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'Car Talk': Live chat on the show's legacy
By now, "Car Talk" fans have heard the bad news. Boston gearhead brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi are putting an end to the live NPR call-in radio show that was their media home for 25 years. The pair, who owned a struggling do-it-yourself car repair ...

Cars talk to each other, avoid crashes
The display at a recent transportation conference was a peek into the future of automotive safety: cars that to talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions. Later this summer, the government is launching a yearlong, real-world test ...

'Car Talk' comic mechanics Click and Clack retiring
By AP NEW YORK — The comic mechanics on NPR's “Car Talk” are pulling in to the garage. Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their joke-filled auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after “Car ...

KCTV 5NPR 'Car Talk' duo retiring; reruns to continue
Entertainment News from AP Brothers Tom, left, and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, in Cambridge, MA. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file) By DAVID BAUDER AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The comic mechanics on NPR's ...

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anyone besides me gets annoyed when idiots talk on there car while driving a cell phone? by Blazin_frizzard Q: does anyone besides me gets annoyed when idiots talk on top of their car while driving a cell phone?

A: It annoys me even more when they fly on laptops while typing on planes.

Does the police officer have to talk to both people involved in a car accident? by MisS_NeE Q: I was in a car accident and I never got to talk to the police officer to explain what happened and all I was able to do was just give him my license and registration and the next time I even saw him I received a ticket.

A: The officer does not have to talk to everybody, and you do not have to talk to the police officer. Its part of your fifth amendment rights and its in the miranda rights " You have the right to remain silent". However if you refuse to tell your side of the story the case will probably not go favorably, if the officer neglected to speak to a party and liability or traffic violations are challenged in a court then the case may get thrown out due to the lack of thouruogh evidence collection. Of course if the officer witnessed the accident and there is another party to corraberate his account of the incident (e.g. passer-by, you, or the other driver) he does not need to speak to everybody.

How much could you expect to talk down on a used car? by Q: I was looking into buying a new car, and I'm looking at used ones online, but I know you can usually talk down the price, i just have no idea how much I should expect to get off, I don't want to get ripped off because I've never bought a car before.

A: Most of the time the rule of thumb is ask what the bottom price they will take for the car!! I sell cars all the time I normally ask at least 3 to 4 hundred more than I actually expect. Depending on the money your trying to spend you should judge the amount you'll ask off. Example if a car is 800 offer 600, if it's 1500 offer 1200, 2000 offer 1500. I hope this gives you some idea

what is the best way to talk a car dealer down in price? by taalberty Q: i am looking at 2006 chevy colorado, 42000miles, camper shell, good shape, asking 18900, giving me 9300 for honda civic si trade in, leaving me 7000 upside down due to previous trade in. i know that this dealer has not moved any cars or trucks in months due to gas prices, how can i get him to come down by 3000 dollars?

A: The blue book value on that vehicle is only $7,300. Simple explain that if you got into an accident that the insurance company will only pay the blue book value of the car and that you are not willing to pay a pennie over that value, take it or leave it.

How to talk a car salesman down? by Q: I'm looking into buying a used 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS. It has 11,000 miles and is the lowest price I've came accross. $29,200. I've been looking online for about a month and finally this one comes up. Its perfect. I have to have this one. But I want to talk them down on the price. I have no clue how to tho. How much more will they go down??

A: The old saying is....cash talks & bs walks. Your best bet is to know car values and make a fair offer and be willing to leave if they don't meet your price. I always used CASH as in 100 dollar bills but that's not as practical on a $30k car. Compare values at other dealers all over the country. Compare various book values, nada, kbb & so forth. No dealer is going to sell a car unless they can make a fair profit. They also wont sell a car if they think you will pay more. They are good at getting you & everyone to pay top dollar. Your best bet is to make a fair offer and then leave if they wont take it. Lots of deals were made as the customer was pulling out of the parking lot and the salesman comes running out to say, we will sell it to you. Even then, BE CAREFUL. Salesman have been known to put down higher prices. If you don't catch it, you pay the higher price. If you, they pretend it was an honest mistake and fix it.

Are you going to miss listening to Click and Clack (the Car Talk guys) on NPR radio? by Q: Love that show.

