined We are hoping to someday get our cars or at least one of them into the garage but we are presently having work...

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What's behind this 4-Runner's red hot exhaust manifold?

10.01.2000

My ' Toyota Runner's exhaust manifold turns cherry red every time I drive it I know this is not normal but I haven't found a mechanic who can diagnose the problem First I brought it to the exhaust shop because...

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Can I replace all-terrain tires with all-season tires?

10.01.2000

I have a Ford Explorer with P R Wilderness AT tires My particular tires have NOT been recalled at least not yet But I'd feel safer replacing them My owner's guide recommends replacing them only with other all-terrain tires Although...

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White smoke from the tail pipe. Problem?

10.01.2000

I have a brand spankin' new Nissan Maxima About three days ago it did the weirdest thing It started right up but immediately started making a weird noise And at the same time it blew thick plumes of white smoke...

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Should my spare tire be inflated to the same psi as my other tires?

10.01.2000

Does a tire's air pressure vary depending on whether or not it is supporting the vehicle's weight I'm wondering if my spare tire which is supporting nothing should be inflated to the same psi as the other tires which are...

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