Need some advice about First gen Dodge Charger LX

I’m thinking of buying a used 1 gen Charger LX, my budget is ~6K. I’ve never had a sporty sedan before and my friends (who all drive Japanese imports, I’ve always driven European) have advised against it. I know where they’re coming from, seeing how they would rather have a Toyota that drives safely for 10 years and gives low mpg. I’m okay with low mpg, as I don’t drive too much. I’m also fine with regular maintenance, and am okay with understanding most car upkeep issues. However, what I do not know is if the 1st gen Charger has any engine/belt/brake/clutch problems that I need to be aware of?

Many people on other car forums also advised getting the HEMI version. What is that all about?

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Advice for getting health insurance at 26

Hi guys. Im turning 26 in February and will no longer be on my parents health insurance unfortunately. I have no idea where to begin or what to do. Does anyone here have any advice for me. How much do you think I will need to pay and what programs can I apply for? I make about 30k a year before taxes. Thanks in advance for your help

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How can I find out if a set of wheels from one car will fit another?

I had a separate pair of wheels with snow tires from my 2012 mustang. I’m trying to sell them, and the guy I’m talking to asked if they’d fit on his 2009 Nissan Altima. I have no idea what to tell him. Is there a website to figure out what wheels fit on certain cars?

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What do you think happened to the transmission/clutch in my 2004 Honda Accord?

I was driving a bit spiritedly in my ’04 four-banger Accord, chirping the wheels a bit. I went around a uturn, shifting from 4th at ~25mph to 2nd. I floored it, and heard it hit redline so I popped it into 3rd. As I’m quickly approaching redline again, I notice I’m still only going about ~25 and my clutch is slipping hard from 1k RPM to 3k RPM, then almost freely moving to redline. I began to also smell this awful, oil-y smell.

I drove in 3rd at 25mph for a bit down the side of the highway, all while smelling this awful oil smell. Sure signs of clutch failure, I know, but it was weird that it went from completely fine- maybe a slip or two when I first started driving over the past two months- to a sudden failure. I could also move it freely into 4th from a stop(stalling it, obviously), and if I put it into reverse it required a ton of strength to get it out of reverse.

What do you think happened to it? Was it my driving that did it, or was it just on it’s way to fail? It was bought from a shady, scummy dealer.

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EMERGENCY question. . Condo association, private property water main break. Need contractor asap. Can we authorize work before insurance company gives Ok? Does insurance cover water main break claims. No damage or leakage within condos yet. It’s bubbling up from drive.

Cause undetermined. Pipes r original from 30 years ago. No recent heavy work or other contracting work done around here recently.

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Nearing 50. May be later off – Thinking of becoming self employed- life insurance questions

My current employer is laying off people and I may or may not get the axe. I am also considering becoming self employed to take control of my own future. I have been there for 20 years.

Either way what are my options to getting life insurance now ? I am very overweight and have diabetes and have had some issues that getting a policy outside will be a challenge.

There is a portable option or conversion in my company’s group policy. I am not sure exactly what that is. I am a single parent with a young child and have always had the maximum insurance that I can get through work.

Are there any options for me to remain insured ?

I feel really stupid for not getting a individual term insurance by myself when I was younger. I never thought about theses things.

Tldr ; layoff maybe difficult to get individual life insurance how to proceed ? Have portability or something

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Home made wind tunnel for testing my kids kub kar. Too far?

“Wind tunnel.”

Thanks goes to GRMS for the idea.

I found that rounding over the leading edge greatly reduced drag. I also made a slight taper at the back which lead to very little drag at the trailing edge. Overall, I’m very impressed with how this is shaping up.

I also used a c-clamp to hold a knife stead on my drill press bed and used the setup like a lathe to cut some weight off the wheels.

Wish us luck!

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How do I get that little blue text after my username that shows what car I own?

I see it on pretty much everyone’s username, and I want one too! Let’s say, for example, I’m super in love with my white 2010 Audi a4 2.0T Premium Plus with the 6-speed manual transmission. How do I let people know?

Also, if anyone has owned or owns one of these bad boys, how was it? I currently own a Hyundai and it’s been crazy reliable, but I want some of that sweet, sweet German engineering. Any help is appreciated.

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