How do I talk my mom into buying me another car? by Callie Q: I had a car and I got into a wreck but I was NOT in fault, and the car was totalled. I worked hard to buy this car and now that the school year has started my mom won't let me get a part time job. So I need to talk her into getting me a new car how do I do that?

A: If you got into a wreck and the car was totalled but it was not your fault then you will need to contact the insurance company of the other driver to have them compensate you for the damage to your car. You can ask your mom to help you do that. The police report should have the other driver's information so you can get a hold of them. If the other driver did not have insurance, you will need to take them to small claims court. If no other vehicle was involved in the accident and it was just you hitting something or running off the road, then....SORRY.......it WAS your fault!

How low can you bargain or talk down the price of a car? by Asian*hunny Q: If a car is 28,000 msrp and 26,000 invoice and it's a 2006 how much lower could I possibly talk it down?

A: I bought a car in 02 and the car was a 02 and the price was 20,100 and i wasnt paying over 14,000 for it so i gave him my number and we talked over the phone.he called and he told me it was now 18,000 and i said i didnt want it so he said he would call me back and it went on for a few hours.Stand your ground.there are other dealers out there.Just act like you dont want it.After hours of talking i got it for 14,300. You can also talk down the interest rate they really try to get u on that.mine started out at 22 percent after it was done it was like 13percent.

Does anyone else talk to their car? by cutegirl Q: I may sound crazy, but I sometimes talk to my car. When it's almost out of gas, I find myself saying "please just make it home. I'll feed you tomorrow when I get paid. But you gotta make it!" And when I actually make it home, I thank my car for not stalling from lack of fuel. So, I'm crazy, hunh?

A: I think everybody talks to their car -- anyone who says they don't is lying.

could someone translate this fancy car talk for me? by teenateenateena Q: 305 tuned port F/I New Front and rear disk breaks New fuel pump New wires cap rotor ignition control New thermostat . Valvoline synthetic oil. ac compressor pulled out but i still have it runs grate New tires. black out tail lights. still have orignals. i have no idea what this means. please translate to english. thankss!

A: Sounds like an older mid 80's Camaro. Car has a 305 cubic inch engine (smaller V8) with tuned port fuel injection (just focus on "fuel injection"; forget about the tuned port part of it). Has new disk brakes all around. Has a new fuel pump (which is good), new spark plug wires, cap and rotor which gives you a full, fresh tune-up. A new thermostat was installed which helps the car warm up quicker and maintains the temperature at a fixed temp (typically around 180F). Doesn't mean much. They're cheap and easy to install, but at least it's done for you. Oil in it now or maybe even used over the past who-knows-how-long is a synthetic oil (less engine wear, better fuel economy). The air conditioning compressor has been removed which doesn't sound good, but he/she still has it and can be used as a core if and when you want to get a rebuilt compressor. It's probably froze up or something and somebody didn't put a replacement in it (probably too expensive for them and/or the car). They blacked out the tail lights for cosmetic purposes. They will look black until you put the brakes on and will then turn red. I'm sure you're okay with the new tire thing. Good luck

How to talk down a price on a new car? by kevin d Q: I am close to purchasing a new car, I think I am going to get a new Jetta. I was wondering if it is possible to talk the price of a new car down. If so, how much money could you talk it down and how/what do you say to the salesman to do this? Thanks in advance!

A: Bribe the dealer.

What is the best way to talk down the price of a car? by kenny_woerner11 Q: Im looking at a nice 2003 audi a4 quattro for 11500$ but I only want to spend 10000$. I will be buying privately so I want to know what is the best way to talk down the price of a car? By the way I am 17 and will be taking my parents and grandpa with me.

A: Go into the negotiation with a number set in your mind. When the salesperson starts their spiel, cut them off and tell them that you want a couple of things: 1) Don't talk to me about how much I want my monthly payment to be. Talk to me about the price of the car. 2) Give them the number that you're willing to pay (be realistic, i.e. don't tell them you want to pay $10K for a $40K car), and tell them that you don't want to waste time negotiating. If they can hit that number, you'll buy the car right then and there...no more shopping around or looking at different dealers/models. If they want to haggle, thank them for their time and walk out. Salespeople hate to see someone leave the showroom. Keep in mind, you can always go to another dealer or find a different car. You're never forced to bend to their will...you always have options. Use them.

