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Hi Patty, I am thinking of buying a used Volvo (from a dealer) low mileage. I want this car and cannot afford it new. I have leased a Honda for the last three years now want to buy, not sure if I should buy something new or go for this used Volvo $36, 15000mi. Thanks for you time. Mary
I have a used car-buying Q for you: We have about $14K in hand. If we are looking at two otherwise identical cars, but Car A has 50K miles and costs $12.9K, and Car B has 80K miles and costs $10K, what do you think? Are the 30,000 fewer miles worth $2,900? Of course we will try to bargain, and maybe we can get A for 12, but the same can be said for ...
Hi, I am having problem with my 1998 honda civic dx the check light is on my book say it mean engine emission control system may have a problem what do you think the cost may be?
PATTY I HAVE A 2008 CHEVY TRUCK AND I WANT TO GET OUT OF A LEASE . HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE WEB SITE SWAPALEASE.COM? IF YOU NO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE A REPUTABLE COMPANY OR NOT. THANK YOU JENNIFER
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I have a 05 Lincoln LS in the local ford shop right now for issues with the car running rough/ misfires. They cant find anything wrong with it and told me I could have an engine reflash done and it MIGHT fix the problem. When I asked if I should go ahead and get it done I was told it was not really that important. I told him about 060000 ENGINE AND ...
How to obtain used car maintenance history? How might I best go forward? Would you consider giving me a couple pointers? I really appreciate your help.

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