Some car enthusiasts might tell you that their love of cars began when they got their first Hot Wheels toy cars as a kid. I can personally attest to my budding love of all things auto beginning with my first pack of Hot Wheels toys. Now, Hot Wheels is celebrating its semi-centennial birthday by hitting the road in search of another “Sweet 16” collection to add to its repertoire. The Daily News Autos had the chance to sit down with Jay Leno, who will be travelling across the country to 14 Walmart stores in its “Sweet 16” search. If that isn’t exciting enough, we got a list of the 10 best certified pre-owned car models, a look at the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, and much more in this week’s action-packed edition of the Friday Five. Interview: Hot Wheels Legends Tour w/ Jay Leno To help kick off the Hot Wheels Legends Tour across the country, former late night talk show host, lifelong car enthusiast and current host of “Jay … [Read more...] about Friday Five: Daily News Autos sits down with Jay Leno; a list of the best used cars and more
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Just as new car shoppers do, used car shoppers want the best car they can buy at the lowest price. But used cars are evaluated differently than new cars, and CarGurus thinks it has the answer. “With our Best Used Car Awards, we’ve identified the vehicles that stand out in their categories in terms of value, quality, and availability,” said Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus. “For people shopping for a great used car, these award winners are definitely worth a close look.” The online automotive research and car buying company has divided the used car marketplace into 10 different categories, and has analyzed recent-year used vehicles in terms of their long-term value retention, popularity and availability, driver satisfaction, and expert reviews. In each of the 10 segments, it names three award winners, for a total of 30 models. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been a contributing writer to CarGurus for half a decade, reviewing many of the … [Read more...] about What are the best certified pre-owned (CPO) used cars, SUVs, and trucks? We name 10 high-rated models
Edmunds.com explains 'With a front and rear independent suspension, nicely tuned dampers and springs, admirable road isolation and a surprisingly responsive steering system, the 2007 Sport Trac is light-years ahead of its predecessor.'. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. A GREAT TIME TO BUY Was $13,990. This Explorer Sport Trac is priced $1,000 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $30,000*. VISIT US TODAY Baxter Toyota La Vista, a full-service Toyota dealership serving Omaha, offers new, used and certified pre-owned cars. We're part of Baxter Auto, the largest dealer group in Nebraska. Located off I-80 and Harrison Street, our showroom is designed with you in mind. You can shop the complete lineup of new Toyota models in our showroom or walk our lot to browse our selection of used vehicles. Pricing analysis performed on 5/13/2018. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase. A/C, PW, PL, … [Read more...] about 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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
2018 Ford EcoSport; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry Ford is late to the subcompact SUV party — its new-for-2018 EcoSport joins a crowded class of established vehicles like the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade and Mazda CX-3. Like the others, however, its backseat is best left to boosters; a lack of rear legroom made it tough to install rear-facing car seats. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid So-So Latch, Grade B: Although the two sets of lower anchors aren't set too deeply into the seat bight — where the back and bottom cushions meet — the upholstery is rigid, so connection requires a bit of muscle. Three large top tethers are clearly marked, positioned a third of the way down the seatback for easy access and connection. Infant seat, Grade C: We moved the front passenger seat forward, and our 5-foot-6-inch passenger needed more room to be comfortable. It also required a lot of muscle to push past the … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Ford EcoSport?