AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
Chris Walsh Headshot

Chris Walsh

Owner, Consolidated Automotive Services of indiana

Member since: Oct 2015
Visit Chris Walsh online http://consolidatedautoservices.com
Automotive Expert Advisor

Chris Resides in Nashville Indiana where she owns an Automotive titling company. She and her
husband Alan raise Thoroughbred race horses. Chris has 25 years in the Automotive industry,
16 years of it with a large auction chain. She was responsible for  commercial account
operations which included starting a titling division for the auction chains’ remarketing
company.  That company which is still in operation today services clients from all over the
country. Chris’s goal is to help individuals who purchase vehicles privately through the
internet insuring they have a good negotiable title once the sale is complete.  For more
information about automotive title services go to www.cartitlesexpress.com


Chris Walsh lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

My car was recently totaled and I am looking to get into a small used car with great resale value, great fuel economy and cheap insurance premiums. I was looking at a Fiat 500 pop with 35,000 mi. on it that seemed to hit every mark except the resale value. I really want to sell whatever car I get in a year or two so that I can save money for a car that I really want to keep long term. Therefore resale value is important to me. Do you think this Fiat will give me that? If not, is there a used car that you could recommend? I know the Honda Fit is a constant favorite but I'm not in love with it. Thank you, Megan Read Answers

Hello, I have a general question I hope you can give me better insight on. I recently seen a used car posted online for the price 17.774. The car was traded in this past weekend so when I seen it they hadn't cleaned it out yet from the trade deal. Upon going up to the dealership and going through all the "negotiations" I went back to the financing department to finalize the deal. To make a long story, the financing individual documented the Base Vehicle price at 18,395. When I asked her why the price was 18,395 she said because it included fees and freight. The title tax, processing fees, etc are documented on my contract but the so called freight was added in the price of the car. I asked her why It wasn't documented and she claimed they do that with all their cars to make their prices more competitive, and so they can get their 6% from the government or something. She said on all contracts the freight line is listed N/A. My argument is if the price of the vehicle was advertised at 17,774 should that have been documented at the base vehicle price or are they legit in adding the "freight" charge in the base price and writing that down? Your answers will really be appreciated. Read Answers

I just purchased a 2003 Ford Explorer and the dealer told me I needed a downpayment of $2495. all I had was $780. so I gave them that and they wrote up a finance contact for me to pay them the additional money at $75 per month until the balance was paid off. They also wrote up a finance contract through the bank that said I put down the full amount of $2495. I have payments of $249 to the bank. Can the dealer do that? someone told me what they did was illegal. Read Answers

I'm a 16 year old girl and I found a VW Beetle. to be the first car I've ever owned if I buy it. The odometer is broken, but they think it has 130,000 miles on it. The list price is $3,995. I was wondering if a bug is a good first car? Are they reliable? Do they do well in crashes? My Dad is really good at working on cars and could do minor repair work if needed. Read Answers

I am in the market to purchase a car. I would like to know if I should lease or buy? What are the pros and cons of the two options? Thank you. Read Answers


Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities