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2009-09-30T05:36:42.607-07:00

by Evander Klum
A new Ferrari model, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, is now on glorious display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The vehicle was actually a special series model conceptualized from the F430. It is an extremely high performance beast as a two-seater Berlinetta. The technology used was derived from Formula 1, making the model part of the F430 and F430 Spider in Ferrari's eight-cylinder model range.





Audi Car Cool Wallpapers

2009-09-23T12:04:05.178-07:00

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Free beautiful Car Wallpapers

2009-09-23T11:52:41.322-07:00

Desktop wallpapers are great for decorating your PC and car desktop wallpapers are great for car enthusiasts to decorate a PC!!. We currently have over 400 car wallpapers on our website, you can download any of our car wallpapers and use them on your computer desktop for free.To download - click on the thumbnail to get to the full size wallpaper, when it has fully downloaded, right click and choose "set as background", "set as desktop background" or similar. The exact comment will change depending upon the browser you are using. Car wallpaper sizes : 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600 Our car wallpapers are divided by brand. You can see a sneak preview at our free car wallpapers or visit the brand pages by following these links - Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen. Don't forget to bookmark us and come back often. Six of the best - Most popular car wallpapers for last month. A small sample of the pc computer backgrounds we have available for you to download! Jaguar Wallpaper BMW Wallpaper Ford Wallpaper Audi Wallpaper Porsche Wallpaper Lamborghini Wallpaper Volkswagen Wallpaper Mercedes Wallpaper Ferrari Wallpaper Mini Cooper Wallpaper The following four wallpapers are all 1600 x 1200 [...]



Financing Tips For Buying a Used Car

2009-08-04T10:35:01.374-07:00

While buying a used car you can not only save thousands of
dollars in depreciation, taxes and factory costs, but also wind
up spending more on your financing. As new car manufacturers
lure buyers with 0% interest rates and no-money-down offers,
it's hard to find a better deal when you're purchasing a used
vehicle.

If you're planning to buy a used car, keep reading for some
financing tips that will save you money.

1. Shop Around for a Better Rate

If you need to obtain financing for your used car purchase, try
shopping around for the best rate. While the dealership may
often offer you a good financing option, you should to check
with your bank and other lending institutions to see if they can
do better.

Other car financing options that may get you a better rate
include a line of credit, which can sometimes be as low as 5%,
or simply offer a low-interest home equity line of credit loan
from your lending institution.

A slight drop in the interest rate can save hundreds -
sometimes thousands - of dollars over the life of the loan, so
this is a worthwhile investigation.

2. Be Ready to Walk

If you're obtaining financing directly through the used car
dealership and you're not happy with the offered rate, be ready
to politely walk away from the deal. Most dealerships would
rather lower their interest rate by a half point or full point
than see a potential sale walk through the exit door -
especially in tough economic times like today when gasoline
prices are so high and car sales are low.

Additionally, if you are able to wait until the end of a month
to buy from a dealer, you may have some additional leverage with
salesmen who are under pressure to meet a monthly or quarterly
quota.

3. Pay in Cash

The best way to save on financing costs is to avoid financing
and credit all together. If you can do it, pay in cash.

Let's say you're buying a five-year-old Civic for about $10,000
- that can be saved up in a year at a rate of about $833 per
month or two years at $416 per month. Rather than taking out a
car loan, put that money in a high interest-yielding savings
account and you'll reach your goal even faster.

4. Pay it Off Fast

If you can afford to do it, the faster you pay off your car,
the less you pay in interest and financing costs. While it would
be unwise to stretch your family budget too tight in an effort
to pay off your vehicle, you should avoid long-term financing
that drags on for four or five years.

5. Refinance Down the Road

Let's say you need a new used car this year but you've just put
money in the house, perhaps had a baby, had a dip in your credit
rating and money is tight. Well, you might accept a higher
interest rate now, but in a year - once things improve - you
should investigate the prospect of refinancing that loan with
another lending institution that can offer you a lower interest
rate.


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options, see http://www.cartrucktips.com




Mercedes-Benz Car Dealers Are Slashing Prices! Find Mercedes-Benz Clearance Prices Now.

2009-08-04T10:32:17.543-07:00

Mercedes-Benz C-Class You Could Save Thousands on a New Car! Here’s how we can find Mercedes-Benz clearance deals for YOU:We search our nationwide network of Mercedes-Benz car dealers for internet specials, clearance offers, and overstock deals.We match you with local Mercedes-Benz auto dealers offering great discount deals and incentives.You get a free, no-hassle Mercedes-Benz price quote from the Mercedes-Benz car dealer(s) in your area.Why wait? Our service is free. There’s no obligation to buy. Drive a great deal from the comfort of home.Details of Mercedes-Benz (shown above):FeaturesBody Style4 Door SedanMPG City18 (2008) MPGMPG Highway26 (2008) MPGDoors4Passenger Seating5TransmissionManual (6 speed)DrivetrainRear Wheel DriveEngineEngine TypeGas V6Displacement3.0L/183Horsepower228 @ 6000Torque221 @ 2700 - 5000OtherCurb Weight3527 lbs.Wheelbase108.7 in.Fuel Tank Capacity17.4 g.Specifications above are for standard options[...]



Daddy’s Safe With His D2S Bulb Powered Headlamps

2009-08-04T10:25:24.776-07:00

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Everybody's talking about the HID headlamps. That includes a
little something called the D2S bulb. Find out what it is all
about here.

The missing jigsaw piece

There are bulbs and more bulbs. Car owners are in a dither
wondering what to go for when converting their headlamps from
halogen lamps to the HID lamps. For owners, the D2S bulb would
do well for their old car models as long as the headlamp housing
can take in the new lamps.

