I'm in my 30s and finally learning to drive. My wife drives, but doesn't own a car, and we think it might make sense to buy a cheap-ish vehicle for me to practice on and for occasional trips etc. We are thinking of getting something cheap, under $2K. My question is: what the heck do I look for? [more inside]
Hi there. Everyone. I was hoping you all could help me with a question. It's time to sell my beloved 2005 LE (82K miles, good condition, new tires) and I wonder if it's worth doing a few things to help with the sale: It needs new bumper inserts, 1 new hubcap and has some scratches. If you were selling, would you make these fixes: is it worth it? Worth detailing, as well? Many thanks for any thoughts or ideas, CC
What is the best vehicle for long-term ownership for someone who is hard on cars? By that I mean they accelerate and brake more rapidly than they should and they are slow, but not completely negligent, to perform maintenance.
I want a car where I can throw my bicycle in the back without taking it apart, and that has 4WD and higher than average clearance. What car satisfying these criteria has the lowest operating cost? (fuel + maintenance) [more inside]
Yesterday I sold a car and today I think the buyer is trying to scam me! [more inside]
Help me decide how to finance my vehicle purchases. I need to get two cars for my family. Could be new, could be used. I want both of these cars to have very high safety ratings. Everything else doesn't really matter. I could pay cash for two new cars, but that just seems stupid to do on a depreciating asset. Is the best course of action to find two used, yet reasonably new cars and pay cash? What if we like having new cars? Should we just lease two new vehicles? I have read that the best course of action is to buy a used car and drive it into the ground. That's great, but what if I leave the country again in 5 years. And do I really want to be driving around in a Hooptie in ten years. How do I approach the whole buy new / used, lease issue.
Help me navigate recent accident damage and whether or not I should buy a new car with 0 down! [more inside]
Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
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]
Best second hand small car under AUD$20,000? Fuel efficient. Reliable. Low maintenance. 4 doors. No older than 4 years. Automatic. Suit young couple in Australia. [more inside]
Can I Still Get a Cash-Back Car Rebate After Buying a Car? [more inside]
What car should I buy? I have to replace my 2003 Cavalier (worth 6k), and I want to find something with better gas mileage that is reliable. I don't think I can afford more than $10,000, and the closer to $6,000 the better. [more inside]
Would it be absolutely ludicrous to look into buying a car that takes premium fuel in this day and age?
Would it be absolutely ludicrous to look into buying a car that takes premium fuel in this day and age? [more inside]
Buying a slightly larger, small used car for $15k or less, big enough for a growing family. [more inside]
What is the best low maintenance, high gas mileage, low cost car I can buy (new or used) on a limited budget. [more inside]
New Car? Used Car? Status car? Reliable Car? Is it possible there is just ONE car to rule them all? It's time for me to buy SOMETHING to replace my beloved 1970 Dodge Swinger. The question is WHAT? [more inside]
I went to Carmax and consistenly saw cars priced under their Blue Book value. What is the catch?
I need to buy a car. I'm in Toronto. We've never had a car in Canada before. What are useful sources of information? [more inside]
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]
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]