Based on previous reports of his bizzare and abusive behavior, most people already thought Richie Incognito was an idiot. Now that he’s admitted beating up his own Ferrari with a baseball bat, he’s confirmed it.
This is what you get when you question jeff Gordon’s Pepsi Max prank. You get pranked as well!
When trading in your old car for a different one you will want to get the best deal that you can for your old car. This means that you will want to have your old car looking as slick as possible, so you will need to get it looking as-new, or as close as you can to it. The more work you put in to getting it looking great will be money in the bank for you in the form of the trade-in figure, so it’s worth taking the time to pay attention to the fine details. Here are some things to do to make sure that your car is looking at its best.
Clean it Thoroughly Inside
For the inside of your car you will want to pay extra attention to detail. If you can afford it, it’s a really good idea to get it professionally detailed. This means that they will vacuum it, clean the windows, wipe all the surfaces, apply Armor All to the front dash, and generally get it looking as close to a new car as it can be. It’s amazing how much difference it makes to do the inside of your car thoroughly!
Clean it Thoroughly on the Outside
While you are at it, it’s really important to give the car a really good clean on the outside as well. Make sure you pay attention to all the small areas such as the mirrors, around the undersides and the wheels. There is no point having a great looking car on the inside and having left parts out of the outside.
Replace Broken Parts
As best you can, replace any small broken parts such as screws that are missing on the sun visor, buttons that might have fallen off or broken, fuses and make sure that the seat belts are all in good condition. You may find that you can get small parts from the wreckers at a cheaper cost than if you went to the cars manufacturer. Sometimes it can be these small things that make a difference as to how someone views your car. Paying attention to detail in the small areas shows that you are a person who looks after things, and will make a good impression on the evaluation of the whole car.
Get Small Dents Removed
If there are any small dents on your car it’s a good idea to try and have them smoothed out before you try and trade it in. These small dents, though insignificant to the running of the vehicle could lose you a lot of money at the trade-in. It is quite costly to have them fixed by a panel beater, but there are companies that can massage the smaller dents out, which will have your car back to looking great in next to no time, and cost a lot less!
Get Small Glass ‘Stars’ Repaired
If there are any small ‘stars’ of cracks in the windscreen it’s a really good idea to have them repaired by a glass specialist. Small cracks or ‘stars’ often turn into larger cracks so it’s a really good idea to get them removed. For info about loans for your new car check out Dreamloans.
The 2014 Chicago Auto Show was opened to the press today, and on Saturday will be open to the public at the impressive McCormick Place in frigid Chicago. There are tons of great new cars worth seeing, but this vintage Ford Mustang caught our attention right away. It’s billed as the first Ford Mustang Convertible ever sold. You’ll see the all-new 2015 Mustang right next to it as well.
The weather has been bone chilling all across the country so far in 2014, and many automakers are blaming weaker than expected auto sales on the chilly temperatures.
Tye folks at Chrysler took the opportunity to crow a bit that the weather only affected their competitors, but having spent some time in Ohio in January, I’m not suprised by these disappointing results. Let’s see what happens in February and March.
The Detroit Auto Show has had plenty of cars generating buzz, but the all-new 2015 Corvette ZO6 is getting plenty of well-deserved attention. The new Corvette Stingray is impressive on its own, particularly with the ZR1 package. But now track afficionados will have even more performance with the new ZO6. This is now a well-established tradition with Corvette and it’s a natural addition to the new C7 lineup. For the money, you won’t get better performance anywhere in comparison to the Corvette lineup of cars. The ZO6 starts to rival some of the supercars out there.
Many of the modifications might appear to be subtle but they help to create incremental improvements in performance. You’ll see some minor changes to the exterior of the Corvette, including a wider back side. But it looks very similar to the Stingray.
If you love sports cars, see this one in person and then set up an appointment to drive the ZO6 along with the Stingrays. You’ll come away impressed.
As we enter a new era of gaming marked by next generation consoles and games pushing the video game industry to new limits, we find a new way to test our limits on the track. Whether you’re just interested in driving around with different cars and exploring a city or prefer to put your racing skills to the test, there are so many adrenaline-pumping car games at your disposal. Here are 10 of the most popular racing and car games, overall, for you to check out this year. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Forza Motorsport 5
It’s no surprise that one if video gaming’s biggest racing titles is at the top of this list, but for good reason: the Forza series has for years maintained a reputation as being one of the best racing titles out there, and that’s because it’s not just a video game, but a racing simulator. From choosing from hundreds of cars to famous tracks around the world, it’s the next best thing after actually being behind the wheel.
Gran Turismo 6
Since gran Turismo 5, many of the gamer issues have been resolved. While the graphics remains top notch as always, the menu screens have become a lot more easier on the eyes, the car assortment (premium/standard) has been improved greatly, and when you crash – there will be a much more realistic and cool sound If you’re looking to race, GT6 is one of the best racing simulators out there (available on Playstation). It comes packed with 1,200 different vehicles, 37 locations, 100 different track layouts. Plus, you can get further into detail with 70 types of wheel design … per car!
Unique to GT6, it also features a festival called “Vision Gran Turismo,” which featured concept cars designed specifically for the game. Don’t miss this inspiring feature.
