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My credit score is pretty low and I have been without a vehicle for more than 6 months now. I would like to know other than getting my beacon score up what else can I do to purchase an car without have a huge down payment and payments more than $400 a month.
My husband worked for GM for 47 years and the GM discount that is given to everyone at this time is very unfair to those that made GM what it is today. If they treat everyone the same then they are asking for everyone to go and buy foreign cars, if they want to run a special then it should not be an employee discount for everyone. If that is the way they ...
Hello, My name is Steven. I live in Charlotte, NC. I have a 1999 Mercury Villager which has the same engine and drive train as the 1999 Nissan Maxima. The Transmission went six months ago, I am in the process of having it rebuilt. After that I am considering having the engine rebuilt (there are currently no problems with the engine). Prior to the ...
Our 2007 Ford Focus is only getting an average of 18 mpg - this was tested and confirmed by a local dealership. We took it to the dealership we purchased the car from who claim they did "nothing" to it, but the mileage went up to 24 mpg. From there, it started dropping again - 21, 20, 18.8... Last weekend we started smelling gas (3 different days), ...
My oil light has been on for the last two days maybe more I do not know, now today half way to work my check engine light came on. Not only that but there is a strange noise coming from the hood. It is not a squeaking or a clanking or a scratching, and it is not very loud. Is it just that it needs oil? I do not really have the money to fix it and its my ...
I had a question about car seat/booster seat safety. My son is 2 1/2 and big for his age. He weighs 32 lbs and he is over 3 feet tall. His car seat says up to 40 lbs is fine, but his shoulders are coming above the highest shoulder strap now and that is not safe. I know there are booster seats for kids as small as 30 lbs, but he seems so young for a booster. ...
Hi, we bought our Prius 2007, and we have already maintained it once. Now the signal on the dash board is telling us it is already time again! The car works fine and maintenance costs over 100 dollars. What happens if we ignore it? Does it really need to be checked that often?

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