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I'd like to convert a car to cash with minimal hassle.

I have a car I don't use that much, and a looming home repair that needs some money thrown at it. I'd like to convert the car to cash to be thrown at the home repair. But, in the face of the home repair vortex, I'd like to avoid getting bogged down in car-sale hassles. Is it a giant hassle to sell the car privately, or am I best off selling straight to a dealership? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jul 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Bargaining chips for buying newish used car

Is purchasing a used car outright with cash a bargaining chip for negotiations? What add-ons should I turn down from the dealership? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jun 27, 2013 - 17 answers

VW - Y/N?

Is buying a used VW (or Audi) really that bad of an idea? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on May 24, 2013 - 31 answers

Tried a "Car Concierge" to buy a used car. Didn't go well. Now what?

I need to buy a used car. I hate the process, am afraid of dealerships, and am easily talked into things — so I hired a "car concierge" buying service to do this for me. But it didn't work out like I thought and I felt pressured to spend more than I wanted. Should I give up? If so, how do I deal with buying a used car, when it completely freaks me out? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Feb 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Buying a used car by proxy

We need to buy a used car in Phoenix, Arizona. We know roughly what we want, but we don't have time to shop for it, and we're currently in another state anyway. Can we hire some kind of agent in the Phoenix area to car-shop for us? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Jul 15, 2012 - 4 answers

How should I go about selling my car?

How should I go about selling my car? [more inside]
posted by Leontine on Apr 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Oh Please, more fees?

California Used Car DMV Fees: dealer was supposed to pay dmv fees on my new (used)car but they lowballed the estimated fees on my receipt...now I get a letter from them asking for the difference. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I figure out the value of a used car?

Seeking recommendations for resource(s) to determine the value of a used car not sold in the U.S. -- and thus not listed by Kelly Blue Book. [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Apr 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me find a reliable, affordable efficient car.

Used car advice. Family member has about $8000-9000 CAD to spend in Toronto on a used car and is looking to maximize fuel economy and reliability. What are her best options? [more inside]
posted by samhyland on Mar 2, 2011 - 13 answers

'99 Corolla...worth it?

'99 Corolla CE, 120,000 miles, $4700...help me decide if this is a good deal. [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Feb 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Oh look it's my special snowflake car thread

My wife and I would like to buy a new used car... the perfect vehicle would be a reliable wagon with a nice ride/interior. I have 15k. What are your thoughts? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Dec 12, 2010 - 41 answers

How to go about buying a used car in Sydney?

I need help in figuring out how to go about buying a used car in Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on May 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Send my truck to truck heaven

Is there a CarMax equivalent in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
posted by zvs on May 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Info about used hybrid cars and their hybrid-battery life

Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Jetta Dilemma. I want my money back.

Last summer, I purchased a used car under the impression that it may need minor repairs. Turns out, it can likely never be registered or pass an inspection because of absurdly expensive repair costs. Now, the [niceman] who sold it to me refuses to refund anything. I want my money back. [more inside]
posted by rrrico on Jan 20, 2010 - 16 answers

minivan, megafun

How should I get rid of my old minivan? [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Jan 3, 2010 - 5 answers

paralysed by choice ...

2005 Honda Civic or 2005 Acura EL (or other)? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on Jan 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me choose a new family car!

Help me find/decide on options for a new, family-friendly car. [more inside]
posted by dellsolace on May 14, 2009 - 24 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

Get thee to a Prius!

Help us sell our two old junker-ish cars and buy a nice, new-ish, shiny cary. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 28, 2008 - 8 answers

What would be the perfect roadtrip vehicle for a four-person cross-canada trip?

In August, a friend and I are planning on driving from montreal to vancouver, where we will meet two friends of ours finishing their summer reservist stints, go camping for a bit somewhere in B.C., and then drive home. The majority of our friends' gear can be shipped home via military mail, but we will need to take all of our stuff out with us, and take our friends' camping + living stuff back to quebec. What would be the perfect vehicle for this trip? [more inside]
posted by cmyr on May 30, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I prove that an odometer has not been altered?

How do I prove that an odometer has not been tampered with? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Oct 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Creating Healthy Agreements

I want to buy a friend's car. How can I ensure that we'll still be friends after? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on Oct 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Learn to Drive in 30 (-13) Days

Seventeen days to become a licensed driver and buy a used car. Can I do it? How? [more inside]
posted by dmaterialized on Nov 27, 2006 - 17 answers

Buying out a lease on a car.

Buying a used car. Basically paying the buyout of a lease. Am I getting a good deal? [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Jun 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Buy a used Japanese car - go on used Japanese welfare.

Buying American: Does buying a foreign *used* car matter? [more inside]
posted by unixrat on Mar 1, 2006 - 54 answers

Good used auto dealership in LA?

Can someone recommend a good used-car dealership in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Jan 16, 2006 - 2 answers

What are the best new or used car dealerships in Atlanta?

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]
posted by jpburns on Nov 19, 2004 - 26 answers

Want to buy a mini-van sans-car-dealer.

Buying a mini-van, and with the help of Ask Mefi, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book, I know I want a Toyota Sienna LE. Got all the cash. Want to minimize the notorious hassle of running the car dealer gantlet. (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu on Jun 7, 2004 - 12 answers

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