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I am considering a career in auto sales. I have been doing automotive marketing and promotional work for the past year earning about 60K. I am talking my local BMW, Acura and Toyota Dealerships and considering taking a sales position. They all seem very eager to hire me. Either because of my background or personality or because I am a woman or maybe ...
The service engine light of my 2002 Ford Escape has been on for a few weeks. I have not noticed any drivability issues with the car. I took it in to an AutoZone retailer for their free diagnostic test and was advised to replace the EGR valve. I called my dealer and got an outrageous quote to fix this valve and that they do not accept outside tests. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
My daughter is trying to buy a vw beetle. we have a dealer that quoted her a payment of 250 per month based on a price of 16,500. He then lowered the price to internet price of 12,495. but is asking the same payment. Is this normal.
My daughter and her friend went in to a local dealership and test drove a van. The salesman quoted my daughter a price to trade in her car and she stated she would need some time to consider everything and talk to me (her mother) because my name is on her car loan. Saturday, her friend went in and tried to turn the van back in but they wouldn?t let him ...
I have a 2000 Honda Accord that has a bad Catalytic Converter. The dealership quoted me at $1300 to fix. They also told me that if I didn

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