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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
What type of vehicle is right for you?
Sedans, coupes, convertibles, minivans, crossovers, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs, and pickups. Let us help you decide which to choose.
Helpful Tips When Buying Your Next Used Car
Checking the service history, getting a vehicle history report, and a pre-purchase inspection are all helpful tips to get the best deal possible.
Should You Buy a Car With a Lien On It?
Buying a new car is a losing proposition. “But wait,” you say. “Look at all the bells and whistles this car has. It’s worth every dollar.” According to Edmunds, after the...
Should I Buy a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry?
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been the best-selling cars for 20 years due to their quality and reliability. Find out which is best for you.
How to Choose a Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Due to a recent surge in popularity, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is making a comeback. Since the vehicle was manufactured only throughout the sixties, seventies, eighties,...
How to Find Out if a Car Has a Lien on It
Buying a used car can be a tricky proposition. It requires a diligent search, test drives, and plenty of legwork to find the right car. One step that should never...
How to Know How Much to Ask for Your Used Car
If you have a car that you no longer want, there are a few ways to get rid of it. You can donate it or gift it to someone, sell...
How to Advertise Your Used Car With a Window Display
To have more success when trying to sell your vehicle it is necessary to advertise it even when you are on the go. In addition to cleaning your vehicle...
How to Know What to Look for in a Car Ad
When you are in the market for a used car, you’ll need to sort through advertisements and sales flyers in order to choose the right car for you. Car...
Top 10 Used Cars to Avoid
Used car reviews can highlight poor performance, bad design, and low quality. The Suzuki XL-7 is the number one used car to avoid.
The Top 10 Used Cars That Get the Fewest Traffic Tickets
Some used cars are more prone to getting traffic tickets than others. Range Rovers and BMW 320is have been recorded to get the least tickets.
How to Know If a Used Car Is a Good Deal
When you need to buy a used car, it can be quite difficult to sift through the thousands of used cars for sale...
How to Search Your Car for Contraband
Out of all the nightmare scenarios that people play through their minds during their commutes, getting into legal trouble for unknown contraband found in your car is...
How to Locate Cars for Sale by Private Sellers
When shopping for a used car, dealership may not always be an option. Maybe your credit is not good enough, or you cannot afford to pay...
How to Check the Quality of a Used Car
If you’re looking to purchase a car, buying a used vehicle is a great way to save money. Used cars are usually cheaper than new ones and you may...
How to Create a Bill of Sale for Selling Your Car
A bill of sale is especially important when selling high-value items like used cars. You will need a computer, printer, photo ID, and a notary public.
What are The Best Used Cars to Buy?
When it's time for Americans to buy their next vehicle, the overwhelming consensus is to go used. At the end of 2015, used car sales figures more than doubled...
How to Buy a Classic Pontiac
Whether you want to buy a classic Pontiac for yourself or as a gift, here are some tips on buying one for a great value.
How to Find a Manual for a Used Car
If you have lost your vehicle's owner's manual, there are various ways to access one. This includes contacting the dealer or requesting one online.

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How do I know if a used car is a good deal?
Hi there. Buying a used car can be a daunting task with all the unknowns. There are several websites available that can provide you with a baseline value of the intended purchase. You may find what seems like a great...
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My car has a lot of mileage. Is it road worthy?
Every single part on a motor vehicle will eventually fail or "wear out", and often parts will fail multiple times over the vehicle's life (for example, tires, brakes, rotors, water pumps, oil seals, timing belts, bulbs, hoses, and so forth)....
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$500 Car - 1986 Ford Escape
A car that only costs $500 could possibly have a lot of problems that would cost more than the value of the car for only one repair. You may want to take a chance to purchase the vehicle as is...
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Spike in costs around 120,000 miles?
Hi there. Your question of what to expect in service costs is difficult to answer. There are variables involved, whether the vehicle was driven hard by the previous owner(s), or whether the vehicle has had maintenance performed at the recommended...
