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Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used car, unfortunate facts, purchasing a used vehicle
unfortunate facts, purchasing a used vehicle, wholesale value: Gina, Thanks for your question. Sorry about the delayed response, as I have been a little under the weather. Most dealers do NOT mark up their cars that much. 45% is way to high. Most dealers only have a markup of anywhere from 10 to 18%. What KBB...

Tips on Buying Cars: how buy a new car if have no income, retirement money, investment income
retirement money, investment income, new car: Hello Lee, I see this quite a bit. On the application where it ask for job you put the place you retired from and how many years you were there, if you receive retirement money from them put it in the income part. Under Other Income put your investment income...

Tips on Buying Cars: car bought from person filing bankruptcy, filing bankruptcy, creditors
filing bankruptcy, creditors, whole lot: Alberto, Thanks for your question. If you have the title, you are the owner, UNLESS the owner had a lien on the vehicle and did not pay it off. If that is the case, then the seller broke FEDERAL LAW, and should have charges against him. I would talk...

Tips on Buying Cars: Deposit, ford product, reputable dealer
ford product, reputable dealer, shari: Hello Brian, The only reason you should put a deposit if it is a hard to get vehicle and they have to order it or buy it from anothet dealership. You are talking a deposit not a down payment I am assuming. Deposit is okay if you are dealing with a reputable...

Tips on Buying Cars: existing loan with ex-wife, need to trade-in for a family-friendly car, 2006 mitsubishi eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse
2006 mitsubishi eclipse, mitsubishi eclipse, loan registration: Hi Carol I must be very honest, when I first looked at your question yesterday I felt very sad on your part as to what is happening here, having had time to think about a way out from this mess, I am sorry, the way I see it, let go, and start fresh. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finance New Car, kelly blue book, finance trade
kelly blue book, finance trade, salesperson: Hi John, I m not big on paying cash for a new car (used yes). Rates are really good right now. Get the invoice of the vehicle you are interested in, see if any rebates are being offered, find a salesperson you like. Check Kelly Blue Book for the value of your...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Up, what now?, toyota highlander, toyota dealership
toyota highlander, toyota dealership, purchasing a used vehicle: Kris, Thanks for your question. Well, you have several options on your table here. First and foremost, you do NOT have to turn the vehicle in to that specific dealership. You DO however, have to turn the vehicle in to a TOYOTA dealership. It can t be...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car, careful research, cooling off period
careful research, cooling off period, saturday evening: Denise:It really depends on the dealer.In my state there is no cooling off period .Meaning,once you buy the car,you own it.However,the dealer may help you,if you explain your reasons.I always believed with careful research and taking away the emotions in...

Tips on Buying Cars: non resident, vw camper van, international drivers license
vw camper van, international drivers license, e mail address: As for selling I don t see a problem, Insurance becomes another matter, International drivers license and driving record from your current Insurance provider you will be able to submit to get the best rates ? When are you planning on leaving ? let s take...

Tips on Buying Cars: renting, purchasing a car, renting a car
purchasing a car, renting a car, car rates: Hello, Since you re only going to be staying in the U.S for one month, I would not recommend purchasing a car. Sure, it would be possible to sell it, but it would be difficult and time consuming. Plus, I am assuming you have no credit history in the U.S....

Tips on Buying Cars: Selling my car with a Lien, registration issue, lien holder
registration issue, lien holder, bill of sale: Rudin, Thanks for your question. This is a common question. What needs to happen, is that you need to draw up a bill of sale or purchase agreement stating the terms of the sale. You both will need to go to the local DMV and get a temporary registration....

Tips on Buying Cars: Title, missouri title, private party
missouri title, private party, sales tax: Kayla, Thanks for your question. If you aren t exchanging any money, you can simply put price as 0 . That way neither of you have to pay sales tax. Since you aren t really selling the vehicle, but only exchanging it, that is perfectly legal. Hope...

Tips on Buying Cars: Toyota Highlander, toyota highlander 2008, toyota highlander
toyota highlander 2008, toyota highlander, side molding: I found 16 within a fifty mile radius of your zip through autotrader.com, you can copy and paste this address in your browser. http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults.jsp?num_records=25%26search_lang=en%26page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform%26search_type=used%26distance=50%26address=45410%26marketZipError=false%26style_flag=1%26make=TOYOTA%26model=HIGHLANDER%26make2=%26start_year=2007%26end_year=2008%26min_price=%26max_price=%26seller_type=b%26transmission=%26engine=%26drive=4+wheel+drive%26doors=%26fuel=%26max_mileage=%26color=%26keywordsrep=%26keywordsfyc=%26keywords_display=%26sort_type=priceDESC%26body_code=0%26certified=%26advanced=y%26highlightFirstMakeModel=%26showZipError=n%26default_sort=priceDESC%26awsp=false%26systime=%26rdm=1255359421108...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading down, avalon xls, diffee motors
avalon xls, diffee motors, toyota avalon: Hello Jo, I went to autotrader.com and looked within a 500 mile radius and the closet I found was a car for $31987 retail 1400miles . When I looked at edmunds.com, they showed 23970 trade value and 28800 retail, I think the reason for this scale is there are...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading down
Jo:Thanks for the question.First,there are advantages to trade a car.There are tax credits based on your tax rate(ie;$10,000 car at 6.25% will be savings of $625.00 off of the new car.)Second,the most important fact: is the Avalon the only car you like?If...

Tips on Buying Cars: My trade-in is causing problems, toyota rav 4, honda crv
toyota rav 4, honda crv, suzuki forenza: Hi Sandra Having answered thousand of questions on the Internet in various forums, many of these questions blend in with the same answers, I therefore made a website to answer certain type questions that are asked repeatedly, your Q fits that mold. You...

Tips on Buying Cars: trade ins?, down pymt, saturn dealerships
down pymt, saturn dealerships, saturn ion: Hello Nick, When I looked up the trade values, to me it looks like your upside down $8000, $4000 in each car. The way I look at this is you take 8000 at 6.9% x 60 and your starting off with a $171.00 pymt on the negative equity alone. Now there are some big...

Tips on Buying Cars: tradig down, avalon xls, diffee motors
avalon xls, diffee motors, toyota avalon: Hi Jo Dealer may except a deal trading an XLS for an XL same year with about same miles, but as for you getting a check for any amount that s highly unlikely. As for selling outright to any dealer you will be getting wholesale and loose big time, sure...

Tips on Buying Cars: trading down, avalon xls, diffee motors
avalon xls, diffee motors, toyota avalon: Hi Jo, To sum up, first if the car is too big, too hard to shift, why do you want the same car????? I understand the leather and all extras, but it will ride the same, i would keep it, as you are going to lose a lot of money no matter where you sell it. Carmax...

Tips on Buying Cars: trading down, avalon xls, diffee motors
avalon xls, diffee motors, toyota avalon: Jo, Thanks for your question. I think what you are asking is very realistic. You have done your research, and seem to know the accurate values of the cars. What will happen is that once you agree on numbers with the dealership, they will take your car...

Tips on Buying Cars: trading down, avalon xls, diffee motors
avalon xls, diffee motors, sales tax rate: Hello Jo, I did a little bit of research and from what I can gather, it appears your state has a sales tax credit for trade-ins. I was unable to determine if this was a full credit or partial credit, but you can easily find out by contacting a title company,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used car return, pay stubs, date show
pay stubs, date show, truth in lending: Keith you can get out of this, Of course this must be some type of note lot. It is against the law for a licensed dealer to tell someone to purposely repossess their auto, truth in lending laws. You need to be strong. If this guy does not have all the documents...

Tips on Buying Cars: Which Vehicle
Kim:Thanks for question.I agree that are several Suvs on the market.My suggestion is to make a list of what is important to you.With the list,put what is not important to you.I find normally the list not very long.Please remember emotions must be not the reason...

Tips on Buying Cars: Vehicle title with lien, posession, lack of communication
posession, lack of communication, three months: Bob, Thanks for your question. The only thing that you can do is this: Call the bank that had the title, and see what the status is. If you have an email address on your friend, then send him an email asking him where the title is. He won t be able...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1999 Audi A6 2.8L Gas, independent mechanical inspection, deep pockets
independent mechanical inspection, deep pockets, audi a6: Hi Roshan You got expensive taste with cars, lol,with excellent choices, the Km s or being 11 years old don t bother me. But should either vehicle encounter mechanical issues after purchase you better have a deep pockets as parts and labor will be costly,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying new pickup truck, gmc sierra, toyota tundra
gmc sierra, toyota tundra, quiet neighborhood: Hi Linda, Your first question...the future of GM is just fine. Even if they did tank your warranty will be okay. I m not the person to ask about diesel vs gas. Find the invoice on the truck you want and negotiate from that price. I m sure there will...

Tips on Buying Cars: backing out of used car purchase, car purchase, cori
car purchase, cori, recourse: Cori, Thanks for your question. Since you have not taken delivery of the vehicle, you are not considered the legal owner. Even if you have signed all the paperwork, and had work done to the vehicle, you are not considered the legal owner of the vehicle...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a newer used car, best time of year to buy a car, subaru forester
best time of year to buy a car, subaru forester, subaru outback: Hi Emily Best time of year to buy a car is a question that have been answered in so many ways, if you want to read my version, here is a link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/besttime.html As for having the best prices it comes down to supply...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan, kentucky branch, new finance
kentucky branch, new finance, finance charge: Scott something doesn t sound right. A bank can never just tack on $5000 for no reason at all. You don t have to transfer loans from one state to the next. Like I said something is not right and I haven t enough information to help you. Call the original branch...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan, kentucky branch, free legal advice
kentucky branch, free legal advice, new finance: Hey Scott, Something is not right here, what you re saying can t be, if it is then legal answers must be explained. If you care to explain in more detail leave a phone number along with best time to reach you, and check the make private box. Or you...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan
Scott:Thanks for your question.Try to find out with the finance company on why the charge of $5000 occurred.Ask for a detailed breakdown.Or they could have have refinanced the car.Be sure to ask a person who is over your account.These are guesses.In my state,the...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan, kentucky branch, loan question
kentucky branch, loan question, new finance: Scott, Thanks for your reply. Well, I think I have some bad news for you. Since you signed the papers and refinanced the loan, you are pretty much stuck. That s why everyone really should read what they are signing. It sounds like the lender did not...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting car loan when retired, mutual fund portfolio, fica score
mutual fund portfolio, fica score, finance company: Hi Lee, With good credit the finance company will not be concerned about your length of residence. They may want to see some proof of your investments. With a certain FICA score most of the time don t require any proof of anything. I would go to your bank...

Tips on Buying Cars: exporting a car, export cars, path of resistance
export cars, path of resistance, uk passport: Iren:It seems the least path of resistance would be to buy a 2nd hand car,in the UK than to ship it.Since I live the USA,my customers find easier to purchase a car in the state they will live.Unless the cost is better to ship the car.Or,the car you want to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Help on Trading in 2 Cars, 2008 honda s2000, 2002 lexus es300
2008 honda s2000, 2002 lexus es300, honda s2000: David:With current rates,you may be able to get lower payment.Also consider on line banking(i.e.Capital One or credit unions)Remember,the amount to re-finance is normally 75% of loan value.Again down might be needed.And your credit has lot to with getting...

Tips on Buying Cars: Help on Trading In 2 Cars, 2008 honda s2000, 2002 lexus es300
2008 honda s2000, 2002 lexus es300, honda s2000: Hi David You are not to far into negative factor with the Honda. An accident repair $6000. at todays rates is not major unless frame damage was involved. You mention affordable payments,,, refinance for a longer term will lower the payments. You can...

Tips on Buying Cars: New pickup truck, toyota tundra sr5, chevy silverado
toyota tundra sr5, chevy silverado, gross vehicle weight: Linda:My question to you,how much will you tow?According to Ford website you can tow 9,300 lbs.(3/4 ton)This will determine on what type of hitch you will require.My suggestion is to inquire hitch company on your needs.And,gooseneck hitch is a aftermarket...

Tips on Buying Cars: Another Non-Resident question, social security number, google
social security number, google, car loan: Hi Kheyri First I must confess I had no idea where Azerbaijan was located, I have hear it mention through small talk but never paid attention, I did a google and some study, and must say I am very impressed with the culture. You are not eligible for...

Tips on Buying Cars: Owe more on car, negative equity, money down
negative equity, money down, car payment: Claudia, the difference between what you owe (18,000) and what the car is worth (12,500) is called negative equity and will be tacked on top of the new loan. So $5500 will be rolled into the new loan. Which will raise your payment approx 110, ($20.00 per $1000)....

Tips on Buying Cars: Selling my car, california dmv, personalized plates
california dmv, personalized plates, honda accord: Daniel, Thanks for your question. Are you selling your vehicle with the personalized plates or without? If you are selling them with, then you need to do a plate transfer form which you can get from your local DMV. If you are not selling the car with...

Tips on Buying Cars: Titling a rebuilt car in tennessee, salvage title buying rebuilt vehicle wrecked car value
salvage title buying rebuilt vehicle wrecked car value: Hi Beverly, Unless there is a specific Tennessee state law in the works, I don t think you have anything to worry about. I haven t heard anything about titling changes for salvage vehicles; even if there were changes, it s unlikely they would affect you,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used 2006 Volvo S40, average life span, negotiation stage
average life span, negotiation stage, volvo s40: Hi Beatrice I was born and raised in Scandinavia, therefore I know the Volvo quite well. The average life span of a Volvo is 18.5 years with many going way past 400 K , and the frame Sweden make is second to none when it comes to rust through heavy winters,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Warranty, miles warranty, 2008 malibu
miles warranty, 2008 malibu, hi ed: Hi Ed, Good question, and you don t sound petty to me, if you have all the original manual and documentation in the glove box, you may find a separate coverage for the radio as for warranty. If you don t find the answer you re looking for consult the...

Tips on Buying Cars: BMW X5, bmw x5, canada customs
bmw x5, canada customs, candada: Vinny, There should not be any hidden costs, however you will have to get everything cleared thru customs prior to bringing it to the border for export. The Canada customs will need approximatly 72 hours before the vehicle is present for them to do all...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Chrysler, happy new year, little trouble
happy new year, little trouble, short answer: Hi Ceasar Happy New Year, sorry for a delayed answer due to the holidays. Yes I can address the Q of Internet purchasing, my short answer is I would never buy a used car through eBay or private unless I could kick tires prior to purchase. As for shipping...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used car, car mileage, toyota dealership
car mileage, toyota dealership, point question: Hi T.A. Your short to the point question is excellent as you managed to ask 5 very important key questions all rolled into one. Buying any vehicle is a process of steps with main factors, History, Test Drive, Mechanic, Negotiate etc. I could answer...

Tips on Buying Cars: Conditional Delivery Agreements, delivery agreements, predicament
delivery agreements, predicament, downside: Dee, Thanks for your question. There is a huge downside. Technically if you are one day late on making a payment, they can repossess your car, if your down payment wasn t good, they can repossess your car. There are a lot of downsides to letting the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting a car back from a former boyfriend, 2007 hyundai elantra, travis county sheriff
2007 hyundai elantra, travis county sheriff, elantra hyundai: Candace, Thanks for your question and sorry about the delay in answering. Yes, that is all very legal, because you are the legal owner of that vehicle, not him. It is not his car, and never has been. You have full rights to that vehicle and have the...

Tips on Buying Cars: a car that was in the purchasing process, check stubs, mileage charges
check stubs, mileage charges, delivery agreement: Nicole, Thanks for your question, and sorry about the delay in answering. The dealership is required, if they are backing out of the loan, to refund you 100% of your down payment, minus any mileage charges or rental fees that would have been disclosed...

Tips on Buying Cars: How much is this car worth?, salvage, auctions
salvage, auctions, rebuild: Hi Michelle Happy New Year, sorry for the delayed answer, short vacation. Personally, the word salvage would make me stay away no matter how good the deal, to get a better understanding about titled salvage vehicle s navigate to this link on my...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is dealer’s invoice price same as the invoice price online?, best, car
best, car, quotes: You will never figure the true cost, let dealer give you best price, from there you can start at 10% lower which will never happen, but the ball is in play and it s time to see if you have studied how to negotiate, you will most likely end up somewhere below...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ownership of new vehicle, new mexico dmv, physical possession
new mexico dmv, physical possession, day time: Jennifer, Sorry about the delay in answering your question, but thank you for the question. No, you do not have to go thru the contract since you have not taken delivery. You are not the legal owner until you take physical possession of the vehicle. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: RWD Vs AWD, bmw 525i, rwd car
bmw 525i, rwd car, winter conditions: There is no question the AWD is a better choice especially with the type of road conditions in your area, if your pocketbook can afford the extra coin you will be paying for the AWD go for it. As for safety allow me to explain in a different manner,,, a...

Tips on Buying Cars: salvage title/tricked by used car dealer, salvage title, legal recourse
salvage title, legal recourse, frame damage: Bill, Thanks for your question. You have every bit of legal recourse on this deal. You can also call you lender to report to them that the vehicle was rebuilt/salvage before you bought it, and just found out. You can call the dealer that you bought the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Does a survey after purchase have an impact on the dealer?, customer service ratings, car manufacturer
customer service ratings, car manufacturer, new car: Luo, Thanks for your question, and sorry about the delay in answering. All customer service ratings from the manufacturer s have an impact on the dealers. That is why the dealers want good surveys. As for the money the dealer may or may not get. Well,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trade in.. or Personally sell?, nissan altima 2002, nissan altima
nissan altima 2002, nissan altima, crank sensor: Hi Tati Don t be sorry for the long story, there always seems to be a lemon in every batch and unfortunately you seem to got stock with one. You are very wise to not consider the remaining amount to go a new loan with the type interest you re paying. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading up, lunch dates, luck steve
lunch dates, luck steve, good shape: Hi, Unfortunately a $100 per month equates to only financing $5000. If you have $5000 to put down, then are financing $5000 you can buy a $10,000 car. Is that at all possible??? Sounds like your Camry has served you very well but at 22 years old, you are...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used car purchase, body shop departments, carfax report
body shop departments, carfax report, private info: K,thanks for your concerns.First talk to a manager of the history of this car.Second,the car is not delivered until you drive the car off the lot.If this dealer is honest in doing business,they should help you.A carfax is a important buyer s tool.If you request...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used (but like-new) car Millage, independent mechanic, high mileage
independent mechanic, high mileage, drive tomorrow: Neil, Thanks for your question. You are quite welcome for the sharing. An educated consumer is always better than a non-educated. The high mileage isn t always a bad thing. Especially when that kind of miles, because more than likely those miles are...

Tips on Buying Cars: How to get a written quote?, unconditional return policy, luck steve
unconditional return policy, luck steve, question thanks: Your first payment is usually due 45 days from the date on the contract, problem you will have is that it is a binding contract with no cooling off period, so if you change your mind you still cannot get out of the contract. Only dealer you could is Carmax,...

