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should I prosecute the thief of my car?

My car was stolen and I've been asked whether I would be willing to prosecute the theft, if the police find him/her. Does anybody know what would be involved in this and/or what my options would be concerning handling of the theft/thief? -Purplefiber's roommate
posted by purplefiber on Jul 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Accident car insurance advice

My car rolled today and hit another parked car .. i guess I forgot to apply the emergency brake .. My car is fine .. her car has a huge dent in the back :( [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Jul 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Missing my ride

My non-pimped ride (1993 sedan, BB value: $825) was just totaled in an accident with a commercial truck (the truck driver's fault, and he was cited). Are there any ways to get the adjuster to value the car more highly than $825 so that I have any chance of replacing it? [more inside]
posted by xo on Jul 20, 2006 - 28 answers

How to market/sell a Pimped-out Car

How to market/sell a pimped-out car? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Jul 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me fix-up my Mustang Cobra.

Tell me what I should be doing to fix-up my inherited 1994 Mustang Cobra. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 10, 2006 - 4 answers

My car won't start...sometimes.

Sometimes when I try to start my car, it doesn't seem to "catch". This only happens sometimes, and when I took it to the shop, they couldn't find anything wrong. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jul 3, 2006 - 17 answers

The pretension is killing me...

When, why and to what extent have seat belts moved from a mechanical trigger to an electronic one? [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on Jun 23, 2006 - 10 answers

Can a car have two different insurance policies that are being paid by two different people?

Can a car have two different insurance policies that are being paid by two different people? Is it possible to make insurance claims on both, if the car is involved in an accident? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by JFunk2800 on Jun 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me find a road legal off road buggy?

I need some help finding more examples of road legal off-road go-kart type things for sale in the UK. [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Auto Insurance--Geico vs. Allstate?

Allstate vs. Geico Auto Insurance? [more inside]
posted by quintno on May 29, 2006 - 10 answers

what's the dealio with my honda accord?

Honda Filter: Since replacing my driver door mirror, I've been having weird coincidental electrical problems on my 98 accord 4-door. [more inside]
posted by sammich on May 23, 2006 - 4 answers

car seemingly overheats while idling. Help!?

My car's engine heat indicator suddenly began soaring anytime I idle. This can't be good. What is the cause, and how do I fix? [more inside]
posted by donmayo on May 21, 2006 - 12 answers

How to find spare parts for my car online?

Is there an online outlet/store to find spare parts for cars? [more inside]
posted by skechada on May 9, 2006 - 8 answers

A Cowgirl's Dream

Where can I find Western-style truck decals? [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Can you recommend "Virtual DJ" application?

I'm looking for an application (or plugin) that will act as a "Virtual DJ" (complete with cross-fading and beat-matching) with no input from me. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Apr 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Contributory Negligence in a hit-and-run

I was involved in an hit and run accident as a pedestrian a little over a year ago, and I've got some questions about contributory negligence. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 18, 2006 - 26 answers

Or will you have to kill me if you tell me?

ParanoiaFilter: Several years ago I was riding down a Southern interstate and I was passed by a convoy of five or so SUVs. Everything except the front windows on the bodies was covered with what appeared to be black padding. No license plates that I could see. They gave me the sense of being military, but what the heck was the padding all about?
posted by thebrokedown on Apr 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Little Old Lady from Pasadena Seeks Car Insurance

Car insurance options for someone who scarcely drives in California. [more inside]
posted by Scram on Apr 17, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I keep my black car clean?

How do I keep my black car clean? [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Apr 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Should I buy a new car in Washington or Oregon?

I'm thinking about buying a new car in the next year. I live in Seattle, Washington, where the sales tax is about 8.8%, but I visit Oregon frequently, where there is no sales tax. Would there be any drawbacks to buying the car in Oregon to avoid the sales tax? I would still register and insure it in Washington.
posted by matildaben on Mar 17, 2006 - 18 answers

Hooray I own my car

Paid off my car. The bank sent me the title and a letter that tells me to submit the title to the DMV, who will then issue me a lien-free title in my name alone. [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Mar 8, 2006 - 20 answers

Tijuana Upholstery Recommendations?

Does anyone have any experience with getting auto upholstery done in Tijuana, Mexico? How about tips for the brave soul willing to try it? Any particular establishments? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Feb 26, 2006 - 1 answer

What scheduled service is REALLY required?

Scheduled car maintenance -- what's needed? My owner's manual and service technician disagree. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Can someone else make a claim on my car insurance?

Can someone else make a claim on my auto insurance? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Feb 18, 2006 - 14 answers

Car Repairs and extended warranty companies

Dodgy charges for a car repair and recommendations for extended warranties? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Feb 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Insurance for a first-time car buyer

When do I need to get insurance for my new car? [more inside]
posted by mbrubeck on Feb 11, 2006 - 18 answers

I am selling a car with a loan on it, but how do I complete the sale with the buyer if I am "upside-down" on the loan? (search used already!)

