As a potential car buyer it should be your responsibility to pick up great tips of car buying, whenever you get a chance to do the same. There is really no such thing as a professional car buyer. But there are more than around 250,000 in the US alone who are selling cars every week. They would definitely want you to avail the option which suits you the best. But that doesn’t really mean that you can rest on your laurels relying totally on the seller. Go through the tips of buying a car and be duly aided in taking an informed decision.
Go Around with No Intention of Buying
Yes, if it’s a dealership you’re opting for (and not a private party) then make sure that you’re visiting their store without the intention of buying. Don’t just tell them that you’re going to buy cars straightaway but send out a message clearly that you are more interested in looking around rather than buying. Let them work for it. If you haven’t yet zeroed in on a brand, make sure that you’re conducting due research on the most popular brands in town- Nissan Canada, Volkswagen, Mazda, BMW are some of the most popular brands ruling the market today. If possible, visit the store when it is closed. Take a close look at the window tickets and take a note of what you like. When you come back home do conduct a thorough research on the same.
Learn about Private Parties as Well
If you’re looking for a pre-owned car you can as well consider a private car owner. But purchasing a pre-owned car becomes difficult if you aren’t a mechanic yourself or do not have someone to check the vehicle properly for you. However, it can be a good option to settle for, if you are guided by someone with the proper knowhow of car mechanisms. Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle turns out to be a feasible option primarily when you’re looking at getting the car at a cheaper price.
Learn What the Dealer had Paid for the Vehicle
If you actually think that its not possible to find out how much the dealer had paid for the vehicle then you’re wrong. Yes. Making an informed decision in regard to buying a car gets easier when you have the invoice price in your hand. There is actually a host of websites providing you due information about dealer’s cost. Therefore, make sure that you’re manipulating your negotiations accordingly. As you know the dealer’s cost now, you should consider negotiating up from the invoice price and not down from the sticker price.
In its efforts to enhance its Earth Dreams Technology range, Honda has launched three latest VTEC TURBO engines. With exceptional output, fuel economy and amazing performance, these three engines come in three different classes: 1 liter, 1.5 liter and 2 liter.
Making use of different valve motion technologies like Honda’s refined VTEC technology, all these three engines will be direct injection petrol turbos. Along with Honda’s hybrid technology and 1.6 liter diesel engine, the latest engines will be used in a number of other global models according to the vehicle features and local requirements.
Buying a new car can be a wonderful event. Unfortunately, some new car owners will ultimately experience buyer’s remorse. In order to make a wise decision, the proper steps need to be taken before signing on the dotted line. Here are some of the most important things to do before purchasing a new vehicle.
Do the research
Far too many prospective car buyers fail to do the required research before finalizing the purchase of a new vehicle. Viewing a car cost comparison will help shoppers to get the most value for their money. It is also advisable to check out a variety of car reviews on each specific vehicle. Some anxious car buyers forget to consider things such as gas mileage and maintenance costs.
The immense popularity of electric cars in the US is a nightmare for gas stations. From the last three years in California, Chevrolet Volt drivers have successfully avoided seven million gallons of gas by driving more than 130 million all-electric miles.
With more than 40 percent of Volt owners residing in California, the Chevrolet Volt is by far the best selling plug-in electric car of the state.
Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt’s marketing director, claims that the vehicle happens to be the most popular plug-in vehicle in the US, not just in California. She said that Chevrolet Volt is just the perfect combination of performance, technology, driving pleasure and economy.
Nissan has revealed the pricing and a long list of enhancements to be witnessed in the 2014 Sentra, while the vehicle is now on sale at Nissan dealers throughout the US.
Fred Diaz, the divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America, Inc., expressed that the Sentra was completely overhauled last year but the company still made a few changes as it always looks to improve. Diaz revealed that Nissan worked on a number of different aspects of the car including handling, quietness, chassis, fabrics and many other important points to make it even better.
Mercedes Benz UK now offers better fuel economy with the introduction of all new Eco models to A-class and B-Class ranges, 180 CDI Eco SE that is designed to deliver high efficiency with low CO2 emission, 92 g/km. The Eco SE models will hit the dealership from January 2014 and both the vehicles will feature weight saving techniques, improved fuel efficiency without sacrificing the performance, refined powertrains and improved driving dynamics. Both vehicles get a manual transmission with longer higher gear ratios, a lightweight fuel tank for weight reduction and increased energy recuperation system. The CO2 emission of the vehicles has been reduced by 6% and 9% to 92 g/km and 98 g/km respectively. The performance of the vehicles in terms of power, torque and acceleration from 0-60 mph remains unchanged. The combined fuel economy of the vehicles is 78.5 mpg (A) and 74.3 mpg (B).
Honda is not just focusing on the new cars but also on new technologies that can make life easier and better for the people. Now, Honda has made an announcement that their Walking Assist Device is ready for clinical research study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Honda claims that they believe that this device will help people to walk in a better way especially when they are injured. At RIC many physical therapists and researchers will have the opportunity to perform scientific assessment of the device to improve the mobility of patients who have experienced a stroke. Honda revealed that this will serve as the first large scale clinical research study on the Honda Walking Assist Device in the United States.
Performance, safety and fuel efficiency of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have been immensely enhanced by the usage of high-strength but lightweight steel, just like sportsmen build muscle’s strength and burn fat to improve their performance and be more competitive.
The fully boxed frames and cabs of the Silverado and Sierra have been made of highest quality steel, which has delivered a lighter weight to produce an amazing fuel economy of up to 23 MPG on highway.
A number of extraordinary and advance features are a part of the latest Nissan Rogue, which help the vehicle standout among its competitors; however, the feature that has been anticipated the most by car lovers is NissanConnect.
Rogue’s standard NissanConnect has been brilliantly integrated in the car, which combines hands-free technology, passengers’ smartphones and an optional touch-screen display, which will allow users to connect to the outside world easily. Passengers will be able to access social networking websites or music libraries, while also having the option to use applications regarding traffic, weather, navigation, etc.
Whether it is a brand new vehicle or an old clunker, the state of North Carolina requires that every car owner have automotive insurance coverage. With the economy being so unpredictable, some motorists are opting to only get liability insurance. Liability insurance, which is the minimum amount of coverage required by the state, has certain pros and cons. Here are some important facts about liability car insurance.
Least expensive insurance
For drivers that are trying to save some cash, acquiring only liability coverage could be a legitimate option. In most cases, liability insurance is hundreds of dollars less expensive than collision or comprehensive insurance coverage. If the motorist owns a vehicle that is on its last leg, getting liability insurance could prove to be the most cost-effective approach.