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I would like to help out my daughter with a reliable car. She is almost done with college and lives in a bigger city and I worry about her not having a safe car. I see attractive lease deals like the VW "sign and drive" (0 down, $219/mo, 36 months). I have the money to purchase a $10-12,000 vehicle. So my question, am I better off leasing or ...
I have a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with 33,000 miles on it. My original warranty is expiring at the end of this month. Though I have never missed a service and treat this car like a baby, I know future repairs will be expensive and thus I am considering buying an extended warranty. I love the car and plan on keeping it. I have been given a quote of roughly $3,000 ...
My 1991 Toyota tercel needs a new engine. (it has a nonworking cylinder, in spite of the fact that there are only 60,000 miles on it!) I am thinking of buying an old volvo instead of fixing the tercel. Not having much money, I, of course, would have to buy an older Volvo. I have seen 1981-1989 models in my range. My question for you is, is this ...
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 ...
I leased a car and have one more year before the lease is up. I was talked into the lease rather than buying because the account manager convinced me that I would suffer the depreciation on a new car. My question is, should I buy this car so I will have at least some equity? Once the lease is up, I just walk away with nothing. Thank you, Katie
I have $18,000.00 approved loan thru my credit union @7.5%, is this the price range I am to work with when buying a new vehicle at Saturn? I was turned town for $30,000.00 2009 Outlook (would really like to buy an Outlook)
I have a used car-buying Q for you: We have about $14K in hand. If we are looking at two otherwise identical cars, but Car A has 50K miles and costs $12.9K, and Car B has 80K miles and costs $10K, what do you think? Are the 30,000 fewer miles worth $2,900? Of course we will try to bargain, and maybe we can get A for 12, but the same can be said for ...

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