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Tips on Buying Cars: Buying used truck when trade in still has lien, good day ray, chevy 1500
good day ray, chevy 1500, website address: Hi Beverly You have 3 questions, lets deal with down payment first. If your going to finance through your Credit Union again, it then depends if they are willing to except the new amount without you having to supply some cash... # 2...When you find the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying used from USA?, car exception, google
car exception, google, last thoughts: Hi Theo With the dollar going strong and me only being 45 minutes away in Oakville from the border the last thoughts that would enter my mind is going to the states to buy a car, exception would be a classic or vintage. Consider . Your not really going...

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a Volkswagen Passat, independent mechanical inspection, volkswagen passat
independent mechanical inspection, volkswagen passat, vehicle checks: Hi Jason If this vehicle checks out then its a valid value...get a carfax on vehicle and make the condition to have an independent mechanical inspection done its worth the extra bucks and will give you peace of mind as to Flood damage Salvage or Accident...

Tips on Buying Cars: based on the mileage, service invoices, wheel bearings
service invoices, wheel bearings, mileage vehicles: Proper maintenance is critical with a vehicle with this many miles. I d want to see ALL maintenance records; if the current owner can t prove an oil change at least every 5,000 miles, I d pass. Transmission fluid and filter should have been changed at least...

Tips on Buying Cars: best time to buy, doug jensen, best time
doug jensen, best time, new car: The best time to buy is usually towards the end of the year, and towards the end of the month may yield slightly better results but don t expect it to really matter, especially on a brand new in-demand vehicle (like the CRV). The best thing you can do to...

Tips on Buying Cars: best time to trade a car in, domestic cars, minivan
domestic cars, minivan, monies: Hey, Many things to cover here so stay with me. Why do you want something else? do you need something else? 58000 miles arent that many... you will always lose money ESPECIALLY if you trade it in. Probably better off selling it if anything, and resale will...

Tips on Buying Cars: which one is a better suv, rav 4, road noise
rav 4, road noise, waste of money: Well between the two it is a hard choice, I have read good things about both, however the CRV would be my top pick. The CRV seems to hold its resale better, the design is dated but solid, and there are alot on the roads still running strong 150,000+ miles...

Tips on Buying Cars: I just bought a 2002 Jeep Grand ChErokee, jeep grand cherokee, informative questions
jeep grand cherokee, informative questions, grand cherokee: Hi Joe You really must be cautious that the company is reliable, there are many with great prices but i question their track record...The one i am affiliated with is one of the largest in United States get a free quote on my website http://usedcartips.bravehost.com/WARR.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: may have bought a lemon, small claims court, chevy van
small claims court, chevy van, attorney general office: Do you still have the ad? If it stated one owner, and he s not the original owner, then he s committed a fraud. Here in New York, you d be able to take him to small-claims court and sue him without having to get an attorney. You used the term pink slip,...

Tips on Buying Cars: bought a lemon, salvage title, auction cars
salvage title, auction cars, kelley book: Hi Regina I really don t know where to start, you have done everything wrong, Now you have paid for a car without getting a title , go to the police these people may have many scams behind them. What is a blue title ???, the only thing I know thats blue...

Tips on Buying Cars: bought a lemon, blown head gasket, gasket
blown head gasket, gasket, credit rating: Hi t.c. In order for me to help you i need some answers Year - make - model- miles -lien payout - zip code - your current payments are ?...and whats the max you want to be at When you say over $ 8000. phone the lender and get an exact payout... How is...

Tips on Buying Cars: should i buy, kelly blue book, current market value
kelly blue book, current market value, retail dealer: Hi, and thanks for your question. First of all, ultimately you make the decision on what to buy based on a lot of factors, and price is only one of them. Second, I recommend you go to one of the many sites that will help you find the current market value...

Tips on Buying Cars: should I buy?, mid michigan area, kelley blue book
mid michigan area, kelley blue book, mileage cars: Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book both say $6500-$8000, depending on condition, for a private-party sale. It may be worth a little more at a dealer if they can prove extensive reconditioning (new tires/ tune-up/ belts and hoses, etc...), or if they re providing...

Tips on Buying Cars: buy-out of balloon note... deal or no deal?, jeep grand cherokee, kelly blue book
jeep grand cherokee, kelly blue book, kelly blue book value: Hi Chuck, Thanks for your question. Personally, I donít think itís a bad idea to buy a vehicle thatís on a lease or balloon note, depending on the individual circumstances, of course. (If you want to make a truly expensive financial decision, buy a new...

Tips on Buying Cars: buy/lease car, chase auto finance, kelly blue book
chase auto finance, kelly blue book, 2005 subaru forester: Unless you re willing to come up with the difference between what you owe and what the 2006 Subaru is worth IN CASH, there s really not much you can do. And keep in mind that both Kelley Blue Book and NADA numbers tend to be far above what the market is really...

Tips on Buying Cars: buy used or buy new, ford fusion, new ford
ford fusion, new ford, bumper to bumper: Hi David Its really comes down to what vehicle handles the way you like, some consumers only like imports while others only domestic, as for myself I favor the Fusion, its an excellent vehicle, while I think the Audi has far to many issues per 100 cars produced...

Tips on Buying Cars: How do I buy a used car?, limousines in new york, stretch limousines
limousines in new york, stretch limousines, minimum insurance: If you go to a dealership check for registration... they will be registered giving you full protection against liens etc... if your buying private that opens another avenue that can be very risky unless you know what your doing... Go to my website www.usedvehiclefacts.ca...

Tips on Buying Cars: buy vs. lease, new vw rabbit, mileage charges
new vw rabbit, mileage charges, subaru impreza: First, my apologies for taking so long to respond. Between getting called out of town, jury duty, and my mother going to the hospital, I haven t touched a computer in a week. I ve been leasing a personal vehicle since 1983, and have always been a proponent...

Tips on Buying Cars: when to buy, happy holidays, carmax
happy holidays, carmax, best buy: Hi Joi! Personally if you want to save the most money, i would look to buy a 2004 USED Corolla.......You can find one for around $11000 with anywhere from 6-12000 miles on it...Shop carefully though. Where are you located? If there is a CarMax near you they...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a 1999 vw golf, vw golf, proper test
vw golf, proper test, feel 100: Hi Ashwin If you feel 100% with answer as to why these lights are on, go for it, on the other hand its a red flag. The moment you take delivery your on your own and if vehicle has electric problems that could be nasty, personally I would look for something...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a 2007 xterra, jim sears, worst case scenario
jim sears, worst case scenario, wind whistle: Hi Esther; The swerving to the right on your new Xterra could be a number of small things. The first that comes to mind is the air pressures in the front tires may be off a little. This is common on vehicles that may have set idle on the lot for awhile. Make...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying from an auction, public auctions, firt time
public auctions, firt time, mney: Hi Bobby This e-mail is a perfect example why the auto industry is buyers beware. It makes me sick that a young person starting out in life has to be burned like this, but am sure he will never get bitten twice. AS IS says it all unless you can prove misrepresentation,...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying from an auction, honda civics, firt time
honda civics, firt time, mney: sorry theres no legal action if it is sold as is the only thing i can say is try selling it on ebay or what i use....craigslist.com...in a state that doesnt have saftey inspections....i know here in chicago people drive cars no matter what shape there in...and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is buying Certified from the dealer worth it?, bumper to bumper warranty, acura car
bumper to bumper warranty, acura car, worthy one: To be honest it depends on what you are looking for... Certified cars are great if you don t mind paying a big extra for that warranty. If you are handy (and can do a lot of repairs yourself), then you may be better off finding a cheaper non-certified used...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is buying Certified from the dealer worth it?, bumper to bumper warranty, acura car
bumper to bumper warranty, acura car, warranty package: A friend of mine bought a used Acura a couple of years ago, and was able to negotiate another $400 off the price by passing on the Certified Warranty package altogether. His feeling was, the Acura is such a reliable car to begin with, why should he pay for...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car., expences, maintanance
expences, maintanance, high maintenance: Hi Lana, Economically, you will be affected....Insurance is high, maintenance can be costly..It is a big step, what is your budget for a car? Do you work, how will you pay insurance etc? Please let me know and i will see what vehicle and price may work for...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car, car question, car owner
car question, car owner, private party: First check with the state motor-vehicle department in which you re buying the vehicle. They may have an on-line bill of sale form they may require be filled out before they ll issue the temporary plate. They may also require proof of insurance, so be prepared...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car by e-mail, luck steve, carmax
luck steve, carmax, waranty: first, get the vehicle identification number (VIN #), THEN GO TO WWW.CARFAX.COM FOR $15.00 you can gewt the carfax, which will tell you if the car has ever been in an accident...Next, go to www.carmax.com (that s carmax, not carfax), look for similar model,...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying out my car at the end of the lease, ford motor credit, leasing companies
ford motor credit, leasing companies, lease company: Simple: make them an offer. Some leasing companies will consider it, while others (like Ford Motor Credit) won t even listen, even if your offer is more than they can possibly get at auction, or from the dealer. I would also check your local papers to see...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car from Germany, customs duty, many cars
customs duty, many cars, living in california: Hi Ignatios I have sold many cars where buyer has shipped vehicle out of country and discovered every country got a different set of rules when it comes to import... Here is whom you contact as per cost and the rules for import to Greece http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7243/unofficial_embassy_customs_duty.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car in PA, jim sears, leinholder
jim sears, leinholder, something stinks: Hi Skip: No, No, No,. This is how it works. You are paying with a Bank Certified Check, therefore the payment is secured. Be certain that the check is made out to the Seller as the name appears on the title, and the leinholder. You then take possession of...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a car from a private seller, dept of motor vehicles, luck steve
dept of motor vehicles, luck steve, point thanks: Assuming they have the title on the premises, yes he can sign it over, i am in florida so the laws may be different where ever you are. Check online and do a search for title transfer, amke sure you end with your state. let me know if any other questions,...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying car, jagures, good cars
jagures, good cars, great cars: They are great cars, when they are running. They are very expensive to maintain and service and have many more problems than domestic or oriental cars. If you can do a lot of the work yourself or know a GOOD inexpensive mechanic the joy of owning an early...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying less expensive vehicle, decent value, dim view
decent value, dim view, loan balance: First, my apologies for taking so long to answer- jury duty, a good friend passing way and Mom being rushed to the hospital has made for a rough week. Yes, there s no reason why a dealer shouldn t take your vehicle in trade and give you cash back if the one...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a fuel efficient pick up truck, hyundai elantra, chevy s10
hyundai elantra, chevy s10, stickshift: Hi Sue I am really trying to read into your needs and wants...and it comes down to space... Buying a used P/U in the $ 2500. range could be risky unless you get real lucky, and then you got to carry insurance on a second vehicle ( costly ) i dont think thats...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a muscle/pony car, classic car trader, z28 camaro
classic car trader, z28 camaro, chrysler plymouth: Well then at that point its really up to you, if you plan on doing a rebuild/restore the original model of the car becomes negatable, meaning... buy the one you think looks the best and performs how you want (or will when its done).. I know ford,GM, and mopar...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new 08 truck, competitive market, invoice
competitive market, invoice, rebates: Hi Nick, Yes, generally, buying a car at invoice is a good deal. BUT, what you need to do, is research the truck that you want on kbb.com, edmunds.com, and nada.com to see what additional rebates or incentives may exist. If they sell you the truck at invoice...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, honda fit, honda dealers
honda fit, honda dealers, buying a new car: With the exception of the Honda Fit, and Honda Civic most Honda Dealers will sell anything on there lot for $250 over invoice. To make sure you are getting the best deal have some of there own invoices on the particular model you are looking for. You can...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, auto salespeople, buying a new car
auto salespeople, buying a new car, design engineer: Hi Dick, Youíre asking the questions that everyone needs to ask, but few actually do. Too many people trust what their salesperson and dealership tell them, which is usually not in their best interest. Itís difficult to give you short, simple answer...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new car, buying a new car, design engineer
buying a new car, design engineer, typical car: Hi Richard Selling new cars are all about volume, and gaining you as a service customer...Yes there is an excellent website that will teach you the steps, and it happens to be mine...lol... http://www.usedcartips.org/ My site is really all about used...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying new car(Mazda), subaru imprezza, nissan sentra
subaru imprezza, nissan sentra, fuel mileage: Last question first: I m gonna direct you to my own website: www.carbuyersedge.com Roll your mouse over the categories at the top of the home page, and click on the areas that might be of help to you. Lots of reading, for sure, but that s why I set...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying new car, sound counsel, holdback
sound counsel, holdback, financing programs: There is only one actual invoice for a new car. That is the amount the dealer pays for the vehicle. This invoice includes holdback, which is refunded to the dealer, advertising allowance(in some cases) which is either rebated to the dealer or given to a...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying new without a trade-in, jeep wrangler, model jeep
jeep wrangler, model jeep, car cost canada: Hi Dave Dealers can profit huge on used cars,new cars the profit margin is much less,its all about volume and gaining you as a future service customer. Whom ever told you its to your advantage not having a trade is wrong,a Mfg list price is not inflated...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new vehicle, hyundai santa fe, confessions of a former car salesman
hyundai santa fe, confessions of a former car salesman, definetly worth: Hi John, In my book I tell readers that what s reasonable for First, let me say that the bottom line is what s reasonable to you and what you re willing to pay. As I wrote in my book $ave Thousand$ Buying Your Next Car: Confessions of a Former Car...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a new vehicle, mini suvs, gas mileage
mini suvs, gas mileage, front wheel drive: Hi lauree I am impressed like you with Hyundai s warranty s they have come a long way...there was a time in the 80 s and up to mid- 90 s i thought the worse car to buy would be a Hyundai...korea has come a long way since then As for you having a Ford Explorer,...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying from private seller, nissan 300zx, wiggle room
nissan 300zx, wiggle room, car buying guide: Unless its a turbo model, you should have a decent amount of price wiggle room - because the car is decently old by now. To know what to look for in a test drive: http://thestealership.com/inspecting.html http://usedcartips.org/TESTDRI.html Used Car Buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a salvage car, salvage title, alignment issues
salvage title, alignment issues, dodge neon: There are a lot of variables here, such as mileage, condition, the extent of the damage due to the accident and the quality of the repair. An average 96 Neon in average condition with average miles is worth a little less than $1,000. Add in the accident...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a saturn, automatic transmisson, saturn sl
automatic transmisson, saturn sl, private owner: Saturns from the 90 s do hold up very well; I see them all the time with 150,000-200,000 miles. They re reliable and relatively cheap to repair. But that price- $4900?! The highest value I can find for a loaded 98 SL2 (the top model) in near-perfect condition...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying out of state - how to, state buyer, state dmv
state buyer, state dmv, google: Hi, This is a very good question; unfortunately, I can t answer it for you because of individual state laws. As you know, state laws vary considerably, and I don t know what the specific laws are in MA or NY. In Texas, where I live, when selling to...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used grand cherokee 2000, minor scratches, high mileage
minor scratches, high mileage, stellar reputation: It s impossible to judge an individual used vehicle without seeing it for myself. The price is certainly better, and the Jeep-AMC 6-cylinder engine is one of the best. Jeeps overall tend to have problems with the other stuff: A/C, secondary mechanicals,...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used grand cherokee 2000, minor scratches, high mileage
minor scratches, high mileage, grand cherokee: Hey Gary...you keep this up and you will soon be a professional shopper...lol Thats news to me a dealer prefers cash when they cash in big time on financing kick back, what kind of dealer is this ? He wants $6ooo. and your hoping to get it down to $5800....

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a used honda, honda engines, 1992 honda accord
honda engines, 1992 honda accord, honda accord: Hi Margaret Your buying a car 15 yrs old,and $ 1500. is still a lot of money...lets be sure you get your dollars worth... go to my website www.usedvehiclefacts.ca and click on Test Drive... accident...take to mechanic... Other than that Honda engines...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used minivan, pontiac montana, lifetime deal
pontiac montana, lifetime deal, broken radio: Hi April I found over 30 Montana s for sale within a range of 100 miles from your zip code with an average price of $ 10.000 A/C and radio does not justify $ 3000. less than average price...there is more than meets the eye as to why such a low price Here...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used pickup, followup question, toyota pickup
followup question, toyota pickup, calgary alberta: Certainly: Ron, The dakota is nice, but their build quality wont be nearly equal to a tacoma... they have a 318ci v8 - and if you have been in cars for any time - you probably know that dodge has had the 318 for a long time - and it is known for being...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used SUV, 22re engine, risk check
22re engine, risk check, other vehicles: Its always very risky buying a vehicle of that age and mileage... its also hard to give advice one because at that point the reliability of the car depends more on how it was cared for than who built it. I would consider choosing either a truck or a car rather...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used volvos, transmission troubles, how to buy a used car
transmission troubles, how to buy a used car, google: Hi Dana Your best way to approch... first find a Volvo you like and before purchase do a google on the year and model, type in keywords like...recalls - engine problems - you will get many sites.... If your interested learning some steps how to buy a used...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used, ford explorers, autotrader magazine
ford explorers, autotrader magazine, high mileage: Hi Scott In that price range it becomes hit and miss and being in the right place at the right time, the vehicle is out there and here s how i would approch. On the internet i would go autotrader.com enter my zip and enter every vehicle that may fit the...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying a van, dodge vans, chry
dodge vans, chry, fords: Hi Leah If i went shopping with $ 2500. in my pocket and wanted a Van...my first concern would be finding something that fits my wants... from there at that price range i would not care if its a Ford Chry or any make... Condition is the main factor...will...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying vs leasing, cancer survivor, buick regal
cancer survivor, buick regal, ford escort: Make sure you shop several dealers, as they ll most likely boost the lease rate to make some extra money on the deal (which they ll be able to do because of your good credit). How can you know? Only by shopping, as the actual interest rate will not appear...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying from a young owner, sporty vehicle, independent inspection
sporty vehicle, independent inspection, private owner: Hi Lindsay What a need question I love it and understand what your trying to say. There is no question in my mind at 22 having a sporty vehicle the pedal has been to the metal a few times, but that would not stop me from buying vehicle. If you have done...

Tips on Buying Cars: buying, buying a used car, building a website
buying a used car, building a website, good luck: Hi Brandon You asked Q s and answered them yourselv correct...i think you have learned something about future buying The key to your question was purchase AS IS and you had that covered when you mentioned the word IMPUSIVELY... It now comes down to trade...

