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Which cars out there are still good to work on for DIY mechanics?

10.01.2004

After spending the day working under the hood of my Honda Accord I found myself cursing the Japanese engineers who vomited this forsaken labyrinth into my engine compartment Then I wondered Which makes and models out there made within the...

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A Mini Cooper for Chicago winters?

10.01.2004

My wife thinks it's a good idea for you guys to do a sanity check on me Here's my plan I have a good Nissan Maxima that I've owned since new Our daughter is leaving her car a Toyota RAV...

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A car for Turkey.

10.01.2004

Hi guys I figured you might have an answer to my dilemma I am moving to Turkey that's the country not the bird and have to decide what kind of car to buy there The options are a pickup truck...

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Additives: often a profit-center for garages.

10.01.2004

In the past six months or so four auto-repair shops that I sometimes use including a Toyota and Subaru dealership have started to heavily promote additives They claim that worth of additives for fuel oil coolant and transmission identified as...

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