How much can i talk a car dealer down on a car? by . Q: i want a buick regal gs but there like 27k. is it possible to talk them down? if so how much down will they go?

A: 15 years running dealerships has taught me this. I'll share with you! I tell my family and friends, If you can get out the door, including taxes and fees for the sticker price, you did well! Make that your goal. When making an offer consider the taxes and fees will be roughly 10% of the asking price and subtract it. Add a few thousand just for good measure and make your offer! Don't get tricked into being a payment buyer though. Remember for most people it ultimately comes down to payment doesn't it? Never talk payments until the price is agreed upon!

How does one talk down a price on a car? by matthaumschild Q: I found the best price on a car I could, it's a 2004 Saturn with 20,000 miles on it. And the seller wants $5000 for it. Here's the catch, it was in a roll over and it has scratches all over the driver side door, I want to talk him down to at least $4500, but I've never talked anyone down before, anyone have any suggestions?

A: Ask him if he could take $4,000. It's a simple and non-offensive question. Wait for his response. If he doesn't take $4000 he's likely to "meet you in the middle" at $4500.

How can I talk down a used car dealer? by rose_moo Q: I'm looking at buying a used car but i know that it is mark up more then it should be cause i look up prices on kbb.com i don't know how to talk to car dealer cause i feel like they will F*CK me over simply cause i'm a female. aside from bring a guy friend with me what else can i do i have to get a loan for the car i'm not paying cash

A: On some cars, you either pay what is asked or just walk away. Now assuming that there is any bargaining room, just make an offer. If there is a counter offer, think about it and make a choice about making another offer. All they can do is say no. Now I know a good car when I see one. There is one in the drive right now that someone else did not get to drive off of the lot, because while they were haggling with another sales person, I was signing the deal. I also used to own one that the only reason I was the person who got it was because the other person wanted to think it over. In both cases of course the other buyer thought they should have held the car till the haggling was over. So if it is a rare for some reason, don't haggle too long because someone else may get it.

Who to talk to at the car dealership when buying a car..? by shekkieface Q: I heard you don't talk to a certain person because he gets a percentage of the sale, but when you talk to another type of salesmen he will give you a better deal. How many people can you talk to, to negotiate a car price?

A: Internet Sales or Fleet Sales Managers. You can call them or email them. I usually email them. They have more control about the sale price and can make their own calls (for the most part). Floor sales people (the ones that greet you on the lot) usually have to go back and forth with you (playing the good buy/bad guy game) and their managers. The best thing to do is do your homework in advance and know what you want to pay before you contact them. The key is to get them to agree with your asking price.

Advice to talk to my parents about a car? by E34 Q: Well I kind of wrote an essay about why i need a car, and i am extremely serious about this. i understand the responsibility i am getting with a car. Well when i talk to him, do you have any advice? i'm planning to dress up in a suit to show that i'm 100% serious.

A: I would highly recommend you also make a spreadsheet and some charts to show him that you have thought this out 100% and show him how you are intending to pay for the car payments, insurance, gas and maintenance. I'm sure if you are able to show him how completely you've thought this out, he will agree with you.

How to talk someone into selling a car? by Boosted VDUB Q: So on a website (forum) a member posted a thread to show off his car. I really want to make a inquiry on this car but it seems as if he really likes it. Anyone know any tricks to talk someone into selling something they love? Please note that it is a import car.

A: Money talks and you know what walks. Every man has his price.

Help with Jersey Shore episode - Ronnie and Mike talk in the car about Sammi? by Jack D Q: Does anyone know the episode, it must be in either season 2 or 3, when Ronnie and Mike are in the car and talk about Sammi. Ronnie says something like "I still love her and care about her" and Mike The Situation says something like "You are in love with the idea of her, not necessarily what she is now". Thanks guys :)

A: Episode 3 Season 3 in the beginning of the episode right after he got into a fight with sammi and then he was going to the gym with Mike to blow off some steam.

