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Please talk my girlfriend out of halogen lights!

03.01.2004

I need your help with an issue that's come up between my girlfriend and me She recently installed halogen headlights on her car And I hate halogen headlights HATE them I am very prone to migraines and I find that...

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Is a Toyota Matrix a good replacement for a Honda wagon?

03.01.2004

My dad and I rarely agree on anything and this issue is no different I really want to buy a new Toyota Matrix with a stick shift but he insists that the front-wheel-drive version which of course is the one...

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Myth: Running low on gas will cause your car to suck up a bunch of debris from the bottom of the tank.

03.01.2004

Please help me settle this debate with my dear husband Going to the gas station is a pleasant ritual for him where he gets coffee maybe a fat-saturated cholesterol-charged snack and kibitzes with the employees and other blue-collar workers who...

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Multiple readers weigh in on how to keep Fido safe in the car.

03.01.2004

Regarding the article on keeping Fido safe and cool in the car you were close but no cigar The answer as you've probably heard a hundred times by now is that Fido needs a dog crate preferably a wire one...

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