The media seems to thrive on bombarding anyone and everyone with information these days, and the focus on hybrid cars is no different. We’ve known they exist, we know they’re supposed to be fuel-efficient. The common buzzword about these vehicles is that they’re “eco-friendly” and talk is that you can use the money you save on gas to go buy a plasma screen. At least, that’s the hype about the savings you’ll gain. That isn’t exactly reality, though, so it’s time to take a look at just how shiny a penny you should expect to shell out for a hybrid.
1. Did You Want to Buy Groceries This Month? – There is no mistaking that hybrid cars are expensive, way over the price of the normal SUV or convertible. In fact, hybrids can cost at least $6,000 or more, which is a pretty hefty payment. On top of having to … Read More
Once again, Nissan is putting into practice with its all new Sentra model something that has succeeded for them in the past: push the model up market. As it first did with the Maxima and later with the Altima, Nissan has now promoted the Sentra to make room for the pending introduction of the subcompact Versa. With the all new model, Sentra fans will find a better equipped, more polished model then any other car that has ever worn the Sentra nameplate. Intrigued? You should be: the car simply goes where no Sentra has gone before: up market.
Over the years, plenty of automakers have taken a popular selling model and elevated it one notch. Why? For a few reasons: to capitalize on demand for the model ? a more luxurious version typically carries more profits with it then the base model. Instead of losing customers to another model [or … Read More
You won’t find any quarrel from anyone – daily commuter, long-haul trucker, track addict or offroad racer – when it comes to acknowledging the fact that brakes have to be in top condition every time you step out the door to drive whatever vehicle it is you drive. Any car or SUV that has unreliable brakes would be terrifying to drive, and the chances for an accident or injury are great.
Let’s face it. The most convenient way to maintain the brakes in your car would be to drop it off at the dealer’s and pick it up after a couple of hours. But it’s an ugly reality that not all dealers provide consistent quality service, or competitive prices. Long-time car owners have probably developed a good relationship with an independent mechanic or service shop, and this would be an excellent alternative to a dealer. But new cars that are … Read More
No matter the industry which you are involved in, it is of the utmost importance that you only invest in high quality products. The main reason for this being the case can be attributed to the fact that the products being used within your factory or warehouse have a direct influence on the future success which your business aims to achieve. This is something that not all business owners seem to realize though. There are thus basically two points of reference, so to speak, which business owners usually follow.
The first of these has to do with the purchase of high quality products. Although this should be common sense to each and every person in charge of a business, the thing that prevents them from doing so is that age-old problem known as money. The saying which states that “you need money to make more money” is nowhere more applicable … Read More
Mercedes is about to release its all new E-Class to the European market this spring, with its North American debut scheduled for some time in the fall. Fresh on the heels of its successful launch of the all new S-Class, Mercedes is pinning much on these two lines to help turn their fortunes around. Indeed, Mercedes has found itself in the uncomfortable position of being in BMW’s rear view mirror, something that DaimlerChrysler is working hard on reversing by way of releasing new models. In any event, there is much to anticipate regarding the E-Class with a staggering 29 different model variations planned. Will you be amongst those waiting in fervent anticipation for the new Benz to arrive? Let’s take a sneak peek at just what Mercedes is planning to offer with its updated model.
Mercedes recently found itself in an odd position: trailing German rival BMW in their ongoing … Read More