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Fix the old car or get a new (to me) one?

My 1986 Toyota Celica ST has 156K miles, a broken timing belt, and a bunch of other issues. According to my mechanic, it has a non-interference engine, so there shouldn't be valve damage, but it is time to move on anyway? And if I get a new car, which one? [more inside]
posted by jcreigh on Apr 5, 2014 - 17 answers

 

1994 Toyota 4Runner with bad muffler/tailpipe – what to do?

My 1994 Toyota 4Runner (V6, RWD) has a bad muffler and/or tailpipe. It runs loud, but not undriveably loud. Today I took a good look under there for the first time since buying the truck (pictures within) and I would like some advice on the best and most cost-effective way to proceed. Bonus mystery switch question at end. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Where should I get my car's brakes checked?

I need my car's brakes looked at. Where should I have this done, and should I expect to pay for it? How much? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Sep 20, 2012 - 15 answers

help me be a better car owner

I am a first time car owner, and I realized recently that I am not taking proper care of my car, nor do I know how to take proper care of my car. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Nov 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me be less ignorant about cars.

I would like to not feel panicky when things go wrong with my car. Where can I learn the basics of how cars work and how to troubleshoot them? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Aug 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Why would the A/C make my car accelerate rough?

Why does my car's air conditioner cause it to hesitate when accelerating? [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law on Jul 30, 2011 - 9 answers

You built a time machine... out of a '74 SAAB wagon?!

I'm considering going back to the good old days, when cars were simple and could be easily repaired by a competent home mechanic with basic tools. Problem is, I'm a SAAB junkie and the particular older car I'm considering (the 1970's era 95 wagon with the V4 Ford engine) is rare & quirky. Am I crazy to be considering a rare Swedish antique for basic transportation? Do I have the right idea but the wrong car? Help me, MeFi greasemonkeys! [more inside]
posted by richyoung on Sep 4, 2010 - 20 answers

Buying and selling used cars for profit in California?

Buying and selling used cars for profit in California? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

What do I need to do before driving this car?

What do I need to do before driving this car? A car (2000 Toyota Corolla, previously in good shape) sat outside (in Maryland), unused, for two years. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jun 1, 2010 - 12 answers

I totaled my car; now what?

I totaled my car. What should I do? Should I keep the car? [more inside]
posted by nel on Nov 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Getting rid of a dead car from far away.

My car died far from home. What's the best way to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Nov 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Timing belt in 2003 Hyundai Accent

car question: timing belt replacement on Hyundai 2003 Accent at 60k? [more inside]
posted by advil on Sep 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Fix it or junk it?

At what point is a car not worth repairing? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 11, 2006 - 42 answers

Is there a mechanic in the house?

I drove for about nine months on a bad oxygen sensor. Will my car suffer any long-term ill effects? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Oct 8, 2005 - 12 answers

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