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What are the most important questions to ask a private car owner before buying their car?
I've a ten year old Dodge Caravan that has been virtually maintenance-free except routine replacements (it's at 175,000 miles). This vehicle has excellent traction and got me through a horrendous drive up I-80 when most vehicles couldn't make it. I'm looking at replacing my "friend" and have a modest budget. I like the space but wonder if better ...
Should I buy a 1999 Honda Accord with 207k miles? They're asking $3000.00. How much longer can the engine/ transmission last? I'm very afraid of high mileage... thanks in advance.
When I shift into gear my Honda Civic bogs down really bad and the car does not want to go. What could be causing this problem?
I am trying to decide if I should just payoff my 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK or trade for mid-size economy car. I want the most reliable car and the lowest repair cost.
I lost 'ALL' electrical power to the van. I drove into the driveway and the van just completely shut down. There are no lights, radio, power windows, horn, or no noise when trying to turn the key. I tried to jump start, but it would not work. I had the battery tested and it is good. What could it be?
What's the typical mark up on used cars?

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