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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
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Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic,...
The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes to gasket leaks. The Ford Explorer's and Honda Civic's bad transmissions rank them as the most problematic.
Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get Ford Dealership Certified
Ford car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through either the ASSET or the FACT program.
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I have a 1984 Ford F 150 turns over won't start have replace starter ignition control module rotor distributor coil anything else
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When I started my car the Service AdvanceTrac light came on and now I no longer have power steering. What could this be?
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