Register for our free newsletterUsed car expert and TV presenter Mike Brewer has revealed his tried-and-tested tips for buying a second-hand car to celebrate the launch of his new website MikeBrewerMotoring.com. One half of the Wheeler Dealers’ duo has explained how car buyers can get the best deal, save cash and have peace of mind when purchasing their next vehicle in post on his new website. The site, which launched today (June 13), aims to give his fans an insight into how he buys and sells cars, and features a range of guides and video blogs directly from the wheeler dealer himself. Mike’s tips are based around six easy-to-remember points, giving consumers a step-by-step guide on how to get the very best deal when buying a used car. MikeBrewerMotoring.com looks to offer hints and tips to those who want to increase their car buying abilities, as well allowing people a closer look as to how Mike interacts with sellers, buyers and enthusiasts – both in the UK and … [Read more...] about Mike Brewer reveals used car buying tips to celebrate launch of new website
opinion The Detroit News Published 2:35 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Donald Trump's sit-down with North Korea's Kim Jong Un was neither a historic success nor an epic failure. Hopefully, it turns out to be a good start. The spare framework the summit produced begins what is bound to be a lengthy process, and one that hopefully will produce the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. That still seems unlikely, and in any case was too much to expect from a one-day session. So seize the good news: The agreement signed by Kim and Trump at the end of the day commits their two nations to working together toward the goal of peace. Whether it falls apart short of its goal it still is preferable to marching steadily toward a nuclear confrontation, which was the path the two nations were on before the tone suddenly changed and they committed to the summit instead. Whether it was Trump's capability or Kim's desperation for relief from crippling economic … [Read more...] about Editorial: Better to talk peace than to saber rattle
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Middle East by Ruth Eglash by Ruth Eglash Email the author May 14 at 4:59 PM Email the author JERUSALEM — A joyous ceremony marked the inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a largely symbolic step that nonetheless is of deep political significance, here and in the Palestinian territories, as well as farther away. Amid the happy bustle of about 800 guests, as Jared Kushner spoke, the controversial evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress blessed the occasion and President Trump delivered a prerecorded video address, there was little indication of what was unfolding less than 60 miles away on the border … [Read more...] about Under banner of peace, U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem. Sixty miles away, dozens of Palestinians are killed.
Researching a car online before purchase is nothing new. It has become an integral part of the new and used car sales machine over the past decade, but the reality of that process is improving daily, as buyer expectations rise and technology advances. Once the research phase has been conducted on websites like CarAdvice, the next process is to buy your chosen car. Buying new, most people would simply walk into a dealership and close that loop, but people looking for near-new or used cars are likely to find themselves on a classified website. Enthusiasts are all too familiar with these sites, and we’ve all spent hours browsing cars we either don’t need or can’t afford. But those seriously in the market have no doubt been frustrated by outdated website functionality, or the inability of dealers to take basic photos showcasing a car’s features and faults in the best possible way. This often leads to dealer emails which, in the majority of cases, see the … [Read more...] about PicklesGo, Photodome and the future of buying used cars online
Go to a local car dealership, enter the showroom, open the door to one of the vehicles on display, and breathe deeply. Ahhhh, new car smell. Intoxicating, isn’t it? Alluring to the point that you’ll spend, on average, about $13,500 in order to obtain it. Wait. What? That’s right. According to Kelley Blue Book, in 2015, Americans spent, on average, more than $33,500 on new vehicles. Meanwhile, J.D. Power reported that in the 2015, the average used vehicle cost just over $20,000. That new-car smell sure is an expensive air freshener. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' US HERE. Of course, there are other reasons to buy a new car. At the same time, it makes plenty of sense to buy a used car, and not something vintage like that cool Volkswagen Thing pictured above. We’re talking about lightly used vehicles, the type J.D. Power describes when it claims that in 2015 the average used vehicle was 4.3 years old and had 51,554 miles on the odometer. First up … [Read more...] about 6 Smart Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car
The Innova has always been a successful product for Toyota. It also happens to be one of those cars that get the most repeat buyers due to its practicality. Even though the Crysta has become more expensive, it is still managing to sell 7-8,000 units per month. Well, that’s more than many popular compact SUVs priced half of it. Here are the main reasons people are buying it. Pure comfort The Innova is the perfect vehicle for those looking at comfort. It has a high seating position, acres of head room and leg room and if you opt for the captain seats version, you even get bucket seats at the back. If you are looking at a chauffeur driven vehicle in this price point, the Innova is certainly better than the sedans. This one has more luxurious interiors and drives well too which is a plus point. Peace of Mind It is said that Toyota makes cars that you can take with you to your grave. Toyota has always been known to make reliable vehicles which barely have any issues. A regular service … [Read more...] about Toyota Innova Crysta: The REAL reasons why everyone’s buying it!