A D2S bulb was initially used by BMW. This differs from the D2R
at the base. The D2R was designed for Mercedez-Benz, so that's
where the difference lies. This difference is not about the
lighting quality but about fitment purposes. The notch and the
fastening system differ. You'll also know if it is a D2S because
the capsule does not carry ceramic paint on the sides.

A D2S bulb can only be used in vehicles carrying Xenon
headlights from the same manufacturer. If in your case the
missing piece is the Xenon headlights, you will need an HID kit.
So, before you gleefully jump into the conversion bandwagon,
check out your car if you need a kit or not. Don't go for those
tinted headlights because you won't be getting the genuine
thing.

What to Watch Out For When Buying a D2S bulb

The D2S will have a color shift and flux reduction throughout
its lifetime. These can run for 2,500 hours or more. These can
stand strong vibrations and are waterproof.

Xenon headlights are not tinted. When you get a D2S bulb
replacement kit, you will be given other combination elements to
produce that tinted effect. The ignition will give that color
effect. The higher the voltage, the deeper the color effect
because of the heightened activity at the molecular level.

When your D2S bulb has a kelvin of 9,000K, you will have a
purplish light. A 7,000K will give you a blue light. Better get
two bulbs to have well matched colors. A kelvin is the basic
unit of thermodynamic color temperature. The higher the number,
the whiter the light. At 9,000K and 7,000K, you get real white
light.

If your car has a 12V 35 watt HID system, note the plug design.
Just to make sure, remove one of the HID capsules from your car
and compare it with the plugs that are shown online. Yes, no
need to drive to the shop just to compare the plugs. You also
have the convenience of ordering the kit online.

Light Your Night On the Road

As with all HID technology lighting that produces the arc
light, your car headlamps will illuminate more of the road
ahead. You can prepare for a sharp turn because area signs are
visible from several feet away compared to the usual halogen
lamps.

When driving at night, your family kids will know you are okay
even during those long drives. The kids can sleep well because
they know their daddy's kept safe by the D2S bulb, and two of
those at that.


About The Author: Is safety your main concern? Invest in a D2S
bulb




Cheap Car Insurance in Arizona

2009-07-30T11:17:29.470-07:00

If you are looking for the cheapest possible car insurance inArizona there are only two things you have to know.First you need to know about Arizona's low-cost basic liabilitypolicy. This policy is the cheapest insurance you can possiblybuy in Arizona and still drive 100% legally.Each state sets its own minimum limits when it comes to itsapproved basic liability policy. In Arizona the lowest pay-outlimits you can buy are 15/30/10. What this means is that if youare at fault in an accident your liability insurance will pay amaximum of $15,000 in medical claims to any one individual whois injured and your insurance will pay a maximum of $30,000 iftwo or more people are injured, regardless of the total numberof people injured or the extent of their injuries. Yourliability insurance will also pay a maximum of $10,000 for anyproperty damage you cause. This includes the cost of repairingthe other person's car.One of the things you need to be aware of if you are going topurchase a minimum liability policy is that the maximum amountsthat the insurance pays may not be enough to cover all of themedical or property damage bills in even a moderate-sizedaccident. If your basic liability policy doesn't cover the fullcosts of the accident YOU could be forced to pay the difference.This means it's possible for you to have insurance yet stilllose your savings account or even be forced into selling yourhome.The other thing you need to be aware of is that a basicliability policy doesn't cover YOU at all. In other words itwon't pay a penny for the repair of your vehicle and it won'tpay a penny for your medical bills or for the medical bills ofany passengers in your vehicle.The second thing you have to know if you're serious aboutfinding the cheapest car insurance in Arizona is that the bestplace to find your insurance - whether it's a basic liabilitypolicy, a full-coverage policy or something in between - isonline.Online insurance sellers have very few expenses and virtuallyno overhead so they are able to offer their insurance at farless cost than their brick and mortar cousins.One trick to finding the very best price online is to makeprice comparisons on several different websites that aredesigned to compare the prices from different insurancecompanies. Don't rely on just one site since each site onlycompares a small handful of insurance companies.Once you've looked at prices on at least 3 different pricecomparison websites then simply choose the lowest price you'vefound and you're done!This policy pays out a maximum of $20,000 in medical paymentsto any one individual who is hurt by an accident with yourvehicle. It pays a maximum of $40,000 in medical payments toeveryone who is hurt in the same accident with your vehicle andit pays a maximum of $10,000 in property damage. A basicliability policy pays NOTHING for the repair of your car and itpays NOTHING for your medical bills or for the medical bills ofanyone in your vehicle at the time of an accident.Whether you decide on a basic liability policy or whether youdecide on full coverage car insurance or on something inbetween, you will save even more if you buy your insuranceonline. Just be sure to look at the prices from at least 3different car insurance price comparison websites if you want tobe sure that you are seeing as many different prices aspossible.But as soon as you've compared prices on at least 3 differentwebsites then all you have to do is to pick the lowest priceyou've found and you've done it! You've found the mostaffordable high risk car insurance in Arizona.About The Author: I recommend http://www.ezquoteguide.com forcheap insurance[...]