Tips on Buying Cars: CAR CREDIT / CAR LEASIGN INTEREST RATES, leasing a car, annual percentage rate
leasing a car, annual percentage rate, rent charge: Unfortunately, no such thing. It would depend on the price of the car, the hidden rate that the bank or finance company is using, and the term of the lease. Manufacturers will often have promotional rates (for models they re trying to move off the lots)...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cadillac Deville, toyota avalon, cadillac deville
toyota avalon, cadillac deville, gas mileage: Hi Ken One of my cars happen to be a Deville and i use it mostly when in the company of 2 or more people or when i just feel like floating down the hwy... I really like the Deville for space - reliability and long distance driving... While most cars depreciate...

Tips on Buying Cars: Canadian wants to buy new car in NY state., provincial motor vehicle, dept of motor vehicle
provincial motor vehicle, dept of motor vehicle, motor vehicle department: This is getting complicated. The in-transit permit is for someone purchasing a car in New York state that doesn t reside in NY. If your friend/ relative lives here, then they can t get the permit. You d have to know someone that lives outside NY that can...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car, gas mileage, bargaining power
gas mileage, bargaining power, hi mike: Hi Mike $11000. range will buy you a nice reliable car providing you know the steps go to my website http://www.usedcartips.org/ and take 10 minutes to study the steps... As for you paying cash its the complete opposite regarding bargaining power, within...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Auctions, public auctions, 280z
public auctions, 280z, domestic cars: Looks like your not much of a fan when it comes to domestic cars...buying Japanese on a budget i really like Suzuki...in a sedan it would be Esteem and SUV...Vitara or the older version Sidekick...the engines seems to go forever...and my other Japanase choice...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Bargins Buying Service, confessions of a former car salesman, car buying services
confessions of a former car salesman, car buying services, canadian automobile: George, This is an excellent question that more people should be asking. Everyone, men and women, love to tell you how they got the absolute best deal possible, and how they worked the dealer to get just what they wantedótheyíre almost always wrong....

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Buying, motor vehicle purchases, motor vehicle department
motor vehicle purchases, motor vehicle department, mechanical inspection: Sales tax on motor vehicle purchases varies from state to state, but in most you ll pay tax when you go to register the vehicle at your state s motor vehicle department. Check your own state s website BEFORE you purchase the vehicle so you ll know what to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Which Car Should I buy, bmw 5 series, acura rl
bmw 5 series, acura rl, cadillac sts: I d look at any of the large luxury sedans that offer all-wheel-drive: Acura RL and the big Infiniti are your best bets; further down the list would be the Europeans (BMW 5-series, M-B E-Class, Audi A6 Quattro, maybe the Volvo S80) due to their lesser reliability....

Tips on Buying Cars: Car deal gone bad, car deal, bill of sale
car deal, bill of sale, civil suit: Hi Aaron: Wow, lots of possibilities on this one. I assume that this is a private sale. If the seller is willing to take it back, then there is no issue except how to get it there, and who would be responsible for payment etc. If he is not willing to take...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Insurance, chevy malibu, insurance background
chevy malibu, insurance background, european cars: First let me clarify that my insurance background is strictly claims related. Rate issues are handled by the sales and underwriting side of the business. I can give you some general guidelines though. When you speak of insuring a vehicle, there are...

Tips on Buying Cars: Which Car has the longest expected life span, toyota avalon, nissan maximum
toyota avalon, nissan maximum, reliability ratings: Traditionally import vehicles will last longer. I would look at JD Power and Associates reliability ratings for any car you are considering. This is not a guarantee of how a particular car will perform, but it will give you a good idea. Good luck, and thank...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Odor II, 2007 toyota camry, ozone treatment
2007 toyota camry, ozone treatment, toyota camry: 1) The ozoning can eliminate odors in carpet or fabric WITHIN the vehicle; from what you said about the smell not occurring while the A/C is on, I still think that the odor is emanating from OUTSIDE the vehicle s cabin, but somewhere from the rest of the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car ownership laws, car law, law states
car law, law states, car ownership: Hi Evon Every financial institution will be more than willing to help you...however they have the right to refuse if they feel your a risk... Have you tried to get financing ? If you have not and want some steps to follow let me know Regards Ra...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Purchase, kind reply, good day ray
kind reply, good day ray, cylinder car: Hi again Lee Thank for your kind reply, us Canucks stick together...you may or may not be aware your Q has been selected for the world to see...navigate to http://experts.about.com/q/Tips-Buying-Cars-1410/ its there along with others have a good day ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Purchase, ford probe, s ray
ford probe, s ray, true worth: Hi Sondra As you did not include your postal ZIP i cant find a fair value for your 94 Probe... You will always get more bucks selling private as the dealer will allow you wholesale only... Negotiate your best deal without a trade...and then include trade...and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car purchase, mercedes bmw, independent check
mercedes bmw, independent check, carfax: Hi Harrison, Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I ve been much busier than usual lately. Used is fine with a clean CarFax, and either Certified Pre-Owned, or an independent check by your mechanic, and obviously, the right price (kbb.com;...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car purchase, purchase ray, location options
purchase ray, location options, car purchase: Hi Harrison You did not state the miles. If vehicle has got less than 18K then its a fair asking price...There are many sites where you can check value for low - average and high, I recommend autotrader and enter any distance, you will find same car to compare...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car purchase, dmv office, lien holder
dmv office, lien holder, private individual: Hi Dan Its up to the seller to contact the lien holder and provide you with a clear title, you must not hand over a cheque without a proper title. You did not provide me with a zip or postal code, which i always ask for, i got no idea where your from as...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Safety, bud ford, university of canterbury
bud ford, university of canterbury, stastic: Hi Todd and thanks for the question. I am unsure of the answer as I am unaware of the vehicles that are sold/used in New Zealand. I am sure that there must be some agency that keeps track of a stastic like that. I would try whatever search engine is the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car Sales, angie ray, mainframe computers
angie ray, mainframe computers, true feelings: Hi Angie If your husband within himselv thinks he has got strong people skills thats the first step... look at any newspaper classified section and you will most likely see dealers looking for sales people some want experience only while others will train......

Tips on Buying Cars: Car for teen son, insurance institute for highway safety, student council president
insurance institute for highway safety, student council president, subaru wrx: A Sherman tank outfitted with a lawn mower motor! Seriously, you want a car with good safety ratings and a not-so-powerful engine. That covers a lot of ground, so I d check with the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) to see all their crash ratings....

Tips on Buying Cars: Car for a teen, r32 vw, fan thanks
r32 vw, fan thanks, vw golf: 20,000... wow you are a lucky kid, i will assume you just want to finance that 20,000? or is that cash? you may wish not to finance so much, unless your parents are paying for it... all euro cars will come at a price... both for the car and to keep it running......

Tips on Buying Cars: Car trade in, chevy cobalt, meagen
chevy cobalt, meagen, car trade: Hi Meagen, It depends on a number of factors. If you re only one payment behind....then maybe. If your credit is otherwise decent........then probably. The only way to know for sure is to try it. If you are anywhere in New England, I could be of more help...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car type, ed classes, cool cars
ed classes, cool cars, cool car: Very easy these days a lot of the time the cool car happens to be the safe one anyway. I would recomend sitting down with her and finding what are her favorite top five cool cars. After that then ask me another question with the coices. Please rate this...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car value..., rust holes, aluminum wheel
rust holes, aluminum wheel, piston engine: Hi Mike, This question is outside the area of my expertise, but I ll gladly share my opinion with you. I think that all you can do is search (probably online) for any other cars similar to yours that are for sale. Obviously you d take into account their...

Tips on Buying Cars: Car, confessions of a former car salesman, gas mileage
confessions of a former car salesman, gas mileage, carmax: Hi Mike, I just did a quick search at www.carmax.com for Honda Civic s; the only thing I see for close to $11k is a 99 EX. Check it out online for your area to see what s available. Carmax has a model that works very similar to the one used by Saturn--fixed...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars Basics, auto info, google
auto info, google, dear mr: Hi Jaqueline and thanks for the question. This is a very involved question and probably impossible to answer in an email..I use edmunds.com for automotive questions, but I know what I am looking for normally. I would suggest you go to one of the help locations,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars Basics, lol, definitions
lol, definitions, cars: lol, there is a lot, but to get the most information go to www.edmunds.com there you have different areas on all used etc with terms and definitions. Go look and read, then let me know if you have any other questions and i will be happy to help! Stev...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars with high mileage, high mileage car, lincoln town car
high mileage car, lincoln town car, toyota camry: Consumer Reports ran a cover story in last months issue entitled, How To Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles or More. I ve always said that mileage on any modern car is secondary to condition. A late-model, high-mileage car in good condition is a bargain,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars with high mileage, fist step, toyota camry
fist step, toyota camry, high mileage: Hi Tom I cant comment on the price as you did not submit a zip code, would I buy a car that will stand me over $ 8000. with taxes having 170 to 180K being 7 years old highly unlikely, but then again there are exceptions. It puzzles me a full size family...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars..., jink, cars
jink, cars, much money: I honestly would LOVE to help you but you have to give me a price range. Do you mean up to $1000? $500? $3000? Since I dont know you, I dont know what cheap and expensive are to you. So if you could give me a price range then I would be more than happy...

Tips on Buying Cars: Category C cars, c cars, category c
c cars, category c, liability coverage: I guess you are referring to what most states call rebuilt salvage. It will not affect the premiums but the insurance company will only sell liability coverage on such a vehicle. It should be declared. Unless you know a good bit about vehicles, I recommend...

Tips on Buying Cars: Certified pre-own program and program vehicle, bill of sale, salesperson
bill of sale, salesperson, business office: Hi sallie When you have settled on a price with the salesperson at a dealership...then its time to go to the business office to get your bill of sale...there you will be offered ext warranty along with rust-proofing- life ins-perma shine and anything else...

Tips on Buying Cars: Certified pre owned autos warranty, extended warranty, power train
extended warranty, power train, how to buy a used car: Hi Cecile Most dealers will supply a power train warranty 3 months to 6 months, totally useless garbage warranty, but they will try to sell you an extended warranty that they make huge profit on...you must not buy a warranty from a dealer they are way overpriced......

Tips on Buying Cars: Certified pre-owned autos warranty, cpo warranty, certified pre owned vehicles
cpo warranty, certified pre owned vehicles, pre owned vehicles: Thanks for your question. My answer depends on how you define extended warranty. By definition, certified, pre-owned vehicles will have at least the balance of the original factory warranty. The fact that itís certified may only mean that the dealer has...

Tips on Buying Cars: Changing my mind, jaguar x type, changing my mind
jaguar x type, changing my mind, lease agreement: Hi Miguel, since I live in Florida I am not sure what the lease laws are in NY but feel sure that if you go to the dealer and explain what you want to do he should allow you to do so. If you have a provlem, or if you need more specific questions please feel...

Tips on Buying Cars: Changing names on license plates, brick wall, changing names
brick wall, changing names, moving violation: Most banks require that any name on the registration and/or title must also be listed as a co-signer on the loan. That way, if the bank ever had to repossess, the registrant couldn t stand in the way. I know of no bank that will just drop a name off a contract...

Tips on Buying Cars: Chevy Lemon, 2004 chevy z71, ashland kentucky
2004 chevy z71, ashland kentucky, gm dealership: Hi Gary I was with a GM dealership for a few years and the contact for complaints dealer could not solve would be the regional manager in charge for that section, demand from dealer whom their regional contact is . If you really feel its a lemon then dont...

Tips on Buying Cars: Chevy S10, local community, chevy s10
local community, chevy s10, rust: Hi Nic Had it been a sedan running poorly i would have said good luck its worth scrap...but its a pick-up and there is always demand...74K is low and it looks good, i would ponder my options, could you make it run good for lets say $200.?...and then ask $1000.or...

Tips on Buying Cars: Two Choices, hyundai accent gsi, corolla ve
hyundai accent gsi, corolla ve, hyundai accent: Compared to the Corolla, the Hyundai is a huge gamble. Those nice options won t mean anything sitting on the side of the road. The Hyundai is a better car than many years ago, but I wouldn t rely on it for very long, driving those kind of miles. On the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Choose a Car, medium size family, hyundai elantra
medium size family, hyundai elantra, proton waja: Hi You did not state where your located therefore i dont know what vehicle s are available in your area Your # 1 and 2 choices are good cars, Hyundai has come a long way with an excellent warranty, compared to their product in the 90 s As for your 3th ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Choosing between the two cars, 2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon
2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon, 2003 hyundai tiburon: Hi Thomas Your question really tells me your wide open as to what you drive, these 2 vehicles are totally opposite. If you consider yourself young and dont have kids then its the Tiburon, if your middle age and want to show class then its the Caddy. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Choosing between the two cars, 2000 cadillac deville dts, cadillac dts
2000 cadillac deville dts, cadillac dts, hyundai tiburon: There was a time when Hyundais were quite unreliable, but their reputation has improved dramatically in the past five years. The Cadillac DTS is okay, but would probably develop more problems over the next couple years than the Hyundai. The Cadillac is a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Choosing between the two cars, 2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon
2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon, 2003 hyundai tiburon: Though the Hyundai is relatively more reliable and gets better gas mileage, neither are particularly good cars for one who is concerned with those two issues. Check out old back issues of Consumer Reports at your library for good used car recommendations....

Tips on Buying Cars: CIVIC, civic hatchback, engine swap
civic hatchback, engine swap, vtec: Hi Jeremy You can take the vehicle to a tranny shop, but if its in good running condition they wont be able to tell if it was installed correctly I have never been a fan of re-build engines , they just never seem to run the same as factory installed,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cigarette Smell In Auto, smoke eliminator, smokers
smoke eliminator, smokers, cleveland oh: Hey Frank Ever since i got Kontrol smoke eliminator my problem is my wife wont leave me...lol... HERE IS YOUR CONTACT State Industrial Products 3100 Hamilton Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 Telephone: 800-782-2436 www.stateindustrial.com Have a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Cigarette smoke odor in the vehicle, hertz car sales, cigarette smoke
hertz car sales, cigarette smoke, dirty habits: Hi Mark Being a non smoker myselv i know how you feel its totally unbelievable how nasty smoke smell can stay in a car long after its prior occupants dirty habits ...I really like your statement nausiated and hair smell...its so true your statement... Mark...

Tips on Buying Cars: Civic, Corolla, Scion, best gas mileage, hyundai sonata
best gas mileage, hyundai sonata, scion xa: Hi Lisa, First off...STAY AWAY FROM THE CAR IN THE PIC! It is probably run very hard, and even if it looks good cosmetically (excluding color and stripes), i would run from that. If your Sonata is free and clear..Here is what i suggest. There is Carmax in...

Tips on Buying Cars: Civic, Corolla, Scion, best gas mileage, hyundai sonata
best gas mileage, hyundai sonata, scion xa: Hi Lisa I like both the Civic and Corolla i have seen many of these cars with very high miles and in most cases the engine will outlast the body, my overall concern would be condition before miles, and this is where you must follow some steps to make sure...

Tips on Buying Cars: Civic, Corolla, Scion, best gas mileage, hyundai sonata
best gas mileage, hyundai sonata, scion xa: Hey Lisa, Thanks for your note. Youíve given me an excellent description of your situation and I do have a couple of suggestions for you. First of all, I understand your concerns about being a woman buyer, and theyíre valid. In my opinion, and experience,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Classic mustang, classic ford mustang, classic mustang
classic ford mustang, classic mustang, ford mustang: The Mustang is a great choice--you have excellent taste! It s ironic that not long ago the question would have more more aptly stated as would a small town mechanic be able to fix the new cars with all of their electronics and computers. A good mechanic...

Tips on Buying Cars: Co-signing, car insurance company, mother co
car insurance company, mother co, co signer: The answers are: no,no and no. Try Geico, they normally are very reasonable. Sorry for the long time answering but I had to call friends in N Carolina to find the answers. I am going to be going to N C next week on my way to Arlington, VA. Beautiful state....

Tips on Buying Cars: Compare 2 deals: lease and buy, ing savings, true risks
ing savings, true risks, carmax: Myers, I would say that you are right on. You never have equity, nor do you have to worry about the car depreciating (as that is all you are paying for in the lease). Put your money to work, and enjoy the newer car now in the lease. Just make sure that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Confused buying a car, chevy aveo, bud ford
chevy aveo, bud ford, warranty insurance: Hi Sushma. As you probably know the price of the car is not the only expense. You have to think about gas mileage, frequency of repairs, dependability, warranty, insurance, taxes, tags and much more. There are several small cars on the market for under...

Tips on Buying Cars: Confused buying a car, chevy aveo, suzuki 4x4
chevy aveo, suzuki 4x4, brand new car: Hi again Sushma New cars are not really my expertise...but i would consider any new car you could buy for under $ 10k if it fits the bill as it comes with a full warranty, and most likely some long term financing available to have low payments...But when...

Tips on Buying Cars: Contracts, confessions of a former car salesman, lemon law buyback
confessions of a former car salesman, lemon law buyback, lemmon law: Hi Sam, Thanks for your question. Iím sorry to hear about your problem, but itís not a surprise. Letís take a look at this. Car dealers are all about the sale, so youíre right in that they wanted to close the deal with you right then and there. As I...

Tips on Buying Cars: Convertible Cars, convertible issue, island of malta
convertible issue, island of malta, prosperous new year: Hi Paul and Happy new year to you and yours too. As to the convertible issue, my comment is if you can afford it, and if it does what you need it to do, go for it.. I personally love comvertibles. Of course if you need to haul a lot of luggage or a lot...

Tips on Buying Cars: Converting EU 200SX to US Specs, bud ford, 200sx
bud ford, 200sx, current value: Hi Kenneth and thanks for the question. My advice would be to check with US Customs and they will give you the specs. Then check with one of the importers, on whichever coast, you are planning to use and they will give you the name of one or more convertors...

Tips on Buying Cars: Converting Vehichles from european specs to us specs, conversion companies, department of motor vehicles
conversion companies, department of motor vehicles, living in florida: Hi Chad and thanks for the interesting and intriguiging question. The answer is that I dont know but living in Florida I have been involved in importing vehicles from Europe in the past. Virtually every port of entry in the USA has a service that will convert...

Tips on Buying Cars: Convincing Parents, camaro z28, convincing parents
camaro z28, convincing parents, dr phil: Hey James I am not Dr Phil, but here is a link to ask your question and you will get many ideas from others how to convince your parents http://answers.yahoo.com/ and when your ready to buy then visit my website and learn how to buy getting the best deal...

Tips on Buying Cars: Credit history and dealer financing, buying a new car, volunteer service
buying a new car, volunteer service, current report: No the late will not make that much of a difference. If I were you I would go to your bank that you use everyday for a loan. See what they have to offer you and then compare it to the dealer. Goin in pre approved for the loan at your back will give you great...