I am selling a car with a loan on it, but how do I complete the sale with the buyer if I am "upside-down" on the loan? (search used already!) [more inside]
posted by skyguy14 on Feb 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I write off my car?

Can I write off all or part of my car purchase? While it will be used to ferry me about, it is primarily being purchased as a test vehicle at my non-profit workplace (engine/battery modifications), where I serve as a consultant. [more inside]
posted by johndavi on Feb 2, 2006 - 4 answers

How much gas does starting the car use?

Do I waste more gas by letting the car idle for 5 minutes or by turning off and restarting? [more inside]
posted by SwingingJohnson1968 on Jan 30, 2006 - 25 answers

Which is safest? Air or ground?

Is it true that commercial airlines are safer than cars or is this just one of those things that people say? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 28, 2006 - 30 answers

should i opt for auto insurance when renting a car?

i will be renting a car while on vacation in arizona next week. should i opt for the auto insurance? i currently own a car and have both liability and collision insurance. i live in massachusetts, if that makes a difference.
posted by brandz on Jan 26, 2006 - 11 answers

Speedometer acting sluggish

My '97 Saturn sedan is having speedometer problems...it gets stuck on 31 mph and sometimes (after a smack) gets up to the speed I am going, but never goes below 31 unless I smack the dash multiple times, and even park and take the key out of the ignition! Any idea what the problem is and an estimate to the repair cost?
posted by psususe on Jan 18, 2006 - 10 answers

What kind of car is the safest to drive?

What kind of car is the safest to drive? There are lots of studies on which cars are best in a crash, but I suspect that some cars crash less often than others, so I am interested in statistics that take the rate of accidents as well as crashworthiness into account. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Dec 27, 2005 - 24 answers

central jersey to jfk airport?

Does anyone have any polite advice on driving from central new jersey to jfk airport so to get there for a 7:00 am flight? [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Dec 25, 2005 - 7 answers

a better auto club? Betterworld?

Auto club/Road service/car club question. I've decided to join AAA or an equivalent, for the road service. A while ago, The Center for a New American Dream recommended Better World Club which sounds good, doesn't lobby against transit and for the car mfr coalition. And Car Talk likes it, or did, a few years ago. But how is their service? [more inside]
posted by judybxxx on Dec 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Honda Odyssey van speed sensor cost?

What's a reasonable price to pay to replace a speed sensor in a 1995 Honda Odyssey van?
posted by wsg on Dec 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving: Subaru AWD, automatic transmission, ice, and other fun. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Dec 2, 2005 - 19 answers

keeping my car's feet in good condition

What are some good wheel and alignment shops in or around Montclair, NJ? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Nov 30, 2005 - 6 answers

Old car with low miles = dry rot or not?

I just inherited a 1998 Mountaineer that has only 20,000 miles. It's never been tuned up and still has the original tires. I'm pretty sure the spark plugs are fouled because it's never been driven at highway speeds. Everything appears to be in great shape. What kind of problems can I expect from this car? [more inside]
posted by Slap Incognito on Nov 28, 2005 - 7 answers

collapsible roof-top luggage carriers

I'm thinking about getting a tiny car, and using a roof-top luggage carrier for trips. Good idea? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 26, 2005 - 18 answers

My car, she is missing.

So my car was stolen last night from outside of my work. The police are confident that -- considering the age, make and condition -- it will turn up in anywhere from a few days to a week. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Nov 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Auto repair shop reviews?

Any good online references for finding an auto repair shop? Reports, reviews, horror stories? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Oct 24, 2005 - 9 answers

I wuz robbed

What do people really do with the CDs they steal? [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Oct 22, 2005 - 23 answers

Is my VW service guy ripping me off?

How much should a 20,000 mile dealer service cost for a 2003 VW Passat? $470? Am I getting ripped off? Should I fight? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 11, 2005 - 12 answers

Car title

What is the proper procedure for signing over a vehicle title and ensuring a kosher, risk-free transaction. [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Sep 30, 2005 - 7 answers

Is locking the lug nuts on your tires a deterrent from someone stealing the tires and rims?

Is locking the lug nuts an effective deterrent from someone stealing the tires and rims? [more inside]
posted by Gooney on Sep 29, 2005 - 8 answers

Honda Odyssey question

1995 Honda Odyssey van question [more inside]
posted by wsg on Sep 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Please help my wounded Civic.

I have a 1991 Honda Civic DX hatchback with ~125k miles on it. It runs like a champ, except when it doesn't start.... [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 28, 2005 - 16 answers

The Fate Of The Curse Mobile!

TheFateOfTheCurseMobile! I purchased a used automobile about 18 months ago. Over the past year, the car has been involved in 3 minor collisions (but major headaches), none of which were my fault. I'm trying to weigh my options between getting it fixed (again!) or trading it in for a car with some (hopefully) better karma. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by paulychamp on Sep 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Why don't we use existing technology for fuel efficient vehicles?

MefiEngineers: Shouldn't there be a simpler solution to hybrid vehicles? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Sep 12, 2005 - 20 answers

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