So some rust hole on my exhaust finally decided to pop this morning and made my car sounds like this while I was driving

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Full On and Off-Road Review | Driven Car Reviews

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Hi, I need some help. I’m getting my first car in a few weeks – I’m 16. I know it’s cheaper to insure myself under my parents…

But can I drive my mom’s car? How does that work? If I add my car to my mom’s policy, can I drive her car regardless?

edit: Rhode Island, Geico

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Typical accident – rear ended – car totaled

I was rear-ended and my 2005 Accord Hybrid was totaled and I was not at fault. I just have some questions about negotiating my claim:

Comps: I researched some of my own comps and it turns out that the ones provided by the insurance company were higher than mine. However I found that the adjusted sold value was an average of 12.6% lower than the list price for the 3 comp vehicles. 2 of 3 of these vehicles were pulled from truecar.com. According to US News, cars typically sell for 7-8% below list price. This data was pulled from a study by truecar.com. Can I argue that they should be adjusting the list price by 8% instead of 12%?

I purchased a 2nd set of brand new snow tires and wheels ~2 weeks before the accident. They used Mitchell WorkCenter to value the condition of my vehicle. I got 3’s in all categories except a 2 in carpet and in body, and a 4 in tires. This gave me an overall score of 2.79 and -$286.23. They claim I have more than 78% tread remaining. I went back and had the tire shop measure them and said I had full tread- 11/32 and 99% remaining. Should I be able to improve my score for this? How much would this decrease the condition adjustment $ by? Also, if the 3 comps are supposed to provide the value for an identical car at average condition for it’s age, why is there also a condition adjustment? Feels like I am getting dinged twice for condition. Is there anything else I can do to recoup the value I lost from my brand new tires and wheels that cost $1000?

I was offered $1200 for personal injury compensation plus 5 hours of my wage for lost work time. I also had mild neck pain afterwards so I went to the ER to get checked out. They are covering medical bills separately, including a couple massages. How do they come to the personal injury compensation value and is this a typical offer for my type of accident? How do I argue for more? I’ve attempted to write down all the ‘pain and suffering’ points that affected me and assign a value to them. But this is a gut feel and not objective obviously. What I feel I’ve lost most is the knowledge that my car is in great mechanical shape and that I’ve maintained it diligently. I had planned on driving it into the ground, which would be at least 5 years. I can’t get that peace of mind back. I also assigned values to Stress/Trauma/Pain from the accident, stress/discomfort of the ER visit, stress/anxiety of car research/shopping, and stress of deadlines due to missed work. I also plan to ask for a per hour rate of 16 hours for researching/shopping for a new car, 3 hours for work missed for getting the damage estimate, and 2.5 hours for time of massages.

The claims adjuster was unable to find other 2005 Honda Accord Hybrids near me. The 3 comps were 177, 263, and 264 miles away. So, it would be difficult to get the exact same car even if I wanted to. Is there any value in the scarcity of my car that I might be able to argue for in the personal injury compensation?

The person assigned to my claim said she was leaving her position on Friday and encouraged me to settle my claim by then. How do people that do this job get compensated? Is this a high-pressure tactic by her or is it possible that she is suggesting that I might get a good deal from her since she has one foot out the door already anyway? Medically, I feel ready to close the claim, so would it be to my benefit to do so before the claim gets assigned to a new person?

Sorry for the long post- I wanted to be thorough. Thanks in advance!

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“Rumors” about the Lexus LC F?

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Nice price or crack pipe? This 1993 Jeep Cherokee looks like it just rolled off the assembly line, and for $10K, it can be yours.

What do we think guys?

would you spend $10K on a showroom quality, 25 year old Jeep? Or do you think this seller is completely batshit crazy?

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Buying a car that hasn’t been driven in two years

Okay, so that’s a slight exaggeration. The rig is a 2003 Chevy Blazer. It’s the higher trim – 4×4, 4 doors. It has just a tick over 100k miles. Its owner got sick and didn’t drive it for two years. Luckily, the owner had relatives who started the vehicle multiple times per week and drove it around the block every now and again to keep the fluids moving, battery alive, and gas fresh.

That being said, it still hasn’t been able to stretch its legs in two years. What should I be wary of? It is being inspected by an independent mechanic this weekend. If it’s given a good bill of health, what should I do as preventative maintenance? I was thinking of changing all fluids, spark plugs, coils and ignition wires right off the bat. Anything else?

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Truck revs to 4K

I have a 97 tahoe with a bad transmission and when it’s on park it won’t rev past 4K is this because of the transmission as well? If i put it in 4×4 It revs perfectly.

