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Dear Patty, My husband and I have recently purchased a New 2008 Toyota Camry and we have a question. Is it a good idea to purchase the "Appearance Protection Package" offered by the dealership at the time of purchase. This package includes "Paint Sealant" which protect the entire surface of your car's paint from the environment, prevents fading, ...
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 ...
Hi! I am looking to buy a used Volvo S60 T5 model with around 40,000 miles on it. For a 2012 model the pricing is 15 grand which seem quite low. The car is equipped with climate and luxury packages. However, the car has been on the market for a good 2 or 3 years! What could prevent someone from purchasing a car like this? Records say nothing negative has ...

I purchased this new vehicle on 8/31/20. On 9/1/20 I received emails from Toyota, and realized I was deceived and conned into purchasing packages I told the finance guy upfront I didn't want. The same day I discovered the vehicle was infested with ants. I tried to get answers about the deception but was passed along and eventually told I was not ...


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