Tips on Buying Cars: '94 acura integra, mechanic shop, acura integra
mechanic shop, acura integra, buying a used car: There are many sources on the Internet to find out values, I like to use edmunds.com myself, Here is the 94 Acura s,You will have to copy and paste it to your browser. You need to go in and change the zip code to your area and click on which model. http://www.edmunds.com/tmv/used/1994/acura/integra/index.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: 97 VW Golf Jazz Edtion used with 230,789miles, vw golf, private seller
vw golf, private seller, car maintenance: Tara, Thanks for your question. You are always at risk with any purchase from a private seller. If I were you, and I am not, I would ask to take the car to a mechanic to get checked out before I purchase the car. If it checks out well, then I would buy...

Tips on Buying Cars: auction, shreveport louisiana, dealer auctions
shreveport louisiana, dealer auctions, lincence: Hey Antoine Getting a dealers licence to attend dealer auctions. If it was a simple process to get one, then dealer auctions would be public auctions. However here is a link for you to study that will tell you what is required http://www.lmvc.state.la.us/...

Tips on Buying Cars: auction, shreveport louisiana, lincence
shreveport louisiana, lincence, department of motor vehicles: Antoine, Thanks for your question. I am a little confused by your question. Are you asking to find out how you can become an auctioneer in the state of Louisiana, or are you asking how you can buy cars at an auction in the state of Louisiana? If you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used car, dealership signs, third party financing
dealership signs, third party financing, delivery agreement: Valoree Lee, Thanks for your question. Technically the law reads that Conditional Sale and Delivery Agreements are not enforceable. If the dealership signs all the contracts, you sign all of the contracts, and you deliver in the vehicle (your daughter),...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a truck, gentleman, money
gentleman, money: Louise, Thanks for your question. To answer your question, no it is not enough to get you out of a ticket, if you get stopped. Secondly, if you bought the vehicle from a dealer, it is illegal to sale a vehicle without current inspection. Thirdly, you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car auction or dealer?, car, auction
car, auction, dealer: Hi Jenny With a poor credit rating, that means high interest, I wish I had more details as to what you consider not a lot of cash or what your hoping to get or wish to happen. I am not a fan of public auctions as the risk factor is to great unless you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car lease taxes on up front drive off fees, state department of revenue, doc fee
state department of revenue, doc fee, payment cap: CR, The fact that your don t have your license plates is not an issue. Once again, YOU and the DEALER signed the documents, contracts, title information, etc. YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR MISTAKE! They are required to get your plates within the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Negotiating, vocabulary words, finance deals
vocabulary words, finance deals, sticker price: Derrick, Thanks for your question. I would tend to disagree with the advice that you have gotten on where to start the negotiating process. Invoice on a new car is pretty close to the actual cost of the vehicle cost of the vehicle. Now, with that being...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car titles!!, chevy blazer, car titles
chevy blazer, car titles, good shape: HI Jennifer Don t expect a salvage-titled vehicle to have a big red salvage stamped on it to warn you. Each state has different ways of classifying title brands. Some in use are: reconstructed, rebuilt, restored, reconditioned, junk, unsafe, repaired...

Tips on Buying Cars: car's final contract, scare tactic, taking possession
scare tactic, taking possession, transportation fee: Tim, Thanks for your question. The answer to your question is simple as far as you and your brother are concerned. NO, he is not the legal owner until he takes possession of the vehicle. He is not indebted to the dealership at all. He has not signed...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting a car for the first time, nissan sentra, full time job
nissan sentra, full time job, first time buyer: Christopher, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately in this credit environment, it is going to be very difficult. Most times on a first time buyer, you are going to have to purchase a new car that is an entry level vehicle such as the Toyota Corolla,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Which car is safest, crash test ratings, vw gti
crash test ratings, vw gti, volkswagen gti: Dear Joy, First of all, congratulations on your upcoming addition to your family. The Honda Fit is an excellent vehicle and has very good crash ratings. The VW GTI (I assume that you are getting the 4 door version) is a larger vehicle and has the newest...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting out of a contract, reputable dealer, day grace
reputable dealer, day grace, son and daughter: Some states have a 3 day grace. I would drop it off at the dealership, and report them to your state if they give you a hard time. If it is a reputable dealer they will do this for you. It is probably the salesperson saying this as he will lose a commission...

Tips on Buying Cars: Engine specifiations., engined car, looking to buy a car
engined car, looking to buy a car, fuel consumption: Racheal, Thanks for your question. As far as your engine size, a 1.0 liter will become very sluggish with multiple passengers in it, however, it may suit your needs. Those engines often do not last as long as a 4 cylinder engine will because it has to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ex boyfriend has car, po box address, siging
po box address, siging, title states: Christine, Thanks for your question. To answer your question, it would be very difficult to report the car stolen even if you had him removed from the title. The fact remains that the car was once registered to him, therefore he can t steal his own...

Tips on Buying Cars: Friend denied loan, malama pono, aloha pumehana
malama pono, aloha pumehana, take overpayment: It really is hard for me to provide answers as I don t know the reason as to why , did your friend get an answer as to why. There is a problem with the credit score that needs to be fixed - does your friend know her credit score ? Here are some questions,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing lease returns
Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing lease returns

Tips on Buying Cars: transfer the title of ownership of a car, dad
Tips on Buying Cars: transfer the title of ownership of a car, dad

Tips on Buying Cars: Insurance Title, scott insurance, place deals
scott insurance, place deals, autocheck: Hi Scott Insurance title is a new one on me, the way I read it anything having an insurance title is an accident repair, which spells Salvage or maybe major damage. Your simple solution is ask to view a history report to find out extend of damage, if...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease End, lease ends, lease company
lease ends, lease company, accrued interest: Tracy, Thanks for your question. It may not seem like the right thing to do, but yes, you are ultimately responsible for the remaining charges, even if you turned the vehicle in to the dealer on a certain date. You can call the lease company and plead...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Return, 2006 nissan altima, voluntary repossession
2006 nissan altima, voluntary repossession, nissan altima: A voluntary repossession is just as disastrous to your credit as a forced one. This should be the very LAST option you should consider. There are ways to have someone assume your lease and take over the payments; search Google or Yahoo! with a phrase like...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Financing, hyundai santa fe, new car financing
hyundai santa fe, new car financing, letter in the mail: Bottom line: I d need to see the finance contract in order to answer your question. Please ask me this question again, but mark the private response option and I ll provide you with a fax number, or scan it and attach it to your question. The scan would...

Tips on Buying Cars: NVH Ratings for Used Sedans, mercury marquis, northstar engine
mercury marquis, northstar engine, chrysler 300: Chris, Thanks for your question. I usually don t get into recommending any vehicles to anyone, as my taste are very different than yours. Here is what I would do. I would go to consumerreports.com, edmunds.com, and various other websites that can give...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing Lease Returns, lease return, lease returns
lease return, lease returns, joe thanks: Joe, Thanks for your question. This is a very good question. As far as finding out what the dealer paid for the vehicle, the only way to find that out would be for the dealer to show you. The dealer is probably being honest with you about the cost that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing lease returns, lease return, lease returns
lease return, lease returns, factory warranty: A Dealers only pay s Trade Value, Avg Trade In or Wholesale Value, they are one in the same. Let me explain this, A Lease Buyout or Return is when the dealer has leased a car to some one and they turn it in back to the dealer because their lease has...

Tips on Buying Cars: two party title, boyfriends name, dmv office
boyfriends name, dmv office, signature: Rodney, Thanks for your question. You are technically the owner just as he is. You can take the car back if you want, since you do have the title with his signature signing it over to you. If I were you, I would go straight to the DMV office and get...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchasing a cae, paul thanks, question the answer
paul thanks, question the answer, paperwork: Paul, Thanks for your question. The answer is very simple. If you did not take possession of the new vehicle and you have your old vehicle, then you do not owe the dealership anything, you are not the legal owner of the new vehicle, and they MUST give...

Tips on Buying Cars: returning truck, car deal, relize
car deal, relize, 4 wheeler: Diana, Thanks for your question. The dealership is correct, unfortunately. Most dealerships will not let you back out of a car deal once you take delivery of the vehicle. As long as the dealer did not put in writing, or display the vehicle as 4WD when...

Tips on Buying Cars: Simple Question About MSRP, invoice price, mitsubishi lancer
invoice price, mitsubishi lancer, car manufacturer: Derrick, Thanks for your question. The national base price of a vehicle on the MSRP, means that if the car is equipped that way. Most dealers only order their cars with the options that most buyers want. This means what they are selling the best. It...

Tips on Buying Cars: trade ins, true numbers, hot buttons
true numbers, hot buttons, car down: You accomplish one thing at a time. First being what you are going to pay for the car. Here is how it works; I become your trusted salesman, I ask you questions like, How did you hear about us, did you find us on the Internet or did you see our ads. I want...

Tips on Buying Cars: transfer the title of ownership of a car, motor vehicles office, department of motor vehicles
motor vehicles office, department of motor vehicles, insurance agent: Wan, Thanks for your question. You will need to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles office in your area to transfer the title and the registration to your daughters name. Your daughter will need to be there to sign the documents as well as the buyer....

Tips on Buying Cars: Vw used car, independent repair, vw dealer
independent repair, vw dealer, extended warranty: hi tibor, first off is i an extended warranty good at any vw dealer???? if it is try another dealership. also, if it is a warranty good at any licensed repair facility, then go to an independent repair faility. let me know and we can proceed from there ...

Tips on Buying Cars: wondering what to buy, honda civic cx, independent mechanical inspection
honda civic cx, independent mechanical inspection, would like your opinion: Hi Shawn I assume your from Canada when you say KM, which makes it about 120K, I have seen many Honda s go way beyond this mileage. It s buyers beware buying any vehicle 10 years old, with a little homework on your part and following the right steps...

Tips on Buying Cars: wrecked car sold as clean, wrecked car, frame repair
wrecked car, frame repair, hot topic: Beth, Thanks for your question. There isn t much right that you have actually. The dealer is correct. If they didn t know, and the carfax was clean, there really isn t anyway for them to find out, if the previous owner did not tell the dealership. I...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1986 pontiac firebird, pontiac firebird, mechanic web
pontiac firebird, mechanic web, vocational school: Hey, Mike $1400, don t buy much, but still a lot of hard earned coin not to be wasted. I suggest you visit my website http://www.usedcartips.org/ and navigate to test drive if still of interest navigate to mechanic web page. If seller will...

Tips on Buying Cars: Automobile Title and Power of Attorney, automobile title, duplicate title
automobile title, duplicate title, power of attorney: Your right, they need the title. A bad dealer could apply for a duplicate title and do a transfer but the legal problems they would have would be to much. You can ask and should have the dealer give you all documents that you and your wife signed. The only...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying 2008 Honda, honda accord, markup
honda accord, markup, msrp: Michael, Thanks for your question. Every dealer has markup in a vehicle, unless they are offering that vehicle as a vehicle that must go or it has already been marked down for the dealer to get rid of it. If they are selling the vehicle for the suggested...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car out of state, bmv ohio, ohio gov
bmv ohio, ohio gov, michigan office: I can usually find these answers quite quickly on the respective state s websites, but neither Michigan nor Ohio provide any clear-cut answers. Here are their sites; take your time and dig through them: http://www.michigan.gov/sos http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a motorcycle, real mc, canuck
real mc, canuck, hoops: Hey Dennis, there are no hoops without papers. PS,,, I am in Canada also, and from one Canuck to another you don t buy a bike without having proper ownership in hand that you can take to licence office for transfer into your name... Now if the owner,...

Tips on Buying Cars: cooling off period, cooling off period, buying a used car
cooling off period, buying a used car, recourse: Marie, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, a dealer is not required by law to have a return policy. They do not have to accept a vehicle back, once it has been taken delivery of. The only thing that you can do is call the General Manager of that...

Tips on Buying Cars: cooling off period, local tv stations, luck steve
local tv stations, luck steve, consumer reporter: Hi Marie, sorry you are unhappy with your purchase. Your paper work should say as is, and no they do not have to warranty the vehicle, it depends how the contract is written. I would go back, with something in writing and ask them to check the items of concern....

Tips on Buying Cars: Demo, 2007 nissan murano, nissan murano
2007 nissan murano, nissan murano, nissan altima: First the dealer wants you to leave the vehicle there is just a ploy. They know how much you will get for it. Cleaning it has nothing to do with it. Remember every $1000 you roll into a new loan will increase your payment about $25. I d consider a lease...

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer refuses to give licence plate, dmv office, bill of sale
dmv office, bill of sale, breaking the law: AD, In short, they are breaking the law. They can not refuse to give you your registration and plates. Those are a legal document, and because such, they are required to give them to you. You can call your local DMV office and explain the situation...

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer refuses to give licence plate, car company, dmv
Tips on Buying Cars: dealer refuses to give licence plate, car company, dmv

Tips on Buying Cars: My father is not US citizen. Can he buy me a car in US?, ownership dispute, credit score
ownership dispute, credit score, permanent resident: Hi, Nikola I would have answered your Q last night, and it s not very often I can t right away, but yours made me ponder. Long story short, there is no way your dad will have title the way I see it, NY or Vegas,you must have residence status in US. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease is up, 2007 toyota camry, worst case scenario
2007 toyota camry, worst case scenario, toyota camry: Jeree, Thanks for your questions. First, yes you would have to pay interest on the vehicle if you refinanced it, not if you pay cash. Secondly, Yes you would have to pay taxes. The way you calculate that is based on the sales price or the amount you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda millenia, mazda millenia, mileage intervals
mazda millenia, mileage intervals, recommended maintenance: Seth, Thanks for your question. That is a very difficult question to answer. The answer would depend on how well that vehicle has been maintained. Has it had all of the recommended maintenance done on it at the correct mileage intervals, has it been...

Tips on Buying Cars: Motorcycle without a title, title, dmv
title, dmv, buy: Hi Raymond It s not his bike, legally he cannot sell it without title in his name. Don t buy it. Here is a link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/DMV.html click on New York, study the DMV website, from there should you still have questions...

Tips on Buying Cars: New or used contract technicality, honda odyssey, department of motor vehicles
honda odyssey, department of motor vehicles, mso: Chip, Thanks for your question. Most dealerships do offer what is called dealer demos , however it does seem odd to me that they are wanting to sell it as a used vehicle. Most dealer demos are not titled, and have never been, they are still considered...

Tips on Buying Cars: negotiation, renault clio, travel miles
renault clio, travel miles, rare chance: Hi Elle First I really don t know what fair prices are in the UK as I am located in North America, but when it comes to how to negotiate a fair price, I am sure the process is the same. I would call the seller and level with them about the amount you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a car in Penn., I live in Cal., chrysler dealer, purchasing a car
chrysler dealer, purchasing a car, unsold inventory: Mike, Thanks for your question. Buying a car over the Internet these days is quite common, in fact almost 30% of the cars sold these days are done online with more than 10% of those being done across state lines. If you feel comfortable with the transaction...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing used car gone bad, motor vehicles office, delivery contracts
motor vehicles office, delivery contracts, department of motor vehicles: Nathan, Thanks for your question. It really irks me when dealers do this sort of thing. Unless you signed a form stating that you would owe them for miles or a rental charge, you do not owe them a thing. They would not have done ANY title work until...

Tips on Buying Cars: Re: Car Problem, department of motor vehicles, car payments
department of motor vehicles, car payments, fiancee: Dear Daniel, I would recommend speaking to your Department of Motor Vehicles. I believe that if your fiancee agrees, you can have both of your names put on the title of the vehicle. This would be done at the DMV. You cannot sell the car then unless...

Tips on Buying Cars: Reselling my car transfering loan, usable advice, vehicle inventory
usable advice, vehicle inventory, retail value: First of all, no dealer will pay an individual retail value for a vehicle, especially in this economy. Dealers already have too much used-vehicle inventory from trade-ins, so they re only going to outright buy a vehicle that they can absolutely steal (they...

Tips on Buying Cars: surrendering a leased car, nissan motor acceptance, surrender fee
nissan motor acceptance, surrender fee, nissan motor: Sahar, Thanks for your question. That is a standard fee that almost ALL manufactures charge to turn in a vehicle. The dealership has NOTHING to do with it. That is a fee that is charged by Nissan Motor Acceptance, not the dealership. It is very, very...

Tips on Buying Cars: Title and Power of Attorney, automobile title, power of attorney
automobile title, power of attorney, legal claim: LEGAL DISCLAIMER! I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY! MY ADVICE IS WORTH WHAT YOU VE PAID FOR IT! Having got that out of the way, I believe you re absolutely correct. Without the title itself, the dealer has no claim to your car. The power of attorney would allow...

Tips on Buying Cars: Title and Power of Attorney, automobile title, power of attorney
automobile title, power of attorney, motor vehicle: Chris, Thanks for your question. The fact that they have a power of attorney for transfer of a motor vehicle does not matter. Yes, they could if they wanted to be shut down, try and transfer that vehicle into their name without the title, since their...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trade two cars for one, toyota solara, light scratches
toyota solara, light scratches, condition leather: OK, I did some research on edmunds.com for pricing reports in your zip code. I appraised your Solara as a 2001 Solara V-6 SE, with automatic transmission and 93k miles,Pls understand you have to make adjustments for miles and condition, as these reports...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading in Autos we still owe the bank for, kelly blue book, chevy classic
kelly blue book, chevy classic, rotten deal: Sorry for the delay in geting back to you Melissa. You can trade both vehicles in on one. However I think the negative equity you have would jump your payment up. Every $1000 you roll into a new payment will raise it about $25. The only way to know is...

Tips on Buying Cars: Transfer name in title, department of motor vehicle, local department
department of motor vehicle, local department, private seller: Cesar, Thanks for your question. Yes, you have to pay registration fees, and title fees. You need to go to your local Department of Motor Vehicle office to transfer the vehicle into your name, unless you bought it from a dealership. If you bought it...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used Vehicle Purchase, sign contracts, doing the right thing
sign contracts, doing the right thing, purchaser: Angie, Thanks for your question. Technically yes it is correct. When you purchase a vehicle, sign contracts and take delivery of the vehicle, then you are the owner, and it is up to the dealership as to whether they want to void the contract, not the...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2009 HONDA FIT Automatic, honda fit, honda dealers
honda fit, honda dealers, exact car: The Honda Fit is a great car (highest-rated in its class), and it really is a good buy for the money right at the sticker price. I know no American consumer ever wants to hear that, but that s the way it is, and every Honda dealer knows it. I ve checked...

Tips on Buying Cars: AWD, awd cars, audi models
awd cars, audi models, mercedes benz: Dear Ted, (Audi) Just about all Audi models have AWD either standard or optional. AWD is marketed under the name of Quattro. (Volkswagen) The only model (except for SUVs) with AWD is the VW CC. The AWD system for VW is called 4Motion. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car from private party, purchase experience, bill of sale
purchase experience, bill of sale, private seller: Kathy, Thanks for your question. You are right to make sure that you protect yourself in your purchase experience. As I have told many people, buying a car from a private seller is always a little dangerous, but most times it works out perfectly fine....

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying used truck with lien from private individual, mortgage payoff, cashiers checks
mortgage payoff, cashiers checks, loan payoff: Austin, Thanks for your follow up question. Actually, once you take possession of the vehicle, and have paid for it, and have signed a bill of sale, you are the legal owner. It has nothing to do with the lien fulfillment on the other parties part. Now,...

