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I purchase a car every 10 years and this is the year. I am considering a Mercury Mariner hybrid -- it is time that I put my money where my environmental philosophy is. So I have 3 questions as this time:
1. I drive about 12,000 miles a year, including longer road trips of about 1000 miles. About 2/3 on the road and the other 4000 around town. I am ...
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?
My 2006 Mercury Mariner was repossessed on the day I was going to pay the bill. Now they are charging me an extra $800 to get it back. They said if I did not take it back; they would auction it off and apply the proceeds to my remainder of 3 yr. lease @$350/month, which would be ending in April, 2009.
My question is:
Should I try to keep the car (low ...
I am considering a purchase of a 2007 Mercury Mariner. It has 22k miles. The dealer is offering a lifetime warranty on the engine and transmission. What would be a fair price to pay? What are some questions you suggest I ask?