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I may or may not have cost my friend's car a head gasket, but I don't know. Should I tell him?

06.01.1998

After I was involved in an accident a good friend lent me his stealth car a Honda Accord hatchback with miles on this engine I drove it for a week and may have killed it He warned me that it...

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Can my kids ride safely in a new truck?

06.01.1998

I have a brand-new baby and I'm looking for a new car Trucks are cheap and I've always wanted one like maybe a Ford Ranger The trouble is I can't find any info on kids and trucks Are they safe...

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A car dealer explains what "dealer invoice" really means.

06.01.1998

next three weeks we will be printing three responses to our column about dealer cost All are from dealers or former dealers who read the column The first which runs today details more specifics about dealer cost In the second...

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Is it possible to fix a winshield scratch without repalcing the windshield?

06.01.1998

I've got a Subaru Legacy Wagon which I LOVE But one day in some very heavy rain my windshield wiper blade sort of slipped out of its channel and the metal arm scratched my windshield I didn't even notice it...

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