Tips on Buying Cars: backing out of a certified car purchase, mike thanks, car purchase
mike thanks, car purchase, possession: Mike, Thanks for your question. You do not become the legal owner of a vehicle until you sign all of the contracts, AND take possession of the vehicle. If you have not taken possession of the vehicle, then you are not the legal owner, and they can NOT...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cruise Control on Manual Transmission, manual transmissions, cruise control
manual transmissions, cruise control, flat roads: Dear Craig, Yes...correct, the cruise control and automatic transmission operate independently. You have to remember that the cruise control will maintain speed, so if you are going up a hill, the system will increase throttle to maintain speed. The...

Tips on Buying Cars: cancel a lease, honda store, honda dealerships
honda store, honda dealerships, honda dealer: You got so screwed over, That is such a scam. I d call the Arizona Dealer divison and report them. There is no way you should have paid that. I m so sorry you had that happen to you. My web-site is autoleasingventures.com. You really never said why...

Tips on Buying Cars: cancel used car contract before taking car, car contract, pickle
car contract, pickle, paperwork: Cathy, Thanks for your question. Actually, if you have not taken delivery of the vehicle, their is no deal. You are entitled to your entire money back. If you have taken delivery of the vehicle, then you are in what I would call a pickle. That would...

Tips on Buying Cars: car return?, car, accident
car, accident, repair: Hi Mary I wish you would have had a chance to have studied my website prior to purchase as this would not have happened, as for getting anywhere with Carfax will be a longshot. I am 99% sure the dealership knew about the condition of vehicle. Here is...

Tips on Buying Cars: conditional contract / rider contract, conditional sales contracts, suitable lender
conditional sales contracts, suitable lender, conditional contract: Al, Thanks for your question. Conditional sales contracts are VERY difficult to be enforced, however most dealership do have them, and do get them signed, simply because the average consumer does not know any different. The way that the law reads is...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dealer went out of business, dmv office, better business bureau
dmv office, better business bureau, department of motor vehicles: Patrick, Thanks for your question. This is a very weird situation. The first thing that I would do is call your local Department of Motor Vehicles, and get clarification on what can and can not happen. Technically, even if he falls off the planet, your...

Tips on Buying Cars: end of lease, 2006 nissan altima, nissan altima
2006 nissan altima, nissan altima, mileage limit: Hi Jay, You could work with the bank that currently has your Nissan lease and purchase it. You will be hit with over mileage charge if you give it back to them. If your credit has taken some dings, which almost everyone has, this might be a good solution for...

Tips on Buying Cars: Foreign ownership of a US car, british drivers, smile on my face
british drivers, smile on my face, better time: Your question kind of put a smile on my face as I happened to be located within 50 minutes of Sarasota, where I have residence before returning to home base Canada for the summer months. Lease is out of the question, as you will waste your money, buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2009 HONDA FIT Automatic, car check, consumer reports
Tips on Buying Cars: 2009 HONDA FIT Automatic, car check, consumer reports, msrp

Tips on Buying Cars: help, cause suspicion, finance mgr
cause suspicion, finance mgr, beacon score: Maria, I have talked with my guys a at BMW and they are telling me even if you have a 700 or better beacon score the banks want more money down and are basically looking at things a lot harder. Don t get down on your credit, it s just the times we are...

Tips on Buying Cars: high mileage honda pilot, interstate freeway, independent mechanic
interstate freeway, independent mechanic, freeway driving: First, I m sorry about the time it took to reply, but I ve had some computer problems that took about a week to resolve. As for the Honda Fit, the key to this vehicle is maintenance. If the owner has all the records for oil changes, tune-ups, repairs, etc...,...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease end, 2006 nissan altima, lincoln town car
2006 nissan altima, lincoln town car, nissan altima: Obviously, the easiest route is to take the inheritance and pay cash for a used car or cars; no one ever gets declined for paying cash. The key is to get something that s both durable and reliable, vehicles that won t break down on the way to work, and won...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease end, 2006 nissan altima, nissan altima
2006 nissan altima, nissan altima, mileage limit: Jay, Thanks for the questions. Your situation, while it may be complicated is all to often these trying times that we are in. I will try to help you sort them out. For your options at lease end. You have three ultimate options for the lease. First...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease end, 2006 nissan altima, nissan altima
2006 nissan altima, nissan altima, mileage limit: 1st lets see what Nissan has to say, There is a number that you can call Nissan for any pre-approvals, they are very understanding. I presently have a lease with Nissan and that s why I know, so call, then tell me what they say and then we can figure this...

Tips on Buying Cars: lisences registration and tax california vs illinois, 2002 lexus sc430, lexus sc430
2002 lexus sc430, lexus sc430, lisence: Hi Dennis Your question is twofold. (1) to find out if a vehicle cost more in one state than another, go autotrader.com, enter a zip code for any area in CL then enter any vehicle you choose, repeat same procedure for any other state using same vehicle,...

Tips on Buying Cars: NEW CAR, car contract, day grace
car contract, day grace, grace period: Jim, In most states, it is not valid unless you physically take delivery of the vehicle off their lot, and drive it off their lot. In the instance where they deliver the vehicle to you, it would fall under the law that most states have which is a three...

Tips on Buying Cars: overpayment, simple interest, loan balance
simple interest, loan balance, interest loan: James, Thanks for your question. To answer your question, by federal law your loan is what we call a simple interest loan. What this means, is that your interest is calculated daily based on your loan balance. By law if you pay any money over your normal...

Tips on Buying Cars: Possible fraud, cibola county new mexico, small claims court
cibola county new mexico, small claims court, bill of sale: Hi Christina Let s first see what happens Wednesday, here is a link on my website for you to study http://www.usedcartips.org/dispute.html If in fact there is a lien on the vehicle then it s fraud, unless it s settled, small claims court will be a...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchase advice, honda fit, kia rio
honda fit, kia rio, toyota corolla: Dear Ben, I hope you are dong well. Yes, you are correct....due to the large reduction of new car production and sales, the used car market is starting to climb due to the reduced amount of used cars on the market. There are a lot of variables that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Question, gate leakage, break line
gate leakage, break line, personal preference: Sam, All of this is a matter of personal preference, If the car is not bothering anybody, in the garage and it s a good car and you are not into cars for an image, then yes I would keep it. If you need the cash, then sell it. I think the car is worth $3000...

Tips on Buying Cars: Question, gate leakage, break line
gate leakage, break line, safe return: Hi Sam We all have a tendency to think our commodity is worth fair market value or slightly more, with you just having spent $550. and having to up the ante to make vehicle right is a stopping point for me along with the fact vehicle going on 17 years old....

Tips on Buying Cars: Question, gate leakage, break line
gate leakage, break line, antifreeze: Sam, Thanks for the question. I would sell the vehicle now, because the vehicle will develop other issues as it sits there, that will cost a whole lot more than what the car is worth right now. Sell it, and then get another one when you come back to the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Keep or Sell?
Sam:My reply 2009 is meaning,with cost of preowned cars,sometimes take the trade value plus any rebates and buy a new or preowned car.I currently work at a dealership,and 14 years in car industry.Unless you you like older cars,take a close look at newer cars...

Tips on Buying Cars: Out-of-state car purchase, ford motor credit, ford motor
ford motor credit, ford motor, private seller: Les, Thanks for your question. If your seller will agree to those terms, then yes, I would organize it that way. Make sure that you have everything documented and signed by both parties in what is called a bill of sale, outlining all of the details. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used Car Sale, hsbcautoloan, roadloans
hsbcautoloan, roadloans, finance institution: Mike, Thanks for your question. these are two separate transactions. First, you will need to draw up a bill of sale and have it notarized by someone once you find a seller. Since your car is financed that you are selling, have the buyer make a cashier...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car, customer satisfaction rules, valid investment
customer satisfaction rules, valid investment, kill switch: Hi Paul By the time you read this I assume and hope satisfaction has been accomplished ??? As for your legal rights, did you buy this vehicle AS IS ?,,, if you did, then there is no recource, as for the dealer fixing the problem, it all comes down to...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car buying, legal recourses, moderate damage
legal recourses, moderate damage, carfax: Jenifer, Thanks for your question. You are not the legal owner of that car until you take possession of the vehicle. You are entitled to every penny of your money back that they have in their possession. Do not let them tell you any differently. In...

Tips on Buying Cars: Want to cancel car purchase Agreement--Urgent, chev cobalt, proper legal advice
chev cobalt, proper legal advice, legal details: Dear Elaine, I hope you are doing well. I am not sure of the legal details, but I believe that they don t need to give back the $500 deposit. This is the reason for the deposit in the first place as an act of good faith. Since they had to pay for...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1990 toyota rv, independent mechanical inspection, toyota rv
independent mechanical inspection, toyota rv, long periods of time: Hi Diane It sounds to good to be true,but it does happen. My only concern would be under what conditions this vehicle has been stored for long periods of time. Take vehicle for an independent mechanical inspection, here is a link on my website that will...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2005 dodge neon, dodge neon 2005, dodge neon
dodge neon 2005, dodge neon, good mileage: Hi juan I like the mileage, the price, and most of all the fact you re having a mechanic along... Hopefully all checks out in your favor. Here are some thoughts along with questions that need answers 1, The vehicle is for sale AS IS, that means not...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buy or rent?, would like your opinion, safeco
would like your opinion, safeco, insurance companies: Andrian, Thanks for your question. While I can t so much advise you as what to do, it would be easier to rent, because then you would have to get approved, which would be very difficult not having any US credit history. As far as insurance, you will need...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying car with a Bill of Sale, department of motor vehicles, 8k miles
department of motor vehicles, 8k miles, infiniti g37s: David, Thanks for your question. I really don t know the answer to your question. The only thing that I would do, is call the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the surrounding states to see what their policies are and explain the situation to see...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dealer inventory, dealer inventory, new cars
dealer inventory, new cars, auctions: Brian, Thanks for your question. A dealer that goes out of business will send his new cars to auctions, that are closed to the public and only open to someone that has a dealers license. If the dealer does not go out of business, more than likely they...

Tips on Buying Cars: Fair trade , but title issues, acura integra, honda civic
acura integra, honda civic, 5am: Hi Jon As the laws differ from state to state your question is not an easy answer without a bit of surfing on your part. Here is a link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/DMV.html navigate to both states in question and study for answers. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Purchase, new car purchase, cash receipt
new car purchase, cash receipt, mfg rebate: Al, That is a good question. When you complete the transaction and pay the additional money, have the finance manager or general manager, or some dealership authority write the words paid in full on your buyers order, and theirs, and sign and date it....

Tips on Buying Cars: Ordering a Vehicle, model options, exact details
model options, exact details, charge card number: Terry, Thanks for your question. What the dealer is asking for is a common practice. Very few consumers special order a vehicle. You can ask the dealership to print a buyers order or something with the exact details of the vehicle. As far as a full...

Tips on Buying Cars: Private Party Contract, filing bankruptcy, private party
filing bankruptcy, private party, registration fees: Juanita, This is HIGHLY ILLEGAL! You need to contact an attorney NOW! Your seller has broken so many laws it isn t even funny! Furthermore, you should be the registered owner of that vehicle, if you have been making payments and have a copy of the contract....

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchase of Warranty "coverage", cold light of day, chevrolet malibu
cold light of day, chevrolet malibu, leinholder: Edward, Thanks for your question. I assume that you have already done this based on the date of your question. This is simply up to the dealership. The warranty coverage is optional. It does not have to be on any vehicle. It is up to the consumer as...

Tips on Buying Cars: private sale of vehicle installment payments, small claims court, installment payments
small claims court, installment payments, doing it the wrong way: Mary, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, you will have to do this thru small claims court by suing him. In most states, what you are doing is being a lender. Since you are not licensed to repossess a vehicle, he could make it very difficult for...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchasing a used car, pontiac firebird ws6, pontiac firebird
pontiac firebird ws6, pontiac firebird, good car: Hi Jared We are dealing with a car going on 11 years old, and 8 grand is a lot of coin for that age vehicle, but price comes down to CONDITION in this case as I have come across many Firebids worth but a few hundred dollars. Buying any used vehicle is...

Tips on Buying Cars: tax on rebate, dmv office, asking price
dmv office, asking price, recourse: Susan, I would make sure that they did charge you tax on the rebate. If they did, then they are incorrect, and you need to call your tax office. Now with all of that being said, I don t live in MS or TN so all I have to go on is the resource on the web...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car, mrs murphy, car deal
mrs murphy, car deal, canada ontario: Mrs. Murphy, Thanks for your question. Unfortunalty there isn t much that you can do. Once you sign the agreements, and paperwork and take delivery of the vehicle off of the dealers premises, you are considered the legal owner. It is up to the dealership...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1989 Jeep Wrangler, jeep wrangler yj, jeep wrangler
jeep wrangler yj, jeep wrangler, older models: David, Thanks for your question. The Old Jeep Wrangler YJ s are one in a very few that are in any kind of good condition. The only thing that I would say is to double check the mileage and make sure that the odometer is still working, and make sure that...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2009 Honda Accord, honda model, honda accord
honda model, honda accord, honda accord sedan: Hi Chau Go to this link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/besttime.html you will find some info to help you along. As for getting the best price buying a brand new vehicle go to main page on the website for details how to obtain the best...

Tips on Buying Cars: Alfa 159, new alfa 159, toyota starlet
new alfa 159, toyota starlet, careful treatment: Dear Apostolos, The Alfa 159 is definitely and emotional vehicle made for the driver who loves to drive. Although Alfas have improved over the years, they are still not as reliable as your last Toyota. There are many factors which effect reliability:...

Tips on Buying Cars: AWD vs. FWD, honda crv, awd vehicles
honda crv, awd vehicles, winter tires: Dear Bill, I hope you are doing well. Concerning your question about the advantages and disadvantages of AWD and FWD. (a) AWD costs more as you already mentioned (b) AWD vehicles typically have higher fuel consumption due to the extra weight and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car myself for first time, honda pilot, time post
honda pilot, time post, crv: Hi louise Sorry for taking long to answer your question, was away for a few days. your choices are both valid, don t be nervous about the Mazda it s a well rated vehicle. Your main concentration should be getting valid value for your bucks. Buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car out of state, looking to buy a car, state of kansas
looking to buy a car, state of kansas, emission standards: Robert, Thanks for your question. Kansas s law states that the vehicle must have a registration for the state of Kansas to be legal. It also states that it must uphold to the State of Kansas inspection and emission standards. Since the State of California...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Mitsubishi., base msrp, mitsubishi lancer
base msrp, mitsubishi lancer, saloon car: Ashley, Thanks for your question. The base MSRP on that car would be $32250 but can go all the way up to $37250. You would probably have to order it because most dealers will not have it in stock. Also, the dealers that do have it or will order it for...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a salvage title car
Trevor:Thanks for the question.My suggestion never buy a car with a salvage title.It will be difficult to sell or title in your name.Also why buy a car with mechanical problems ?My past suggestions have been,find a car newer, they is lot of BMWs with fewer...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car from a bank, money to the bank, installment payment
money to the bank, installment payment, credit unions: Jamil Thanks for your question. The answer depends on your bank. There are banks or credit unions that will buy the car you want from a dealer and then sell it to you but I can t tell you if your bank will. You generally have to be a member of that bank...

Tips on Buying Cars: contract, house manager, rental agreement
house manager, rental agreement, answer the phone: Jessie, Thanks for your question. This unfortunately can be the case. In situations where your deal requires information from other sources that is out of your control, this can happen. Understand that this is not the dealership s fault, or the banks....

Tips on Buying Cars: Exchanging a New Car, odometer statement, mazda 3
odometer statement, mazda 3, odometer: Sojo, Thanks for your question. I would call your dealership and ask for the General Manager and explain the situation. You are at the mercy of the dealership simply because you agreed to take possession of the vehicle and did. You also signed an agreement....

Tips on Buying Cars: Florida car buying, cash cow, florida dealer
cash cow, florida dealer, finance office: Hi Bob Handling fees and add on s are a cash cow for all dealers, yes not only does the buyer get drained having negotiated a price on a vehicle only to find out he is going to the finance office to get worked over once again, lol Here are two suggestions,...

Tips on Buying Cars: interest rate with low credit score, how do i raise my credit score, emergency fund
how do i raise my credit score, emergency fund, loan company: Barbara, Thanks for your question. First of all with at 580 credit score, 20% seems OFTLY high. I could see a 14 or 15% rate, but 20% is obserd. Secondly, yes call the bureau and dispute the item that you say you know nothing about, but understand that...

Tips on Buying Cars: looking for a Honda, honda fit, honda cr v
honda fit, honda cr v, crash ratings: Dear Mary, I hope you are doing well. The Honda Fit and Honda CR-V are both excellent automobiles. However, my recommendation would be to purchase the CR-V for the following reasons: (a) In terms of safety, the CR-V will do better since it is a larger...

Tips on Buying Cars: model year end clearance, toyota sienna, closeout
toyota sienna, closeout, year end: The model year closeout is usually in January or February of the next year. Sometime manufactures will push it forward a month or so but that is all up to them. I would say that techincally yes it is true that is the beat time to get the best deal but only...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Loan Issues, new car loan, loan issues
new car loan, loan issues, co signer: Dealers do that Denise, put you in a vehicle hoping to get the financing done. They are fairly sure you won t give it up but find a co-signor because they make more money. Tell them you don t have a co-signor and see where it goes. You will have to give...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Vehicle Purchase, omvic, dodge dealership
omvic, dodge dealership, finance contract: Hi Earl Some dealers will play hardball, you signed a bill of sale and got a yellow copy ?, if all conditions on bill of sale will not have to be adjusted, such as interest rate, term, down payment you stand to loose your deposit. you have not signed the...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car, scum of the earth, honda fit
scum of the earth, honda fit, current market value: Pearl, Thanks for your question. I appreciate the opportunity to help you out. There are several things I would tell you. First there is never as much profit in small cars like that as the public thinks. I would go to edmunds.com and look up the current...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car purchase, new car purchase, luck steve
new car purchase, luck steve, sales person: you are probably stuck after the 6 months. First call the credit card company and speak with a supervisor. Call your sales person but it may not help. Look at all the paper work you signed, and it should explain the 0% rate.....it should tell you when the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is it possible to obtain a Co-Signer for Income Purposes, first time buyer, gilfriend
first time buyer, gilfriend, income purposes: They are still going to look at her credit as well as yours. Do you know your beacon scores, high credit amount and do you have a previous auto loan? Does your gilfriend have previous car credit. If you are a first time buyer,99% of lenders will not do fiends,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Rebate, nissan altima, finance manager
nissan altima, finance manager, car deal: Jerry, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately if you signed the contracts and took delivery of the vehicle, you agreed to it. Most dealerships will negotiate a car deal using all applicable incentives and rebates. You negotiated the price that you would...

Tips on Buying Cars: Rental (Conditional Sale), interest contracts, interest contract
interest contracts, interest contract, mortgage contract: Debbie, Thanks for your question. It depends on what type of contract it was. If it was like a mortgage contract or a compounding interest contract then yes you will have to pay all. If it was a simple interest contract like most motor vehicles are...

