• What would be a good first car for a teen driver?

    I'm 17 and I am getting my permit next week. I have looked nearby me and found several cars that fit within my price range but I am unsure which one I should get. They are all $1000 and under. Some of them have cosmetic issues but they don't have anything mechanically wrong listed about them. I don't... show more
    I'm 17 and I am getting my permit next week. I have looked nearby me and found several cars that fit within my price range but I am unsure which one I should get. They are all $1000 and under. Some of them have cosmetic issues but they don't have anything mechanically wrong listed about them. I don't need anything fancy, just something to learn in and get used to driving with. The choices are: 2000 Hyundai Elantra with 168k miles, 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with 170k miles, 2004 Dodge Neon with 198k miles, 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 200k miles, 2001 Nissan Maxima with 184k miles, 2003 Hyundai Sonata with 180k miles, and a 2002 Ford Explorer with 200k miles. Are any of these good deals or should I keep looking? Any suggestions for a teen first car? Thanks for your help!
    23 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • How does a car generally sound/feel when it's running somewhat low on Oil and/or Water?

    I've not long passed my driving test and at the moment I'm driving around in the typical 'first car' that has seen better days but is not quite on the scrap heap yet. Except for a very minor oil leak, it runs perfectly fine and everything works as it should. However, there is a problem with the... show more
    I've not long passed my driving test and at the moment I'm driving around in the typical 'first car' that has seen better days but is not quite on the scrap heap yet. Except for a very minor oil leak, it runs perfectly fine and everything works as it should. However, there is a problem with the bonnet that means it has to be held down with a cable tie - which has to be cut and a new one attached whenever the bonnet needs to be lifted. When I asked my relative (who previously owned the car) how I can tell, whilst I'm driving and aside from the display lights, when the car is running medium-low on oil and/or water, he couldn't explain because apparently, you 'just know' - but this is something I PERSONALLY have yet to experience, so... Me - in my logical mind - I intended to go by the display, but apparently you can't always rely on the display to be accurate, particularly with older cars. Thanks in advance for any/all help and information.
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 hours ago
  • Could you live without an automobile? How would it affect your life?

    Best answer: Most of my life I have lived in cities with excellent public transit: New York, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco. I learned to drive at 16 as part of the drivers' education program in public schools. I drove for a couple of years, but always found public transit and walking the best way to get around in a... show more
    Best answer: Most of my life I have lived in cities with excellent public transit: New York, Boston, Montreal, San Francisco. I learned to drive at 16 as part of the drivers' education program in public schools. I drove for a couple of years, but always found public transit and walking the best way to get around in a city. I still do. I live in a small inner city (65K population). I'm 80 now and I frankly don't think anyone my age should drive. I probably still could, but I'm not gambling with other peoples' safety. Day or night, I walk or call a cab.
    80 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 5 days ago
  • A minor accident!?

    I just got into a minor accident. I was slowing down because the car that was in front of me was slowing down because there was potholes and while I was slowing down, and the car behind me hit my vehicle and dented my rear bumper. Luckily no one was injured. And I called the police to report the incident. Police... show more
    I just got into a minor accident. I was slowing down because the car that was in front of me was slowing down because there was potholes and while I was slowing down, and the car behind me hit my vehicle and dented my rear bumper. Luckily no one was injured. And I called the police to report the incident. Police came and gave us the police report number. Then I called my insurance company and filed a claim. Then we went our ways, After that day I got a call from the guy's insurance company and they said they will take care of it and will fix the bumper. I said ok cool. Insurance company gave me an address which is a automotive collision repair shop. Also they will provide rental car at their expense. After getting the call I called my insurance and told them all about it. They said okay and since its his fault they are supposed to take care of the damage. Also told me to let them know if there is any problem. So my concern is : I bought my NISSAN ROGUE SV 2015 (USED) (30K miles) on MAY 2017. Still has Nissan manufacturer's warranty. So do I have to fix the bumper from certified Nissan repair shop or I can get the repair done from any shop? is it going to void my Nissan warranty? Thank you for taking the time to read it.
    36 answers · Insurance & Registration · 4 days ago
  • Can an earring cause a flat tire?

    if a car runs over an earring, could it get a flat tire?
    if a car runs over an earring, could it get a flat tire?
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 hours ago
  • Why do rich Americans buy Lexus/BMW over Cadillac?

