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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Cadillac XTS
There’s no denying that the former king of luxury, quality, and name prestige in the American automobile market has suffered from a case of getting lost in the crowd in recent years. Their...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
The Chevy Spark nimbly walks the line between being functional and being totally adorable. In the spirit of mini cars past like the Ford Festiva and the Yugo, this spritely little creation offers...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Subaru BRZ
This sports car for the everyday man or woman is an irresistible combination of style, handling, and just plain fun. The BRZ offers a respectably good time on the way to work or...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Dodge Dart
It’s back, and better than ever. In the first incarnation of the iconic Dodge since 1976, the Dart has been updated, beatified, and turned into a compact force to be reckoned with. This...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Scion FR-S
This sporty little twin of the Subaru BRZ offers the same light, fun to drive platform but in a bit more spartan, budget-minded form. The marriage of affordability and sports car-like driving is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Infiniti JX35
Designed for those who need plenty of seating capacity but don’t want to drive a minivan, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 hits the mark for luxury vehicles in its class. With innovations that chosen...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX
Honda’s luxury division has been busy making models to meet the needs and wants of a wealthier consumer base, but now Acura is back to a more affordable segment with a decent entry...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Mazda CX-5
Key Features The Mazda CX-5 has a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that offers 155 hp at 6,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Doctor Who Makes House Calls
If you are a doctor who makes house calls, reliability is likely to be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to choosing a used car. You...

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Can I get front struts for 2013 Kia optima 2.0 turbo somewhere other than dealership?
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2013 CR-V EX-L. P0304 code. It is not the spark plugs or the coils. One of the wires of the connector to the 4th coil is open.
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Increased RPM and acceleration. 2013 Suzuki
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Both headlights went out (not at the same time) for 2013 Cadillac ATS. Checked fuses looked ok. Could both halogens go out at arou
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My car started shaking and my brake pedal is hard after installing a sound system
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I was driving to work in a lot of rain and my windshield wipers just stopped in the middle of my windshield. Any ideas what it ma
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2013 BMW X3 2.0 all wheel drive, parking brake button is not doing anything 2013 BMW X3 3.0
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Ford Focus DPS6 transmission - Are the actuators located inside the TCM? 2013 Ford Focus
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I have a 2013 kia soul with 30,000 miles, should my drive belt need to be replaced? If not, at what mileage should it be replaced
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My Transmission Control Module was replaced, but my issues remain. Shuttering, jerking, no acceleration when I push the gas, etc.
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2013 Ford Focus Transmission Issue. Is it worth keeping the car?
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Check Engine light on fault code P000a & P000b
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