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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.
Hi, I am 22 years old and I am in deep frustration. I currently own a Chrysler 2002 Sebring convertible.. I owe 11,482 on it.. it was a used car . I got it from one of those auto loan places. My note is $400 a month..how did I get into this. well, to be brief, my car is giving me soooo much trouble and I have not even had it for 9 months. I tried to ...
I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with 110,400 miles and when I drive the car it will run perfectly fine however, out of nowhere the car will just shut off and sometimes it will take about 10 minutes before it will turn on.... Do you know what may be the problem?
I just had my intake manifold replaced on my 1997 Ford Thunderbird. Now it is starting to miss. It was not missing before I took it in. They want to give me a complete tune-up and I want to trade the car in. Could it be possible the rear spark plug could be causing it to miss and if I just replaced it that might be a temporary cure. they want $400.00 ...
I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. The horn started going off, so a mechanic took off the steering wheel cover so he could caught off the horn. He claims the cover was broken. He also claims that the dealer would have to sell me the whole thing instead of just the cover, which would be about $400.00. I know I saw a cover on-line, but do not remember where. ...
I am leasing a 2007 Eos and am about half way through the lease. They called and said they would buy out the lease and get me in a Passat or CC for less money than we are paying now. I went to one dealer last night. I have about $4000 negative equity in the car and when rolled over to the new lease on a Volkswagen CC my payments would be about ...
Hi,I was in a car accident with my 2003 camry on thanksgiving.Tried to avoid hitting the driver ahead of me when he suddenly stopped on the freeway, and instead lost control and hit another car.I have not been told yet if the car will be totaled, but with both air bags out and the front badly damaged, I think that it will be.I just wanted to know the kind ...

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