Full Coverage Auto Insurance :new fiat car newauto model 2008

2009-07-26T11:53:12.845-07:00

In case you still do not know what full coverage auto insurance is, here is some information that will surely enlighten you. Having full coverage auto insurance means that you are fully protected against any incident that may happen to you and your car because you have more than just the minimum auto insurance policy required by your state.
But since you are covering everything, this means that your auto insurance will cost more than just the minimum requirements. And because of this, most drivers opt to just avail of the minimum auto insurance requirements than have their vehicles fully covered. For some, this works, but there are others who require full coverage auto insurance.
So, what is the best way to purchase cheap full coverage auto insurance?
There are actually several ways in going about finding full coverage auto insurance policies without having to spend a lot of money. First is to search and compare auto insurance companies' offers. Exhaust your resources and do not limit your search through readily available ones such as the yellow pages. There are a variety of resources like advertisements on TV and the newspaper, billboards, word-of-mouth and the Internet.
The next thing you could do is to look for an auto insurance carrier that offers discounts for various reasons. Auto insurance companies may give different discounts depending on your good driving history, your age, the kind of vehicle that you drive, and on how many vehicles are under your auto insurance policy.
Other companies sell more than one type of insurance policy, and if you buy two or more insurance policies from them, they would give you more discounts. For example, they would offer you very high discount on full coverage auto insurance if you buy homeowner's insurance policy from them, as well.
It doesn't necessarily mean that to have more coverage equates to spending more money.
You only need to find the right auto insurance company offering the right discounts to get you full coverage auto insurance policy.
With all other things being equal, auto insurance rates for teen drivers may cost almost twice as much than that of an adult driver. Purchasing auto insurance policy for teen drivers usually raises a lot of household's expenses by as much as 50 percent or even more.
The reasons behind this are as follows:
Remember that insuring a safe driver means that auto insurance companies won't have to shell out much money. Thus, younger drivers are considered less experienced and more reckless compared to the older ones, making the probability of them involving themselves in a vehicular accident fairly high.
Also, according to statistics, there are more car crashes involving teenage drivers than the sum of car crashes involving all other age groups.
Now, what can a teen driver do to cut costs on auto insurance? Here are the things they can do:
Teen drivers can raise their deductibles, try to get good grades in school, be made the primary driver on the family's oldest or cheapest car, finish a course on defensive driving and use a smaller and cheaper car with a high safety rating
Full Coverage Auto Insurance
by Shay West



Save Money By Buying A Used Car At A Car Auction

2009-07-26T11:50:37.286-07:00

Save your money by opting for auction cars
Sometimes it is very difficult to find a second hand used car in a good condition. Well, if you are searching for a cheap car, it is advisable to take a look at the car auctions organized by police and government bodies. There are cars used by the police, open for auction somewhere in close proximity to you almost every alternate month.
Cars that are auctioned by police are generally the ones that are seized from criminals by the law enforcement agencies. These bodies are also in a practice of selling their own cars once they reach a certain age or go over say, 60,000 miles. These type of auctions offer a large volume of cars. In these auctions, it also happens that some of the good performing cars are sold for very cheap. It is easy for anyone to find a large variety makes and models right from the family cars to sports cars.
If you participate in any auction, you just have to place your bid on the cars you want to buy. During the auctioning, you get a directory of the cars that are open for bidding. So, according to your needs, pick the ones that are of your interest and place your bid. Always remember to find the resale value of the car you are interested in. Once you have determined the amount you are willing to spend for any car, you have to just place your bid. And if your bid is the highest one, the car will be yours. Most of the cars would go from 45 - 70 % less than their actual resale price. Therefore, don't get excited and get into the bidding process by carefully watching the other bidders.
Try to reach the auction venue as early as possible and remain there until it gets over or until you have successfully owned the cars that you want to buy. Generally, the best deals strike either at the beginning or at the end of the auction. Most of the participants reach late at the auction venue and leave early. Comparatively, there is much less competition in the bidding at the beginning and at the end of an auction.
Before filing the final formalities such as writing the check, or verifying any other document, make sure that you have properly inspected the car. Most of the cars are in good condition but it is always suggested to be prudent, because once you have paid for the car, it's final. Also, before leaving the auction venue, make sure that you are having all the documents needed for the ownership of the car.
The car auctions organized by the police and other government bodies are a great source of getting a second hand car in good running condition, much cheaper than its actual worth. Even if you use the car for an year or so and then resell it, it is possible that you get an amount higher than the amount at which you purchased the car.
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The Five Best Hybrid Cars to Buy

