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Hi, I want to buy a new car(Saturn Vue, Honds CR-V or Element or Toyota RAV-4). I thought I would get a better deal using only cash, but I am not. Is this a myth?
Hello all. I am a mother of 2 elementary kids and planning on downsizing to a SUV. Any popular recommendations? Thanks!
How much gas is getting used up by letting our 2002 SuperDuty F-250 idle in the driveway for 10, 20, 30 minutes! Dear Hubby thinks it is only drops...but I fear there is a bit too much ENGINE WEAR and GAS being used up. One a 30 degree day, how long does it take to get the engine ready? On a 40 degree day how long. Of course we want the cab warm, but we are ...
I have a Honda Element and it is now considered Totaled. I was wondering if when my insurance pays me the value if they then own it or is it still mine? I was told by someone I know that it was still mine but I was unsure if that was true or the person didn't know what they were talking about. Please help. thanks

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