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Viva Las Cruces
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
minivans, hatchbacks, wagons, hybrids
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT


  • fordsaregreat
    I have a 2005 Ford Five Hundred, I put in a library CD in my CD player which holds 6 CD's. It won't eject and the
    readout says NO CD. I've tried sticking the tape with the credit card, holding down eject button 2-3 minutes then starting car again, hitting the dashboard :D and it won't eject. Is there anything specific to do for a Ford Five Hundred? Any help will be appreciated, thank you.
    February 2
    • stever
      Nothing specific to Fords that I know of. The multidisc players are tougher than the single disc kind I think - more places for the CD to get stuck.

      Check out this thread at the ford-trucks forum; it seems specific to your model and has some good info:

      Please let me know how it goes and good luck!
  • tjw7
    thanks, i just noted your reply. i am still shopping happy new year tjw
    January 13
  • priya123

    I am shopping for a HONDA CRV EX 2WD (copper sunset color)
    I am getting OTD price 0f 26,500

    I am still looking for 25000(OTD) is it reasonable?
    November 2015
    • stever
      Sorry I missed your Wall post - looks like @brian125 found your question in the CR-V discussion and gave his usual good advice.
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    You received 500 Likes. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    December 2015
  • tkay2
    Only problem Weather will not have laser mats for a couple of months, and we did see snow here in Michigan
    November 2015
    • stever
      Guess I'd go with some universal fit ones from Walmart until WeatherTech gets their mats done for your new RAV4. Can't say I miss the 200+ inches a year we got in our four years in the UP!
  • naveent1
    Hey Stever,

    I badly need advise from you whether to go for 2016 Acura RDX Watch plus FWD for the below price being my first car.

    OTD price is 38000 (inclusive of everything).

    Based on my current situation , i need to buy a car before this weekend.
    October 2015
    • stever
      Hey Naveent1, I answered you in the forum.
  • stever earned the 50 Answers badge.
    Why use Google when we could just ask you?
    August 2015
  • valleygirl7
    The price is for a FWD XLE, and i did do the math and the .9 was a better deal. Thanks for the doc fee advice because it was quoted as $80.00 on the quote. So you are saying i can negotiate that number correct? They are having to have the care we picked out delivered from the dock in Long Beach Ca so where would i look for any fees they may add on for that? I didn’t see any in the quote.
    thanks for all of your help!
    April 2015
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    April 2015
  • stackman1
    Thanks Stever - I posted it as you instructed. It is called "Changing Coolant". I meant for it to end up on the "Subaru Crew Problem & Solutions" thread. Hopefully I did it correctly.

    Thanks for your help.

    February 2015
  • stackman1
    Steve if I want a post a new question (not comment/reply) do I just use Post Comment button?
    February 2015
  • ushy66
    Hi Stever-

    Can you do a site adjustment/deletion of one of my discussion threads? I started a discussion "2016 Acura MDX" without realizing the same title/discussion already exists. If you can, please delete my discussion "2016 Acura MDX".

    February 2015
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    February 2015
  • jpolakoff
    what is the RV and MF for a lease on a 2015 ES 350 in Illinois????
    December 2014
  • 95subby
    Are you aware of service repair manuals that can be downloaded at Edmunds? I was able to get one for a 2000 300M from that car's forum here.
    November 2014
    • stever
      Check your wall - I responded over there.
  • sb55

    November 2014
  • sb55
    I don't know if the photo made it:(
    November 2014
  • sb55
    Thanks for the great info. Leaving VT in the winter is always weather dependent. I checked out El Paso and airfare is more $ than ABQ and mostly needs 2 stops rather than 1 from here. Since we want to see some landscape a drive is no problem, that may be the way to go.
    BTW, I put snows on the Miata and will take it our occasionally in the winter. I bought it to drive! If we did end up wintering there, I could rent a trailer and tow it down so I could drive top down most of the year. The photo is how I got here before I lived on the Lake full time.
    November 2014
  • okb78
    You remember what I e-mailed you about on the tall guy who drives a clown car? Well that clown car is a Chevy Aveo Hatchback, and he said what you pretty much told me. He had to put the seat all way back and no one can sit behind him. I think I will stick with the Ford Edge or Chevy Captiva Sport. However, I did see a couple of cars (mostly Buick) that might fit me, but then again, I might look like Shaq in the Buick commercial.
    October 2014
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    October 2014
  • mdunne70
    thanks. So start at the 1600.00 and hope for competition.
    September 2014
    • stever
      Hi, looks like I overlooked your message the other day. Hard to say - $1,600 may be too low (vs. say, $1,800 but brian125 would tell you to start that low). Please keep us posted on the Forum.
  • carolinabob
    Since Edmunds has a 2014 Rogue, maybe you can address the mood light question? All 2014's have them per brochure, but neither dealer nor Nissan customer assistance knows. Thanks.
    September 2014
  • oldfitdoc
    Is tlncup still on board to help with vin # ?
    September 2014
  • wolfraj


    I need some guidance on buying Acura maintenance for 4yr/40k miles and extended warranty for 7 year / 70k miles.
    I plan to buy them from Acura for peace of mind.
    Any ideal price range which you would suggest to negotiate ?

    September 2014
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    Looks like you’re starting to make a name for yourself as someone who knows the score!
    September 2014
  • g_s24

    Thanks for taking time to respond to my query.
    So in case of buying a car like BMW 328i, is the maintainence
    too much after the warranty runs out ?
    And since this is a volume model I think there'll be a
    lot of cars in the resale market after the 4 year window and resale would be too low.
    This resale and future maintenance costs were the only factors made me think if leasing would be a good option.
    Thanks again.

    July 2014
  • lovinmylexus

    Steve, I just leased a 2014 Lexus ES300h and want to know if I got a good deal from a Southern California Lexus dealer, or if I was duped and should avoid going back to them in the future. MSRP $39,500 plus installed options worth $6,427, plus delivery fee $910, for a total sticker price of $46,837. 27 month lease with 12,000 miles/year allowance. Paid $2500 down (sadly, I read your discussion about MSDs too late). Residual value: $31,380. First month paid by Lexus, so I owe 26 months at $499/month, including taxes.

    July 2014
  • parmiller


    I am looking to lease a Chevy Equinox LTZ 2014. 10,000 mi per yr 24 or 36 months
    market value of $31200 before incentives. What would monthly payments be and downpayment.

    July 2014
  • sarahj10
    I am looking to lease a 2015 rx350, state is NH, MSRP is 50,254. Net cap cost is 47,200 (46500 + 700 loss on my trade). I'm looking to do a 36 mo/17k lease. There is 1200 in fees due at signing, nothing down. They've offered me 587/mo, is that a good deal?
    July 2014
  • yeoda

    Hi Stever, Test drive new 2014 Toyota Corolla LE ECO in DFW area in Texas with dealer options such as tinted windows, back up camera, wheels lock and body protection coatings today. Their OTD price with dealer fees = $18,813. I have not negotiated the price yet. Is this a good deal? I would like to see your opinion on the OTD price. Thank you.

    July 2014
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