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Should I dump my car?

We have a 2002 Mazda Protege5 with 140k miles on it. The repair costs seem to be escalating and we are trying to decide whether to keep it on the road. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Sep 4, 2013 - 19 answers

What questions do I ask when buying a used car?

What questions can I have answered over the phone that will help me significantly narrow down a 25-car field of options? [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Apr 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Can you tell me whether this used car seems like a good deal?

Can you tell me whether this used car seems like a good deal? I'm currently out of the country, but I'm looking to buy a used Toyota 4Runner. I would like to buy a truck/SUV that will last me FOREVER. In other words, I want to keep it as a second car even when it has 200k+. I think that the 4Runner might be good based upon what I know. [more inside]
posted by denverco on Feb 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Rolling in My Hooptie

Help me decide how to finance my vehicle purchases. I need to get two cars for my family. Could be new, could be used. I want both of these cars to have very high safety ratings. Everything else doesn't really matter. I could pay cash for two new cars, but that just seems stupid to do on a depreciating asset. Is the best course of action to find two used, yet reasonably new cars and pay cash? What if we like having new cars? Should we just lease two new vehicles? I have read that the best course of action is to buy a used car and drive it into the ground. That's great, but what if I leave the country again in 5 years. And do I really want to be driving around in a Hooptie in ten years. How do I approach the whole buy new / used, lease issue.
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 10, 2011 - 16 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

Am I off base on this car?

Am I being unreasonable on this used car price? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Negotiating tips to help buy a used Toyota Camry?

Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Repo'd cars in Austin

How do you find, examine, and buy repossessed cars in Austin, TX? Other suggestions for low-priced car buying also welcome. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Soothe my Paranoid Mind

Selling my car privately: Do I HAVE to mail Bank of America my blank pink slip? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Jul 19, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I go about buying a used cargo van without burning my money?

What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

help us haggle with a dealership!

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 - 17 answers

Info about used hybrid cars and their hybrid-battery life

Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 22, 2010 - 19 answers

paralysed by choice ...

2005 Honda Civic or 2005 Acura EL (or other)? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on Jan 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Narrowing down a used car search.

Looking to narrow my search for a used car down to just a few options. Seeking something around $5k, reliable, low maintenance and compact. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Nov 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Used car safety information?

I didn't find this thread helpful. Does anyone have new information related to obtaining car safety information for older cars? I am considering purchasing a 1989 Subaru Loyale, a car I owned prior to having children and loved. I currently drive a newer 1998 Honda Civic, but I really miss my old Loyale. I don't want to move back in time if it will jeopardize the safety of my children.
posted by jeffmac on Jun 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Please help find a gently-used, luxury-ish sedan.

Please help find a gently-used, luxury-ish sedan. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jan 25, 2009 - 8 answers

This is a good time to buy a car--no?

I am going to buy a used car for my teen. I have the cash. The economy is in shambles. Cars are not exactly selling like hotcakes now. Shouldn't I be able to go to a car dealership and get a helluva deal now? What am I missing here?
posted by sandra194 on Oct 7, 2008 - 24 answers

Can I buy a brand new 5-year-old car?

Can I buy a brand new 5-year-old car? For example, can I buy a brand-new *2003* Nissan 350Z? Or did they really sell each and every last one back in 2003? Where do unsold new cars go when the new models come out? Any car dealers out there that can explain this to me? They must end up somewhere.
posted by sidereal on Dec 30, 2007 - 13 answers

NADA vs edmund pricing

NADA vs edmund pricing for used cars [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Oct 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I buy a used rental car?

UsedCarFilter: Is buying used from a rental car company, specifically Enterprise, a good idea? First hand experiences appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Sep 14, 2007 - 26 answers

What to do for a used car?

Used car filter: At a fork in the road while shopping for a car. Opinions needed! [more inside]
posted by Cosine on May 29, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me find old car safety ratings?

Seeking safety data for old used cars. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on May 28, 2007 - 6 answers

What Do Seniors Need To Consider When Buying a Vehicle?

My parents are seniors who, assuming their good health continues, will be able to drive for another 10 years or so. They're about to buy what will presumably be their last vehicle. In addition to the standard points to consider when choosing it, are there any factors associated with aging for them to keep in mind as they’re shopping? [more inside]
posted by Amy NM on May 12, 2007 - 30 answers

Plaid Jacket Optional

Buying a used car in Vancouver, BC, dealers you'd recommend, or conversely, those to absolutely avoid? [more inside]
posted by eurasian on May 12, 2006 - 7 answers

How far to go to fix a car?

I need to fix up my brother's POS car to sell it. How much effort should I go to? My brother is moving out of state, and since my parents are also no longer in the area, it has fallen on me to sell the car and send the money on to my Dad. (My parents actually paid for the car.) [more inside]
posted by voidcontext on May 5, 2006 - 21 answers

Car dealership stories

What's it like to be Jerry Lundegaard selling Oldsmobiles? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Oct 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Old Volvo - good idea?

Current and former Volvo owners, please help me. Is buying a 1996 850 Turbo Wagon with 165,000 miles on it a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by internal on Oct 6, 2005 - 28 answers

usedcar filter: 2000 bmw 323it wagon

does any one have any experience with the 323i/it series? if so, recommended? warnings? experience? thanks in advance. other used cars in the class users would recommend?
posted by specialk420 on Feb 17, 2005 - 10 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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