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Mr_Shiftright

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Mr_Shiftright
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Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Oh, an opinion? I have plenty of those :)

    I don't think any German car ever looks good in Italian colors. That orange BMW reminds me of when people put little hats on their cat and post in on Facebook. It's just not right.

    See, sometimes I even surprise myself. I had tried to post it directly from my iPhone 6, but it came out too big. So I decided to download the file right to my computer and then try to post the picture. I must be becoming a bit more tech savvy than I thought!
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  • Re: 2007 Jeep Liberty JERKS when driving at low speeds...Help!

    Best thing to do is have a tech hook up his test equipment and then drive the car, and capture the data being sent by the various sensors and modules at the exact time of the malfunction. This could be a misfire, or a fuel delivery issue. However, if there's no problem at higher speeds, it's probably not fuel pressure. With a misfire, it should be worse as you climb a hill. But there are other possibilities too.
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  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    GENTLEMEN: Can any of you with past dealership experience help this guy out in our Answers Department? I think I know the answer but I'm not quite sure.

    Basically he wants to know if his Mom enters into a contract on a car as primary co-signer, with him as secondary, and the dealer gives him the car, and then his mom refuses to sign the loan papers, what happens? (Apparently she thought he'd be the primary but the dealer put her as primary so that....well, I'm not sure why they did that).

    http://answers.edmunds.com/answerquestion.aspx?questionId=201613

    My impression is that the whole deal falls through and that the dealer might try to sign him up solo at a much higher interest rate. If I'm right, is he obligated in any way? He has possession of the car.
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  • Re: Where Is Ford taking the Lincoln Motor Company?

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all. :)

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  • Re: Help with Murano thoughts

    The Murano seem to have a good reputation especially 2009 on up models. The older models---well, I'd stay away from them. I always tell people to buy the newest and lowest mileage used vehicle they can afford. If it has some residual warranty, all the better. I'm not keen on old GPS systems---I think your Garmin is a better idea. As for AWD, which adds weight and decreases fuel economy, it really depends on how much you need it. If it's just for one or two trips to the mountains every year, I wouldn't bother to have it. So your local climate is a deciding factor.

    As for aftermarket installations, the big factor there is the professionalism of the installer. On modern cars, if you patch into the wrong wire, that's a big problem, since so much information is multiplexed.
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