    Upper middle class or richer Americans buy more Lexus, BMW, Merc des, Infiniti etc. compared to a Cadillac or any American Luxury cars. In fact in a list of top 10 luxury cars sold in America only Cadillac made the list at #8 . Americans need to be more patriotic . How many American lexury cars are being sold in... show more
    Upper middle class or richer Americans buy more Lexus, BMW, Merc des, Infiniti etc. compared to a Cadillac or any American Luxury cars. In fact in a list of top 10 luxury cars sold in America only Cadillac made the list at #8 . Americans need to be more patriotic . How many American lexury cars are being sold in Japan!? How many sold in Germany ?? Very low amount!
    25 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to buy a car in car max?

    I want to buy a car in car max in one payment so that way I'll not pay interest, and also car insurance is cheaper if you don't owe your car, please help!!
    I want to buy a car in car max in one payment so that way I'll not pay interest, and also car insurance is cheaper if you don't owe your car, please help!!
    21 answers · Buying & Selling · 3 days ago
  • Which is the cheapest car to own?

    Honda Civic, Kia forte or Mazda 3. I've also heard that wile BMW's have high sticker price and costly parts they don't need repairs as often and warranty's are longer than most cars.
    Honda Civic, Kia forte or Mazda 3. I've also heard that wile BMW's have high sticker price and costly parts they don't need repairs as often and warranty's are longer than most cars.
    24 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Should I buy the car?

    So there is a 2008 Honda accord for $400 which is cheap but I have an uneasy feeling it has 160,000 miles and needs a head gasket replacement I don t know much about cars and I m not sure what to do.
    So there is a 2008 Honda accord for $400 which is cheap but I have an uneasy feeling it has 160,000 miles and needs a head gasket replacement I don t know much about cars and I m not sure what to do.
    37 answers · Honda · 5 days ago
  • My Toyota Camry has 180,000 miles on it and is in relatively good condition. But is it still likely to go at 200,000?

    Mind you, I have never been late for an oil change, and replaced the sensors whenever the check engine light went on. However, they say a car usually dies at 200,000. Is my car on its last legs? I repeat, there have been no serious problems.
    Mind you, I have never been late for an oil change, and replaced the sensors whenever the check engine light went on. However, they say a car usually dies at 200,000. Is my car on its last legs? I repeat, there have been no serious problems.
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 14 hours ago
  • In the winter how do you loosen frozen windshield wipers?

    Best answer: Spray or pour a little rubbing alcohol along the blades which will melt the ice.
    Best answer: Spray or pour a little rubbing alcohol along the blades which will melt the ice.
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Oil in 3 of 4 spark plugs?

    Got a little 4-cylinder sports car. When changing the spark plugs, 3 of 4 were virtually swimming in a lot of oil. I presume that this is the rings that are bad. A cost estimate online seems to range from $900 to $1,800 depending on the type of car. So basically...how long will a motor last if you wing this? I... show more
    Got a little 4-cylinder sports car. When changing the spark plugs, 3 of 4 were virtually swimming in a lot of oil. I presume that this is the rings that are bad. A cost estimate online seems to range from $900 to $1,800 depending on the type of car. So basically...how long will a motor last if you wing this? I can change the spark plugs more often, because they aren't very expensive and it is like $20-$25 for 4. Will that help extend life in general? Granted, this is an old car. Got it when it had 60,000 miles and it has about 170,000 now. It is a 2001, so it has a bit of life left in it (everything else is in pretty good shape and a lot of parts have been replaced over time), but just wondering how this will affect it. How often should I change the plugs with this problem? When I changed them, I gripped a paper towel with some long handle needle nose pliers and stuck it down in there to soak up as much of the oil as possible before I put the new plug in. I know that it will just get back on it again at some point, but just wondering how long a motor will last in general with this issue happening.
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • What's causing steering wheel to shake while driving?

    Just changed the steering shaft, tires look fine(no wear on the outside or inside) and it seem like while driving on the highway when going at a high speed the car seem to drive okay, well atleast the shaking isnt as bad but going low speed it shakes alot. Have anyone had this issue before and if so what was the... show more
    Just changed the steering shaft, tires look fine(no wear on the outside or inside) and it seem like while driving on the highway when going at a high speed the car seem to drive okay, well atleast the shaking isnt as bad but going low speed it shakes alot. Have anyone had this issue before and if so what was the issue and how did you fix it. My car is a 1998 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder, my last resort is to take it to a shop and have a full inspection done, tired of playing the guessing game!
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago