My hatchback car (Honda Fit) doesn't have a separately-locking trunk or glovebox. Can I add a lock-box or secret compartment somewhere inside the car for stashing a few items, for those times I must turn over my keys (parking garage, valet)? Ideally I'd only be securing/concealing 3 deck-of-cards-sized items: iPod, GPS, EZPass. There are no official Honda accessories that do this, nor can I find any Fit-fanatic mods that have addressed it.
posted by xo
on Aug 1, 2007 -
How can I make my car smell better? I have recently been passed partial stewardship of a family car and I want to fix it up. It's a good car, but recently it's had some window issues that have, in turn, led to some smell issues. [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on Jul 1, 2007 -
What was the original size wheels/tires that came on the 1963 Ford Ranchero? Thanks in advance!
posted by drleary
on Oct 20, 2006 -
Looking for car *brands* currently sold at dealerships in the United States.
I've got a 40+ member list (after the jump) that strikes me as fairly exhaustive but I also have this nagging feeling that I'm missing one or more "niche" brands. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor
on May 9, 2006 -
What is the origin and significance of furry dice (or fuzzy dice), which some motorists hang from their rear-view mirror?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Feb 27, 2006 -
A friend wants to sell a 1967 Camaro RS, but has no idea what it's worth. Can anyone recommend online (or other) resources that would provide a value range for such a car?
posted by Neiltupper
on Sep 14, 2005 -
At what point is it not worth putting any more money into keeping an old car running, and just going out and getting a new one? What's the equation? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Aug 29, 2005 -
I purchase a car for 10,000. with a $1000 rebate
The state levies a 5% sales tax of $500 . Am I not entitled to to a tax refund of $100 ?
My good buddy Google is uncharacteristically mum about this query.
posted by Fupped Duck
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I need to buy a car in the near future. I am on the tall side (6'3") and most of this height is in my torso. Can anyone recommend cars with a great deal of headroom? [+]
posted by al_fresco
on Feb 2, 2005 -
[CarTalkFilter] '94 Buick with electronic heat & a/c controls. External temperature reads 94 degrees F (it's currently around 10 above). What do I check out to fix this? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy
on Jan 15, 2005 -
Virginia drivers- what the heck are those little red stickers in everyone's windshield? (MI) [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Cracked Windshield Filter: Anyone ever successfully slowed down the spreading of a windshield crack? Mine's moving at about an inch a day and I'd really like to put off getting a new windshield for as long as possible.
posted by amro
on Jan 3, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience with zipcar
? I have to get rid of my car but would like an alternative to occassional rentals. Also, ancillarily, any advice on donating an old but much beloved car to charity? [more inside]
posted by helcat
on Dec 17, 2004 -
XmasGiftFilter: I would like to get my sweetie an MP3 player for the upcoming holiday ... but what he really needs is a player that is built exclusively for use in his car. I've tried stuff like cnet reviews with little success -- any suggestions?
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 16, 2004 -
I would like to buy a car. Fun to drive (think handling, not necessarily pickup) is paramount, everything else is negotiable: 2-seaters are fine, I'm willing to shift for myself. My price tops out at $16k and I live in Los Angeles. Recommendations? I'm leaning towards a Porsche Boxster, which Consumer Reports says is surprisingly reliable. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by lbergstr
on Dec 14, 2004 -
My sister-in-law is looking for a low-priced new or used car, probably a Toyota, but she's also looking at a Kia or a Hyundai. We're in the metro Atlanta area [MI]... [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Nov 19, 2004 -
We got a weird letter from our VW dealership in the mail yesterday, and I need help deciphering it. [mi] [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Nov 18, 2004 -
What's the best car you've owned in terms of reliability, longevity and generally fun to drive? I'm in the market for a used car and I'm leaning towards a luxury sedan. I'm curious to learn what cars everyone loved.
posted by renyoj
on Nov 4, 2004 -
Is it safe to always keep the car air conditioner on, and on recirculate? A good idea? Because apparently that's what people in Taiwan do, but I've never seen it done in the US.
posted by calwatch
on Oct 26, 2004 -
I have a 12-disc CD changer mounted in the trunk of my aging car, and it's starting to fail. It refuses to recognize about half of the CDs put into it, and will frequently decide that a given CD is unacceptable at a track transition. It's also a lot more skip-prone than it used to be [exposition inside]. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Aug 17, 2004 -
Any saab mechanics or semi experienced shade tree mechanics in the green audience today?
Need some advice...more inside... [more inside]
posted by damnitkage
on Aug 14, 2004 -
I have a 1988 VW Golf GL that currently costs me about $85/month in repair costs. In other words, I'm finding myself putting about $3-400 dollars into it every 3-4 months. The car has 60k miles on a transplanted eight-valve Scirocco engine. And the steering is getting mushy. And I have no real mechanical skills.
If I take the $6k that I could spend on a newer car and put it into the VW, and I just going to end up with a pimped-out VW that still needs spendy repairs every 3-4 months?
posted by mecran01
on May 18, 2004 -
How do I protect my car from thieves? I headed out to work this morning and was confronted by this
. (that would be all four tires and wheels - $750 worth) I have a Clifford alarm system, I always park in highly visible areas, I stay out of "bad areas", there is a police academy 100 yards from where this picture was taken. What do I do to make this never happen again? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Feb 19, 2004 -
Say you have two holes in your front car doors where the speakers should go. And say that even though you can wire them up, you have no way
to attach them, because the geniuses that can design a car to drive 300,000 miles can't make interior door panels that don't shred like cardboard after a quarter of that. What would you do? [mas adentro] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 8, 2004 -
I want to rent a vehicle for my daughter and 3-4 friends to drive from PA to Myrtle Beach, SC this summer. Guess what - more inside
! [more inside]
posted by iconomy
on Jan 14, 2004 -