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I will be purchasing a prius relatively soon. I live in Los Angeles where hybrid cars are extremely popular. Given my location, how can I get the best deal... is it possible to pay below msrp. ? And what's going on with the hov lane stickers?
I'm considering purchasing a used car but suspect that the owner is not being truthful about the odometer reading. My mechanic suggested that it looks as if the mileage has been tampered with. How can I verify that he's being honest? Is this a crime if he's lying?
What do you think of purchasing the Toyota Yaris 4 door sedan? Is it a good buy?
How do I get the lowest interest rate possible with purchasing my used car? Are there any lenders you may know of, besides going through the dealership's financing? My credit score is 680, and the salesman says he can give me 7.5 on a 4 year loan for a 2003 vehicle. Thank you!!!
Hello I am interested in purchasing a Land or Range Rover that is a few years old. I see that the price drops drastically, almost suspiciously so, for one that is only a few years old. For example, one 3 yr old range rover was over $72,000 when it was new, but was selling for only $13,000 and appeared to be in good condition. Are used range and land rovers ...
Here's my question. I am considering purchasing a 2007 Volvo S60 R. Does anyone know the cons of ownership of this type of performance vehicle and, if so, what they are. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
1. Am considering purchasing a Mercury Mariner hybrid. I ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a lot in the winter. How do the hybrids hold up in very cold weather and snow conditions? 2. If the car is an AWD or 4WD, do I put chains on the front or the back wheels? 3. Does the extended cold weather have a negative affect the battery pack? Thank ...

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