Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

03.01.1999

Peter wonders about the pros and cons of front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive and why is Volvo so proud that its entire fleet front-wheel drive while at the same time Mercedes brags that its cars are rear-wheel drive.

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I am the owner of a four-door Chevy Malibu Is...

03.01.1999

I am the owner of a four-door Chevy Malibu Is my car a classic What is a classic car Do you know how I could find out the value of my car -- William RAY Like beauty William classic is...

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I was hoping you guys could help settle a bet...

03.01.1999

I was hoping you guys could help settle a bet I have with a know-it-all at work First I should tell you that this guy is an egotistical jerk and he is never wrong according to him I was telling...

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I bought a battery at my Buick dealer for my...

03.01.1999

I bought a battery at my Buick dealer for my Buick Century When it came time to pay the bill was They said of the cost was to charge the brand-new battery and to do something to keep the car's...

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I have an ' Cadillac It has never been a...

03.01.1999

I have an ' Cadillac It has never been a really good-running car but it's the best I have I'm always telling my husband to drive it as if it were an old lady not a young chick His contention...

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I have a Saturn SL with miles I recently needed...

03.01.1999

I have a Saturn SL with miles I recently needed the passenger lap belt replaced due to faulty stitching near the buckle The dealer charged me for this repair I was under the impression that seat belts were covered by...

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I took my Toyota Tercel back to the dealer when...

03.01.1999

I took my Toyota Tercel back to the dealer when I heard a loud noise The noise occurred when I pressed on the gas pedal and I presumed it was the muffler The car is fixed but the bill was...

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I'm a -year-old and I've listened to your radio show...

03.01.1999

I'm a -year-old and I've listened to your radio show and read your column for many years My dad has an ' Dodge Caravan I guess he must have been a nerd with a five-speed transmission My mom just bought...

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I have a ' Jeep Cherokee by with miles It...

03.01.1999

I have a ' Jeep Cherokee by with miles It has the liter engine The three motor mount bolts that go into the block sheared off on the passenger side They had to drill out the bolts They put in...

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I have a question about Dry Gas I know some...

03.01.1999

I have a question about Dry Gas I know some brands contain methanol and some contain isopropyl alcohol I know that isopropyl is recommended for cars with fuel injection The question is can I use the isopropyl rubbing alcohol I...

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The engine on my ' Toyota Celica sounds as if...

03.01.1999

The engine on my ' Toyota Celica sounds as if it is full of tree frogs This sound seems to go away when I push in the clutch My mechanic said my throttle bearings are going bad When I asked...

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Both I and one of my fellow poor friends have...

03.01.1999

Both I and one of my fellow poor friends have very old economy subcompact cars I have an ' Honda hatchback she has an old VW Golf We both live in Connecticut where it sometimes gets very cold in the...

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My daughter's ' Honda Civic with miles on it suddenly...

03.01.1999

My daughter's ' Honda Civic with miles on it suddenly started using up to two quarts of oil per week Sometimes more It does not leak oil onto the ground It does not smoke at all It still gets mpg...

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I have a four-cylinder Ford Mustang Recently I noticed the...

03.01.1999

I have a four-cylinder Ford Mustang Recently I noticed the unmistakable smell of coolant inside the car and realized my heater core was leaking Having already replaced it once and being short of cash I merely disconnected the hoses running...

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