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Dear Patty, My husband and I have recently purchased a New 2008 Toyota Camry and we have a question. Is it a good idea to purchase the "Appearance Protection Package" offered by the dealership at the time of purchase. This package includes "Paint Sealant" which protect the entire surface of your car's paint from the environment, prevents fading, ...
I was rear ended and the insurance company declared my car a total loss. The $ from the settlement is not enough to purchase a decent used car. So, I was thinking I would take the money and use it to fix my vehicle. I don
I want a SmartCar but I have two children and need the 4-seater that I think is only sold in Europe. Is there any way to buy a 4-door SmartCar here in the US? How does international shipping work. I seriously want to purchase.
I recently bought a used BMW 2001 M3 - a dream car for me ( a former racer but now a rather poor(er) widow). Less then a month after the purchase the battery and the throttle actuator died. This cost me time and $1300 and the dealership of course said "we have no liability" - "sold as is". Please note that the ONLY place I could get a battery!! was at a ...
I have never owned a car before. I am college student and I work part time. I have $1,000 with which to purchase transportation. I have almost no credit history. I don
Patty, I have purchased a 2005 Kia Amanti, it is a beautiful car however I thought I would get better gas mileage than I am. Is there something I may be doing wrong that would boost it. It really is getting poor mileage like 13 or 14 MPG. Is it possible there needs to be some kind of adjustment or is this normal for this car?? I love the car and travel ...
Post-Purchase Dilemma: I paid "sticker price" for a brand new vehicle. Only stopped by to "window shop" and drove off the lot with a new vehicle. I had done lots of research on reliability, reputation of the same, but no price research, as I thought it was unaffordable. They only negotiated monthly payment. I never was informed of purchase price. I ...

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