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Buying my first car soon. Please point me in the right direction.

I am eligible to take my road test next month and, assuming a pass, would like to begin the process of purchasing a car a few months after that. I never got a walk-through with my parents, so I would like your advice specifically on the initial purchase and care of a FIRST car. [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Jan 6, 2014 - 29 answers

Cargo van options with decent gas mileage?

I'd like to find a newish, reliable cargo van with under 100,000 miles, good gas mileage (at least 15+ city, 19+ highway), and a high top. The first two are strongly preferred, the high top could go either way I suppose. My budget is under $18K. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

How should I cope when sharing a car with a dangerous driver?

I've recently had occasion to take a multi-hour drive with someone who who very consistently drove in a matter that felt very dangerous to me. There was a lot of tailgating, sudden lane changing, and more than a few last-second turns. I sat quietly in the back seat. [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first on Sep 5, 2013 - 24 answers

What kind of vehicle should we buy for our vintage clothing business?

A friend and I run a small-but-growing online vintage clothing business. We've recently branched out into showing at vintage truck shows in the Chicago area. As of now, we've been using a friend's Saab hatchback. Unfortunately, this isn't a really a sustainable option for us; it's also a bit of a tight fit for our 200ish garments, 2 - 3 clothing racks, bust, and table. We're interesting in purchasing a used vehicle so that we can continue to travel with our merchandise. Ideally, we'd like something that is reliable, safe, and has some extra space to grow alongside our business. Unfortunately, our budget is on the low side: we'd like to spend less than $5000... the cheaper the better. Thoughts? Recommendations? Should we rent instead of buy? Thanks for sharing your wisdom! [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Owning a car in Ireland as a Dual Citizen (USA and IRELAND) living in US

Is it possible for a person with dual citizenship (USA and Ireland; residing in the USA) to register and get insurance for an automobile in Ireland (the north of Ireland to be specific) if the person does not reside in Ireland? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by aelish on Apr 1, 2013 - 5 answers

get it right

Any MeFites with experience adjusting to an imported right hand drive vehicle? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Oct 25, 2012 - 19 answers

vehicles

new verses used vehicle and when to sale most economical [more inside]
posted by mrfawcet on Oct 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Trouble with the car insurance claim process

Got a really weird call from a car insurance company after a minor accident. How does the car insurance system work in Australia? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Sep 27, 2011 - 10 answers

aircare confusion

I live in Vancouver and may be buying a used car on Bowen Island. How do I go about insuring it with air care? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Jul 17, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I do the smog test to register my California car out of state?

For the California folks: I go to school out of state, and I accidentally let my vehicle registration expire. I'm trying to figure out how I can get it done quickly and remotely. My primary concern is the smog test - I'm due for one this year. Searching the internet has given me mixed responses, with some saying you have to go back to CA to get smog tests, and others saying you can waive it in absentia. I need to drive as soon as possible, so I'd really appreciate a prompt response! Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on May 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Corners on a dime?????

I am interested in purchasing a gently used cross over vehicle for myself. I plan on paying cash and want to spend 10,000.00 or less. I prefer Honda or Toyota but am open to reliable well made vehicles. [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Sending a vehicle across Australia!

Transporting-Cars-Filter: My brother is working on the mines in Western Australia and would like to get his jeep or scooter transported from Gold Coast to Perth / Karratha. Any idea how to do this as cheaply as possible? Brother has heard that rail freight is a less expensive option. [more inside]
posted by mjao on Aug 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Help with car loan and cosigner

My girlfriend drives a 2004 Ford Focus that is insured by her mother, but my gf pays her for it. The title and registration are also in her mothers name, but the loan is in my girlfriend's name with her mom as a cosigner. My girlfriend has made 100% of the loan payments (as well as minor repairs). Recently my girlfriends mom has begun to demand that she turn over the vehicle because it is "hers", but has now decided to try to cancel her insurance but cannot do so due to not having the plates to the car. My girlfriend is now living in fear and worrying that her mother is going to come over to our house and take the plates off the car. Her mother has also threatened to report the car as STOLEN. [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Mar 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Buying Used Without No Clues

I'm generally freaking out about buying a car (used, my first) and have a short laundry list of very general questions. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Which of These Cars is Best for Me?

The batmonkeymobile was in an accident today (everyone's ok) and will be totaled. My last car-buying attempt worked out splendidly and I want to repeat it, but I'm having a harder time figuring out which makes/models will best fulfill my desire to have car happiness many years into the future. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Mar 12, 2009 - 24 answers

I've fallen into a Motor Vehicle Rabbit Hole

When you find yourself in a life-harming situation due to a unique administrative hiccup in a government bureaucracy (and since no one's anticipated this sort of hiccup, no one's empowered to override it)....what do you do? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 13, 2007 - 38 answers

Used car shopping for dummies

Advice for a 17 year old, buying her first car. $4,000 budget. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Jul 26, 2007 - 51 answers

Tell me about camper vans

Camper van question: I'm thinking of buying a vehicle in the next couple of months. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me buy a new vehicle

Help me choose my new vehicle... please. It's great fun! You should play. [more inside]
posted by Witty on Aug 10, 2006 - 30 answers

I am a dominant male.

Please find me examples of vehicles which have V24 engines. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on May 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Cars sold in US?

Looking for car *brands* currently sold at dealerships in the United States. I've got a 40+ member list (after the jump) that strikes me as fairly exhaustive but I also have this nagging feeling that I'm missing one or more "niche" brands. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on May 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Comparison of 4 GPS Systems requested.

Need your assistance in comparing 4 vehicle GPS systems before purchasing one of them. Units include Garmin Streetpilot C340, C330, Magellan RoadMap 360, and TomTom Go 700. Pl provide feed back on screen size and ease of viewing while driving, anti-glare sceen, backlight at night for viewing, ease of use. Your pro and cons would be appreciated. If you have a unit not mentioned but believe it is better than those listed above, let me know. Leaving soon on a trip and your responses would be appreciated ASAP. Thank you.
posted by Scanner on Jan 29, 2006 - 6 answers

What's with all the pickups?

How come Tex-Mex restaurants attract so many big SUVs and pickup trucks? [more inside]
posted by zek on Jan 8, 2006 - 18 answers

keeping my car's feet in good condition

What are some good wheel and alignment shops in or around Montclair, NJ? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Nov 30, 2005 - 6 answers

Auto auction question.

Have you ever been to an auto auction? [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Sep 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Truck Signage

Why do trucks have signs on them that say "wide right turns"? Don't they make wide left turns too?
posted by adampsyche on Sep 30, 2004 - 11 answers

Buying a Car

Buying a car filter: Yesterday my car blew up. Now I don’t know what to do. [the unfortunate details inside] [more inside]
posted by Lizc on Sep 10, 2004 - 21 answers

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