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  • Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    This is the all-new continuation of "Stories from the Sales Frontlines." The focus of that discussion has evolved over the years, so we're making the title more inclusive, asking members to post stories from the perspective of each side of the transaction.

  • Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    My wife has no interest in sitting on a rock. Deck chairs are easy to move without power equipment. :)
    My SO would probably urge me to pick out a rock to sit on just so he'd have an excuse to buy some power equipment with which to move it.
  • Honda Accord CVT Problems

    I don't think it's particularly fair (or courteous) to bash people who just spent a bunch of money on a brand new vehicle that isn't performing to their satisfaction. It's perfectly reasonable that they'd want answers.

    Instead of just saying it's "user error," perhaps offering tips on how to avoid such an error would be more helpful.
  • Welcome to Edmunds Forums!

    OK, so the line at the bottom of the text entry box that used to say "You can use Markdown in your post" now says "You can use Simple HTML in your post".

    What has changed and what is different about it? Or are they 2 ways to say the same thing?
    Yup, it's basically the same thing. It means you can use some of the common HTML codes in your post. MOST of the codes you can use are duplicated by the bold, italic, indent, etc. icons at the top of the post box.
  • Extended Warranty...Worth the price?

    This is always a tough question, because if you don't buy the extended warranty and something breaks, you're going to think that you should have purchased it, because the repair would be covered. However, as Steve mentioned, there are multitude tales of third-party extended coverage being a total waste. No matter how thoroughly you read the contract, you're not likely to spot all of the potential loopholes that you could encounter when trying to get work covered. Radiator has a hole? Oh, you must have hit something. Not covered. Something snapped? Looks like it had a speck of rust on it, and that's the cause. Rust-related issues aren't covered. And trying to appeal these "wiggle outs" is usually unsuccessful.

    Additionally, you mention you travel a lot. That indicates the possibility of an away-from-home breakdown, and these contracts usually have restrictions on which shops you can use.

    My opinion is that they are rarely worthwhile, and that over a lifetime of vehicle ownership, you will generally come out ahead by saving back money yourself for unexpected repairs.