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What kind of research should I be doing before going to a dealership to buy a new car?
What is the best time of year to buy & what model year?
What happens if I own a new LATCH-equipped vehicle, do I have to buy a new car seat with LATCH?
How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...
Hi - I am a "petite" woman (5'1") getting ready to purchase my first car. It is really important for me to be able to adjust my seat so I can sit high and have a clear view. I had my heart set on a Prius and test drove it yesterday but did not have a clear view either front or aft and the Prius offers no ways to adjust the seat higher (only to move the ...
I want to know what kinds of questions should you ask a car dealer when you want to buy a pre-owned vehicle?
I searched for a good deal everyday for 2 months in the heat until I settled on one. I had arranged my own fin. and took my father in law so I could actually get some service. Ok, I signed a buyer agreement in order to take the car home. It was midnight by the time they talked me out of my own fin. It was only a grand they would be getting and I was so ...

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