Can the Car Guys from NPR Car Talk run the car companies? by Q: In listening to the news about the wows of the three major manufacturers. in the USA National Public Radio, Tom and Ray Magliozzi ought to become the new Car Czar. They would be perfect to run the big three. So, i propose the new administration to DRAFT them. DRAFT TOM AND RAY!!

A: Great idea! Let's put some fun back in the auto business. Can you imagine how the Operator's manual would read if they wrote it? You might never figure out what you wanted to know, but you would sure have a good time trying. Love those guys.

How do I talk a car dealer down on a price? by tooteebug Q: They are asking way too much for a little truck so my husbands dad said we could talk him down about $6000, and if they dont want to then give them our number and tell them if they change their minds to call. Is this right?

A: you won't talk him down that much. if its used maybe a grand ,if its new shop around ,they all sell within 500 bucks of each other (if you shop around and they know it)

How do you "talk down" a car salesmen? by jeffusf Q: I hear it all the time, people make it sound so casual "oh just talk him down" and they get a better deal. But what do you actually say, especially if the car is new and has the sticker price with all of the costs right on it? When is the best time in the buying processes to start this talk?

A: After doing research on pricing and options for one particular model, I visited multiple dealers within a 45 mile radius. Inquired with each of them as to what the best deal would be, then leave and tell them i'd visit other dealerships. got a different range of responses.. one dealership was friendly and willing to work with me.. another looked into my low range bid and gave me condescending remarks when i said i'd visit another shop (which ticked me off so i cut the conversation short.. of course, the same salesman gives me a follow-up call 2 days later). best time to do this is when you're not desperate to buy a new car..

Why do I prefer to listen to talk radio in the car rather than music even when there is another person w/ me? by redsoccerdude Q: I listen to talk radio when I am by myself, why? Also, when there's other people in the car, why? And why do I feel the need to just hear people talking as opposed to my favorite music?

A: Life is a great mystery. I don't really think it matters, as long as you're not being purposefully antisocial, of course.

What are some good tips to talk car dealers down from their asking price? by Chuck H Q:

A: The only tip you need is to do your research, figure out what the cr is worth, establish what you are willing to pay and make an offer based on that research. Don't go over the price that you have established. You don't really talk dealers down, that's a myth. You make them an offer and they either accept it or they don't. If they say no, just walk out and go find another car someplace else.

How can i talk car dealers into bring down car prices? by wonder819 Q: I plan on going to a used car company and need some pointers

A: ok heres what you do 1. if you plan on trading in a vehicle never tell them your going to trade it off till after the price of the new car is met 2. dont act to excited to get it 3 put it in the sun to see if you can see any dents or scratches to try talking down the price 4 check carfax to make sure you aint buying a dud 5.if trading in a car, dont tell them how much you want for it make them make you an offer and make sure its at least what kbb.com is at 6. tell them no u can do better and start walking out, if they want to sell a car they will reoffer just make sure you get what you want for a trade in if your trading in, if buying used out right never give what they ask because it aint like its a new sticker price because they definetly paid thousands below for the car and some come from auctions and buy it even cheaper so talk them down that way. also just make sure you get a good interest rate based on your credit because some make money off interest and thats another way for them to make up for the money you think they nocked off. when you think your getting a great deal your really not. anyways have any other question email back because ive been exsperienced in used car sales and never have paid kbb.com price of what its worth for a car. i usely get cars a couple grand lower then blue book

I need to know what this car talk puzzler is? by Lregkje E Q: hey, i was listening to cartalk on sirius about 1.5 weeks ago. there was a really long puzzler that consisted of like 10 different riddles all in one and was ridicuoulsy long+funny Ive been trying to look it up on google, the car talk site, and npr, but can't find it. Anyone know it or can help? thanks

A: Here's the cartalk web site. Maybe you can find it on here, or contact them about it. http://www.cartalk.com/

What to talk about in the car to and from a date? by Calypso Q: The guy that will be taking me out for the first time lives about 20 minutes away, and usually I'm pretty quiet in the car. What should I do and talk about?

A: Ask questions about him. Most people love talking about themselves...

