I am looking to buy a car and do not know what some jargon means, like what to look for e.g. MPG or BHP, so I was wondering if there was a stack that can answer my question pre-buying.


Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair has some questions about the meaning of technical terms related to cars, like BHP.

"What to look for" sounds like an unclear question, since it will depend on a lot of things (e.g. your budget and your location). The site does have some questions about buying a car, but a lot of them are closed (there have probably been more questions, but they might be deleted after a year).

  • "What to look for", to define it more. People talk about MPG or BHP, I did see vidoes on HP but totally clueless and same for MPG, things that matter i.e. If a person who knows cars with me or a sales person who is selling me, would win coz I have no idea what they are talking about. – Nofel Jan 9 at 10:51
  • Relevant, from Mechanics Meta: Can I ask how to learn what car to buy question here? – Josh Caswell Jan 9 at 18:10

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