Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Landlord fun: am I completely screwed? [Link]

Have there been any reputable, peer-reviewed-type studies of driving skill that break it down by age, race, gender, experience, etc.? [Link]

A friend wants to lease a car with very little, or no, money down… [Link]

What’s the best method for cheap, international shipping? [Link]

My landlord had to shut down the water on Saturday and only gave me a couple of hours warning. It’s Monday and it’s still not on. I’m in Ontario and I’m wondering what my rights are in this situation. [Link]

Is turning off a car’s AC before killing the engine (a) prudent, (b) baseless, or (c) once wise but now passe? [Link]

I live in a biggish city in the rust belt. We have two major hospitals in this city. Both of them run constant and extensive advertising campaigns with billboards, full-page newspaper ads, and so on, telling us what great hospitals they are. I don’t understand why. [Link]

Is there anywhere that explains, in understandable english, what the duties & fees are for cross-border shopping? I’d like to know what to look for when shopping in the US. [Link]