• Which of 3 cars should I buy?

    I need to buy a car with decent mpg that will last at least a year, $1500 or less. I am looking at 2 1998 Dodge Caravans each for $950 (one with 170K miles but some body damage that does not affect the performance; and one with 240K which looks better but is otherwise about the same. The 3rd car is a 2000... show more
    I need to buy a car with decent mpg that will last at least a year, $1500 or less. I am looking at 2 1998 Dodge Caravans each for $950 (one with 170K miles but some body damage that does not affect the performance; and one with 240K which looks better but is otherwise about the same. The 3rd car is a 2000 Mercedes Benz C280 with 186K for $1500. The Benz was missing when I drove it but otherwise handled well. The owner said he was going to see what was wrong and fix it. Which one?
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Selling my car my dad gave me 6 years ago and he is trying to pocket the money?

    I m selling my used car that my dad gave me, the title is still in his name so I need him during the process. Well he s very well off as in he s going out of the country next weekend, buying a $5,000 couch, and just bought a 2018 BMW. I m still in college and am getting married in a month. I just decided to sell it... show more
    I m selling my used car that my dad gave me, the title is still in his name so I need him during the process. Well he s very well off as in he s going out of the country next weekend, buying a $5,000 couch, and just bought a 2018 BMW. I m still in college and am getting married in a month. I just decided to sell it last minute bc I don t use it and I can use the cash. Well he s making me do everything (which I don t mind) but he plans on pocketing it all and maybe giving me some of it. Is this wrong? What do I say to him? He knows I m broke and struggling and yet still plans on taking it.
    28 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Any suggestions as what to do when you want to finance another car but already financing one?

    Best answer: The only time that's an issue is if you owe more on the car than it is worth in trade. You have two options in that situations: 1. Put your present car up for sale yourself for however much you owe on it and hope someone is willing to pay that much for it. 2. Keep driving the car you have until you have... show more
    Best answer: The only time that's an issue is if you owe more on the car than it is worth in trade. You have two options in that situations:

    1. Put your present car up for sale yourself for however much you owe on it and hope someone is willing to pay that much for it.

    2. Keep driving the car you have until you have it paid down enough that you don't owe more on it than it's worth.

    UPDATE:

    Actually, $8,000 is a lot if your present car isn't worth $8,000 as a trade-in. If you look up its Kelly Blue Book trade-in value and it shows the car is worth, say, $6,000 as a trade-in, you're upside down by $2,000, meaning you owe $2,000 more than the car is worth as a trade-in, which is more than a dealer is able to wrap into the loan for the car you want to buy because a finance company will only allow a dealer to finance up to the average retail price of the car you want to buy, not more.

    Some less reputable car dealers will sometimes work deals where they take a car that on paper because of its year and its odometer reading looks like it's worth a lot more than it's actually worth in order to roll in negative equity in your current car loan into a new car loan. But that never works out for the buyer because you always end up buying a car with a mountain of problems for a lot more than it's actually worth, which then you're stuck with for a very long time until you actually do pay it down to what it's actually worth.

    For example, a car dealer may sell you a car that because of its year and mileage looks like it should have an average retail price of $10,000. In reality, the previous owner drove the hell out of it, smoked in it, trashed the interior, and then wrecked it, which the dealership then fixed for as cheaply and poorly as possible so that even now you can tell it's all bondo and the body panels don't meet up right and within even a year or two the paint is going to start peeling--a car that they bought at auction for only $3,500 and in actuality is worth at most $6,000 retail. One of these disreputable dealerships will be very glad to sell you that car for $10,000 and pay the $2,000 you're upside down in your current loan. That's because they'll still make $2,000 more than the car is worth retail and will make thousands more than even that profit. The problem is, you can't sell that car as a private party for retail. The minute you drive that car off their lot, the most you'll be able to sell that car for will be about $4,000 or $5,000. When all that is actually wrong with that car starts going wrong almost immediately, you're going to be stuck and totally screwed because you're never going to not be upside down in that car. That car is going to be worthless, scrap, long before you ever pay it off.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I have bought this car?

    At 48 I have no vehicle and I have no license. I have money to pay the fine off for my license and my sister in Atlanta (I live in Chicago) has a free car for me a 2009 Honda Civic 4 door 20k miles. My sister told me just have my license and receipts the car is mines. But I want a car now damn it so a purchased a... show more
    At 48 I have no vehicle and I have no license. I have money to pay the fine off for my license and my sister in Atlanta (I live in Chicago) has a free car for me a 2009 Honda Civic 4 door 20k miles. My sister told me just have my license and receipts the car is mines. But I want a car now damn it so a purchased a 2002 dodge intrepid 100k from a friend of a friend. It only cost me $1200.00. My boyfriend is pissed at me because I bought the car. He said it was stupid I should’ve bought it from my sister not a person I barely know but I’m tired of riding my bike and taking the bus. I worked hard for my money and I deserve this. Plus I still don’t have my license I have to pay the fine.
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I convince my father to let me buy a BMW?

