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How about adding a category to your AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Dealer layout? I see a category for tires, dealerships and service centers. It would be great if there would be a category for remanufactured (aftermarket) engines and engine parts.
4/20/09 I purchased a 2008 Chevy Malibu, 26,000 miles for my son, a 19yr old driver. The dealer convinced us the Major Guard Warranty was the best thing we could purchase, aside from the car itself. Now I am having mixed feelings. I have been reading some unfavorable reviews. Especially of concern is that a custom radio was installed by the prior owner ...
Hi, I have a 2000 Subaru Forrester. I use my local Subaru dealership for all my Subaru service. They are recommending I replace the drive shaft. I trust them, but this is an expensive repair. Are there any questions I should ask before they do the repair to verify this is really worn out? Also, they said I could keep costs down by replacing it with a used ...
I was in the market for a new car a couple of weeks ago. After requesting on line quotes, I visited several car dealers to renegotiate the deal. As the sell got closer the car dealers asked to run my credit history. That is expected. The thing was that I had already been pre-approved for a car loan through my credit union. It was my understanding that if I ...
I have a V6 2.5 2000 Sebring. At first the car would idle so low when coming to a stop it cut off. They supposedly ran a diagnostic on it at the dealership and told me to replace the upstream 02 sensor which I did.That did not work so I took it back. They said replace the downstream sensor..it did not work. I took it back and they wanted me to leave it so ...
I have a 2001 VW Jetta GL TDI. It has 130,000 miles. Recently it has been having episodes of not accelerating as normal. It comes and goes. The last time it happened it would not go over 30 mph with the gas pedal to the floor. The next day it ran fine. The dealership looked at it and said it needs to have the carbon build up removed and possible turbo ...
Hi ~ I fired my dealership on Friday and want to find a good mechanic. I have not had a woman mechanic since I lived in Boston/Cambridge. Are there listings or is there such a thing as a woman-owned garage in Philly?? Thanks! Amy Honda Civic DX hatchback

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