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I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
I have a 1999 VW Beetle. It overheated and the car stopped. The VW mechanic said that my coolant flange was broken. Which caused the starter not to work so the first thing he would do is put a starter in. After he did he said exhaust was coming up through the starter and the head gasket was blown. He is charging me 2000 for a flange, starter and head ...
I own a 2000 Chevy Suburban 111000mi. The AC is not working. I tried recharging it myself with freon but it didn't work. The mechanic said to repair ac is $100. What are the costs for ac problems just so i know I'm not getting ripped off? thank u.
My 2006 Mercury Mariner was repossessed on the day I was going to pay the bill. Now they are charging me an extra $800 to get it back. They said if I did not take it back; they would auction it off and apply the proceeds to my remainder of 3 yr. lease @$350/month, which would be ending in April, 2009. My question is: Should I try to keep the car (low ...
How do I make sure that they are not charging me too much? I am a single mother, and can afford a car, but do not need to be ripped off either.
NO PROBLEMS - LOVE THIS VEHICLE!Original owner *98 4Runner, 4WD, 4 cylinder, 111,000 miles, Very clean, serviced regularly at dealer for first 10 years, now looking elsewhere (felt I was getting ripped off at dealer - too expensive, and charging for things I didn*t think I needed) - original clutch, original brakes. New tires. New exhaust system (catalytic ...
NO PROBLEMS - LOVE THIS VEHICLE!Just want some advice: Original owner, *98 4Runner, 4WD, 4 cylinder, 111,000 miles, Very clean, serviced regularly at dealer for first 10 years, now looking elsewhere (felt I was getting ripped off at dealer - too expensive, and charging for things I didn*t think I needed) - still have original clutch, original brakes. New ...

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