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Here are Ray's picks for the essential safety options.

safety safety features buying Hyundai Sonata

Nov 01, 1989

Trouble with my headbolts...

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We drive cross country frequently and we have a question about our Buick It was trouble free until one week ago when a headbolt broke We had to be towed The Buick people replaced the bolt after drilling out what...

engines

Nov 01, 1989

A Mercury Cougar and the French Riviera...

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I am a single year old female with a better than average income I am in the process of buying a new car and I'm torn between the Mercury Cougar LS and the Buick Riviera What should I opt for...

Nov 01, 1989

New from Tokyo:

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not to recommend any more Japanese cars until they give us back Rockefeller Center we'd still like to tell you about this year's Tokyo Motor Show--the World Series of auto shows In addition to unveiling the production models the Tokyo...

Tokyo Auto Show 1990

Oct 01, 1989

My car needs a good lick of paint...

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I have a Ford Thunderbird that I would like to have repainted What kind of paint jobs are available and what does one look for in a shop that paints automobiles George RAY Finding a good paint shop is akin...

paint

Oct 01, 1989

How do I stop up the holes in my car?

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I own a Chevy Chevette with no floor I'm a single nurse trying to make ends meet--in this case I'd like to make the sides of my car meet I put down a couple of pieces of sheet metal but...

safety subframes

Oct 01, 1989

Is my car overheating?

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I own a Ford LTD that I would like to keep as long as I can It has one big fault I dread driving this car in very hot weather because after several stops the temperature light will be on...

summer

Oct 01, 1989

My Saab's a real whiner!

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My Saab has developed a peculiar noise after miles At speeds above mph there is a whine that sounds just like tires on an old steel grate As the speed of the car increases the pitch but not the volume...

differentials Saab

Oct 01, 1989

Disc brakes can be noisey...

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I bought a new Mercury Sable which I now have miles on After it's been parked overnight the brakes squeal for the first three or so stops I have spoken to two other owners and they have the same problem...

brakes noises

Oct 01, 1989

What's with the water in my fuel?

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My Volkswagen Jetta is hygroscopic It attracts water in the fuel Three weeks ago my car was towed to the dealer They tested the gas in the tank and found it was water later I had a dry fuel system...