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What kind of research should I be doing before going to a dealership to buy a new car?
Can you list things you should NEVER do at a dealership?
In January 2005, I purchased a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. I also purchased extended warranties on the vehicle, gap insurance and warranty on the tires. In August 2006, I traded in the Vibe and purchased a G6-hardtop convertible Pontiac. In trying to get a refund on the warranties I purchased on the Vibe, I was told I had to go through the car dealership I ...
Hi, How do you get a dealership Female Friendly Certified? Is there a list of steps you have to take, a procedure you have to follow?
Hi, I rencently purchased a car from a dealership they gave me 2 contracts one for me to take to my bank and one if the bank didn't pick me up. Well the bank will finance me at a higher interest rate, and they can't get the inerest rate they wrote on their contract either. They want to write me another contract for a higher rate, which i do not want to do. ...
I just bought a new Toyota Camry. I drove it for 3 days and I realize now I don't like it. Can I take it back and get another Toyota at the same dealership? Is the car still considered new?
I am considering a career in auto sales. I have been doing automotive marketing and promotional work for the past year earning about 60K. I am talking my local BMW, Acura and Toyota Dealerships and considering taking a sales position. They all seem very eager to hire me. Either because of my background or personality or because I am a woman or maybe ...

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