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#4645784 - 01/25/18 09:55 AM What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It!
macarose Offline


Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 399
Loc: Georgia
January is my quiet time so I decided to write an article about the used car market.

http://www.dashboard-light.com/better-than-new-2010-ford-escape-hybrid/

A special mention was given to BITOG since this seems to be the place where fluids and filters are the main topics of conversation.

All the best!

Steven Lang

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#4645803 - 01/25/18 10:14 AM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3183
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Good find!
Can you re-check the BITOG link in your article? The "here" word does not point to a link....

Also, in the same price, age and worthiness, Lincoln hybrids? (Ford Fusion atkins engines)
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#4645814 - 01/25/18 10:24 AM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7598
Loc: New York
Nice deal you got there....I've seen that same vehicle used as NYC taxicabs with over 400K miles so I know they are durable. Good Luck.
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#4645898 - 01/25/18 11:48 AM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
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Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Good find! Escapes are great!
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#4645947 - 01/25/18 12:25 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Good on you smile
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#4646101 - 01/25/18 03:30 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
MONKEYMAN Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 2225
Loc: St. Louis
Enjoy your articles. Entertaining!
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#4646181 - 01/25/18 05:09 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5775
Loc: Michigan
Wow, killer deal!
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#4646187 - 01/25/18 05:23 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
Oldtom Offline


Registered: 07/05/14
Posts: 329
Loc: Cecil County Maryland
Thank you for the article Mr. Lang. I googled the word "curbstoning" which appeared in your article. A friend of mine got cheated by this practice, I just never knew what to call it till now. You learn something new every day if you aint careful smile

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#4646229 - 01/25/18 06:14 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10946
Loc: Idaho
No I bought this car and all of a sudden it is drinking a quart of oil every 500 miles, what oil will cure the problem? Or the engine is sludged up will Auto RX clean it up?
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#4646337 - 01/25/18 07:53 PM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: pandus13]
macarose Offline


Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 399
Loc: Georgia
Done!

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#4646781 - 01/26/18 09:31 AM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 861
Loc: Oklahoma
I liked reading your stories, nice job
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#4648845 - 01/28/18 09:53 AM Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose]
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Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1224
Loc: Oregon
Good find. I love browsing used BMWs... if your paying more than 20% of its original value with 75-100k miles, you’re overpaying.
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