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I purchased a car a few years ago. Recently my car was wrecked in a car accident, I had no insurance. I am still paying on the car, but I need to purchase another car. I have about $10,000 left to pay on my car, my credit is about 550, I make about 58k a year. I have about $2,000 cash to put towards a car. What do you suppose I do: buy a used car ...
I just bought a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville and the driver's seat belt has a small problem. It tends to curl in the vertical direction, which makes the sides poke me in the chest in a rather uncomfortable way! Do I need to replace the whole seat belt to fix this problem or is there a way to purchase a straightener or other device to stop the curling?
Our 2007 Ford Focus is only getting an average of 18 mpg - this was tested and confirmed by a local dealership. We took it to the dealership we purchased the car from who claim they did "nothing" to it, but the mileage went up to 24 mpg. From there, it started dropping again - 21, 20, 18.8... Last weekend we started smelling gas (3 different days), ...
My husband worked for GM for 47 years and the GM discount that is given to everyone at this time is very unfair to those that made GM what it is today. If they treat everyone the same then they are asking for everyone to go and buy foreign cars, if they want to run a special then it should not be an employee discount for everyone. If that is the way they ...
My credit score is pretty low and I have been without a vehicle for more than 6 months now. I would like to know other than getting my beacon score up what else can I do to purchase an car without have a huge down payment and payments more than $400 a month.
I purchased a car and the dealer cannot find financing for it am I entitled to receive my $2,000 down payment back without any penalties if they cannot secure financing.
I cannot seem to get a straight answer anywhere and I hope you can help. I purchased a 1991 Chevy from a Buy Here Pay Here lot in orlando florida three months ago. When I took in my last payment I was told not to bring my next payment in because they were going out of business and would contact me by mail. My payment is due on Friday and I have not heard ...

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