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Why a Pre-Owned Vehicle is a Sound Investment


It’s long past time to replace your temperamental old clunker. Unfortunately, you currently lack the financial resources to invest in a brand new vehicle. Luckily, there’s a simple way to upgrade your car and save money in the process: buy used. As you’ll find, there are a number of advantages to buying your next vehicle pre-owned.

Dramatically Lower Sticker Prices

Since the vast majority of pre-owned vehicles boast lower price-tags than their fresh-off-the-assembly-line counterparts, buying used stands to save you a substantial sum of money. In addition, most single-owner used cars have been driven for well under 100,000 miles. Dedicated bargain hunters looking for a large inventory of used cars in DC would do well to visit Easterns Automotive Group.

Comprehensive Warranties

Used vehicles that have been driven for less than 100,000 miles are often still covered under their respective manufacturers’ parts and service warranties. Furthermore, many dealerships that specialize in pre-owned cars offer limited-time service warranties for every vehicle on their lots.

Despite the bad rap used cars often get, the truth of the matter is that most pre-owned vehicles are very reliable. If you’ve been kicking around the idea of buying a used vehicle, remember to consider the previously discussed perks.


Buying a Toyota Vehicle


If you are in the market for a vehicle, Toyota has a number of options available. The car company has made a name for itself based on the quality of its automobiles and is sure to leave you satisfied with your purchase. In the end, the type of Toyota that you end up with depends on your own personal preferences.

Buy Used

Some of the best deals for Toyotas are found when you purchase them used. This is because Toyota vehicles tend to last for a long time. There are countless Toyota cars on the road today that have eclipsed the 200,000 mile mark, which is something that most other car companies cannot boast. As a result, it is possible to find great value when buying a used Toyota, even when the car already has high mileage.

New Car Purchase

Of course, you can always choose to purchase a brand new Toyota. When you go this route, you can expect to have a reliable vehicle that will last as long as you want it to. Very few people are disappointed with their new Toyota cars and trucks because these automobiles perform at a very high level and look great while doing it.


How to avail a Bad credit auto loan


It is something acceptable that not everyone of us can be good at managing personal finance and hence it is possible to end up with a bad credit. A bad credit history is result of attaining poor credit scores due to several reasons such as a delay in repaying loan dues, defaulting one or two payments and many more and some of them could be very genuine due to individual’s circumstances. So, when such individuals with a bad credit history try to avail a new loan the chances of their loan application getting declined is very high as their bad credit shows their inability in the past to repay a loan properly or any credit availed properly which actually poses a risk to the lenders.

These individuals with bad credit may avail loans that are given in spite of bad credit for their personal finance, however to buy a vehicle like car or any other automobile they may still need a loan for it and for that they can try a bad credit auto loan. The auto loans for people with bad credit is offered as a special finance facility which helps them to buy a vehicle and is offered by very few auto financial firms.

Qualifying for a bad credit loan for auto consists of very minimal criteria and they will have to provide proper documents in support of they meeting those minimal criteria is required. These loans are processed in a short span of time and also offer reasonable terms in repayment helping them to set their credit history right. Few things like minimum income expectation, age and such things are also applicable for these loans.


The Easiest Way to Test Drive a Car


Today’s busy consumer doesn’t have time to waste. As important as researching the car you buy is, you really can’t spare a moment between your job, family and other commitments. However, it may not require as much research as you think. The best way to tell whether or not you and a car are a perfect match is to test drive it. Head to the website of a reputable dealership that offers deals on new car sales and see how easy they make it to test drive a car.

Schedule the Test Drive Online

Rather than waste time at a dealership all day, do the browsing on your phone, tablet or computer whenever you have a spare moment. You can even start a chat and ask a sales representative for assistance. When you see one you think you might like, schedule a test drive ahead of time. After that, it’s a simple matter of showing up at the reserved time, filling out some paperwork and then you can hit the road.

Schedule your test drive on your time, wherever’s most convenient for you. When every minute counts, make the most of a dealership’s convenient online car shopping experience.


Latest Audi A8 Model at this week’s Miami World Premiere


We’ve just returned from the Audi A8 world premiere here at Miami’s star-studded Design Week, and we’ve got a slew of images of the new range-topping sedan. More evolutionary than revolutionary in style, the new wundersedan is nevertheless an impressive looking piece with the visual charisma to go toe-to-toe with the celebrities that filed in to fawn over its broad shoulders.

Despite the clear heritage link to the outgoing model, there are a number of new technologies under the skin that represent firsts for the brand, including full LED headlamps that adjust their direction and throw based on the navigation system, a new development of MMI that includes a handwriting recognition feature, and an updated 4.2-liter FSI V8 engine with more power (372 horses) and an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox. Despite being more powerful, the A8 is also more fuel efficient, with a claimed improvement of 15 percent with the aforementioned gas V8.

The slippery new shell once again rests on the brand’s Aluminum Space Frame (ASF), and Audi says the car is longer and wider than its competitors, yet it sits lower. The sleek new bodywork is good for a .26 coefficient of drag. When it comes to America late next year, the new A8 will arrive in both standard and extended-wheelbase models, and we have it on good authority that both TDI and hybrid variants will also come to the States – although the alternative fuel powertrains aren’t likely to happen right away.

