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I owe more on my car than it's worth...what can I do?

06.01.2000

I'm in a quandary My girlfriend and I are breaking up A year and a half ago I refinanced her car in my name so she could get a better interest rate on the loan She has lousy credit and...

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Why are my new mufflers LOUDER than the old one?

06.01.2000

For the past month I have been trying to get a certain muffler company to put a quiet muffler on my car I originally brought the car into the shop because of an incessant rattle I was informed that the...

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Why is my parking brake light coming on while I'm driving?

06.01.2000

I own a Toyota Corolla with a manual transmission The parking-brake light on the dashboard has started to come on This is fine when I have the parking brake on but now it happens when I am driving too It...

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Is it worth buying a new car to commute just 1.5 blocks every day?

06.01.2000

My wife wants to buy a new vehicle a Toyota Tacoma I heard many years ago that driving short distances wasn't good for the engine My wife works just one-and-a-half blocks from our home and she always drives to work...

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