I am terrified of driving cars. I don't have much experience driving (lived in a large city and used public transportation until recently). I find myself thinking that I will get into a car accident every time I get into the car. It is especially bad on the highway, and I even experience shortness of breath and major anxiety while on the highway. Help! [more inside]
posted by Equiprimordial
on Apr 13, 2011 -
I want to buy a car and drive it across the US, but I am not sure how to handle the paperwork since I will be buying it on the other side of the country from where I will eventually want to register it. [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Apr 5, 2011 -
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 -
I need some armchair legal advice about a messy situation involving a car I sold 2 years ago coming back to haunt me. I never got a bill of sale when I sold the car- now it's in police custody, and I'm liable for fees and possibly implicated in whatever this car's been into. [more inside]
posted by inweaknessbe
on Apr 2, 2011 -
[Colorado-filter] I awhile ago I asked this question.
I'm now driving around Western Colorado, seeing if we can find where this was originally filmed. Anyone have any ideas where it might be? [more inside]
posted by TheRoach
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Yet another "please help us buy a car" question with extra weirdness: buy now with generous parents' money (if so, what?) or wait until we can afford a hybrid? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet
on Mar 28, 2011 -
A friend of mine is planning to buy a new car. She needs help in choosing between Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic 2011. Please help in deciding the better car in the long run. Also please suggest any other good vehicle that is good for regular commuting and very good MPG.
posted by kirang
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Looking for a good cheap used Nissan, Toyota, or Honda in the Los Angeles area for around $3000. Any website suggestions for finding used cars? Or, what is a good dealer to go to?
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Mar 25, 2011 -
First World Problems: what does a 23-year-old do to protect future but enjoy a few luxuries? Less snarky inside, promise... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 22, 2011 -
I'm currently waiting to purchase a 2002 VW Golf Diesel with 307k miles on it. It has only had one owner, has been professionally maintained, has all maintenance records, and has all highway miles. The owner is asking at least $4k for the car is it a good deal? [more inside]
posted by mtomanelli
on Mar 9, 2011 -
Used car advice. Family member has about $8000-9000 CAD to spend in Toronto on a used car and is looking to maximize fuel economy and reliability. What are her best options? [more inside]
posted by samhyland
on Mar 2, 2011 -
After putting 176,000+ miles on my 2005 Ford Taurus, I'm in the market for a new car. My 2 previous cars have been a Mercury Sable and another Ford Taurus. I think I'm done with sedans for the time being and want something different.
What kind of car should I buy? [more inside]
posted by skitchen
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Which-car-to-get-rid-of-Filter: Car A) Ford truck, 97K or Car B) Soobie Legacy formerly 4WD, 140K. Complicating details follow..... [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Feb 25, 2011 -
My husband's car needs a new transmission. How do we get rid of this car and get some money for it? Also, advice on buying cheap car helpful, too. [more inside]
posted by threeturtles
on Feb 22, 2011 -
First my check engine light went on. After checking the oil I saw it was getting low, refilled it. I took it to jiffy lube cause it was time for all that. Then, a few days later, the light came on again. I'm going to take it to a repair shop, but I want to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla
on Feb 19, 2011 -
Need recommendations for a used car that meets certain conditions, snowflake inside. [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Porsche 911 or Boxster or...?
Please help us choose our next car!
My wife and I are getting a second-hand car and are looking for something fun to drive on the New Zealand B-roads. What we are looking for:
- A fun and quick driver’s car. Practicality is not a major concern, but…
- A reasonably comfortable and luxurious car (ruling out a Lotus for example!)
- A reliable car. Neither of us knows anything about fixing cars
- Price in US$ maximum $30,000
Which car would you choose? [more inside]
posted by sinbarambam
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I have witnessed road rage and I want to complain about it. How should I go about this? Or should I just leave it?
I live in Vaughan, Ontatio (a suburb of Toronto). I witnessed a man get out of his car (I didn't get the plate number but it was a company van with the company address and logo on it) and yell at the other driver, hit his window repeatedly and then opened his door to yank the driver out of his car. Luckily the other driver managed to let go of him and shut his door. Then the aggressor went on to kick his driver side door.