Tips on Buying Cars: cancel contract, e mail address, proper steps
e mail address, proper steps, bill of sale: Hi Hazel I want to be on your side but unfortunately were not dealing with Wal-Mart or Home Depot where refunds are excepted Your family member signed a bill of sale and its yours to keep with no come back... I am sorry to be so harsh, but it comes...

Tips on Buying Cars: Will this car last?, volvo 240 dl, volvo 240
volvo 240 dl, volvo 240, best of luck: Depends on the car, how it has been maintained and cared for. I had a Volvo 240 DL with 650,000 miles on it and I have a neighbor with an Olds with over 400,000 miles on it. Take good care of your vehicle and it will take good care of you. Thanks for the...

Tips on Buying Cars: What car make will be best for less maintance and problems?, chevy impala, brand cars
chevy impala, brand cars, japanese brand: An Acura is an upscale Honda so the reliability will be close to the same. The repair cost on the Acura may be higher simply because of the dealer network and complexity of the car. Mazda goes toward the bottom of my list for reliability and repair costs....

Tips on Buying Cars: car buying, car buying, timeliness
car buying, timeliness: Bonnie I am sorry I did not get this question until just now. Please don t take away from timeliness on my part. This system loses questions often. I would highly reccomend going with the 04 s there is no better deal out there right now. In fact for the next...

Tips on Buying Cars: car colour???, pontiac g5 coupe, coupe models
pontiac g5 coupe, coupe models, color ray: Hi kathy It really is a question the dealer will answer, Mfg s special programs run for a period of time. The dealer I am sure has checked for what is called a dealer trade and none available, when you say you bought vehicle I assume its a locate and if...

Tips on Buying Cars: car on credit report, credit bureaus, credit bureau
credit bureaus, credit bureau, credit report: Unless the dealer will provide you with a written record of your payments, which you then can take to the local credit bureau to see if they ll add it to your file, I don t see what your options are here. Credit bureaus can only go by what is reported to...

Tips on Buying Cars: car donation for a film, independent filmmaker, driving cars
independent filmmaker, driving cars, film credit: Hi Jake, I m only guessing, but a/ or some junkyards would probably be able to help you out. Maybe one with exclusive film credit (aka free advertising) especially if barely running is acceptable. If not you may want to try Craigslist, or something like...

Tips on Buying Cars: car donation for filming, company auctions, independent filmmaker
company auctions, independent filmmaker, salvage yard: Interesting question. I d start by running some adds. Craigslist.com is a great free forum tor things like this. A salvage yard may have running vehicles, but most states prohibit the sale of an entire car once it s deemed salvage. The exception would...

Tips on Buying Cars: car donations for filming, independent filmmaker, hazzle
independent filmmaker, hazzle, car donations: Hi Jake I don t think you will find donations listed anywhere for your specific needs. Here is what I would do... Enter a few car lots and speak with used car manager, tell him your needs and what your willing to pay, they have many trades come through...

Tips on Buying Cars: car key $85.00? why???, programmed chip, car key
programmed chip, car key, ford focus: Hi Angie I like to be on the consumers side, but with your problem i cant, $ 85. for a key with a programmed chip to signal the engine to start is cheap... And its the same old story that happens thousand of times every day, buyer arrives to pick up his...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loan negative equity, 2006 kia sportage, kia sportage
2006 kia sportage, kia sportage, lending institutions: There are a few ways to approach this... you can budget really hard, make the payments, and just keep it (if thats possible... usually the best route but not the easiest).. you can sell the car for what you can get out of it.. pay off what you can, and buy...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loans, mitsubishi outlander, kia optima
mitsubishi outlander, kia optima, carmax: Have you looked at your credit report lately? It is possible that they are not reporting to the bureau. If not,in the future credit wise they will look at your current auto loan as your credit history. The bad thing is that the buy here pay here could file...

Tips on Buying Cars: car loans, voluntary repossession, 95 mercury tracer
voluntary repossession, 95 mercury tracer, mercury tracer: Marcie: Thanks for your question. Do not surrender your car to the finance company. This DOES NOT release you from paying the balance on the loan. This is considered a voluntary repossession and will ruin your credit for years to come -- and you still...

Tips on Buying Cars: car purchase...0%, little known fact, point car
little known fact, point car, finance manager: Dale, Generally, the answer is no, Iím sorry to say. Individual state laws vary, but typically the states that require dealers to offer a return policy limit it to 3 days, which you are well past at this point. Car dealers are all about selling to you...

Tips on Buying Cars: car purchase, personal preferance, brand new car
personal preferance, brand new car, mazda 6: Hi Paul, congratulations on graduating, hope you are on your way to being very successful!!!!!! 16K is a nice amount for a first newer car. I always like Hondas and Toyotas, but for that amount of money it will be older and higher miles. What car i have liked...

Tips on Buying Cars: car return, extended warranty, bill of sale
extended warranty, bill of sale, waste of money: Hi Elizabeth your asking a question you did not make private and it will be posted all over the Internet, for further questions contact me through my website address raypaulsen99@yahoo.com I know your mom has signed a bill of sale - but has she signed...

Tips on Buying Cars: car return, buick rendezvous, buying a used vehicle
buick rendezvous, buying a used vehicle, intake manifold: The only way to return a used vehicle is with the help of the lemon law that applies in your state. If the state agency that administers the law told you the car doesn t qualify, then there really isn t much you can do; there are no laws that require dealers...

Tips on Buying Cars: Will this car last?, hi amy, cars
hi amy, cars, fair market value: Hi Amy Being in the used car selling for over 25 yrs your Q i really found interesting and it really made me ponder and think... and the thoughts that came to mind was how many times i have seen a vehicle with 80,000 Miles being in much worse condition than...

Tips on Buying Cars: carfax reports, car fax report, carfax reports
car fax report, carfax reports, carfax report: 1) CarFax is a product, and anyone with a product is looking for ways to sell it. As for the unusually high number of entries, well....it gets your curiosity up, doesn t it? Actually, the entries will include such things as the number of times the car...

Tips on Buying Cars: Between two cars, mercury sable, plymouth laser
mercury sable, plymouth laser, car seller: Hi Debbie With the two vehicles being 7 and 14 yrs old your only concentration should be overall condition...go to my website http://usedcartips.bravehost.com/ and navigate to TEST DRIVE am sure you will learn how to choose best car...Seller says he will...

Tips on Buying Cars: cars, dodge neon, safest car
dodge neon, safest car, power engines: Hi Shannon, Thanks for your question; here s what I d recommend. 1. Safety first. We all need to be safe behind the wheel, sometimes from ourselves, and sometimes from others. The bottom line here is safety. Find which types of vehicles you (and the...

Tips on Buying Cars: cars, entry level models, bells and whistles
entry level models, bells and whistles, buick regal: Hi Bill Wow ...a 93 with 50k...thats a diamond, to bad your tired of it, got many miles left...well Bill its your money and if you must i hope you pass it on to a family member...a dealer will never pay what i think its worth... Now you tried Buick Regal...

Tips on Buying Cars: cash to dealer, chrysler town and country, daimler chrysler
chrysler town and country, daimler chrysler, hey mr: From what I know the 4500 is what the dealership recieves for selling the vehicle in question, and is ultimately the same thing as them saying 4500 off the sticker .. You would be more likely using that 4500 as just that, to take 4500 off the price, I would...

Tips on Buying Cars: cash to dealer, confessions of a former car salesman, thanx steve
confessions of a former car salesman, thanx steve, daimler chrysler: Good Morning, Steve. Thanks for your question. No doubt most of Americaís auto companies are getting desperate to liquidate their inventory, but strangely enough, this doesnít always translate into a big price reduction at the dealerships. Dealers have...

Tips on Buying Cars: certified pre owned autos warranty, powertrain coverage, bumper coverage
powertrain coverage, bumper coverage, certified pre owned cars: Most certified-pre owned cars come with some type of extended coverage from the mfg. Either more powertrain coverage, or in some cases bumper to bumper coverage. That being said, it never hurts to see if you can get them to cut you a deal on an extended...

Tips on Buying Cars: certified preowned?, brake lathe, lathe machine
brake lathe, lathe machine, volvo dealer: Hi Kellie; It sounds to me to be a little early on pads and rotors at 37,500 on a Volvo, but it depends on how it was driven. Fronts normally wear about twice the rate of rears. Brake dust will occur, even on new pads. It is time to replace the brake pads...

Tips on Buying Cars: cheap van, passenger vans, conversion van
passenger vans, conversion van, day music: Anything with air conditioning! I would try to grab an older conversion van. These are cargo, or passenger, vans that have a lot of extras. You can usually find them pretty cheap ($3000 to $5000) and they will get you around for the summer in ďstyleĒ. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: Just got company car, need to get rid of one of our cars, mileage limit, mile lease
mileage limit, mile lease, ford taurus: It sounds like you d prefer to get out of the lease vehicle early, but that could prove to be expensive. If you re already waay over the total allowed mileage limit, then you re waaaaaaaaaay over the miles you re allowed at this point. If you read the...

Tips on Buying Cars: comparing cadillacs, maintenance history, maintenance records
maintenance history, maintenance records, proper maintenance: Both are built off the same platform, and share a lot of the same parts. With proper maintenance, there s no reason why either one of these cars shouldn t last at least 200,000 miles. The key is the care that each vehicle has had up till now. All other...

Tips on Buying Cars: comparing cadillacs, oil filler caps, jim sears
oil filler caps, jim sears, car checkers: Hi Ron: I just now got your e-mail request. Sorry for the delay. Allexperts will look into it...Anyway, it all depends on how well these vehicles were maintained as to how much longer they will last. Vehicles with over 100,000 miles are not uncommon anymore....

Tips on Buying Cars: compression normals....., compression test results, valve stem seals
compression test results, valve stem seals, valve seals: Jim, Your question is in the wrong forum but I can answer part of it. This forum is geared toward purchase tips. The compression readings sound great. The symptoms that you describe could either be valve stem seals or possibly some clogged oil passages...

Tips on Buying Cars: confused?, poor gas mileage, fuel mileage
poor gas mileage, fuel mileage, chrysler pacifica: Since you say you bought it recently, then nearly all of your monthly payment is still going toward interest, not principal. If you trade now, it s going to cost you a lot of money, as the dealer rolls over the excess money you owe on the Pacifica into the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is this considered a lemon?, head gasket, purchasing a car
head gasket, purchasing a car, private seller: Hi Jason Legally the title is in your name, At what point did seller agree to help pay for parts ? Had you not stopped payment on cheque then i would say you had no recourse. Every state has different rules, i need your zip code ? also was cheque for...

Tips on Buying Cars: convertible buying, shipping, Carmax, auto shipper, chicago winters
auto shipper, chicago winters, carmax: Hi Michael If your looking for a small convertible, Mazda is a good choice and mid size Sunfire...in full size the Sebring is an excellent choice... RE...shipping...on the Carmax website there is a link as to cost shipping...if thats the way you end up buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: convertible, ford mustang convertible, camaro firebird
ford mustang convertible, camaro firebird, pontiac firebird: A retractable top is any type of convertible... anything that s top can retract away leaving the cabin open.. if you are thinking about a hard top (meaning it looks like a normal car but then the roof can fold away like a convertible) yes they are expensive.....

Tips on Buying Cars: Auto broker, better busin, phoenix az
better busin, phoenix az, phoenix arizona: Rob since I live in Florida I am not familiar with Arizona laws and customs but if you go to the licensing bureau all who sell cars have to be licensed. This is the best I can do for you. Best of Luck, Bud If you are not sucessful you might try Steve Denmark...

Tips on Buying Cars: D.E.S.P. E.R.A.T.E. !! = & RUNNING OUT OF TIME . . . < only 8 days left to act upon >, benefit of doubt, 2001 infiniti i30
benefit of doubt, 2001 infiniti i30, car 2001: hi, O.k......sounds bad since almost 2 months later......if you have afriend or if yu kno an attorney who can write a certified letter, that they failed to deliver there end of the contract, that may help getting things remedied. As far as who financed you,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Damage to New Car, paint sealant, minivan
paint sealant, minivan, back door: I personally would use that as a chance to make them knock off a bit on the price.... I don t know how far they would go, but your concern about buying a damaged new car should be enough to get ~1000 off the price... If they wont do close to that, i d look...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dealership did all credit union loan application, full insurance, management approval
full insurance, management approval, co signer: Victor, any rights you have would be with the Credit Union. In my opinion the salesman did not do anything illegal. Maybe he made too many decisions on his own without management approval, but not illegal. Best of luck with whatever vehicle you end up purchasing....

Tips on Buying Cars: Deciding, honda civic hybrid, honda civic coupe
honda civic hybrid, honda civic coupe, subaru imprezas: hello....first ask whats most important to you....speed,handling,comfort,gas milage,resale value?ill make a list.... mazda3...great gas milege sporty well built but kind of ugly... scion tc...good gas milage not too quick handles ok nothing real special.....

Tips on Buying Cars: Dependable Used Vehicle within budget, mechanical inspection, safety inspection
mechanical inspection, safety inspection, peace of mind: Hi Donna On a budget of $5000. or less with two little children it really comes down to safety before choice...forget the year or make it really is secondary in this price range... If you find a vehicle that suits your budget and really like...make the deal...

Tips on Buying Cars: Design, boxy shape, air drag
boxy shape, air drag, technological innovation: Unfortunately today s auto industry is fueled more by design and style than technological innovation. Taller and skinnier cars are less stable than a wider/lower vehicle... the boxy shape is due to the retro fad that we have... and is ultimately less aerodynamic...

Tips on Buying Cars: Diesel Cars, gross vehicle weight, diesel pollution
gross vehicle weight, diesel pollution, better mileage: I guess I should qualify my earlier statement by saying that a diesel-powered car will be more expensive to purchase than its gasoline-powered equivalent, just because of supply and demand. You ll have to weigh the extra purchase price against the better...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dishonest car seller(USA) lied to me that his car has never been in accident. what are my options?, fender bender, eclipse gt
fender bender, eclipse gt, minestry: Hi Again When you buy a vehicle private you are buying AS IS and it will end up...he said...you said...had you bought from a dealer you would have had some options You point is very valid and i understand your thoughts...i would feel the seller out, tell...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dishonest car seller(USA) lied to me that his car has never been in accident. what are my options?, luck steve, car seller
luck steve, car seller, cooling off period: do you have in writing that car was never in accident? You probably cannot get out of deal based on that...BUT, you get a 3 day cooling off period, you can return car within 3 days, they will tell you you cannot, but will try and stalling, go there with at...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dodge Durango, dodge durango, check values
dodge durango, check values, comprable: During those model years I feel that Dodge did not have near the product that GM and Ford did, but that is only a personal opinion. Just to check go to: edmunds.com and check values and comments on the Durango and comprable models from GM and Ford and see...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dodge Ram Purchase, dodge ram 1500, 2004 dodge ram 1500
dodge ram 1500, 2004 dodge ram 1500, rebates: Mary, since you didnt say what model or what equipment I do not what the purchase price should be. I would go to: www.edmunds.com where you can get the retail, cost and average price paid for the vehicle with the equipment you are looking for. It will...

Tips on Buying Cars: Dodge or Toyota, dodge grand caravan, best resale value
dodge grand caravan, best resale value, grand caravan: Hi Jimmy and thanks for the question. As to which vehicle gives you the most bang for your buck you would have to define bang. As to which lasts longer, costs less to maintain, has the best resale value, has the best safety rating, costs the least to maintain...

Tips on Buying Cars: Durabilty, acuras honda, odyssey van
acuras honda, odyssey van, honda accords: they are great cars, very durable, will last forever if you change oil and do the maintainence. We had 2 Acuras (Honda), an Odyssey van and now an Accord...You will be happy if you purchase one. If any more questions please do not hesitate to ask, since you...

Tips on Buying Cars: How will the dealer deal with those 07 new cars?, new car pricing, factory to dealer incentives
new car pricing, factory to dealer incentives, brand new cars: You don t want the LOWEST invoice price, you want the most ACCURATE invoice price. When I was selling Fords, CarsDirect.com provided the most accurate invoice pricing on Ford products, and I assumed it was the same for everyone else. I could start a website...

Tips on Buying Cars: will dealer-to-dealer transfer cost me?, dealer markup, satisfaction record
dealer markup, satisfaction record, model toyota: 1) If they can get the car you want from a dealer that s within a reasonable distance (say, 50 miles or less), then there shouldn t be any extra charge to you for getting the car. The simple way to avoid extra charges altogether is to get everything in writing,...

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer's invoice, negotiating techniques, al brown
negotiating techniques, al brown, rule of thumb: Al: Thanks for your question. 3% over invoice is a good rule of thumb, but depending on the availablily and demand for a paricular car, you may have to pay more -- or less. Invoice price is what a dealer pays the manufacturer. It s the wholesale price....

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer mechanics, e mail address, saab 93
e mail address, saab 93, buying a used car: Hi Ben This mail makes me smile...the dealer dont want you taking vehicle to third party as you will most likely come back with what is known in the industry as a shopping list... Forget their crap about a multi point inspection, you will take car to a mechanic...

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer wants me to pay extra money, consumer protection agency, state consumer protection agency
consumer protection agency, state consumer protection agency, extra 200: If your lease agreement shows that $200 cash was due at signing, and the dealer didn t collect it, then you re probably obligated to pay it. On the other hand, if there s no mention of cash due in the contract, then I don t see how the dealer can make you...

Tips on Buying Cars: dealers commission, dealer invoice prices, vehicle invoice prices
dealer invoice prices, vehicle invoice prices, toyota kluger: Good Morning, Lisa, Thanks for your question about dealer commission on your Toyota. In the US, dealer invoice prices are a part of the standard disclosure, which Iím assuming is dictated by law. Knowing dealers, they certainly wouldnít disclose this...

Tips on Buying Cars: deals, fleet price, couple questions
fleet price, couple questions, invoice price: Not quite sure it is going to work just like that. Ford offeres an X-Plan which is good for partners of Ford. It gives you a no hassle no haggle price. Teh other thing you are speaking of is fleet price. That will not work because the car needs to be registered...

Tips on Buying Cars: What didn't Carfax tell me about my car?, excessive wind noise, paint overspray
excessive wind noise, paint overspray, carfax report: 1) It s entirely possible that the car was involved in an accident, and CarFax can t detect it. Only accidents reported to the police are searchable by CarFax; if there was no police report, and the owner paid for repairs out of their own pocket (to prevent...

