The manual transmission is a dying luxury in today’s automotive industry, but back in 2008, as gas prices climbed beyond $3 a gallon, optioning a car with a stick shift often came with the promise of better gas mileage. Jalopnik is welcoming in the New Year by looking back on the 2008 recession, and possibly forward to yet another economic downturn looming in 2019. Digging through some numbers, I was surprised to discover that you weren’t just cool if you bought a manual back in 2008, you were also a frugal genius. Just to rub it in, I wasn’t exactly what you’d consider a serious car buyer 11 years ago (I was 13 years old). So color me surprised to find that, back in 2008, if a car was sold with a manual option, that option was almost always the most fuel efficient choice—at least according to the government’s recorded fuel economy ratings for cars sold in the 2008 model year. The 2008 Mazda Miata’s five-speed achieved an additional two miles … [Read more...] about In 2008, Buying a Manual Car Meant Better Gas Mileage
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HERE are 68 deals on Britain’s top 68 cars (based on 2018 sales), ahead of the 68-plate change on Saturday. We’ll buy more than 400,000 new motors in September – one every six seconds. On yer marks, get Sept, go. 1. Ford Fiesta 2. VW Golf 3. Nissan Qashqai 4. Ford Focus 5. Vauxhall Corsa 6. VW Polo 7. Mini 8. Ford Kuga 9. Mercedes A-Class 10. Mercedes C-Class 11. Kia Sportage 12. Vauxhall Mokka X 13. Audi A3 14. VW Tiguan 15. Vauxhall Astra 16. Toyota Yaris Hybrid 17. BMW 3 Series 18. Hyundai Tucson 19. BMW 1 Series 20. Mercedes E-Class 21. Fiat 500 22. Seat Leon 23. Toyota Aygo 24. Audi A1 25. Hyundai i10 26. BMW 5 Series 27. BMW 2 Series 28. Mercedes GLC 29. Ford Ecosport 30. Audi A4 31. Honda Jazz 32. Peugeot 3008 33. Nissan Juke 34. Renault Captur WHEELER DEALERS Over 90 per cent of part-worn retailers are selling unsafe tyres FAST FORTUNE Billionaire heir admits speeding as he was 'excited' driving to family estate THE NOT-SO-GREEN MILE One in three Brits use … [Read more...] about Here are 68 deals on Britain’s top 68 cars ahead of the 68-plate change on Saturday
PICKING the right SUV for your family can be like finding a needle in a haystack. The SEAT Ateca is just one of your options in the large SUV market - and it's up against an endless list of rivals. The Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Edge, Kia Sportage, Skoda Karoq and Renault Kadjar all fit into the affordable, practical and family-sized category. It may seem odd to have so much choice but the reason is simple. Brits simply love the raised ride height, comfortable ride and extra practicality that a sports utility vehicle brings so much so that sales have boomed in the last few years. Every car maker wants a slice of the SUV pie. The Ateca is SEAT's first foray into the crossover world - now followed up by the smaller Arona. And it's priced pretty handily. An entry-level Ateca will set you back less than £20,000 - not bad for such a big car. But the reason you might choose a SEAT over a Ford, Kia or Skoda is the touch of Spanish flair. The Spanish firm - … [Read more...] about SEAT Ateca review: Stylish, spacious and priced under £20,000 – but can it stand out in the crowded SUV market?
2019 Ford Kuga Specs, Changes, Price – Ford Kuga has been in the market for a decade precisely since 2008. The second generation was introduced in 2012 and has been revised with some minor changes in 2017. However, the automaker is working on the new 2019 Ford Kuga that should come with a handful of updates. However, the Kuga should also be offered with a plug-in hybrid engine under its hood. But, for a PHEV version of the Ford Kuga, we’ll have to wait until the year 2021. In general, the Ford Kuga looks attractive, has a spacious interior with many standard features. However, the infotainment system is not as easy to use as expected, so this time we could see some changes in this area. In addition, compared to the most recent versions of SEAT Ateca and Peugeot 3008, the Kuga starts to look a little outdated. Then, to keep it fresh, the automaker could update it with new details. Under the hood, you have several engine options that include three gasoline engines and three … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Kuga Specs, Changes, Price
ONLY 68,712 Miles! 4WD LX AUTO,LOW MILE LOCAL TRADE trim, Satin Silver exterior. Consumer Guide Recommended SUV, CD Player, 4x4, Aluminum Wheels, 'Good value compared to competition.' -Edmunds.com. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. AND MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE LOCAL TRADE,NO ACCIDENT HISTORY,ON THE SPOT FINANCE TERMS W ITH APPROVED CREDIT.4x4, CD Player, Aluminum WheelsPrivacy Glass, Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Bucket Seats, 4-Wheel ABS. EXPERTS RAVE Consumer Guide Recommended SUV. Edmunds.com explains 'Good value compared to competition.'. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase. A/C, CD, 4x4 … [Read more...] about 2008 Kia Sportage