Does anyone know why so many of the car washes in New York City (all boroughs) are open for 24 hours? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing
on Apr 3, 2013 -
I don't know enough about cars. Should we trade in the Subaru for a pick-up truck? If so, how do we pick a truck? [more inside]
posted by blue_bicycle
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Interested in BMW 3-series station wagon. Torn between new ($46,000) vs used ($26,000, 2006, 90,000 km). Which is better value in the long term? I intend to drive it for 10+ years, if not into the ground. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan
on Jan 10, 2012 -
Help me make sense of no-fault state car insurance shenanigans! Covered person's insurance company not really proactive or informative. Other driver's insurance company dragging heels and giving the run-around.. [more inside]
posted by loquat
on Nov 15, 2010 -
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 -
New car buying hell. Are we the only ones being told that the Toyota Prius price is MSRP PLUS expensive add-on premiums to cover their gouging? [more inside]
posted by 6:1
on Aug 8, 2009 -
I'm moving to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire in a month and need to buy a car for the first time. Help me choose the right one. [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Jul 17, 2009 -
we're two women driving from milwaukee, wisconsin to central vermont with our dog, and we'd like to car camp along the way. we need a camping place that's dog friendly, not loud and obnoxious, and isn't run by religious fundamentalists (we're clearly total homos). any recommendations on sites? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous
question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on May 28, 2009 -
Just got a sweet new car. Now I'm looking for car care products, tips, and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer
on May 13, 2009 -
We just lost our car in a garage fire, should we now lease or buy? We live in a condo, and a bunch of us homeowners lost our cars (and other belongings) in a garage fire. My wife and I want to know the hive-mind's opinion on whether we should lease or buy now that we're forced into the market for a new car. Some information: we're "tree-huggers" so we appreciate good gas mileage (and we're enamored with the upcoming 3rd gen Honda Insight). But we also drive the cars a ton, we drive everywhere. We live in Indianapolis, but our parents and families are on the east coast, so we drive to NYC and the D.C. area multiple times a year; not to mention the Chicago area, too. So that would also be a consideration whether we lease or buy... Thanks for anyone's opinion.
posted by lonemantis
on Mar 23, 2009 -
Selling my car (registered in Connecticut) to a New York state resident, who is not a US citizen. please help me with my forms checklist! [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Is there a way to find out details about a particular traffic accident and death that occurred in New Jersey on May 11? The only additional info I have is the name of the deceased. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse
on May 23, 2008 -
Do any of the various car search sites out there NOT require you to know in advance what make of car you want? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid
on Feb 12, 2008 -
I just bought a brand new car and wondered about buying clear floor mats.
The car comes with floor mats that are rubber on one side and carpet on the other side and right now I have them turned to the rubber side because we have wet weather.
I live in a drier area of the Pacific Northwest but do not want my carpet dirty when we do get snow and slush.
If I buy clear mats, are the ones at the local car supply store good enough?
some people cut their own from the clear runners you find at office supply stores but that sounds like a pain.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Oct 22, 2007 -
I just bought a new 07 Accord and I want to clean and wax the car myself. In the past I have done the automatic car was thing. What type of wax? Should I buy a buffer? How often do I need to do this?
posted by rdurbin
on Aug 27, 2007 -
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 -
Does anyone have any recommendations/horror stories for car rental in New Zealand? We're coming from the US. [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jun 6, 2006 -
I just got a ticket for parking at a commercial meter in NYC. Can I leave the car there for the rest of the day or do I need to move it?
posted by MrMulan
on May 12, 2006 -
I am in the market for a new car. Does anyone have some remarks on Pro’s and Con’s of buying new vs. used? I am looking to replace my 95 Subaru wagon which was totaled last weekend. I am considering buying a used Subaru outback (99-04) range or a new 05 outback. Some Pro’s I see for buying used are price obviously, Con’s being unknown history, no warranty, won’t last as long etc. Pro’s of buying new would be Warranty, one owner etc. Anyone else have some insight on these pro’s and con’s and maybe what else should be taken into consideration?
Also, I read a thread a while back about tricks to prevent overpaying at the dealer for a car, anyone know where that is?
posted by retro88
on Jun 28, 2005 -