Car Idioms and Phrases
Ripped Off - You paid too much for something or someone charged you too much money.
"I really got ripped off when I got my BMW car insurance."
Through the roof - Very expensive.
"The rates for my new BMW motorcycle were through the roof!"
A Steal - a great bargain.
"I went to 5 different Mini Cooper dealers before I found a car that fit my budget. It was a steal!"
A Lemon - a bad car.
"I read in the latest BMW Magazine and BMWUSA report that the new BMW convertible is a real lemon."
Shoot for - choose or try to get.
"I think I'll shoot for the Audi convertible instead."
Fender Bender - minor damage to the body of a car, usually above or around the front tires.
"I want to sell my Mercedes Benz because it has a fender bender and too many scratches."