2009-07-26T11:27:41.753-07:00

The hybrid auto was made due to the insistence for cars thatconsumed less energy making it greener on the environment andmore cost effective on your pocketbook. So what is a hybrid?Hybrids are vehicles that combine two or more sources directlyor indirectly provide propulsion is a hybrid. In other words,when a vehicle uses gasoline and electricity as forms of power,then it's a hybrid. When looking at the right hybrid auto foryou, you need to research these five:Nissan Altima HybridNissan Motors has been producing cars and motorcycles longerthan most of their competition. One of the most fashionablechoices among hybrid owners today is the Nissan Altima Hybridsince Nissan is synonymous with style and performance. WhenNissan manufactures any auto, they usually add a variety ofdesigns and choices that allows you to build a car that is builtfor you! The average Price for the Nissan Altima Hybrid isapproximately $25,000 while the average mileage per gallon (mpg)for the Nissan Altima Hybrid is 42 mpg on the highway and 34 mpgin the city.Honda Civic HybridAnother Honda built auto that makes our list is the excellentHonda Civic Hybrid. If you're looking for a robust hybrid thatis cool to ride, then the Honda Civic Hybrid is a great choice.Honda has been producing cars for some time so they understandhow to create a high quality hybrid car that has a low pricetag. The average Price for the Honda Civic Hybrid isapproximately $24,000 while the average mileage per gallon (mpg)for the Honda Civic Hybrid is 51 mpg on the highway and 49 mpgin the city.Toyota PriusSeeking for an inexpensive hybrid auto, enter the Toyota Prius,Japanese built auto. Toyota hybrids have increased in popularitywith the youthful and older crowd probably due to the smoothstyle and low price tag. While the Toyota Prius is low cost whatyou gain in decreased price you do not lose in quickness andpower making this hybrid auto, the most desired in the world andone that deserves the most honors. The average Price for theToyota Prius is approximately $22,000 while the average mileageper gallon for the Toyota Prius is 60 mpg on the highway and 51mpg in the city.Toyota Camry HybridAnother Toyota built auto that makes our list is the excellentToyota Camry Hybrid. If you want a consistent and robust hybrid,then the Toyota Camry Hybrid is a great choice. As an extremelyfuel-efficient hybrid auto it also has exceptional quicknesswith excellent crash test scores. The average Price for theToyota Camry Hybridis approximately $26,000 while the average mileage per gallon(mpg) for the Toyota Camry Hybrid is 40 mpg on the highway and38 mpg in the city.Ford Escape HybridThe lone United States built hybrid auto is the Ford EscapeHybrid. Despite being a United States built auto you can counton a highly meticulous, robust auto that handles superbly. Thespeed increase is efficient yet quite strong. The Ford EscapeHybrid was the first hybrid SUV and remains a leading seller.The average Price for the Ford Escape Hybrid is approximately$26,000 while the average mileage per gallon (mpg) for the FordEscape Hybrid is 36 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg.Hybrid cars were produced to help the environment due to thereduction fuel emissions. By combining two power sources, hybridcars use less gasoline. By using less gasoline they help theenvironment and help you save money. After researching hybridcars you'll recognize that the Honda Civic Hybrid, Nissan AltimaHybrid, Toyota Prius, and Ford Escape Hybrid are the mostpopular.About The Author: When you want a Toyota Prius, Ford EscapeHybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid or a HondaInsight in the state of California you can find great deals athttp://californiahybridcars.com.Please use the HTML version of this article at:[...]



Buying A Classic Or Performance Car

2009-07-27T10:34:47.740-07:00

You've probably been dreaming about it for years. You'veprobably noticed this model of car when driving your own andpointed it out to your bemused passenger. For a while now it'sprobably been in the back of your mind on every sunny day. Andnow for one reason or another you feel close to finally makingthe decision. You're probably very excited… and maybe a littlescared…What follows is some common advice to help make sure that thelove affair you are about to embark on is as pleasurable aspossible, and help you avoid some of the disaster storiesassociated with classic and performance car ownership.When to buyMost people agree Autumn or Winter is the wisest time to shopfor an classic or performance car. Many people will hold ontotheir cars during the summer to get the last season of enjoymentout of it before letting go. In addition a lot of would-beowners don't think about their dream until the sun starts toshine again. So at this time of year it is generally a buyer'smarket, offering the best bargains.Choosing the right car for youBefore you dive into shopping for your dream car, it's worthstepping back an giving some careful thought to what you wantfrom your car.Do you want: - A restoration project? Often people find this approach farmore expensive than simply buying a car in good condition tostart with. It also can take considerably longer than youexpect, but if you are a skilled mechanic with plenty of time onyour hands, you just may want to take it on. - A good runner that you can tinker with in your spare timeand gradually improve? Make sure you have a good set of toolsand lots of spare time – you may be tinkering more than youanticipated. - An everyday car? There are many classic and performance carsthat are suitable for everyday use, but you may want tocarefully consider fuel efficiency, safety and all weather usebefore you commit. - A Sunday/Summer driver? Reliability and easy upkeep areprobably your primary concerns. Plus pose factor of course! - An investment opportunity? I personally wouldn't bet on it.However a large number of classic and performance cars won'tdepreciate significantly, so you're still better off. - A show winner? Glory could be yours! Or not.You probably have a marque and model in mind, but if not, youcan inspire yourself by attending car shows, reading carmagazines, or simply surfing the web. Popular cars tend to be agood choice for first-timers, usually they are plentiful andit's easy to find information, parts and help. Coltmans alsooffers a wealth of information on a wide range of popularclassic and performance cars, including high quality buyer'sguides – why not choose a few see what takes your fancy.Where to lookThere are many, many places to find a classic car. Theseinclude online and physical auction, dealers, classified ads inmagazines, owners clubs and of course a plethora of websites. Myrecommendation: start with Google!What to look forOnce you've chosen the make and model of your dream car - makesure you do your research. Why not get hold of a Coltmans BuyersGuide, which cover everything potential owners need to know,including: history, model details, specs and stats, detailedbuying tips and a price guide.Obviously a big consideration is price – but working out howmuch you should pay can be difficult. Publications such asParker's can provide clear guidelines for modern cars, but forclassics you will have to do a little more research. Thefollowing make good sources of pricing information :- Classifieds sections in magazines for typical prices- Recommended valuations by car owners clubs- Similar sold items on Ebay- Search the web!It's a cliché, but when it comes to buying a classic orperformance car you get what you pay for.Preparing to go and see itSo, you've found something you're interested in. Typicall[...]



Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000

2009-07-27T10:36:51.802-07:00

Although the average price of a new vehicle reaches close to $30,000, you don't have to spend a small fortune to drive a cool car.The editors at Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com) provide budget- and style-conscious buyers a list of the top 10 cool new vehicles that can be purchased for less than $18,000. These editors' picks deliver cool looks, smart features and excellent fuel economy, making the cars in this price range even more appealing.The list of qualifying vehicles under $18,000 was compiled using Kelley Blue Book's New Car Blue Book values, which reflect real-world transaction prices and provide a more useful comparison point than the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP).The editors thoroughly examined each vehicle for styling, performance and the fun-to-drive factor. Objective criteria such as safety, fuel economy, environmental impact, interior size and comfort were also taken into account.THE TOP 10 COOLESTNEW CARS:* 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic (Regular Cab Manual WT)The 800-pound gorilla of this group earns its spot on the list by delivering the most metal for the money along with hefty hauling and towing capacities. If you need to lug cool stuff, the full-size Silverado Classic lets you do it for a compact-pickup monthly payment. MSRP: $17,015, New Car Blue Book Value: $16,590* 2007 Ford Focus SES 2-Door HatchbackIts Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle status helped place the versatile Ford Focus 3-door on the list. Focus combines international style and cheeky, fun-to-drive character in a handy, economical package. MSRP: $16,180, New Car Blue Book Value: $15,937* 2007 Honda FitDriving the Fit is the most fun you can have with four wheels and 109 horsepower. Matched with a cleverly configurable rear seat that provides uncanny cargo capacity, the diminutive Fit is cool condensed. MSRP: $14,445, New Car Blue Book Value: $14,301* 2007 Hyundai TiburonHyundai's sporty entry combines the presence of a $30,000 sports coupe with energetic driving dynamics and brand value. Updates for the 2007 model year include freshened front and rear styling. MSRP: $17,295, New Car Blue Book Value: $17,157* 2007 Jeep PatriotBased on the same platform as the Dodge Caliber and Jeep's own Compass, the Patriot sets itself apart by featuring all the utility and features of its twin brothers but also adding an off-road capability and Jeep purity that the others lack. MSRP: $14,985, New car Blue Book Value: $14,985* 2007 Volkswagen RabbitWith an eager engine, unexpectedly tenacious handling and interior refinement, the vehicle formerly known as Golf plays off its Euro roots to offer Continental cool. MSRP: $15,630, New Car Blue Book Value: $15,474.* 2007 Mazda MAZDA3Fun, stylish, versatile and substantial, the exceptionally well-rounded MAZDA3 is the only vehicle to make it onto the list four years in a row-and every year since its introduction. MSRP: $18,175, New Car Blue Book Value: $17,993* 2007 Nissan VersaBy offering more room than its closest competitors and available features like Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and keyless entry and start, the Versa offers a little taste of luxury at a decidedly down-market price. MSRP: $13,075, New Car Blue Book Value: $13,206* 2007 Scion tCThe tC coupe furthers its own pedigree with industrial-sleek styling, lively performance and a sharp interior that belies the car's starting price. MSRP: $16,980, New Car Blue Book Value: $17,235* 2007 Suzuki SX4The most affordable four-wheel-drive vehicle out there is wrapped in distinctively styled sheet metal and offers advanced features like keyless entry and start. A 100,000-mile powertrain warranty is pretty cool, too. MSRP: $17,124, New Car Blue Book Value: $17,038[...]



Save Money By Buying A Used Car At A Car Auction

2009-07-23T12:13:37.980-07:00

Save your money by opting for auction cars
Sometimes it is very difficult to find a second hand used car in a good condition. Well, if you are searching for a cheap car, it is advisable to take a look at the car auctions organized by police and government bodies. There are cars used by the police, open for auction somewhere in close proximity to you almost every alternate month.
Cars that are auctioned by police are generally the ones that are seized from criminals by the law enforcement agencies. These bodies are also in a practice of selling their own cars once they reach a certain age or go over say, 60,000 miles. These type of auctions offer a large volume of cars. In these auctions, it also happens that some of the good performing cars are sold for very cheap. It is easy for anyone to find a large variety makes and models right from the family cars to sports cars.
If you participate in any auction, you just have to place your bid on the cars you want to buy. During the auctioning, you get a directory of the cars that are open for bidding. So, according to your needs, pick the ones that are of your interest and place your bid. Always remember to find the resale value of the car you are interested in. Once you have determined the amount you are willing to spend for any car, you have to just place your bid. And if your bid is the highest one, the car will be yours. Most of the cars would go from 45 - 70 % less than their actual resale price. Therefore, don't get excited and get into the bidding process by carefully watching the other bidders.
Try to reach the auction venue as early as possible and remain there until it gets over or until you have successfully owned the cars that you want to buy. Generally, the best deals strike either at the beginning or at the end of the auction. Most of the participants reach late at the auction venue and leave early. Comparatively, there is much less competition in the bidding at the beginning and at the end of an auction.
Before filing the final formalities such as writing the check, or verifying any other document, make sure that you have properly inspected the car. Most of the cars are in good condition but it is always suggested to be prudent, because once you have paid for the car, it's final. Also, before leaving the auction venue, make sure that you are having all the documents needed for the ownership of the car.
The car auctions organized by the police and other government bodies are a great source of getting a second hand car in good running condition, much cheaper than its actual worth. Even if you use the car for an year or so and then resell it, it is possible that you get an amount higher than the amount at which you purchased the car.
Save Money By Buying A Used Car At A Car Auction
by Thomas Winn



