If a car's broken into in a mechanic's lot, who pays?

10.01.2002

My car got broken into while sitting in my mechanic's parking lot waiting to get fixed The vandals broke the passenger-side window The mechanic called the police and filed a police report then replaced the window He said he would...

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Do multivalve engines have any real advantages for the average motorist?

10.01.2002

Do multivalve engines have real advantages for average motorists Many years ago I enjoyed reading Smokey Yunick's articles in Popular Science In an article on engines Smokey said that there is no advantage to most drivers He said that multivalve...

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My wife has accidentally parked and left her car running all day. What's the damage?

10.01.2002

I have a troubling situation to ask you about Three times in the past several months my wife has parked her car gotten out and absent-mindedly left this ' Mazda running Once she left it running all day at her...

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Can you recommend a car (not SUV) for a family of six?

10.01.2002

I'm hoping you can help us out With baby No in the oven I've suddenly become aware that the family station wagon is a dying breed and almost no car manufacturers are making bench front seats anymore What happened Will...

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An unwanted passenger has motivated me to fix my window that won't roll up all the way.

10.01.2002

Last Sunday I attempted to go to work early which was my first mistake My beautiful Honda Accord was parked in the driveway The driver's window had been left open about three inches because it's broken and that's as far...

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What do I do for repairs now that Daewoo has closed up shop in the USA?

10.01.2002

I am the not-so-proud owner of a Daewoo Leganza As you probably know Daewoo has recently undergone a series of name changes Daewoo Daewoe Daewho and now Daegone Currently the car has miles on it runs well and is worth...

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Could an octane booster increase horsepower?

10.01.2002

A friend of mine has a Corvette with the -horsepower -liter engine Lately he has been using an octane booster on top of -octane premium fuel He claims that the computer in the Vette can detect the booster and advance...

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Aftermarket cruise control responsible for unintended acceleration?

10.01.2002

Help I bought a Toyota Echo drove it three weeks and it nearly killed me Twice The car suddenly accelerated in heavy traffic The brake had no effect -- it did not slow or stop the car I threw it...

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Can you recommend a rust inhibitor?

10.01.2002

I am the proud owner of a Alfa Romeo GTV I know what you're thinking -- I'm nuts Honestly I'm not Alfas are actually very easy to take care of -- they have simple engines that even a dope like...

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Are leather seats worth the extra cost?

10.01.2002

We are getting ready to have our first baby and are thinking about buying a VW Passat We are trying to make it as cheap as possible and are cutting corners but I am really having a hard time about...

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