Ford enthusiasts lost a performance legend on Monday, January 29, 2018, when Rick Kirk passed away at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born on January 20, 1947 in Ripley, Oklahoma, Rick is survived by his wife Laura and daughters Melissa and Julie. Services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2 PM at the Church of Christ located at the corner of Duck and McElroy in Stillwater, Oklahoma.In his Okie accent, Kirk once gave us directions to his business: “Go north of town and count 17 mail boxes, turn around and backtrack 6 and we’re on the right-hand side.”Kirk was really in his element, smiling and full of fun, when he was buying and trading Ford parts and memorabilia, or even when he showed these parts and explained their history.He liked to sit in his big chair in his Ford “lair,” high above his shop and past a sign that read, “Ford Country, Population, Excited.” Excited he was to be surrounded by thousands of his Ford … [Read more...] about Rick Kirk, Ford Performance Legend, 1947-2018
Pat Minick was the kind of guy with whom you might disagree but whose sincerity you could never doubt. A dedicated dad and husband, a fierce competitor on the dragstrip, a plain-talking straight-shooter who never minced words, and a devoted friend to many, he stood defiantly apart from the herd of drag racing heroes. I was fortunate enough to know him for some 40 years, from a distance at first — because I found him intimidating until I came to know him well —but much closer in later years. He was a bountiful source of rich stories about the early days of Super Stock and Funny Car racing and unblinkingly provided an insider’s perspective on the history of the sport and the men he worked with. I wrote a Minick bio 15 years ago, and had planned to do it again soon with a fresh perspective and input from a variety of players. I had hoped to sit with him once again at the kitchen table in his suburban Chicago home and dig into the past, thumbing through photos and … [Read more...] about When the Smoke Clears: Remembering Funny Car Driver Pat Minick
For some, leasing is the best way to get into a new car, due to inscrutable tax reasons or for the peace of mind that comes with never being outside the warranty period. For others, it’s a treadmill of renting that results in never owning a tangible vehicular asset. What’s right for you? Hey, ask your accountant or clergyman, we’re just here to dig up the data and generate a spreadsheet.This isn’t a comprehensive data base; instead, it’s a survey of the deals offered around the $199 price point on manufacturer websites. These are the commodity cars and trucks, the new vehicles that hit the road in huge numbers—once again, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren have failed to offer $200 lease deals. These just-under-$200 deals are seductive come-ons that manufacturers hope will lead to a life-long addiction to leasing. They are the siren call that beckons you into a world where you always drive a new or new-ish vehicle and maybe a nicer vehicle … [Read more...] about $199 Lease Deals for January 2018
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that New Zealand will become the company’s first import market to launch a branded financial services product. Steve Kenchington, general manager of Jaguar Land Rover NZ, said that spikes in demand for their vehicles have paved the way for a new financial package, provided in partnership with Heartland Bank. “Jaguar Land Rover’s local sales have grown substantially over the past five years as new models have been introduced to the range and economic factors such as a strong housing market and an increase in immigration have provided a further boost. “The introduction of a financial product under our own label was the next evolutionary step as the brand has further matured in the New Zealand market, and complements our existing 5 Year Service Plan sold with every new Jaguar Land Rover model in New Zealand, ” he said. Customers purchasing a Jaguar Land Rover model under the new product will be given a guaranteed … [Read more...] about New Zealand becomes JLR testing ground for finance