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What's the best car for car idiots?

I am moving to the SF South Bay in a few months and need to buy a car. I've read previous car-buying askme's, done a bit of avoid-scams/how-to-haggle online research, but mostly I'm overwhelmed. Step 1, I think: make, model, new or used?!? Please help me choose a car! [more inside]
posted by serelliya on May 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Maxima vs Acura TL smackdown

Debating a new car. Nissan Maxima versus Acura TL? Or something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Aug 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Like driving an iPhone

What's a good mid-range car for a person who likes shiny electronic gizmos? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 21, 2012 - 11 answers

What to check on a used turbocharged engine?

What should I look for in a used car with a turbocharged engine? Saab 9-5 2.3T. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Aug 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Help a fat guy buy a new car!

After putting 176,000+ miles on my 2005 Ford Taurus, I'm in the market for a new car. My 2 previous cars have been a Mercury Sable and another Ford Taurus. I think I'm done with sedans for the time being and want something different. What kind of car should I buy? [more inside]
posted by skitchen on Feb 28, 2011 - 12 answers

I need a decent car for super cheap! Help!

What is the absolute best, most reliable car I can get for about $3000? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Aug 25, 2010 - 35 answers

Repo'd cars in Austin

How do you find, examine, and buy repossessed cars in Austin, TX? Other suggestions for low-priced car buying also welcome. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a family-sized Echo substitute?

Our family has grown 50% this year. Sadly, the laws of science are a harsh mistress, and my Toyota Echo is unable to grow at the same rate. What car would you recommend to replace it? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Nov 17, 2009 - 26 answers

Which of These Cars is Best for Me?

The batmonkeymobile was in an accident today (everyone's ok) and will be totaled. My last car-buying attempt worked out splendidly and I want to repeat it, but I'm having a harder time figuring out which makes/models will best fulfill my desire to have car happiness many years into the future. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Mar 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Buying a car in the current recession: need advice

Hi All, We are in need of a car. New or used, does not matter. Our current car is near death and we cannot postpone. Friends have told me that with the current economic recession, this is a great time to buy a new or used car. If this is indeed the case and it is a good time to take advantage of the poor economy, then in what ways do I maximize my savings? [more inside]
posted by Ligament on Nov 22, 2008 - 15 answers

A slightly larger, small used car for $15k or less

Buying a slightly larger, small used car for $15k or less, big enough for a growing family. [more inside]
posted by codger on May 9, 2008 - 32 answers

mileage vs. age in used cars

All other things being equal, do I pick the older car with lower mileage or the later model with high mileage? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Dec 28, 2006 - 18 answers

A tale of two Saabs

I have been shopping for a used Saab. I have narrowed it down to two... [more inside]
posted by astruc on Jun 26, 2005 - 10 answers

When you buy a new car, does it really matter when in the model year you buy it?

When you buy a new car, does it really matter when in the model year you buy it?
posted by smackfu on Jul 14, 2004 - 16 answers

Any input about electric cars?

I drive a truck which is great for long distance, car camping and off-roading and hauling stuff but I estimate about %70 of the miles are done within a 30-mile range of home. As I recently switched home electricity to a Wind Powered utility provider (delivered via Pepco the incumbant local utility) I could now theoretically charge an electric car and be %100 pollution free. But I know nothing about electric cars reliability, maintaince, cold weather, etc... Does anyone have any experience or suggestions to offer? Ideally I'd like a car that can go 50+ mph for 40+ miles and cost under $10,000.
posted by stbalbach on Jun 11, 2004 - 9 answers

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