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Good Afternoon- I would like your opinion on the Lexus IS 2007 Models. I am aware that the models came out in 2006 and have made the mistake in the past, buying a new car the 1st year it came out, I am looking to trade it in. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Dear patty .I am thinking of buying a subaru imprezaWRX.Do I have to use premium gas,as they advise.Are the cars dependable
I recently emailed you about buying a Saab 9-3 and I greatly appreciate the advice. I have more specifics for you though: the car I'm looking ot buy is a 2002 9-3 turbo 4 door Hatchback with about 54,000 miles on it. I believe it is a corporate fleet car (I think). The car is going for about $10,000. Would you recommend buying this given this ...
I am 78 years old. My present car is a 95 Olds Ciera. I put in a transmission last summer. It runs pretty well. I am thinking of buying another car. Do you recommend buying a used car or a new car. If I should look for a used car, can I trust a dealer's 'warranty'? I'm a widow since 1974. I bought my car from a used car lot (dealer). My gfarage mechanic ...
My car buying is in price range of under $27,000. I like the legacy sedan because of the awd for snowdriving. but trunk space seems smaller than my previous saturn L200 sedan. i am considering a honda accord or crv, or saturn aura. i loved my L200 except insecure when snow driving. i have been doing long trips, one was from CT to FL with just myself and ...
Hi there. I traded in my beloved Mercedes SLK230 3 years ago to buy a sedan when my son was about to be born. I can*t seem to recover from the trauma of surrendering my convertible, and I am considering buying an SLK again when my son and sole child has grown out of his convertible child seat. My understanding is that he will be able to have a simple ...
When will the new 2008 Toyota Prius come out? I want a Prius, but I*m trying to decide between buying a 2007 used Prius (rental car), new 2007 Prius, and a 2008 Prius. Any advice?

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