I'm going to be using it for basic transportation to and from work, etc... and I just want to know if it will hold up.
A: Dont buy til you'r well informed.
Dont buy anything w/o reading Consumer Reports, CR. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm A non-profit testing organization. Free site for basic info. Also @ libraries & bookstores.
Honda ranks #1 in Consumer Reports for 2011. Subaru, Toyota, Volvo & Ford follow in order.
BMW and Mercedes were down-rated for reliability, with Mercedes in 10th place.
GM & Chrysler were 12th & 13th.
Vehicles were rated for performance, reliability, fuel efficiency and other factors.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704615504576172500918475430.html?mod=WSJ_article_MoreIn_AutoIndustryNews Wall St Journal.
Q: Which 2011 mid size car would you buy?
Looking to replace a 2007 Kia Rio and upgrade a little. Have about 5,000 saved for a down payment and will probably Sell The Kia myself since I wont get what I want for trade.
Honda's too expensive, Toyota's are garbage IMO.
A: Out of those choices, I would consider the Fusion first, the Malibu second and the Galant 3rd.
I wouldn't even test drive a 200 or an Avenger. Total garbage.
Q: I got in a car accident?
This is my first accident. I JUST bought a 2010 Dodge Avenger 4/16/2011. I got into a pretty serious car accident yesterday 4/21. It's my car but I wasnt driving at the time of the accident. My friend ran a stop sign and the other car saw us coming but failed to stop, she instead accelerated. Anway, she did some serious damage to my car. 1 of my doors is dented in, my back bumper is gone, and theres some damage to the front of the car. I have insurance. She doesnt. I'm terrified of how much this is all going to cost at the end & how much time it's going to take to get this all fixed. My questions are, whats going to happen next? to my car? whats my insurance going to do since I wasnt driving? whats my dealership going to do to my car? & how is this going to affect my payments? OH, & what about the drivers car? HELP! i'm 18 by the way!
I have full coverage on my car. I know I should be asking my insurance these questions, I just need to hear advice from someone that has been thru this before.
A: First of all, relax a bit. Most people have many accidents in their driving career. I've had six or seven myself. Second of all, you must be completely honest in your dealings with your insurance company and the police. I doubt you can convince your insurance company that someone who is illegally driving without insurance would speed up and try to ram your car on purpose. Think about it.....Contact your insurance company. Different states have different rules regarding how insurance works. In my state, Missouri, the insurance follows the person, not the vehicle. Does your friend also have insurance? His may pay for your vehicle's repairs. I hope you got a police report at the time of the accident, but it sounds like you did not. This helps a lot with the insurance process although not always in your favor. In the future when you have an accident, and you probably will, get police report, take some photos with your phone of both vehicles, contact your insurance agent while you are standing there (hopefully unharmed), get any insurance and identity insurance from the other party involved and above all remain calm. Most of your questions will be answered best by contacting your insurance agent. The dealership does not care about what happened to your car nor will it affect your payments. When you bought it it became your problem, not theirs. The other car involved will have to pay for their own damages and your insurance company will probably go after them for damages to your vehicle. As far as your insurance payments go, they may go up, they may not. Your friend broke the law by rolling through a stop sign, not you. Your car will need to have an estimate, usually at least two, to let the insurance company know how much it will cost to fix it. You will take it to a location that your insurance company will give you and let them look it over. My guess given your description is around four thousand dollars of damage, give or take (personal experience). After the insurance company approves this amount you will have your car fixed in about a week or two and off you go again will a little more discretion about who drives your car.....Your insurance company will also give you and your friend a phone call and get your side of the story for the record. Sound like a lot, but it isn't that bad, especially after you have had your first few accidents! Good luck!
Q: Which car to go to prom in?
Prom's on May 15, 2011. I live in Philly and I really want to rent a car just for me (yes, unfortunately no one wants to live up to the honor of spending time and arriving to prom looking gorgeous with me). But that's besides the point. My point is my mom's tight in money at the moment and I know renting a car is quite the price tag.
So how much would it cost her to rent a car like just to drop me off TO prom, with no picking up after prom? Say like renting it just for one person for 3 or 4 hours JUST TO DROP ME OFF.
I swear I am not looking forward to my mom dropping me off in a 2008 Dodge Avenger. Not an ugly car, but is that an embarrassing car to arrive to prom in? Please let me know.
Once again, here are my two questions:
How much does it cost to rent a luxurious car for 3 or 4 hours just to drop me off to prom in Philly? (for one person....me)
And is going in my mom's "wonderful" (sarcasm) 2008 Dodge Avenger too embarrassing to arrive to prom in?
A: wow why make such a big deal of it it's a dance. And its gonna be like 600 bucks