How can I talk my parents into a car? by pgriffey91 Q: I'm seventeen, I have a job, and my sister will also be driving within a year. I've been trying to talk them into a car. Any ideas on how to convince them, trying to keep the price of the car down low. Any car ideas would be great too. 10 pts. for the best answer.

A: Try to figure out what their objections are and address them individually. If they're worried about how much it will cost, get a part-time job and look around for the cheapest models, and reassure them that you will keep your driving to a minimum. If they're worried about your safety, prove that you're responsible by doing the things they want you to do and not taking risks. If they're worried about you neglecting your studies, you could try to negotiate with them by asking if you can have a car after you do something that they would admire, like getting really good grades for a semester. Whatever you do, don't whine and don't give up.

Can anyone answer today's Car Talk puzzler concerning a city surrounded on all sides by neighboring state "X"? by Raven Faer Q: I looked at a map of the United States, but I couldn't figure this one out. Does anyone know the answer?

A: Stamford, CT It is a city. It is in the U.S. and if you travel due N (It is bordered on the north by Pound Ridge, New York),S, W (both obvious) and E( the north fork of Long Island) the first state you run into is NY

How should a woman talk and treat a car dealers man? by aromero8076 Q: I am going to be looking for a new or used car' and dealer ships and all of my friends say take a man with me to the dealer ship. I don't really have any one to go with me. So how would you think would be proper to talk to them. Nice and meek or Firm and determined?

A: Before you go, read this web site thoroughly. http://www.carbuyingtips.com/ A couple tips: always be undecided. Make them think you are not really interested in ANY car on their lot. Do NOT show any emotion or say things like "OH I just LOVE that color" or body style or whatever. When you find the car you MUST have, say "I MAY settle for THIS car if I think you're giving me a real good deal" then let them make you an offer you can't refuse. REMEMBER: they are DESPERATE right now, and so are all the OTHER dealers, so if you start to walk away, they are going to trip over themselves to get you a good deal and keep you there. OH, MY style is to shut down the salesman right from the start. I tell 'em "look. I am going to ask all the questions, not you. YOU are going to remain silent until I ask you a question, GOT IT?" "if you don't like that arrangement, send someone over here who CAN live with it"

How can I get my car to talk to me? by Missy Q: I think she's lonely but she won't talk to me. How can I get Kelly to tell me how she feels?

A: Hold up a plate of her favorite desert :] That'll get her talkin :]

Is it better to trade in a car when buying a new one or to sell the car and talk the dealer down? by Q: When buying a new car, is trading in a good idea, or does the dealer just give you an amount off that you could have bargained off?

A: You will almost always get more money for your old car by selling it yourself then by trading it in. When you buy a new car the transaction included two completely separate components. The first is negotiating a price for the car you want to buy. The second is negotiating the price for the car you want to sell/trade. These are two independent transactions and should be treated as such. If you sell the car and don't have a car to trade in then you obviously are going to skip this part of the negotiations. The cash you have in your pocket from the sale of that car is to be used as your down payment which in the end will reduce the amount of money you need to borrow.

How much can you talk down a car dealer? by jbriggs1987 Q: If i'm looking to spend about 4,000 cash on an SUV, how much could I typically talk down a car dealer if I pay all cash for it on the spot?

A: Dealerships don't really care if you plan to pay cash. They get the whole amount of the cars value through you or who ever your financing through. The best value for a $4000 vehicle would be from an other person selling their car. Typically used car lots buy from individuals then mark-up the vehicle to sell to you.

Is it illegal to use a megaphone in your car to talk to people outside your car? by hardboiled Q: I was wondering if you use a megaphone to talk to people on the street, is that illegal?

A: If it is, then I wanna go citizen's arrest the next copper who does it!

What can a person talk about to impress a girl when they are going in a car? by rohitkhanna_676 Q: What can boy talk about to impress a girl when they are going somewhere in a car.What are the talks which impresses a girl and makes her ready for having sex?

A: sex? why you want to jump into it? no girl will jump into it.