Tips on Buying Cars: retirement vehicle, hyundai santa fe, toyota 4runner
hyundai santa fe, toyota 4runner, nissan pathfinder: Hello Jill, Thank you for your question. Based on the information that you mentioned, I can recommend that you look at the following vehicles: (a) Honda Pilot (b) Toyota Highlander (c) Toyota 4Runner (more trucklike than the Highlander) (d) Nissan...

Tips on Buying Cars: Do I have rights to return this car??, stale cigarette smoke, smoke stains
stale cigarette smoke, smoke stains, independent dealer: Nick, Thanks for the question. Unfortunately the dealer is correct. Since there is no written evidence that you requested a non smoker vehicle, they can not be held liable. You can try to take the dealership to court, with your witnesses, but it would...

Tips on Buying Cars: Toyota-Nissan-Mistubishi, jeep cherokee limited, toyota yaris hatchback
jeep cherokee limited, toyota yaris hatchback, customer satisfaction company: Dear Anup, Thank you for your question. All models are fairly similar in terms of performance, but I think the Toyota Yaris would be the best choice considering reliability and durability. I would recommend driving all 3 choices, and obviously your personal...

Tips on Buying Cars: Turning in a lease vehicle, chevy malibu, lease vehicle
chevy malibu, lease vehicle, lease term: Rachelle, Thanks for your question. You can do whatever you would like to the car! Just understand that you will not get your money back when you turn your lease in at the end of your lease term. They will not punish you as far as having a different...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used Car, extended warranty, ford focus
extended warranty, ford focus, buying a used car: Sherry, thanks for your question. You are in somewhat of a pickel. In all states used cars are sold as is. That means that you except all liability on the vehicle. It is always a risk buying a used car but most don t have problems. The only thing you can...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used car purchase with poor credit, poor car, toyota dealer
poor car, toyota dealer, stips: Lashoma, Thanks for your question. Absolutely the dealer will work with you. You are coming to the table with a large down payment, and you are committed with your stips. There is NO reason that you should not be able to get into that car. Now understand...

Tips on Buying Cars: upside down in my lease!!, nissan dealership, convenience package
nissan dealership, convenience package, lease tax: Hi Lea 15,000 over on KM will be worse by the time Oct rolls around, what is the extra per KM charge ?, I assume you got 4 payments remaining ?, when these factors are added up and compared with dealers offer, we will then know if it s a good deal. I like...

Tips on Buying Cars: upside down in my lease!!, free oil changes, lease aggrement
free oil changes, lease aggrement, air cond: Lea, Just 2 more questions and then I will send you a summary. When you say SL loaded, is the navigation package included ? You forgot to include the excess per km charge, is it 10 - 12 or 15 cents check your lease aggrement and you are 15,000 over...

Tips on Buying Cars: 3 year old car with 61,000, miles, buying
miles, buying, car: Hi Sally Your general rule is on target, 61,000 miles is above average, and it becomes buyers beware getting valid value for your bucks. I could give you a quick answer if vehicle had average miles, but I would like to get some further information in...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car out of state (again), legal implications, nick nick
legal implications, nick nick, ok thanks: Nick, Thanks for your question. This is actually very very common. You have not legal implications at all, as a temporary tag is good in any state. As far as the taxes, just make sure that the dealership that you are buying the car from charges you the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used car., california state law, finance papers
california state law, finance papers, car deal: Therese, Thanks for your question. You are not obligated by law until you take delivery of the vehicle. They will try and tell you that you are, but until you take possession of the product, you have every right under California State Law to back out...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying new car, nissan motors, years mortgage
nissan motors, years mortgage, doc fee: Hi Barb, As for educating you lol you come across like a smart cookie in my book having done some homework dealing with the pro s and con s compared to most shoppers that ask questions. I am kinda locked myself in the Panama Canal, as I don t fully...

Tips on Buying Cars: Canceling car wevw paid for but not colected yet, bill of sale, cooling off period
bill of sale, cooling off period, irene: Hi Irene I am sorry to say I don t know the fine print when it comes to purchase a vehicle in England, can only say if a vehicle is purchased in North America there is no cooling off period unless the contract, bill of sale, was not signed on sellers premises....

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting out of Car Purchase Contract, physical delivery, purchase contract
physical delivery, purchase contract, car purchase: Craig, Thanks for your question. You are not bound to any contract until you take delivery of the vehicle and all information is collected by the dealership. You can get out of the contract without any penalty until you provide them with all of the information...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dealer refuses to void contract, dmv office, posession
dmv office, posession, next morning: Shannon, Thanks for your question. My understanding of the PA laws is that if you have never taken posession of the vehicle, then you are not considered the legal owner until you take posession of that vehicle. In order to make sure that this is the law,...

Tips on Buying Cars: fuel efficiency with all wheel drive, mitsubishi lancer ralliart, mitsubishi lancer
Tips on Buying Cars: fuel efficiency with all wheel drive, mitsubishi lancer ralliart, mitsubishi lancer, brand recognition

Tips on Buying Cars: fuel efficiency with all wheel drive, subaru outback, mazda tribute
subaru outback, mazda tribute, gas mileage: Valerie, Thanks for your question. You are not asking for something that is out of the realm of possibility. Most cars/suv s these days that are 4WD or AWD still get very similar to the gas mileage of their 2WD siblings. I would check the Subaru Outback,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Help,i'm getting the run around, lease purchase contract, repo
lease purchase contract, repo, mechanic: Ashely, Thanks for your question. Legally you have to make the payment or they can repossess the vehicle. The fact that they broke something on your car is a completely different and separate issue then you making payment on the car. You have to make...

Tips on Buying Cars: leasing with bad credit, nissan vehicles, best bet
nissan vehicles, best bet, business venture: Marsha, I would talk with the bank that has your lease. Probably your best bet is to extend the current lease you have or finance the balance. I really don t think you will be able to get into a new lease. I am having trouble getting people leased with excellent...

Tips on Buying Cars: Malibu, 2008 malibu, wiper blade
2008 malibu, wiper blade, auto parts store: Dear Ed, Don t be embarrassed about your question. With all of the engine covers and advanced technology, its hard to tell these days. There are some ways to determine if your vehicle has a 4 Cylinder or 6 Cylinder: (a) Go to www.carfax.com and enter...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Purchase Cooling Off Period, new car purchase, lended
new car purchase, lended, cooling off period: Hi John A cooling off period only apply if deal was written at a location other than at dealership, such as your home or an offsite sale location. Many dealers will refund deposits to maintain customer satisfaction, while others like to play hardball,...

Tips on Buying Cars: A new car repainted un to my knowledge, palatine illinois, cadallic
palatine illinois, cadallic, mary kay: Hi Mike I am very surprised the dealer did not disclose the car was painted, on the other hand, you did not check history or having an independent inspection done I am sure. Legally the only way for a refund is if you can prove misrepresentation, here...

Tips on Buying Cars: new truck, true market value, toyota tacoma
true market value, toyota tacoma, base model: Frank, Thanks for your question. You can go to Edmunds.com to find the true market value of that vehicle and to find a similar invoice amount. Now understand that the invoice you get will not be exactly like the one on the vehicle you are trying to buy,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Problems with dealership, volvo xc70, carfax report
volvo xc70, carfax report, volvo dealership: Christine, Thanks for your question. Well, I can tell you that since you haven t paid for the car, then techincally you don t own it. If I were you, I would call the dealership and speak to either the Sales Manager or the General Manager, and explain...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchased vehicle from private party, private seller, bill of sale
private seller, bill of sale, cashiers check: Don, Thanks for your question. Yeah, probably not the smartest situation to get your self into, but lets see what we can do to walk you thru what needs to be done now. First thing is first, you need to call Chrysler, and explain that you purchased a vehicle...

Tips on Buying Cars: Returning a car and gettihng the down payment back., returning a car, last legs
returning a car, last legs, elderly parents: Jody, Thanks for your question. My first question is whether or not your parents signed the paperwork, and finalized everything on the car deal. If they did, then none of this matters. The dealership has no leg to stand on. If they have not signed all...

Tips on Buying Cars: Sell/Trade a Financed Vehicle, honda accord hybrid, bad shape
honda accord hybrid, bad shape, honda accord: GP, Thanks for your question. This is a very common question. First, yes it is SO much easier to sell a vehicle or trade in a vehicle to a dealership that has a loan already on it. Now, if you are trading into a new car, then your second scenario of...

Tips on Buying Cars: Seller wants to cancel contract, co signer, credit score
co signer, credit score, finance manager: Hi Mary Alice, My expertise is not the law, but i understand your question fully, I asume the article you read is the same one I got posted on my website at this link http://www.usedcartips.org/installment.html I suggest you contact Greg Babbitt right...

Tips on Buying Cars: SUV for towing, hyundai santa fe, british columbia canada
hyundai santa fe, british columbia canada, santa fe hyundai: Dear Haley, I hope you are doing well. I believe I can make some suggestions concerning your question. I am assuming that you are looking for a vehicle which is more carlike for a more comfortable ride while still being able to offer the utility that...

Tips on Buying Cars: sell to carmax , which value -trade in, msrp, etc?, 2008 camery, derek franklin
2008 camery, derek franklin, carmax: Derek, Thanks for your question. Carmax is a great source for you to sell your car to. The value that you can expect is at the very minimum trade in value. The private party, and MSRP value are not valid when selling your car to a dealership. I would...

Tips on Buying Cars: selling my car when
Jackie:There is a calculation when to sell/trade your car.And yes, your car is worth something.The values of vehicles change each month.Each month the values get lower.(except more popular and more demanded vehicles).The reason I suggest low mile or certified...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trade in Question - BMW, 318i bmw, car question
318i bmw, car question, prius: Barney, Thanks for your question. With the miles where they are on your car, you want to trade it in before you get to 30,000 miles. Your car will take another big hit. If you want to trade it, I would trade it before then. Hope this helps. Thanks...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading in my car which has a lien on it, lien, holder
lien, holder, title: Hi Sharon Your question is a good one that I have come across many times in the past where someone is looking to downsize the loan for various reasons or just simply want the car to go away. Here are some basic answers. 1, If the monthly payments has become...

Tips on Buying Cars: taking a car across the border, federal law states, mexico thanks
federal law states, mexico thanks, temporary insurance: Mira, The laws are different for every state, but the Federal law states that the vehicle must go thru US customs and must be inspected. If it is for temporary entry purposes, all you have to do is get a letter from your lienholder that it is okay that...

Tips on Buying Cars: time to buy a car?, time to buy a car, 2001 dodge stratus
time to buy a car, 2001 dodge stratus, dodge stratus: With the new gov t CARS cash you must consider this gift from Uncle Sam of $3,500 or $4,500 available today. A quick survey at Edmunds.com appraises your cars value at approximately $1,100. You will save up to $3,400 if your offered the maximum $4,500....

Tips on Buying Cars: undercoating and scotch guarding new cars, scotch guard, rust protection
scotch guard, rust protection, cloth seats: Dear Susan, I hope you are doing well. I would refrain from the services that the dealer is offering. These are typical schemes to add profit to their bottom line. All vehicles these days have excellent rust protection and you no longer require undercoating...

Tips on Buying Cars: values, rv business, nada
rv business, nada, cars: Bill, Thanks for your question. NADA is not as inaccurate as you might think. Is it dead on, NO, but it will give you a good idea to start from. The best thing I can tell you, since I am not in the RV business is to do your research on edmunds.com, nada.com,...

Tips on Buying Cars: AutoCheck buyback, autocheck, carfax
autocheck, carfax, history: I find your post very interesting and will add some content to the website about independent inspections 1, Where a vehicle has got a report of accident or any issues, no matter how small, get an inspection by a qualified body shop a perfect example...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying Car from out of State and driving home, purchasing a car, dmv office
purchasing a car, dmv office, insurance carrier: Kevin, Thanks for your question. You will have to go to the local DMV office in the city that you are buying the vehicle from, and explain to them that you are going to be titling the vehicle in another state. They will be able to faciliate your temporary...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying an extra wheel and tire, yokohama geolandar, rotating tires
yokohama geolandar, rotating tires, driven wheels: Dear Tom, I hope you are doing well. My honest suggestion would be not to rotate the spare tire with your other tires. First of all, your spare tire is for use only in emergencies and my opinion is that you should have it in as good as condition as...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new 2009 rav4,v-6,fwd limitedI, level thanks, rav4
level thanks, rav4, yuri: Yuri, I am not aware of why you could not purchase this vehicle in New York. I am located in Texas, and I know that you can buy that vehicle here. Now understand this, they are very slim because of production issues, but that vehicle is available as a...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, york metro area, new york metro
york metro area, new york metro, nissan altima: Phil, Read this article and if you need more let me know, gettting the best deal on new kia sorrento..follow up Question: QUESTION: My husband and I have a paidin full 2005 kia sportage with 32,000.00 miles;it is in excellent conditon,with leather interior,sunroof,pwer...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, york metro area, new york metro
york metro area, new york metro, nissan altima: You are right, it is based on your credit, but dealers will mark up the rate to make money. So tell them you will be looking into your own financing... I ve never seen a dealer go under invoice, even if the new ones are here especially a Nissan, Honda or...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car purchase in Ontario, zero percent financing, first thing monday morning
zero percent financing, first thing monday morning, financial person: Hi Lucy I much appreciate your detailed mail and fully understand your frustration, I want to be on your side of the fence, but facts are you signed a bill of sale and unless you can prove misrepresentation or terms on bill of sale have to be altered in...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cash for clunkers, clunker, sticker price
clunker, sticker price, sylvia: Sylvia, Thanks for your question. Without seeing the entire buyers order I can t say exactly what the did. Now, with that being said, if the PRICE you negogiated was $17000, then was that before or after the trade and rebate? If it was after all of that,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Changing contract terms prior to delivery, extended warranty, service contract
extended warranty, service contract, contract terms: Scott, Thanks for your question. You are not obligated to anything until you take delivery of the vehicle. ALL the loan terms can change since you have not taken delivery of the vehicle. You can require that the dealership tear up the contracts (in your...

Tips on Buying Cars: Can I cancel a signed contract without penalty if I have not received the vehicle?, insurance cards, government reimbursement
insurance cards, government reimbursement, clunker: Emily, Thanks for your question. You can cancel the contract at any point unitl you take delivery of the new vehicle. You are entitled to any and all funds back, and the title to your vehicle back. Now keep in mind that dealers are required to write...

Tips on Buying Cars: car color
Dr.Balaji:Thanks for the question.It is my understanding that the color black is the softest color produced.(they are 27 different shades of black)My comments on black has been: too hot,hard to keep clean,shows scratches,ect.However,black does stand out in...

Tips on Buying Cars: car for disabled person, mercedes a160, car for disabled person
mercedes a160, car for disabled person, spinal curvature: I m not familiar with European auto models. I recently test drove the American version of a 2010 Toyota Camry. Both the 2010 4 and 6 cylinder models have very easy steering. The 2009 models are somewhat harder to steer. Also, you may be able to have your present...

Tips on Buying Cars: car lease, lease, finance
lease, finance, buying: Hi Renee Lease is not for everyone, personally I think financing is the way to go in todays market A reputable dealership will let you make the switch, but some dealerships may not as they may be realizing more profit from the lease. Without knowing...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan re-negotiations, credit score, new contract
credit score, new contract, misrepresentation: Hi Sara Once you have signed the contract it s binding unless you can prove misrepresentation or the contract has to be changed. It happens quite often the interest rate or something has to be changed and for you to sign a new contract, in such case...

Tips on Buying Cars: Engine specifications & more?, toyota vitz, nissan micra
toyota vitz, nissan micra, toyota yaris: Hi Rachael I think your choices are excellent, but as to which car handles best to suit your lifestyle compared to mine, only you can make that decision. Paying cash for a car will not get you a better deal, read this link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/CASH.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing a car, buying a new car, long distances
buying a new car, long distances, leasing a car: I always lease when buying a new car. Everything sounds fine and a lease would fit you. The reason I like leasing is because you drive the nicest cars for a lower pymt (most of the time)and your always under warranty. One thing you have to remember is once...

Tips on Buying Cars: lien, lienholder, tight spot
lienholder, tight spot, vin: Tim, You are in what we call a tight spot. What the seller did is also what we call ILLEGAL. You can not sell a vehicle or item that has a lien on it, without fulfilling the lien first. The ONLY thing you can do is hire an attorney, and let them try...

Tips on Buying Cars: lost motorcycle title, ge money bank, bill of sale
ge money bank, bill of sale, privacy laws: This is can be a nightmare, Your only option at this point is to get a hold of the owner. Due to privacy laws the bank will only talk to the owner. I have known people to call the bank and say and represent the owner, You need to call the state and see when...

Tips on Buying Cars: Nervous lady requires advice on safest car to buy with cash, toyota rav 4, volkswagen rabbit
toyota rav 4, volkswagen rabbit, nervous lady: All your choice s were good ones. I think one of the safest and best deals out there is a Pre Owned Certified BMW. Read up on the safety. The Certified part gives you a warranty up to 100k miles and they take care of every detail (oil changes,wiper blades,all...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Contract, contract question, car contract
contract question, car contract, first thing tomorrow: Wow. That s a huge payment for that vehicle for 72 months. Now, all I can do is recommend that you look around at other Toyota dealerships, or other car dealerships, and see if you can get more for your Venza at those other places. A good thing to try would...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Price Nego, New 2008 model, 2008 saturn astra, new car price
2008 saturn astra, new car price, saturn astra: I have never heard of a dealer not negotiating a price other than Car Max, The only problem I would see buying a 2008 Model is that they are already in the used car value books. A bank will loan money on them at a depreciated value because there is info on...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car deposit, chevy equinox, toronto dealer
chevy equinox, toronto dealer, montreal area: Many dealers today refund deposits to retain customer satisfaction, while others whom don t, are at the risk getting blemished reviews on the Internet. I can t get you a refund, but I can help you to post a bad experience to warn others how this dealership...

Tips on Buying Cars: oppotune time for year-end model purchase, kelly blue book, kelly blue book value
kelly blue book, kelly blue book value, price negotiation: Hi Glen...sorry for the delay in getting to you. 1) The Honda and Toyota are the best sellers out there. They will never sell under the invoice price no matter the time of year. Offer invoice and go from there. They may not take it as they can sell it anytime...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchased Contract, amy thanks, likelyhood
amy thanks, likelyhood, car deal: Amy, Thanks for your question. Technically since you signed the paperwork and took delivery of the vehicle, they are correct. They do not have to let you back out of the car deal. However, since you have not paid your down payment, they very well might...

Tips on Buying Cars: Stone dings on hood, 2009 toyota corolla, toyota corolla
2009 toyota corolla, toyota corolla, daps: Lewis, Thanks for your question. The only thing that you can do is take it to a local body shop and see if they can fill the dings, and blend the hood paint wise. It shouldn t cost you to much to have that done, but that is about the only thing that you...

Tips on Buying Cars: out of state car title, 1988 ford bronco, ford bronco
1988 ford bronco, ford bronco, dmv office: Reid, Thanks for your question. You are not correct in that fact. You can get the vehicle inspected before you get a title. It sometimes takes 4 to 6 weeks to get a title in the state of Texas. You can call your local DMV office to give you the exact...