Phoenix AZ Transportation and Airport Car Services


Cars play a vital role in making out our journeys comfortable for us. Public transportation can be a cheaper option but can’t be a convenient or a comfortable one. Let it be traveling with friends or as a whole family, irrespective of the group size, people can travel with a good amount of convenience in a car wherever they want to by using the services of the companies that provide rental cars. There is no need for you to worry about travelling just because you don’t own a car as there are enough possibilities for you to book rental cars from the companies providing the car hiring service and make it easier for your travel to any place you want to go. Most car rental services make it easy for you to enjoy comfortable travelling at a reasonable cost.

Before you book or hire a car for rent, it is important and well advised that you research for the various car hiring services available in your city and then hire the services from the best car rental companies available for your traveling needs and purposes.

Cars can be hired for any kind of travelling purpose. Based on your purpose to travel, you can choose a car service accordingly and this is one of the best flexibility with car hiring services. It makes it possible for you to go for an outing with your family and also for making a business trip at any destination that you want to. Especially in emergency situations the best option to go for is to hire or rent a car, this can help you to reach the place in time and offers a stress free journey too, in particular car services can help you best for reaching airports in time to catch flights. Also, if you are receiving business delegates and clients from airports, by hiring a luxurious car you give them a warm and pleasing welcome.

There are reputed Phoenix AZ transportation and airport car services providing companies that offer you with reliable and affordable rental cars. The car service phoenix provides executive airport transportation services with door to door airport pick-ups and drops from and to Phoenix Sky Harbor and Mesa gateway Airports. These companies are well established in this arena and have been in this field over half a decade and hence would be the perfect company which can delight you with their excellent services.

The company also provides the flexibility and options to choose from a range of cars based on the group size and the purpose of hiring the car service. People looking to hire a car for airport transportation service can quickly make an online booking through their site or just has to make a call to them.

Apart from airport transfers they also offer Sedona transportation service for touring places, special event car services with a professional driver to make your arrival at events look grand in a luxury car and it also offers executive class services for attending VIP dinners.


Murano – SUV from Nissan


The second generation Murano is a huge vehicle. The leather seats and various steering wheel is mounted controls greet you as you step in. The use of high quality materials, soft plastic and clever chrome inserts lend the cabin an upscale ambience and completely justify the Murano’s premium tag.

The latest Murano is blesses with VQ series V6 power plant with another twenty five horses and Nissan have hitched it up to the Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Speed cameras every few kilometers make sure you don’t go over the specified cruising limit and GPS systems do away with any possibility of you getting lost.

On the other hand, such tranquil drives allow you to relax and luxuriate in the lavishness of the vehicle you are driving. Sure it will be the great model of SUV. It satisfies all the needs. Sure it will come in the best SUV list. So test a drive once and enjoy.

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 – USA Specifications

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 – USA Specifications
MSRP $13,399 to $13,699 USD

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 1,352cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Fuel system: DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six speed
Final drive: X-Ring chain
Rake / trail: 23 degrees / 3.7 in.
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire: 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 13-way compression and 11-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Bottom-Link UNI-TRAK® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in.
Front Brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper
Overall length: 85.4 in.
Overall width: 29.9 in.
Overall height: 46.1 in.
Ground clearance: 4.9 in.
Seat height: 31.5 in.
Curb weight: 566.7 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Color: Candy Persimmon Red, Metallic Titanium/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 12 months
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Renault Fluence launched in USA


The Fluence will be the first model from the French car market for  USA and is expected to be priced between USD 20000 – 30000. est mules of the Fluence have been caught several times in and around New York where the company’s factory is located. The striking design of the Fluence makes it a radically different sedan as against other cars in the C segment available in the country.

The Fluence measures 4,618 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width, 1,488 mm in height and has 2,703 mm wheelbase. The Fluence has contemporary, yet simple interiors. We expect the top-end variant of the Fluence to feature air-conditioning for both front and rear passengers, rain sensor wipers, on-board computer, keyless start-stop, anti-whiplash headrests and airbags.

The car will come in both Petrol and Diesel variants, powered by a 2.0 litre and a 1.5 litre engine respectively. The 2.0 litre petrol engine generates 135 bhp of maximum power and 190 Nm of maximum torque while the 1.5 litre dCI diesel engine generates 106 bhp of maximum power and 240 Nm of maximum torque.

The petrol motor will likely be mated to a 6-speed automatic gear box while the diesel will come with a 6-speed manual gear box. This diesel motor is essentially the same engine that powers the Nissan Micra diesel and the Mahindra Verito diesel. However, the Fluence’s version of the 1.5 litre dCI has Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and thus gets 42 bhp more power.

Based on various test drive reports, it has been found that the Fluence has precise steering feedback, suspension tuned for better ride quality, has less body roll and is highly stable on highway speeds.

In USA, the Renault Fluence will compete with the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Skoda Laura and Volkswagen Jetta. The Fluence will also be slightly bigger than its rivals, which might make it more appealing to ‘prestige conscious’ buyers, who prefer larger sedans.

But, since the dealerships, after sales service quality are yet to be known, the French car maker has to put in efforts for brand building. Also read: Renault upcoming launches for USA

Renault has plans to launch 5 models in India within the next 18 months. The models consist of the Fluence, Duster, Koleos, a small car (Clio) and a sedan. Initially, the company plans to open 14 sales outlets in 12 important cities of the country. By December 2011, Renault USA plans to cover 30 cities by opening 40 outlets in total.