Showing posts with label luxury. Show all posts
Showing posts with label luxury. 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 CarsDirect.com. 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.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Finding the perfect place to stay while you are on vacation is not difficult, as long as you know where to look. While a lot of people may be interested in taking a look at luxury hotels, luxury bed and breakfasts can offer you a much more intimate experience. You will be able to take a look at the different choices that are on offer by simply following these resources. A bed and breakfast is usually going to provide you with breakfast included in the price, and sometimes even lunch and other meals. In order to find out the specifics, you are going to have to take a look at the company's website and see what features are included.


If there are any other extra features that you may be looking for, do not forget them. Places like Cheskin House B&B in Cumbria are going to provide you with a top-notch service, but you need to make sure that they have everything you want before you decide to go ahead and stay there.

The Internet

Most companies will advertise on the Internet these days. They will usually have a website. As well as this, there will be numerous travel websites that will offer you different bed and breakfasts depending on the region that you are staying in. By taking a look at the travel website, you will be able to find out what the best rates are. If you are on a budget, always make sure to look out for deals. The summer time is normally going to be 'peak' time for a lot of people, and this means that prices will be more expensive. The months following and leading up to the summer are usually going to be able to offer you a better deal.


Reviews

Most places are going to have reviews written about them online. What you will need to do is make sure that you find a reputable review website. Take a look at what others have said about specific bed and breakfast. If there are too many negative reviews, then you may want to reconsider going there. It is a good idea to remember that everyone is going to have different tastes, so negative reviews do not always hold their weight.

Recommendations

If you have friends who have traveled to a specific area, then do not be afraid to ask them about the places they stayed in. In places like Cumbria, most people are going to look for a bed and breakfast in order to get a more intimate feeling when they stay there. By listening to what your friends have to say, you will be able to get a place that is more suited to your tastes. This is usually because your friends are going to know exactly what you want when you go on vacation.

Author Bio:
Kimberly Santoyo is a freelance writer and blogger. She writes for a number of different companies. She also writes on subjects such as travel. Her favorite place in Cubria is Cheskin House. It is a farmhouse for Luxury B&B in Cumbria.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lamborghini could launch an SUV in 2017, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told a German newspaper.

The Italian supercar brand will unveil a concept for the vehicle at the Beijing motor show on April 23 to test public reaction, according to a report in the German business daily Handelsblatt on Thursday.

Winkelmann wants the SUV as a third model line along with the Gallardo and Aventador super cars to help make the brand profitable. China is a key market for high-margin luxury SUVs.

"We definitely need a third line in the mid and long term," Winkelmann told the paper. "An SUV would be the first Lamborghini for everyday use, not just for the race track or weekends. We would have the opportunity to win new customers."

Lamborghini has been losing money since 2009 and is under pressure from parent Volkswagen Group to become profitable, the newspaper report said.

Winkelmann told the paper that he hopes that VW will decide this year whether to allow the brand to build an SUV. "It usually takes 48 months until an all-new vehicle arrives at dealers, so the new Lamborghini would not be available to buy before 2017."

The paper quoted company sources as saying the decision is certain to be positive.

If the car is approved for production, Lamborghini would join VW stablemate Bentley in diversifying into the growing super-luxury SUV market.

Both brands will be able to call on a new version of the VW Group platform that currently underpins the Audi Q7, VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne.

Bentley is planning to launch within three years an SUV based on the EXP 9 F SUV concept shown at the Geneva motor show in March. Next year, Fiat's Maserati brand will launch sales of a production version of the Kubang concept unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.

Lamborghini is expected to use its own engines for its SUV, most likely a revamped version of the Gallardo's V10 gasoline unit.

Last year, Lamborghini sold 1,602 cars globally, an increase of 23 percent on the previous year. China is the brand's second-biggest market after the United States. The U.K. is next, followed by Germany and Italy.

By: Nick Gibbs