Tips on Buying Cars: used compact suv, nasty winter, luxury options
nasty winter, luxury options, winter mornings: Tina, Thanks for your question. If your husband is a Lexus fan, then I would try a Toyota. Maybe a Rav4, Highlander, or 4Runner. All of those will hold their value, and perform just as well as their Lexus counterparts. You just won t have some of the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Welfare, amount of money, lenders
amount of money, lenders, welfare: Shelia, Your income is light at $900 a month. Most lenders require that you have at least $2000 a month in income in order to be approved. It is really going to boil down to the amount of money that you are looking to finance. Most lenders will only allow...

Tips on Buying Cars: Welfare, car credit, welfare
car credit, welfare, household: What do you mean Good Credit? Do you have previous car credit? and how much down pymt are you working with? Who all lives in your household? How much pymt are you trying to get? Usually they only allow 16% of your monthly income for a mthly payment. It s possible...

Tips on Buying Cars: Welfare
Sheila:thanks for the question.Since I am not a finance person,I will try to answer your question.There several key factors in financing 1)Credit(if your unsure of credit score,you can get it once a year free)2)time of residence(more than two years helps)3)and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Welfare, bad, credit
bad, credit, finance: The only lender with your income to finance , will be a Buy Here Pay Here type dealership that charge very high Interest rates,,, I highly recommend you stay away as the odds will not be in your favor getting value for your money. I suggest you save...

Tips on Buying Cars: water damage, nissan dealership, car fax
nissan dealership, car fax, seat safety: Hi Jamie The fact there is no deposit and vehicle not in your possession 99.9% says the dealer will not pursue this transaction, they may try you on for size with scary tactics if they want to pursue, if I was in your shoes I would let it ride. If you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Welfare, budget, salesman
budget, salesman, insurance: First, I would make myself a written budget to see exactly where your $900 is being spent each month. Include, food, rent, mortgage, phone, cell phone, television, electric, insurance, credit card payments, etc. What remains after these expenses can be divided...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1997 Expedition
Your father may right on the miles.I always believed older and high mile cars or trucks can cost a lot of money in maintance.If you have the ability to buy a car alone, consider the money you have,make this a good down payment on newer and lower mile car.In...

Tips on Buying Cars: Appropriate Paperwork for Private Sale, bmw vin, prospective buyer
bmw vin, prospective buyer, bill of sale: Tom, Tom, Tom, LOL Certified money in your hands and keys turned over to buyer, you re out of the picture,,, as for the next step buyer getting vehicle to another state is not your problem, if you want to get involved tell buyer to contact the DMV for directions....

Tips on Buying Cars: BMW warranty, warranty, scams
warranty, scams, cost: Hi Wendy The BMW extended warranty program is very legitimate, but 2yrs at $2295. plus tax is heavy coin in my book should vehicle not encounter any major problems. Extended warranty s offered from any dealer is a cash cow, and can be negotiated. If...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying car, emissions test, red flags
emissions test, red flags, scammer: Hi Shreya RE,(1) The fact vehicle failed emissions test once shows there are red flags that may come back to hunt you, personally I would most likely not consider purchase. RE,(2) Without going into long detail stay away from vehicle s where you can...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used Camry Hybrid, carfax report, craigslist org
carfax report, craigslist org, mechanical inspection: Hi Kim First sorry for the delayed answer as I been away for a few days and forgot to check the on vacation box, lol Your question is a perfect example why I don t like Carfax as there are to many issues compared to AutoCheck whom is a better service...

Tips on Buying Cars: Can I buy a car in Alaska as a foreigner?, foreigner, dl
foreigner, dl, south america: Hi Charlotte Sorry for delay with an answer, been away for a few days. Lets start with this link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/DMV.html from there navigate to the Alaska DMV, make contact with the DMV getting answers, Should you not find...

Tips on Buying Cars: buyers remorse used car, buyers remorse, unfortunatly
buyers remorse, unfortunatly, money: Janet, Thanks for your question. Unfortunatly, in your situation, you are liable for the contract, since you signed the papers, and put it in your name. The dealership is not required, and likely won t let you back out of the contract. You can try...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a motorhome in california, california state sales tax, california sales tax
california state sales tax, california sales tax, state sales tax: Bob, You should not have to pay California State Sales Tax. You will have to go to the local DMV where you are buying the vehicle, and get a temporary tag to drive the vehicle, but they will ask you to fill out a form that states that you are purchasing...

Tips on Buying Cars: Maybe buying used truck with lien, lien, holder
lien, holder, title: Hi Matt Buying privately there is no recourse, the seller may be a very honest person, but there are many vehicles sold where buyer never gets the title and driving a vehicle where seller never paid the lien. You make your purchase payment to the lien...

Tips on Buying Cars: California sales tax on out of state buyer, california sales tax, state buyer
california sales tax, state buyer, double taxation: You need to check with Ca Dept of Transportation or go online and see the rules. I know that you can purchase a car in most states and you sign an affidavit that the car is being registered out of state and that relieves the dealer from collecting taxes. Never...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car registration in CA when the title's not in my name, dmv office, car registration
dmv office, car registration, breaking the law: Jasmin, Thanks for the follow up. I apologize, but I read the question wrong the first time. In most states, you can register the vehicle as the registered owner without being on the lien. However, in California, the owners of the vehicles and the name...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car trade in, trade, car
trade, car, new: Hi Juan, If you bought the car brand new ?, your depreciation factor could be as high as 30% from what you paid out the door, to trade in the first year you will be out of pocket heavy no matter the miles, the third year you will be on a more level playing...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars, nissan maxima, reliability ratings
nissan maxima, reliability ratings, foreign cars: Ultimately Henry it is what is your preference. If you would rather have a motorcycle than a car then buy a motorcycle. If you are going to be paying for something then you need to get what you want. If you want just basic transportation then look at inexpensive...

Tips on Buying Cars: Concern about a fair price, suzuki sx4, true market value
suzuki sx4, true market value, credit slip: Hi Heidi From what you posted you bought a car, there are many questions that I would like answered to see if there is a way out or getting a fair deal, to post and asking counter questions I could be on here all day. I you like I would be more than...

Tips on Buying Cars: when did we 'take delivery'?, actual damages, aftermarket accessories
actual damages, aftermarket accessories, physical delivery: Lisa, Thanks for your question. When your dad took PHYSICAL delivery of the vehicle is when he took delivery of the vehicle, even before the accessories were installed. The Law defines delivery as when the person/persons purchasing the vehicle, after...

Tips on Buying Cars: fair price for demo with 5000 miles, demo, good deal
demo, good deal, toyota: Karen, According to Edmunds TMV, this is about what others are paying for a non-demo vehicle. Buying a demo vehicle can be a great deal, but not when the price is so close to a new one. I am stating this while assuming this price does not include TT&L;...

Tips on Buying Cars: frame damage to a 2007 corolla, car fax report, frame damage
car fax report, frame damage, autocheck: Hi Cindy AutoCheck and Carfax are the two main providers on the Internet for reported history, with my vote going to AutoCheck as second to none, Carfax is the major name, but long story short after much feedback AutoCheck is much superior with reports....

Tips on Buying Cars: Income verification, income verification, finance manager
income verification, finance manager, binding contract: Kay, Thanks for your question. Technically it is the state and federal law that they have to provide you copies of everything that you signed. It is however your responsibility to get that information from them. If they are needing income verification,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Jeremy-Need your help to access the value of a car, 2006 infiniti g35, infiniti g35
2006 infiniti g35, infiniti g35, salvage title: George, thanks for your question. From what I can tell your friend is asking a reasonable price forthe car. Understand this: if you are going to pay cash then it dosent matter about the salvaged title. However most banks will not finance a salvaged title...

Tips on Buying Cars: Should I purchase a car that was in a wreck, moderate damage, insurance claim
moderate damage, insurance claim, carfax: Priscilla, A Carfax is the best report out there. Maybe the dealer hadn t pulled this, which is odd, as most dealers will get this report before they purchase the vehicle. There was probably an insurance claim which is why it shows on the Carfax. If you...

Tips on Buying Cars: returning car, binding contract, recourse
binding contract, recourse, paperwork: Hi Doug, Unfortunately, you probably have no recourse. If you have signed paperwork (a legal binding contract) then the dealer has no obligation to take the vehicle back. Sometimes, however, the dealer will, although it is rare. Try talking to the dealer...

Tips on Buying Cars: salvaged titles, honda accord lx, kelley blue book
honda accord lx, kelley blue book, salvage title: Hi Julie, First off, stay away from a salvage title vehicle. They are never rebuilt nearly as good as factory. Value is less then half of book.....It sounds like someone is trying to take advantage of you. I myself would never drive a salvage title vehicle,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Titling and Registering a new car myself, new car sales, dmv office
new car sales, dmv office, tax registration: Greg, Generally speaking the answer to your question is Yes! You can can handle all of the taxes/registration yourself if you were to buy a vehicle in another state and intend on registering/titling it in your home state of residence. And the dealership...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used Car purchase, finance manager, finance company
finance manager, finance company, car purchase: Susan, Thanks for your question. I am confused as to what your question is. It sounds like something is either wrong with the car or something. They aren t telling you everything. Understand that you are not the LEGAL owner of this vehicle until you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used car, 2005 mazda mpv, mazda mpv
2005 mazda mpv, mazda mpv, mazda products: Hey Carlos,I went one step further and called the dealer as there were some questions I wanted answered before posting, long story short, you like the price, but stay away from this one as the answers I got were vague, There have been 3 owners, the van...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car we are thinking about purchasing, mercury marquis, second car
mercury marquis, second car, water pump: Hi Lee, It is a 13 year old car, even in excellent condition i would not pay more the $1500.00, if you knew the neighbor very well and really want the car, and you feel it was well cared for i would only go as high as $1750.00 not a penny more, you can still...

Tips on Buying Cars: '09 Nissan Altima or a Chevy Equinox...., chevy equinox, hyundai elantra
chevy equinox, hyundai elantra, nissan altima: Please read this thread from a previous answer, some of it does not pertain to you but pls read it all. When you have finished ask me any questions you may have. Have you settled with your insurance co. We need to make sure they give you all the money for...

Tips on Buying Cars: 10 day seller cancellation policy, repo, car
repo, car, contract: Hi Scarlett I been down this road with your type question many times before, what you signed I believe is a Retail Installment Contract ? You did not include a zip code so I can t be very specific with my answer as the laws differ slightly from each...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a rebuilt title vehicle, eddie baur, baurs
eddie baur, baurs, ford expedition: Pls copy and paste this address in your browser http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults.jsp?lastStartYear=1981%26num_records=25%26search_lang=en%26page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform%26search_type=both%26distance=300%26address=89030%26marketZipError=false%26style_flag=1%26make=FORD%26model=EXPLOR%26make2=%26start_year=2003%26end_year=2003%26min_price=%26max_price=%26seller_type=b%26transmission=%26engine=%26drive=4+wheel+drive%26doors=%26fuel=%26max_mileage=%26color=%26keywordsrep=%26keywordsfyc=%26keywords_display=%26sort_type=priceDESC%26body_code=0%26certified=%26advanced=y%26highlightFirstMakeModel=%26showZipError=n%26default_sort=priceDESC%26awsp=false%26systime=%26sownerid=68857%26rdm=1263914145007...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a used car, volkswagon passat, hyundai xg350
volkswagon passat, hyundai xg350, volvo s80: Hello Tiffany, When buying a used car with higher mileage, always take it to a mechanic for an independent inspection, they can give you a break down of the car and what might be needed to be done soon. Your cars of choice are all good cars, the only thing...

Tips on Buying Cars: what car is a better deal, car fax, smile on my face
car fax, smile on my face, buying cars: There is no question, the 03 is better value if your statement checks out. Having answered thousand of questions feel good about the fact you re 90% ahead of other buyers that don t take the time to investigate the power of their own money, and many will...

Tips on Buying Cars: change in auto finance contract terms, finance contract, signing your name
finance contract, signing your name, intrest rate: Kim, No, you are not obligated to sign any new contracts whatsoever. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of the new contract, then you have every right to back out of the loan, if they can not get the original contract funded. Simply tell...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Trade-In Credit, leasing company, jb
Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Trade-In Credit, leasing company, jb, state tax credits

Tips on Buying Cars: first time buyer, customer satifaction, cars under 5 000
customer satifaction, cars under 5 000, chevy cobalt: Maria:I suggest looking for a Honda,Toyota,or a Ford Focus and Chevy Cobalt.Depending on your budget,cars under $5,000 were cash for clunkers with repair costs and high miles.Most importantly,don t be choosy.Select a car that fits your driving needs.With a...

Tips on Buying Cars: what being green ( ex: to have a Ford Fiesta Econetic) means to you?, hydrogen powered cars, ford fiesta
hydrogen powered cars, ford fiesta, green cars: Isabella:This Ford produced car(not sold in the USA,where I live)runs on diesel.The mpg is 65.Eco-friendly(green) cars are mainly electric or E-85 produced.This car engine is made in Britain,which would costly to import.Also diesel compared to Hybrid is old...

Tips on Buying Cars: what being green ( ex: to have a Ford Fiesta Econetic) means to you?, strict environmental standards, ford fiesta
strict environmental standards, ford fiesta, gas mileage: Isabella, Thanks for your question. Let s see. Being Green! Well, I am one of the few that don t believe that owning a green car makes you green. Why? Well because typically you pay a higher price for the vehicle, or little or no discounts as opposed...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Trade-In Credit, lease trade, lease vehicle
lease trade, lease vehicle, credit question: K, Thanks for your follow up. In your scenario, you are allowed the tax credit if you are TRADING the vehicle. As long as your paperwork shows a trade in, and they are paying the full balance including the residual, and showing that as a payoff on the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need an Opinion, buy, car
buy, car, price: Hi Charles High miles don t scare me, condition along with the right price having high miles is all that matters. If I was considering purchase, here are some steps and answers I would be looking for. History ? former rental ? sold certified ? warranty...

Tips on Buying Cars: New vehicle, hottest cars, dos and donts
hottest cars, dos and donts, elp: I work for BMW and we own a Audi store, Im in Houston TX, I would like to give you a quote from our store and see if it s worth the drive? or shipping. I know your on one of the hottest cars on the market right now and a lot of people are not willing to negotiate...

Tips on Buying Cars: Problem with new car, mustang gt, different color
mustang gt, different color, mismatch: Julio:Your concerns need to be addressed to the management of the dealership where you brought the car.Buying a new can be great experience,or a bad one.To be honest,I would not accepted the idea of doing body work on the car,before buying it.It would seem,a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Salvaged Vehicle, salvage title, red flags
salvage title, red flags, carfax report: Hi Viola The vehicle may appear in perfect condition, but it s what lies beneath that is the major problem in this case SALVAGE 1,,, The truck does not need to pass tests being sold, it s being sold with a Salvage title as is. 2,,, Is it safe ?,,,...

Tips on Buying Cars: trading in/buying used, honda pilot exl, kelly blue book
honda pilot exl, kelly blue book, honda pilot: Janice Janice Janice, first let me say I liked your question because it s before the fact, not after which most questions are and it s then to late in most cases for me to get buyers out of a lemon deal. Sure the 04 Honda looks like a great deal on paper,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Vehicle Question, 2008 chrysler pacifica, chrysler pacifica
2008 chrysler pacifica, chrysler pacifica, volvo s40: You can go to edmunds.com and read consumer reveiws. I like both cars and have seen both cars with well over 100k miles on them. The Volvo is going to be a more expensive car to maintain, just about everything on the car is going to be dealer part only. The...

Tips on Buying Cars: No vehicle, retail installment sales, arbitration agreement
retail installment sales, arbitration agreement, delivery agreement: Kay, Thanks for your follow up. I apologize for the late response, but I did not get an e-mail saying you had requested a followup. To answer your questions. You are not financially responsible unit YOU take physical delivery of the vehicle in which...

Tips on Buying Cars: Wanting Buy, independent mechanical inspection, volvo 850
independent mechanical inspection, volvo 850, life span: Hi Traci Volvo is an excellent vehicle many has gone beyond 500,000 miles, and it s a factor the average Volvo last 18.5 years, should vehicle however have issues down the road repair bills are above average. It s OK the top end has been rebuilt in...

Tips on Buying Cars: Bill of sale, odometer statement, purchasing a car
odometer statement, purchasing a car, bill of sale: Hello, Have you actually talked with the credit union?? I ve done this kind of thing before and what I do is find out who at the bank I need to talk to and at what location, then I do a online search for the bank and use that phone # to locate the person,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Bubble in Tire, wheel alignment, tire warranty
wheel alignment, tire warranty, demand answers: Hi Carol, I have answered over 5000. various questions on the Internet with your Q being a fresh one never asked, I am stunned you buying a brand new vehicle and driving for only 2 weeks and the dealer said you must have drove over something,,, I would...

Tips on Buying Cars: I bought a 2010 explorer need help in seeing if I can take it back, fleet vehicle, ford explorer
fleet vehicle, ford explorer, paperwork: Sandy:Thanks for the question.But I have two things to say to you.The first is to pay a higher price because it is fleet vehicle does not sound right,it appears this Explorer was a used car than new.And why 7 miles instead actually having 700 miles.It seems...

Tips on Buying Cars: bought a lemon, bumper to bumper warranty, cash cow
bumper to bumper warranty, cash cow, hi amy: Hi Amy, The dealership knowingly sold you a lemon with no compassion or respect, however the lemon law only applies to new vehicle s you are therefore at the mercy of the dealers goodwill. You got a warranty, how can it be bumper to bumper when the electric...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car when i'm not licensesed, car insurance quotes, putting the cart before the horse
car insurance quotes, putting the cart before the horse, cart before the horse: Maxine, Thanks for your question. I m happy your surgery was successful and I m sure your very excited to be able to drive once again. Before anyone drives a vehicle they must be legally licensed by the state. Getting your new license takes priority and your...

Tips on Buying Cars: cooling off period for used cars, mercedes benz dealer, mercedes benz
mercedes benz dealer, mercedes benz, cooling off period: Hi Sel If the dealer is reputable I don t see a problem, yes you made some mistakes, let s not dwell on them and concentrate where we go from here. Without question phone the dealer and tell them to have the car ready for a test drive before you finalize...

Tips on Buying Cars: deal gone bad .used car dealer, dodge neon, return mail
dodge neon, return mail, possition: YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! She can t afford that car. Time is not your friend ... please contact me at my email address roadloans@gmail.com I hope it doesn t break the rules but once you send me an email ...I will send you my phone number in return mail this...

Tips on Buying Cars: Difference and expected, great internet resources, sales goals
great internet resources, sales goals, new electronics: Personally, I always read the manufacturers brochures to get accurate information and details on cars I m interested in buying. These days it seams like dealers keep the brochures locked in a vault and steer buyers to the internet for this information. Two...

Tips on Buying Cars: Reconstructed car, generals office, smyrna delaware
generals office, smyrna delaware, sales pitch: Hi Deborah Yes you should feel cheated because the dealer knew all along about the history of vehicle and never disclosed to you, but they are in the clear selling you the car AS IS. You can try to barter with them by wanting to have a few problems...