Hydrigen Engine conversion to saave on gas-Hydrogen hybrid car 2008

2009-07-23T12:10:57.300-07:00

Hydrogen Engine Conversion to Save on Gas
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Have you always questioned your friends who are able to successfully save money on gas? Well, using Hydrogen engine conversion to save on gas is no secret to many car owners today. Checking out forums or surfing the internet to learn about cars and the latest technology available with give you news and updates on this system. So do not be surprise when you hear stories of people saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars through the use this system. It is true, using a hydrogen engine conversion allows you to save on gas and make large savings as a result. This system enables you to run your car on water and improve its fuel efficiency by more than 40% each time. This engine conversion acts as a supplement to your car's existing engine and can be easily removed or re-attached. In other words, you will not need to worry about warranty issues as no major modifications are made to your car's system. This technology was developed by a researcher named Dennis Klein, who found that sufficient energy can be generated for the car to move by this installation. Chemical processes taking place in the hydrogen engine conversion system helps to improve gas efficiency as well as allow car owners to enjoy higher car mileage. Using this system, you will be replacing expensive petroleum with the cheaper alternative of water and successfully save money on gas. Water used is extracted for HHO, a stable gas that later undergoes combustion to produce energy, water and oxygen. In addition, the water present acts as a cooling agent that ensures that the temperature of the engine and surrounding parts do not get overheated. It simultaneously helps to remove unwanted dirt from parts are connected to the hydrogen engine conversion system. As such, not only will you be able to save money on gas as you use more water than petrol or diesel, you can also reduce the occurrence of engine faults and save trips to the car mechanic's work shop. Installing a hydrogen engine conversion is a quick and hassle free process. All you need to do is pick a day and drop by your local hardware store to pick up the tools and materials needed. They should be short listed in the conversion kit that you have invested in, and following the simple guidelines provided, you should complete the installation in less than half a day. The good thing is that you can be a mechanical idiot and still succeed in the process. Unlike purchasing Hybrid cars which require you to pay tens of thousands for built in and top quality systems, a hydrogen engine conversion system will be the cheaper alternative that can also give you sufficiently good results. As such, installing a hydrogen engine conversion system is a pretty simple procedure that does not cost much. The multiple benefits that it promises also make it sufficiently clear why it has become a popular choice among car owners who wish to make savings amidst the rising fuel prices today.



Honda in change -New Honda -2009

2009-07-23T12:07:09.636-07:00

Honda is on Chargeby Mark CreeseTo all intents and purposes Formula One should be the most exciting sport on Earth. Just one look at the key ingredients that concoct this sport has me salivating with excitement. Firstly you have a global giant of the car world such as Honda breaking away from the hatchback market and producing nearly 1,000bhp in a car that weighs less than the original Mini. Secondly this outlandish performance is put in the trust of 20 of the most skilled drivers on the planet, who are only ever 2-3 seconds away from a high speed shunt. Thirdly, the races take place in the most exotic locations around the world, including: Bahrain, Monaco, Brazil, Australia and Singapore. Why oh why then is it so dull?As a child I'd drag myself out of bed at 3am just to watch a Friday practice, before repeating the feat for Saturday qualifying and Sunday race day. I knew all the drivers statistics, why rear down force shouldn't be an issue around the Hockenheim circuit and the past winners of the championship for 50 years. Much like a lot of the population I've tired in recent years of no overtaking, the same winners and consistent rule changes that try and fail to re-ignite excitement. Michael Schumacher was the greatest driver in the history of the sport but his constant winning also destroyed my love for it.Then there was the tobacco sponsorship ban of a few years ago. Such a furore was made over banning the cancer-givers that the sport's focus was lost. So what that I fancied a cigarette after watching 'Marlboro' on Schumacher's car cross the winning line again, the advertising really wasn't the root of the problem Formula One was suffering.Not content with banning cigarettes, overtaking had to be improved (or at least occur once in a race). So cars were slowed down and made more difficult to drive. The result? The best drivers were still in the fastest cars and could cope far better than the weaker drivers already in cars to suit their abilities. The emergence of Lewis Hamilton last year has certainly gone some way to undo the monotony of the now-retired Schumacher era. Not only is he the first black driver in Formula One, but he's super-quick - if a bit erratic.Problem is that even if we overlook the unsolved overtaking problem, the President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Max Mosley's sexual preferences, constant rule changes and Lewis's efforts to promote the sport, there's one massive problem that looms like an Eagle over its prey - global warming. With the Earth dying thanks to mankind's greed it seems everyone from every walk of life is being encouraged to recycle, use less energy and travel using green transport. I guess doing four miles to the gallon at 200mph every other weekend, with hundreds of articulated lorries, private jets and motor homes in tow doesn't quite reflect that Formula One is listening.Well maybe Honda has got the hint with their 'Earth' car from the 2007 season. Sponsorship free and painted with the planet Earth on it, Honda sold every pixel on its livery with each donation helping towards climate change. This season's car has continued with promoting the dangers of climate change in a more subtle manner and once again no sponsorship - wise when you consider the car was previously run by BAT - British American Tobacco.Ok so you like Formula One, you love Honda, support Jenson Button (although you agree he's not much cop) and therefore want to reflect this in your everyday life - whilst saving the planet. The answer is a simple three words - Honda Civic Hybrid. Yep Honda has produced an eco-friendly car that doesn't need plugging into the wall, look stupid or cost the earth. The Honda Hy[...]



NEW 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK-CLASS

2009-04-13T09:33:30.055-07:00

NEW 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK-CLASS
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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK is a 2-door, 2-passenger Convertible available in 3 trims, with trims ranging from the SLK280 to the SLK55 AMG.

The SLK280 has a Std. - 3.0L 228 hp V6 that gets 17 - 18-mpg in the city and 24 - 25-mpg on the highway, while on the high end, the SLK55 AMG has a Std. - 5.4L 355 hp V8 that gets 14-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway.

The SLK SLK280 is priced at $44,150, while the SLK SLK55 AMG can be had for $63,200.




