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Need to have scanned for codes. Can get a free read at autozone then post result. Probably a misfire condition or exhaust flow issue.
Plugged up cat. converter. Needs replaced.
Betting on the master cylinder has failed. Check to see if the rear seal is leaking.
You put a UV oil leak dye in the crankcase and use a blacklight to try to find the location. Possible head gasket, valve gasket and seals or upper pan gasket leak. Or take to shop to find leak.
Need to get the codes read and post results to further assist you. Autozone will read the check engine codes for free. It is possible a caliper has frozen up and is dragging on the rotor. This will make it harder to accelerate and will burn up gas more quickly.
Do you have a check engine light on? If so, get code read at an autozone for free and post results. Otherwise, change spark plugs and air filter and see if the MPG inproves. May just need a tune-up. Also, saw your other post which may be the answer to your problem.
It could just be sme build-up of carbon in the block. Try a good oil detergent to clean the lifters at next oil change and see if that helps.
You are probably not seeing the anchor bolt and block near the base of the battery. Remove this bolt and remove the cables, battery will come right out.
Get estimate at a body shop. The door may be repaired and adjusted and the dent pulled out at a much lower cost than a replacement. It could just be a crease dent at the hinge which they can repair.
Can you describe the noise? Possible stabilizer link, CV joint, ball joint issue etc. Is there any vibration or pulling of the steering wheel while driving? More info. please or take to a shop for a diagnosis.