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  • HELP Please! Should I buyout my lease (car was repoed) or buy another car?

    Need some help with the decision of buying out a lease on my car, which was repossessed. Before I give you the details, here is some info on myself, which I think may have an impact on your advice. Personal Info: Age: 26 Employed making roughly $3,200/mo. after tax. Rent: $1,000.00 per month My credit score went from ~698 to ~590 from June till today because (I was lazy) I had to go on short term leave and have (2) surgeries on my foot from an incident at the beach and did not take care of my bills/car, which got my car repoed. Car Info (During Initial Purchase): Chevrolet Malibu 2014 1LT Purchase price (Brand New): ~$24,000.00 Lease Info through GM Financial 36 Month Lease – 15,000 Miles per year Money Down: $2,000.00 Monthly Payment: $237.00 Car info now: Good Shape other than damage to back *see details below. Miles: ~45,000 Buyout Price: $10,641.32 Repo Fees: $750 Total: $11,391.32 Kelly Blue Book Trade in Value: Roughly $10,051.00 Issues: My credit score is bad, but my brother will cosign for it and his credit score is roughly 675. There is damage to the back of the car, roughly $1,500 to $2,000 worth. If they take the car back, I am assuming I will also have to pay for that damage. If this is not the case, please let me know. I have $1,500.00 I can put on a/the car right now and still be okay financially. Should I purchase the above vehicle or no? The car is overvalued with the repo fees, etc but the damage on the back concerns me.
    5 answers 2 days ago Buying & Selling
  • My friends kicker 10" subwoofer sounds louder than my kicker 12" subwoofer?

    Ok, my friend has a Kicker CompR 500w subwoofer. Box is 1.8 cubic feet. My subwoofer is a Kicker Classic Solo Baric S12C to be exact, with the same size box and dimensions. Although, his shakes his car and sounds super loud. Mine sounds loud, but not as much and does not shake my car like his does. I drive a Toyota rav4 2017. His car is a Volkswagen hatchback. What am I missing here? What is the problem?
    6 answers 4 days ago Car Audio
  • Do I have to change my oil after 3,000 miles?

    They say you should change your oil every 3,000 miles or every 3 months but I drove over 3,000 miles in just over a month. Can I go any further or should I continue to keep getting my oil changed every 3,000 miles?
    21 answers 15 hours ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • I got into a car accident. Am I at fault?

    I had a green light and was driving when I heard an ambulance a car atleast 4 cars ahead of me slammed on their breaks in the middle of the intersection and caused 4-5 cars to rear end eachother. I slammed on my breaks to keep from colliding with them but I couldn’t stop in Time. When I hit the car I went forward and now my shoulders,neck and head are starting to hurt. Am I at fault for not stopping ontime ?
    33 answers 3 days ago Insurance & Registration
  • What are the early warning signs that indicates that your car's starter needs to be changed?

    I drive a 2007 Honda Civic coupe. Sometimes when I start my car the starter gives a bit of a slow start. Sometimes it may act as if it is not working but after a few seconds the engine will turn over. Does this mean I have to change my starter?
    34 answers 2 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • What should I do if there was no police report filed?

    My boyfriend got in a car accident with my car while I was in school, the guy was at a QT gas pump and was on his phone and ran into the driver side door of my car while my boyfriend was waiting for someone else in front of him to move. My door no longer opens from the outside and theres a huge dent and scratches. The guy admitted to being at fault and we did an insurance claim but there was no police report filed and his insurance wants my insurance info. I now don't know what to do because I don't want my insurance to go up because we weren't at fault.
    13 answers 2 days ago Insurance & Registration
  • What do you think would be the optimal cruising altitude for a midsize business jet and why?

    12 answers 2 days ago Aircraft
  • Person I hit filed an insurance claim under my insurance. Is this legal?