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need advice on getting made whole with a factory exhaust after an accident that was the fault of the other driver

So I got rear ended and the other driver was completely at fault. Her insurance authorized the repairs, but when it was in the collision shop I got a call and we told they wouldn’t pay for the factory exhaust and would only put on an aftermarket one. I checked with the dealer and my car has the original factory exhaust in great condition with little rust. The vehicle is just under 5 years old with 80k miles. They told me that since the vehicle is more than 2 years old, they aren’t obligated to use factory parts, and if an aftermarket one is available they will use that one. I’ve had this car less than two months, and now my factory exhaust is broken and they’re refusing to make me whole with a replacement factory exhaust. Their best offer was I pay 25 percent of the factory exhaust price, about 250 dollars to put the factory exhaust on. Does anyone have any advice on what I should say to their representatives regarding this? One of their insured drivers destroyed my factory exhaust, all I want is to be made whole with the same exhaust made by my manufacturer.

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4l60e for ’97 4×4 tahoe

So I just got a 97 tahoe 4×4 with a bad trans. Are any 4l60e trannys compatible with it. If not how can I check?

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Ferrari to Boost Production as Supercar Demand Jumps

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda in 11-member consortium for aggressive hydrogen and FCV drive in Japan

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First pics of the new Jetta MK7 (r/Volkswagen x-post)

I thought you guys might enjoy this pics from the new Ford Edg… I mean, the Jetta MK7

http://imgur.com/a/YNSiu

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56,000 miles on a 2 year old car too much?

Im thinking of buying a 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trailboss as it’s a good deal price wise but I’m a bit worried about the mileage for a 2 year old car. I haven’t got to go look at it yet but should I stay away?

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1985 supra 1.8L

So a friend of mine has given up on his supra and now i get to have it. The only issue is that the cylinders and the head needs to be replaced and i cant find parts. Please someone help me find parts for this god damn car.

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Am I paying too much or is this normal?

Hi, I want to shop for Auto + Home insurance package. (State of WA).

My current Insurance company All State sent me a renewal for

Auto – 1230/six months – I have pretty standard coverages for bodily injury and damage.

My HOME insurance costs me 445/year.

I have 2 cars (2016) and 2 drivers (me and wife).

I want to know if I am paying too much or is this normal?

I am a Costco member and I want to know if I should take the benefit by going with Ameriprise. From forums I learn that they are very competitive and Costco members save 30% on top of it.

Please guide me.

Thanks !!!

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Khulubuse Zuma Falling down trying to get out of his car

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Land Rover is going 100-percent electrified in two years. Here’s the plan

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Since we seem to be infatuated with snow tires… I had my first Snow + RWD experience last night, and it was…

Spectacular.

I have driven RWD cars plenty of times in my life, and a few times had the pleasure of getting myself into a couple of first gear drifts, but last night’s snow storm presented an oportunity to try out my 1994 Ford Ranger’s brand new Firestone snow tires.

Now, my truck is not special by any means, its a 250K mile 2.3L Lima engine powered truck with 90 raging horsepowers (130 ft/lbs of torque) and a Mazda made (and very similar to the Miata transmission) 5 speed manual and 4:10 gears without a limited slip. Thankfully the previous owner graciously included a Surtrax bed bladder which is this neat water bladder that is chambered, and will hold about 50 gallons of water, adding about 300 pounds to the bed of the truck directly over the rear axle, which freezes into a giant block of ice during the winter. When he handed the bed bladder to me, a friendly pat on the back with a light chuckle and a reassuring “you’re going to need it!” came along with it. My confidence was low in this truck for snow traction.

Today, I was delightfully surprised by just how great driving a 2 wheel drive truck in the snow is. When properly equipped it actually is a real treat.

There was traction for days, 0 issue with steering, and if I understeered; a quick stab of the throttle sent the 6 foot long bed gracefully around the corner.

I became drunk with oversteer, every time I found a turn or a corner I found myself rotating the rear end with an extra turn of opposite lock.

I don’t quite understand what people have been so scared of for ages, cheap snow tires and weight over the rear end solves the problem, the only thing that would make it a bit better would be a Detroit Locker in the rear diff to add limited slip, or even just a cheap Posi kit found in a junk yard. But, there were times when I had the back end flailing about with me at the wheel, laughing like a madman and a grin from ear to ear on my face.

Trucks are fun.

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Doug DeMuro will be pleased, the 2019 G Wagen has lost it’s silly cupholder. New G-Class interior revealed.

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