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I am trying to buy a car but I don't know if it is a good one or not
Hi there. Being able to tell if a vehicle is good or not is not possible by simply looking at a report. Sometimes, repairs are performed by shops that do not report to inspection companies, such as Carfax. There are...
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Possible exhaust leak - 1998 Ford Mustang
Hi there. Most of the time Mustangs tend to have exhaust leaks on the wide pipe where the pipe connects to the manifolds. The part that usually burns up is called a donut. Other times, there are exhaust leaks on...
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Hello, my husband and I are considering purchasing a 1985 GMC Sierra Suburban. It has only had 1 owner and has 63K miles.
This model truck in general has a good history, with no Federal Recalls recorded, and no apparent dealer technical service bulletins. If the truck spent any time in Pennsylvania in the winters, it should be checked for salt or other...
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Is the Chrysler Sebring a good car?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. For the most part, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring is a decent used car. However, like any other used vehicle, the overall condition of the vehicle is largely based on the previous owner and how...
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Car recommendations for a College bound kid?
Hi Cathy, thanks for writing in. Thanks for your question and good for you to be responsible to carefully research safe vehicle choices for your daughter. The widely respected publication "Consumer Reports" has an annual issue that contains comprehensive used...
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I want to buy an Infiniti G35X with 160,000 miles
Hey there. The G35X is an AWD vehicle or All-Wheel-Drive vehicle and is one of Infiniti's best models in my opinion. I would check to see just how much service history you can dig up to make sure all of...
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Bought a 1999 Chevy Z71 for very cheap. The transmission is out. How should this be fixed?
Hi there. The 4l60e transmission could have two things wrong with it. Either the park arm is not disengaging inside the transmission making the transmission load up but not rotate the drive shaft or the transmission is low on oil....
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Advice on buying an 2007 Infiniti G35 due to maintenance
As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times,...
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Check Engine Light and O2 sensor on a used car
Hi there. Assuming the vehicle Check Engine Light is an O2 sensor code does not necessarily mean the O2 sensor is at fault. It could be an electrical fault in the O2 sensor circuit(s). I highly recommend that you have...
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How much will body damage repairs cost to a 2013 Mazda 3 - right front door, right fender
For assessment and estimates on repairing bodywork, this task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. They are trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and the costs to repair. Contact a...
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Infiniti G35 OR G37
Hello. I think your decision will come down to your personal tastes. The G37 is the newer model, has a bigger engine, more power and is a little more advanced than the G35. At 100k there are a few things...
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What repairs are likely in years 5 - 10? - 2012 Audi A4 Quattro
Hello. This is a relatively trouble-free vehicle and attention to normal maintenance will help you avoid large expenses. Always use synthetic oil, since this is a turbocharged engine. Be sure to change timing belt components at the recommended intervals. Fuel...
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He wanted $2900, he came down to $2400. Is it a good deal? Is there anything wrong with this year if Kia cars?
When purchasing a vehicle, you want to do a research on the vehicles in that general area and see what the main maintenance problems that the vehicles have. If the seller drops 500 off of the price, then the vehicle...
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I want to purchase a used car - which option is better?
Hi there. That's a good question you've presented. However, there is no way for us to see the vehicle from the "Ask a Mechanic" forum. You have two options, both of which could be very reliable vehicles. The unknowns are...
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Considering purchasing, however, I am leery of possible high maintenance costs associated with this vehicle. Dependable? High maintenance?
Going from a BMW 135i to a 2014 Porsche Cayenne will obviously cost more in maintenance through the years. From special procedures during repairs, more expensive parts and higher labor costs, you can only expect the upkeep costs to go...
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I live in Dubai. I would like to know if a 2009 Mazda CX-9 is easier to maintain compared to a 2009 Ford Explorer.
Hi there: This is a very good question. The best way to determine which one is easier to maintain, you might want to research car reviews on Edmunds.com for consumer reports on the Mazda and Ford you're looking at purchasing....

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