    I was driving on the freeway and this Mercedes in front of me slammed its brakes and I did too, but I ended up rear ending her vehicle. We exchanged info and we "agreed" that she would take it to her mechanic and I would pay the bill. We drove off and that was that. Two weeks later I get a call from my insurance company stating if I was in an accident and if the car I drive is a Mercedes. I said no, I drive a Toyota. Then he said that Jane Doe was the one that filed the insurance claim with my insurance stating that her Mercedes was hit. I told him I was John doe and my Camry was the one that hit the Mercedes and the insurance he was calling from was my insurance and that Jane Doe had a different insurance company. Confused, the guy told me that he would get back to me because he didn't understand What was going on, I asked him why she would file an insurance claim under my insurance and putting her vehicle on my insurance and he said he didn't know and would get back to me. I'm really confused myself as to how this could happen in the first place, can someone do something like this or is it illegal? If this information helps, I do remember that she told me that she didn't want to get anyone involved was because she had a ticket on her record or something like that. She told me this when the accident had occurred.
    11 answers 2 days ago Insurance & Registration
  • Turns (driving)?

    Hi I’m currently in the process of getting my drivers license. My question is, as I’m turning the wheel towards the direction I want to go, as I’m braking do I also accelerate a little as I turn? I heard you should go 15mph as you turn. Thank you.
    11 answers 2 days ago Insurance & Registration
  • What does it mean if a car battery needs a jump start once - then starts perfectly fine?

    I had to call breakdown company last night when my car wouldn t start. Turns out it was a flat battery. The mechanic got me going with his powerpack and I made my journey. Later last night it started again, and again today, numerous times. I m just confused as to why this might happen! I thought once a battery died it would need replaced. This one appears to have resurrected!
    15 answers 20 hours ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • I have a battery charger do I use red to red and black to black?

    16 answers 1 day ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • What happens when you unknowingly buy stolen car from private party from craigslist and got to know only while title transfer in DMV office?

    14 answers 19 hours ago Insurance & Registration
  • How can I get a car if I don't have a job, I need a car?

    36 answers 3 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Car only starts with jump?

    My car just got jumped and it started up ...my roadside assistance said his meter was reading that I had 12 volts in my battery which is normal. Strangely when I turned my car off and tried to turn it back on without the jump it began to click again . Lights and electrical system come on but car wont crank over and makes this clicking sound. What could be the issue ?
    44 answers 4 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Did I put Diesel or Petrol in my Diesel car?

    This will sound a weird one, I have an 06 diesel car now and I cant remember for the life of me if I have put diesel or petrol in it when I filled up yesterday. I put about 65 quid worth in it (my car estimated I had about 20 miles worth in it before I did). I drove around for about 10-15 miles after I did it over diffferent journeys during the day. I havent noticed anything and my car started today (although I havent driven it as I am too scared). Personally think I am being over cautious just have the fear Any recommendations on how to check or if I had would the car already be wrecked.
    15 answers 22 hours ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • What was the nicest car you have ever been inside of and have you ever oiled a bicycle chain?

    27 answers 4 days ago Other - Cars & Transportation
  • If a car is going 60-70 mph and crashes head on with another car, could the person in the other car die?

    12 answers 13 hours ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Expert car mechanics or tire experts, how come the side of my tires have hairline cracks? I always maintain my recommended psi?

    Best answer: It's called weather/ozone cracking. Usually cosmetic, but they can be very deep.

    Maintaining PSI will not prevent the cracks from appearing. Can happen on newer tires as well, because cause is not age. Typical reasons are exposure to ozone (from generators or other electrical machinery (can happen if you store your car in a shop garage with electrical machines), sun, high temperatures and crappy, low-cost wheel dressings, sprays or even car wash soaps.
    13 answers 20 hours ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Is there a way to declare abandoned cars?

    If you see a car that has remained someplace public, or someplace that isn't a house (side of a road, or in a parking lot) for a year plus, and has not been moved or anything to the point when dust is accumulating on it. Is there a way to claim the car? I'm asking because at my apartment in the visitor parking spots there are 3 cars that have been sitting for a year plus. 1 doesn't have a tag, another does, and the last one has a test drive tag on it. These cars seem to be in a visibly good condition. Is there a way I can claim these cars. If so how?
    10 answers 5 hours ago Other - Cars & Transportation
  • Hello expert car mechanics, how do i make my CVT transmission on my toyota corolla 2016 last?

    Best answer: It will be fine - they aren't anymore prone to breakdown than any other automatic transmission. Nissan even extended warranty on the Murano to 100k miles. My wife's 04 went well into the 100K with no trans problems and that was on a relatively high power V6.
    Just drive normally follow the service intervals in the owners manual and it will all be good.
    16 answers 3 days ago Maintenance & Repairs