Volkswagen Polo is a likely entry into the U.S. market as a model that would fit nicely below VW’s Golf in its American line up. Many manufacturers are changing their car lines to allow for smaller cars to become the new entry level vehicles in their fleets. The world of automobile marketing has changed drastically in the last generation. Gone are brands that are purely set behind national borders and localized brands. Instead, vehicles are being sold that wear one label but are actually built by another manufacturer. Globalism is here and automakers have openly embraced these changes.
If you decide to go through a dealership, which is your best bet when purchasing a use vehicle, remember it is always best to ensure you are buying your used car from a reputable dealer or repossess auto sales. Unfortunately , there are people out there that are just trying to offload their junk on someone else. It may seem like a good deal at the time, but later when you try to get the vehicle to pass a safety inspection you find out you have just ended up with a lemon.
Brammo Motorsports is licensed to make the Atom Ariel 2 in the U.S. UK-based Ariel Motor Company produces the Atom abroad. The U.S. version deploys a General Motors’ Ecotec 2.0 L SC engine, while Ariel uses a Honda IVTEC. Both engines produce around 300 horsepower, which does sound somewhat laid back for an asphalt rocket of this nature. However, with the Atom’s weight just a tad over 1,000 pounds, the vehicle’s weight to power ratio, 4.10 to 1, is comparable to the McLaren F1, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, and the Ferrari Enzo. It goes from zero to 60 mph faster than you can say “Porsche Carrera” (2.8 seconds). The Bugatti Veyron 16.4, which costs $1.34 million, does it in 2.5 seconds. The Atom’s price range is $35,000 to $75,000.
As gas prices rise, diesel seems a natural solution for the United States, especially for manufacturers with large operations in Europe, where diesel cars are already in large demand, said J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Forecasting Manager Kevin Riddell. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) first quarter report for 2007, a recent J.D. Power and Associates report has concluded that while gas-powered engines remain dominant in the U.S. market, hybrids and diesel are steadily gaining market share. It is no secret that rising gas prices and environmental concerns are the two main catalysts pushing consumers toward alternative-fuel autos.
Are you interested in planning a cross-country trip in a motorhome? If you are, are you currently the owner of the motorhome? If not, you may be interested in making arrangements to get a rental. When looking to rent a motorhome, many individuals wonder how they can get started. The first step in renting a motorhome involves familiarizing yourself with your options, in terms of motorhome rental companies. The good news is that this is relatively easy to do. One of the best ways to find a local motorhome rental company is by using your local phone book. If you already know the name of a motorhome rental company, you can search by that name in the white pages of your phone book. If you are unfamiliar with your local options, turn the yellow pages or the business directory section of your phone book. Many motorhome rental companies are listed under auto related headings, such as car rentals, auto rentals, or auto sales.
What would you say if I told you there’s a product you could use that would increase your car’s horsepower, decrease its emissions, and get you better gas mileage? You’d probably be totally for it or think I was completely insane. Well, I know of a product that does all the above. Fuel catalysts are simply chemicals, usually in liquid or pill form, that you add into your gas tank. After a short time, you’ll get better gas mileage, more power, and be helping the environment. And fuel catalysts not only work in cars, vans, and SUVs; they also work in motorcycles, boats, RVs, farm equipment, generators, and pretty much anything that uses petroleum-based fuels. If these products sound like something you’re interesting in, just read on.
Repo car auctions a good option for those in search of a great deal on a car. “Cars at 90% off!” “Cheap Surplus Vehicles!” These are the kinds of statements that you will usually find at the beginning of and advertisement for a repo car auctions, So what is a repo car auction? How do these types of auctions work and can you really get a great deal on a car at one? Are there any catches to purchasing a car at one of these auctions? A major problem faced by most buyers is letting your emotions influence your buying decision. Something the average car dealer knows how to exploit. Repo car auctions sites protect you from the heat of bidding by allowing you to place a maximum bid level before starting the auction. This way you can only bid as much as you common sense will allow. That is as long as you don’t let your emotion decide the maximum bid begin with.