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    GPS navigation

    Most GPSs have a re-route/detour option that will give you an alternative route (side roads). If traffic is a constant issue, your best bet is to get a GPS with comptible local traffic guidance so you get the fastest route based on real-time speeds. Also, the 3-D screen on most GPSs can be...
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    GPS navigation

    Why I love my TomTom 730: 1. I can keep my cell phone in my pocket while making and receiving calls in the car. 2. Finding my Banks ATM is a piece of cake no matter where I am. 3. I can feel free to explorer the surrounding area in new places 4. "IQ Routes" (this is where TomTom really...
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    Cabin Air Filters (the forgotten filter)

    My first car with a cabin filter was a 2000 Saab 9-5. I bought it used the end of 2002 with 50K mi. The charcoal cabin filter was really dirty and overdue. After that I changed it every 25K mi (about 2 yrs) and that seemed just about right. On my 2004 Honda CR-V I bought new, I changed it...
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    Duraglossed 2 months ago...what now?

    I have 2008 Silver Prius that waxed/sealed in September. I used Duragloss cleaner #101, sealant #105, then finished with aquawax #951. Now that the waether is still fairly nice, I feel like I should reseal it. Do I just continue with the #951, or #105 with the #951 finish, or do the full 3...
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    Post your current MPG

    Mostly highway 2008 Prius - 7,500 mi. Best tank 60 mpg. Average 52 mpg 2004 Honda CR-V - 95,000 mi. Best tank 28 mpg. Average 26 mpg (pre-scan gauge II was 22 mpg)
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    My dealership is giving me free oil changes

    Is the bulk oil's weight marked on the drum or would I have to take their word for it?
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    CVT Owners, How's Your Experience So Far?

    FiremarshalRob, the same is true for my Toyota Prius. The dealer wanted around $1800 for an ext. warranty and I can get the same Toyota warranty for just under a $1000. Anyways, I rented a Dodge Caliber with CVT that just felt clunky, but the Prius is smooth. The Prius has been sold in the US...
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    My dealership is giving me free oil changes

    Toyota specs 5W-30, not 0W-20 officially but I've seen some UOAs that show 0W-20 works well in the Prius. I wouldn't be surprised if Toyota switched to a xW-20 with the 2009 Prius. Steve, nothing wrong with the 5W-30 Toyota oil, it's just that I prefer full synthetic protection and the slight...
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    My dealership is giving me free oil changes

    I purchased an '08 Prius about 2 weeks ago. One of the perks that this dealership offers with all auto purchases is free oil/filter changes for as long as you own the vehicle. Anyways, when the Prius hits 1,000 mi, I plan on replacing the factory fill with Mobil 1 0W-30 and running 5,000 mi...
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    Leather Seats - How do you maintain them

    I second the Griot's Garage vote. Used this in my past 2 Saabs and the leather looked fantastic after 6+ years of daily New England use. The scent it leaves is authentic too.
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    Beware Toyota's....

    I'm putting up my 2000 Saab 9-5 for sale in week or so. I love driving that thing but after 5 years of expensive repair after repair, I'm calling it quits with Europeans. Back to Japanese for me. I like the look of the redesinged 2009 Corollas. Can't decide yet between that or the cheese...
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    Tire deteriation - How long can I run them?

    41-ML-82992-ML- better discussed in tires section - more exposure to experts
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    Tire deteriation - How long can I run them?

    I bought a 2003 Yamaha Virago last year with only 900mi. That summer I put a total of 2300 mi on the odometer so at this rate, treadwear is not going to be a problem. I don't see any visible cracks. What is the general guideline for tire replacement not due to treadwear? How about the inner tube?
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    Annoying Magnifier box in Windows XP

    Sorry for the delay. Here's the link to a screenshot image of what it looks like. <a href="http://virtusgrp.com/images/magnifier" target="_blank">http://virtusgrp.com/images/magnifier</a>
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    Radar detectors-Which one?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: XS650</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The answer to that is a cheap gps modified to emit a radar detector type super heterodyne signal in clear sight on your dashboard. And your radar detector installed completely...
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