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    What's hanging from your mirror?

    I have a St. Christopher (patron saint of safe travel) medal my wife gave me. I drive a lot for work and it makes her feel better to know I have "protection" with me. As a matter of fact, I was in a pretty bad accident last winter and came out of it with barely a scratch.
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    They're making it so hard

    I agree. We can talk about it and complain about it, but it's just going to keep getting worse as newer technology comes on the scene. It won't be long before we're all flying around like The Jetson's.
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    Longevity of foreign v. American

    I really hate to say this, but it seems like foreign cars are lasting longer than American made cars these days. I think the U.S. auto industry needs to step up their standards to get our domestic vehicles back to the quality they used to be.
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    Tire Kingdom

    I had to get new tires a couple months ago and paid about the same. It's a hit, but you're right that it's worth it. I hate driving around on shoddy tires.
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    They're making it so hard

    This is a classic example of "they don't make 'em like they used to." Some makes and models do have things positioned in odd places these days. Can it be done? Sure. Does it take at least twice as long as it used to? Yup.
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    Failed brakes

    Oh, man, that does sound like one heck of a ride! You're darn lucky you didn't get hurt. Secondary to that, you're lucky the four wheeler didn't get hurt. Hopefully there won't be a next time, but if there is, try to get off before the thing goes over on you!
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    Got a new one!

    Nice looking vehicle! Good for you! What kind of miles per gallon are you getting with it? Best wishes for happy and safe travels with it! :)
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    Can anyone here give me some feedback on Kia? I am thinking about buying my mom a car and all she needs is something reliable to get back and forth to work. I was thinking a Kia might do the trick if they have a good reputation.
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    Loose wire?

    I agree that pulling the dash apart can give you even more of a headache if you don't know what you're doing. That said, if you do know what you're doing, I would get in there and peek around a bit, jiggle some wires, etc.
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    I'm not sure how long it's been in the Olympics, but I know it's been around for a while. My wife's best friend has a sister who has been to nationals and worlds several times. She never made it to the Olympics, but she did come darn close.
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    All These Shootings

    Donnie, that's awful! Who shot her? That sounds like a personal vendetta, like an ex-boyfriend or something. I think the world has gone mad. I just don't understand how someone can think that going out and shooting a bunch of people is the answer.
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    Battery problem - take to shop?

    I would never do that either, but I have heard of people doing things like this. I guess some people just don't have a clue how to take care of even the most basic car maintenance.
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    I guess they do come in threes....

    I hate to see accidents like that because it makes me think of what could have happened had I been in that spot "x" minutes earlier. I agree that people seem to be getting lazy when they're behind the wheel. Plus, so many people still haven't learned to stay off the darn phone when they're driving.
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    Europe is running out of plastic

    Of all the things we could have a shortage of on this planet, plastic was the last one I expected to hear about. I wonder what a disruption in European auto manufacturing would do to their economy.
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    Oil Changes

    I usually change mine between 3,000 and 5,000. I think Spokane has the right idea about checking the color. If you don't feel like checking it every week, every other week would be fine.
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    Vintage Car Show

    I love car shows of any kind, but the ones with classic cars are the best! That sounds pretty cool that your town has one once a month. I would be there every time!
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    Do I really need a muffler

    As Opal said, I think it's a law in most states. To save some money, you could go to a u-pull-it type of place and remove the muffler system from the same car as yours, find a mechanic that welds, and have him put it on for you. I just did this about six months ago and I saved myself a small...
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    Remote starter installation

    I am thinking about getting a remote starter and I'm wondering what is involved in the installation. Has anyone here installed one of these? I would love to get one before the winter.
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    Possessed Turn Signals

    That sounds like a wiring issue to me. You might have a short somewhere that is making it go haywire. It shouldn't be that complicated of a fix.
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    Sound System Stinks

    My wife has a new Kenwood system in her truck and I think it sounds pretty good. The dealer installed it because the stereo in the truck she wanted wasn't working properly, so I don't know how much it cost. It's got to be cheaper than a Bose though.