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Hi - I am a "petite" woman (5'1") getting ready to purchase my first car. It is really important for me to be able to adjust my seat so I can sit high and have a clear view. I had my heart set on a Prius and test drove it yesterday but did not have a clear view either front or aft and the Prius offers no ways to adjust the seat higher (only to move the ...
My daughter Stephanie (age 17, high school senior) has recently published "This Girl's First Car: Teenage Girls Guide To Safe Car Care & Easy Maintenance Tips" Ths is her very first book, and it is listed on amazon.com and teendriving.com, and she has also had a number of interviews with local media. Would you consider reviewing it for inclusion on ...
Hi! I'm buying my first car and I'm on a rather tight budget. I've narrowed it down to 2 cars but I'm not sure which to get. All things being roughly equal in terms of overall condition and price, which is a better car - a 91 Toyota Celica with 125k miles or a 94 Geo Prizm with 103k miles? I'm looking for a car that will last while without having to ...
Hi! I am 24 years old and am looking to buy my first car. It is really important to me to buy an eco-friendly or "green car". What are some affordable and safe cars that I can consider? p.s. I don
I am looking to buy a first car for my 17 yr old daughter and have about 3k to spend. I need to find the ideal combination of safety, reliability, street cred and low(!) insurance. Do you have any advice - please.
I just recently purchased my first car. The interest rate is extremely high and the car is only 1 year old with almost 60,000 miles. I want to trade it in for another used car after keeping this one for 6 months, would this decision hurt or help my credit score?
Is a used Volkswagen Beetle a safe first car for my teenage daughter?

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