• Why do auto manufacturers increase the size of their vehicles over time?

    Best answer: Combination of things but I think they're missing a market. Fuel economy is what drove the market into smaller cars / suv's in the mid 80's. With the advent of better technology car makers have been able achieve the same fuel economy in larger vehicles so it just became a progression of bigger cars,... show more
    Best answer: Combination of things but I think they're missing a market. Fuel economy is what drove the market into smaller cars / suv's in the mid 80's. With the advent of better technology car makers have been able achieve the same fuel economy in larger vehicles so it just became a progression of bigger cars, same mileage and people lapped it up.
    Personally I like the smaller cars, they're fun to drive and easier to park. The safety factor is subjective because if everyone drove smaller cars there would be no fear of a monster truck running into you.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Can you buy a car without having to prove your income...?

    I'm self-employed and can't prove my income but have good credit rate. I'd like to make payment on a 20k used car.
    I'm self-employed and can't prove my income but have good credit rate. I'd like to make payment on a 20k used car.
    23 answers · Buying & Selling · 1 day ago
  • What is my mother doing?

    So my mother bought me a car about 2 months ago for me to get ready for my road test in and to have after I get my license. Now I've gotten my license but she won't let me take the car out and every time I ask her why she says, she is nervous about the car being under her name and doesn't want her... show more
    So my mother bought me a car about 2 months ago for me to get ready for my road test in and to have after I get my license. Now I've gotten my license but she won't let me take the car out and every time I ask her why she says, she is nervous about the car being under her name and doesn't want her license taken. If something were to happen wouldn't it be my license that was taken? Since I would be the driver when it happened? Or is she just saying this because she's a nervous person?
    20 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • What does it mean when someone flashes their bright lights at you?

    I ve recently started working nights and every now and then someone flashes their lights at me and I m not sure what it means
    I ve recently started working nights and every now and then someone flashes their lights at me and I m not sure what it means
    21 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 day ago
  • My car battery died and I've only had the car for one year, what causes it to die that fast?

    I got a car from Carmax last year in May. It is a Hyundai Accent 2014 model. Recently, my car battery was acting up. Someone I know told me it could be due to putting the radio on when the car is off or keeping the air switch on when the car is off. I never leave the air on. I do sometimes listen to the radio. When... show more
    I got a car from Carmax last year in May. It is a Hyundai Accent 2014 model. Recently, my car battery was acting up. Someone I know told me it could be due to putting the radio on when the car is off or keeping the air switch on when the car is off. I never leave the air on. I do sometimes listen to the radio. When I started my car one day, I noticed a slight hesitancy and I thought it was not going to start but eventually it did. It ended up running well. Yesterday though, my car battery completely died. I was upset about it because I just got the car last year. I have given it oil changes and whenever the check light for the tires comes on, I get them filled with air. I've been diligent with keeping up with the car. I cannot afford to get a new battery just yet and have to wait until I get paid. Do batteries die that fast? What causes a car battery to die?
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 23 hours ago
  • Should I get this fixed at dealership?

    My check engline light came on my 2014 nissan frontier with less then 30k miles on it i brought it to the nissan dealer to find out the air filter is completely missing, they want to perform idle relearn procedure as well as a throttle body cleaning and fuel induction service this is not be covered by my warranty... show more
    My check engline light came on my 2014 nissan frontier with less then 30k miles on it i brought it to the nissan dealer to find out the air filter is completely missing, they want to perform idle relearn procedure as well as a throttle body cleaning and fuel induction service this is not be covered by my warranty because the airfilter is missing they want to charge 30$ for the filter $140 for induction service and $60 for throttle body cleaning and relearn. Do you think this is Appropriate price or is it way to much and I should get it done somewhere else?
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 hours ago
  • Can I get my money back from a car dealership for selling me a faulty car?!?

    So yesterday I picked up a car I had purchased AS IS from a dealership. During the test drive I took it very mellow and did not go onto the freeway so therefore never went above about 2500rpm and never hit 4th or 5th gear. I also had music playing and the heater on simply to make sure they work. About halfway... show more
    So yesterday I picked up a car I had purchased AS IS from a dealership. During the test drive I took it very mellow and did not go onto the freeway so therefore never went above about 2500rpm and never hit 4th or 5th gear. I also had music playing and the heater on simply to make sure they work. About halfway though my drive home I noticed that there is a significant grinding noise coming from the front of the car anytime I shift into 4th or 5th gear or anytime I am coasting at above 2500rpm in any gear. I put a hefty down payment on this vehicle and I cannot afford to be having any problems with this vehicle. Is there anything I can do about this? Can I get my money back? They put it through service to pass a safety inspection before I picked it up. I have video of the noise that I took on my drive home and I texted the salesman about the concerns I had
    18 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
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  • Do I need to give my insurance information?

    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage... show more
    I got into a car accident in the beginning of September. It was a minor fender bender so I asked if we could avoid insurance and instead me just pay for the damages. The quote that the mechanic gave us was $900. Last week he finally took it in to get fixed and after they started the said they found 10,000 of damage after taking the bumper off. I find this hard to believe as we were not going that fast. He is now requesting my insurance info and I’m just wondering if I am truly required to do so i this happened so long ago and a police report was never filed
    12 answers · Insurance & Registration · 2 days ago
  • Should I buy a brand new honda civic? why or why not?

    I need a new car that is inexpensive, has full warranty, is reliable and I feel that's the best fit.
    I need a new car that is inexpensive, has full warranty, is reliable and I feel that's the best fit.
    11 answers · Buying & Selling · 14 hours ago
  • I got rear ended. Is it my fault?

    I was driving past a hospital at about 35mph (speed limit was 35) and an ambulance pulled out of the hospital's parking lot with lights and sirens on. So I stopped quickly so that it could go in front of me. A few seconds after I stopped somebody slammed into the back of me. She tried to tell me that it was my... show more
    I was driving past a hospital at about 35mph (speed limit was 35) and an ambulance pulled out of the hospital's parking lot with lights and sirens on. So I stopped quickly so that it could go in front of me. A few seconds after I stopped somebody slammed into the back of me. She tried to tell me that it was my fault because I stopped too fast. Is it my fault?
    13 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • Roughly how much would a 55 mile trip by car take?

    The car I have is a Ford fiesta 2011
    The car I have is a Ford fiesta 2011
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Is it better to ship oil by trucks and trains than with pipelines?

    Or is this just an excuse to implement a global warming agenda? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorial...
    Or is this just an excuse to implement a global warming agenda? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorial...
    9 answers · Rail · 9 hours ago
  • Can I trade a paid off car into the dealership without buying another car?

    I got the 99 Toyota Camry LE back and I have no reason to keep it is the 4-cylinder cloth power seats with 225000 miles no telling how long the girl drove the car without any oil like a dummy hopefully the engine doesn t knock as loud when when they appraise it how much do you think the dealership with low ball me for
    I got the 99 Toyota Camry LE back and I have no reason to keep it is the 4-cylinder cloth power seats with 225000 miles no telling how long the girl drove the car without any oil like a dummy hopefully the engine doesn t knock as loud when when they appraise it how much do you think the dealership with low ball me for
    44 answers · Buying & Selling · 5 days ago