    I am a 17 year old who has recently obtained a paid internship, so my parents are letting me buy my first car soon. I want to buy a BMW 3 series convertible from the mid-to-late 2000's in the $6,000-8,000 range, but my dad says that they are unreliable and that I only want one for status. He says that I should... show more
    I am a 17 year old who has recently obtained a paid internship, so my parents are letting me buy my first car soon. I want to buy a BMW 3 series convertible from the mid-to-late 2000's in the $6,000-8,000 range, but my dad says that they are unreliable and that I only want one for status. He says that I should opt for a more reliable and conservative option such as a Honda or Toyota. What can I do to convince him to let me buy a BMW?
    24 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best beginner’s used sporty car.?

    Automatic transmission only. Possibly getting a supercharger if available (unless the car is already turbocharged). Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Audi TT, Nissan 350Z, Mustang SVT Cobra R, Corvette C5, Mitsubishi Eclipse. Looking for reliability and convenience per dollar. Your thoughts, guys?
    Automatic transmission only. Possibly getting a supercharger if available (unless the car is already turbocharged). Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, Audi TT, Nissan 350Z, Mustang SVT Cobra R, Corvette C5, Mitsubishi Eclipse. Looking for reliability and convenience per dollar. Your thoughts, guys?
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do Americans like vintage cars?

    Best answer: usually easier to work on w/o all the computer garbage that newer vehicles have + less expensive to maintain
    Best answer: usually easier to work on w/o all the computer garbage that newer vehicles have + less expensive to maintain
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Looking for models of cars with updated features.?

    I'd like to know a few models of cars that has upgraded features.. Like a digital display with Bluetooth or touchscreen. Or key less functions. What year did they start producing these cars? I know they were out before 2016-18 but that's all i'm finding truly. Any help or point in the right direction... show more
    I'd like to know a few models of cars that has upgraded features.. Like a digital display with Bluetooth or touchscreen. Or key less functions. What year did they start producing these cars? I know they were out before 2016-18 but that's all i'm finding truly. Any help or point in the right direction would be great.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I buy this Nissan 350z ? (Base Model)?

    The owner only uses this car on the weekends, thats why it has extremely low miles. There was a minor accident on the car, but he showed me the evidence of what was damaged and what was fixed. He was rear ended by another driver. I was able to bring the price down to $12,500. I'm trying to get it down to... show more
    The owner only uses this car on the weekends, thats why it has extremely low miles. There was a minor accident on the car, but he showed me the evidence of what was damaged and what was fixed. He was rear ended by another driver. I was able to bring the price down to $12,500. I'm trying to get it down to $12,000. What do you guys think about this deal ? He showed me the carfax, and everything he says adds up with the carfax. The interior of the car is pretty much brand new. The paint of the car looks to be in great condition, but I expect this car to have scratches since it is low, but besides that the car look new. Any Z people out there that can help me out ? I would appreciate it !! Thank you in advance. Condition: Excellent Odometer: 50,217 Title: Clean Owners: 3 ( I would be #4)
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I buy a car in a state that I dont live in if my right to drive is suspended in that state only?

    I have a valid Marylnd drivers license but my right to drive in Virginia is suspended. I've been trying to figure out how that will affect my ability to buy a car there before i try.
    I have a valid Marylnd drivers license but my right to drive in Virginia is suspended. I've been trying to figure out how that will affect my ability to buy a car there before i try.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to know if a vehicle is worth putting money into?

    Best answer: First check how much the timing chains ( there's 3 of them on the 4.0) are to replace.
    If a chain fails, the motor's junk, and the noise/rattle is warning you.
    Make sure you're sitting down when they give you the price.
    Then make your decision on a purchase and body work.
    Best answer: First check how much the timing chains ( there's 3 of them on the 4.0) are to replace.
    If a chain fails, the motor's junk, and the noise/rattle is warning you.
    Make sure you're sitting down when they give you the price.
    Then make your decision on a purchase and body work.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much will I pay in interest?

    I am buying a used car from a private seller and he is writing out a contract with all the details. The car is $10,000 and I paid him $5540 as a down payment so the remaining balance is $5560. I decided to pay him a weekly $75 for it and so it will take about 17-18 months.
    I am buying a used car from a private seller and he is writing out a contract with all the details. The car is $10,000 and I paid him $5540 as a down payment so the remaining balance is $5560. I decided to pay him a weekly $75 for it and so it will take about 17-18 months.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you think this 1956 Buick is worth $9000?

    Do you think this 1956 Buick is worth $9000?

    Best answer: I sure wouldn't park it under any trees to get Tree Sap and Bird poop all over it!

    It is worth it as a show car. But if I owned it, I would want to drive it a lot.

    Hard to say.
    Best answer: I sure wouldn't park it under any trees to get Tree Sap and Bird poop all over it!

    It is worth it as a show car. But if I owned it, I would want to drive it a lot.

    Hard to say.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago