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    Will the used car market cool off?

    The problem at hand is inflation. As most goods continue to increase in price (to include new vehicles), then used cars also rise to fill in the gaps created by the increase in prices in the new car market. Add in shortages of chips and we are most likely years before the supply chain and...
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    2021 Toyota Corolla sedan & hatch

    Toyota hatchback has smallest cargo space in its class and is abysmally small. less space than subcompact. very poorly designed hatch. back seat space seemed cramped too based on competition. for this I had to pass
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    Just got a 2016 Subaru Forester.

    Can someone post on their experience with the Subaru Forester Manual? Is it really that bad? I am looking at a 2016, but have not drove it.
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    2005 Ford Focus Starter Issues

    Replaced starter and is like night and day. Problem resolved.
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    2005 Ford Focus Starter Issues

    I already replaced the battery due to this starter. It probably has been doing this for 2 years.
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    2005 Ford Focus Starter Issues

    could a bad ring gear make the starter sound weak? would you pay to get it diagnosed or just change the starter out?
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    2005 Ford Focus Starter Issues

    I own a 2005 Ford Focus w/158,000 miles. It has been a great car and would like to get another couple years if possible out of it. Many times when I go to start the car it sounds like really weak and sometimes almost like a grinding sound. I know my battery is fine and other times it has no...
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    2005 Ford Focus Oil Consumption

    Want to thank everyone that had a positive contribution in this thread. Based on previous responses, I will try a higher mileage oil in 5w30 year round and potentially consider a PCV valve change. Thanks.
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    2005 Ford Focus Oil Consumption

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Running a 20W?</div></div> i run either a 5w20 or 5w30 (warmer weather)
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    2005 Ford Focus Oil Consumption

    Have a 2005 Ford Focus with ~148,000 miles on it. It has been an extremely reliable car and still runs great. Noticed it started to burn about a quart between every oil change. Is this normal? Should I get it checked out? I have never changed the PCV valve, but it is in a pita location...
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    Bent Rim?

    would you take a chance on this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mazda-5-17-Aluminum-Wheel-2008-2009-Used-OEM/123465777404?hash=item1cbf2240fc:g:N50AAOSwB5tbM6DP:rk:56:pf:0
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    Bent Rim?

    will i need a new tpms sensor?
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    Bent Rim?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by chainblu</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by philipp10</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Jack it up and spin it by hand. Put something close as a...
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    Bent Rim?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by rollinpete</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does it drive any better?</div></div> Drives perfect now the tire is in rear
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    Bent Rim?

    Drove wife's car and noticed shimmy in the steering wheel. I told her to get the tires balanced. She brought car to walmart and technician stated that front rim was slightly bent, so they put wheel on rear. Do I get a second opinion being she brought it to Walmart? Rim is not noticably bent...
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    Monroe Shocks Seem 1.5" too short

    I want to thank everyone here. I am confident the monroe shocks will work. I'm not a master mechanic and insights have been shared. Great site and great people. Thank you all.
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    Monroe Shocks Seem 1.5" too short

    KYB is the shock for OE.
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    Monroe Shocks Seem 1.5" too short

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Who made the OE shocks? </div></div> Think it was KYB after doing some research...
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    Monroe Shocks Seem 1.5" too short

    Bought some Monroe shocks for replacement on a 2009 Mazda 5. The shock is clearly 1.5" shorter than the OEM. I have contacted the Monroe and they state... "Monroe uses an improved rebound extension prevention method than the OE and other aftermarket manufactures. We use a spring instead of a...
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    Cartridge filter ? 2009 mazda5

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><img src="/forums/graemlins/welcome2.gif" alt="welcome" title="welcome" height="50" width="100" /> The Mazda 5 is an awesome minivan. Too bad they're not more popular in...
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