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We have out grown my old 2 door Honda Accord, with a 9 month old we are going to be buying a used SUV this month. I have heard that labor day is the best day to buy a car. Is that true? Should we wait to purchase a car on labor day or can we go ahead and get one sooner. We are looking for a 2010 used SUV for around $15,000. When is the best time to buy?
The battery died on my Ford F-150, so i replaced it. Ever since then when the truck is idling the RPMS go up and down. It used to be set at 750. It stalls out sometimes. Someone told me that you have to let the truck run for awhile so the computer can reset. So we did and its still doing it. Then I took it to a service center they could reset the ...
I just bought four used tires from a guy. What was on the truck were 275/60r17. He put used Firestone Transforce HT 245/75r17 on there. Am I in trouble?
My car failed it's smog test. There is a broken wire in the evaporative purge solenoid pigtail. I've tried to find a used one since they don't make them anymore. No luck. Is there any way I can replace the wire inside or stick it back together. The guys all say the wire is too short. If I knew the connectors and the wire sizes, could I construct a ...
Hi. I drive a 1998 Nissan Altima GLE. 98,000 miles. Fully reconditioned and runs like new. About 2 weeks ago I was in a heavy rainstorm when a "jerk" excuse my French cut me off and timed his SUV to spray maximum water on my car. I was doing the speed limit. I guess I was going fast enough for him. Anyways, I immediately "felt" the motor or the engine in ...
I had two accidents because I used gas pedal instead brake pedal . So I want to have a new car with new technology system Technology Package that will stop a car by itself. My car is old and I get used to the width of the car, it is small. Can you give me an advice what car has the best Technology Package and I want car smaller than a Camry Toyota. Thank ...
What's the typical mark up on used cars?

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