Tips on Buying Cars: Registration & Title, ford taurus, title and registration
ford taurus, title and registration, title application: Hi Tina Normally it could take 4-6 weeks from when the dealer sends in a title application before the new title comes back to you. This is an oddball situation that I have come across where buyer waited about 6 months for title, there is nothing illegal...

Tips on Buying Cars: repair vs trade in, toyota rav 4, 2008 honda crv
toyota rav 4, 2008 honda crv, 2003 subaru forester: Hi Lea ...Just got your question and will get an answer over to you post haste... I have a couple of quick questions... 1) Is the exact mileage just over or just under 90K? 2) When you say threw a cat code was this determined through the use of a code...

Tips on Buying Cars: car auctions, government car auctions, dealer auctions
government car auctions, dealer auctions, public auctions: Hi Daniel If you like to attend a public auction you may be asking the wrong expert, I don t favor public auctions, here is a link to my website that will explain why http://www.usedcartips.org/AUCTIONS.html Note I said public auctions, not dealer auctions...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finding a good family car, good mileage, luck steve
good mileage, luck steve, car retailer: Hi, What is your budget??? I recommend a good recent used car. Ahonda, Toyota, or Nissan are great choices. Where are you located??? If you have a Carmax near you, they are the best used car retailer. They have a little of everything and no incentive to sell...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease, money factor, luck steve
money factor, luck steve, critical info: hi, bad deal, any deal you give a down payment is not really good, but renting a car for 39 months and giving $8000 down is terrible. if you divide the 39 months by the 8k, it is approx $200, add that the the 403 a mont and it is now $603, in 39 months you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is this still count as a brand new car?, brand new cars, brand new car
brand new cars, brand new car, car question: Susan, some cars are sold with 5000 miles as brand new, they can be sold as new cars since they ve never been titled before. Yes when dealers trade they drive a brand new vehicle from point A to B,,, you having 200 miles on odometer I consider very low...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used cars - Older with less mileage, or newer with more mileage?, independent mechanic, independent inspection
independent mechanic, independent inspection, vehicle options: Hi Mike Looking at vehicle s being that age, miles - type of vehicle - options - consumer reports etc takes a back seat, present condition is all that matters, my point is a vehicle with 150K can be in much better condition than same vehicle with half...

Tips on Buying Cars: warrany, fluid changes, factory warranty
fluid changes, factory warranty, extended warranty: Hi James You have receipts that is all that matters. IMO I don t see where a factory warranty would differ from an extended warranty for fluid changes, I would be interested if you could provide the link where you read this ? To clarify this Goggle...

Tips on Buying Cars: website, spelling, yahoo
spelling, yahoo, website worth: Thanks, I just corrected the spelling. I read your post 3 times before the light went on,,,LOL It s people like you that make me having a website worth while. Feel free to copy/paste anything and forward to paulsenray@yahoo.com Ray http://www.usedcartips.org/...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a 4 wheel drive, shift on the fly, costly repairs
shift on the fly, costly repairs, best bang: Daniel:Thanks for the question.Because of your budget,I think Ford 4x4s offer the best bang for the buck.And some Chevys too.I recommend full size because,the reason your driving off road.Most 4x4s offer shift on the fly feature.Which means you can go into...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying A used SUV in Florida, vacationing in florida, late model
vacationing in florida, late model, canada: Your correct, you will not pay taxes here, pre arrange with the dealer about your temporary tag, they will issue you a temp tag good for 30 days, then they can issue a second tag good for another 30 days, some dealers will put you on a dealer tag which is...

Tips on Buying Cars: paying too much?, wheels and tires, current interest rates
wheels and tires, current interest rates, service contracts: Hi Scott sorry to hear you are having problems. Here are some additional bits of information I would need to address your specific situation but rest assured you are not the only one currently facing this same situation. This information can be supplied in...

Tips on Buying Cars: Title & Registration, ford taurus, penndot
ford taurus, penndot, auto tag: First things first: each of the 50 state s motor-vehicle regulations are different, so there s no way I can be familiar with all of them; I can only tell you how it works in my home state of NY. Here, the seller is responsible for ensuring that you get a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Car: Euro III or IV?, toyota innova, wait till april
toyota innova, wait till april, euro iv: Nitin, Thanks for your question. As with every car purchase, you need to get what you want, not what the dealer is pushing you to buy. You are paying for it, so why let the dealer dictate what you are going to buy. As for the depreciation, every car...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a truck, blue book value, toyota tacoma
blue book value, toyota tacoma, milage: Hi Cliff I note you asked this Q 2 days ago, today being saturday, have you persued the deal or are you still looking for an answer ?,,, if you are I will get right back to you,,, sorry was not available to answer right away. Ray http://www.usedcartips.org...

Tips on Buying Cars: cancellation of car contract/letter of offer, new car purchase, careful deliberations
new car purchase, careful deliberations, edmonton canada: Prasanna, Thanks for your question. This is a tough situation. On one hand, I understand and see where you are coming from, and deplore any of these kind of tatics that this dealership is using. On the other hand, some of the responsibility belongs to...

Tips on Buying Cars: export car to mexico, us border patrol, grand caravan
us border patrol, grand caravan, export car: Jenny, Thanks for your question. He can use an in-transit permit. You will need to call the US Border Patrol, and make sure that you have all of the documentation that he will need to bring the car across the border. He will have to show proof that he...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Car: Euro III or IV?, euro3, euro 4
Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Car: Euro III or IV?, euro3, euro 4, euro 3

Tips on Buying Cars: returning a used car, temp guage, gaskit
temp guage, gaskit, luck steve: Hi Kelly, I am in Florida, not sure of the laws in California. Florida there is NO cooling off period, you buy you own. Check the laws in Caifornia, also, if you can prove the dealer knew the engine was shot you may have recourse but you will most likely...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading Down, 2009 jaguar xf, negative balance
2009 jaguar xf, negative balance, negative equity: Jeff, Thanks for your question. First you need to understand that you will take a depreciation hit on the vehicle. While you may not be in negative equity, you still will have lost a considerable value in the vehicle. As far as process wise. It s...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used Car Problems, car problems, state of arkansas
car problems, state of arkansas, oil change: Brianna, Thanks for your question. This is very common and very unfortunate. To answer your question yea you should be able to cancel the deal if the dealer let s you. See technically the dealer is your bank until they sell your loan to another bank so...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buy 2006 RX off lease or lease a new one, valid investment, rx 330
valid investment, rx 330, red flags: Hi Doug When you say $550/mo is that taxes included ?,,, The overall picture says you will have been driving a new car at a cost of over $30K with end results no investment at which point you will return vehicle and start all over, or invest further bucks...

Tips on Buying Cars: what to buy, toyota tacoma 4x4, toyota tacoma
toyota tacoma 4x4, toyota tacoma, i don t care: All the trucks on the market are good trucks right now. It s going to come down to your preference in size and power. We havent heard anything bad about the Toyota Tacoma as of yet! I think it s one of the better trucks out there in it s class and I don t...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a known lemon, nissan altima, factory warranty
nissan altima, factory warranty, maintance: Keith:The only concern I see is the reminder of factory warranty,(on Nissan 5 years or 60,000 miles on powertrain)which may be void. And as for the title,I guess it could affect the value.My suggestion is to consider a different car,especially if your concern...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cancellation, physical delivery, cancellation
physical delivery, cancellation, nissan: Ann, thanks for your question. If you have not taken physical delivery of the vehicle then you are not the legal owner. The agreements that you signed do not take affect until youtake physical delivery. You can call your bank to stop payment without any...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting out of car contract, fair trading act, car contract
fair trading act, car contract, verbal agreement: Tikisha, Thanks for your question. You made an agreement - hopefully in writing - and that agreement stated that you had the right to get the vehicle looked at by your mechanic and that was a subject of the sale. If this was in writing and both you and...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting deposit, 2007 toyota yaris, toyota yaris
2007 toyota yaris, toyota yaris, finance company: Hi Dawn Let s start with I am close to your turf and been licensed with OMVIC for over 25 years and know the rules when buying a car in Ontario, and you will get your deposit refunded. The salesperson is trying you on for size, according to the law...

Tips on Buying Cars: First time buyer, first time buyer, red flags
first time buyer, red flags, toyota sienna: Hi Cora I have answered well over 5000 car questions on the Internet with most issues being after purchase and here you are doing the right steps looking for advice prior to purchase to lessen the fear ending up with lemon, give yourself a pad on the back....

Tips on Buying Cars: My first car..., car profiles, first car
car profiles, first car, car pricing: Hi Pete My expertise is the buying process to ensure you don t end up with a lemon,as for what type vehicle to consider here is a suggestion. Goggle automotive forums and then navigate to Car Buying Q and A submit your question to the forum,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Fees, mileage fee, excess mileage
mileage fee, excess mileage, max miles: Chris:I think the best way is return the car,then consider a certified preowned car .The main reason for that type of car it offers better warranty and perhaps better financing.Plus you can save alot money.And why change dealership?A lot of changes in cars...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing a car, lease companies, john thanks
lease companies, john thanks, point hope: John, Thanks for your question. It can always be advantageous to lease a car, but if you plan on owning, why not just buy it instead of leasing it? The reason I would suggest this is because once your lease term ends, you will have to finance the residual...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lien on Title, carfax report, master key
carfax report, master key, car dealership: Dan, Thanks for your question, and I am sorry that you are going thru this. Let me answer your questinos one by one. 1. Your options are farely limited, but you do have a few, but they will cost some money. 2. Yes, you can sue the dealership, even...

Tips on Buying Cars: How long does financing take, complicated question, new car
complicated question, new car, contracts: Claire, Thanks for your question. This is a very complicated question. It depends on your credit, and on the dealerships processes and procedures. It should however take no more than 5 to 7 days for the dealership to have an approval and submit your...

Tips on Buying Cars: can Mitsubishi certify Toyota vehicles, toyota vehicles, red flags
toyota vehicles, red flags, toyota dealers: Hi Allen You did not state your zip/postal code, I therefore have no idea what state or province I am dealing with, but will tell you in my area a vehicle cannot be plated without having been certified, and yes any dealership or licensed shop can certify...

Tips on Buying Cars: return of vehicle, unconditional return policy, carmax
unconditional return policy, carmax, cooling off period: Hi, Depending on the state you are in, usually not, i sm in Florida, and there is not any cooling off period, you buy the car and then yu own it, unless you bought from Carmax wich gives a 5 day unconditional return policy...good luck, let me know what goes...

Tips on Buying Cars: Seller of car did not put title in his name, civil charges, selling a car
civil charges, selling a car, criminal charges: Hi Greg first I hope there is no lien involved, if there is then that s the reason for the delay as the lender will have the title. what is happening here is not legal, the seller I think is a curbsider, if you don t know exactly what that means, goggle...

Tips on Buying Cars: Tips for first time buyer, pay stubs, first time buyer
pay stubs, first time buyer, quality used cars: Dee, Unless there is anything adverse on your credit, i believe you can get approved. You have a excellent downpayment, i think you can find a nice chevy cobalt 2 or 4 door for $10-12,000. If no real issues you may get an interest rate of 10-14%, i would...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car, lien holder, small fortune
lien holder, small fortune, best bet: Gale, Thanks for your question. There is not much that you can do now. You could take the person or seller to court, but it would cost a small fortune, and probaly not be worth it. The fact that you paid so little for the vehicle does not help. Now,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying my leased toyota., owner loyalty, auction prices
owner loyalty, auction prices, lease return: Karen, Unfortunately there really isn t any negotiating on a lease return. There used to be, but with the hard times that all of the manufactures have come upon - whatever your residual is, is what you can buy the car for, otherwise they will simply take...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, hyundai santa fe, buying a new car
hyundai santa fe, buying a new car, transition period: Hello Tanu, I just had this question the other day and this is what I wrote. Here is how it works, Dealers will bend over backwards on the last day of any month, to make quotas, To get a really good deal any time of the year,1st, send at least 5 Internet...

Tips on Buying Cars: car dilemna, civic value, magic wand
civic value, magic wand, carmax: Hi April The ex whom purchased the car is to blame,,, that person had no idea how to buy a car, it s part of the buying process to run a history report on any vehicle before purchase to check for accidents. What can you do ?,,, Wish I could wave a magic...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing for first time buyer, prime interest rate, first time buyer
prime interest rate, first time buyer, debt ratio: The formula for payments is, at most 16% of your monthly income, so your going to qualify for a $270 pymt. I would go to a credit union first, you receive one on one treatment and in most cases you get to actually talk with a person. Then if that doesn t work...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Purchase, new car purchase, bells and whistles
new car purchase, bells and whistles, transition period: Hello Doug, Here is how it works, Dealers will bend over backwards on the last day of any month, to make quotas, To get a really good deal any time of the year,1st, send at least 5 Internet quote request to dealers in your area, after you receive all responses,...

Tips on Buying Cars: new toyota tacoma, 4x4 toyota, bells and whistles
4x4 toyota, bells and whistles, 2005 kia sportage: Hello Frank, This is a previous answer, if you have more questions afterwards please ask. Questioner: susie Category: Tips on Buying Cars Private: No View Published Answer Subject: gettting the best deal on new kia sorrento..follow up Question:...

Tips on Buying Cars: price, toyota tacoma 4x4, max mileage
toyota tacoma 4x4, max mileage, fuel max: Hello Frank, To keep things straight in my head, when I say MSRP, thats the bottom price on the window sticker, it will include all adds and freight, it s a total figure, Then I need to know what they are giving you off of that price. I did a search within...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying my first car, 2006 cadillac cts, cadillac cts
2006 cadillac cts, cadillac cts, brand new car: Hey, Balboa I like your Q,,, main reason I get to give some advice before the fact, not after trying to get somebody out of a hole having purchased a lemon. To get the ball rooling, let s start with your temptation 2006 CTS for $11K in Canada...

Tips on Buying Cars: best bang for buck performance car, ford mustang gt, chevy corvette
ford mustang gt, chevy corvette, gm dealership: Joseph:My answer(because I work for a GM dealership)is the Ford Mustang GT.Or maybe the Chevy Corvette.Why?Maintance costs.Available parts and service is another reason.In addition the availability on different years.Sure,the imports have their part too,but...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying my leased car, buyout price, car question
buyout price, car question, wholesale price: Hello, Yes it is beneficial if your going to keep the car for a long time, ask yourself when is something more likely to break down, the first half or second half? I would want a certified warranty up to 100k miles on a car if I m going to keep it for a long...

Tips on Buying Cars: car, saturn vue hybrid, 2007 saturn vue
saturn vue hybrid, 2007 saturn vue, saturn vue: Risha:From my past experiences,car owners who trade a car or truck owning more than the value,have two options:1)Keep the car.If the miles are low,consider selling your car.2)In your case try to put money down to cover any negative equity.In todays climate...

Tips on Buying Cars: Good model for long commutes, honda accord coupe, 2004 acura rsx
honda accord coupe, 2004 acura rsx, acura rsx type s: Hi Denna, What is your price range????? The Acura is good but parts can get a bit expensive. Why not look for a Honda Accord Coupe, if 2 door is what you want, or even a Toyota Solara....Either Toyota or Honda are both great cars, and maintenance is not outrageous....

Tips on Buying Cars: RAV4 Purchase - Urgent please!, powertrain warranty, toyota camry
powertrain warranty, toyota camry, miles warranty: Hello Sam, I have a two sons 3&4, I would try and fit two car seats in the back seat first before making a decision, if you can live with it after that then it s a good choice. Rav s are very good vehicles. I went to toyota.com and found your answers, I think...

Tips on Buying Cars: Toyota Tacoma, tacoma double cab, fleet mgr
tacoma double cab, fleet mgr, toyota store: Hello Wes, I m in Houston as well, You can read some of my other post, I don t care for the brand name Toyota but I think they build one of the best trucks on the market, the Tacoma. If you look at my 2nd to last post it was all about helping someone buy a...

Tips on Buying Cars: toyota truck, toyota tacoma 4x4, fleet mgr
toyota tacoma 4x4, fleet mgr, toyota truck: Hello Frank, Sorry for the delay, I took a couple of days off with my son before he leaves for Afghanistan. I talked with a friend/fleet mgr with Toyota and he found the invoices for the trucks your telling me about and it seem like they are selling...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car purchase - about to pull the trigger, mile warranty, sharp car
mile warranty, sharp car, production cars: Steve:Thanks for the quetion.My answer is yes and no.This Olds is a good car,but I have written before on parts and service.Maintance costs could cost more than the car itself.Before buying,I suggest two things:1)Get a carfax report2)Have the car inspected...

Tips on Buying Cars: What should we do, dodge stratus sxt, 2006 dodge stratus
dodge stratus sxt, 2006 dodge stratus, dodge stratus: Hello Kati, This is what I found, first., your trade value is going to be around $6000, look at this link, cut and paste. http://www.edmunds.com/used/2006/dodge/stratus/100561070/options.html?tmvaction=vdpresult So it looks like you owe $5000 more than...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2007 Cadillac CTS with rebuilt title, 2007 cadillac cts, cadillac cts
2007 cadillac cts, cadillac cts, lemon busters: I would be very careful with buying a car with a rebuilt title. I would find out or ask for the body shop ticket, if they don t have it I would find the previous owners. Usually a car with a rebuilt title has frame damage, which leads to a lot of tire problems....

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying, leasing, commercial leasing, leasing companies
commercial leasing, leasing companies, couple of times a year: Hello Don, I did some research and me personally would go with the first option, You could own that truck for 10 plus years and if you used it only for camping, it would still have less than 100k. The only 3/4 trucks I could find at that price had well...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used car without title in hand/still has lien., private dealer, red flags
private dealer, red flags, pinkslip: Hi Paul Let s back up here a little, first did you not state a zip code or location ,,, I got no idea what I am dealing with. No,,, it s not right the way this deal is comming down,,, you want further input leave me a phone #,,, and check the make private...

Tips on Buying Cars: Hail Damage Discount, hail damage, honda insight
hail damage, honda insight, internet price: Hello Crystal, Sorry for the delay, I have been through a hail sell before and we received an average of $3000 per car from the ins co. What they are offering you seems reasonable, If I were you I would let them know if they lowered the price by $500 more...

Tips on Buying Cars: High mileage or old with low miles, ford f150 supercrew, new car price
ford f150 supercrew, new car price, high mileage: Look at it this way, All dealerships have a used car dept because all customers cant afford the new car price, You have the above cust and the below or want to be s, There is always a mkt somewhere when it comes to a price, we sell a lot more cars between...

