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Recommendations for an accident averse teen who's buying her first car.

11.01.2002

I am a -year-old high-school student who is car shopping I had convinced myself that I wanted a small SUV like a Honda CR-V or a Toyota RAV But then I started considering the likelihood of a rollover and I've...

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I don't have a garage to protect (and hide) my car. Is a cover a good idea?

11.01.2002

Having recently gone through a horrible divorce as a reward to myself I purchased a -year-old Infiniti Q The car is great However I need to hide this beautiful piece of machinery from my ex-wife when she drives by my...

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It's possible to add an extra side-view mirror, but you might try our mirror adjustment method first.

11.01.2002

I have a stupid little question My Honda Odyssey has a bad blind spot created by the B-pillar I think that's what it's called -- the pillar behind the driver It's caused me to have several near misses when trying...

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Do I have to downshift through every gear while making a routine stop? Only if you want a happy wife.

11.01.2002

I recently moved to France adventure No got married adventure No and have subsequently begun driving adventure No my wife's Renault adventure No Without getting into French driving habits my wife regularly yells at me because when I stop the...

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