Crossovers and SUVs are all the rage—“all the rage” as in the lame way to say they’re what people call cool, and in that their astonishing sales numbers are causing a lot of rage among those of us who still appreciate small cars. But crossovers and SUVs are what sells, and the 2019 Acura RDX will be no different. The RDX is all-new now and comes with a ton of upgraded tech, from a 10-speed automatic to a totally revised touchpad infotainment system. While that stuff probably isn’t what most people surfing automotive blogs drool about all day, I’m a firm believer that almost everything can be fun to drive, especially in the right environment. It isn’t my dream Instagram car, but it was enjoyable to drive in the mountains, it handled roads well, and there are plenty of people out there who will jump right on it. (Full disclosure: Acura flew me to Canada and put me up in a fancy hotel to try out the new RDX, and provided a two dinners and a … [Read more...] about The 2019 Acura RDX Is Grown Up And Ready To Sell Like Crazy
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Nathan Bomey and John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 5:43 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 Originally published Sept. 15, 2013 Detroit is broke, but it didn’t have to be. An in-depth Free Press analysis of the city’s financial history back to the 1950s shows that its elected officials and others charged with managing its finances repeatedly failed — or refused — to make the tough economic and political decisions that might have saved the city from financial ruin. Instead, amid a huge exodus of residents, plummeting tax revenues and skyrocketing home abandonment, Detroit’s leaders engaged in a billion-dollar borrowing binge, created new taxes and failed to cut expenses when they needed to. Simultaneously, they gifted workers and retirees with generous bonuses. And under pressure from unions and, sometimes, arbitrators, they failed to cut health care benefits — saddling the city with staggering costs that today threaten the safety and quality of … [Read more...] about How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you — and don’t blame Coleman Young
If you want to save some money at the petrol pump, then make sure you fill up your tank this weekend as prices are set to soar . Oil prices are on the up so drivers should stop by the petrol station this weekend to fill up their tanks. According to the RAC , oil has now reached £45 per barrel, the first time since July 2015. So motorists should be prepared for an increase as early as next week as retailers look to hand over the 4p a litre rise in wholesale prices, The Mirror reports . Read More Tips for drivers At the moment, on average, drivers are forking out 118.17p a litre for unleaded fuel while diesel car drivers have already seen the cost increase from 120.21p a litre to 120.8p month-on-month. But a barrel of oil has increased 9% in a month meaning a squeeze on motorists’ budgets is “imminent”, the RAC said. Simon Williams, the organisation’s fuel spokesman, added: “It’s very worrying - we would expect a rise of a penny or so … [Read more...] about Petrol prices are on the up so remember to fill up your tank
Your car may be the most valuable thing you own. You’ve worked hard and made many payments to get that title. Whether looking for a new vehicle or just letting go of the monthly gas expense, you deserve to get the most you can out of selling your car. To this end, we’ve put together 12 no-fail steps to help you get the maximum money possible from a buyer. Step 1: Selling Your Car Starts With Documentation Used cars are harder to sell to private individuals. Most people worry that there may be something hidden in a vehicle’s past that could lead to major repairs or make it unsafe to drive. What you need to do is ease their concerns with as much documentation as possible. There are a few ways of doing this. You can provide all of your maintenance and repair records, and you can purchase a CARFAX report to show potential buyers. 1. Gather up those repair and maintenance records if you have them. This shows that you’ve given the car regular oil changes, tune ups, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Selling Your Car For Top Dollar
Hovering cars might no longer be only an object of fantasy. Soon, you might just be able to park your car right outside the window of your girlfriend’s fifth floor apartment and pick her up for a date – in the skies – how “heavenly” is that! Well, not for the nerds who spend their time pouring over spooky technologies and figuring out ways to make a car stay suspended in air. Thanks to our good old magnetic force, this is considered to be one of the strongest forces on earth and the only force which is potent enough to defy gravity. If something can make cars fly, magnets can. The question is how? What is Magnetic Levitation? Magnetic levitation, fondly called Maglev, is the method through which a vehicle is suspended in the air by using magnetic force to counter gravitational force which pulls the vehicle towards the ground. The technology has been tested on cars. Simple as it sounds, there is tremendous thought and precision required to make this … [Read more...] about MagLev Cars: Why aren’t we floating above the road yet?