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I'm self-employed, but the only evidence I have of income our my own logs and my tax return. I've got $1000 cash to put down on a car and my current car is worth at least $2500. I'm going to be looking for a used Toyota or Honda in the $8000 range. Should I expect any problems with the self-employment status or my credit score? Since I have so little ...
In August of this year I started having transmission problems with my 2004 BMW so I took it to a BMW dealership which quoted me $8500 to replace the transmission. I decided to have the car looked at outside of BMW and went to an independent shop which tried working out what was really wrong and eventually it was determined that I did need a new ...
Ah, you are a God-send! I just read about you in the Providence Journal. I*m a single woman, retired and don*t have any family or male friends to help me with car buying. I*ve been wishing there was someone I could go to to help me with this big financial decision. I looked up female friendly dealers and there are none with in 50 miles. Here*s the ...

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