Car customization, or pimpin’ it up (in ghetto slang), is not just to make cars look good. The main reason modifications are done on fully functioning manufactured cars is to improve overall performance. Car modifications—whether simple tweaks or overhaul—can help lessen fuel use, provide better handling, and improve top speed and acceleration. Customization, or tuning, can be a cheaper alternative to buying a new car. Why replace the whole thing when only some parts are not working? That’s where modifications, or modding, come in. Another advantage of mods is they add functionality. Adding a built-in TV or loudspeaker for entertainment, a mount for a tablet or phone to provide GPS tracking, attaching a minifridge for refreshments: these are all forms of modding. But these are only few of the different ways to modify a car. Prerequisites Customizing one’s car is not an easy task. Once a vehicle undergoes renovations, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...] about A New Car Owner’s Guide to Car Customization
Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, with 2016 seeing the heroic new Ford Mustang land in January, before rolling through to the impressive new Subaru Impreza that made its media debut in late December. Of course, many, many more new offerings appeared between.What can we expect for the remainder of 2017, and what's arrived so far? Catch our list below of newly launched models and everything that's still to come. Everything we know about right now, that is!We'll update this page as the weeks and months roll by, with many models still to be given firm launch dates. And, while the details here have been confirmed by each brand, there are no doubt many models still to be announced - and don't be surprised if launch dates shift over time.The list below begins with month-by-month confirmed launches, before spreading out to the more vague 'quarter' and 'half' confirmations that each brand has offered.Here's what we know, so … [Read more...] about New Cars: 2017 New Car Calendar, the December update
Are you right now looking for a new car, regardless of when you bought your current car? You are not alone. You are part of a whopping 78% of car owners in the region’s automotive hubs. One-of-its-kind market The survey included 1115 adults living in the UAE and KSA who owned at least one car. 42% of households that owned a car had two or more. 15% had 3 or more cars. Now, here’s what would beat the rest of the world hollow – one in approx. seven households with just one person had more than one car! Always ready for a change 82% of car owners in the region bought a car or changed their car in the past two years, while in the UAE almost 79% bought theirs in the past six months! One in five buyers did not replace or upgrade their existing car; they simply added to their collection! (Huh! Who says you can’t have your cake and eat another slice?) Now, you can stop wondering about that long and dense line of traffic on your morning commute. Reasons that seal the … [Read more...] about So you are thinking of a brand new car. So am I!
When it comes to cheap, fun cars, buyers have a ton of options. $30,000 can get you a ton of performance and enjoyment in today's market. Which new car do you think provides the most fun for under $30,000?I hate to be cliché, but I think the new Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the best affordable new car in terms of fun. There's no other car on the market today that provides so much enjoyment behind the wheel at such a reasonable price. Sure, it might not be as practical as your favorite hot hatch, but I think the top down feeling and balanced driving experience is worth it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which new car under $30,000 do you think is best? It doesn't have to be a dedicated sports car like the Miata—it could be anything, as long as it's new and under 30 grand. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New Car You Can Buy for Less Than $30,000?
Go back a few decades, and you'll have a hard time finding a fun car for sale that happens to also be fuel efficient. Nowadays, though, fuel efficiency and fun can be had together in abundance. The Subaru BRZ is a good example. It's been on the market for a few years now, and remains one of the most pure driving experiences you can buy. And because the BRZ makes do with just a small 200-horsepower 2.0-liter flat-four, it can achieve up to 32 MPG on the highway. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: What's the most fun new car you can buy today that gets 30 MPG or more? It doesn't have to be sporty or affordable like the BRZ, either—your choice could be anything, as long as it gets at least 30 MPG on the highway, and makes you smile behind the wheel. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s the Most Fun New Car You Can Buy That Gets Great Gas Mileage?