Is the scope of the group restricted to maintenance and repairing or does it also include buying new parts and cars? if not...then should it?


  • It would help if you provided a specific example of such a question. You should be aware that a lot of pricing information is usually considered "closed-too localized" due to the transient and local nature of the prices.
    – Bob Cross Mod
    Sep 10, 2013 at 11:43

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I'm with Larry. I don't think your questions would be appropriate. That is not to say that I am necessarily opposed to new car questions as long as their is a maintenance or repair angle to it. Such as:

  • Is the variable valve/cam timing solenoid on the latest year of make/model easy to replace?
  • Should I be concerned if one repair quote is much lower than the others?
  • Did they fix the engine component heat treatment problem that the 2013 Pilots were recalled for on the 2014 Pilot?

I would say no. Based on the FAQ

Questions related to the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and their accessories, internal combustion engines, even in applications other than automotive so long as the question is related to engine or engine accessories.

See this answer for more information on shopping questions

  • Looking a bit closer, it seems like these shopping questions are subjective. I'm simply referiing to objective point of view. "Does feature G exist in car X, as oppose to Y? or what is the advantage of having feature G?
    – Iancovici
    Sep 10, 2013 at 14:28
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    @echad I would still say no, it's not about maintenance or repair. Asking how feature G works might be on topic depending on how it was asked and if it was related to fixing an actual problem that you face Sep 10, 2013 at 14:53

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