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Will I blow my hybrid's great gas mileage if I put a roof rack on top?

Prius or Insight owners with Yakima or Thule roof racks: How much of a hit do you take on your gas mileage just from having the rack on the roof? (i.e. no bikes, skis, or cargo box on top) [more inside]
posted by takenRoad on Jul 8, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm really asking Mefi about license plate colors?

I've seen several solid orange license plates with black or navy lettering on them in the Chicagoland area in the past couple of days. A couple have been dealer plates, but I think not all of them. The Secretary of State and similar websites won't acknowledge the existence of these plates at all, and the closest I can find on Google are plates from decades and decades ago that obviously wouldn't be street legal today. What do these mysterious orange plates signify?
posted by Rallon on Jun 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me (reluctantly) choose a first car!

Help me (reluctantly) choose a first car! [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Jun 22, 2011 - 26 answers

I think pi is involved somewhere.

What's the math to figure out my speed and mileage after going to a larger tire? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Unknown substance attacks!

[CarDetailingFilter]Just finished washing the wife's car. There is an odd substance on the back windshield and on the passenger side rear quarter panel. Not sure how to get it off. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Jun 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Don't let that used car dealer stick it to us.

Help me be aggressively prepared to deal with the end of our car lease in November. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jun 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Do I pursue the recycling guys scraped my car?

Recycling guys damaged my car. Now what? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Jun 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Explain driving and cars.

Tell me about driving and about cars. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Jun 16, 2011 - 37 answers

Should I dump my Element for a Mini Cooper?

I've got a 2003 Honda Element, which I love and have recommended to others. But I miss good gas mileage and the fun of driving a sporty car. [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jun 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Momma, you should drive this car

CarFilter: Help me help my mom buy a new used car. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find a buyer for a used car?

Got some used cars and I need to sell them, but I am not a used dealer nor do I want to be. Need some buyers. How can I find them? [more inside]
posted by avrobie on Jun 9, 2011 - 8 answers

The ceiling dissolved on my car. I want it to go away.

How best to remove an unidentified mineral substance/residue from the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by bepe on Jun 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Sporty + Fuel efficient = gimme gimme

Does a sporty yet fuel efficient car exist? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jun 3, 2011 - 41 answers

Downtown commuters into Chicago by mode?

Need help - quickly - finding a statistic about Chicago downtown commuters [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Was it a hit and run, and do I report it?

Worth reporting a hit and run? Someone backed into my legally parked car even though they had a TON of room. i jumped out of the car but they ignored me and drove slowly away. [more inside]
posted by ziggly on May 24, 2011 - 18 answers

Learning to love Austin, TX

How do I learn to love where I live? (South Austin,TX) [more inside]
posted by raccoon409 on May 24, 2011 - 27 answers

Picking a small, long warranty car in the UK

Help me choose a new car: I'm in the UK, and I want a small 4-door with long warranty, low mpg and low emissions. [more inside]
posted by Coobeastie on May 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Failed California smog today. Running out of options.

Went to get my smog test done today. I almost passed it. The problem was that my engine is running a TINY bit too rich. There were more hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide coming out of my car's tailpipe than C.A.R.B. would have liked. The guy that was working at the smog test place was nice enough not to red flag my car for not having my pre-cat. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on May 12, 2011 - 16 answers

How to keep my kitten safe from the world and the world safe from my kitten?

Another kitty question. My kitten will shortly have been with me for two weeks, and I plan to start letting her go outside. At first it will be supervised sessions only, but I want to eventually put in a cat flap and let her outdoors during the day time whenever she wants. What can I do to keep her as safe as possible? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 9, 2011 - 27 answers

What do I need to know about buying a new car? (Australia-specific)

So, despite my historical protestations to the contrary, I have found that it is no longer to function as a decent and well-rounded human being without being the owner of a car, which I can drive to the bottle shop and eventually crash and die in. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on May 8, 2011 - 27 answers

What car I buy????

I want a car/SUV with good cargo capacity and good fuel economy. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on May 7, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I develop spatial awareness for my car?

I'm learning to drive and I need your tips on sensing car position. [more inside]
posted by mossicle on May 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Help us pick a car!

Do you own, or have you owned, a Honda Insight? Would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Apr 27, 2011 - 28 answers

See that, officer? I told you it was a UFO.

I'm looking to buy a dashcam, just out of general geekiness and paranoia. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chairface on Apr 26, 2011 - 3 answers

The little subaru that could...

Car is acting funky. I know there is a transmission issue, but... [more inside]
posted by rich on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Panic attacks while driving!

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 - 22 answers

Does shortest always take the middle?

Who gets the middle seat on family road trips? [more inside]
posted by tequila sunrise on Apr 13, 2011 - 39 answers

Buying a car across (many) state lines

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 - 16 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

Why do speedometers go so high?

Why do car speedometers go so high? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 4, 2011 - 28 answers

I never got a bill of sale when I sold my car, and now I'm screwed. What can I do?

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 - 16 answers

Repair or buy?

Help me navigate recent accident damage and whether or not I should buy a new car with 0 down! [more inside]
posted by wayofthedodo on Apr 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Lost Location

[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 - 13 answers

What brand of engine air filter should I use?

What brand of engine air filter should I use? [more inside]
posted by millions on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 answers

To buy, or not to buy, a car--that is the question (containing within it multitudes)

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 - 26 answers

Hyundai Elantra or Honda Civic.

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 - 18 answers

Need a cheap used Japanese car in L.A.

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 - 3 answers

Living up to the hype...how do I make this work?

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 - 13 answers

I hit a dog with my car and feel really bad about it.

I hit a dog with my car and I feel terrible. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by treeshar on Mar 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Repair or replace 1992 Camry?

Repair or replace 1992 Camry? (with some interesting caveats) [more inside]
posted by armyman83 on Mar 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Question about pending used car purchase.

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 - 28 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

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

Car Bye Bye

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 - 16 answers

If a transmission costs $1600, surely something on this car is worth $?

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 - 17 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

Well it's not the oil level (check engine light question)

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 - 16 answers

Need used car recommendations

Need recommendations for a used car that meets certain conditions, snowflake inside. [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Feb 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Porsche 911 or Boxster or...?

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 - 48 answers

How should I report road rage

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 - 23 answers

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