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My 2006 Mercury Mariner was repossessed on the day I was going to pay the bill. Now they are charging me an extra $800 to get it back. They said if I did not take it back; they would auction it off and apply the proceeds to my remainder of 3 yr. lease @$350/month, which would be ending in April, 2009. My question is: Should I try to keep the car (low ...
I am driving a 2000 Grand marquis. I would like a newer car with better gas mileage, sporter and all wheel drive ?? Maybe small Suv or car. I want some of the bells and whistles. I am open for anything 25k or less but can go up. Thank you
Hi Patty, First of all, love this site! Thank you! Do we REALLY need to get the car maintenance packages that are recommended at certain mileages? And if so, I am always concerned they (the dealerships) are just checking things that really do not need to be checked, which of course increases the cost of the package. Should I just get over ...
I just finished up the second year of a 3-year lease on a 2006 Volvo S60. At the time I got into the vehicle, I was only driving 10K miles per year, so the 36K limit did not seem a problem. But things change. I am now committed to a new commute for my childs sport that is going to put me way over my miles. I was not thinking of buying the car, because ...
Our 2007 Ford Focus is only getting an average of 18 mpg - this was tested and confirmed by a local dealership. We took it to the dealership we purchased the car from who claim they did "nothing" to it, but the mileage went up to 24 mpg. From there, it started dropping again - 21, 20, 18.8... Last weekend we started smelling gas (3 different days), ...
beginning in 12/06 with an engine overheating problem,engine was rebuilt (head gaskets,etc)since then it has had problems with leaking coolant, overheating in traffic,etc. Now am being told that the head gasket has blown and needs replacing along with an axle seal leak and water passage gasket replaced. Cost estimate is $2000-3000, mileage is 155,000; in ...
I need a car: should I get a used 2005 hybrid Honda Accord V6 for $19K or a new Suburu Legacy AWD V6 $28 or used or new Infiniti G35 ($23 for used; $35 for new). The car is primarily for me, sometimes a friend or teenager; I want it to be cute and sexy (I am finally OUT of the soccer mom look); totally safe; good fuel mileage; peppy to pass trucks on the ...

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