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Hunted: Honda Civic

Last fall a friend of mine, Lilly, had a 1992 Honda Civic that was slowly falling apart. She had the typical concerns of safety and reliability, and not knowing what to do when it came to cars. So ignoring things … Continue reading

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Parking Pylon Problem (Part 3)

Once I had the repair estimates I checked the book value of the car. It’s about $5,900 without damage and about $4,500 as is. There are four plausible alternatives we can choose from. Don’t repair the car. Try paintless dent … Continue reading

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2003 BMW 3-Series Coolant Leak

Last weekend I met up with some friends, both of whom have BMW 3-series sedans (type E46). Upon arrival, one of them started leaving a puddle of coolant in the parking garage. Not good. I could see it was dripping … Continue reading

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Parking Pylon Problem (Part 2)

So I took my Mom’s car to get repair estimates at 3 different body shops. All the quotes were in the region of $1,300 to $1,800, depending on whether I wanted to get a separate fender ding fixed. Here’s what … Continue reading

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2007 Volkswagen GTI

Source:  Wikimedia Commons The fifth generation GTI shared a platform with multiple VW/Audi models such as the Golf (Rabbit in North America), Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Audi A3. Introduced in mid-2006 as a 2007 model it earned rave reviews from … Continue reading

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Parking Pylon Problem

My Mom called me a few days ago to tell me about a little problem. It seems a new parking pylon was installed in the garage at her office, a pylon which is kind of low which she didn’t see … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Car (Part 3)

Now it’s time to see all your prep work through. The final steps of selling your car are to show the car to prospective buyers and complete the sale. 6. Show the Car Be prepared to answer the same questions … Continue reading

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January Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of January 2011, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address these potential issues: 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Express, Silverado, Suburban, … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Car (Part 2)

Continuing on from yesterday’s article on how to sell your car, the next steps are: 4.  Determine Your Price How much is the car’s book value and how much are you willing to accept?  Check the car’s value on Kelly … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Car (Part 1)

If you want to sell your vehicle, you need to present it well and back that up with solid evidence that it’s a good vehicle.  Here are a few things I would suggest: 1.  Clean and Wash Inside Out It … Continue reading

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