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What do we need to know before buying our first used car?

My gal and are buying a used Jeep Cherokee. We live in Brooklyn and want to put our minds at ease that this is a decent buy for what we're looking for. Plenty of details within; the short version is: what do we ask the mechanic to check before we commit to buying, and what are the next steps with insurance, DMV, etc.? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Apr 11, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me, a mid-twenties licensed adult in NYC, finally learn to drive!

Help me learn to drive! What's a good driving school or private instructor in NYC for a mid-twenties guy who's never been comfortable driving? I have the next 10-15 days and $500 to get as many hours behind the wheel as possible. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 26, 2013 - 9 answers

What's a good car service from Brooklyn to LaGuardia?

I am sorry to ask such a dumb question, but I have a very early flight from South Park Slope to LaGuardia, and googling car services so far is returning not great results. Is there a car service someone can recommend for an early pick up (our flight is at 5:30 a.m.)?
posted by Peemster on Mar 19, 2013 - 13 answers

What's the statute of limitations on a fist high stack of parking tickets in the Big Apple?

Let's say I have a stack of parking tickets in NYC in the 1990's and early 2000's. What are the chances they're going to come up if I get a license in NYS again? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 24, 2012 - 9 answers

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Bike rack rental in NYC?

Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Last Second President's Day Long Weekend Trip - NYC area

Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
posted by Great Swell on Feb 14, 2011 - 4 answers

I know someone didn't pay $400 for a cab ride

Why did I just see a NYC taxi in Natick, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Car-only NYC spots?

What are some great places in NYC that you actually need a car to get to easily? [more inside]
posted by davidriley on Jan 20, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I learn NYC's street repair status?

How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Sep 13, 2009 - 3 answers

help me thrive with a car in nyc

NYC parking filter - I need to know what you know. [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Aug 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Out of state used car headache

I'm looking into buying a used car, and found a pretty good looking one from a colleague in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn. How the heck does this work? Parking and title questions follow... [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 12, 2009 - 3 answers

It's cheaper in LA.

Is there a cheaper way to rent a car at JFK? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Aug 2, 2009 - 13 answers

Zipcar Update?

Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

To find a misplaced laptop in NYC?

My roommate just left his laptop in a car (from a car service) that he flagged down (i.e. he doesn't know what service it was) in Greenpoint (NYC). Is he totally screwed?
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC

First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Not saving a bunch of money on my car insurance...

Car in PA, registered in DC, now living (and insured) in NY. Geico wants a LOT of money from me. I don't want to pay NY rates. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by kdar on Dec 12, 2007 - 10 answers

NYC car battery replacement?

I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird in NYC/upper Manhattan. I suspect my battery is dead. Where can I get it replaced? [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Where to garage a car near Manhattan for a few months at least?

ManhattanParkingFilter: I am moving up to Manhattan and I need a garage to keep my car for at least a couple of months, while I decide what to do with it. [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Sep 24, 2007 - 10 answers

How to get the most out of driving a car regularly?

How do you deal with or adapt to Car Culture? Tips on driving, things to do in/with the car, strategies to deal with traffic, autos, parking, life-on-the-road in general please. Also: any specific Southern California driving/car advice. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 19, 2007 - 30 answers

Car seats in the city

Car seats in cabs/cars for hire in NYC? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Mar 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Parking ticket

I just got a ticket for parking at a commercial meter in NYC. Can I leave the car there for the rest of the day or do I need to move it?
posted by MrMulan on May 12, 2006 - 13 answers

get my mom to park slope

hiring a car/limo for my mother in law [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Feb 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Stuck with loud car alarms -- help me get sleep!

Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really want to do.) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Nov 2, 2005 - 29 answers

Good car window shop in NYC?

NYC Filter: I need to replace a window on my car and I was wondering if anyone in the NYC area could recommend a good car - window shop; bonus points if they'll come to me rather than having me drive to them.
posted by Stynxno on Jul 30, 2004 - 3 answers

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