Tips on Buying Cars: diesel models, diesel models, gas auto
diesel models, gas auto, fair deal: Hi Dale If you asked that question to 10 experts you would most likely get 10 diff answers... Tell me why your considering a diesel...gas ? - towing - give me some details... Its easy for me to type what i think is best for my needs...but yours may be...

Tips on Buying Cars: documentation of new car order, mazda mx 5, thanks in advance
mazda mx 5, thanks in advance, mazda: There should be an order confirmation between the dealer and Mazda, detailing exactly how the car was ordered. When I was selling, we d have the customer initial this confirmation, with the notation that both parties (dealer and customer) agreed this was...

Tips on Buying Cars: i dont want this car any more, dodge grand caravan, grass valley ca
dodge grand caravan, grass valley ca, blue book values: Hi Michelle, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you this time. You may have already done something, but I ll share a brief thought or two with you. You may be able to trade the van for something less expensive, but then with the negative equity, you...

Tips on Buying Cars: End of Lease Options, 2004 bmw 325xi, bmw 325xi
2004 bmw 325xi, bmw 325xi, mileage limit: The offer from BMW is legitimate, but as you already know, it only applies if you get another Bimmer. Other dealers will offer to take care of the last two payments if you buy or lease from them, but they will simply roll your remaining payments into the...

Tips on Buying Cars: End of Model Year, toyota sienna xle, mike feinberg
toyota sienna xle, mike feinberg, honda odyssey: Hi Mike, good question, tough to answer. End of year price policies are set by the manufacturer and depend on how many vehicles they have, or anticipate having. If they have a lot of them and are making major changes they make it very attractive; conversely,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ending a car lease early, lease ends, ford expedition
lease ends, ford expedition, egin: Good question absolutly wait!Five year lease are a mistake to ba=egin with unless you really wanted that vehicle and that was the only way to get it then I can understand! There is no way out of it early without tacking the payments on to the next loan. Bite...

Tips on Buying Cars: Engines on used cars, grand am gt, older cars
grand am gt, older cars, opion: Hi Nichole The guy selling the GT is right...its a known fact the 4 cyl GR AM s had many engine problems...while the 6 cyl was well made... dont miss-understand my answer most other 4 cyl cars are valid buys in that price range...Sunfires...Cavaliers...Saturn...

Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warranty Advice, vehicle service contract, bmw z4
vehicle service contract, bmw z4, demo vehicle: Well letís first get the terminology correct because otherwise, one may misunderstand the product. The only extended warranties that actually exist are when a manufacturer extends the original factory warranty for one reason or another. Most often it is...

Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warranty Advice, bmw z4, warranty work
bmw z4, warranty work, extended warranty: i have never believed in the extended warranty...i worked at a shop where we did alot of extended warranty work and all the people ever said was how much of a pain in the ass it was having the guy come out to look at the claim... and waiting for the check...arguing...

Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warranty Advice, new porsche boxster, confessions of a former car salesman
new porsche boxster, confessions of a former car salesman, automobile extended warranties: Hi Kevin, Great choice of cars; I was a BMW driver for years, only recently choosing a new Porsche Boxster over the Z4. Initially I was looking at a 2003 Boxster S; considering the cost of repairs of these (and BMWís) great vehicles, I was also going to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warrenty, sorry mike, ford dealer
sorry mike, ford dealer, ford explorer: Yes Mike the loan is on the books and the dealer most likely been paid by the bank... The warranty could be cancelled by the dealer and a new contract could be submitted to the lender for a modest fee but this will never happen as the dealer realize huge...

Tips on Buying Cars: early release from 07 lease, jim sears, 2008 ford taurus
jim sears, 2008 ford taurus, ford taurus x: Hello Lee: Yep, there are a bunch of ways, depending on the term of your lease. See the F&I Manager at the dealership and see if Ford is offering any kind of pull ahead on your lease. A Pull Ahead, is when the lease company will forgive, or buy out the remainder...

Tips on Buying Cars: efficiency, gas mileage, toyota echo
gas mileage, toyota echo, mileage: Hey Phil, In my opinion, the best vehicle overall with GREAT gas mileage, will be the Toyota Echo. It is very reliable, gas efficient at approx 43 miles per gallon, and very inexpensive to maintain. Any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask! STEV...

Tips on Buying Cars: electric cars, toyota prius, ford company
toyota prius, ford company, fuel options: Hello, yes there are cars on the market and coming shortly for example the toyota prius and honda offers one also. They are a cross between gas and electric nad they use both during normal driviong. for example at a light the electric gets you going but then...

Tips on Buying Cars: engine is going out, factory warranty, original factory
factory warranty, original factory, service contract: Is there any time or miles left on the original factory warranty? Did you get a warranty when you bought the vehicle? Did you purchase a service contract when you bought the car? You need to give me a lot more info (like the year, make and model of the...

Tips on Buying Cars: extended warranty protection, 2007 honda odyssey, honda odyssey
2007 honda odyssey, honda odyssey, warranty protection: Hi George, I do generally believe in extended coverage. If I were you, I d tell them that you think you d like to do it, and give them a moment to be a little excited. After that moment passes, I d tell them that you can only feel good about getting it...

Tips on Buying Cars: extended warranty on used vehical, chrysler warranty, chrysler sebring
chrysler warranty, chrysler sebring, 2006 chrysler sebring: Don, The term sounds fine for your situation. I would tell them that you are somewhat interested, but will not spend more than $1200 for that coverage (unless Nevada has prices fixed BY LAW/which it probably does not). The only other concern that I have...

Tips on Buying Cars: F-250 diesel, Age vs. Mileage, mileage vehicles, oil leaks
mileage vehicles, oil leaks, drive belts: With age, the biggest problems surface with parts the deteriorate over time such as seals, gaskets, belts, hoses, anything made of rubber etc. Because of this, many older, low mileage vehicles will have oil leaks that higher mileage vehicles may not have....

Tips on Buying Cars: Family Van, toyota siena, mazda mpv
toyota siena, mazda mpv, warranty problems: Hi John and thanks for the question. You answered your own criteria when you looked at the Siena, in my opinion it is the best of the best. The most popular mini-van has been Chrysler for many years but I have problems with their reliability and warranty...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ferrari, mcclaren f1, lamborghini gallardo
mcclaren f1, lamborghini gallardo, ferrari f50: I cant say for sure, it depends on how long you will finance, your credit, and which version of the car you want... base is 175,000, spyder is 195,000 and the sportier version is 193,000.. call the bank if you want to know the payments and tell them how long...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing, qualifing, cab pickup
qualifing, cab pickup, negative equity: GMAC has just started a promotion....0% apr for 72 months. GMAC has also loosened up on who qualifies for this, meaning if you credit score is a little messed up you still have a good chance of qualifing for this promotion. I would try this first. Second,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing, gm dealers, cab pickup
gm dealers, cab pickup, negative equity: Hi Tony I really dont like the idea financing 30 grand at 12.75% you will never get out at the end and always be in same situation I hate to say it but lower your standards from a 2006 model and get your credit back on the rails But if thats the way you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing, leasing a vehicle, luck steve
leasing a vehicle, luck steve, auto leasing: Hi, Without seeing the documents i cannot be positive, but i believe you are leasing a vehicle, you need to bring that contract to a bank or independent loan comapny and have it looked at. I do not know what state you are in or what there laws are but you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing, nicholas financial, finance company
nicholas financial, finance company, late payments: hi, if you have made almost 36 payments on-time, you should be able to get much better financing then 29%, i would apply online to lendingtree.com or capitalone.com they should give a better offer then you can bring your own financing to the dealership,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing a new car, etc., ford escort wagon, swimming with the sharks
ford escort wagon, swimming with the sharks, 2008 toyota matrix: hi, i personally like the Matrix. Toyotas are less expensive to service and repair then the Hondas..as far as how to finance the car, the line of credit you can deduct the interest on your taxes (assuming the bracket is high enough---that question take to...

Tips on Buying Cars: Financing, acura mdx, single payment
acura mdx, single payment, mdx: Hello Sanjesh. I am not very familier with the rates available for the MDX so I went to Acura.com. There I did not see any . So then I went to Edmunds.com and I also didn t see any there. I would highly reccomend getting yourr own money from you financial...

Tips on Buying Cars: Find a used car in Germany, audi a4 cabrio, mercedes e200
audi a4 cabrio, mercedes e200, deutch mark: Hi Tasos I am located in Canada and cant really answer questions about importing from Germany to Greece...But if interested some 2003 models are available here... can get you some prices if interested...and step 2 would then be to figure export rules from...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finding a good used Car, road worthy, private source
road worthy, private source, charon: Hi Charon For what your trying to find miles is not a factor, condition and overall performance should be your # 1 factor some cars will go 70 to 100 thousand miles and then toast, yet others will never stop till the body becomes an eye sore for the owner...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finding a paticular car., retro car, chrysler pt
retro car, chrysler pt, vw bug: Lindsay, you re talking about a quarter of a century ago and everything has changed. Probably the closest thing right now is the Ford Focus which is an international car in great demand and seems to be a great little car. If you are looking at a retro car...

Tips on Buying Cars: Finding the right car., finding the right car, european car magazine
finding the right car, european car magazine, vauxhaul: I would love to answer this question, but I don t live in england... and I don t know what all options that opens you up to, but it is far more than we have here. European cars are cheaper there, you have great brands like peugeot, vauxhaul, alfa, opel......

Tips on Buying Cars: Finding something unique., auto trader magazine, wise shopper
auto trader magazine, wise shopper, carbon copies: Hi Phillip First you did not say where you located...makes it just a little hard to figure what your money will buy...as for classics... buy an Auto Trader magazine for classics for your area... To find what your money will buy go autotrader.com for USA...

Tips on Buying Cars: Flaky Seller, driveable, fuel line
driveable, fuel line, carburetor: Hi Joe, Dude! I m very sorry to hear about all this grief! I m guessing you re correct in all of your assumptions too! This is really outside my area of expertise, but I ll tell you what I think I would do. I d probably try the State s Attorney General...

Tips on Buying Cars: Fleet Car Sales, fleet car sales, best of luck
fleet car sales, best of luck, bud: The obvious ones are; check to make sure it has not been in an accident. Make sure the normal maintenance has been done. See what the warranty is and how you transfer it to you. These are the normal things you have to check. If you have questions about...

Tips on Buying Cars: FORD CAR MILES, ford engine, ford car
ford engine, ford car, many thanks: There is no real answer to this question. Each motor and driver are very different. For example you and another person might have all of the exact same driving habits and climate and all variables, but you change your oil at 5,000 and he changes his @ 7,500...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting out of a Ford credit lease early, lincoln mercurys, lincoln zephyr
lincoln mercurys, lincoln zephyr, ford credit: The only way to make sure that NOTHING derogatory happens to your credit is to pay the remaining back payments, and pay all the remaining payments on time. The last thing you want to do is give the car back; repossessions are disastrous as far as your credit...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ford Explorer 124,000 KM, izuzu rodeo, flood damage
izuzu rodeo, flood damage, luck steve: Hi Julie, STAY AWAY.........DO NOT let the good looks fool you!!!!! Explorer are nice vehicles, and that is a nice body style, but at 124,000 miles, it is past its life span by 24000 miles!!!! At $8000 you would be better off looking at an IZUZU RODEO, not...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ford models, ford models, ford dealer
ford models, ford dealer, ford focus: Hi Jen I could go into a very long explanation...but your very simple answer is going to a Ford Dealer...simply ask for a brochure on Focus it will state in detail what options comes with diff models... Every vehicle has got Diff options therefore they become...

Tips on Buying Cars: Ford Ranger, mr olsen, ford guy
mr olsen, ford guy, safety repair: John I answered this once and the message never took. I am sorry. I amvery biased when it comes to rangers because I am a ford guy. But it is the number one selling compact pickup in the world and also is in the top ten best selles in this country for 10 or...

Tips on Buying Cars: Frustrated, bmw 120, previous question
bmw 120, previous question, personal reasons: Hi Alejandra I am just a little confused as I don t know which previous question your referring to. You cant return the vehicle unless you can prove misrepresentation on the dealers part and then the law may differ as per your location. I cant really...

Tips on Buying Cars: 1980 volvo 240, auto mechanic, maintenance records
Tips on Buying Cars: 1980 volvo 240, auto mechanic, maintenance records, million miles

Tips on Buying Cars: 1988 Toyota Corolla Wagon, rust, ya
Tips on Buying Cars: 1988 Toyota Corolla Wagon, rust, ya

Tips on Buying Cars: 2008 Honda Civic SI, adolescent male, investment account
Tips on Buying Cars: 2008 Honda Civic SI, adolescent male, investment account, race horse

Tips on Buying Cars: 88 subaru, good cars, junk yard
Tips on Buying Cars: 88 subaru, good cars, junk yard

Tips on Buying Cars: Auto Salvage Title, ball peen hammer, salvage title
Tips on Buying Cars: Auto Salvage Title, ball peen hammer, salvage title, salvage cars

Tips on Buying Cars: Best small 4wd vehicle, 2007 kia sorento, kia sorento
Tips on Buying Cars: Best small 4wd vehicle, 2007 kia sorento, kia sorento, dirt drive

Tips on Buying Cars: BMW Warranty Question, bmw dealership, bmw
Tips on Buying Cars: BMW Warranty Question, bmw dealership, bmw, mp

Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a new/used Chevy Suburban or Chrysler Sebring Convertible, god is great, alex
Tips on Buying Cars: Buying a new/used Chevy Suburban or Chrysler Sebring Convertible, god is great, alex, cars

Tips on Buying Cars: best time to trade a car in, government taxes, car dealer
Tips on Buying Cars: best time to trade a car in, government taxes, car dealer, new car

Tips on Buying Cars: buying used pickup, toyota trucks, toyota pickup
Tips on Buying Cars: buying used pickup, toyota trucks, toyota pickup, 22re

Tips on Buying Cars: Cadillac Deville, informative questions, buying cars
Tips on Buying Cars: Cadillac Deville, informative questions, buying cars, questions and answers

Tips on Buying Cars: Cars with high mileage, high mileage, mileage
Tips on Buying Cars: Cars with high mileage, high mileage, mileage, mechanics

Tips on Buying Cars: Category C cars
Tips on Buying Cars: Category C cars

Tips on Buying Cars: Classic mustang, classic mustangs, webster fl
Tips on Buying Cars: Classic mustang, classic mustangs, webster fl, mustang ranch

Tips on Buying Cars: Damage to New Car, cars
Tips on Buying Cars: Damage to New Car, cars

Tips on Buying Cars: Diesel Cars, gas car, diesel car
Tips on Buying Cars: Diesel Cars, gas car, diesel car, commercial applications

Tips on Buying Cars: dealer's invoice, temporary sales, invoice price
Tips on Buying Cars: dealer's invoice, temporary sales, invoice price, sticker price

Tips on Buying Cars: End of Lease Options, auto trader, bmw
Tips on Buying Cars: End of Lease Options, auto trader, bmw

Tips on Buying Cars: Engines on used cars, universal concern, service history
Tips on Buying Cars: Engines on used cars, universal concern, service history, mechanic

Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warrenty, unused portion, paperwork
Tips on Buying Cars: Extended Warrenty, unused portion, paperwork, principle

Tips on Buying Cars: Flaky Seller, small claims court, verbal agreements
Tips on Buying Cars: Flaky Seller, small claims court, verbal agreements, reasonable expectation of privacy

Tips on Buying Cars: Fleet Car Sales, fleet vehicle, toyota corolla
Tips on Buying Cars: Fleet Car Sales, fleet vehicle, toyota corolla, dallas nc

Tips on Buying Cars: Ford Explorer 124,000 KM, 1996 ford explorer, ford explorer
Tips on Buying Cars: Ford Explorer 124,000 KM, 1996 ford explorer, ford explorer, ford

Tips on Buying Cars: infiniti vs mercedes, dilemma, mercedes
Tips on Buying Cars: infiniti vs mercedes, dilemma, mercedes

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing & Negotiations, money factor, residual value
Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing & Negotiations, money factor, residual value, lower monthly payments

Tips on Buying Cars: Life expectancy, volvo xc 70, best car
Tips on Buying Cars: Life expectancy, volvo xc 70, best car, volvo

Tips on Buying Cars: Loan question, credit score, tax lien
Tips on Buying Cars: Loan question, credit score, tax lien, loans

Tips on Buying Cars: Longevity of Different Vehicles, motor toyota, lx450
Tips on Buying Cars: Longevity of Different Vehicles, motor toyota, lx450, drivetrain

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda reliability vs. Honda & Toyota, reliability ratings, good luck
Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda reliability vs. Honda & Toyota, reliability ratings, good luck, mazda

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, mechanical limits, 10 years
Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, mechanical limits, 10 years, mileage act

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Undercoating, scion toyota, warranty dealer
Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Undercoating, scion toyota, warranty dealer, toyota dealer

Tips on Buying Cars: New car Spare Tires, jeep, subaru forester gt
Tips on Buying Cars: New car Spare Tires, jeep, subaru forester gt, 2005 subaru forester

Tips on Buying Cars: New car, dealer participation, good starting point
Tips on Buying Cars: New car, dealer participation, good starting point, deposit money

Tips on Buying Cars: Private owner purchase, private owner car sales, commercial sellers
Tips on Buying Cars: Private owner purchase, private owner car sales, commercial sellers, virginia laws

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a salvaged car
Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a salvaged car

Tips on Buying Cars: paint sealants, paint sealant, tree sap
Tips on Buying Cars: paint sealants, paint sealant, tree sap, rain tree

Tips on Buying Cars: pontiac montana sv6, dexcool coolant, head gaskets
Tips on Buying Cars: pontiac montana sv6, dexcool coolant, head gaskets, intake manifold

Tips on Buying Cars: purchase a used car w/credit card, maximums, cash transactions
Tips on Buying Cars: purchase a used car w/credit card, maximums, cash transactions, credit card companies

Tips on Buying Cars: Rebuilt salvage financing?, community banks, credit unions
Tips on Buying Cars: Rebuilt salvage financing?, community banks, credit unions, best bet

Tips on Buying Cars: Rental a manual car, exotic cars, driving lessons
Tips on Buying Cars: Rental a manual car, exotic cars, driving lessons, driving school

Tips on Buying Cars: Returning a new car, vyletel buick, rendevous
Tips on Buying Cars: Returning a new car, vyletel buick, rendevous, sterling heights

Tips on Buying Cars: Ripped Off?, sales managers, good luck
Tips on Buying Cars: Ripped Off?, sales managers, good luck, making money

Tips on Buying Cars: Sellin my car for parts, usedtransmissions, explorer inventory
Tips on Buying Cars: Sellin my car for parts, usedtransmissions, explorer inventory, ford explorer

Tips on Buying Cars: After-sale paint conditioner, fabric protection, warrenties
Tips on Buying Cars: After-sale paint conditioner, fabric protection, warrenties, auto makers

Tips on Buying Cars: Trade In, blue book value, catch 22
Tips on Buying Cars: Trade In, blue book value, catch 22, money

Tips on Buying Cars: Trading in 2 cars for one new car, gap insurance, insurance provider
Tips on Buying Cars: Trading in 2 cars for one new car, gap insurance, insurance provider, gap

Tips on Buying Cars: toyota, salvage, cars
Tips on Buying Cars: toyota, salvage, cars, salvage title

Tips on Buying Cars: Voluntary surrender of car, social security, disability
Tips on Buying Cars: Voluntary surrender of car, social security, disability

Tips on Buying Cars: Volvo 240, volvo 240, dual air bags
Tips on Buying Cars: Volvo 240, volvo 240, dual air bags, volvo 240 wagon

Tips on Buying Cars: Wanting to Trade but upside down, 2007 ford f150, ford f150
Tips on Buying Cars: Wanting to Trade but upside down, 2007 ford f150, ford f150, firs

Tips on Buying Cars: wholesale, isuzu rodeo, yr model
Tips on Buying Cars: wholesale, isuzu rodeo, yr model, big dogs

Tips on Buying Cars: my family and i are going..., lexus lx 470, chev suburban
lexus lx 470, chev suburban, volvo xc90: Hi jamie Just got mail from Allexperts that i never answered you Question...there has been a few times in the past questions dont arrive till Allexperts sends a copy...therefore sorry for the delay on behalf of Allexperts and myselv... Looks like you prefer...

