What Car Should You Buy The experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions. Geoff has had absolutely terrible luck with WRX multiple accidents, several major repairs, and to top it all off he is getting knee replacement surgery so he can’t drive a manual anymore. He is looking for another four-door car that is fast and fun with all-wheel-drive. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Here is the scenario: My WRX is cursed! In almost exactly 2 years, I’ve been hit 3 times, two while the car was completely stopped. I’ve also had transmissions work for faulty parts, (throw-out bearing recall x2) issues with the cable shift connection, and a turbo leak on top of that. The car is 100% stock, save some window tint! When we bought it originally, the idea was to keep it around 3 years and then trade it for something my wife could also drive. She can’t /won’t drive a … [Read more...] about My Subaru WRX Is Cursed! What Car Should I Buy?
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There are over twenty different car models across various body style and fuel types in the ever expanding Rs 10 – 15 lakh bracket. This is one price band that witnesses action from various segments like compact SUVs, C sedans, people movers and even proper large SUVs. We take a look at all these options below. Note that we haven’t included low selling models like the Nissan Terran, Mahindra Xylo and Force Gurkha etc. Also, we have included only those cars that have a minimum of two variants under Rs 10 – 15 lakh, ex-showroom price. Hence you might see a lot of models missing. 1. Cars Between 10 to 15 lakhs: Mahindra Marazzo Pricing: Rs 9.9 to 13.9 lakh (ex-showroom)Versions: AllDiscounts: NoneEngine: Diesel with manual The Marazzo is Mahindra’s latest 7 seater family offering and is priced attractively between the smaller Ertiga and the larger Innova Crysta. All the versions on sale are between Rs 10-13.9 lakh and though the top model does’t offer features … [Read more...] about Mahindra Marazzo to Hyundai Creta: Cars between 10 to 15 Lakhs in India
Last year, we told you that Santa isn't really a car guy. In fairness, it's hard to have roads where the only solid surfaces are unstable sheets of sea ice — but if you believe Dodge, Santa's sleigh is now reindeer- and Hellcat-powered. Regardless, we're here once again to pick up the slack and give you some gift suggestions for the car lover in your life. Related: Black Friday Car Shopping: Everything You Need to Know For the Builders Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry and Evan Sears 1. Lego Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid 75887 Building Kit This kit is perfect for the budding racing enthusiast — Lego recommends it for ages 7 to 14 — and just as good for anyone in need of a fun desk accessory. This particular kit represents the Porsche 919 Hybrid racecar that competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2014 to 2017, including three consecutive manufacturers' and drivers' championships in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons. 2. Lego Technic Bugatti … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers
WITH fuel prices at an all-time high, finding a cheap second-hand car is as important as ever for some struggling Brits. Sun Motors has put together five models that are widely available online, which are under 10 years old with less than 100,000 miles on the clock. 1. Ford Ka The egg-shaped wonder was once famously owned by Wayne Rooney back in his Everton days - the first time around, of course. There's a plethora of Ka cars available for under £1,000 on marketplace sites like AutoTrader - some as cheap as £500 with around 50,000 mileage. 2. Fiat Punto A slight warning here: you may need to be a bit more wary of reliability issues with Fiats, with the Italian manufacturer recently being named the worst car brand for owner satisfaction. However, there are quite a few examples of the Grande Punto and Punto Evo for sale under £1,000 online - some with a full MOT history for peace of mind. 3. Peugeot 207 It’s more difficult to find a decent 207 on sale for under … [Read more...] about Used cars you can buy for less than £1,000 – for those who just need to get from A to B
It used to be the weekend ritual – as much a part of the routine as mowing the lawn and a Sunday roast. Now washing the car has virtually disappeared off our driveways - consigned to the metal dustbin of nostalgia with Chopper bikes and glass milk bottles. Back in the Seventies and Eighties, applying a bucket of soapy water and a sponge to the family saloon in all weathers was regarded as a sign of manliness. Today a third of men and three-quarters of women surveyed admit they have never cleaned a car in their life. Washing the car was a chore to some and a labour of love for others. Whether it was the inexplicable joy of polishing a chrome bumper, or the time-consuming struggle to extract dirt from an intricate alloy wheel, Sunday morning with a hosepipe was a way of life. Nowadays, we take the easy route - often paying for our motors to be pampered at pop-up car washes. Hundreds of them have sprung up at redundant petrol stations, or in the far corner of a supermarket car park. … [Read more...] about How to wash your car properly to protect the paint – and add value