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Reliable, Fuel-efficient, Low-cost

I am looking for a used car. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Aug 8, 2014 - 15 answers

Help with thoughts on a new car, and stuff

I am thinking about buying a new car in a few months, wondering about model, when to buy, and planning around a trip in June. Advice/Tips/Opinions/Tales/Fact or Fiction Appreciated! (Much more inside) [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Mar 1, 2013 - 15 answers

A smaller car with great gas mileage?

It's time for me to get a new car. I'm leaning towards a smaller car. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2013 - 55 answers

Should I go for the really, really new car smell?

I've always heard, "Don't buy a first-run car, wait until the model has been in production for a few years." But, I'm really interested in the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Would the fact that it's essentially a jacked-up Impreza offset that rule of thumb? Or should I stay far away from being one of the first US owners of this vehicle? [more inside]
posted by weathergal on Sep 22, 2012 - 16 answers

2013 Kia Optima SXL

Should I buy the 2013 Kia Optima SXL (Ltd). [more inside]
posted by Lylo on Jul 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for car buying advice for the test drive process

What do I need to be thinking or asking about when I go for a test drive of some new cars? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jun 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Car handbrake - first gear too?

Is it necessary these days for a car parked on a hill to be put in first gear, as well as engaging the hand brake?
posted by devnull on Apr 12, 2012 - 23 answers

What do I do with a brand-new car?

How do you "break in" a new car? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Apr 9, 2012 - 22 answers

When to trade in my car for a new one?

Help me determine the optimal time to trade in my car for a new one. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Jan 30, 2012 - 7 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 do I integrate my possible future into my current need for a new car?

I am buying a new car. Is it silly to take into consideration what I hope my life is like 5+ years down the road when choosing a new car? Help me untangle my emotions about the future from what I need in a new car. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 35 answers

Sticker shock

Just had our car registered with the DMV and got the 2012 tags. Also took it into the mechanic. His advice was to get another car, because this one is about shot. I haven't put the stickers on the car yet. Should I save them for the new car we'll be getting in less than two months? Will this save me money? Or is it non-transferrable to the new vehicle?
posted by Spyder's Game on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Most effective way to buy a car with cash and no credit history?

I don't really know how car buying works, help please! [more inside]
posted by p3on on Aug 28, 2011 - 16 answers

seeking the playlist of a compilation cassette

Can someone locate the complete playlist of a cassette that was included with the purchase of a Mercury Marquis station wagon in 1984? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Jul 19, 2011 - 8 answers

My first new car!

I am getting my first brand-new car in a couple of weeks. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Jul 15, 2011 - 19 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

Need help choosing two new (to me) cars!

I need to buy two cars. What should I do? Is it ill-advised to buy a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser with 162K miles on it? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Dec 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Combine rear-facing and front-facing car seats and still have space left over?

One rear-facing car seat, plus one front-facing car seat, in a Honda, Toyota, or Subaru? What worked for you? [more inside]
posted by Knowyournuts on Nov 22, 2010 - 14 answers

How to get a longer, more substantial test drive of a new car.

Do dealerships still loan out cars you're interested in buying for an hour or two? Years ago before I was of driving age, I went with my parents to a dealership to look at some cars. I can't recall if we were buying a new or used car, but the dealership let us take the car for a couple of hours. (Perhaps it was a used car and we took it to a secondary mechanic?) [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 8, 2009 - 12 answers

A few questions about cars.

I have a few questions about buying a new or used car. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 15, 2009 - 25 answers

To Keep the Jeep or Dump the Jeep?

Moving to the UK. What to do with my car? Sell? Store? Roadtrip across the Atlantic? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Jun 4, 2009 - 12 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

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

What should I do with my new car that has paint problems?

I bought a brand new vw scirocco on the 15/3/2009 last week i noticed a character from the badge on the boot had fallen off and on closer inspection it appears the paint it cracking behind the lettering. So i took it to my nearest VW body specialist as i assumed it would be covered under guarantee however he said it had been resprayed and they wouldnt touch it and to take it back to where i bought it. can i demand a replacement boot? can i throw the car back even though its over 30 days (im in the uk). help suggestions appreciated
posted by toocan on Apr 22, 2009 - 2 answers

What can I expect from the dealer when I try to cancel my extended warranty?

So I didn't research as much as I should have, and I financed my new 2008 Toyota today with the extended warranty. Now it sounds like I should have waited or gotten other quotes, but with all the number juggling, I lost sight of the bottom line. I'm going back to the dealer tomorrow to cancel the extended warranty. Can I expect the dealer to try to change the APR or any other aspect of the financing of the car? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Dec 19, 2007 - 12 answers

2008 Cars with great gas mileage.

My parents are looking for a new car with great gas mileage. They don't want a Hybrid. What are their options? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Sep 25, 2007 - 29 answers

Tons of car and insurance questions

I just moved to a new area and bought a car for the first time and have a list of questions about new cars and insurance. Feel free to answer whichever ones you want. [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

NewCarFilter: Changing car dealerships.

I'm living in Calgary and ordered a 2007 VW GTI in October. I'm expecting delivery in February or March. I'm applying for work in BC and AB and there's a chance that I might be in BC by then. What's involved with changing dealerships? [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on Dec 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Must-have accessories for my car?

What are some must-have accessories for my new car? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Nov 27, 2006 - 20 answers

Keep new car to 50mph for 1st 500 miles?

I just bought a new car. I seem to remember hearing that you should keep the speed to, say, 50 mph, for its first couple hundred miles - something to do with tires or brakes... Is that right? Do I need to do this?
posted by crepeMyrtle on May 19, 2006 - 15 answers

Do I have to pay "document fees"?

[UK] Buying a new car from a dealership - do I have to pay "document fees"? [more inside]
posted by coach_mcguirk on Mar 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Insurance for a first-time car buyer

When do I need to get insurance for my new car? [more inside]
posted by mbrubeck on Feb 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Car Deposit Trouble

I've just purchased my very first new car. However, in the process, I visited nine dealerships - 7 of them asked me for a cash deposit before they would even discuss prices with me. The one dealership that I gave a $500CDN deposit to (I later changed my mind on it) took almost 2 hours to refund my deposit. What are my rights, and what are strategies to get around this deposit requirement?
posted by burhan on Jan 15, 2005 - 39 answers

New vs Used Car

Our second car went belly up this weekend, and we are now looking for a replacement. I'd like to get some advice on the new vs. old dilemma [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Oct 13, 2004 - 7 answers

Can I Use a Student Loan to Buy a Land Rover Discovery?

I need a new vehicle and have been looking at payment option. I figure my current car is worth $6000 and I can effectively put another $5000 down in cash. The car I'm looking at (Land Rover Discovery) will be $20,000 total (including taxes). This means a $9000 loan. Since I am a student I qualify for student loans. Can I use a student loan to do this? What's the best student loan for doing this with? I'd take out a traditional loan but I figure seeing as how I'm a student that this would get me the best rates. And if anyone has Land Rover horror stories feel free to add. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jun 12, 2004 - 44 answers

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