Showing posts with label Best cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best cars. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's a well known fact that car prices fluctuate wildly throughout the year. They can be influenced by a whole host of things the weather, the season, public events, even celebrities. In order to get the best price for a car, you need to sell it at the right time. The question is, how can you ever know when the right time to sell a particular car might be?

Fortunately, there are some tell tale signs that you can use to make sure that you'll get the best possible price for your vehicle. Here are some of the questions that you must ask yourself before you decide to sell.

Is The Car Paid For?

You are advised to find out whether or not you are 'upside down' on the loan you used to pay for the vehicle. If you paid for your car using cash this isn't an issue, but if you paid using credit it can be a big problem. For example, you buy a new car for a total of £35,000. After three years you decide to sell it. Your payoff on the loan is still £15,000, but your car is now only worth £12,000 leaving a shortfall of £3,000 that you still must pay for. If you are 'upside down' on a loan, you are advised to hold on to the vehicle for as long as you can or you will lose money, says AOL automotive expert Jim McCraw.

What Condition Is The Car In?

Ideally, you should sell your car before it hits 100,000 miles. It will become more difficult to sell after this point not impossible, just trickier. Even if the car is in excellent condition, the amount of miles will drag its price down, says If it's going to cost a huge amount to repair or refurbish your car, it could be a better idea just to trade it in at a dealership or sell it for its scrap value.

What's The Price Of Gas?

This is a really important issue to consider when selling a car. Obviously, there will always be demand for automotive vehicles no matter how high the price of gas, but this factor will change the types of vehicles that are popular. When gas prices go up, so does the sale of hybrids and fuel-saving compact cars. If you're wanting to sell a gas guzzling SUV it's probably best if you wait until fuel prices are relatively low and vice versa.

What's The Weather Like?

Most sellers don't give the weather any thought at all before they go ahead with advertising a vehicle. It happens to be one of the most important factors involved with selling a car. Take a look out of the window. What type of car is best suited to today's weather? If it's snowing, you're not going to be able to shift a sports car with a soft top roof, says Rolls Royce dealer Tom Hartley. In the blazing midst of summer, few people are going to want to be driving round in a hulking great SUV or 4X4 unless they live on a farm or are big fans of off roading.

What's Popular In Your Area?

Use the internet to find out what types of cars are the most popular in your area. AutoTrader has an online search feature that will allow you to look at all the used cars currently being sold in your town. If you repeat this same search several times over a month, you'll start to build up a picture of which cars sell fastest and which tend to languish on the website for the longest. If you're selling a Toyota Yaris and the AutoTrader website is full of the things you might want to keep hold of it a little while longer.

How Lucky Are You?

Though there are several things you can use to pinpoint the perfect time to sell your car, when it comes down to it luck rules all. There's always going to be somebody strange and illogical looking for a convertible in the middle of winter. Who's to say you won't cross paths at just the right time?

Author Bio: Jane is a used car salesman. She recommends Inchcape Lexus for the best new and used Lexus models. She can be found online sharing buying and selling car advice.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Car leasing is one of the choices of people who do not have their own car or those who want to use a bigger car for a particular event. There are different companies that can give the car leasing solutions to those who need it. You can look for one in your local area or you can just search on the Internet.

When looking for a car to lease, you also have to consider different things in order to make sure that you will get the best deal. You will only be using the car for a certain period of time so you need to make sure that you can get the best out of it. With this, you should know how to choose the best car leasing solutions.