For PC Gamers, iRacing is considered definitely one of the very top racing games available online. What makes this game stand out apart from the others is its unique racing community of players and 3rd party sites and developers. Trading Paints, which hosts custom paint deals, for example, helps to provide customizable features to the cars in the game and members create their own “league” (for $10/year) and organize their own online sessions and races.
Not surprisingly, iRacing caters mostly to real-world racers and serious enthusiasts because of its realistic simulation and third party involvement. The only downside is that there is a subscription fee for members and upgrading cars does cost money as well.
If you’re looking to try out new cars (including concept cars), some of the best games are available on consoles, online, or even on your mobile device. Testing out cars and getting behind the wheel has never felt more realistic and the technology promises to continue to advance.
Buying a new car can be a very stressful experience. There’s a lot riding on the outcome: even an inexpensive car can be a significant financial investment. Ideally, you and your car will be together for a long time, so there’s a lot of pressure to choose the right one. In addition, buyers, particularly first-time buyers, find themselves bombarded by information. This car costs less, but might be more costly to run, while another might be more expensive but help you save money over the long run. How do you sort through all the available information to find the right vehicle for you? Fortunately, there are a few ways to reduce some of the stress of buying a new car.
Decide what you’re looking for
Knowing what you want in advance can save you a lot of stress before you get to the dealership. A lot of the stress of car shopping comes from uncertainty; it’s much easier to decide what you want and then see if a dealership has it than to decide what you want while a salesman is trying to pressure you. Consider your budget and the features you need. Don’t just consider the car, but other factors such as insurance. Choosing the right car can not only save money on operating costs but also keep the price of new drivers insurance down.
Like any top 5 or best of list – greatest songs, Ashton Kutchers worst rom-com, most delightful hamburger combination – there is always, without a doubt, a hot debate over the dinner table which usually results in someone with a sausage and a spoonful of potato mash in the face. There is one debate that has been raging on for years and probably will for years to come: The top five stylish rides. We don’t care about the performance or the power, this is all about cars that are dripping in cool factor. Rides that make you want to don your finest suit and tie. Ones that make you want to roll down the windows are glare at the common folk. And in return they’d think, wow that guy is a douche. We are talking cars that, as Top Gears James May Esq would say, make you all a bit fizzy. So without further a-do here is our pick for the top five stylish rides.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
Can’t think of a better way to spend that $4 million you’ve got stashed in your secret underground garage? Yeah? Me either. Might as well spend it on that dream you’ve always had to own a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – the quintessential ride for any would-be James Bond. Use your newly acquired suit and tie to re-create one of the most legendary images in cinematic history – Sean Connery resting on the side of the the bonnet; your smouldering gaze not giving away a single emotion. Of course, on the inside you’re absolutely giddy!
1932 Bugatti Royale
Taking a stroll through the cobble-stoned alleyways just ain’t what it used to be. The young’uns have no respect for your good ol’ fashioned monocle and pipe. How uncouth! Show them how common they are with a 1932 Bugatti Royale. Those darn kids won’t be taking up your cobblestones anymore, this twenty one foot beast is big enough to force them off the roads.
Jaguar F Type Coupe
Ok, so we had to add a vehicle to this list that was actually attainable – to some degree (I don’t know your fiscal situation.) This bad boy is hot off the press, and by press I mean manufacturers line. It asserts itself as the most dynamic model built by Jaguar. It’s set to be released for the showrooms early 2015, so you’ve got plenty of time to scrap together your pennies and put a deposit on Jaguars new bloodline, otherwise you can get your heart racing and test drive a Jaguar at any dealer.
Ferrari La Ferrari
Ferrari La Ferrari may not get the award for most creative model name (Italian for The Ferrari) but what it lacks in name, it makes up for in sheer style. While we didn’t want to discuss power or performance, you can’t ever prepare yourself for feeling when you hit the defibrillator on this bad boy and boost yourself up to 950 horse power. Once again, I have to disappoint, Ferrari is only handing out these vehicles to the rich and elite. However, a casual scroll through Dubai Craiglist and you might pick yourself up a second hand one.
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
Perfect for cruising around the cliffs in the countryside, the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is by far the sexiest and most stylish coupe ever. If ever you wanted to make the ladies swoon, this is the car to do it in. So what if the brakes are poor, or the chassis is unstable. That doesn’t matter when you are driving the first car to ever receive gullwing doors.
Did your favourite car make this list? Let us know what your dream car is in the comments below.
What a difference a couple of years makes. GM was left for dead by many after the 2008 economic meltdown. In our polarized political climate, it seemed that watching GM collapse was essential to validate their view of the world. The notion that the government would extend a lifeline and not let GM and Chrysler liquidate was heresy in many circles. Never mind that it would have decimated countless auto suppliers as well and destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The auto bailout, however, was much more than a government handout. It was an event that made it possible to make stryctural changes to GM that were necessary for the company’s survival and long term health. But even after the bailout, many were skeptical that GM could survive, let alone thrive. This is where the new management team found itself, and they deserve credit for moving the company forward. BusinessWeek noted the progress as GM made the hsitoric announcement that Mary Barra would take over as the new CEO:
Barra’s promotion is historic given her gender, but it also marks a new era in the history of GM. The bailout years are now behind the company, and Barra has an opportunity to continue the progress made over the past 5 years. Read the entire article, as she seems particularly qualified to lead this effort.