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How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...
I'm really interested in buying a Lincoln Navigator. I just want some help in finding a good one, with everything I want in it.
Hi, My name is April Jackson. I am an undergraduate student who will be buying her first automobile soon. I do not want to buy a car that is unreliable,expensive, or imperfect for me. Can you please advise me on a affordable dealership for first time buyers? If so, what would be a good car to save my pennies for. Thanks for this site. It was just what ...
Ok, I've probably already messed up since I've already purchased the car, but here goes. I had an '03 Volkswagen Passat with 32,000 miles and some change on it. I really liked it, but I'd had some little problems here and there. My main problem was keeping the darned thing gassed up! It was a turbo, so buying premium was a drag! Anyway, back in July I ...
help me find a car! I have a Honda passport (owe $6000) trade in offered $4500.. my son's saab (130k) no offers on it ..to SELL; would like a car that gets at least 34 mpg (i drive alot) but reasonable good in bad weather (I am a midwife) but i am also old enough that i want something a bit fun (could be my last good car) ... $20k is probably tops.. i ...
One of the local dealerships basically destroyed my car. The guy said it was the heater core and they replaced it. They treated me with the utmost disdain. When I got the car back, it was OK for a while, but they had put the serpentine belt back on wrong and it cost me $600 because it took the transmission down with it. Or least that's what the second shop ...
I am looking into buying a large cross-over that also has a third row for car pooling, but lots of storage for long family road trips to the mountains. AWD is a must for my husband. I looked at the Ford Freestyle and it seems to fit the bill. Do you like it? Any better choices? Thanks!

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