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Is it wise to buy a car in during a "one day sale"?

09.01.1989

It has been a long time since I bought a car and I need some advice--immediately--on how to go about it I bought my Datsun in and it's time to get another car The reason for the urgency is that...

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Is it worth spending more for extra safety features?

09.01.1989

After years of buying dogs I had an old Chevy Nova and a Vega I am ready to move up Is the All-trac Camry safer to drive in the snow and rain and is it worth the cost Do you...

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How to go about selling a classic car...

09.01.1989

I have a Lincoln sedan butterfly doors white leather upholstery in excellent condition It was my husbands I have finally come to the point where I can let some one else enjoy it although I don't want just anybody to...

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Did the mechanics destroy my transmission?

09.01.1989

I originally bought my Toyota Tercel because of its excellent repair record and planned to put a couple of hundred thousand miles on it Now I'm worried The car is four years old has approximately miles on it the oil...

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Will driving a new car fast at the get-go get you better mileage later on?

09.01.1989

Is it true that driving a new car fast from the very beginning instead of slowly as the book tells you to will set the engine in some way so that it gets better mileage later on A Toyota mechanic...

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Why does the coil in Dodge Van die whenever I'm on an Air Force Base?

09.01.1989

I have an esoteric one for you I have a Dodge Van slant speed manual transmission Twice--at and miles the coil died Each time it died within ten minutes of being on the local Air Force Base Could there be...

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Why did my electricity fail after jump starting another car?

09.01.1989

One cold winter night I pulled into a parking lot with my Pontiac LeMans Before I shut down the engine somebody asked for a jump start Me being the nice guy that I am and she being of the opposite...

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Why does my car pop out of gear when driving up steep hills?

09.01.1989

I have a Subaru GL WD Wagon The car runs perfectly and has gone over miles A minor problem occurs when the car is in first gear on a very steep hill headed downhill It will sometimes pop out of...

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How do you silence noisy brakes?

08.01.1989

Is there anything that can be done to eliminate very noisy brakes on a AMC Renault John TOM The noisy brakes on AMC cars are a safety feature These cars are otherwise so quiet luxurious and comfortable that people tend...

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How long should you let your turbo engine idle before turning it off?

08.01.1989

We have a Peugeot Turbo Wagon We love the comfortable ride and the nice features However after only miles the turbo burned out Thankfully it was under warranty but the dealer tried to blame us by saying that we didn't...

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