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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 ...
A 1987 xj6 with 69,000 miles. Please give approximate cost for 6 new shock absorbers installed.
Ah, you are a God-send! I just read about you in the Providence Journal. I*m a single woman, retired and don*t have any family or male friends to help me with car buying. I*ve been wishing there was someone I could go to to help me with this big financial decision. I looked up female friendly dealers and there are none with in 50 miles. Here*s the ...
My car makes a clanking sound when I to to make a sharp turn; like into a parking spot. Wide, gradual turns are okay. What could be wrong with my steering to make this clanking sound? Almost like something is popping in/out of place? Thanks!

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