How can I talk/install my iphone4 to my 2007 Mercedes c230 so I can talk trough the car? by voyager Q: I need help connecting, programing or whatever it is, my iPhone4 to my Mercedes c230 so I can talk on the radio/via the car. Thanks

A: Above is correct. You need the bluetooth puck first, assuming your C230 is prewired from the factory for cell phone integration. Stop by your local Benz dealer with your VIN and through the serial number they can quickly determine that.

How much are you usually able to talk down a car salesman? by Singergrl Q: I know it varies but if the car is priced at 14,000. What is the most you would say I could talk them down to?

A: 20% would be a huge victory. Anything less than that is still a great discount but shoot for 20% and then negotiate from there.

At what times can I hear Click and Clack on Car Talk in St Paul MN? by bluejeans_eyes Q: Car Talk is broadcast on several Public Radio stations in the Twin Cities area but I don't know the time or the point on the dial.

A: here is the link giving times from car talk site Note its also on the net http://www.cartalk.com/ct/carriagesRadio.jsp?action=show_state&state=MN

Is there a way to have a Car talk to you? by 808balla Q: Is there like a computer that you can put in your car and have it talk to you? Like say when you turn your car on it says "car on". "Or alarm on"

A: Yes take lots of acid!

Do you have the answer to Click and Clack's question from their car talk show on NPR Radio Saturday? by mamacedar Q: What model car (such as Impala) can you remove the last letter and it is a word. You can remove the last two letters and it is another word. You can remove the last three letters and it is a word. I think they even said you can remove the last four letters and it is a word. Now put the last four letters back. Remove the first letter. This is also a word. They say that these are dictionary words and not foreign, etc. Just words. I am stumped! Maybe you can figure it out.

A: Ranger. Range, rang, ran, anger

Where can I find old episodes of NPR's Car Talk? by Q: I can only find fairly recent (about 4 years old) Car Talk episodes but I'm looking for older ones -- 1980s or 1990s ones. Is there a Car Talk episode archive? I've tried looking on YouTube but with no success.

A: Want a copy of an older Car Talk Program? Ordering Copies of Older Car Talk Programs Within this site, you can purchase the most recent weekly programs, plus a few of our all-time favorites. Click on "Car Talk Audio" for more details. If you'd like to purchase a copy of one of our vintage programs (going back as far as January 2001), please call us at 888-CAR-JUNK during normal business hours to place an order. You'll need to know the show number you want. If you have fairly good idea of the date of the show, we may be able to find it. (Sorry, "sometime between 2001 and 2004" is not close enough.) Weekly programs from January 2001 and later are available only on CD. Sorry, we no longer offer cassette copies of shows aired prior to 2001. http://www.shamelesscommerce.com/articles.asp?id=126

What kind of people listen to NPR's Car Talk? by Q: Do you think that 'Car Talk' is a stereotypically 'blue collar' radio show?

A: I LOVE 'Car Talk'! Trouble for me is, I hardly ever listen to the radio. I would guess the show is geared to the college educated listener, as is the rest of NPR. My former car mechanic had a Master's degree in Marine Biology.

How much should I talk a car dealer down? by Cowboy_Bebop Q: Okay, I'm looking to purchase a car, usually I go through people, but I happened to find a great deal at a dealership. I don't want to have any payments, so I'm doing it cash and the car is $3250.00, it's in good condition. A camaro. Obviously dealers are going to make a profit with whatever price they put out there, so what do you think I should talk him down to? Thanks!

A: How much do you have??? if you are paying in cash and have the cash with you when you go the deal should go along alot better also reamember you have to pay taxes and registation fees... so a little more will be added on to the price ... you can probly try to talk them down close to 2500.00

What is the best way to talk a car dealer down to a reasonable price? by [ApraTur3] Q: I just found a car on craigslist that I can afford, but I'd be broke afterwards. I want to know what it will take to talk the dealer down a couple hundred just so that I don't go broke immediately. I don't just want to straight up say "hey, can you lower the price?" What should I do? What really works?

