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Selling a Car with an Open Recall


Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience. 

should i keep my car with blue smoke and a broken odometer

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Faithful Truck?


Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?

Ending relationship with car dealer

Say Anything: Breaking Up with Your Car Dealer


Car dealers communicate like high school boyfriends desperately trying to save a relationship.

Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.
craigslist dog photo

PHOTO PHAIL: These Craigslist Ad Photos Do More Harm Than Good


You might not think a good photo is important, but it is. A decent photo of a car in a Craigslist ad will sell your car for more money. A photo that shows your old gym bag and YooHoo bottles in the trunk will not.

should i bother fixing an engine in a 12 year old car

Today: Is Cathy Stuck With Son's Sebring?


Cathy's son moved to Europe and left his 2001 Chrysler Sebring with his mother. Problem is, the engine imploded only a few weeks after his departure. They still owe a few payments on the car and now Cathy's not sure what to do with it once it's paid off. What will Tom and Ray reccomend? 

Selling a damaged Plymouth Voyager

How do I sell a car for parts?


Barbara gave the rear of her 1998 Plymouth Voyager Minivan a huge wedgie by backing into a cement post, but the engine is still in good shape. How should she go about selling this car for parts?

should i pay to fix the shift lock override

Should Bev fix her '00 Ford Escort before she puts it up for sale?


I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 with 110,000 miles and an automatic transmission. It starts fine, but I cannot get it out of park unless I stick a screwdriver in the shift lock override slot while turning the key. That's a...

what should i do in advance if i want to sell my car on my own

Plan on selling a used car, or know someone who is? Check out Tom and Ray's advice to Denise.


I am planning to buy a 2006 Subaru Forester this year and don't want to deal with the trade-in hassle and rip-off, so I'm thinking about selling my five-speed Subaru 1997 Impreza Outback Sport privately. I'm a little wary about the whole...

why do the car talk guys tell buyers to use the dealer invoice number as a fair price to negotiate for

Come on you guys I just read your most recent...


Come on you guys I just read your most recent column about buying a new car I sell cars for a living Although I realize everyone wants that good deal out there why do you advise people that the dealer...


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