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My car was hit in an accident. The insurance company of the person who hit me is paying for everything. The estimate for the body damage to the passenger side doors and front bumpers seemed pretty high - close to $3,000! But as I said, the other insurance company is paying it without a fuss. Also, the repairs are scheduled to take nine days! Of course, the ...
Three in One: Questions In 2009 I leased a 2009 S40 Volvo (6,800 miles to start). The lease was a 5 year lease and it will be up in August. It needs new tires and some minor body damage due to snow and ice. Would it be better to pay off the lease now,(pay around $9,600) or at the end in August and pay the $7000. ? Or, Turn it in ...
I have a 2005 Grand Prix GT with only 42,000 original mile and bought it new, I am the only owner. My car was hit by another car running a light so I need two pass. side doors plus it needs a new sunroof, the original was completely destroyed! Also needs drivers side mirror and other minor damage. Do you think it's worth putting the money it will cost to ...

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