From Jeeps and Jettas to Civics and Chevys Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Congratulations, graduate (or parents thereof)! Now for the hard part: adulting. That means finding a full-time job—we know, you’re trying—and eventually replacing the hand-me-down clunker that helped you move out of more dorms and apartments than you’d care to remember with something that hints at “gainfully employed.” Wading into the new car market can be overwhelming. But with Motor Trend on your side, it doesn’t have to be. When a new car with a full warranty is part of your plans, know that there are lots of decent new rides that are fun to drive, with MSRPs of about $25,000 or less. Your career may take twists and turns in the years ahead, so your new car should be something that’s dependably satisfying on life’s back roads. A short-sighted … [Read more...] about Cheap Wheels for New Grads: Cars, SUVs, and Trucks We Love for Less Than $25,000
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October 28, 2017 by Raymond Leave a Comment A wheel bearing is a set of steel balls packed together in two steel rings with the set of balls in between. The wheel bearing is responsible for minimizing friction while the vehicle is in motion. The genius design of the wheel bearing is the reason why the wheel can spin freely. A lot of car owners have this question in mind: How much longer can a worn bearing go? If you have the same query, you have come to the right place. On this page we will discuss how long can you drive on a bad wheel bearing as well as discuss some other important matters regarding the issue. How To Know the Bearing is Already Worn The bearing is probably the most imperative element of your wheels, making it a bad idea to drive with a worn set. To start, you need to be more vigilant in hearing sounds – it’s the most common warning sign. Here are the symptoms of a worn wheel bearing: Shaky Steering You can easily spot a shaking steering … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Drive On A Bad Wheel Bearing?
It doesn’t matter what you think of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R’s outlandish, almost Gundam-like looks, or the fact that it’s a Honda Civic, or the fact that it’s front-wheel drive. Once you’re strapped into the driver’s seat you’re going to give this car a chance. If you’re already feeling its vibe, just wait until you get a hand on that prime shift knob. The whole package falls short of perfection, but the first Civic Type R ever to be sold in the United States has a lot of personality for something that looks so much like a robot. (Full Disclosure: Honda flew me to Montréal, put me up in a lovely hotel, paid for several meals and took me to the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix to watch their race car break down just so I could briefly drive the Civic Type R and tell you about it.) A lot of people you might picture buying this car, myself included, grew up with import tuner culture. The big wings, big rims, aggressive aero kits … [Read more...] about The 2017 Honda Civic Type R Is A Beast But You Won’t Forget It’s Front-Wheel Drive
The Panamera is a fairly recent addition to Porsche’s line-up of models. Coming after the introduction of the Boxster in 1996 and later on, the Cayenne SUV in 2002, Porsche introduced the Panamera in 2009. In a way, the Panamera would be a spiritual Gran Turismo successor of sorts to the Porsche 928, though the Cayenne beat it to resurrecting the use of a V8 engine, an engine configuration hitherto last seen in the 928. This time around, when the Panamera arrived, it would retain the same number of seats but with twice the doors. By 1995, the 928 and the 944 – another front-engined Porsche of its contemporary – were retired, the iconic 911 lived on, and subsequent new models would complement rather than try to replace the rear-engined sports car. And thus two trails were charted for the Panamera – right from its inception, the low-slung four-door has had to put on a distinct duality to its character, that of a luxury cruiser cossetting its occupants in that … [Read more...] about DRIVEN: 2017 Porsche Panamera 4S review
THE OLD BLACK FIREBIRD was blocking our exit from the gas station. As the passenger door opened, I saw the look on the face of the immense, camouflage-clad good ol' boy who sprang out like he'd just spotted a new form of game on his personal hunting grounds. Throwing the Cadillac ATS-V coupe into neutral, I jumped out to greet the man before he reached our group. I spotted a sun-worn but freshly polished badge on the Pontiac's front fender. No way. Could it be? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Eighty-eight GTA, am I right?"The driver, also wearing full hunting camo but half the size of his friend, laughed behind his wraparound sunglasses."Yeah! Been working on her for a while. Lot of specific parts to this model, you know? Everything from steering wheel to spoiler. Hard to get. What you boys doing down here? Some kind of test? That's the new Ferrari, right?""488 GTB," the hulking passenger clarified. "Which makes this," and I paused for effect, "GTA meets GTB." In the space of … [Read more...] about The 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year