Tips on Buying Cars: financed car, luck steve, questons
luck steve, questons, renting a car: Lease payments can be lower BUT.......you are renting a car, and will be responsible for any dings dents etc..plus you have to watch your mileage...You can trade in a car you are still making payments..... There is much more flexibility...Any further questons...

Tips on Buying Cars: financing new auto, credit unions, random numbers
credit unions, random numbers, new auto: Hello, Well your assumptions are partially correct and partially not... I shall explain.. By obtaining your own you can usually find a lower rate, and have less of a hassle (although it will still be a hassle.. as is all dealership purchasing). However, sometimes...

Tips on Buying Cars: first car, montreal quebec canada, family members name
montreal quebec canada, family members name, loop holes: Hi Tom There really are no loop- holes around insurance unless your able to qualify as a second driver which means your first car will be in another family members name... Here is what i would do if i was your age looking for an inexpensive car and knowing...

Tips on Buying Cars: first-time car buyer/hard time getting loan, first time car buyer, solid co
first time car buyer, solid co, loan question: 1) If you can put together a 50% cash down payment, then your mother s average credit may be enough to get the loan. You won t know until you try. 2) That s entirely up to your boss. Banks don t report credit information to the IRS, but trying to convince...

Tips on Buying Cars: To fix or not to fix?, barbed wire fence, honda element
barbed wire fence, honda element, snowy weather: Depends, that is a tough question. If the body shop can fix it to the point where a good appraiser won t see it then I would say fix it. Because insurance will cover it. But if they can see the damage at the dealership then you are going to be in trouble....

Tips on Buying Cars: Can foreigner purchase a car, social security number, work visa
social security number, work visa, own insurance: Hi Rick Sorry to say without a social security number you will not get a loan even with an A1 co-signer. Cash is the only way unless a buy here pay here type dealer will be willing to hold the paper and in such cases the down payment will most likely cover...

Tips on Buying Cars: fuel injection, port fuel injection, hyundai accent
port fuel injection, hyundai accent, proper mixture: Depress the pedal but do NOT pump the accelerator as this will cause the vehicle to flood. Fuel injection will take care of the proper mixture as long as you hold the pedal down a little. As you get more accustomed to the vehicle you will find the proper...

Tips on Buying Cars: Good deals from dealers, documentation fees, carsdirect
documentation fees, carsdirect, title and registration: Oh, boy- where do I start. You need to educate yourself on the invoice price of a new car, which you can find on sites like Edmunds or carsdirect.com. Invoice is pretty close to what dealers pay for the car, so you can start negotiating from there. You...

Tips on Buying Cars: Grand Cherokee, jeep grand cherokee, jeep grand cherokee limited
jeep grand cherokee, jeep grand cherokee limited, grand cherokee limited: hi, is it a good deal..hard to say, if it was very well cared for maybe 150,000, just maybe...what i would do, is run a carfax, if it comes back o.k. and you think it is in good condition, (maybe have your mechanic look), i would offer $4700.00 and pay no...

Tips on Buying Cars: gear ratio, gas milage, gear ratio
gas milage, gear ratio, rear ends: you asked the right person.....if you intend on this being a daily driver with some light hauling every now and then i would find the lowest ratio possible....like 3.42 or 3.08(they dont make a 1.73 or 1.55 ratio)ive had many trucks in my life and ive always...

Tips on Buying Cars: german salvage importing, nissan skyline gtr, damage repairables
nissan skyline gtr, damage repairables, salvage cars: Do you mean buying wrecked german built vehicles and importing them to the US and trying to make it legal to drive? and what do you mean by straight cars ? - right hand to left hand conversion cost can range greatly depending on whether or not they built...

Tips on Buying Cars: gm employee discount, gm employee discount, exact vehicle
gm employee discount, exact vehicle, sales person: Dominick this is a great question. Wish I had a great answer, BUT, since I have not heard or read the fine print I can not tell you what the exact discount/rebate should be. Normally GM has a plan called the A plan or some other name which is normally given...

Tips on Buying Cars: A good deal on a Toyota Camry Solara?, toyota camry solara, rear defroster
toyota camry solara, rear defroster, true market value: Well first off, whoever told you 10 to 14 percent must have been in the business awhile ago, there just isn t that kind of markup. But he did at least get his point across that the discount they gave isn t much at all. I would highly reccomend looking at domestic...

Tips on Buying Cars: A good deal on Toyota Camry Solara?, toyota camry solara, rear defroster
toyota camry solara, rear defroster, toyota camry: Congratulations on an excellent job of shopping Kevin..Too bad more people are unable or not willing to go the the length you did but you were rewarded with a fair price. You ought to print this whole sequence of questions and answers and the results and...

Tips on Buying Cars: A good deal on Toyota Camry Solara?, toyota camry solara, rear defroster
toyota camry solara, rear defroster, toyota camry: Kevin Its kind of hard trying to explain all in text...there is always more room for a better deal, how you try it is the game... Here is my guess what will happen when you make a lower offer , which you should regardless what dealer wants... Salesman will...

Tips on Buying Cars: HELP?? Please??, jeep grand cherokee, bud ford
jeep grand cherokee, bud ford, decent warranty: Hi Tre and thanks for the question. As to color it is in the eyes of the beholder. Years ago black, as well as silver, was considered high maintenance due to oxidation but with the new finishes they all stand up very well as long as you keep them clean and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Hi, I am in the state of NY..., jaguar x type, changing my mind
jaguar x type, changing my mind, cooling off period: i would suggest you QUICKLY contact an attorney, i thought the cooling off period on a purchase was 72 hours, but i am in Florida, so i am unfamiliar with New york.....You may be out of luck, the time period starts from when contract is signed...(i believe)....

Tips on Buying Cars: HiThanks for your quick..., lagos nigeria, devils advocate
lagos nigeria, devils advocate, bmw 520: Hi, Parts are hard to come by in the states...where will you get replacemant parts if needed? Water pumps and alternators tend to go, can you not only get the parts but do you have someone to fix them? I hate to play devils advocate, but the car is 15 years...

Tips on Buying Cars: High Mileage used car, mileage vehicles, mileage car
mileage vehicles, mileage car, little old lady: There isn t a European car made that doesn t require more repairs, more maintenance and more costly repairs than an American or Asian-built vehicle. But some are better than others. Personally, I d stay away from a Mercedes, Jaguar or Land Rover. Volkswagens,...

Tips on Buying Cars: High mileage late model car, chrysler sebring, high mileage
chrysler sebring, high mileage, dealer history: Hi Larry The KM s dont scare me if the vehicle is priced accordingly and pass my inspection getting valid value for my bucks... You did not include postal or zip... buying private or dealer... History or accident reports avail... I really am here...

Tips on Buying Cars: Honda, honda accord, wise decision
honda accord, wise decision, salespeople: Hi again Mike As I recall you were after a Civic with about $ 11.000 to work with. RE, your # 1 question Anything is negotiable when it comes to buying a car, the mere fact some salespeople or salesperson told you only to expect a few hundred dollars discount...

Tips on Buying Cars: Honda, kelley blue book, current marketplace
kelley blue book, current marketplace, model ford: Unless they specifically advertise themselves as a non-negotiating, no-dicker-sticker dealer, then the price is always negotiable. Some of the lower-priced new cars (base model Ford Focus, for example) have reduced sticker prices where the negotiating has...

Tips on Buying Cars: Honda, price question, auto website
price question, auto website, accurate market: Good Morning, Mike, Unless your buying a high-end limited edition Porsche or other type of vehicle, car prices are always negotiable, online or on the lot. But there is variation between different dealers. For example some dealer internet shops will offer...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda Mx3, mazda mx 3, mazda mx3
mazda mx 3, mazda mx3, wheel abs: Mazda up until recently was always in the middle ground for reliability... not as poor as ford, chevy, etc... and not as good as honda/toyota... The mx-3 is a decent car, it may not be AS reliable as the crx - it really depends on how each was cared for......

Tips on Buying Cars: Honda, honda vehicle, line questions
honda vehicle, line questions, pros and cons: Hi Jaxon Walker I like one line questions that needs 2 answers The pros...Simply the best vehicle on the market from mid 70 s to mid 90 s The cons...Why pay more for an emblem today when other mfg are just as good for less $$$$$$$$$ Regards Ra...

Tips on Buying Cars: HP and torque for the 1998Chevy 7.4 l. engine., suburban 4x4, chevy suburban
suburban 4x4, chevy suburban, torque ratings: The 7.4 in your 98 generates 290 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. A 2007 3/4-ton Suburban with the 6.0 has 352 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. With virtually identical torque figures, the new one will pull about the same from a stoplight; the increased...

Tips on Buying Cars: Hybrid Cars, weather questions, adequate job
weather questions, adequate job, front wheel drive: Hi Misty and thanks for the excellent and interesting question. Since you mention stationed, I assume he is in the military. Thanks to him and all others like him for serving our country. Any of the current crop of hybrids have advantages and disadvantages....

Tips on Buying Cars: Hyundai Santa fe, hyundai santa fe, cars minivans
hyundai santa fe, cars minivans, older cars: Oh this is a good one, a newer car with high miles, a good lesson for all out there. What I m getting at: It s newer and cheaper than similar cars its age for a reason, its a hyundai.... new KIA s are cheap too but it doesn t make them a good choice.... Sometimes...

Tips on Buying Cars: headlight bulb replacement, chevy blazer, headlamp bulb
chevy blazer, headlamp bulb, screw driver: Hi Chris, I think you ve directed your question to the wrong forum but I ll try to help. If the Blazer is like most vehicles, you have a composite type headlamp assembly where the bulb is installed from the backside of the assembly. You may or may...

Tips on Buying Cars: help too many decisions!?!, home turf, leasing a new car
home turf, leasing a new car, vw golf: I think Toyota and Honda are excellent proven choice s, but at same time domestic products have come a long way for a lot less money, sure resale value are much higher but you also pay more up front. What suits your lifstyle may not be mine as for handling...

Tips on Buying Cars: Can you help me sell Bullet Proof Cars?, bullet proof cars, bullet proof car
bullet proof cars, bullet proof car, first contact: Hi Ronald The $5000 USD got my attention but the problem is i am not located in one of your major cities, but Canada home of the eskimo s and igloo s and where only moose attack cars... All kidding aside should i have a request you would be the first contact...

Tips on Buying Cars: help- i smell a rat!, mercedes benz c240, benz c240
mercedes benz c240, benz c240, mercedes benz: Hi Andrea You know darn well you cant buy a 2005 Mercedes any model for 17K. Without even looking it up it s a salvage, here is what I think before you go further into the matter. ...If you went shopping for a chair that cost $100. and right next...

Tips on Buying Cars: some help, melbourne beach florida, time management program
melbourne beach florida, time management program, bud ford: Sue this article is primarily concerned with the use of the internet in non-internet companies. It is written to show the readers how cause and effect is influenced by the internet. It is germaine only to a small part of the corporations total operations....

Tips on Buying Cars: higher milage cadillacs, star engine, independent inspection
star engine, independent inspection, cadillacs: Hi Ron your lucky day I happen to have been with GM for over 20 years and still got a 95 Cady Deville that I bought in 96 with at present odometer reading 150K. First factor you got the North Star engine one of the best GM ever made, the key to your question...

Tips on Buying Cars: honda civic LE, car nuts, ford fusion
car nuts, ford fusion, honda civic sedan: The price is just about right; if you re comfortable with the dealer and the salesperson, then there s little point in shopping any further. You might save another hundred or two by intense shopping and negotiating, but you have to put a price on your time,...

Tips on Buying Cars: honda civie le, honda civic sedan, domestic vehicles
honda civic sedan, domestic vehicles, honda civic: Hi Joseph The Honda Civic is an excellent choice, however some domestic vehicles like the Ford s and imports like the Hyundai s with their excellent warranty have come a long way the last few years, its really up to you how you like the way a car handles...

Tips on Buying Cars: honda crv, 2005 honda crv, car lot
2005 honda crv, car lot, 2005 honda crv se: How many miles are on the CRV? What s the condition? Is it in a condition that, if it were on a dealer s used-car lot, you d want to buy it? Are you happy enough with the CRV that you d like to keep it a few years, or would you prefer something else when...

Tips on Buying Cars: honda crv, 2005 honda crv, lease companies
2005 honda crv, lease companies, upto: You first need to determine what the Honda is worth. The best way to do that is to go to Edmunds.com: http://www.edmunds.com/tmv/used/index.html Enter all the information as accurately as possible, and you ll know what to offer the dealer at lease end....

Tips on Buying Cars: Importing a bmw into Canada, importing a bmw, nys department of motor vehicle
importing a bmw, nys department of motor vehicle, retail sales tax: First of all, from an article I read recently (I believe it was in USA Today), I got the impression that Towne BMW would sell new cars to Canadian residents. I was incorrect in stating that, and my apologies to Towne BMW. Secondly, if you re purchasing...

Tips on Buying Cars: Importing a car to Canada and tax implications, jim sears, purchasing a new car
jim sears, purchasing a new car, canadian customs: Hi Nick, When you purchase the vehicle in any state, you will not be charged that State s sales tax as you are a non-resident. I know you will, however be charged at the border to import to Canada. What that rate is based on, I am sorry to say, I do not know....

Tips on Buying Cars: Inexpensive Used Car, gas mileage, andrew ray
gas mileage, andrew ray, milege: Hi Andrew It easy for me to say get a Honda or Toyota,but with your budget condition and overall performance becomes the # 1 factor as to what type of vehicle you buy Dont let Miles come into play in this price range there are many cars with high Milege...

Tips on Buying Cars: Informations about engines, clk 270, mercedes benz
clk 270, mercedes benz, spec car: I ve never been to Europe, and I m not familiar with European specs for engines and/or fuel. Importing a used European-spec car can be difficult, especially if it doesn t meet U.S. safety headlight and bumper specifications. Your best bet is to contact Mercedes-Benz...

Tips on Buying Cars: Insurance, 2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon
2000 cadillac deville dts, hyundai tiburon, 2003 hyundai tiburon: The Hyundai will be more reliable than the Cadillac and will use less fuel. Personally, it s hard to compare the two cars though as the only similarity is that both have wheels, tires and a steering wheel. If you re really concerned about reliability and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Interior seating design, ford freestar, mazda mpv
ford freestar, mazda mpv, chrysler product: Hi Doug The Ford Freestar... and the Mazda MPV has had this feature for years...i have never really been a big fan of Chrysler but will admit when it comes to Van s you get many more features and value than other makes for less bucks... Dealing with used...

Tips on Buying Cars: -------------------------..., ford f 150, chevy trucks
ford f 150, chevy trucks, cheverlot: Hi again Blair Your follow up Q about whats better only you will know what your needs are,i can only tell you i like the Chevy Trucks My Q to you was, where did the name Chevrolet come from ? Go to my website http://usedcartips.bravehost.com/index.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: impulse buy, buyers remorse, mechanical breakdown
buyers remorse, mechanical breakdown, risk taker: Sure, you can say NO I do not want the deal now. But, you ask yourself why you felt the need or desire to make the purchase in the first place. For example; Does your current truck have a warranty? Just in case you do have a major mechanical breakdown you...

Tips on Buying Cars: infiniti vs mercedes, infiniti g35 sedan, infiniti g35
infiniti g35 sedan, infiniti g35, premium sound: I would go with the G35. It is brand new, will keep its resale value, and not too expensive to maintain. A Mercedes, though a very nice car, is high maintenance, will lose more value, and be very very costly to operate and maintain....It is a matter of preference,...

Tips on Buying Cars: info on used SUVs, info thanks, consumerreports
info thanks, consumerreports, makes and models: Jeff, you can get some information at www.consumerreports.org very good info...I do not know how much info is free, but give it a try. If you are willing to spend $19.95, you can get full access...Any other questions do not hesitate to ask! STEV...

Tips on Buying Cars: insurance 101, collision insurance, lengthy response
collision insurance, lengthy response, deductible amount: You wrote you mean i am on the hook for $2600? my insurance paid all of them the max of $25,000 of my policy and i am responsible for the remaining balance. where did $7600 come from? That was a typo. I meant $2600 You wrote but i still dont understand...

Tips on Buying Cars: insurance, liability insurance coverage, feel 100
liability insurance coverage, feel 100, sky high: Hi sK You got some very interesting questions...insurance is not my expertise only know the basics Why dont you send these great questions to someone thats sells insurance...i would really like a copy of your reply something that i could use on my website...

Tips on Buying Cars: interview request for WBRU 95.5, Providence, asap thanks, tips on how to buy a new car
asap thanks, tips on how to buy a new car, how to buy a new car: Sure Monique, I would be glad to do that with you It would need to be at 4:00 on wednesday because I need to head out for a meeting shortly after that. Please email me with any other info @ Cheezestk@Aol.com, Also please rate this answer as I get rated on...

