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I just purchased a new Jeep and had a horrible experience!! Here is what happened. We went back and forth for 4 or 5 hours. We finally agreed on a price of $27,995. Well, when we went to sign the paperwork, there was a $2,000 bank fee attached to it because our credit was bad.Which made it $29,995 plus all the other charges. We are trying to build up our ...
I recently got pre-approved for a $15,000 auto loan. My boyfriend took me to a Nissan Dealer and negotiated a 2010 Nissan Altima SR with 6,000 miles for $16,729. Was this a good deal? Family members are telling I could get a brand new car for cheaper.
I am trying to convince husband to trade in suburban for a fuel efficient smaller vehicle. We only really need the big size occasionally - not enough to warrant it in my mind. We could rent a small trailer for the times we need more space (taking kids to college, etc). How does it work when you trade in for a less expensive car? Would i lose money? Our ...
I brought my 2001 Chevrolet Tracker in for repair. I specifically said I am having problems with my breaks and I hear a noise in the front end. I was informed that my rear break line had broken, they would repair the line and bleed the breaks. The work was done and I picked up my car. Within 2 mile my car started to feel shaky. I called the repair shop ...
First of all, I want to say how EXCITED I am to see that there is a website for women about automobiles. I did not have a male figure in my life growing up (and don't currently have a husband or boyfriend who can teach me), so this is exciting for me to learn about automobiles. I have a question but I have a story to the question first... Last year, ...
I purchased a preowned dealer loaner Mercedes Benz E 350 4 matic with full warranty & clean car fax. I bought the car for its reliability & safety. I have had the car for two months & have had three incidents of intermittent lack of brakes & sudden unintended acceleration just barely avoiding accidents. I took the car for service & they were not able to ...

Hello I have a 2014 kia forte5 hatchback. I am looking to trade it in for a much needed work truck. However i am upside-down around 6000 on the car. The car on kelly blue book is worth between 7500 to 8500, and currently i owe about 15000 on the loan (Bad choices) i know, now in order to get out of this upside-down loan and get the work truck that i ...


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