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Help me buy a car the right way, this time.

I just moved to Charlottesville, Va from California. Bought a car here quickly after getting here through Carmax which I am realizing now is way too nice, my car payments are too much ($247/month) and I worry too much about when parking, driving etc. (a 2010 Toyota Prius, 6 year loan that I owe 15k on). [more inside]
posted by ethel on Apr 12, 2014 - 11 answers

 

I need to buy a used vehicle that can tow a boat. Suggestions?

Help me find my best options for late-model used cars that have a reasonably decent towing capacity. [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Mar 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Anything special about buying a car in a really hot, humid climate?

Is there anything I should look out for or try to get when buying a car in a really hot, humid climate? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jul 29, 2013 - 19 answers

What do I need to know about buying a new car out-of-state?

I live in northern Virginia, and due to some weird circumstances, I am going to purchase (100% financed) a new car from a dealership in Missouri and drive it back home. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 19, 2013 - 4 answers

How to trade a vehicle, for a vehicle, for trade in.

Should I trade my rebuilt title vehicle for any other vehicle, just to get an increased trade in value? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Cash only? Or is a check just fine?

Buying a used car. How do I handle the money aspect of it? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Jul 13, 2012 - 12 answers

buy here / pay here - but not too much, hopefully?

I need a reliable car that I can count on. I'm a person with pretty bad credit, but I have a steady income in a job I've had for a while. What are my options? I'm thinking hard about checking out a used car lot; what should I look for, loan- and car-wise? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jun 27, 2012 - 28 answers

Audi TT versus Volvo C30

We're choosing between a used Audi TT coupe and a used Volvo C30 hatchback - anything we should consider? Do you own either of these cars? Hate them or love anything in particular about them? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Moving up in the world - circumstances changing

Circumstances changing! Some financial help and advice needed! [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Oct 29, 2011 - 9 answers

I have "SUCKER" written on my forehead.

What's the best way for me to find and buy a used car, given that I know what I want, have cash to buy it outright, don't want to spend lots of time and mileage and money "shopping", and don't know anything about how to tell a lemon from a peach? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Aug 2, 2011 - 10 answers

To Buy or Not To Buy

When does it make financial sense to replace a car? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jun 22, 2011 - 17 answers

SUV/Car Buying Help

Have a baby on the way and need a new or slightly used car or SUV. My preference is for an SUV and I would like to spend less than $17,000 in cash (after trade in, cheaper the better). We will be trading in a 2004 Saturn Ion, black, with 135,000 miles. Good gas mileage is a definite factor since we drive several hundred miles a week. Are there any great deals out there or any car shopping sites that explain my options best? Help! Thanks.
posted by Paalen on Mar 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Is now a good time to buy a Honda?

First of all, I am deeply sympathetic to the disaster in Japan, so I am sorry if this is tacky. But I was already looking to buy a new Honda within the next few months and want to know if because of the circumstances I should jump on it now. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Mar 14, 2011 - 7 answers

I want to buy a really boring car.

I have about $9k to spend. What car should I buy? And where should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Feb 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Negotiating tips to help buy a used Toyota Camry?

Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Want to help me buy my first car?

Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial on Oct 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Help! I need to buy a car

I need a safe, reliable, and cheap car -- can you help me navigate the internet maze to find the most efficient sources on where/what to buy? New or used? etc. [more inside]
posted by LittlePumpkin on Sep 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me buy a sweet 4x4 truck/SUV.

I’m considering buying a used truck/SUV but I’m confused by the dizzying array of options. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on May 27, 2010 - 29 answers

No Cars Go

EMERGENCY! My car is about to go kablewy (as in any day now), and I have to commute 30 miles a day to work. I can't live without a car, and seeing as hubby and I just moved, we have no savings or nest egg to fall back on. We are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient, used car around $6000ish. IYHO: Who's the best used car dealer in town? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I go about buying a used cargo van without burning my money?

What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Buying a new car, American style

Buying a new car - is there an American car that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Apr 23, 2010 - 33 answers

Knife catching isn't just for real estate

How can I increase my chances of buying a new car below dealer cost? Would you get an additional discount if you paid cash in full? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Aug 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Car Rebate, Part Deux

What Next on Not Receiving Customer Cash-Back Car Rebate? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Aug 13, 2009 - 4 answers

How to buy a car from a person

I am looking to buy a used car for cash from a local (CA) private party, not a dealer. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Didn't Get Car Rebate

Can I Still Get a Cash-Back Car Rebate After Buying a Car? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Jul 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to negotiate for a car through email?

What's the best way to negotiate for a new car using email? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Jul 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Car buying in a recession

Buying a new car considering the current US economy. Have the rules changed? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

WTB Wheels, Not Enough $$$ On Hand

Are individuals selling used cars frequently willing to work with a purchaser with regard to a payment plan or are they really expecting the full asking price all at once? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Oct 17, 2008 - 17 answers

long distance car buying -- slightly paranoid and overeager buyer

After months and months of looking, I've finally found my dream car. The problem is, it's a few hundred miles away from me... and my trusted mechanic. Help me make this happen! [more inside]
posted by TayBridge on Oct 4, 2008 - 6 answers

KBB, NADA or Edmunds?

KBB, NADA or Edmunds? Which one should I use when buying a car? [more inside]
posted by WizKid on May 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me pick a used car, econ majors!

How do you determine the sweet spot between price and age/reliability when looking at used cars? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Feb 18, 2008 - 22 answers

flip down tailgate or bust!

Is there a newish station wagon with a flip-down tailgate? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

She just wants to pay cash for a new car.

Please help -- How do you buy a new car in California for cash? Dealer has agreed to a cash deal, but at 11th hour, insists on signing a loan agreement?!? Help my cuz get this guy to close a cash deal. [more inside]
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Aug 22, 2007 - 29 answers

Does the Fit fit?

I am thinking of buying a Honda Fit, and I'm afraid I'm making a mistake. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Aug 8, 2007 - 29 answers

Looking to buy an SUV as my first new car ever.

The time has come to buy a new car, and I've got a LOT of questions with regards to cost, options, leasing vs. buying, and haggling. Also recommendations on Toyota Highlanders and Mazda CX-9's... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on May 26, 2007 - 15 answers

Inter State Car Buying Questions.

Buy a car in Florida for use in Georgia - How do I save on Title/Tax etc? [more inside]
posted by carthik on May 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Should I haggle for a new hybrid?

I've found a new Prius that I might be able to buy before the tax rebate gets chopped in half. Since it's a new, popular car, am I going to be paying full price no matter what or should I try my meager haggling skills? If the latter, what should I aim for and how should I go about it given the "next guy will pay full price" line I'll inevitably encounter? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Sep 21, 2006 - 16 answers

Dog Wagon.

What new wagons/autos are dog friendly? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Sep 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Determined to own a London Taxi

I've fallen in love with London Taxis, but I live in the US where they're almost nonexistent. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Sep 1, 2006 - 12 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

How do you (not) haggle when buying a car?

I'm going to need to buy a car sometime soon and, from past experiences, I find this to be completely unpleasant. How can I make this easier or less painful? Have you used services that take care of negotiations/haggling? [more inside]
posted by milkrate on Feb 18, 2005 - 28 answers

What are the best new or used car dealerships in Atlanta?

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 - 26 answers

$10 to $15k used car suggestions

Used car suggestions: I've got 10 to 15k to spend...[mi] [more inside]
posted by skwm on Mar 18, 2004 - 31 answers

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