Tips on Buying Cars: Jeep Cherokee, jeep cherokee, fair deal
jeep cherokee, fair deal, jeeps: Hi Jason You mean dealer is asking $ 10.000 before negotiation...I cant really comment on the price...is it a 2 or 4 door...grand or LTD...GO autotrader.com for your area and compare prices to make sure your getting valid value... I cant say anything bad...

Tips on Buying Cars: Keep car or Trade_In, 2006 toyota corrola, 2007 toyota camry
2006 toyota corrola, 2007 toyota camry, toyota camry: First suggestion: rent a 2007 Camry for a long weekend, and take the kids EVERYWHERE in it. Make absolutely sure they ll be comfortable back there. I d hate to make an investment like this, only to find out the car isn t as roomy as it needs to be, or as...

Tips on Buying Cars: Kia, nissan sentra, going out of business
nissan sentra, going out of business, sentra: Hi Bill and thanks for the question. First to the fact that Kia s are being sold for half price is not correct. They have hefty money back from the manufacturer and are relatively inexpensive to behin with. As to them going out of business they are owned...

Tips on Buying Cars: keyless entry, al brown, keyless entry devices
al brown, keyless entry devices, clicker: Yes, because the mechanism is located inside the door, rather than on the surface. Another great feature of the keyless entry is if you lock your key in the car you can still get in. Some actually have a numerical pad on the door and you do not need a clicker...

Tips on Buying Cars: What kind of car should I get?, porsche 911 carrera, porsche 911
porsche 911 carrera, porsche 911, lamborgini: Hi Brittany, What do you want, a coupe or a convertible? What you need is a Porsche 911 Carrera! You tell me, a Turbo, a Targa, a Cabriolet! I can have one to you in a week or two! Then you could add another reason to, This is why I m HOT! Let me know!...

Tips on Buying Cars: i would like to know, toyota corolla, mechanical problems
toyota corolla, mechanical problems, exper: First I appologize for the time delay in my answers I was away. Okay here is waht I have found for you. I am not an exper in either of these cars but I found the info you need. Here is the link for the Saturn recalls http://www.alldata.com/recall/make/Saturn.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: i would like to know, toyota corolla, mechanical problems
toyota corolla, mechanical problems, corolla: Hi Mike I understand your question of concern...and if you were looking at a car 1 to 3 yrs old then its a valid Q...but looking at models 6 to 10 yrs old, i would think if there were major problems it would have happen by now... of the 2 vehicles mentioned...

Tips on Buying Cars: how do I know if I am getting a fair interest rate, finance arm, ford credit
finance arm, ford credit, paul thanks: Paul thanks for the question. If you are leasing the interest rate is never published as a part of the cost, unless your company sponsored program is different. As to the fair interest rate from the dealer that is Usually through a captive finance arm, Ford...

Tips on Buying Cars: i would like to know, ford chevy, cars ford
ford chevy, cars ford, american cars: Yes, in terms of quality, saturn ranks among the other top american cars(ford, chevy, etc). They are made by GM, who makes chevy, cadillac, and the other great quality cars, so you cant go wrong. As for subaru, they re kinda quirky. Their engine setup is kinda...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease, michigan state attorney general, state attorney general
michigan state attorney general, state attorney general, hybrid camry: The fact that you took delivery makes it almost impossible to return the car and back out of the deal. At this point, you d have to prove fraud on the part of the dealership, or a mistake in the paperwork. Pour over the lease agreement- is there any place...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Buyout, cancellation terms, cancellation fee
cancellation terms, cancellation fee, extended warranties: I ll assume you were given a copy of the warranty contract- on the back should be a paragraph about cancellation terms. On 99% of the warranties I ve seen, you have 30 days to cancel it and get all your money back (sometimes with a $25-$50 cancellation fee)....

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Takeover, land rover lr3, ford motor credit
land rover lr3, ford motor credit, lease takeover: Are there any fees you have to pay upfront to take over the lease? How does insurance work, and are you SURE the lease company allows this? Almost all Land Rover leases are through Ford Motor Credit; regardless, I d check with the lease company first before...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Trade, auto auctions, lease trade
auto auctions, lease trade, rip offs: Thanks Ward for the question. I get similar ones all the time. My experience has been to go to a LOCAL credit union, set down with the loan officer and tell him your problem and ask him how you should go about it. As to auctions the good ones are for dealers...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease Turn-In, jeep liberty, best bet
jeep liberty, best bet, lease agreement: Your best bet is to ask the dealership. Each dealership operates in different ways... Some may allow a simple transfer... some may force a termination - and they may try to force you into a new lease. There is a website I have heard a small amount about -...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease trading or auctions., auto auctions, danger zone
auto auctions, danger zone, disposable income: Hi Ward With you credit not being up to par its important you hook up with a dealer whom really knows credit challenge and will set you up financing or leasing... As for trading any dealership will take your car as a part or full downpayment... As for buying...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease vs buy, mileage limit, mileage charges
mileage limit, mileage charges, ford credit: I ve been leasing new vehicles since 1983, and I don t see any cons; the problems with leasing arise when people don t realize what they re getting into. Excess wear & tear and mileage charges, for example. If you take reasonably good care of a car, and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease vs buy, leasing a vehicle, grade model
leasing a vehicle, grade model, good behavior: Hi Leasing a vehicle you MUST fully understand the contract, whatever term you sign be 100% sure you will want to keep it for that term and fully understand the fine print. If you went to jail for 3 or 4 years you most likely would be released early with...

Tips on Buying Cars: Lease, confessions of a former car salesman, chrysler dealer
confessions of a former car salesman, chrysler dealer, gas mileage: Hi, and thanks for your question. Youíd be surprised at how many people add negative equity every time they buy a car, new or used, and financially itís a very bad thing to do. So much so that I cover it extensively in my book, $ave Thousand$ Buying Your...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leased car accident, 2002 nissan altima, auto body shop
2002 nissan altima, auto body shop, nissan altima: Hi Mike and thanks for the question. The first thing you need to do is check with Nissan Acceptance and find out if GAP insurance is included with your lease. This is normally included with reputable lease companies, of which Nissan certainly is. This...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, buying and selling cars, hyndai accent
buying and selling cars, hyndai accent, nissan frontier: Youíre right, Doug: everything works from invoice price. Subtract rebates and incentives and then add their profit to that. Iíll tell you now that they definitely wonít like this and tell you something like ďyouíre already getting a rebate deduction and we...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, hyndai accent, nissan frontier
hyndai accent, nissan frontier, invoice price: Hi again Doug When you post a question through Allexperts its posted within 24 hrs unless you checked the make private box and i noted just before answering this second question that Ron Misko answered with detailed information, Ron really says it all and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, chevy impala, impala ls
chevy impala, impala ls, luck steve: hi charles, you need to pay down your current loan, a lease is only decent if you do not trade in a vehicle and go no money down. why would you want to pay 3-4000 dollars negative equity towards a car you will rent for 3-4 years? i say keep what you have...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, chevy impala, impala ls
chevy impala, impala ls, lease companies: 1) If you re currently upside down (one owes more than the car is currently worth), then it will have a big impact on the monthly payment of the lease; for every $1,000 you add to the financed amount of the lease, it will add about $30/ month to a 3-year...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, ford chevy, pickup trucks
ford chevy, pickup trucks, tax advantage: The shortest lease term available to the public that I m aware of is for 24 months. It could be because of the tax laws that cover leasing (BIG tax advantage to companies that lease, BTW), or the fact that so much depreciation occurs in the first 18 months...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing a mini van, tax adviser, lease documents
tax adviser, lease documents, lease contract: Easy question, extremely difficult answer. Leasing is almost never the best way to obtain a vehicle unless you can write it off as a business expense. Your tax adviser would have to answer that question. As to what to look out for you need to know the mileage...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing & Negotiations, jim sears, factory to dealer incentives
jim sears, factory to dealer incentives, broken windshield: Hi Charles: You can t negotiate the purchase price on a lease as you would on a purchase. However you are eligible for any rebates or other factory to dealer incentives that are available on the vehicle. This is because there are so many predetermined variables...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing & Negotiations, tv newspapers, pertinent info
tv newspapers, pertinent info, leasing a car: Absolutely! Think of leasing as an alternative form of financing; you should negotiate the price first, as if you were purchasing the car outright, then tell them that you d like a monthly lease payment. Until 1994 they only had to disclose what your monthly...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing & Negotiations, luck steve, leasing a car
luck steve, leasing a car, lease terms: hi charles, yes, you get your best price on the vehicle, then work out the lease terms, do not trade in a car, as they will suck up any equity you may have. go with the lowest down you can and try not to get longer then a 39 month lease. let me know if you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Leasing, hyndai accent, nissan frontier
hyndai accent, nissan frontier, invoice price: Sorry for the delay in responding, but work has been hectic and this is a complex question. Rule #1: if what you drive is important to you, then a cheap lease deal on a vehicle you don t care for is NOT a good deal. In fact, it s a terrible deal, as you have...

Tips on Buying Cars: Life expectancy, median life expectancy, volvo v70
median life expectancy, volvo v70, plant quality: Hi Julio At every Volvo assembly plant, quality is the priority, zero defects are the objective...According to a recent independent study by Polk, the median life expectancy of all Volvos on the road today is 18.6 years, many Volvos have surpassed 1 million...

Tips on Buying Cars: Loan question, irs tax lien, loan question
irs tax lien, loan question, tax lein: You should have no problem getting an auto loan. Call a few places, have them run your credit before you go to the dealership. After it is approved have them send you the approval letter that shows the terms and the rate. If they will not do that then continue...

Tips on Buying Cars: Longevity of Different Vehicles, lexus lx450, gmc blazer
lexus lx450, gmc blazer, gmc suv: Basically with that kind of mileage on either vehicle, any type of failure could occur at any time. The main difference is that it will cost 2-3 times as much to repair the Lexus. I myself would rather pocket several thousand dollars and buy an early 90...

Tips on Buying Cars: Looking at an older BMW, 1992 bmw 325i, bmw dealer
1992 bmw 325i, bmw dealer, bmw 325i: Hi Ricci BMW s are top peformance vehicles and the 325 is the compact entry level for 1992. there are no major issues to report...however the car is going on 14 years old and thats the scary part as labour and parts are very expensive... If you really are...

Tips on Buying Cars: Looking for a used four door truck, dodge dakota sport, medium sized dogs
dodge dakota sport, medium sized dogs, nissan 4wd: The Japanese trucks do tend to cost more to purchase used, but they also hold their value a little better. However, you currently own a 10 year-old truck with a lot of miles, so resale is probably not a big priority in your shopping (and, if you continue...

Tips on Buying Cars: Luxury car, toyota avalon, luxury vehicle
toyota avalon, luxury vehicle, luxury car: An Acura 3.2 TL, is a nice riding luxury vehicle, for your price range, a 2000, or 2001 would probably fit into your price range, but they all come with leather. A 2000 Toyota Avalon, is a great riding vehicle which you can get with cloth, please advise...

Tips on Buying Cars: landrover freelander, clock 2, few days
clock 2, few days, north america: Hey Steven Sorry it took a little longer to answer this time, was away for a few days... I could advice you had you been located in north america, but i really dont know your market value... Tell me what city you located, and let me try from there... If...

Tips on Buying Cars: landrover freelander, car cold, mechanic
car cold, mechanic, land rover: Hi Steven If above average cost of maintenance dont come into play then the Land Rover is a fine choice, and it then comes down to you following the steps getting valid value, go to my website http://www.usedcartips.org/ navigate to Test Drive - TAKE...

Tips on Buying Cars: large down payment and insurance, gap insurance, interest over time
gap insurance, interest over time, lease rate: 1) Putting a large down payment if you can afford it is a good idea - it keeps the payments low and you end up paying less for the car in the long run... I do wonder why you bother leasing if you can put that amount down.. you could definitely buy if you so...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease, toyota highlander hybrid, 2007 toyota highlander
toyota highlander hybrid, 2007 toyota highlander, toyota highlander: The bad news: you signed a contract for a lease, and unless a lawyer can prove fraud on the part of the dealer, there s not much you can do. The good news: you re a member of the American military. I d go back to the dealer, IN UNIFORM, and let them know...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting out of a lease, getting out of a lease, personal vehicles
getting out of a lease, personal vehicles, lease contract: I ve been leasing my own personal vehicles on and off since 1983, and leased hundreds of cars to customers during my 20 years in the car business. The only real disadvantage to leasing is that there s no inexpensive way to get out of the lease contract early,...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease car turn-in, chrysler sebring, mileage allowance
chrysler sebring, mileage allowance, would like more information: Hi Darla and thanks for the question. Most leases specify that the car must be turned in with normal wear and tear accepted. Whether the scrape and dent is considered is almost entirely up to whoever checks in the car, BUT, if you are going to lease another...

Tips on Buying Cars: lease car turnin, dodge durango, fuel mileage
dodge durango, fuel mileage, closed end lease: 1) As I haven t seen an open-end lease in over 15 years, I have to assume you have a closed-end lease, where you re only responsible for mileage and excess wear & tear at the end of the lease period. You would only pay that last big payment if you were...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting out of a lease, 2002 nissan altima, nissan altima
2002 nissan altima, nissan altima, mileage limit: Hi Mike and hello again. While there are always different programs being offered by different dealers/makers/finance cos. the facts still remain the same. If you have a copy of your lease agreement you should read it(some lawyers have a problem understanding...

Tips on Buying Cars: leasing, chevy impala, impala ls
chevy impala, impala ls, negative equity: Hi Charles Don t go finance or lease a car with negative equity, you will be in a worse situation than you are now down the road, make your Chevy last and trade when your not up-side down, I know its easy for me to say but trust me you will be better of in...

Tips on Buying Cars: leasing my car, michigan dmv, ohio taxes
michigan dmv, ohio taxes, mom and dad: Geez, why didn t I go to law school like my Mom and Dad wanted? :-) Seriously, you re asking me to get into the tax regulations on leasing in two different states, and that s a bit beyond my expertise. Not to mention your $3500 down payment. Technically,...

Tips on Buying Cars: leasing, gmc envoy denali, gmc envoy
gmc envoy denali, gmc envoy, exact model: Hi Wes, I think you re wise to begin your search now. I m curious why that s the exact model that you want. Leasecompare.com, from all that I have heard is a pretty good deal. Just remember, when leasing, there is still a selling price of the vehicle....

Tips on Buying Cars: Do I have a lemon?, volvo dealer, mike lemon
volvo dealer, mike lemon, weird noise: Hi Mike Lemon law only apply to brand new vehicles, to bad becauce it looks like your getting the run around. If its the same problem you had when you first took vehicle back I dont understand why they would charge you for same problem after that, my guess...

Tips on Buying Cars: lemon, two occassions, implied warranty
two occassions, implied warranty, honda accord: Hi Trajah Breakdowns can happen anytime and most dealerships will correct the problem if happens within a few days from purchase unless vehicle was bought AS IS...Your seller claims bought AS IS ? what is written on bill of sale ? Even if you purchased vehicle...

Tips on Buying Cars: A little behind and upside down, kelly blue book, kansas city mo
kelly blue book, kansas city mo, 2007 toyota tacoma: Hi Paul There is no easy answer to your question, the worse has happen to you buying a brand new car and want out the first year where the depreciation factor will be as high as 30%. Trading your car for something cheap is never going to happen as you...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting a loan, buying furniture, lending institutions
buying furniture, lending institutions, going on a trip: Hi hilary 99% of car loans arranged through a dealer or most lending institutions start at $ 7500. unless your dealing with a buy here pay here type dealer that holds the paper. You mentioned you have good credit i therefore see no reason why you cant secure...

Tips on Buying Cars: What do I do to, 2008 toyota avalon, car inventories
2008 toyota avalon, car inventories, toyota avalon: Last question first: It all depends on how many little ones the dealership employees themselves have. If they re like me, with no kids at all, it would certainly be effective. If they all have at least four rug rats, then they may not even notice them....

Tips on Buying Cars: How long will this car last, chevy corisca, japanese vehicle
chevy corisca, japanese vehicle, hi amy: Hi Amy, Normally i would say NO to something like this...BUT, if there are no alternatives, here is my suggestion: How bad does your neighbor want to get rid of the car? It really is not worth $800.00, i would offer $450.00, reasons, old mileage is SUPER...

Tips on Buying Cars: How long will this truck last?, front wheel bearing, ford explorers
front wheel bearing, ford explorers, ball joints: ive worked on alot of early 90s ford explorers....the main things that goes wrong are transmissions,suspension(ball joints steering u-joints)and gas and brake lines rusting out and breaking....if its a 4.0 engine that has been well taken care of it should...

Tips on Buying Cars: lot finance, hi chris, pros cons
hi chris, pros cons, best of luck: Hi Chris and thanks for the question. I am not sure where you are from so can not say with certainity what you are talking about as terms mean different things in different areas. I would GUESS---that you are talking about where a used car dealer finances...

Tips on Buying Cars: lowering payments, gmc envoy xl, gmc envoy
gmc envoy xl, gmc envoy, 2003 gmc envoy xl: hi Robert I could be a nice guy on this panel answering this question with pity towards you and not get a bad rating should you decide to enter one, but the truth is you made a major mistake buying an expensive vehicle at 17.25% interest and your in a hole...

Tips on Buying Cars: Manufacturer Car Warranty, factory warranty, car warranty
factory warranty, car warranty, move check: Hi Phillip The vehicle will still have Factory Warranty providing its within the allowed mileage... However the dealer has decided to sell AS IS which means re-condition cost becomes your expence, and vehicle could need work thats not covered under warranty...example...wear...

Tips on Buying Cars: Maserati Quattroporte invoice cost, factory incentive and hold back, 2006 maserati quattroporte, maserati quattroporte
2006 maserati quattroporte, maserati quattroporte, maserati dealer: Apparently, Maserati doesn t release invoice numbers, as I couldn t find any reference, either. I can t help but be reminded of the old saying, if you have to ask... I mean, if one can afford a Maserati, does it really matter what the invoice is? If it...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda question..., toyota camrys, honda accords
toyota camrys, honda accords, mazda 626: Hi david I really like your Q...and note your all imports...I been selling used cars for over 25 years... would i buy a Honda or Toyota...NO...in todays market to me it would be like buying designer jeans with a label when other products are just as good...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda reliability vs. Honda & Toyota, toyota camrys, honda accords
toyota camrys, honda accords, mazda 626: Hey David.... This one is fairly simple...If it is not a matter of money honda or toyota are a great choice. The toyota will be a bit cheaper, but if you can find a honda you want and the price is right go for it. Mazda is o.k....may be a bit less expensive...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mazda, mazda 3, luck steve
mazda 3, luck steve, decent size: hi, Mazda is a good reliable vehice. I like the the Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 whether it is a hatchback or not. My son has a 2005 Mazda 5. It is economical as well as good looking and a decent size. You wont be disappointed if that is what you decide to purchase....

