Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.
Over the years of the automotive industry the hatchback is a style of car that we’ve often enjoyed on one hand and been mired with disgust on the other. What do you typically receive when you have a hatchback? Normally these are shorter cars that are easy to park nearly anywhere, give you great gas mileage, have small but enthusiastic engines and a configurable cargo area because the cargo space is typically close to obsolete. There isn’t usually much leg room in the rear seats and you can’t fit a lot of stuff in them while some of these cars of the past had a hard time getting up and down hills.
Most of the time cars are defined by their most purchased model and body style. For many cars, such as the Honda Civic, that body style is the sedan and the model is the small but mighty 2.0-liter engine that’s offered. When an automaker takes a sedan and turn it into a coupe it’s not often that we feel the coupe is better or more of what we want, but the Honda Civic of this generation could change your mind and make it easy for you to understand the new coupe and what it offers you for the drive.
For many years the standard engine for fuel mileage was a four-cylinder but there has always been a trade-off when you purchase a car with a four-cylinder engine; boredom. These cars often brought in minimal excitement on the road and from under the hood which meant we would not have the feeling or the sound we wanted. Of course, with any rule there is an exception and there have been some exciting four-cylinder cars that gave us the engine note we wanted to hear. These beauties have given us the sound we wanted to go along with an impressive fuel efficiency to enjoy as well.
Here is something we see at times in the automotive world that can be a life lesson for all of us. It’s always a good idea to be mindful of what is happening around you and find ways to make the next right move. That simply means making the decision that will align with the direction things are headed. This could be saving the money needed for a down payment on a home which allows you to take advantage of low interest rates or it might mean finding a way to help improve your company with new and better technology.
Typically the title or description of Economy Car brings to mind the thought of a set of hamsters under the hood on bicycles or at least something close to that for power. Normally you think of these cars and shudder wondering what you have to compromise on in order to have a car that will be the commuter mobile for you to drive. While many economy class cars are not powerful and have a negative feeling associated with them it’s important for you to see there are some economy class cars that are actually great to drive; here are some for you to consider.
For years cars have gotten heavier because the new technology installed adds more heft to a vehicle, especially when you add a battery pack to a hybrid. In the past few years many automakers have worked to bring some of these weights down for the purpose of maximizing power and adding more fuel efficiency. You can enjoy more from a car with lower weight from every aspect, more power, more performance and certainly better fuel mileage and automakers can offer you smaller engines to increase the fuel mileage even more. To go along with that when a car is lighter and has turbochargers attached to the engine the horsepower can match higher cylinder numbers with smaller engines, giving us the best of both worlds. Read more
We are in the midst of what could easily prove to be the single largest US auto sales year in history. If trends are correct the US market will hit 17.7 million units sold before the calendar turns to 2016 which is simply amazing considering only a few years ago the industry was struggling to project even 10 million. This is of course new car sales and doesn’t account for the certified preowned or other markets, which is even larger, but with such amazing sales we can certainly appreciate the awesome numbers we are seeing right now. Read more
In a class of vehicles that easily sees more sales than any other segment in the entire market each year the sedan class is one of the most competitive and hardest segments of vehicles to keep updated and properly refreshed. In this class of vehicles the Honda Accord has been one of the most popular models for many years and across several generations in order to give us a car that has been a favorite of the daily commute. This mid-cycle refresh now offers a more advanced technology package than ever before and brought safety to the forefront of its focus along with an improved driving dynamics.
Every year we see a long list of new cars come out and sometimes a short list of cars that will no longer be built. With these new offerings on the market it’s nearly impossible to contain the excitement that we feel before they finally make it to market. Before these cars even find their way to the dealerships we want to learn all we can about what they are capable of doing and how they will drive. Of course the actual driving of a new car is what makes it the most exciting, but until they reach the market and offers us a drive here are seven new cars that are coming out soon which you should be excited about and ready to drive for a lot of fun.