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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

Final pre-purchase car questions!

Continuing my car questions (1, 2, 3). We’re buying a gently used Forester. Two questions I need to resolve before picking up the car: should I finance any part of the purchase (can pay all cash), and should I pay to extend the bumper-to-bumper warranty to seven years? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Buying a car right before buying a house

How much of a bad idea is buying a car a month or so before buying a house? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Feb 18, 2013 - 21 answers

A smaller car with great gas mileage?

It's time for me to get a new car. I'm leaning towards a smaller car. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2013 - 55 answers

Cheapest possible automobile

The cheapest car, period. Don't care about safety, looks, frills, country of origin, or anything else except as to how it relates to cost. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Post BK car purchase?

I have poor credit and need to get a car. What is the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Interstate car purchase headaches

I'm trying to figure out the logistics of purchasing a car in one state (MA) and registering it in another (TN). [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 answers

How does one buy a very cheap car?

I need a car for a daily 6-mile each way commute. There are no public transportation alternatives and carpooling is not an option. Cycling is also not much of an option. I'd like to buy the cheapest car possible ($5000 or less, preferably much less), use it for a couple of years and then sell it or just donate it to charity. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jan 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Any Advice on Buying a Cool Mom-Mobile?

Looking for a cool, tech friendly, roomy, family car. Help us find perfection, oh hive mind... [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on Nov 23, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I best make sense in buying a car?

My current vehicle is in it's death throes. This is my first time buying a car. How can I minimize my debt load and ensure I am making intelligent decisions throughout the purchase? I'm in America... [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Help a friend get legal ownership of a car he purchased in Illinois sans title

Help a friend get legal ownership of a car he purchased in Illinois sans title [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Going from a no car household to a two car household. What's the most cost-efficient way?

Going from a no car household to a two car household. What's the most cost-efficient way? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on May 20, 2011 - 21 answers

In the market for a new (well, new to me) car! Don't even know where to start...

In the market for a new (well, new to me) car! Don't even know where to start... [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Dec 28, 2010 - 21 answers

Buying an expensive car with cash

What are the mechanics of buying an expensive new car "with cash"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 36 answers

Help me help my girlfriend purchase the right car for her.

Help me help my girlfriend purchase the right car for her. [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Oct 28, 2010 - 20 answers

Get me some Fahrvegnugen!

Car-purchase filter, and Cincinatti-area filter: I plan to parachute into Cinci this weekend and help my sister buy her first car. Help me do this right. [more inside]
posted by swngnmonk on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

What car to purchase for my lifestyle?

I may need to purchase a car in the next month after being carless for 2 years and relying on public transportation. Suggestions needed! [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Jun 3, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I best purchase a wait-listed car?

What is the protocol for buying a new car in seemingly high demand and non-existent supply? When is a wait list really a wait list, and how do I actually get this car? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Oct 12, 2009 - 17 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

Please help me find the make/model I want, so I can focus on the next steps. Thanks!

I need to buy a new, used or certified used car real quickly. I could use some help deciding on a make and model that meets some specific criteria. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I buy a car right now?

Weighing the pros and cons of buying a car in the near future. Should I? (And if so, what should I get?) [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Jul 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Best way to improve credit with car loan?

Best way to improve credit with car loan? [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Jun 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Whither Pacifica?

Does anyone have anything to say about the Chrysler Pacifica? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Feb 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Car purchase could be the death of me...

I just got a kick-butt new job, and I'm already in stressed-out, dejected pain -- over buying a stupid car to get to it. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Nov 20, 2007 - 26 answers

Volvo gone, New car needed

Oh no! My Volvo 240 is going down the tubes due to a transmission that just decided to start clanking. I've decided its not worth the $1000-1700 to fix it, so I need to buy a different car relatively soon. I've never bought one before. How do I? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I get a good car deal in Australia?

I want to buy a new car - specifically, a Volkswagen Multivan (called a Caravelle in the UK). I've seen lots of good advice for people in the USA but some of it's not applicable here, especially the stuff about finding out how much the dealer pays. How can I find this stuff out?
posted by Joe in Australia on Dec 5, 2006 - 2 answers

I Need Gift Ideas!... just kidding

Should I buy a new car? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 25, 2006 - 15 answers

Are Interstate Car Sales a Feasible, Good and Legal Idea?

A new car costs, say, $16,000. A state's sales tax is, say, 8.5%. That would add an additional tax of $1,360. Which is about the price of a nice new laptop. Is there a way to do this interstate over the internet to avoid the extra tax? [more inside]
posted by felix on Oct 26, 2006 - 21 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

Your views on the Audi A6

Hi - any views on the Audi A6? I'm about to place an order and I need to hear what you think.
posted by jonthegeologist on Jan 1, 2006 - 8 answers

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