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, odometer reading, mileage act
odometer reading, mileage act, calendar year 2004: As far as how to find the value, just see what they are going for on autotrader.com, ebay etc. I would advertise whatever miles that you believe and can show the vehicle likely has. If the Carfax reported 110,000 and odometer says either 20,000 (no sixth...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, hi doug, mileage
hi doug, mileage, shopping: Hi Doug The answer you got from WEBFOOT says it all, there is nothing to add...now give him all 10 s and expert of the month, its a great answer with detail Regards Ray PS...If your shopping for a used car and need some input go to my website and learn...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, odometer reading, mileage act
odometer reading, mileage act, disclosure requirements: when it says mileage exempt it means...Motor vehicle owners are required to enter their vehicle s current odometer reading at the time of sale or ownership transfer on an acceptable secure transfer document, for vehicles requiring an odometer disclosure by...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage difference, car fax report, autotrader
car fax report, autotrader, price sticker: There are several possibilities regarding its mileage difference... It is possible they put down the wrong mileage on the ad (i m sure they were typing off a list that probably had more than one mileage on it, and that makes it possible to type the wrong one)....

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage vs Price, detroit michigan area, buick rendezvous
detroit michigan area, buick rendezvous, mileage cars: No question in my mind: go with the lower price and the higher miles, with one caveat: look at condition. People put WAAAAAAAAY too much emphasis on low miles; dealers know this and price there cars accordingly. If condition is the same, then there s virtually...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mileage, exempt vehicle, carfax
exempt vehicle, carfax, mileage: Exempt-to free from an obligation or liability to which other s are subject, or released from an obligation. You are taking a big risk purchasing an exempt vehicle. However, use it to your advantage, and knock a few thousand off the purchase price. You will...

Tips on Buying Cars: Monthly Payment, prepayment penalties, good luck
prepayment penalties, good luck, massachusetts: Hi Jalen, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I have been much busier than usual lately. You can pay the remaining balance any time. The question you should ask the dealer is, are there any prepayment penalties? Here in Massachusetts, there...

Tips on Buying Cars: Mz3 purchase (more problems), verbal agreement, finance co
verbal agreement, finance co, sales advice: What a way to do business. And you were worried about the morality of doing what is your legal right under the terms of a loan agreement. Christi, you re beyond the help on how to save money buying this car now, and with the basic sales advice that I based...

Tips on Buying Cars: I'm a Girl & need another vehicle..Help?!, economical choices, 2006 uplander
economical choices, 2006 uplander, cash cow: Hi Maria I dont care about Forbes, i like your choice along with 0% for 48 months, and you will have a full 3yr warranty... As for buying an extended warranty from a dealer its a cash cow,if your buying used then maybe, and then not from a dealer ...$...

Tips on Buying Cars: malibu LS, 2004 chevy malibu, chevy malibu
2004 chevy malibu, chevy malibu, luck steve: offer 4500 less then asking price, they will give you all sorts of b.s. why it is ridiculous, then you tell them if they are serious what is their BEST offer, you should be able to get either vehicle for $3500 less, if not move on...let me know the outcome,...

Tips on Buying Cars: What does it mean?, mitsubishi mirage 1998, mitsubishi mirage
mitsubishi mirage 1998, mitsubishi mirage, japanese model: I must ask where you are writing from, because the J model seems to have been built for european and asian markets but in the US the 1998 mirage was badged DE and LS... so if your are outside of the US, the only information I can find is that the hatchback/wagons...

Tips on Buying Cars: mercedes parts, 190e, first car
190e, first car, how to buy a car: Hi Charles The 1991 - 190E - 2.3Litre was a luxury well made vehicle, but lets look at some facts to consider, personally would I buy this vehicle, most likely not. Should something go wrong expect to pay premium for labor and parts, that alone would...

Tips on Buying Cars: mileage exempt title, bluebook value, 300zxtt
bluebook value, 300zxtt, decent shape: Oh I see... Well in all honesty as long as people continue to want the cars.. meaning as long as there are still the young kids who watch the Fast & The Furious too much, the value of your car will not go down too much. Anything with twin turbo s in good condition...

Tips on Buying Cars: mileage, mileage, time period
mileage, time period, postal code: Hi jim I like you Q its to the point It will only be a used vehicle if it has been registered...my guess is its not and therefore considered a demo... The warranty will kick in upon registration with balance time period or in this case starting with 3800M/...

Tips on Buying Cars: mini cooper 2005, hurricane katrina, flood cars
hurricane katrina, flood cars, salvage cars: Hey Bob First i must say answering hundred of questions on yahoo, and some on this site, I really like your question it caught my eye first with several in my mailbox today to choose from. # 1...You could not detect anything during your test drive thats...

Tips on Buying Cars: minivan, crash test rating, ford freestar
crash test rating, ford freestar, mazda mpv: Hi Terrell If you liked the Windstar then you will like the Freestar...its the same minivan....Ford simply made a name change in 2004 with a new market approach hoping to increase sales... The Freestar got a nice feature where a third row seat folds into...

Tips on Buying Cars: model choices, depreciation rate, model choices
depreciation rate, model choices, nissan models: The depreciation rate will be almost the same... meaning after a year of owning a 19,000 dollar one.. vs. a year with the 27000 one... both will lose 2 to 4 thousand in value. If depreciation is you main concern, a Mitsubishi probably should not be your first...

Tips on Buying Cars: move up, taurs, value your car
taurs, value your car, ecept: Ok I have a few more questions here.If your car is in good shape other than struts. I personally would put struts on it. If you really need to get a car you can get a beautifull Focus for well under twenty thousand.I didn t understand the trade part. Do you...

Tips on Buying Cars: msrp vs actual buy price, dodge neon, car places
dodge neon, car places, ripoff: A MSRP is an acronym for Manufacturers suggested retail price (as i m assuming you knew already). The keyword in that is SUGGESTED. A Dealer can go above or below depending on demand, when the 05 mustangs first came out they were selling for thousands above...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need advice asap, approch, waiting game
approch, waiting game, heat gun: Hi Bonnie It s 6,30am your time so i decided not to phone you, as for legal rights if its not written it becomes sticky. As for removing the decal the dealer is trying to talk their way out of a small expense to have it removed with a heat gun and then...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need advice, model gas engine, diesel truck
model gas engine, diesel truck, amerilite: Hi Bob Yes your question is not my expertise , but since you asked for my thoughts here are some for you to ponder on Re...# 1 question There is nothing wrong with buying a diesel truck right now thats about 7 yrs old, however your long term plan is...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need to buy my first car, dodge neon, kelly blue book
dodge neon, kelly blue book, true condition: Hello Jenny, Congrads, buying a vehicle is the second biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime. First, you need to do your homework as far as which trim level of the Malibu you would like to purchase. This is important because of how much you...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need Information, compact trucks, size trucks
compact trucks, size trucks, heavy duty truck: My experience has been that compact pickups such as the S-10 or Ranger with a V-6 use nearly as much fuel as full size trucks with a small V-8. The reason is that even compact trucks in spite of the size difference, are relatively heavy and aerodynamically...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need to get out of a lease, mileage charge, excess mileage
mileage charge, excess mileage, buyout price: In this situation, the WORST mistake people make is to wait till the end of the lease, then buy the vehicle out for the original agreed-upon price. They think that s smarter than paying the excess-mileage charge. But the buyout price is based (in your case)...

Tips on Buying Cars: Need a used car for not a lot of cash, cosmetic blemishes, mechanic friend
cosmetic blemishes, mechanic friend, damaged cars: Well Jennie, the best suggestion I can give you is to aim for either another civic (92 or so... maybe more... with higher miles)... or perhaps a newer car with cosmetic blemishes... perhaps a few small dents or faded paint... something that does not hurt the...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting out of Neg Equity, 2005 nissan altima, nissan altima
2005 nissan altima, nissan altima, buyers remorse: I take it you financed the Altima... in that sense, you are ALWAYS going to lose money on a car... whether it is the Altima or another car... either way, you are going to end up in debt on a car that is worth less than you owe (usually). I would keep the Altima......

Tips on Buying Cars: Negative Equity, 2001 infiniti i30, negative equity
2001 infiniti i30, negative equity, blemished credit: Hi Stephanie I wish I had a magic wand to make your problem go away, but I don t. Your stuck in a no win situation, the lender s on average will allow approx 10% over book value which still covers value of vehicle should you default, with $6000. negative...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Car Undercoating, car undercoating, roadsalt
car undercoating, roadsalt, petroleum product: Wow JM, this is an interesting question. I have not heard of undercoating in at least 25 years. Showed my age there didnt I? Undercoating is a petroleum product that is much like the asphalt used on highways. My understanding is that it is not needed anymore...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Cars, toyota camery, buying new cars
toyota camery, buying new cars, chevy impala: Hmmm. I hope that you have a very old or high mileage Taurus or maybe just a bad egg because that is one of the cars that I like to recommend. The 2000-2006 Taurus is usually a really good car for the money, though the gas mileage is just so,so and the technology...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car buy, confessions of a former car salesman, lexus models
confessions of a former car salesman, lexus models, domestic brands: Good Morning, Harrison, Thanks for your question. Iím sorry to hear about your accident, and hope youíre ok. Wow, there are so many choices of great vehicles in the range youíre considering that I couldnít begin making an unbiased recommendation. If...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car buy, lexus models, acura tl
lexus models, acura tl, luck steve: Hi Harrison.. Yes, Carmax is the best place to buy used..Under 40K, you can buy almost anything.....I like all Lexus models the best. Won t go wrong with a nice Acura TL....Avoid Mercedes because maintainence is super high. Leasing is only good if you do...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car buy, lexus models, misko
lexus models, misko, carmax: Hi Harrison Having just returned from a weekend away I noted expert Ron Misko has answered this same question, I read Ron s answer and found it excellent in detail and there is really nothing I could add. However if your interested knowing the process...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car buying, old wives tales, hangovers
old wives tales, hangovers, days of the week: Many years ago there was a belief that cars that were built on monday were often problem ridden due to workers coming back from the weekend with severe hangovers. This may or not have been true but with todays technology there are so many controls this is...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car or keep old one?, mileage vehicle, nissan dealership
mileage vehicle, nissan dealership, high mileage: Hi again Mike. The decision will have to be made by you but I would hate to see you buy out the lease and keep the vehicle for another year or so. It is still a high mileage vehicle that has been severly damaged. If at all possible try to not do that. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car options, scion xb, car options
scion xb, car options, hi mike: Hi Mike and thanks for the question. Years ago rustproofing was mandatory but with todays construction it is not necessary. Now rustproofing is primarily a dealer profit center. Tell the salesman good try but no sale. Best of luck with your new car. Bu...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car purchase--finalize issue, new car purchase, 2007 toyota corolla
new car purchase, 2007 toyota corolla, toyota corolla: If they allowed you to take it home it should have no affect on any part of the process... then again - dealers can be tricky.. i would have hoped you agreed on a price prior to taking it home? they shouldn t stray from that price... as for the rate and warranty......

Tips on Buying Cars: New car purchase - unique problem, new car purchase, sirius radio
new car purchase, sirius radio, texas suburb: Hi again Jim I was kind og hoping you would be located in Canada like i am and could then have you make direct contact about your complaint... I have pasted a link for vehicle complaints for the state of Texas... Dont let it go away...you got a very legimate...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car Spare Tires, lincoln town car, spare tires
lincoln town car, spare tires, flat tires: The full-size spare is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, ANY spare tire may be history in the near future; many manufacturers are offering run-flat tires, and eliminating the spare tire altogether. I have to ask: why do you feel you need a full-sized...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car w/ cracked frame, saturn vue greenline, saturn vue
saturn vue greenline, saturn vue, mile radius: Hi Kate You may have to contact a lawyer, from reading your question it bring up a lot unanswered questions. 1... A Mfg defect ?, if thats the case then Mfg should be notified. 2... Did you ever see a history report on vehicle like CARFAX ? to ensure...

Tips on Buying Cars: New car, confessions of a former car salesman, toyota camry
confessions of a former car salesman, toyota camry, nissan dealer: Hi Claudia, Thanks for your question. No, you re not crazy, the dealers are giving you a bunch of bull as you suspect. They all tell you they re going to give you the best deal and that their cars are the lowest priced around. All dealers want is to...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Vehicle Financing, dodge ram 1500, bells and whistles
dodge ram 1500, bells and whistles, credit bureau report: You must be dealing with a small, local credit union where everyone knows every members business. I say that because the larger institutions wouldn t even be aware of your delinquency. They re turning you down because they have direct access to your account...

Tips on Buying Cars: New Vehicle Return Policy, jim sears, new car sales
jim sears, new car sales, dual airbags: Hi Nona: As far as I know, there is no return policy once you have signed a lease. I have seen however, The dealership and GMAC work together to roll you into another GM car with as little out of pocket expense as possible. Put as little miles on this G6...

Tips on Buying Cars: New vs. Used, mazda protege, miles per gallon
mazda protege, miles per gallon, credit scores: A vehicle is considered new as long as it hasn t been titled, ie, it s still in a dealer s inventory. Although unlikely, a dealer could still have a 2004 that s new, as long as it has never been sold. So, a new 2007 is still going to sell for more than...

Tips on Buying Cars: New vs. Used SUV, program factors, mazda protege
program factors, mazda protege, buying a used vehicle: Hi Landon 1) Placing a 2007 vehicle in a new category will be brand new or a vehicle thats been a demo with mileage on odometer but has not been registered, when vehicle is sold it s then registered to the buyer and thats the date the Mfg s warranty...

Tips on Buying Cars: New vs. Used SUV, finance term, mazda protege
finance term, mazda protege, car finance: Hi Landon, You ve asked a lot of great questions. A NEW car is considered as a vehicle that has not been previously owned or titled by anyone. This can even include a demo that has been used by the dealer for whatever reason, and have a few miles on it....

Tips on Buying Cars: Nissan Bluebird 1995, hydraulic valve lifters, nissan bluebird
hydraulic valve lifters, nissan bluebird, nissan products: Hi Mate You being down under and me in Canada i had to look up the name Bluebird as we have diff model names in North America...but the product is the same...Overall i like all Nissan products...as this model is no longer available you should check with a...

Tips on Buying Cars: Nissan Maxima, high mileage car, mileage vehicles
high mileage car, mileage vehicles, nissan maxima: I m not exactly clear what your question is, but if you re asking me which one you should buy, it all depends on the price. I personally am not afraid of high-mileage vehicles as long as they ve been maintained; they re usually a good buy because most people...

Tips on Buying Cars: Nissan, Toyota, Altima's, nissan altima, toyota camry
nissan altima, toyota camry, quality used cars: You answered your own question and I agree they are all good, as for choice, your lifestyle for size and handling however may not be mine, but if you must know the Maxima fits my lifestyle, and on the other hand the Altima would be perfect for my wife. ...

Tips on Buying Cars: getting my name off of a used car loan, credit counseling service, favorite radio station
credit counseling service, favorite radio station, incomes: Let s look at the subject of your question: getting my name off a loan. The bank has 2 people responsible for the loan- you and your ex. That s 2 people, 2 incomes they can collect from. Any banks favorite radio station is WIFM: What s In it For Me....

Tips on Buying Cars: I need a new car, value of my car, dependable car
value of my car, dependable car, approximatly: Hey Dee, Yeah, sometimes it s cheaper to buy your way out of a bad situation, like you have here. By itself, being upside down on a car loan is not good. But when you consider all of the facts including what you ve already spent, potential ongoing repairs,...

Tips on Buying Cars: need to get rid of new car asap., buying new cars, mlitary
buying new cars, mlitary, autotrader: Hi Justin I could give you the run of the mill answer but you being in the service for your country deserve a proper answer and that means I need some more answers to guide you in the right direction. 1 ) is vehicle leased or financed 2 ) model and...

Tips on Buying Cars: need to sell car, nissan quest, several thousand dollars
nissan quest, several thousand dollars, alternative financing: The only way to completely transfer liability is to sell the vehicle. If you allow someone to just take over payments, then your parents will still be responsible for the loan. If they have to sell the vehicle because they re having trouble making the...

Tips on Buying Cars: negative equity, lower monthly payments, negative equity
lower monthly payments, negative equity, toyota sienna: Diana, there is no question here, that paying off early is the way to go when you compare the interest rates what you get to compared to what you pay. The problem here is most lenders don t allow extra payments to go against the current interest rate, which...

Tips on Buying Cars: negotiating, switchboard operator, fleet cars
switchboard operator, fleet cars, better business bureau: Hi Charley. Great question! Easy Answer. Do your homework about the exact, repeat exact, vehicle you want. Probably the best site is edmunds.com. Print out your question and my answer along with the research and the go to a dealer of your choice(check...

Tips on Buying Cars: negotiating sales price, suburu wrx, mr olsen
suburu wrx, mr olsen, silly waste: This should be very easy I would call you local large Suburu dealership and ask for the general sales manager, I would then explain the games the other guy tried and explain that you want the bottom line and you are paying cash. I would also go to autobytel.com...

Tips on Buying Cars: negotiating, dealer principals, selling used cars
dealer principals, selling used cars, destination charges: Hi Paul Congratulations...your the first one to ask about administration fees on allexperts...its a good question and a fee that in most cases is brought up after the price of vehicle has been accepted by purchaser...its really the last step for the salesperson...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car, right of rescission, nc dmv
right of rescission, nc dmv, bureau of motor vehicles: Hi Sandra, Great question, and one that Iíve been asked several times. Usually this is a result of a dealer Ďsellingí you what they want, and not necessarily what you want to buy. I have to start by telling you that, living in Texas, I am not familiar...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car, today is christmas, honda accord
today is christmas, honda accord, imperfection: Hello Amy, Please, whatever you do...contact the dealership over the phone and speak with your salesperson. If he/she is not available, ask for their manager. As a matter of fact, speak to the sales manager regardless. You never know when you re dealing...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car buy, exact car, car buy
exact car, car buy, shipping fees: It depends on how picky you are... if you want the EXACT car you want.. ordering it is the easiest way to get everything you want. Otherwise I d just buy what they have - unless they can guarentee not to tack on any processing fees... shipping fees.. etc.....

