Questions about roommate and car insurance [US, MA]

Hi there, my roommate and I are both going to be moving to Massachusetts. I will be taking my car with me, and she will be selling hers back to family prior to the move.

If I want her to be able to drive my car intermittently, do I need to have her listed on my insurance policy? If so, does she need her own insurance still, or would being on my policy be sufficient?

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Selling car to private party – questions..

I need to sell my car and considering selling it to a private party by putting it on CL to hopefully make $4k. I’m female so a little apprehensive of the whole thing. The car is manual. A friend of mine told me to always be the one driving and not let the potential buyer behind the wheel unless he bought the car. His rationale is that some random person could easily damage the transmission if they were reckless.

I totally understand his point but if I was the buyer I would want to test drive it before I buy. Yet, I also don’t want to be driven around in my car by some stranger. What should I do?

Is there anything else I should know about? Tips, recommendations? Thanks.

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Good place to purchase car picture?

My 10 year old nephew has gotten into cars (mainly exotics) quite a bit and would like to have some nice car pictures on his wall. I’ve tried looking around online and mainly finding artsy pictures or just poor quality prints on Etsy. Anyone have suggestions on where to find some decent pictures online?

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Four way stop

Good morning! I am in Maryland and got into an accident this morning. I was stopped at a four way stop (a high traffic situation where you wait awhile before your turn). I pulled up to the stop sign to wait my turn and the person to my right and the person to my left both go straight. At my turn, I go straight. At this point, the person across from me starts and pulls into the intersection, turning left. He hits my drivers side front fender. He was denying blame and stating that he has “right of way.” I think that because he was turning left, he should have waited for me to pass before turning. Also, he hit me in the fender to indicate that I was already in the road. Can someone help me figure out who might be at fault? Thank you!

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My Country’s Car Import Tax is the most Ridiculous thing ever.

i’m probably the first one brave enough to post about this,so i’m from thailand,we don’t make anything that has to do with performance so only eco cars,some compact suv,boring sedans and pickups there’s one if you can consider this as “performance” the closest we got to is i think they made the toyota 86 for like sometime but they don’t really know how to make it i think it use audio system from a pickup and they priced it way too high for what it is so they don’t sell it anymore. so the only way to get anything that’s not “slow or boring” is to import it,the car import tax is insanely high at 328% ex. mazda mx-5 cost 82,890$ mercedes-amg gt s cost 457,430$ lamborghini aventador cost 1,117,655$ and for fun if you want to import a pagani huayra how much will it cost? more than 6,000,000$ and yes someone is mad enough to imported one… and yeah some manufacturer sell some sports car but they imported it so it’s about the same if you were to import it yourself. we do have good mechanics but the only affordable thing to tune is pickups it’s kinda a big thing here. they say cars is a “luxury good” so you need to pay the insane tax,the tax will help develop road train and school. that’s bullshit why is the tax more than the actual price of the car? and why it’s 3 times more than the car is stupid to me,the only reason is probably to make some more money $$$ and buy some shitty things we don’t need i’m not even old enough to drive yet but when i am i know i’m probably drive some boring eco car and then dream about the ease of getting a decent car in other countries. TL;DR we dont make any performance car,the only way to get a decent car is to import it but the tax is way too much to be acceptable

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UPDATE: I convinced my mate Dave to not put a Porsche engine in a Honda Jazz, however…

Hi guys

You may remember my post from a couple of weeks back. My mate Dave was going to put a Porsche engine in a Honda Jazz. I said ‘Dave, you can’t put a Porsche Boxster engine in a Honda Jazz.’ He said ‘David, I’ll make it work.’ However after some convincing, I have finally got him to quit this project.

Even better, the place he got the engine from have given him an 80% refund so he has most of his money back. I thought all was well, till about a week after. I usually go round his house every saturday to watch the football and have a chill out with him and a few bevvies. I noticed his garage door was slightly ajar. When I went in to check on him, he had the bonnet of a Ford Fiesta open.

I said ‘Dave, what the bloody hell are you doing with a Ford Fiesta?’. He said ‘David, I’m going to put a Nissan Skyline engine in this Fiesta.’. I said ‘Dave, this is an incompatible fitting. Just like your Jazz it will not work.’ He did not listen. He has spent £5000 of his refund on this.

There is no hope for him and I losing my will to help him. I have told his wife again and yet again she in despair. This is an addiction. How do I just stop him buying engines?