When working on your car leasing solutions, here are the different things that you should consider:
  • Determine the exact car that you need. Before closing the deal or before choosing a car, you have to make sure that you know the exact type of car that you need. With this, you have to make sure that the car's size and type can be perfect when you use it.
  • Get the best model for your needs. When choosing the model of the car, you should not only be considering how the car looks, you have to make sure that the model will be perfect for your budget. If you are going to use it for a long trip, you have to make sure that it is consuming lesser gasoline. You should also make sure that the model is durable and it is reliable when it comes to meeting your needs. The amount of gasoline that you will be able to save will be a great thing.
  • Compare the lease rate offered by different companies. Before deciding to choose a certain company, you have to compare its rate to the others that are offering the same service. You can always get a cheaper lease price when you are going to look for the perfect company.
  • Negotiate on the final-agreed price. In car leasing, you can negotiate and deal with the price. One thing that you need to know is that you can manipulate the pricing when it comes to leasing a car. In order for you to do this, you have to start the deal by talking about the price. You should make the car company see that you are dealing about the price before agreeing to lease their car.
Consider the different things mentioned above in order for you to make sure that you can get a smart deal when you are planning to lease a car.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Model: 2013 Accord Touring V6.
Exterior color: White Orchid.
Interior color: Ivory.
Engine: 3.5-liter, six cylinder.
Horsepower: 278.
Transmission: six-speed automatic.
Fuel economy: 34 mpg highway, 21 mpg city.
Dealer: Economy Honda.
Price (as tested): $34,220.

Most car companies worry about what a car looks like on the outside, hoping to lure buyers with love at first sight.

Honda, to its credit, cares more about your view of the world from the inside of its vehicles looking out. It's one of the many reasons why Accord owners are among the most brand-loyal in the world.

Big windows are among the many utilitarian virtues of the all-new 2013 Honda Accord sedan, which went on sale last week. (An Accord coupe will arrive next month.) Frankly, the new, airy Accord makes the cockpits of some of its competitors look like tank turrets.

If that's not enough, our test Accord, in top-of-the-line Touring trim, includes a slick lane-change camera in the right side-view mirror that allows you to merge right in freeway traffic without even turning your head to check the blind spot.

Now, that's a safety option you can use every day.

The first Accord hit the road in 1976, the year I graduated high school. Ever since, it has been the default family sedan for millions of people who wanted a buttoned-down, bullet-proof ride with a smidgen of sporttiness. (The Toyota Camry has filled the same niche for buyers who value a bit more comfort. Now Honda is on the trail of those buyers, too.)

By Mark Kennedy

Monday, August 06, 2012

Ford Motor Co. will donate a customized 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to the Cattle Baron's Ball auction on Sept. 29 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It has a one-of-a-kind candy red paint job made just for this car, for this event.

The Cattle Baron's Ball is a yearly event that benefits the American Cancer Society. In its 39-year history and its 10th year in Detroit the group has raised nearly $48 million for cancer research.

Ford's Jim Farley was instrumental in getting the Mustang to the event.

"Like many people, my family has been personally affected by the challenges of cancer, and I am proud to chair the Cattle Baron's Ball in Detroit," said Farley, Ford's group vice president for global marketing, sales and service. "As a fan of the powerful, historic Mustang, I am especially pleased to provide this American icon for auction."

The ball will have a Western theme, as always, and feature Texas cuisine, dancing, the auction and a special concert by country star Toby Keith. Previous musical guests have included Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Wynonna Judd.

By: Jake Lingeman

Monday, July 23, 2012

Audi has revealed that it is releasing a further 250 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro models into the UK market due to 'consistent demand'.

The new batch of cars will join the 500 units sold in the UK last year and will carry the same £39,930 price tag.

The Audi RS3 is powered by the marque's turbocharged, five-cylinder, 2.5-litre engine, which produces 335bhp and 332lb ft torque. The RS3 will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.6sec before hitting its 155mph limited top speed.

External features of the hot A3 comprise 19-inch alloys, flared carbonfibre arches and a prominent roof spoiler.

The RS3's closest rival is the BMW M135i, which goes on sale in October and costs from £29,995 (three-door) and £30,585 (five door). The BMW produces an RS3-rivalling 316bhp from its turbocharged in-line six-pot motor.

BMW claims that when mated to its 6-speed manual gearbox, the M135i will hit 62mph in 5.1sec or 4.9sec when fitted with its eight-speed auto 'box.

The Mercedes A45 AMG another of the Audi's rivals will be probably be priced from around £35,000 when it goes on UK sale in 2013. It delivers 330bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine.

By Alex Kersten