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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 ...
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 ...
When using your Female Friendly Certified Dealer Search within 10 to 20 miles from my zip code (94112)I get 0 certified dealers as my result and then the link to view dealers for each brand. I find it hard to believe that there is not one female friendly certified dealer for Ford, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Acura, and Lexus in my area. Am I doing something ...
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
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?
Hi ( I chose a car - ford mustang- from drop down menu, but only because I had to, to ask you a question. I don't own a car). my question: I need to buy a car. I haven't owned a car in 7 years! I sold my car while living in SF, didn't need a car while living in the city. but now I don't live there and need a car. I'm nervous about the experience ...
Several months ago you offered a seminar or forum available to women and car buying process...I am the President of Nashua Community College with the HONDA PACT program and would like to an information /seminar workshop. We have an number of dealers who are members of ask Patty. Thank you. Lucille Jordan

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