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The Evolution of two big rally car manufacturers

Subaru, to those familiar, is attributed with safety, family, but also rallying. It made a name for itself with the Legacy and Impreza and their excellent AWD systems and flat-fours that surprised the world. Subaru was a small car company selling very few cars in the US in the early 80s, which is when they entered the Legacy into the World Rally Championship. Every one of their vehicles has exclusive characteristics. Subaru is the only car manufacturer to never have sold non-awd vehicles (a couple exceptions) and non flat-cylinder (H) engines in the US. Theirs has always been the best awd system available in passenger cars, used by paranoid parents to “feel planted” and not get stuck, and vape kids to do snow donuts. Even though it can only be used to not get stuck in a straight line Subaru advertises it as a safety thing. This and their turbocharged flat-four engines have been their secret to winning the WRC and also the reason for making quirky and less conventional cars. The Subaru Impreza is a compact car, competing against cars like the Civic, Corolla, Focus, Jetta, etc. The Impreza is very mechanically different from the rest of the segment. They all have a transverse four cylinder and fwd. All of Subaru’s cars have stood out in their class However they are becoming more conventional, with styling that is more inconspicuous and more boring parts. The Forester has grown from a small SUV to a huge size, at the expense of everything but space and safety. The Legacy is only configurable as a N/A midsize sedan with a CVT. No wagon model, turbo model, or manual option. The Outback started as a higher trim option for the Legacy wagon, a bit taller and more luxurious. It has gotten as tall as any other SUV and has nothing to offer as a “different” choice for a large family car. It like the other models have lost their character and the Subaru Weirdness that existed in the 80s, 90s, and 00s with all models but especially the WRX, Brat, Baja, SVX, and Legacy GT. But boring sells. Subaru is selling cars at an all time high as they leave their fun roots behind and sell more bland cars every day. The cars have fewer manual transmissions. They are even making the iconic subaru rumble go away, which comes from the unequal-length headers of a flat four. At this point, why don’t they just use inline engines like the rest of them?

CVTs are becoming the most common transmission in their cars. For a large family car like the Forester and Legacy most drivers won’t even notice. They want a safe car for any weather and will not notice the soulless gearlessbox. But this doesn’t apply to their performance cars, bought only by enthusiasts. The WRX and WRX-STi are very different now from what they used to be. Before, very mechanical, unique, fast, and hard to find a reason not to buy. Now, computerized, heavy, boring, and riding on its old reputation and success. Subaru is now cancelling the STi, the most extreme car they make and offering a CVT with the WRX. This is a big part of the evolution of subaru, who disappoints the car enthusiast more each year. Right there with them is Mitsubishi, but far less graceful, less successful, and more disappointing. Subaru is making their transition well. They are making boatloads of cash by changing their lineup according to what is selling, or what they choose to sell. Mitsubishi is objectively failing at taking the same path as Subaru. Once the direct competitor of the Impreza and WRX, the Lancer and Lancer Evolution were another “different” compact that you could get with turbos awd and manuals. But a bit like the fun Subarus the competitive Mitsubishis were replaced by the most bland and unlikeable CVT crossovers you can find. Another company famous for rallying: Lancia. Their entire brand at this point selects the most boring car from automakers around the world, slaps their badge on it and sells it again. These stories could have you believe that other big rally names like Audi and Ford will be going in this direction as well, but not yet. Not as far as we know.

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Car shifts smoother when it’s semi-cold?

This is a bit hard to explain so sorry if it sounds ridiculous.

When my car has idled for about a minute and I start driving (in between cold and normal temp), it shifts super smooth. I can shift into the next gear and floor it and it would be fine. (The issue is after I got into the next gear and am letting go of the clutch pedal and accelerating again). But when the car has warmed up, every time I shift, when I get off the clutch and accelerate again, there’s a sort of.. lumpyness (?) Same thing when getting into the next gear. Can’t get rid of no matter what. Doesn’t matter if you shift slow mo, normally, or fast. If I shift into the next gear and try to accelerate fast now, the car would feel as if you lightlt tapped the clutch while accelarting. I’ve had friends drive it and they too felt it. This results in slower and non-smooyh gear changes which is annoying. Anyone know the fix? It’s super annoying.

For reference, I drive a 2003 Acura RSX base 5speed.

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Power locks occasionally make sound

It sounds like the actuator is struggling; yet never fails to lock or unlock the door. It only seems to occur when the locks are locked and unlocked repeatedly, or if the locks are disengaged from a cold start. I feel like a dying battery may be to blame, since this never seems to occur after the engine has been running for a while.

What is r/cars‘ consensus?

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Another McLaren – does anybody care any more?

So there’s another McLaren. I love cars of all sorts. I love watching the evolution of the modern car, as it seems power outputs are increasing phenomenally. However, it seems like McLaren release a new model every second day. I have a vague understanding of the three sections of the market they’re trying to address, but it just doesn’t seem like news any more. Am I alone?

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