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I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan that is making a terrible noise when I turn the car left or right. I took it to the dealership and they said it was air in the lines of the power steering pump. I know some things about cars and this can
Ask Patty, I am a Sales Consultant at a Toyota dealership in Ohio. I have come up with a "recipe" in teaching women how to buy cars. I also provide women with free seminars in buying cars. I am so happy to hear that there is a professional organization for women to join in the automobile industry. I am interested in talking to someone in becoming a ...
I recently bought a used BMW 2001 M3 - a dream car for me ( a former racer but now a rather poor(er) widow). Less then a month after the purchase the battery and the throttle actuator died. This cost me time and $1300 and the dealership of course said "we have no liability" - "sold as is". Please note that the ONLY place I could get a battery!! was at a ...
We have almost gotten to the hairpulling stage of this one. We bought this car new from the Toyota dealership in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in fact, it was a demonstrator. It has been a great car, now showing 252,000 miles! The cruise control has gotten to the place where it won
Patty: I am searching for suggestions regarding a "car fair" for women. My thought is to provide information - booths - at our dealership which would allow females and their children of driving age to learn vehicle safety and maintenance of same. Do you have any thoughts regarding a process for the success of the above mentioned project? I ...
I am single again after 37 years of marriage and work in the school system as a teacher assistant. I have a ford explorer and need to get a car with better gas mileage and cheaper repairs. Can I get an equal trade at a dealership. Phyllis
Post-Purchase Dilemma: I paid "sticker price" for a brand new vehicle. Only stopped by to "window shop" and drove off the lot with a new vehicle. I had done lots of research on reliability, reputation of the same, but no price research, as I thought it was unaffordable. They only negotiated monthly payment. I never was informed of purchase price. I ...

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