Tips on Buying Cars: new car/lease car, chase auto finance, kelly blue book
chase auto finance, kelly blue book, new car lease: Hi Bill, Short answer is that depending upon some variables the negative equity you have in your wife s car will add between $100 and $200 dollars per month to whatever lease payment you could otherwise get on a new vehicle. I hope that info helps you....

Tips on Buying Cars: new car/lease car, new car lease, loan duration
new car lease, loan duration, lower monthly payments: You have a few options, but I doubt you will like them too much... You can sell and lease a new car (but probably only after you have paid off what you owe on the subaru, but yes some finance company out there will let you do that.. just have to find the right...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car problem, blue paint, futhermore
blue paint, futhermore, odometer: Hi Mark I guess without asking you got a good reason for not checking out vehicle prior to final delivery The dealer will fix the problem but you have to be demanding, if your not satisfied with the final outcome contact me through my website http://www.usedcartips.org/...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car sales, 2003 chevrolet cavalier, new car sales
2003 chevrolet cavalier, new car sales, chevrolet cavalier: from their home page click on the model you want. This will give you the pricing information including, cost,retail and normal selling price. Do this for each model and you will have your comparison. You can also check for rebates, etc. Also if you keep...

Tips on Buying Cars: new car, nissan sentra, yaris models
nissan sentra, yaris models, hyundai accent: Hello, Well I will divide up my suggestions into two catagories: 1) New cars 2) Used cars This way i can suggest the best possible new cars that fit into your price range, AND some possible used cars you may wish to consider. 1) For 10-15 there aren...

Tips on Buying Cars: new cars, toyota camery, excellent cars
toyota camery, excellent cars, reliable cars: both are reliable cars...but can be pricy...i would look into subaru..i think they are one of the best cars you can buy...i own a honda and a subaru and they are both excellent cars....toyotas seem to rust out too quick but have engines that last forever.....

Tips on Buying Cars: new cars arrival at dealers, audi volkswagen, december 26th
audi volkswagen, december 26th, late september: Traditionally, car manufacturers have introduced the new model-year vehicles from late September to early-to-mid October. Ford often introduces important new models on December 26th. But anything goes nowadays, which is good and bad. No one really knows...

Tips on Buying Cars: new cars, toyota camery, keep up with the joneses
toyota camery, keep up with the joneses, designer jeans: Hi Angie after answering over 400 questions on allexperts it sure is strange my previous question from a consumer was also about having problems with a Taurus, i am going to write it off as a fluke as i really consider the Taurus good value for bucks along...

Tips on Buying Cars: new(used) car, subaru legacy outback, chevy impala
subaru legacy outback, chevy impala, mercury sable: Oh, so much to chose from, given those parameters....there s always the Accord and Camry very good cars, but their fine reputations may mean you d be paying more than you should. As long as we re talking Pacific-rim makes, the Mazda6 is worth looking at,...

Tips on Buying Cars: My new used car is a Nightmare!!, high interest rates, subject line type
high interest rates, subject line type, mail: Hi Marcelo Lets look at the negative, can you return the car or have you got any issue, sorry to be blunt, NO, you were not lucky buying a used car or you did not know the steps how to. Reading into your mail, $700. down and $6000. loan, this is not through...

Tips on Buying Cars: TYPO!new(used) car, lexus gs 300, lexus ls 400
lexus gs 300, lexus ls 400, lexus is300: You can get some pretty nice cars for ~15000 that are 2000+ models... are you looking for anything with performance? or just something that goes from point A to B.. and do you want luxury...? how many miles? The truth is you can get a 4 door BMW with 80,000...

Tips on Buying Cars: new(used)vehicle, korean quality, korean vehicles
korean quality, korean vehicles, domestic vehicles: Hi Barry Back in the late 80 s till 2000 I would have said imports with Japanese leading the way and stay away from Korean vehicles. Korean quality has come a long way and offer some excellent warranty s. Domestic vehicles such as Ford and GM have also...

Tips on Buying Cars: new or used, dodge ram 3500, independent mechanical inspection
dodge ram 3500, independent mechanical inspection, mail: Hi Randall There is no question in my mind the way to go is used unless you got money to burn, the key factor however will be to make sure you end up with valid value, follow my steps how I appraise a vehile for condition and value http://www.usedcartips.org/TESTDRI.html...

Tips on Buying Cars: Getting a non-auto loan to get a used car?, unsecured personal loan, unsecured loan
unsecured personal loan, unsecured loan, full coverage: Anything is possible- the true question is how LIKELY is it that you ll get an unsecured loan, which is what you re looking for. And I d have to say it s highly unlikely. The bank is looking for security if the loan should go unpaid- you d have to have superior...

Tips on Buying Cars: Odometer reading inconsistent, value finder, honda accord
value finder, honda accord, carfax report: Hi Vishal Buying a car 10 years old the odometer reading does not come into play compared to overall condition there are many vehicles with double the miles in better condition than some same models with half the miles As for price you can go edmonds.com...

Tips on Buying Cars: Other ways of getting out of a lease., getting out of a lease, sante fe
getting out of a lease, sante fe, hyundia: hi Jim Lets look at the negative facts first, sorry to say what your thinking is not going to work your in a lease for the full term and the dealership in question cant help you. No matter how I look at your question its going to cost you mega dollars...

Tips on Buying Cars: obligation, buyers remorse, money change
buyers remorse, money change, attorney general office: I m not a lawyer, and I don t know if this still applies, but I do remember this from my old business law classes: A contract for more than $500 must have money change hands for it to be binding. If you gave them no money, then it s my understanding that...

Tips on Buying Cars: Is there only one invoice price for the same vehicle?, invoice price, invoice prices
invoice price, invoice prices, ford products: As I said before, when I sold Ford products I found that the invoice pricing provided by CarsDirect.com was extremely accurate. If they have accurate pricing on Ford products, I have no reason to believe that the pricing they have for other manufacturers...

Tips on Buying Cars: ordering a 2007 nissan 350z, 2007 nissan 350z, nissan 350z
2007 nissan 350z, nissan 350z, daytona blue: I searched the two best sources for new-car pricing info (edmunds and carsdirect.com), and neither one mentions having to purchase certain options on any particular 350Z. On carsdirect you actually build the model you want, and if you try to order it incorrectly...

Tips on Buying Cars: The owner lied to me, collision repair facility, carfax report
collision repair facility, carfax report, private seller: Terribly cheated yes, but lucky as you dont seem to complain about the car. As for you having any recourse please read this web page on my website http://www.usedcartips.org/privatevsdealer.html I understand your concern had you had nothing but...

Tips on Buying Cars: PLEASE HELP!, median score, disability income
median score, disability income, best guess: your in a bad situation....if you need a car right away...and you have no money the only thing i can say is use you car as a trade in and as the down payment....but the dealer will not give you what your car is worth and will raise the price of the car higher...

Tips on Buying Cars: Please need some help, chrysler seabring, flood damaged cars
chrysler seabring, flood damaged cars, doge neon: hi, i would stay away from old Mazda s. The newer ones are good, but 2000 had many problems including tansmissions.I would consider the chrysler with the 67k miles if it is in your price range. Before purchasing, please check a carfax, it will tell you if...

Tips on Buying Cars: Price, classic car prices, mechanical inspection
classic car prices, mechanical inspection, buying cars: Good Morning, and thanks for your question. You re asking what many owners of classic cars already know--the price of these gems is not determined by traditional valuation methods. Like any commodity, classic car prices are set by market conditions...

Tips on Buying Cars: Price, fiero club, time auctions
fiero club, time auctions, older cars: kbb is not a good place to find value on older cars...the best way to find the true value of your vehicle is by going on a site like ebay and seeing what the market is for your car....see what people are paying for similar years and models....see if there...

Tips on Buying Cars: Price, fieros, many cars
fieros, many cars, kbb: How many miles are on your Fiero? Also, what state do you live in, some states require a dealers license to attend auctions. Also, it can be a risk to purchase @ auctions. We buy many cars at the auctions but we realize we have to spend money on everyone...

Tips on Buying Cars: Price, unusual cars, public auctions
unusual cars, public auctions, government auctions: Personally, I ve found KBB to be pretty accurate but on unusual cars like a Fiero, each one commands its owe price based on condition and options. A nationwide search of autotrader.com will show what folks are asking and you can go from there. As far as...

Tips on Buying Cars: Price, public auctions, hi doug
public auctions, hi doug, fieros: Hi Doug Your question sure brings back old memory s as my wife bought a Fiero back when GM first introduced them, and i think we paid around $ 12.000 for a 4 cyl and the 6 cyl GT was about $ 3.000 more... There is nowhere to find a true value for a car...

Tips on Buying Cars: Pricing, new car quote, kickbacks
new car quote, kickbacks, stephanie: Hi stephanie Sorry you cant without contact of some kind, keep in mind the dealer price dealer shows consumers is not the real price anyway as there are other kickbacks to dealers from Mfg. Having paid the best price becomes the key, go to this web page...

Tips on Buying Cars: Private owner purchase, consumer protection laws, private owner
consumer protection laws, private owner, private seller: The laws regarding the private sale of motor vehicles varies from state to state, so you ll have to check with VA to know for sure (the attorney general s office may be able to answer your question). Here in New York (home of the strongest consumer-protection...

Tips on Buying Cars: Proof of Income, excellent credit score, proof of income
excellent credit score, proof of income, responsible adult: If your credit score is high enough, most banks won t ask for proof of income or employment. They figure that, if you ve attained a high enough number, then you know what you re doing, you re a responsible adult, and they don t need any further proof. The...

Tips on Buying Cars: Proof of Income, high interest rates, excellent credit score
high interest rates, excellent credit score, proof of income: Hi Jalen A lender will not grand you a loan without proof of income as this amount will be determined as how much you can afford on payments. Working part time only my guess is you wont qualify unless you have a substantial down payment and if your credit...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchase auto off internet, bricks and mortar, volunteer helper
bricks and mortar, volunteer helper, traditional bricks: Hi, Thanks for your question, and I m happy to try and help. Let me start my answer with a question to you: how do you know if it s safe to purchase a new car from a traditional, local dealer? What most of us do in the traditional bricks and mortar...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchase of New Car, 2005 toyota corolla, toyota corolla
2005 toyota corolla, toyota corolla, buying a new car: Hey Jim Your Q really made me smile when you added...makes me think is there is something wrong with my plan... First shopping on the internet means someone most likely benefits being a third party, unless your dealing with the dealer directly You are taking...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a Car, confessions of a former car salesman, department of motor vehicles
confessions of a former car salesman, department of motor vehicles, sales receipt: Hi Alison, Thanks for your question about which state you pay taxes in for vehicles purchased out of state. My answers is--it depends. Hate to do this to you, but the best I can find out is, no surprise, it depends on the state you purchase from, and...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a car, purchasing a car, alison
purchasing a car, alison, sales tax: Unfortunately you will have to pay taxes when you register the car, but only for the place you register it... Tax here is 7.5%, if I bought a car in georgia (zero sales tax), i still have to pay that 7.5% when I get a tag here in florida. In short, you just...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a demo model, demo model, service customers
demo model, service customers, loaner: Hi Mike and thanks for the very interesting question. There are no set answers or formulas to determine the answer. As a GENERAL rule the discount on a demonstrator is determined by the dealer. If the dealer is offered some special deal my the manufacturer...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a Fleet Vehicle, ford service department, jim sears
ford service department, jim sears, factory warrantee: Hi Brian; Only two things stand out to me with the info that I have. The finance company, like most, is hesitant to lend on a commercial vehicle, unless your credit is good to excellent. If credit wasn t the issue, then perhaps the mileage on the vehicle is...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a New Car, purchasing a new car, leasing options
purchasing a new car, leasing options, months of the year: Hi Charles I been asked this same question so many times I finally added a web page about the subject to my website http://www.usedcartips.org/besttime.html I think you will find the answers your looking for. As for buying a car, study the site ,...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a New Car, purchasing a new car, leasing options
purchasing a new car, leasing options, worst time: I sold cars for twenty years, and I m STILL not sure if there s a best time of year to buy. I can tell you that the slowest time of year for the car-sales business is the two weeks before Christmas (the week between Xmas and New Years is quite busy, as...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a New or Used Vehicle, gmc duramax diesel, gm duramax
gmc duramax diesel, gm duramax, gmc yukon: I ve always been a big proponent of leasing (leased my first new car in 1983), because I think it s one of the best ways to purchase a new vehicle. In fact, if I want new I always find a way to lease it; if I want to own the vehicle, then I always buy used...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing new car, plan assistance, finance deals
plan assistance, finance deals, invoice price: Hi Gary and thanks for the question(s). I will try to help if I can. First, as to how many invoice prices; the dealer gets an actual invoice from the manufacturer that shows the price the dealer must pay for the vehicle. This is normally the amount a bank...

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing a salvaged car, 2005 toyota corrola, toyota corrola s
2005 toyota corrola, toyota corrola s, good cars: You don t give me much other information on the car, but if we assume average equipment/ mileage/ condition, I d say that $10,500 is just about double what the car is worth. Salvage titles make a vehicle very difficult to sell later, not to mention financing....

Tips on Buying Cars: Purchasing, importing cars, german cars
importing cars, german cars, audi dealership: Hi Chris, Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. I had knee surgery last week and had to take a few days off to recover. Great question! I donít have a comprehensive answer for you, but hope this helps. Iíve been driving German cars...

Tips on Buying Cars: paint sealants, paint sealants, vw passat
paint sealants, vw passat, automotive paints: Hi Diane and thanks for the question. While there are always exceptions a paint sealant on a modern car is usually a ripoff due to the quality and durability of modern automotive paints. This is normally just another profit for the dealer. VW has among...

Tips on Buying Cars: payments, 2008 toyota camry, social security number
2008 toyota camry, social security number, toyota camry: It s nearly impossible to get an auto loan in this country without first having an established credit record. Not your social security, but a history of paying other loans on time. Without such a record, banks and credit unions will require you to get another...

Tips on Buying Cars: petrol consumption, volkswagen golf 1, ford fiesta
volkswagen golf 1, ford fiesta, volkswagen golf: Hi Lorraine Yes i am still alive and well ( lol ) I am a little confused about your question however...you mention miles...i thought you were KM...?... Now me being in Canada and you in England how am i to know the cost of gasoline to figure your cost per...

Tips on Buying Cars: petrol usage, long distances, starting a new job
long distances, starting a new job, clue: Hi Rene When you use the word petrol I know your not from north america, therefore I have not got a clue as to what type names being used for varies models or makes at your location. My expertise is you getting valid value for your bucks, study my website...

Tips on Buying Cars: How to pick a good car, gabi gabi, mitsubishi eclipse
gabi gabi, mitsubishi eclipse, reliability ratings: Gabi, You have several problems. Fisrt, if your father is anything like mine good luck in getting him to change what he wants. Second, look to consumer reports, or something like that, to get an idea on reliability ratings. Honda, Toyota, and Nissan...

Tips on Buying Cars: please help, honda civic lx, doc fee
honda civic lx, doc fee, luck steve: Hello Trajah, Fist you did not tell me the mileage...Let us assume the miles are about 35-40,000 miles. I would start at $9600 add a doc fee of about $100.00 and check with your motorvehicle bureau what Conn. charges. Whatever the state charges, i would add...

Tips on Buying Cars: my pontiac loan, pontaic, negative balance
pontaic, negative balance, expensive car: Hi Jeff your about 3 to 4 grand up-side down and you realize your going no-where I like that, not to many consumers realize sometimes staying with a loan your no further ahead in the long run Your thinking is good get rid of the negative and get the loan...

Tips on Buying Cars: pontiac montana sv6, chrysler minivans, crash worthiness
chrysler minivans, crash worthiness, buick terraza: I don t want to say that this is the worst minivan you can but- you can certainly do better. It s not unusual for GM engines to leak coolant into the oil (due to bad head gaskets), but my bigger concern is with the crash-worthiness of the vehicle. The Montana...

Tips on Buying Cars: prelude, honda prelude, craking
honda prelude, craking, taking a chance: When you buy a car that is 18 years old you are always taking a chance. However, if you are satisfied with the price and the vehicle take it to a mechanic you trust and have him check it over carefully. A good deal is always where both parties are happy....

Tips on Buying Cars: purchase 1996 explorer vs 1996 cougar, chev malibu, 4wd system
chev malibu, 4wd system, system drains: Well, The malibu has low-ish miles, but the car itself isn t known for being very reliable... you are looking at: the explorer being more reliable but poorer gas mileage, malibu... not too reliable, cheaply built, but less miles and better mileage, and the...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchase a used car w/credit card, profit margins, company charges
profit margins, company charges, credit cards: Yes, but it is up to the dealership if they want to accept it. Profit margins are so thin on the sales side of most dealerships that few will accept a credit card for the full purchase because of the costs involved (the credit-card company charges 2-4% of...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchased a used car, windshield, paper work
windshield, paper work, selling price: With a trade involved, this gets complicated; they can say that they added $500 in value to your trade-in, etc... I d print out a copy of the online ad, take it with you and tell them you feel that this is the price they advertised, and that it should be...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchasing faulty used vehicle, chrysler 300m, 1999 chrysler 300m
chrysler 300m, 1999 chrysler 300m, manufacturers warranty: To my knowledge, you have no recourse in California under the Lemon Law unless the issue involves a manufacturerís warranty, recall or an extended warranty contract. Assuming that this vehicle was purchased as is , it sounds like this dealer has already...

Tips on Buying Cars: purchasing new car, cooling off period, bill of sale
cooling off period, bill of sale, new car: Hi Brian I requested a Zip or area from all Q s as the answers may differ, i dont have yours But i will answer it as it reply s most likely If you signed a bill of sale at a dealership...there is no cooling off period If you signed it at your home or...

Tips on Buying Cars: Question regarding buying an older used car., corvair coupe, corvair owners
corvair coupe, corvair owners, chevrolet corvair: You re asking this question of a very prejudiced person, as I happen to own the American equivalent of the VW Bug, the Chevrolet Corvair. If you don t insist on a convertible or one of the high-performance models, a Corvair coupe or sedan can be bought very...

Tips on Buying Cars: q, salvage title, initial value
salvage title, initial value, wasting your time: It depends on why the title is marked salvage. If you can take the car to a reputable and experienced body shop for an inspection, and that shop feels the car was repaired properly, then salvage-title cars can be a good buy. But this is almost never the...

Tips on Buying Cars: question.., ford contour, dealer ship
ford contour, dealer ship, luck steve: hi tony, first off, i like pontiac much better then ford, the ford has too many miles, is overpriced, and will probably cause you much grief. also, the pontiac is bigger then the contour, sorry to tell you it will be a bad decision to go for this vehicle...good...