Tips on Buying Cars: Im pretty sure we got screwed..., small claims court, bill of sale
small claims court, bill of sale, code enforcement: Hi Diana, Bad situation, there is not much to do, does the motor vehicle office offer any suggestions??? I think with his home address, and whatever info you have i would go to the police and see if you can speak to the fraud division. Unfortunately i cannot...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car purchase, new car purchase, omvic
new car purchase, omvic, complaint info: Hi Juan I wish I could wave a magic wand to make your extreme stress go away, but sorry I can t,,, you signed a bill of sale with no mention of add on s. However,,, if you feel this transaction is misrepresentation by the dealer contact OMVIC,,, at this...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing High Mileage and Financing Question, buick rendezvous, color indigo
buick rendezvous, color indigo, high mileage: This is what I found out, 2003 Buick Rendezvous color: Medium Red Metallic mileage: 86,501 price: $7,987 distance: 175.0 miles from you 2003 Buick Rendezvous color: Indigo Blue Metallic mileage: 117,769 price: $7,990 distance: 177.1 miles ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Vehicle financing, retail installment sales, internet ray
retail installment sales, internet ray, sales contract: Hi Angela I been in the business 40 years and never heard such crap the dealer is allowed to keep your deposit when you could not get financed ??? ,,, they are trying you on for size. I know your credit is not perfect for this to happen,,,look at...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a car with a power of attorney, looking to buy a car, finance office
looking to buy a car, finance office, fianc: Jamie:You might check the finance office where you want to buy the car on how this can work out for you.I think the big problem might be you both live in different states.My suggestion is to have the same mailing address for both of you(He is your fiancee)Good...

Tips on Buying Cars: buyer's remorse, sales mgr, hard luck
sales mgr, hard luck, personal reasons: The three day rule is only if they come to your home and solicit your business, If you are wanting help, do not go to a Sales Mgr or the General Sales Mgr they are not going to help you because of quotas, You will have to go to the General Mgr or the Dealer...

Tips on Buying Cars: How to get deposit back, ontario motor vehicle, lexus 400h
ontario motor vehicle, lexus 400h, ontario motor vehicle industry council: Hi Neil, I really want to be on the consumers side, but in this case there will not be a refund unless you can prove misrepresentation or the dealer decide to submit a refund. The sad part here is you signed a bill of sale , Ontario came out with a new...

Tips on Buying Cars: can I get my deposit back?, refund, buying
refund, buying, vehicle: Hi Kate, From what you say I don t see a problem with you just telling the dealer our mechanic advised us not to purchase, the dealer will ask why, simply say we don t feel comfortable buying this car end of story you don t have to disclose whom the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finance new auto, ford motor credit, high interest rate
ford motor credit, high interest rate, ford credit: Ike, That s a bunch of garbage and makes me so angry, I worked for Ford Dealers for 16yrs, Here is what went on, Yes you have to finance with Ford to get the rebate but you should of received a rate of about 5.9 maybe 6.9, he lied to you, the reason for the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ford Certified Truck, autocheck, bid history
autocheck, bid history, ebay: I work for a Dealer now and I have had this problem lately myself, Most of the miss information is nothing but a clerical error, they can trace back or fax an affidavit to Autocheck stating the mileage is correct and Autocheck will fix the report. If they...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finance new auto, ford credit, new ford
Tips on Buying Cars: Finance new auto, ford credit, new ford, ford

Tips on Buying Cars: follow up question to 2002 nissan altima, nissan altima, independent mechanic
nissan altima, independent mechanic, horror stories: Kate , STOP, procrastination,,, LOL,,,The dealer seem to play ball in a fair manner so far,and if your mechanic runs the compression and diagnostic test with 100% clean bill of health you got yourself an excellent vehicle,,, however you having paid fair value...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease turn in damage assesment, kevin harding, subaru impreza
kevin harding, subaru impreza, damage assesment: Hi Kevin. Every lease differ in terms, maybe I have some answers, but there are questions I need answered, without going into long detail let s do this, email me a phone # with best time to call, paulsenray@yahoo.com When you turned in the Impreza for...

Tips on Buying Cars: lemon law, gas tank, private seller
gas tank, private seller, buying a used car: Hi Kimberly, The sad part here is you were rushed into buying without knowing the process buying a used car, it sounds to me like a tranny problem, and that I am sorry to say can be very costly if the added fluid did not solve the problem. here is a link...

Tips on Buying Cars: Nissan altima 2002, nissan altima 2002, nissan altima
nissan altima 2002, nissan altima, nisaan: Kate:Thanks for your question.I believe the Nissan Altima is one the best cars to hit the road.If the service history can be obtained and a Carfax report checks out,it might be worth looking at.From my understanding Nisaan has timing chains instead of a timing...

Tips on Buying Cars: Returning used car that won't run, fuel pump, fuel injection
fuel pump, fuel injection, thr: Hi Susan, Sorry for your problems. Not sure what state you are in, but as is sale, unfortunately means just that. They did not promise you anything nd obviously you did not get what you had hoped for. I recommend you report them to the BBB and ask them to...

Tips on Buying Cars: returning a vehicle in oregon, sales mgr, hard luck
sales mgr, hard luck, quotas: How long have you been in the car? Would you still buy a car if it were smaller? What kind of dealer? Please answer and we will go from there. To add, I just had this question, Please take a look. The three day rule is only if they come to your home...

Tips on Buying Cars: selling back car, toyota corolla, bkb
toyota corolla, bkb, excellent condition: Hi Esther,,, I want to be on your side of the fence, but were dealing with numbers here that mean nothing to me unless I know what the trade in value was against ? For you to understand how a trade in works please read this link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/TRDE.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: toyota MR2, 1992 toyota mr2, independent mechanical inspection
1992 toyota mr2, independent mechanical inspection, toyota mr2: I tried yesterday to phone the seller to ask a few key questions but got no answer, today the link is not showing, anyhow here are my thoughts. 1,,, The vehicle has got a rebuild title, that statement alone would make me stay away no matter what the price....

Tips on Buying Cars: 2002 Chrysler Town & Country, high mileage, chrysler town
high mileage, chrysler town, red flags: Hi Karen, Yes the miles are a little scary, personally I would not invest $4300. on a vehicle going on 9 years old with that type miles unless it was negotiable and my mechanic passed vehicle 100% with both a compression and diagnostic test.It will cost...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a high mileage 1999 F150 4X4 Flareside, ford f 150, mileage adjustment
ford f 150, mileage adjustment, minor scratches: Sorry for the delay, Autotrader and all those sights can be good for searching, you have to make all your offers over the internet and get the best price before going to the dealer. You have to play them against each other. Also be willing to drive a little...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car with a lien on it, red flags, business seller
red flags, business seller, lien holder: Hi Sami, Let s start with you re buying private, read this link on my website http://usedcartips.org/privatevsdealer.html When the lien is paid the title goes to the owner, from there to you. Buying out of state a vehicle with a lien is risky...

Tips on Buying Cars: choice of vehicle, crysler sebring, toyota camry 2001
crysler sebring, toyota camry 2001, alignment problem: Hi Joanna, Yes the Toyota has got a superior reputation, however I have come across many Sebrings same model year with over 100K in excellent condition, the 4 years and 40K difference wipes out the reputation, the only factor now becomes present condition...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dodge Durango SF Bay Area, dodge durango, sf bay area
dodge durango, sf bay area, red flags: Hi Simon. I been down this road a few times with questions about visits to the US for a few months, there are many factors to consider, Insurance - International license - renting VS buying for a short term, re-sale when you depart. Let s start with...

Tips on Buying Cars: end of year car models, high commissions, car models
high commissions, car models, fresh one: Hi Larry. Having answered thousand of questions on the web they all blend into the same type questions over and over, yours is a fresh one, thanks. Dealers know when to start narrowing down inventory to allow for new model year, and at most will get...

Tips on Buying Cars: first Car, mazda 3, designer jeans
mazda 3, designer jeans, red flags: Yes, Toyota and Honda are good cars, but in today s market I consider them a fancy label, because Mazda and Ford has got equal if not better quality for less bucks. Example,,, you will pay top dollars for a pair of designer jeans, but within yourself I...

Tips on Buying Cars: NEW TRUCK ?, z71, gm
z71, gm, inquiries: As far as I know there is only one price for an actual GM purchase program but what your saying doesn t sound like the program, sounds like you built up a discount, like a credit card? I would go online and email several dealers in your area and see what the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Salvage/Rebuilt Titles, 2005 infiniti g35, infiniti g35
2005 infiniti g35, infiniti g35, true market value: Well let s start with why it s amazing why I help other people, if you read my bio on the web site you would get some idea, on the other hand I feel somewhat hurt when someone post an entry into my forum please navigate to my forum and click on and entry...

Tips on Buying Cars: Upside Down!, chevy trailblazer, cards on the table
chevy trailblazer, cards on the table, eye to eye: Hi Andrea, Even if you could afford the roll over you would be in an even worse situation down the road and wreck your credit rating, trade in at this point will only benefit the dealership. Let s start with you making contact with the lender put your...

Tips on Buying Cars: wish to cancel my lease proposal, lease proposal, principle owner
lease proposal, principle owner, financial contracts: Sorry your having this problem, 1st I would find out who the dealer principle/owner is and contact them. 2nd I would call Nissan Financial and tell them you have no intention of leasing a car through them. 3rd I would let the idiot Mgr know you contacted the...

Tips on Buying Cars: just bought a new 2010 RAV 4
Do not give them your title, ask for the sales mgr and im sure they will let you swap. I think maybe the salesman may just not know his product that well. It shouldn t be an issue. If for any reason, which I don t think they will, Ask for the general sales...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car with a lein on it, proper paperwork, horror stories
proper paperwork, horror stories, lein: Hi Brett, Sorry to hear about your problem. Here is the answer to your question as well as a couple of possible alternatives to avoid this problem in the future. Your questions was: Was he correct in withholding the vehicle? The short answer is unfortunately...

Tips on Buying Cars: car purchase, kia sportage, time warranty
kia sportage, time warranty, cooling off period: Hi Alma, Sorry you are having problems....I do not know what state you are in, Here in Florida, there is not any cooling off period, you buy new or used and you own it, period...Didn t you know about seats and armrest prior to signing for the car??? Did you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Can foreigner buy a car?, buying, car
buying, car: Hi Steven. The way I understand the process, if you got a US address you can purchase in this case your daughters but every State the laws differ slightly, go to this link on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/DMV.html and navigate to CA,,, If...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease, wholesale value, negative equity
wholesale value, negative equity, retail customer: Hi DJ, Sorry to hear about your issues with your fiancé s truck that she bought on a 60 month lease. The short answer to your question is .. No . There is no legal way that I know of to make this go away ...it s her s and she get s to pay it, or keep rolling...

Tips on Buying Cars: renting a station wagon, station wagon, homer
station wagon, homer, zip code: Hi Homer, A rental company is the obvious answer, I find your question a little strange unless your not located in the US or Canada, but intend to visit short term ? Provide me with some more detail like your zip code or location ?,,, I can then guide...

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading Down, subaru outback sport, subaru outback
subaru outback sport, subaru outback, outback wagon: Hello Krystal, I think your making a good decision, One, the brand of car your doing this with is very reliable and who cares if it s 2009 or 2006, it s transportation. I wish more people could be as confident as you when it comes to a budget over a car. Very...

Tips on Buying Cars: used cars, approximate price, car purchase
approximate price, car purchase, mileage: Hi, Richard Personally I consider a vehicle that has averaged under 12K a year low and above average if more than 15K. It s understandable every consumer shops miles when making a used car purchase, but looking beyond the mileage two vehicle s same...

Tips on Buying Cars: Do not want car anymore - get deposit back, deposit, refund
deposit, refund, car: Hi Mike, I been selling cars in Ontario for over 30 years and have never kept a deposit where there were a condition written for an independent mechanical inspection,, I really want to know the final outcome to this matter. It is a long weekend give...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a lien car, nissan maxima, independent owner
nissan maxima, independent owner, autocheck: The auto check lists how many people past and present owned the vehicle. What you need to verify is if the current owner is actally the owner. Your local motor vehicle office can run what is called a CVR Check, that will notate who is the owner and current...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a truck thats not paid off.., lapes, sticky question
lapes, sticky question, chase bank: Good idea if you don t mind the bank set up fees that I mentioned earlier. I would go to the bank wanting certified funds, but at same time ask if this step is the best procedure explain the problem it s your bank to serve you,,, and if the bank person...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Financing Difficulties, what should I do?, pontiac line, halifax nova scotia
pontiac line, halifax nova scotia, pontiac g5: Hi Justin You contacted the financing company Ally I assume you meant GM Finance ? The last thing you want is a repo that will hunt you for years to come, I figure you owe just over $13K in a pay out on a vehicle thats worth about $9K subject to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Compensation of Saleperson, team elite, team situation
team elite, team situation, many marriages: Hi Larry... I thought I had answered you guys already ...and this morning it is back in my que... hmmm ... probably operator error on my end. You are correct in the modern view of life even in the car business has gravitated towards balance and quality....

Tips on Buying Cars: disposition fee, finance managers, toyota dealer
finance managers, toyota dealer, imagine one: Hi Monte, It s hard for me sitting here to imagine one of my Finance Managers signing you up for a lease that did not include the disposition fee or that the deal would have made it to him from the desk without this fee included because I don t know of...

Tips on Buying Cars: disposition fee, national finance, finance companies
Tips on Buying Cars: disposition fee, national finance, finance companies, local bank

Tips on Buying Cars: My lease is about to ruin my life, credit score, credit repair
Tips on Buying Cars: My lease is about to ruin my life, credit score, credit repair, bad credit

Tips on Buying Cars: My lease is about to ruin my life, bad credit loan, moving across country
bad credit loan, moving across country, reposession: Hi Elise... Some of the people that irresponsible dealers stuff into a lease when they shouldn t be anywhere near one astounds me. If I assume your car is a Cobalt LT Cpe fairly loaded I shouldn t hopefully be too far off. Here is where you are at. The...

Tips on Buying Cars: At what point is a used car taken off the market, pace world, real truth
pace world, real truth, business sense: Kaye:Good question.One of worst things on buying a car, is that is sold before arriving at the dealership.The real truth is the car is still available until you take ownership.In our fast pace world of ours,we simply don t have the time to come to the dealership.To...

Tips on Buying Cars: Retail Installment Contract (Dealer), retail installment contract, laws in canada
retail installment contract, laws in canada, luck steve: Hi I do not know the laws in Canada, but i would quickly consult an attorney. If they are trying to re-do the entire deal you may be able to negate it. Obviously your monthly payment will go up quite a bit...If at all possible cancel the deal...Good luck!...

Tips on Buying Cars: Never received car title, pa attorney general, notary office
pa attorney general, notary office, auto tag: Hi Tina. Something is definitely not right here, did you get a receipt from the tag place ?,,, I am happy to note you filed a complaint,,, The woman won t give her name, that s odd, I hope were not into some kind of title fraud. Let s keep this private....

Tips on Buying Cars: What vehicle should i buy, kia sedona, gas mileage
kia sedona, gas mileage, play travel: Hi, Your gas mileage is not terrible on the Sedona, and Kia is a very good vehicle. hybrid vehicles though good in gas will be costly to you. Unless you own your van free and clear, you will take a major hit in trading it in. The money you lose you will...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car, working in saudi arabia, models japan
working in saudi arabia, models japan, japan cars: Rusian:Sorry for the delay.It seems a mid size SUV might work.Frankly,Nissan,Toyota have reported few maintance issues.And offers good cargo room,comfort and most importantly safety.The key important things are in looking for a car are:Comfort,convenience,and...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a Saturn, 2008 saturn vue, gm cars
2008 saturn vue, gm cars, saturn vue: Hi Don, I have always liked the Explorer, safe ride and tough but never did consider one because of high maintenance cost and it s a bit of a pig on gas. As for the Vue, parts will never be a problem, as for choice of vehicle with towing capacity 1500lb...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a used suv, 2008 saturn vue, american automakers
2008 saturn vue, american automakers, gm dealerships: Don:Considering that Saturn is longer a company,the advantage is the Vue may be still under warranty.With 5 year or 100,000 mile powertrain could be a good buy,and a 5 year or 100,000 on roadside assistance.It is fact many GM dealerships service and carry...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a used suv, jeep grand cherokee, 2008 saturn vue
jeep grand cherokee, 2008 saturn vue, gm cars: How many miles on it? If under 50k is a good deal, assuming the carfax is clean. Jeep grand cherokee is good also for towing. If you can find another explorer, even a year or 2 older that may also work in price range. Let me know if you have any other questions....

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing question, lease takeovers, lease takeover
lease takeovers, lease takeover, ford fusion: Hi Linda, First I would like to wish for your dad to recover fully, and I somehow get the feeling he will because anybody that can drive a car at that age is a very strong willed person. I am not a fan of any type of lease and yes had he bought the car...

Tips on Buying Cars: U.S. Diplomat New Car Purchase, new car purchase, tax evasion
new car purchase, tax evasion, luck steve: Dennis, Sorry for your problems. I am in Florida, I know here that to export a vehicle, in order to avoid the taxes, registration and insurance, arrangemants are arranged for the vehicle to be picked up and taken directly to the Port. If you want to or have...

Tips on Buying Cars: voiding a lease agreement; before possession of the car, time emotion, new mercedes
time emotion, new mercedes, lease contract: OK:In most states(If you live in the USA)until you take delivery(leave the car lot)you do not own the car.If you decided not to buy this car,I may suggest try talk with a manager on your concerns. After that,if you still do not want the car,insist any money...

Tips on Buying Cars: 79 Trans Am, oil leaks, factory radio
oil leaks, factory radio, 79 trans am parts: Hi Nick, I wish more buyers would follow in your footsteps you got a full history and took along a mechanic good stuff $5000. is a good price if no major issues, with some upgrades value will increase,,, sorry I don t agree with your aunt, this car...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Turn in or buy out or buy new, mfg warranty, buyout price
mfg warranty, buyout price, pulling teeth: Hi MLeigh, I did you zip code through autotrader and only found about 5 for sale within 100 miles, at $23K buyout and under average miles buy it if you like the vehicle it s a bargain even if it s a base model ???? which I don t know,,, getting info out...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchase, tier 1 credit, toyota camry
tier 1 credit, toyota camry, current market value: Kenneth:Happy Holidays!The simple truth is that YOU can trade any car.However the current market value may be less than you owe.Simply put,YOU may owe more than the value of the car. There are two suggestions:You may have to put money down as the banks...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a car in Florida, insurance companies in florida, mail check
insurance companies in florida, mail check, purchase ray: Let me answer the Q this way, I have no desire to study or read all the fine print on FL - DMV forms, but will tell you there is no problem I have known several that arrive from europe with an international licence and purchased a car in the US,,, some...

Tips on Buying Cars: returning demo cars, flooring carpet, demo cars
flooring carpet, demo cars, luck steve: Ken, Sorry for your problems. What does your contract (bill of sale) say? Did they give you any warranty or was it sold as is? If sold as is, you do not have any ability to return it. No matter what is wrong you would be stuck. If you have say a 30 day warranty,...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2010 Dodge Stow & Go Van, honda odyssey, front wheel drive
honda odyssey, front wheel drive, good luck: Hi, Unfortunately it does not come in 4 wheel drive. It is not a bad vehicle, as you get a lot for the money. If your budget allows, the Honda Odyssey is much better. Overall a better vehicle, better quality and value will hold much better. Let me know if...

Tips on Buying Cars: automotive, warranty company, luck steve
warranty company, luck steve, payment authorization: What does your contract say. How much warranty are you covered for??? If there is a warranty you should not be paying. I would suggest you tell the dealer you are going to report them to the attorney general. Your vehicle should have been in good working order...