A: Tell him what you are willing to offer. Don't be drooling and cooing over the car. If he refuses, thank him get up and walk out. If he gets upset calmly explain that you don't need to buy a car but he on the other hand does need to sell it. I would stoop as low as to say "In case you haven't looked recently it's a buyers market". If it's something like a Mini-Cooper, go on about how nice a similar car is. Don't do apples to apples, they don't know how to counter that. I once had a car sales manager say what's it going to take to get you to buy this? I told him my offer and he said "no way". I replied "okay, thanks" and stood up. He came back with the desperate plea of "my salesman needs this sale". My reply was "and?". As I reached for his hand in a gesture of thanks he said "Alright you can have it". I replied "that offer is gone, it's now $100 less". He looked at me puzzled, when I said "and that offer is about to expire as well". He jumped on it. Remember, the worst they can do is refuse your offer. They're not going to kill you or hit you. It's not like they are the only place selling cars.

Is It Obsessive To Stop The Car And Talk To The Cute Deer? by LUCKY3 Q: I think animals are the cutest things in the world and people mock my excitement towards them. I like to stop the car and talk to the deer and everyone screams at me to keep driving...but I just want to say hello. They say I'm obsessed...I think they're heartless. What do you think? My parents live on desolate roads. There were three fawns...and two were kissing each other.

A: Maybe you should leave the artificial coolness of NYC and talk a walk in the woods(by yourself). If you have the feeling , the deer understands you.it´s a beautiful experience. I can communicate with cats... I n Borneo I "talked to a giant lizard (6feet) and he/she came very close , smelled at me with the tongue and walked away slowly. Even Butterflies seem to like me...

How to talk down the price on a older model car? by Brown Suga babe Q: In my opinion, some car dealerships are crazy. Do they really think someone wants to buy and 94 honda for like $2400??? Anyways, I'm looking at this 93 Toyota Tercel and the dealership wants $1650, which I think is way too much for this car. But I am in desperate need of a good reliable car that will last maybe a good year or two. So how can I talk this car down. Btw I am a female and I know a lot of places will try and hold that against me. Please help. Thanks!

A: Well, dealers only make money when they sell cars. They may take less. But you are talking about Honda & Toyota's. Those cars are IN DEMAND. And dealers are in business to make money. When i was a car dealer, If I paid $1000 for a car, Id darn sure try to get $1950 for it. I might accept $1700 or even less after Ive had it for awhile but no car dealer stays in business by selling cars for $300 over cost. If you think the prices are too high, go elsewhere or make them an offer. The worst they can say is no. Over 15+ years as a curbstone car dealer, Ive had a number of people tell me my car was priced too high only to return a few days later to buy it. I submit the dealer knows more about car values than you do. And just because you can look up a car on KBB doesn't mean you have knowledge of car values. I regularly paid MORE than KBB private party values when buying at dealer only auctions. So when I had people tell me that KBB said it was worth X, I told them to buy a car from KBB. Your best way to negotiate is to whip out $100s and make a cash offer. Then be prepared to walk. If the dealer knows you are a serious cash buyer, he IS going to do his best to sell you a car.

Hello everybody !!!:o) I have a good one for you!! How do I make my car talk??? by Jacob Q: I have a Wolo BA-70 Talking Back-Up Alarm and the car says this "ATTENTION PLEASE THIS CAR IS BACKING UP!" I would like to make it says something else. Something cool...Any ideas can I replace a micro chip inside it or something in order to customize it. Serious answers please!!!

A: call the manufacturer and see if you can change the sound with something u recorded

What time,day and radio station is Car Talk at ? by saly j Q: I have heard about this thing called Car Talk and I really want to listen to it.

A: I'm not sure.

What channel is the Alan Car talk show and when? by Q: I saw this video on youtube on the Alan Car talk show with Justin Bieber and want to know when its on and what channel.

A: It's on chanel 4 in the UK It's called "Alan Carr: Chatty man" I'm not 100% sure but I don't think it's currently being aired, I think it should be back on sometime in the summer. EDIT: It's back on Sun 20 Jun, 10PM

car talk!!? by mark c Q: im just learning about cars and kno alot about them..but does anyone have some like technical words they can share and explain them..i mean like really into parts of a car..

A: This is a very broad question. Your best bet is to go to your local library and study what ever topic about the automobile you want to learn. The next step would be to acquire a lawn mower or if budget permits an old car and start taking things apart to get a feel on how everything comes together as a machine. Good Luck on your quest it will be a neverending one.

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