It was a traumatic to witness this incident for me. I wonder what the poor driver of the other car must have gone through.
All he did was block a lane to get into a lane from the gas station that would make a left turn. The other driver obviously angry that his man blocked the lane (mind you the light ahead was red).
So how should I go about this? I have never reported such an incident. Should I call 911?
posted by alshain
on Feb 16, 2011 -
I have $3000 cash. You have a car. Help me make this transaction go smoothly. [more inside]
posted by sonika
on Feb 16, 2011 -
I have to take two weeks off work in the next two months, and thought it would be a great idea to learn to drive. I've heard of 'intensive courses', which would theorically let you pass the driving test after 40+ hours -- in more or less 7 days.
But! I'm not sure this is a great idea... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Sijeka
on Jan 30, 2011 -
This Saturday I'm picking up a used car in Milwaukee and bringing it down to Chicago. I haven't had a car in 2 years, I lost my driver's license and I only have on-street parking. I'll buy insurance on Saturday once I know the VIN. I'll register the car and get a new license Monday morning. What can I do to make sure I'm not screwed on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by ictow
on Jan 27, 2011 -
What is the term for a shabby looking car that is tricked out like a muscle car underneath?
posted by InkaLomax
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I love cars, particularly European classics, but modern and US cars too (though not the Japanese tuning scene). I'm in Los Angeles until January 22nd; is there an event or place that is a 'must see' while I'm here?
posted by wildatheart
on Jan 4, 2011 -
My parents bought me a car, but registered it under my mother's name with the understanding that it would be, for all intents and purposes, mine once I could pay back the purchase price. This happened, but we can't transfer the title to my name without voiding the warranty. Is there any way to make this de facto
ownership any more de jure
without re-registering it? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados
on Jan 2, 2011 -
My friends 02 honda crv which she has taken immaculate care suddenly totaled itself. She has had every conceivable maintenance on time from the dealership and they say they cannot do anything to help. She either drops 5 grand on a new engine or buys a new car. Is there anything anyone can do? [more inside]
posted by nurgle
on Dec 29, 2010 -
Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf
on Dec 26, 2010 -
My wife and I are considering buying a used 2007 Nissan Versa SL Sedan here in Canada. It has 19 000 km on it, and the pretax price is $13 000. Should we buy it? If you have experience with this vehicle, or are generally car-savvy, we would love your input. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Dec 18, 2010 -
Recently, a friend's beat up old car was stolen the old fashion way - with a screwdriver to the ignition. This made me wonder about auto theft and newer, computer chip laden cars like the 2011 Volvo that I rode in yesterday. Has the computerization of automobiles led to new ways to steal cars? Basically, is there an car thief app for that?
posted by R. Mutt
on Dec 17, 2010 -
[Holiday Travels & Car repair Filter] In order to save a load of cash, I'm driving to my dad's house, where he'll repair my car's exhaust pipe for the cost of parts. But will I make it there??? [more inside]
posted by sk932
on Dec 14, 2010 -
I really wanted a Mini Cooper, but the nearest sales and service location is too far from me. What should I get instead? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday
on Dec 13, 2010 -
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 -
My friend is out of the country, and her colleague has disappeared with a car he was meant to sell for her. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic
on Dec 2, 2010 -
MustangFilter: 2006 v6 Ford Mustang giving cylinder misfire codes. Crank sensor and pulley recently replaced, the shop tells me to replace the coil pack. Looking for other root causes before I take the plunge? [more inside]
posted by ASoze
on Nov 17, 2010 -
My original iPod Mini, circa 2004, has finally died. I need to replace it with another mp3 player with an FM transmitter. What would you fine folks out there recommend? [more inside]
posted by Mountain Goatse
on Oct 30, 2010 -
Why do these skeezy guys solicit me in public to do body work on my car? [more inside]
posted by Kylio
on Oct 29, 2010 -