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  3. Hi, I have a 2011 Kia Forte Ex with a 2.0l engine. It has 75,000 miles and has been kept up pretty well. I was wondering if the car is even worth turboing and if so, what parts do I need besides a turbo kit to make sure the engine isn’t going to have problems?
  4. BMW X3 lease

    I just got X3 yesterday, but I feel like I made mistake. I traded in my 2017 Honda accord coupe for 20000. I put 15000 down on the Honda since I had no credit when I get it. I still had 12000 to pay off. The BMW dealer suggested 20000 for trade in. I put 3000 down for the X3 and monthly payment is 520 and plus 150(bmw lease protection). My question is: 1. I am not really sure if I got it off a good deal or it was just a rip off because if it is I just want to return the car. 2. I live in Arizona and I had crazy people scratch my car and run, flat tiresssss, windshield cracks, lots of rock on the highway made huge dents on my cars. None of these were covered by my insurance except the windshield. Was it a clear choice to get the bmw lease protection plan? It includes tire protections, dents and ding protections so the dealer told me I have nothing to worry about when I return the car after 3 years. Do I really need it?
  5. 2018 BMW X3 lease deal?

    I just got X3 yesterday, but I feel like I made mistake. I traded in my 2017 Honda accord coupe for 20000. I put 15000 down on the Honda since I had no credit when I get it. I still had 12000 to pay off. The BMW dealer suggested 20000 for trade in. I put 3000 down for the X3 and monthly payment is 520 and plus 150(bmw lease protection). My question is: 1. I am not really sure if I got it off a good deal or it was just a rip off because if it is I just want to return the car. 2. I live in Arizona and I had crazy people scratch my car and run, flat tiresssss, windshield cracks, lots of rock on the highway made huge dents on my cars. None of these were covered by my insurance except the windshield. Was it a clear choice to get the bmw lease protection plan? It includes tire protections, dents and ding protections so the dealer told me I have nothing to worry about when I return the car after 3 years. Do I really need it?
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  7. questions to ask every used car dealer

    Thanks for the advice. You're amazing. would take all your words. Thanks a lot for the big help. :)
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  11. I have a 1997 Buick lesabre custom and I recently started having a major issue with the car. I was driving on the interstate one day when I try to switch in the cruise control and I just sputtered out and started losing power while I was driving down the interstate it ended up breaking down on me and every time I hit the gas pedal to accelerate it sputters really bad and loses power sometimes it will cut off whenever it comes to a low idle. I replaced everything from the fuel filter fuel pump redid the vacuum lines tried seafoam injector cleaner taking them off and then cleaning injectors the fuel pressure is good so now I’m all out of ideas I’m pretty sure it might be a air leak or something else but every time I press the gas it sputters out does anybody have any ideas what might be happening I have a v6 3800 series engine
  12. Buying a car can be an exciting and thrilling process, especially if it’s your first time to do so. So which one should choose? It all depends on your financial standing and personal situation. Consider the points below: Buy a new car if: You want your car in the best condition possible You want to have warranty You have to have the latest automotive technology You prefer better insurance options You’re looking for utmost safety Buy a second hand car if: You have a limited budget You don’t want to think about depreciation You want more affordable insurance rates You want a low cost-to-resale ratio You have very specific taste
  13. Can't decide on a Muscle Car

    Thanks! That's exactly what I thought. I really love the car, but didn't buy it yet due to the potential electrical system damage. I let the salesman know that I'm interested in the car, but the "electrical system checks" makes me not want to buy it. If the salesman decreases the price significantly, then I'll get it checked out by a mechanic before I buy it. The dealership is 1 hour away, and I don't know any mechanics in the area. I really, really, really want the car! But I'm not getting suckered into buying a busted car. lol I don't trust car salesmen at all! I don't know much about cars, and am unsure how it could be an engine or transmission issue. Thanks again, and enjoy your GT!
  14. I need help on picking out a car

    Hi Darth, I'm not sure what the reliability is for either car. I've heard from friends that Ford/Mustangs are not reliable at all and begin needing repairs during early miles. I haven't done my own research or ever owned a Mustang to verify this, but still considered buying a Mustang knowing that it might only last 100k miles before it has major problems. I'm unsure about a Saab. You can find out the insurance cost in about 2 minutes by going to an insurance website and typing in your information. 10+ years ago, it used to take over 30 minutes on a call with giving your social security number to check the insurance prices. Now, it really only takes 2 minutes on their websites, and you can even remove the insurance features that you're not interested in to lower your potential monthly payment. I tried to do this for you, but these websites asked for my address and other personal information. The prices may vary based on your location. I used Progressive from around 1993 - 2014, and paid about $1,200/year for full-coverage for a 1998 Sunfire. I used Geico from 2014-2018, and paid about $600/year for limited liability coverage for a 2002 Camaro. Full-coverage is currently about $900 for my 2002 Camaro through Geico. The insurance cost would vary for each car based on their values'. I heard that older cars may sometimes cost more than more recent cars since they're more dangerous on the road, but I'm assuming this is only for full coverage. I'm assuming minimal coverage would cost about $600/year and full-coverage would cost about $900/year, similar to what Geico quoted me for my Camaro. You could also call them to find out what discounts they give, such as going to driver's ed or having a college degree.
  15. Can't decide on a Muscle Car

