Archive for January, 2010

Things To Know

Friday, January 29th, 2010

What is NHTSA doing to guard against fraud?

NHTSA is aware that some organizations have already begun to convey incorrect information about how dealers and individuals can participate in the CARS program. NHTSA is working to create a system that will provide payments only for eligible transactions under the CARS program. Under the law, NHTSA will make electronic funds transfers only to a registered dealer that has submitted the required proof of a completely eligible transaction. We will develop a registration system to identify licensed, franchised new vehicle dealers and to obtain the banking and tax identification information necessary for making secure electronic transfers. Only registered dealers will have access to the payment system.*Allegations of fraud may be reported by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-405-954-3700.

Important things to Know?

* To participate in the CARS program, you do not have to sign an agreement to pay back the dealer the CARS credit amount if the deal is rejected.
* You are required to leave your trade-in vehicle at the dealership and sign over the title to the trade-in vehicle at the time of the deal.
* The dealer must give you the new vehicle at the time of the deal.
* Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
* Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify.
* Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements).
* Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in.
* You don’t need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase.
* Program runs through Nov 1, 2009 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
*The program requires the scrapping of your eligible trade-in vehicle and that the dealer disclose to you an estimate of the scrap value of your trade-in. The scrap value, minus $50 the dealer keeps for administrative fees, will be in addition to the rebate, and not in place of the rebate.

New Arrival of Carlsson C25

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Carlsson exposed today its own developed automobile dubbed Carlsson C25 which is set to construct its official debut in March, at the Geneva Motor Show. Carlsson’s first foray into car-building is underpinned by the finest of current Mercedes-Benz technology.

Carlsson C25 is power-driven by a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine able to deliver 753 hp as well as 1320 Newton metres at 3750 rpm and to thrust the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds even as the top speed will be 352 km/h. The C25 will contain the obligatory unsubtle exhaust system, with 4 custom tailpipes in smart interlocking shapes. One main benefit to this Mercedes tech is that the C25 can it seems that be serviced by any Mercedes dealer.

The C25 gets ESP, ABS, airbag systems, an smart lowering C-Tronic suspension, 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels shod in 265/30 tires at the frontage and 325/25 at the backside as well as 405mm slotted pursuit brake discs at the front and 380mm race brake discs at the rear. First appear at the car shows its impressive ultra-light plus forged wheels 1/10 UL in the dimensions 9, 5×20 and 12×20 inches particularly intended for the C25.

Based on Mercedes-Benz sports car, Carlsson C25 internal is a mix of brown buffalo leather, carbon fiber and suede, all accessible in a variety of colors. Performance parts like race seats, five-point belts, roll bars and cage are also at hand; to make sure can take it on the path. Price and more information about the Carlsson C25 will be announced in the world premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March.

2010 Toyota Hybrid Camry Energy Consumption Confirmed

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

TOYOTA Australia has definite its own hope of the 2010 Hybrid Camry this week, with ADR testing returning official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions statistics of 6.0 l/100km and 142g/km.

Talking at the Hybrid Camry’s press start last month, Toyota Australia’s Peter Evans whispered that, based on the company’s internal testing, numbers in the low 6.0 l/100km range were predictable. Based on those numbers, Toyota claims commuters might potentially keep as much at smallest amount 1100 litres of fuel each year through driving a Hybrid Camry.

Compared to its competitors, the Hybrid Camry’s fuel consumption is shows potential. The 2010 Holden Commodore with Holden’s new SIDI engine – proceeds around 9.3 l/100km. The Ford Falcon offers statistics of about 9.9 l/100km. (although a four-cylinder EcoBoost Falcon is likely this year).

The Hybrid Camry too betters the likes of the Honda Accord Euro’s 8.9 l/100km and the petrol-engined Mazda6’s 8.4 l/100km.In fact, the Hybrid Camry’s fuel consumption is on par with the carmaker’s minimum offering in Australia, the Toyota Yaris. Against diesel models of a similar size, the Hybrid Camry is outclassed by little badges.

