Just walked out on a car purchase due to a mandatory arbitration clause... Wife not happy.

Trying to buy a 2010 Mercedes R Class (the Mercedes minivan-looking crossover). First day they told us they couldn’t take a deposit to hold the car. Called back today and they said they would hold it for a $500 deposit. So we go back, again, with all three monkeys in tow, again, arriving around 6pm with cash (a check…

Is it better to use a dealer you trust to get you the (used) car you want, or fly to where the car is?

I’m looking to buy an Audi A4 Avant with a manual (2005.5-2008), with less than 100000 miles. At any given time, it seems like there are usually about two of these cars for sale nationwide. I really don’t want to drive the damn thing 24 hours back : I really wouldn’t mind paying a $700 destination charge (or…