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  • Hi Host! I really need your help! I'm tryin to avoid spending money that I may not have to spend on our 2002 trailblazer. But I don't know how to manually diagnostic the blazer myself.

    My daughter told me to turn the key on and off 3 times without starting it and then if it's something in the elecrical system? A sensor maybe? Then it will come across where the odometer is or across the radio screen? Is this true, can I find out what is wrong by doing this?

    One day I was really mad and I sped up and slowed down a couple times on the highway, yeah real dumb thing to do for sure. But all of a sudden after a few hours of drivin, I got lost had to stop and try to find my way.

    Then I lost power. The accelator seemed to not do anything, like the transmission gears weren't shifting. I couldn't get no faster than 40 mph. and I was on a highway, thank God the traffic was slow due to the time of day, anyways I barely made it back home. My husband doesn't know a thing about these types of vehicles.

    I really really would appreciate some guidance here if you have time!!! PLEASE!!!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I think your best bet would be to ask the folks in Chevy Trailblazer - Loss of power.

    Good luck!

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,182
    Try asking in the Hyundai Elantra Maintenance and Repair discussion.

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  • bjc2bjc2 Posts: 28
    where is the fuel filter located on a 2001 elantra?
    thanks for any help.
  • i am about to pull ahead with the end of my 04 cadillac up-i've leased with GMAC for my last 4 vehicles 3 saturns and the cadillac. Ive never been late on a payment. However, this past 2 years ive had some financial difficulty and my credit isnt 5 star if you will.

    Does GMAC have a fixed APR on their leases-i am looking at 48 mo w/15 miles again. Looking at the 08 Chevy Impala or another Cadillac CTS via GMAC.

    or the Dodge Charger SXT, Kelly BB has New Car Value at 25K not sure who their leasing goes through-but they have a 2000 lease money back that i'll use for down payment.

    Where can I find out what cars are in high demand?

    Are the leasing APR based on your credit score?
  • Why can't I see an option for posting a new discussion? I'd like to post in this forum (car shopping) about the 3 vehicles I'm considering and can't seem to find a way to post a new discussion. I'm usually relatively forum savvy but am feeling pretty stupid right now. Thanks for your help!
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    These three links should help:
    Cadillac CTS Lease Questions
    Chevrolet Impala Lease Questions
    Dodge Charger Lease Questions
    Post your query about each car in the appropriate discussion, and Car Man will get to you as quickly as he can with the numbers on each.

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  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    For boards where a discussion can be added, it is at the top of the discussion listing, underneath the gray page bar.

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  • So since I can't see the add discussion in this forum, no new discussions can be added?

    Any advice on where to post this topic:
    Trying to decide between Saturn Aura - Chevrolet Malibu - Saturn VUE

    Thanks for your help!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,182
    Try asking in the General Questions about Leasing Vehicles discussion.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,017
    boxycass..

    You could also try posting in:

    Please help me decide between...

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    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hi boxycass! Go to the Saturn Aura group. You should see the Add Discussion button there. You can start your discussion, being sure to add all the appropriate categories (you'll see that as you go through the steps). Then KarenS, the board host, will make sure it shows up in the other two groups as well.

    Hope this helps!
  • What do leasing companies look for in a credit report while trying to approve a lease? what are the chances of a first time buyer getting approved? what else do they look at?
  • I posted these under the RSX lease forum but nobody answered.

    1. I got a lease in May 2006 on a 2006 Acura RSX Type-S. I put $1300 down and my payments are $305 per month (including tax) for 36 months with 15k miles per year. Was this a good deal?

    2. I have not put as many miles on my car as I thought I would be. Currently I have just under 24,000 miles. I will prob only be driving 750 miles per month going forward which will put me severley under the 45k I pay for. How does this affect me when my lease is up? Will I be able to get this equity out of the car being that it will be worth more than what it would be if I used all 45k? Or will I just lose this all since it's leased? Please explain how that will work.
  • Thanks for the suggestions on where to post. I appreciate the help.
  • What's the rule of thumb here? subtracting $1000 from "due at signing" should be reflected in a $20 monthly payment increase?

    I assume this varies with the "price of money" - i.e. prevailing interest rates.

    thanks
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    There isn't a rule of thumb as the answer depends on both the interest rate and the terms of the loan (i.e. Number of months). $1,000 amortized over 60 months at 8% apr happens to work out to $20.28 a month so that would be your "savings." It would work out to $31.34 if amortized over 36 months.

    I suggest posting your question in Questions About Financing New Vehicles for further information.

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  • I currently lease a 2006 RSX Type-s until May of 2009. I am paying for 45k miles but I will probably only have about 32k miles when I go to turn my car back in. My residual is $14,128. If I'm 13k miles under what I should be, is there anyway I can get equity out of my car? Would I be able to buy the car at the residual and sell it for a higher price (if it's worth more at that time?) rather than just turn it in and lose out? Or would a dealer just give me what it's worth (hopefully more than the residual) and I could use the value towards a down payment for another car?
  • timmerktimmerk Posts: 1
    I'm trying to find out if it's possible to negotiate the price if I am having a car custom built at a factory? Where should I ask the question?

    Thanks!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    If you tell us which make/model you're building then we can direct you to the right place to post your question. As a rule of thumb, however, everything is open to negotiation. :)

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  • rowchrowch Posts: 1
    I am looking at a new car and have the opportunity to buy a demo. I know this is now technically a used car, but what does that mean in terms of being responsible for all the individual charges on the sticker?

    For example, do I still have to pay the gas guzzler tax listed? How are taxes handled? Destination charges...etc?

    I am having trouble locating any rules on buying a demo car. Any help would be appreciated.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,182
    I think Tidester's answer to Timmerk in the post just above yours would also fit your situation.

    There seem to be a lot of demo posts in the My Salesperson Misled Me discussion.

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  • boe747lcfboe747lcf Posts: 12
    How long does it take to get a reply (from the host) to a message that we post in this forum? I've noticed that some questions are never answered. Do we need to just repost?

    Thanks!
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,860
    The "answers" here are generally just directions to the appropriate discussions. And it's pretty rare that we don't have someplace to point you at.

    So what's your question? ;)

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    How long does it take to get a reply (from the host) to a message that we post in this forum?

    It is extremely rare that a message posted in this particular Forum goes without a reply. If you've looked back over the postings here you should have noticed that the vast majority of responses are posted within a VERY short time of posting because all of the hosts are looking out for you.

    Also, as pf_flyer pointed out, we do not provide answers to questions here. We provide help to point you in the right direction to get your question answered. Note the title at the top of this page.

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  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You may be talking about your posts in the leasing discussions. If you don't have an answer there and your post has scrolled off, please feel free to repost.

    Good luck!
  • boe747lcfboe747lcf Posts: 12
    Thanks all for your replies. Yes, I was mainly talking about the specific leasing questions (like this month's MF and residuals for brand xxx). I'm looking to lease a car this month and having those numbers helps a lot in negotiating a fair deal (and deciding which car to go for!). I hope these are the kinds of questions that can get answered in these forums. It's much appreciated!

    Thanks!
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,670
    or are the Edmunds servers acting quite slow in the last 2 weeks???...every website I go to is almost instantaneous (new 3.0 DSL) but Edmunds is slow as molasses...posting is slow, and just calling up Edmunds is slow...

    Am I the only one with this experience lately???
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    You know the drill! Queries like these are received in the Forums Software! Your Questions Answered... discussion. Be sure to note the link or page you were trying to access, the date and time, the browser/version, the operating system/version, and if reloading/refreshing helped.

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