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Does turning off the AC give my car a horsepower boost?

11.01.2001

My wife insisted that I send you this question which is the source of an increasingly pointed argument that is close to breaking out into dripping sarcasm We have a Toyota Corolla and when it goes up a steep highway...

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Where do I look for my tires' recommended air pressure: the tire sidewall or the driver's side door?

10.01.2001

I've got a Buick with a new set of tires The sidewall says psi and the mechanic put in psi because of the rating on the sidewall On the driver's- side door it says to put psi in the tires...

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What car might you recommend for a driver who's both vertically AND horizontally challenged?

10.01.2001

I am horizontally and vertically challenged Yep that's right -- I'm fat I am as tall as I am wide feet inches in both directions I would like a no-nonsense practical car like a Camry or an Accord but I...

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Camrys are frequently stolen. How to prevent theft?

10.01.2001

My wife drives a Toyota Camry Recently it was stolen from in front of our house and abandoned rather banged up The locks however were undamaged The cop said Camrys are so common that car thieves have master keys for...

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