NEW 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR

2009-04-13T09:33:56.843-07:00

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The 722 Edition of the 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren runs at 617 horsepower.

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NEW 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CL-CLASS

2009-04-13T09:34:44.492-07:00

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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a 2-door, 4-passenger Coupe available in 4 trims, with trims ranging from the CL550 to the CL65 AMG.

The CL550 has a Std. - 5.5L 382 hp V8 that gets 14-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway, while on the high end, the CL65 AMG has a Std. - 6.0L 604 hp V12 that gets 11-mpg in the city and 17-mpg on the highway.

The CL-Class CL550 is priced at $103,600, while the CL-Class CL65 AMG can be had for $197,500.




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2009-04-13T09:34:23.404-07:00


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Making Of Tata Nano and Chairmans Desk

2009-04-13T08:58:21.023-07:00

Chairman's DeskWe are not Orphan out to get a home : Ratan Tatahe decision to relocate the Nano to Gujarat marks the end of a traumatic experience for the house of Tatas. It was the rapid decision making of the Gujarat government which carried the day for the Narendra Modi government, with the state government ready to hand over land within a matter of days. "The speed with which they moved was unbelievably fast. If it had been possible to move the assembly line in a day we could have come here," Mr Tata told ET. The new Nano Plant could have a capacity of 5,00,000 units, compared to 3,00,000 for Singur. Gujarat has also agreed to match all the incentives offered by the West Bengal government. In an interview shortly before rushing off to meet the CM, Mr Tata looked back on the Singur experience and spoke about the new scenario facing the Nano. Intriguingly he left some hope for Singur saying that Tata Motors could revisit Singur if the atmosphere was conducive. When did you take the decision? Last night. Ravi (Tata Motors MD Ravi Kant) has been going around reviewing various sites. The final decision was taken last night. In fact, we have been receiving letters from various state governments ever since we faced problems (at Singur). Land was the main issue. It was a kind of insurance (at the time). But there was a tremendous urgency once we made the statement on 22 August that we would move if things didn't improve as we had already lost a lot of time. We started to respond sometime in September to the offer from the states. We started running around looking at the land. The same people had to look at the land on offer (to make a proper comparison). The Gujarat chief minister moved really fast, and yesterday, we took the decision. In other states there were processes to be gone through or things which the legislative assembly had to do which may or may not happen despite the best intention of the chief minister of the state. Gujarat enjoys the reputation of being an investment-friendly state. So we decided late on Monday evening that we may as well go with Gujarat as everything was in place. So, are you relieved now? Well, it's a sense of settlement. We are not exactly orphans looking for a home. But, for me it's a challenge. We left one place and come to another. We look forward to the new location with a great deal of enthusiasm. We are looking not just at manufacturing a car, but being a good corporate citizen. What finally tipped the balance for Gujarat? Gujarat was able to define the land, secure possession of the land, the main thing, at an unbelievably fast pace. In fact, if we could move a plant in a day, we could have actually have started operating here, given the fact that everything was ready in the state. Gujarat doesn't believe in concessions. How did Gujarat's offer compare with that of West Bengal? Well, it is almost similar. Whatever we were offered in Singur, everything is being matched here. The elements (incentives) may not be identical, but in totality, the package is the same. You plan to launch the Nano this winter from Pantnagar and Pune which have a capacity of one lakh? How will you tackle a situation if the demand (for Nano) explodes? It would be a makeshift kind of operation. Unlike a steel plant where capacities are fixed, in car manufacturing you can outsource, you can redefine assembly lines. We need to represent to the world that despite all this, we brought the car within the set timelines. You famously said last year, it's stupid if you are not in Gujarat. Why did you not choos[...]



Supercar Show at Mumbai 5th April 2009

2009-04-07T00:50:26.539-07:00

Just so you guys know, there is going to be a lot of eye candy at Kala Ghoda on Sunday 5th April 2009. There is a Supercar Show being organised. Read the details below. Hope forum members from the city make it. The Parx Super Car Show, presented by Shell Helix Motor Oils and in association with HSBC and Grey Goose, is the first-of-its-kind event in India and will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2009 in Mumbai.The Parx Super Car Show is essentially a parade of the finest luxury and sports cars, which include top brands like AMG, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes Porsche, Rolls Royce amongst others. Approximately 40 cars will be participating in this event which will be displayed in the Kala Ghoda parking lot from 10AM onwards.The event will be flagged of by former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan at 11AM and Mr Gautam Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Ltd. will lead the entourage of supercars in his Lamborghini Gallardo. The participating cars, driven by their owners will travel from from Kalaghoda all the way to Sidhi Vinayaka temple and back to the Kalaghoda via Walkeshwar and Breach Candy. This convoy of the most desireable cars in the country will be a spectacular sight and a feast for car enthusiasts. The cars will be on display at Kalaghoda from 10AM to 11AM and 1.00PM to 2.30PM.“The aim of the Parx Super Car show is to bring together like-minded individuals who own and have a passion for luxury and sports cars” said Gautam Singhania a keen car enthusiast and racing driver.The Super Car Show, organised by Autocar India and Bellset will travel to other cities like Delhi and Bangalore. KJS Gurna of Bellset entertainment added that Bellset Entertainment has been involved with various automobile events and the Renault F1 Show on Rajpath in 2008 was just the beginning of what is to come in the automobile event space."Despite the slowdown of the economy, the premium end of the car market in India continues to grow and the Parx Super Car Show is poised to only get bigger in the future.The Presenting Sponsor for the Parx Super Car Show is Shell Helix Motor Oils with Parx as the the Title Sponsor. Associate sponsors for the event will be HSBC Private Banking and Grey Goose EDIT: Show timings are: 10am at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai Here's a list of cars that will be at the show: Ferrari 348 Lotus Elise Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe Ariel Atom 3 Porsche Caymen Rolls Royce Phantom Ferrari 430 Spyder Masseratti Quattroporte Bentley Flying Spur Lamborghini Gallardo Nissan GTR Mercedes SLK - 350 Audi R8 Bentley Continental GT Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder BMW M5 BMW X6 BMW M-3 BMW 750 LI BMW M-3 BMW 650 Coupe BMW M Z4 Porsche Targa 911 4S S65 AMG SL 63 AMG SLK 55 AMG Porsche Turbo Super Charger 911 Porsche Boxter Porsche 911 Cayenne Turbo Phantom Ferrari 430 Audi R8 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 997 Turbo Coupe 911 Carera S Boxter S 2007 Ferrari F430 Porsche Targa 4 (997) [...]



