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Hello. I am buying a used car and would like to drive out to see it with a mechanic before I purchase. What is the Los Angeles equivalent of lemon busters?
I need to gently push my aging father into buying a new age-appropriate car. He lives in VA, I live in NYC. How can I make the car buying process as painless as possible for him? I
Hi, I am coming back from overseas and I am buying a factory direct taurus x. I heard on a forum on edmunds.com that Ford is halting production on the Taurus X with sync. I wanted to find out if this is true. Can you please help? Thank you so much.
What do you think about the Costco car buying service (for new or used)? Also, should used car searches be limited to the certified pre-owned category?
We live in NC - we are looking at buying a 2004 Honda Pilot that has been up in NY for the past 4 years - it looks like the owners took very good care of the car - but it has the expected snow/salt rusting. How much of a headache or problem would this rusting propose to us. If we get it at a good price - should we consider it? or just walk away? Thank ...
I was wondering... The lease is about up on my 2004 Dodge charger and I am thinking about buying out the lease and getting an extended warranty. I only have 33,000 miles on it. A bumper to bumper warranty is going to cost about 2700. What do you think?
We are looking at buying a 2008 Nissan Armada, but have had friends tell us there are issues with the towing capacity of the vehicle. The marketing material states it has a 9,000 towing capacity, which we need for our boat. We

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