    @Brandon9 Yea Challengers have GT AWD and have 5 more HP on the crank compare to the Charger GT's at least on the latest years. Not much of a difference but hey more is better. In terms of the car you are considering to buy, electrical problems are really messy. If you don't have a good mechanic which you can pay to check the car, I'd say don't ever trust a used car salesman. They'll lie to the bones to sell the car to you. Especially once they get to know that you really want the car. Be VERY careful. He can be concealing a bigger problem(engine, transmission etc...), might not be even electrical, with the small issue. Get the car checked very good. I can't say much but I wish you the best of luck !!!
  16. Hyundai Tiburon Good First Car?

    About 12 years ago, my mom bought a used Tiburon and drove it for about 5 years. Nothing at all went wrong with the car during the 5 years. It was a really nice car. I forget the year and don't know the miles on the car. This is just my experience, but I would get more data.
  17. Can't decide on a Muscle Car

    I'm glad you got an AWD car and in the color that you wanted. A new one better yet! Great buy! I currently work from home, but am still considering an AWD or FWD muscle car. When I had to drive in to the office, most of the days we would have off. I would have to drive in mild snow about 5 days/year. I don't have my 3 step-kids anymore, but it was funny/scary when the little one got smarter and learned how to get out of his car seat and stand up in the convertible. I had to drive with the top up or one hand on him ever since that lol! I'm about to buy a 2015 AWD Charger, but the Carfax says the electrical system was checked twice. The car dealership says the mechanic said that the backup camera was checked and repaired once. Then, the car was checked again for the broken backup camera, a new backup camera was delivered to the shop but not repaired due to the warranty ending, and then the leasing company sold the car to the dealership. The backup camera worked when I test drove the car. I really want the car, but don't believe the salesman. I'm afraid that there could be other electrical damage to the car, and that the dealership is only reporting a smaller issue to mask a larger issue. What do you think? I didn't know that Challengers had AWD. I'll have to look into these models too. Thanks!
  18. questions to ask every used car dealer

    What's your lowest offer? Can I see the CarFax? If you find something that stands out on the CarFax or something wrong with the car like a dent or high miles, ask "How much will you take off because of...?" Check services done on the Carfax and the number of owners. Is the car certified? (If it has just a basic warranty, it probably won't cover much. If it's certified, it covers a lot.) Ask again "What's your lowest offer?" If they can sense that you're new with buying cars, they might not come down in price so easily. I often have to ask them to come down in price 5+ times. If you want to risk the car not selling, you could wait 1+ weeks and then call back to see if they go down in price after you left the dealership 1+ weeks later. The longer the car's on the market, the more they go down in price. Also, you can't really ask any questions like "is there anything wrong with the car?" They'll lie to you and usually say no or mention something minor just to sell the car. Do your research with the CarFax and check everything out on the car yourself. Take the car to your mechanic to check it out if needed. Just as important as asking questions is how to answer questions the salesman asks you. If you're asked how much or the range you want to spend on a car, always say I don't know yet. If you give your honest price and it's close to the lowest price or above they would sell the car for, then they won't go down in price. You could lowball them by saying like $10,000 if you were looking for a $15,000 car, but it's still safer not to answer this question. If you need to buy a car immediately, always tell them that there's no rush to buy a car. If you tell them that you need to buy a car immediately, they won't go down in price as much. If they ask you if you're trading a car in, tell them you're not sure yet. If they ask you why you're not sure, tell them because you haven't decided yet -- keep it vague. If you're planning on trading in your car, mention it AFTER you already got a price quote that you're happy with on the car that you're buying. Telling them that you would like to trade in your car before negotiating a price will give them a little bit of leverage since they can say that you can save $X by trading in your car. They'll usually sell their cars for about 10% less than the listed price -- sometimes more, sometimes less. Summary: Tell the salesman as little information as possible. Instead of asking these questions to the salesman, research the reasons yourself why it might not be a good idea to buy the car. Don't trust anything the salesman says about the car. Most answers will be lies or important questions will be avoided. Read the contract instead of trusting the salesman.
  19. Carfax Opinions + Car to Buy?

