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To Belt or Not to Belt

To Belt or Not to Belt

Q--I used to own an '89 Celica and the manual said change the timing belt at 60,000 miles (and I did). Nowhere in my 1998 Camry's manual or service addendums does it state when it is to be changed. I called four Toyota dealerships and they gave me four different answers. My car has 55,000 miles on...

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2005 Honda Odyssey TOURING AT Open Doors

2005 Honda Odyssey: Adds and Ends

 Q--I recently read an article on top-tier gasoline and fuel additives. Can I go in a gas station and ask to see a list of additives? The owner’s manual for my 2005 Honda... read more February 26, 2010 by  0


 
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan GS Convenience Side Exterior View

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis: Beefy and Beefier

Q--Why is it that Ford Motor Co. indicates that the 2005 Grand Marquis with a V-8 engine has a towing capacity of only 2000 pounds and a Mountaineer with a V-6 engine has a... read more February 21, 2010 by  0


 
2005 Honda Odyssey TOURING AT Angular Front Exterior View

2005 Honda Odyssey: Point it in the Right Direction

 Q--I am often annoyed at the inaccuracies and/or omissions of important details in vehicle owner’s manuals. My 2005 Honda Odyssey manual recommends rotating the tires... read more February 21, 2010 by  0


 
2005 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan XLE Auto (Natl) Trunk

2005 Toyota Camry: When Should I Change The Transmission Fluid?

Q--I own a 2005 Camry with a four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission. The car has 15,000 miles on it. At what time do I need to change the transmission fluid? The... read more June 20, 2008 by  6


 
2005 Toyota Matrix 5dr Wagon XRS 6-Spd Manual (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

2005 Toyota Matrix: Shock When Exiting Car

Q--I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix. About 95 percent of the time when exiting the car I receive an electric shock. I was advised by a friend that the car was not grounded... read more September 20, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan LE Manual (Natl) Instrument Panel

Corolla Vs. Matrix

Q--I own an '05 Corolla and my wife has an '04 Matrix. They both have 1.8-liter engines but there seems to be some differences. When the Matrix is started cold, it is much... read more August 1, 2007 by  0


 
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible

2005 MINI Cooper/Convertible

Cooper/Convertible A convertible version of the popular MINI Cooper debuts for 2005 in both base and "S" trim levels for big-sky enjoyment in a diminutive package. The fully... read more July 27, 2007 by  0


 
2005 VW Jetta

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

Jetta Essentially a four-door Volkswagen Golf with a conventional trunk instead of a hatchback, a significantly revised version is expected to hit U.S. shores in early 2005... read more July 27, 2007 by  1


 
2005 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon

2005 Jaguar X-Type

X-Type A Sportwagon version of Jaguar's smallest sedan is added for 2005 that includes a generous and flexible cargo hold and silver roof rails designed to accommodate an... read more July 26, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Cadillac DeVille 4-door Sedan DTS Rear Exterior View

1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille: Hard To Start

Q--I have a 1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille that is very hard to start. I know part of the problem is that the car doesn’t get driven enough. Any suggestions on what I need to... read more June 22, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Ford Excursion

Car Trivia: June 21, 2007

1. This brand name is often used generically to describe body filler. 2. This term means an amount of money held by an auto parts vendor pending return of a used, rebuildable... read more June 21, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Mercury Sable 4-door Sedan LS Side Exterior View

2005 Mercury Sable LS: Bad Answer From the Dealership

Q--I want to get your opinion on what I think is a bad answer that I got from the dealership and mechanic, relating to my 2005 Mercury Sable LS. I previously owned a 2000... read more June 13, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Honda Odyssey TOURING AT Angular Rear Exterior View

2005 Honda Odyssey: What Addatives Are OK In My Gas?

Q--I recently read an article on top-tier gasoline and fuel additives. Can I go in a gas station and ask to see a list of additives? The owner’s manual for my 2005 Honda... read more April 21, 2007 by  0


 
2007 Buick Park Avenue

Buick Revives Park Ave – in China

This may very well be the new look of Buick – a look heavily influenced by General Motors’ fast-growing operations inChina. The newest member of the Shanghai-GM lineup... read more April 11, 2007 by  0


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Toyota Puts $2000 Spiff on Prius

With fuel prices at or near record levels, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., is offering new “Eco-Nomic savings bonus” incentives on 2007 Toyota Prius models. Cuts of as much... read more April 4, 2007 by  0


 
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