While last pricing detail will be announced nearer to the car’s launch next month, sources say the price gap between the Hybrid Camry and a similarly-specced Camry Ateva will be under $4000, putting the Hybrid Camry’s price label approximately the $35,000 mark.

Known Things About Car

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Top fuel dragsters speed up at 5g since status start. The nitro methane injection produces 6000 BHP. The best ever time for removing a car engine, and replacing it is 42 seconds for a Ford Escort, on 21 November 1985. An airbag moves up to 4500 mph within a moment when triggered. A force of 200g is generated. They are intended to blow up at an impact speed of 19 mph. The bag inflates within 40 milliseconds of a crash.

The Ferrari F1 group is exclusive in the fact that it produces together chassis and engines for its cars. Ferrari makes a maximum of 14 cars on a daily basis. There were no more than 107 models of the Ford GT40 prepared of which only 7 were road cars. The World’s longest traffic hold-up was 110 miles long, among Paris and Lyon on the French Auto route in 1980. A more recent contender for the title was a 100 mile long traffic Jam, close to Hamburg in Germany in 1993.

The first well-known automobile was built in 1668, it was a two foot long steam powered model constructed by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Belgian Jesuit preist. Luxembourg has the majority crowded roads in Europe with 570 cars per 1,000 people. “”The track ran from Chicago to Evanston. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose standard speed was 71.5 miles per hour”. The roadway ran from Chicago to Evanston. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose standard speed was 71.5 miles per hour. In 1924 a Ford automobile cost $265. The earliest auto insurance policy is purchased in Westfield, MA, in 1897.

1 in 101 possibility of car accident

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The probability of being in a car accident in South Africa is an astonishing one in 101 the Automobile Association of SA said on Friday. Receiving into our cars each morning remains one of the most dangerous activities we do on a daily basis. In other parts of the world chances ranged from 1 in 5000.

The joyful season was stark proof of the risk people taken receiving at the back the wheel every morning. The festive season was stark proof of the risk people took getting behind the wheel every morning. A total of 1050 citizens, 276 drivers, 419 passengers and 355 pedestrians – were killed on South African roads for the period of December.

“Yet this information seems to be making an irrelevant dent in shifting road user behavior in South Africa… One of the most important attitudes we need to change is the one of shirking all task when it comes to criminal road behavior,” Ronald said.

“More often than not, citizens who are involved in an accident are reluctant to claim that it was their fault, for whatever reason. They blame the government, the department of transport, the mayhem of the current infrastructure upgrades or, for want of something better, the other driver.”

He said drunk driving, unroadworthy vehicles and pay no attention to of the law needed to be eradicated from road behavior, “opening from the moment we get into our cars tomorrow morning”.

Future Release Of Hybrid Cars

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The popularity of electric cars at the 2010 Auto Show in Detroit power lead you to believe electric is the wave of the near future. A dedicated section of the demonstrate floor was named Electric Avenue road way in the convention center’s underground room offered consumers test drives in battery-electrical cars.

Going into the show, two models remained on track for distribution, at smallest amount in limited numbers, by the end of this year. The five-seat Nissan Leaf compact 4 door hatchback and the Chevrolet Volt 4 seat sedan, the latter a plug-in electric with an onboard gas-powered generator known as a range extender. Ford promises the compact 2012 Ford Focus, introduced for sale in early 2011, will come in electric shape in the 2012.

Forth coming years, we will not only reach peak oil we will enter a period where demand for all liquid fuels will exceed supply Jim, Toyota Motor. A century after the invention of the c petroleum fuels. One of many alternatives is through what is commonly called the electrification of the auto.

Toyota hopes to put on the market a million hybrids per year globally. To accomplish this, Toyota will launch eight all new hybrid models over the next little years.

Amazing Arrival In Benz

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The advanced and relaxed E-Class Coupe, with new features that tie it to the long-popular Mercedes E-Class sedans. Evidently, there’s no trouble with increasing the number of cars by the letter E.

