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 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