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What is the oldest year of this hybrid. I really want one but cannot afford new.
Hello, I have a Plymouth Neon 2001 and the last 2 days when I turn off the engine it sounds like popcorn is popping under my hood,It's fast like popcorn. Do you know what this noise is? Thanks
I really, really want a retractable hard-top Miata with all the bells and whistles. Any thoughts on this purchase? I intend to own it a long time - I'm still driving my 91 Shadow with less than 90,000 miles on it. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks ever so!
Hi, I wrote of my car leasing mishaps and asked 6 questions. I hope I didn't overwhelm "Patty". The lease is up soon and I am waiting to hear from you, so I am wiser the next time. Thank you. Jane
What are the basic and most important questions to ask a car dealer? I have not bought a car in 9 years, and as always its such a long process, I wish there was a way to make sure it did not take 3 hours to buy a car...
I leased a car and have one more year before the lease is up. I was talked into the lease rather than buying because the account manager convinced me that I would suffer the depreciation on a new car. My question is, should I buy this car so I will have at least some equity? Once the lease is up, I just walk away with nothing. Thank you, Katie
I leased a VW beetle one year and two months ago, and am struggling to make the lease payment. I went in thinking I would qualify for the 0%, but ended up with a higher interest rate and $349 payment. I have tried to renegotiate this with VW without success. Do you have any suggestions? I am 55 year-old female who will graduate with my first bachelors ...

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