The Volkswagen CC has always been a stylish car. Has a redesign made it better?
Some people say the E-Type Jag lost something when the sweet-singing inline 3.8 liter (later 4.2 liter) in-line six was replaced (in 1971) with a more relaxed-fit 5.3 liter V-12 . . . and power steering was made standard. The car was somehow more like once-a-month Saturday afternoon sex with your wife of 20 years. Still fun, sure. But not quite the same as it was that first year, before the kids came along … .
Beetle ownership can be rewarding, but it will also require more from you in the way of patience and personal comfort than you may able to handle.
My friend (and web ninja master of EPautos) Dom asked me the other night what I thought about getting an old VW to replace his modern car as his everyday driver. He hasn’t owned an old Beetle before. I have owned two – and drove one of them (a ’73 Super Beetle) in DC traffic (the Ultimate Test) as my everyday commuter for several years back in the early ’90s. Here are some thoughts about the pros – and cons – of driving an old Beetle as an everyday car:
Hyundai excels at proving value for money, and with the 2014 Azera they continue the trend.
Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, my family had one not-quite-Cadillac after the next. A succession of Oldsmobiles that had many of the same features, but cost my folks less to buy because an Oldsmobile wasn’t a Cadillac – even if only in name.
The 2014 Infiniti QX80 is a huge traditional SUV. Despite its somewhat quirky looks, this giant truck might just be the best in its class.
I’ve got five bikes, an old muscle car – and lots of guns. Some people will sneerily say I don’t need these things. They’re the same people who get all upset and control-freaky about large (and loaded) SUVs like the Infiniti QX80. It’s too big. It uses too much gas. It’s ostentatious…
Buying a used car can result in substantial savings as compared to buying new. Just watch out for some of the common problems that can come with used cars.
New cars, once purchased have always undergone rapid depreciation. If anything, that's gotten worse in recent years. The alternative is to buy used cars that have already depreciated. For prospective buyers there are several benefits and drawbacks of buying used cars.
The more you know about cars, and your car in particular, the longer you'll be able to keep it and the more money you'll be able to save.
People sometimes pre-emptively get rid of a car simply because it’s “old” or “has high miles.” Even if it’s still running great – and hasn’t given them any real trouble so far – they fear that if they hang onto it, problems are likely to arise.
The lightweight, portable nature of tablet devices is conquering the business world. But with many options to choose from, before buying for your business, carefully evaluate which features you need.
More and more businesses are making use of tablet PCs in their daily operations. A 2011 study by Model Metrics showed that 22 percent of companies had begun deploying tablets for their businesses, with 78 percent planning to have tablets in use by 2013.