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A brief history lesson, followed by a foray into the future.

05.01.1990

I've noticed the new ads for certain American cars are using words like longer than last year heavier rear-wheel drive and horror of horrors powerful V- engine I thought the Japanese had taught us a lesson in the Seventies that...

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GMPSS: an American car ailment?

05.01.1990

I have a Oldsmobile When I back out of my garage I have to turn right and then left to avoid hitting the house Since Christmas these turns have been hard to do Also when I leave the car parked...

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Should I change my tranmission fluid?

05.01.1990

Each time I get my oil changed the mechanic suggests I change the transmission fluid too He says it should be done every miles at a cost of dollars Do you agree with his advice and is the price reasonable...

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Great mileage and a comfy interior?

05.01.1990

A few years ago we purchased a Dodge Colt Vista We like the three rows of seats the four doors the hatch and the great gas mileage We'd like to get another car just like this one EXCEPT we'd like...

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Expediated automobile aging.

05.01.1990

this week our sources tell us that Ford has made a breakthrough in the study of automobile aging It seems that they've constructed a special test chamber at their research center in Essex England that can subject a car to...

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Is repair coverage from a life insurance company viable?

05.01.1990

My Cadillac has miles and my warranty just expired last month I have a brochure from a life insurance company that will give me full repair coverage for two years at a cost of dollars I have neither the intention...

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Can I install after-market air bags?

05.01.1990

I have a Mercedes Diesel with over miles on it It's a great car and I'd like to keep it The only problem is it doesn't have air bags I am completely convinced that air bags increase safety Mercedes tells...

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Paying a hefty price to be lazy...

04.01.1990

I recently took my Ford Van back to a dealership for a minor tune-up I was presented with a bill of for labor and for eight spark plugs Two blocks away from the dealership an auto parts store sells identical...

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This week, what makes that body rattle?

04.01.1990

I have a Mitsubishi Galant which has developed a chatter when I accelerate back up stop at a stop light or even just rev the engine to - rpm The transmission was replaced less than a year ago and the...

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Why won't my windows defrost in the cold?

04.01.1990

I have Toyota Cressida It's a fine car except that when it gets cold and rains or snows the inside of the my windows fog or ice up What's wrong Wilson RAY Well my first guess is that you forgot...

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