By means of the same V-8 engines that are in the E-Class sedans, the E-Class coupes are pretty looking models with a roomier backside seat sculpted for just two people and more trunk space than you’d stay for.

Amazingly, the 2010 coupes have slightly lower starting retail prices than their 2010 sedan counterparts and are lower in price than the 2009 CLK-350 and CLK-550 that they replace. But they’re at a standstill not bargains the luxury coupe segment.

Exclusively starting manufacturer recommended retail price, including target charge, is $48,925 for a base 2010 E350 Coupe with 268 HP and automatic transmission. This is $550 less than the initial retail price for an E350 sedan with similar 3.5-liter V-6 and matching 268 Hp.

The new-for-2010, V-8-powered E550 Coupe with 382 Hp and an automatic transmission starts at $55,525.This is $1,950 not as much of than the E550 sedan with same power.

Nissan’s Brand New 370-Z Model Cars

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd launched its sixth generation sports car –Nissan 370Z in India. Nissan’s 370-Z, which will be imported from Japan as complete built unit, is priced lower by around Rs 55 laks, other models like AMG and R8 are priced over Rs 1.10 crore.

The 370Z has been conceived as an Everyday Sports car bringing 2 lives the sweet spot of performance, style. Nissan Pvt Ltd is going to launch 9 brand new models in India.

Nissan is also in the processing of developing its business foundation r basis in preparation for the double door, two-seater compact yet powerful car, debuted in the US market in 2008 and has already sold around 1.5 million units worldwide.

It also had the features of automatic gearbox will be available for a price of Rs 54.5 lakh and the 6-speed manual gear is slightly cheaper at Rs -53.5 lakh ex-showroom. It has established tenth dealership and its 11th outlet is to be inaugurated on Monday at Chennai.

The Nissan having the automatic gearbox having the price of RS 54.5 lakh and also having the 6-speed manual little bit cheaper at Rs 53.5 lakh ex-showroom, in Delhi. Nissan expects to sell around two to four cars per month initially.

How To Purchase Cars Online Without Any Hassle

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Buying a car can be a wonderful time. Choosing from the many cars that are available, seeing all of the new technology that has been introduced since the earlier car purchase and taking the car for a test drive can fill a person with a certain sense of excitement and happiness.

However, as with all things in life, with the whole thing good there comes something bad and purchasing a car can bring with it the hassle of spending precious spare time searching around car dealerships for the right car, being harassed by car salespersons and not forgetting the anxiety that can be brought on due to the sum of money that needs to be spent.

Most of these points, though, are only relevant when buying a car in the traditional sense, offline, which makes for purchasing cars online an almost completely harass free process.

As soon as a person decides to buy cars online, there are various options available to them. Auction sites, classified advertisement sections, dedicated for sale areas in car forums. All of them collectively give a vast amount of different cars to choose from. Removing the need to talk to any over assertive sale people or spend days outside looking in dealerships, to purchase cars online is praised by many as the best way to buy a car.

With this in mind, there are certain precautions that should be taken before a person buys a car online and several procedures that must be carried out to ensure that the car advertised is the one that is purchased.

First of all, it is very important that the car is seen in person before any money changes hands. Particularly if purchasing from an online auction site, most sellers will not permit for a person to win the auction and then refuse to purchase the car once they’ve arranged to pay and collect. Due to this reason, it is important in this case to take the time to arrange to view the car to make a judgment on whether it is worth the asking price and it is as described by the vendor.

There are numerous vehicle checks that can be made, which are not just restricted to online car purchase, by buying a report from the government or dedicated vehicle licensing company in the country that the car is registered. These reports normally cost money, but show in-depth information about the car and its history, including whether it has ever been in an accident in which it was written. While the report may cost money, being aware of this information before a car is purchased can make sure that a vehicle that is not as described is not purchased, which can cost a considerably larger amount of money than the report.

It is a common misconception that to buy cars online there needs to be a considerable amount of trust involved from both parties, significantly more so than in an offline sale. However, with the exact amount of research and by making the proper precautions, to buy cars online can be hassle free and can save the car buyer a considerable amount of money.