    The car dealership said "the electrical system was checked initially due to the backup camera not working, and it was repaired. The electrical system was checked a second time for the backup camera not working again. The leasing company sold the car shortly after. They ordered a new backup camera to install, but didn't have it installed since it was no longer covered under the warranty." When I test drove the car for 15 minutes, the backup camera worked fine. Is there anything that I should be cautious for if I were to buy the car? I'm a bit paranoid about buying a $20,000 car that would break in a few months.
  20. Hey all, I’m new and appreciate any insight offered for my 2002 Ford E-150 RWD v-6. About three weeks ago I had a seized wheel bearing on my driver side front cause some serious scarring on the spindle. I took it to a shop after much noise and strange driving for about 8 miles. A piece of the wheel bearing had to be cut off the spindle and I was informed that the spindle was damaged and difficult to replace since another would either have to come from the Ford factory where it’s likely discontinued or a junk yard. Also the spindle replacement would cost quite a bit ($700+), or they could grind the spindle to be slightly smaller in diameter and remove the scarring for about half the price and I’d have to be ok with a spindle that wouldn’t line up exactly with the new bearing placed on it. I opted for augmenting the spindle and saving some money/time. Fast forward to yesterday and I went into Midas to get the passenger side wheel bearing replaced and luckily so because the bearing was already beginning to fall apart. While getting this bearing replaced they alerted me to play in my front driver side bearing, one mentioned above, and I told them about the failed bearing and work around solution and how this was likely the reason it showed slight play due to the bearing and spindle fit not being perfect. The mechanic said the previous work I had done made my vehicle dangerous and he would never opt for such a work around solution. My question is is this work around solution as dangerous as the second mechanic made it sound and what should I watch out for as I embark on a 800 mile trip? The Midas mechanic, second, said their company policy doesn’t allow for such solutions because of liability. The first mechanic said there is no real way to know how long the changed spindle will last and I even had to sign a form acknowledging the change to a factory part. There is no noise now but I’d like to know what to watch out for on my trip. I feel the outside of the bearing assembly especially after highway driving and after about 20 miles it’s not too hot to touch but just mildly warm. I expected that to be normal since there is friction even in a perfect bearing. Thanks and any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
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  22. Is a Hyundai tiburon a good first car? There are a couple cheap tiburons in my area and I was wondering if it was a good first car. There are V6 models and i4 models available for 4,000$.
  23. Subaru crossteck 2018 or Honda Civic 2018

    Hi maybe some of you know about https://dsrleasing.com/car-listings/ do they have good deals?
  24. Is leasing Lexus CT200 a good deal

    Hey in case you live somewhere in CA would you know anything about https://dsrleasing.com? I am also planning to lease a car this year and would like to get feedback on their dealership thanks.
  25. First of all for which car parts you are willing to buy? So if your car is Japanese then it will be better to check in domestic market in Japan. If you are not living there then you can always check over internet who exports spare parts. There are lots of 100% trust worthy companies with whom you can deal with.
  26. Purchasing a car for family is one of the most important part for daily necessary transportation. Now as there are option to purchase car from showroom which is call brand new or o mileage car, or a second hand car. There are 2 different experience on this parts. 1. Brand New Car: If you have good financial condition and can buy a car with total 100% cash or by bank loan which you can control then you can go for the new one. You will get total new experience and better performance for you and for the rest of your family. The mileage of the car will be great and as the car is 0 mileage you have to drive really carefully so that the car get stable with the road. You will get couple of free servicing from the company and if you face any small issues then the company will support you. 2. Second Hand Car: Selecting second hand car is not that bad at all. You can get almost new condition car which can perform like new once if the car were maintain well by first owner. You will also get good mileage depending on the car condition. Sometime you will get higher mileage car but don't get confused because mileage does not matter. If the car engine in good condition then you will get better performance in any mileage of the car. Now you will not spend your total life with one car only. So if you based on your financial condition you can select rather you want the new once or the second one. But remember you can always save money if you buy second hand good cars.
  27. Off-road

    Now a days there are many companies who are offering best quality of tires. Basically not all tires are suitable for all kind of roads. As you have interest on Off-Road first you have to find out the road condition where you are planning to go. Locate the bad areas of the road and try to find out tires with best grip.
  28. Based on your business you have to select your vehicle. If you are planing to transport lots of goods then small pick up or trucks under 1000 KG will be best. If you deliver reanimate food then a sedan or SUV or mini or nano car's will be best for you. But if you will use the vehicle for you only means you will only use for your own transport to visit places for office purpose then you can go for SUV. The reason for SUV is it will create a good impact on the status. For example over internet there is a site of SUV ( Subaru Forester For Sale ). https://carfromjapan.com/cheap-used-subaru-forester-for-sale-year2008 You can select those types of cars as the car price is also lower. But as there are many SUV, Sedan, Truck, Mini- Truck, Mini-Bus etc are available in both internet and domestic market you can always compare and can chose the best option for you. Hope this will be more helpful for you.
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