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Could I use my Honda Civic to tow a small trailer over the Sierra Nevada mountains?

10.01.2003

Help I'm going back to school and the stuff I need want to take won't all fit into my car My friends say I should rent a trailer I'm concerned that my car will be ruined by the effort of...

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Why are minivans a better alternative to SUVs?

10.01.2003

My wife and I recently took the Do You Need an SUV quiz on your Web site The results gave us some alternative suggestions including minivans and compact SUVs My wife asked Why are minivans any better than SUVs They're...

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Who can I call to vent about my Dodge Grand Caravan?

10.01.2003

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan with miles which I bought new So far it has needed -- all under warranty -- a new air-conditioning compressor new seals and a pump in the transmission and a new electric control panel...

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If you bought new cars and sealed them for years, would they eventually be good investments?

10.01.2003

I was looking at the prices of vintage cars today and a question came to mind If a person were to invest in three new cars today and store them hermetically sealed for years would that be a good investment...

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