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Help me close the deal on a new car!

My wife and I are in the process of buying a new car for the first time. So far things have proceeded fairly smoothly, but I just wanted to be clear on how the steps should proceed as we enter the end game. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jun 24, 2015 - 16 answers

Car dealership majorly screwing me over -- help!

MeFites, I'm 26/f and know squat about car repairs, except to know that I'm too broke to keep paying for the same problem to be fixed multiple times. Dealerships are evil. Let's discuss. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Jan 14, 2015 - 19 answers

I suck at negotiating and purchased a vehicle worth less

So I bought a vehicle at a dealership and this was my first time doing so. I suck at negotiating and I thought I had done my research enough, I was wrong. I ended up buying a vehicle and later finding out that it is worth $2000 less than what I paid for. I signed all the documents and drove away and am having second thoughts. Is it too late? Is there a worst-case scenario? Do I suck it up and learn from my mistakes for the next time? [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Dec 14, 2014 - 20 answers

That Used Car Smell

What do car dealerships typically do to used cars before offering them for sale? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Is the dealership scamming me?

Bought my used 01 Toyota Camry from a dealership over a year and a half ago. Today they inspected the brakes and told me all pads need to be replaced + new brake fluid + powersteering fluid flush + resurfacing the rotors, and new battery. I have been taking this vehicle to same dealership for routine oil changes which include multi-point inspections, and only the battery was an issue in the past. Am I wrong to think that after just over a year and a half I shouldn't need so much work done- should I complain and write a letter, or is this to be expected with a used vehicle? [more inside]
posted by biograd08 on Jul 14, 2012 - 20 answers

2005 Toyota Corolla stalled on highway; battery cables; recall

Asking for a friend: "I've got a 2005 Corolla. That year/make is one of those selectively affected by the Toyota recall re: random stalling. I never received a notice that my car was affected, but I did buy (and transfer the title) fairly recently. Anyway, my car stalled--basically on the highway at rush hour..." [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 29, 2010 - 10 answers

The damn dealership broke my radio and I am pisssssssed.

The dealership broke the sound system in the car, claims they did not, and did not fix it. It's a 2002 Saturn LS and when you try to turn on the radio/cd/cassette player it just beeps and says LOCK on the display. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Jul 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Ghost Riiiiiiide

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 - 20 answers

Cost to dealier of new car. Cost to pay?

How much does a Chevy Uplander cost the dealer and how much should my mom pay fin Toronto today? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on May 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me work out how best to deal with a dealership.

We bought a brand new car a couple of weeks ago but the windscreen is scratched. We're pretty sure that the dealer did this but we don't really have any proof. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Car dealer forced me to sign an illegal FTC privacy notice

Car dealer forced me to sign an illegal FTC privacy notice - offering no opt out. Help me change his business method so he doesn't do this to others. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Apr 8, 2009 - 28 answers

down payment after papers are signed

NewCarOwnerFilter: Got a new car, signed the papers (including financing through dealer), and took the car home. Now dealer is telling us that we must put a down payment even though we signed the papers with 0 down. [more inside]
posted by vocpanda on Mar 16, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I find an objective price for auto repairs?

I normally take my 1999 Accord to the Honda dealership for oil changes. During my last visit, the mechanic suggested a couple of fairly expensive maintenance procedures. Is there a good resource out there to help me decide whether the prices they quoted me were reasonable? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Feb 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Thanks for your help! Now what?

Writing a thank you letter to a car dealership. [more inside]
posted by zippity on Apr 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I get Saturn to take this potentially dangerous car off my hands.

Car systems randomly shut down a week and a half after purchasing it. How can I get the dealership to take it back? [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jan 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Getting an auto dealer license just to access dealer only auctions- worth it?

Are there significant savings at dealer-only options for used cars? Enough to make the effort and cost of getting a dealer licence worth it? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on Jan 17, 2008 - 10 answers

tell me a tale..

AutoFilter: In your experience, is it worth the higher price to take your vehicle to the dealer for routine service than a third party? [more inside]
posted by Industrial PhD on Dec 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Auto: I need to replace my brakes on my 2005 Audi A4. Do I have any other options than factory brakes from the dealership? Are there brakes on the market that perform at or above what I would expect from factory brakes?

Auto: I need to replace my brakes on my 2005 Audi A4. Do I have any other options than factory brakes from the dealership? Are there brakes on the market that perform at or above what I would expect from factory brakes?
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Nov 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Kia ftl

Bought a used car from Kia, with warranty. Two weeks later it's needing repairs and after numerous promises for a loner, we're being denied. "Boss said no, you'll have to pay for a rental" What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Sep 17, 2007 - 15 answers

What type of business insurance do automobile dealers have?

I'll spare the details, but I am looking for insurance for a used car dealership. I have googled "automobile dealer insurance" and many variations of that phrase, and have come up with nothing. What companies do used car dealers use for their insurance. Thanks.
posted by mjger on Feb 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Can a geek girl buy her own car without getting screwed?

Buying my first car as a female engineer -- do I need a male buddy to go with me? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Dec 29, 2006 - 41 answers

Volkswagen Dealerships in MA

What Volkswagen dealership (Besides Tracy in Hyannis) would be close to Cape Cod, MA and good choice to take my car to? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Jun 20, 2006 - 2 answers

Non-existent car deal on credit report?

Does backing out of a car deal affect your credit? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Jun 19, 2006 - 21 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

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