It’s the most significant car launch of the year, but one that no one knew was happening for sure until recently. Expertly kept under wraps till the final lap before today’s unveiling, we now have the all-new 2018 Perodua Myvi. You’ve read our launch report; now find out more about the third-generation Myvi, including our first impressions of it as a static object and in dynamic terms. The Perodua Myvi has been Malaysia’s most popular car for the best part of the last decade. Launched in May 2005, the Myvi (My Vehicle, My Vision) shot straight to the top and was the top selling car in the country for nine consecutive years, before passing the volume baton to the Perodua Axia in 2015. The rise of the Myvi also propelled Perodua to the top of the Malaysian sales charts ahead of incumbent and “big brother” Proton, a position that it has not relinquished since. Clearly, this car means a lot not just to its many owners, but to its maker as well. A … [Read more...] about New 2018 Perodua Myvi
While the French do a healthy business in shrugs and even, when equipped, mustache twirls, they are for the most part an undemonstrative people. Yet the Ford GT’s abrupt transition to its Track mode—the car dropping two inches as hydraulic actuators compress its supplemental coil springs, the rear wing rising with an equal suddenness—is impressive enough to coax a collective sigh of appreciation from the group of Le Mans corner workers and other informed spectators watching as the car readies itself to head onto the famous circuit. Although we’ve brought the new GT back to the site of its most celebrated racing win, the 2016 class victory taken in its first entry to the 24-hour race, this is not an exploration of what the car is capable of on a track. Our photographic use of Le Mans’s short Bugatti circuit happens during a lunch break, and even though in France that equates to two hours, access is on the condition that we drive gently enough not to … [Read more...] about Ford GT Full Test: La Ford in La France!
Last summer, in the rarefied, balmy climes of RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction, some brave soul coughed up around £5 million for the sole Aston Martin DB4 GT prototype.Even production examples are said to be worth about £3m, which makes the ‘continuation’ DB4 GTs currently being built by Aston Martin Works seem great value at around £1.5m a pop.But three lots before that Aston went under the hammer in California, a rare surviving example of the world’s tiniest car also made an enormous impact. The humble, charming and frankly ridiculous Peel P50–all 54 inches of it– fetched just over £105,000. Not bad for a single-seat, single-cylinder three-wheeler with an original list price of £199.In fact, P50s have sold for more than £130,000. And unlike Johnny- come-latelies Aston Martin and Jaguar (with its continuation Lightweight E-Type and XKSS), London-based Peel Engineering has been producing recreation P50s since 2011. Starting … [Read more...] about New Peel P50: a drive in the world’s smallest car
The Tesla Model 3, the car that is going to bring Tesla technology to the masses, is finally here. It is not here as in “in press fleets across America,” but it is sitting in the driveways of real customers who don’t work for Tesla, and that, my friends, is what counts for progress in the Willy Wonka world of Elon Musk.So, not knowing when a real, regular loaner Model 3 would actually become available, I, uh, “borrowed” one. Where’d I get it? As they say in New Jersey, “Don’ worry ‘bout it.”The point is that for a couple of hours yesterday I drove a fully loaded Model 3 in city and suburban traffic, around freeway onramps as fast as I dared go with the owner riding shotgun, and I fiddled with that 15-inch touch screen that controls everything in the car.And? Yes? Well? Was it what you would call a “good” car? Yes. More than good? In many, if not most ways, yes.There are advances available in the Model 3 that it … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 first drive: Yes, it’s a real car, and a pretty good one too
Toyota hasn’t made a hot hatchback in years, so you’d forgiven the Japanese car giant for playing it safe when making a hot version of the Yaris. But the ladies and gents at Toyota Gazoo Racing - its own entity as of 2017 - clearly have no interest in what everyone else is doing, and have torn up the rulebook to make this delicious little performance car. Having driven a prototype version at the Nurburgring last August and now driven the finished product in Spain, we reckon we have the Yaris GRMN (that stands for Gazoo Racing Meisters of Nurburgring, by the way) sussed out. Here’s why it’s unlike any other small hot hatch out there… 1. It has a supercharged engine These days, if you spend under £40,000 on a performance car, the chances are it’ll be powered by an inline-four turbo. Pop the tiny little bonnet on this hot Yaris though, and you’ll find that the Gazoo people have squeezed-in a 1.8-litre engine. Complete with a supercharger. … [Read more...] about 6 Ways The Toyota Yaris GRMN Tears Up The Rulebook