My sister died without a will in California, her estate is going through probate, and I am (will be) the executor. How do I sell her car? My lawyer and the DMV are telling me different things. [more inside]
posted by pizzazz
on Jul 23, 2010 -
Having lost my wallet three times in six months, I need to streamline the process for replacing a Driver License and dealing with the California DMV as much as possible. [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I have a 1999 Toyota Avalon. I noticed the small plastic grille below my left headlight missing and there's a dangling plug inside. I can't figure out what used to be in there. The car still runs fine. Inside the passenger-side grille is a grey plastic box, probably connected to a similar plug.
posted by boognish
on Jun 27, 2010 -
How did kids under 2 travel in cars before car seats were the norm, particularly on long trips? My mom recalls tots in the lap and something called a 'car bed' (got any pictures?). Would little ones get lap-belted in to prevent them from falling off the seat on corner-turns?
posted by xo
on Jun 23, 2010 -
Why doesn't an auto manufacturer use more standardized body parts across the product line? I know many platforms share drivetrain components (Audi/VW etc), but wouldn't it be cheaper to extend the concept to the rest of the car? Or is it all just marketing and perceived product differentiation? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod
on Jun 16, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Yesterday my car started fine, but today the engine wouldn't crank even once. What caused my car battery to fail so suddenly and without warning? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on May 26, 2010 -
I think I have a cockroach infestation in my car. I've only seen a few of them so far, but I want to stop this before they multiply. I've had a look at other threads dealing with cockroaches in houses, but has anyone had any experience with them in cars before? I could bug bomb the car, but I'm worried about overdoing it, as a car is so much smaller that a house, and also, would it be dangerous from an explosive point of view? Also, should I be worried about cockroaches hitching a ride from the car into my apartment when I carry shopping, etc around and then bring it inside? [more inside]
posted by Piroska
on May 24, 2010 -
Tell me about your good experiences with a pickup truck and a LATCH car seat. [more inside]
posted by willpie
on May 21, 2010 -
I feel stupid for wasting a question on this, but what's the best way to get my iPod to connect to the speakers in my 2005 Toyota Corolla? [more inside]
posted by pecknpah
on May 13, 2010 -
My car has died. I live in New York City (Queens) and I need a car. Should I lease? Should I buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by orville sash
on May 11, 2010 -
My 2001 Mazda Protege automatic locks don't seem to be working properly. When I press the remote, it only unlocks the driver side door. But when I press the remote to lock it, it'll lock every door. It isn't the fuse, because it is still working. So.. I'm not sure if this is some security feature i accidentally turned on, or if it is some sort of short in the automatic lock.
posted by fozzie33
on Apr 27, 2010 -
Seriously considering purchasing a car online from another state. What is a reputable inspection service that I can hire to ensure I won't be ripped off? [more inside]
posted by crunchtopmuffin
on Apr 18, 2010 -
I'm from Texas. I want to sell my car, but have heard that I may be able to sell it for slightly more ($1000-$2000 extra) in another part of the US. Is this something that is actually true? Or would it be more trouble than it's worth? [more inside]
posted by vakker
on Apr 7, 2010 -
Where's the best/least sleazy place to buy a used Prius in the Phoenix metro area these days? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew
on Mar 26, 2010 -
My girlfriend drives a 2004 Ford Focus that is insured by her mother, but my gf pays her for it. The title and registration are also in her mothers name, but the loan is in my girlfriend's name with her mom as a cosigner. My girlfriend has made 100% of the loan payments (as well as minor repairs).
Recently my girlfriends mom has begun to demand that she turn over the vehicle because it is "hers", but has now decided to try to cancel her insurance but cannot do so due to not having the plates to the car. My girlfriend is now living in fear and worrying that her mother is going to come over to our house and take the plates off the car. Her mother has also threatened to report the car as STOLEN. [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Mar 20, 2010 -
I just bought a second hand Peugeot 407. It's a lovely car but I think the windscreen is giving me a headache... [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I'm having car trouble. I know about computers not cars. I feel stupid. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Feb 11, 2010 -
A few days ago, I traded in two cars at a Toyota dealership. I signed contracts detailing trade-in, down payments, and monthly payments.
Today, the dealership called and said that Toyota Financial wants a bigger down payment, and to remedy the situation, they will issue me a credit card for XX dollars, but my monthly payments will be reduced by XX dollars, so in the end I will be paying the same amount.
Is this a scam? Or is the dealer just trying to maximize their profit? Is this a common practice? Can the dealer nullify the contracts and force me to return these cars?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
posted by redbed
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Last year I almost bought a new Volvo c30
. I drove one and liked it, but then work got busy and I put the whole thing off until the spring. However, in December Ford announced that they would be selling Volvo to Geely
has apparently has only been manufacturing cars since 1989. This makes me hesitant, even though the BBC report on the sale states: Industry observers say the sale is good news for Volvo.
Am I over thinking this, or is the ownership of a car company irrelevant?
posted by R. Mutt
on Jan 25, 2010 -
shopping for used BMW's for my girlfriend and found one we are interested in. need tips for the haggling process. [more inside]
posted by austere
on Jan 23, 2010 -