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Patty, I understand location of a used vehicle affects how much a used vehicle is worth as well as condition, mileage, age, etc. Generally speaking, how do prices vary in different parts of the country for pre-owned vehicles? How does it vary by specific vehicle? Thank you.
how effective are traction and stability controls in snow conditions? How do they do in all wheel drive.
I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey EX with 40,000 miles. I am trying to determine the value of it by either selling it on my own or trading it in to a dealer. The car is in excellent running condition. However, the outside does have some surface scratches. I took it to a Honda dealer for a quote. He valued my trade in at $8500 because car fax showed an ...
Hello I am interested in purchasing a Land or Range Rover that is a few years old. I see that the price drops drastically, almost suspiciously so, for one that is only a few years old. For example, one 3 yr old range rover was over $72,000 when it was new, but was selling for only $13,000 and appeared to be in good condition. Are used range and land rovers ...
1. Am considering purchasing a Mercury Mariner hybrid. I ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a lot in the winter. How do the hybrids hold up in very cold weather and snow conditions? 2. If the car is an AWD or 4WD, do I put chains on the front or the back wheels? 3. Does the extended cold weather have a negative affect the battery pack? Thank ...
I own a 2003 Honda Odyssey 5 dr EX with 42,000 miles. I would like to trade it in for a new car. I want to know how much it is worth as a trade in before I go to a dealer. I had a minor accident but had it completely repaired. It is in very good condition except for some minor scratches on the outside. I was given one quote of 8500 by a dealer and was ...
what is the difference between 2wd 4wd and awd. what would be the best for snowy/icy condition and a great family car as well?

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