Is "samochód" really the preferred term for a car? Is any form of 'auto' used? Dziękuję
"auto" is used and will be understood.I always thought it is just personal preference to use one or the other, but it seems to be regional - in some regions it is used as a common synonym to "samochód", in other it may be considered old-fashioned or childish. I personally would use "auto" when talking about my car as an object, but not about a car as a means of transportation.
But yes "samochód" is a preferred word for a car.