Tips on Buying Cars: car return to dealer, soap opera, private seller
soap opera, private seller, mail: Hi Justin, Your problem is an ongoing soap opera I wish the US would deal with transfers same as Canada where there as never been a problem, I seem to get mail every month about delays with ownership ,,, 6 to 8 weeks is not unusual and I have been involved...

Tips on Buying Cars: Recovering a deposit from small claims court in ontario, small claims court, car seller
small claims court, car seller, private seller: Hi Jonathan, I am a little confused with your Q because when a private seller in Ontario Canada sells a car he must submit to buyer a Used Vehicle Information Package and the vehicle portion of the registration permit to the buyer both of which show model...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2007 Dodge Caliber or 2009 Nissan Versa, dodge caliber, cvt transmissions
dodge caliber, cvt transmissions, bad cars: Cassie:Hello!My opinion on this transmission for Nissan has been around for years.And from what I have heard from my customers,very few problems.The best thing I can say about it:no shifting,a smooth ride all around.If your concerned about maintance costs,again...

Tips on Buying Cars: auto purchase from out-of-state CA, california emission standards, contract cancellation
california emission standards, contract cancellation, physical presence: Hi Harvey. used car selling BS ,,, lol,,, I would sure like to know where this manager got the facts from ? As for you having an out buying a vehicle in CA,,, There is no cooling off period unless you purchase a two- day contract cancellation option....

Tips on Buying Cars: correction, mazda mx 3, olds toronado
mazda mx 3, olds toronado, snow area: Hi Neil , i am not sure if i can hit the right car for you as a Rock n Roller . The Ultimate vehicle for you would possible be a 1957 Caddie with a lowered bagged 4 wheel drive Pick up chassis and a strong 454 engine perhaps we are talking about the ...

Tips on Buying Cars: high mileage cars, mileage cars, nissan quest
mileage cars, nissan quest, high mileage: First of all sorry about the late response , But the Nissan Quest is rather high for the Auction , the Car with these miles book lower should be arround 3600 - 4000 . Be aware that right now like every year arround tax time there is a buying frenzy , that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Negative equity into a lease?, money factor, honda civic ex
money factor, honda civic ex, negative equity: I am assuming that you don t have a big chunk of money to put down. What you need to remember is that 100.00 per month (roughly but within a few bucks only) of your monthly payment every month on whatever car you choose is going to go towards paying the negative...

Tips on Buying Cars: paying sticker price, dodge caliber sxt, dodge caliber
dodge caliber sxt, dodge caliber, tilt wheel: Hi Cassie... Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.... the questions you asked is one I get asked a lot... should I pay the sticker price ? ... how much of a discount should I expect the dealer to give me? ... how much profit is in a used car?...

Tips on Buying Cars: Repo??, voluntary repossession, capitalone
voluntary repossession, capitalone, personal integrity: Hi Rich ...sorry to hear you are having those kinds of issues. From the things you said in your email it sounds like you are a youngish person so sorry to tell you this ...you get to due to my belief that you are possibly new to the credit world the answer...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car buying advice, rust proofing, history ect
rust proofing, history ect, cabin filter: SK:One of the most important tool is the Carfax report.It states car history from the first time time sold,service history ect.In buying a car should be a very simple process,and to ask for more than buying the car could ruin the process.Keep it simple in...

Tips on Buying Cars: warranty, new car warranty, internet sales manager
new car warranty, internet sales manager, demo car: Hi Scott, Sorry to hear you are having some confusion about your new car warranty. I am not certain about the laws in the state you are in but I do know in the states of Oregon and Washington a dealer can legally sell a car as new with up to 6,000...

Tips on Buying Cars: warranty, internet sales manager, demo car
internet sales manager, demo car, internet person: Hi Scott, She has been 3 days and knows she is in the wrong and want you to go away hopefully But will you ?,,, that is the question,,, here are your options. 1,,, Contact the dealer and ask for the dealer principal , if you get a song and dance,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Bought a car with lien, small claims court, outright fraud
small claims court, outright fraud, lien holder: This is outright fraud that happens every day where someone buys a car with a lien from a third party that can t be found after the transaction, in this case being a family member that can be located buyer got lucky. Demand a full refund, tell seller a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Used G35 Coupe, infiniti g35 coupe, infiniti g35
infiniti g35 coupe, infiniti g35, proof records: Yes with a lease returns a franchise dealership has first choice. As for Car Proof,,, look for re-calls and a clean bill of health. Yes make deal subject to independent inspection by a Nissan Dealer only they have the proper equipment to detect hidden...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dealer/dealership will not budge on sticker price for a used car, toyota yaris hatchback, new car prices
toyota yaris hatchback, new car prices, toyota yaris: Hi John, I will admit it s kind of odd both dealers would not negotiate even for a few bucks, in the case where the dealer has had vehicle in stock for 6 months I am sure the original asking price when inventory was fresh was much higher and now brought...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need advice buying my first car, independent mechanical inspection, budget price
independent mechanical inspection, budget price, red flags: Hi Dawn. First let me say I like your Q, it s to the point along with the fact you got time to look around should assure not ending up with a lemon. Here are some steps I would like for you to understand and start with on my website 1,,, Where to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need help with buying a newer used car, dodge stratus, matter of fact
dodge stratus, matter of fact, portland oregon: Mandy, as a matter of fact I know just about every dealer in Portland Oregon because that s where I live. Here is my private e-mail is roadloans@Gmail.com ... shoot me an e-mail and I will shoot you back my number to call so I can gather a little bit...

Tips on Buying Cars: Selling car, getting insurance, selling car
getting insurance, selling car, ssn: Hi Raj, I don t see any problem, many travelers come to the US with an international driver s license buy a car for 6 months and re-sells. Every state differ slightly with rules and regulations, you did not provide a zip so I can t comment further,,,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, chevrolet malibu ls, first time car buyer
chevrolet malibu ls, first time car buyer, chevrolet malibu: Pierce:Thanks for the question.It really depends on how long you intend keeping it.My suggestion is consider a lower mile car for reason of maintance costs.And if you paying cash,think about financing,perhaps a Hyundai?This way YOU have a warranty.To answer...

Tips on Buying Cars: Used car cooling off period - ontario, cooling off period, wednesday night
cooling off period, wednesday night, dodge: Hi Sue, I assume you are in Canada and will answer accordingly. There is no no cooling off period, if you feel you have been had contact OMVIC. I can look into this further if you care to provide whom the dealer is along with some further details...

Tips on Buying Cars: 2003 Infiniti G35 or 2005 SLK 350, 2003 infiniti g35, infiniti g35 coupe
2003 infiniti g35, infiniti g35 coupe, 2005 slk 350: Hi Tim, Personally I think both are excellent reliable luxury choices with the G35 on average should cost less to maintain. Which is the better buy ??? - Test drive both to see which one fits your lifestyle,,, nobody can tell you the car will handle...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is this a good deal?, nissan altima, nissan sentra
nissan altima, nissan sentra, own a car: Hey Kate, I think you can get a little more money back then $2500.00, tha is a very big loss plus you had a lot of trouble with the car. Your car is worth sbout $6800.00, you should get back at least $3500.00 In a lease you have to separate the 2 deals....

Tips on Buying Cars: Is this a good deal? Trading in a Nissan Altima for a Sentra lease, nissan sentra, nissan altima
nissan sentra, nissan altima, own a car: Kate:Thanks for the question.In my past advice,has always been consider a car with a warranty.As with lease options maintance costs are covered under the lease term.And if you do drive an average of 1,000 a year except for general maintance,oil changes,ect.,sounds...

Tips on Buying Cars: Refinance,Trade-In, and Buy. Possible?, credit provider, credit score
credit provider, credit score, transunion: Hi Mavi, Sorry for the delay away for a few days, when you mention you been working hard to clean you up your credit score, are you using any credit provider services ? Re (1) You don t have to transfer, the dealer will except the trade provided your...

Tips on Buying Cars: Refinance,Trade-In, and Buy. Possible?, luck steve, credit bureaus
luck steve, credit bureaus, equifax: they will pull pull all credit bureaus, try TRADING the car in, put in your name, if credit is strong enough you can finance on your own and not have to put the car in her name before you trade. Let me know if you have any other questions. Good Luck!! STEV...

Tips on Buying Cars: reasonable price for new Accord LX - ?, kelly blue book, may1st
kelly blue book, may1st, buffalo ny: Hi Mark, My buddy Roger is an ace when it comes to detailed answers, you should be able to make contact about May1st. In the meantime yes maybe I can help you along,,, I like the fact you simply want a fair deal, and the only way to accomplish that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Refinance,Trade-In, and Buy. Possible?, wifes car, kbb
wifes car, kbb, horror stories: Ok i will try to answer this the right way , Credit Report and Score : The credit report will be pulled from all 3 bureaus i have not seen any other way with todays computer systems. If no one will finance a car to you due to credit find a large Buy...

Tips on Buying Cars: have two trucks one paid off other not, dodge durango, proper answer
dodge durango, proper answer, mini van: Hi Sara, Yes you can trade both vehicle s, but I need to know a zip code to determine value, also the front damage how severe is it ? - miles ? clear title ? Phone the lender and get an exact pay out. Answer these questions and I will be able to give you...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a 2003 Honda Accord EX-L, honda accord ex, 2003 honda accord
honda accord ex, 2003 honda accord, red flags: Hi Raj, If miles along with a clean history report checks out, yes it s worth the money. The steps history test drive mechanic negotiate pick up some pointers on my web site http://www.usedcartips.org/ Ray PS,,, If you care to provide...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying off my lease, lease buyout, scion
lease buyout, scion, good luck: Dana:Any car you purchase must include tax,title and licence.However,the dealer processing fee is something you do not have to pay for.In my state, it is illegal However,YOU do not have buy at this dealership,consider a another dealership or something else.Or,refuse...

Tips on Buying Cars: high mileage, toyota camry solara, 1999 toyota camry solara
toyota camry solara, 1999 toyota camry solara, chrysler sebring: Teresa:Thank for the question.My reply is simply the cost of repairs could cost you.Unless there is budget,consider newer,lower miles.Also the repairs of cars today are not simple to fix.And for some young driver(especially male)think about a pickup instead.On...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ls 460, lexus ls 460, new lexus ls
lexus ls 460, new lexus ls, o keefe: Having answered thousand of Q in many forums, your mere 4 lines is the best I have ever come from a personal point of view allow me to explain before I answer your Q 1,,, Your name Keefe not a run of the mill name, right away set my mind to O Keefe...

Tips on Buying Cars: New vs. Used, monetary goals, taste buds
monetary goals, taste buds, decent car: Hi Madeline, You got classy taste, I see your question from two perspectives. NEW,,, Some people buy for reasons they have reached other goals in life and can now afford , if you fit into that category having graduated and a secure workplace with no...

Tips on Buying Cars: Prior email, dirty business, carol ann
dirty business, carol ann, hardball: Hi Carol Ann, They will not cancel the warranty that I guarantee 100%,,, them jamming a warranty on you without you understanding what you re signing is dirty business in my book,,, trust me they made way more than the $500. you still owe on the warranty...

Tips on Buying Cars: Regreting a trade., conventional doors, rear doors
conventional doors, rear doors, dodge dakota: I really like your question,,, buying a Ford it s a CC all the way, but with a Ram, yes there is a CC and a QC that differ. The 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with two small rear doors, and the longer Crew Cab body with four conventional doors. It all comes down...

Tips on Buying Cars: smooth talk a trade, mercedes benz e320, benz 3
mercedes benz e320, benz 3, 325i bmw: Hey, Duke of Earl I don t want to give you a half assed answer , I want to make sure I understand your question fully if you care to reply. 1,,, the dealer got the Benz and want $2000. plus your trade, and will finance that amount ? 2,,, What is the...

Tips on Buying Cars: sub-leasing a lease vehicle, leasing a vehicle, contract holder
leasing a vehicle, contract holder, lease vehicle: Hi Darlene, A sub-lease can be a good investment, as a matter of fact my son has done it twice,short term, with huge savings, it comes down to the conditions in place with the lease company along with you getting a fair deal with the current contract holder....

Tips on Buying Cars: Auto Financing, luck steve, yr contract
luck steve, yr contract, loan payoff: Hi Janet, Sorry for your problems. First do you have the original paperwork from HSBC that shows the month and date the 6 year loan began?? If you do make copies, then call Santander, request to speak with someone that will review the acct with you and accept...

Tips on Buying Cars: Bought a used car and it will not pass emisssion, smog certificate, 1997 bmw 528i
smog certificate, 1997 bmw 528i, pep boys: Hi Chris, My thoughts have not changed, but I wish for the outcome to prove me wrong. I really am curious for an update from your visit at his workplace, it may tell me if there is a way to solve this. Did you find this car through a link ? where...

Tips on Buying Cars: co-signing a car, luck steve, credit checks
luck steve, credit checks, good luck: Hi....At this point may not be much you can do. Was it titled as her AND you, or Her OR you....If it is OR, i would recommend you get the car and sell it and get out of this mess. If it is or, you both have to sign and it will obviously be a problem..Since...

Tips on Buying Cars: Complicated Situation, subaru forester, negative equity
subaru forester, negative equity, 2006 f 150: Hi Nicole, With distance and cost of gas I fully understand using the Subaru. I could take the easy way out by simply saying yes bite the bullet but you asked what I would do in your situation, and that needs a few more answers from your end. 1,,,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Pros & Cons, new car smell, mid size suv
new car smell, mid size suv, certified pre owned cars: Alex:Great question!Buying a new SUV has several advantages.One,you get choice of color,choice of equipment,that great new car smell,and perhaps better financing.However, once YOU drive off into the street YOUR SUV becomes in one way:used.However, YOU are...

Tips on Buying Cars: question on used car Negotiating, vw eos, luther westside vw
vw eos, luther westside vw, s ray: Hi Jay, I want to help you to make sure you get a valid deal, you must have missed the fact I ask for a zip code with every Q being asked, I did a little digging on my own, is the car in question at Luther Westside VW, if not could you provide a link for...

Tips on Buying Cars: rebate, paperwork, ted
paperwork, ted, yahoo: Hi Ted, I would like to give you a fair answer, with your 2 line question I can t read into the details. The dealer had $1250. to work with but only disclosed $500. That s the way I read it, therefore all or part of what you negotiated went out the window...

Tips on Buying Cars: returning cars, kelly blue book, trade in value of my car
kelly blue book, trade in value of my car, value of my car: Hi Cheng, OUCH,,, we all make mistakes. Your only out is if you can prove misrepresentation or something of substance on bill of sale is incorrect, otherwise the deal is signed sealed and delivered. Wish you had been able to study this link on my...

Tips on Buying Cars: Selling Used Car with a Lien, audi financial, heavy losses
audi financial, heavy losses, audi dealer: Mike, it makes me feel good every single time I help someone along that want to take the time to study the process and not being taken to the cleaners, thanks. I found out your a sucker for the newest vehicles, equipped with the newest technology lol. But...

Tips on Buying Cars: tips, extensive service, pre owned vehicle
extensive service, pre owned vehicle, auto trader: Hannah:Thanks for the question.The first thing I would look for is the Carfax history.And if the vehicle is certified,that offers better warranty and has been gone through extensive service check.Assuming the car is brought at a dealership.In my personal opinion,buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: How does a trade in work?, kia optima, red flags
kia optima, red flags, kia: Hi Dustin, Let s assume 2014 you want to trade, your first step will be to phone the lender to get a pay out amount. If this amount is less than what dealer offers you,,, we got red flags because you will be up-side down which means the negative amount the...

Tips on Buying Cars: used car problems turn up after the fact, everyday check, car problems
everyday check, car problems, recourse: John sorry for your problems. First off did they sell it to you with any warranty or as is....If it was sold as is you will have no recourse. If it came with warranty and is still covered they may fix it, i need a few more details, let me know and i will get...

Tips on Buying Cars: Checking for an auto "lien"., lien holders, loan companies
lien holders, loan companies, history report: Hi Rob, I will help you along if you can answer following. Have you got the title or just the Vin # ? Is car being purchased from a dealer or privately, if so in BC or CA ? Did you run a history report ? If it s a vehicle you re considering to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Conditional Delivery Agreement - Used Auto, loan paperwork, delivery agreement
loan paperwork, delivery agreement, recourse: Hi RJ, Sorry to hear you are having problems. Main question, was the contract as is or did they give you say a 30 day warranty? If no warranty was in writing, then you have no recourse, and the contract is etched in stone....Please advise the status of the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Left Hand and Right Hand Driving - ( Regarding 4 Wheeler Automobiles), india pakistan bangladesh, wheel brakes
india pakistan bangladesh, wheel brakes, left hand drive: Ok , this question is a bit far away from my knowlege as i have more a knowhow of the car market selling and purchasing internationally as well as technical info . However i looked this up and the best possible information was on wikipedia. Its not a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Left Hand and Right Hand Driving - ( Regarding 4 Wheeler Automobiles), wheel brakes, left hand drive
wheel brakes, left hand drive, subject concerns: Prashant:My personal opinion about this subject seems more on level on driving habits in the world.Since I live in the USA,the cars that driven here are right handed,some left handed car do appear.If I was to drive overseas,I would drive according the left...

Tips on Buying Cars: what can i do?, parents name, current situation
parents name, current situation: Hi Erick, You have no choice but to stick with the truck if you are 10K negative, no lender will finance a 10K negative added to another loan, had it been 2-3K, then maybe. I have no idea how you arrive at 10K negative, if there is a way to trade and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a used Volvo XC90, volvo dealership, volvo xc90
volvo dealership, volvo xc90, red flags: Hi Gretchen, I consider Volvo one of the best made cars with an reported average 17 to 18 year life span and have come across many in excess of 300K, but as we both know there can be lemon in every batch, should there be issues mechanical problems will...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finance New, Used, or Lease for a recent college graduate?, student loan debt, auto license
student loan debt, auto license, car title: I appreciate your detailed post leaving me with no area s of concern I wish every questionaire would come across like you . Your dad is right on both counts about the Insurance and title in his name, your time will come soon enough, but till then dad...

Tips on Buying Cars: Help required with my VW Passat, vw passat, edison nj
vw passat, edison nj, indian god: Vinay, A Name derived from the name of an Indian God, if everybody thought like you there would be no need for websites like mine and locksmiths would be out of business. You don t want a buyer to get ripped off buying your car - I wish whom ever selling...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchased Salvage Vehicle, legal recourse, suspension issues
legal recourse, suspension issues, car fax: Hello, this one needs a bit more information , i am on the road but i want to help you . Did you pull a car fax or is there one available . Where is the seller located so i can see the laws of the state). What bolts are missing. Please explain exactly what...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying A Used Veh, average life span, volvo s40
average life span, volvo s40, proper answer: Hi Rebecca, The Volvo has got an average life span about 18 years, I come across many with with over 200K, the picture sure looks nice on the surface, but it s history and how it s been taken care of underneath that counts. I could give you the easy...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Payments, loan contract, car payments
loan contract, car payments, car payment: Hi Frankie, I agree with what you read and would surely like to know more in detail what this former salesman is talking about. The only way I see this happening is if it s an open personal loan,not a standard car loan contract. Ray http://www.usedcartips.org...