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2009-04-06T23:08:50.902-07:00

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Damaged cars for sale

2009-04-06T22:56:08.310-07:00

When we suffer from hurricanes, floods, hail, and tornadoes we inevitably get destroyed and damaged cars. Some of these are new cars owned by dealers that were flooded or damaged while parked. Others are used cars belonging to individuals or businesses. Many of these cars have been totally written off by insurance companies and are thus deemed salvage cars.Buy repairable salvage cars at low prices Storm damaged cars or flood damaged cars are often written off by insurance companies, as complete losses. But in fact they are invalid, since the cars legally do not exist any longer. But, since many of these cars are actually repairable and can be cleaned, it will be possible to make them useable and driveable again, albeit as salvage cars.Flood damaged cars and salvage cars can at the same time be an opportunity for a bargain purchase but also can cause big problems. Restoring salvage cars may be a rewarding experience, or even can become a profitable business. However, if you're just in the market for a used car and not knowingly you bought a car with hidden damage, you'd be very disappointed.The opportunities Serious natural weather events that damage and destroy cars, as terrible as it is, will also present an opportunities for people to pick up incredible bargains.Assuming the seller is honest about the car being sold and the buyer is fully aware of what he is buying, some great deals can be found. Many of these vehicles are repairable at relatively small effort and can be made good as new without incurring huge expenditure.Often, flood damaged cars, get written off for no reason other than that the insurance adjustor did not have time to go and inspect every vehicle in detail.For instance, a new car dealer may have 200 cars to inspect that are damaged or flooded. The adjustor will more than likely not have time to check all the cars, but can estimate that at least 75% of them were seriously damaged and declares them all as total losses. This means that about 50 of these cars may have little damage or even no damage at all, and thus can be easily cleaned and resold as salvage title cars. Because the insurance company owns the cars, after all claims are paid, the company can sell the cars in auction.The main issues After a major natural weather event such as those occurring in recent times, there began appearing thousands of used and new cars for sale all over the place. Some were offered as they were i.e. storm damaged or flooded cars at substantial price reduction. Others were repaired and cleaned where the seller is trying to mask the problems or the fact that the car is a salvage title.Salvage cars are those that have been totaled or damaged, written off by insurance companies, which can then sell these cars to individuals or dealers who want to restore them. Many states stipulate that such vehicles have a "salvage" title. Other states allow a new "clean" title without a salvage title. Unscrupulous sellers can try to hide the salvage title by transporting the car to a state which does not require a salvage title.If you are looking to purchase a used car, or even a new car, within a few months after a major natural weather distaster such as a flood, a hurricane, a tornado etc. you should take care when shopping.It's amazing how quickly and easily storm damaged cars from Nebraska can show up for sale in Missouri without any indication that it may be concealing serious problems for new buyers. Thus, automotive consumers should be o[...]



Buying Cheap Impounded Cars at Police Auctions

2009-04-06T22:52:41.860-07:00

You can achieve the car of your dreams from police impound cars auction sales. You can find a wide selection of slightly used vehicles that have great quality and impressive prices. Most of them were impounded because their previous owners were involved in dishonest transactions and misdeeds.

Auctions that have police impound cars for sale were usually held in different areas once or twice amount. There are cities as well that conduct such events every week. They are normally advertised on classified ads or printed on newspapers days before they are held. If you cannot find them on prints, you can browse for them online. Another good alternative for you is to get in touch with the police department in your area and inquire about the matter. They may even give you the contact details of their auction houses so can get yourself enlisted.

Enlisting yourself in the auction is usually the first step that you should take. After getting yourself on the list of participants, you will be given a bidder number which will serve as your official pass to the event. Some registrations are free although most auctions require payment. The fee however is minimal.

You will definitely enjoy auctions that sell impound cars if you have passion for vehicles; especially if you are a car collector. You will be able to own luxury cars and other signature vehicles at low rates.

If you are attending an auction, it's best to go in the morning, particularly before 10 am. As most biddings start at this hour, it will serve you best if you can come earlier than that; this is to give yourself enough time to examine the vehicles first. If you will be able to look at them closely before the actual bidding begins, you will be able to know which among the police impound cars for sale you'll be interested to place your bid for.
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If you have the intention of driving the car home with you if in case you win in the bidding; then, you should not forget to bring along your drivers license with you, together with the temporary permit. Regarding the temporary permit needed for bringing home the car that you won in the bidding, you can inquire about it at your locality.

Make sure that you are equipped with a list of used car prices before going to the auction. Days before the event, you should start canvassing the market for the prices of different used cars. By doing this, you will be able to participate in the bidding more efficiently.

Visit my site now to know more things about police impound cars for sale.

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