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What's your recommendation for an SUV to drive around Africa for a year?

07.01.1998

My daughter and I want to go to Africa buy a car and travel around for a year I am she is and we are both in reasonably good health We have agreed that if one of us begins to...

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Having regret over disconnecting an odometer cable to adhere to lease terms. What can I do to make it up to the dealer?

06.01.1998

Help I think I'm in deep doo-doo The two-year lease on my Jeep Cherokee is about to expire I did the unthinkable I unhooked the odometer cable at the transmission But after miles my conscience won out and I reconnected...

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Is the short distance garage sale driving ruining our car?

06.01.1998

My wife and I have a Nissan Sentra with miles on it My wife is kind of stingy with our expenses and attends a lot of garage sales on Saturday mornings Typically she wakes up about in the morning and...

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What do you recommend I include in a toolbox that I'll keep in my car in case of breakdowns?

06.01.1998

I am involved in bird research during the spring and summer in western Oregon that has several times left me in the middle of nowhere with a car problem usually a flat tire I drive over extremely crummy roads and...

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