A decade or more ago, it was hard to have it all in a car. The most environmentally friendly vehicles were seen as delicate or frail or simply unstylish. If you wanted something safe and secure, you’d have to opt for a minivan or a gas-guzzling SUV with a poor MPG rating. And if you wanted pure style, you’d end up paying for it all across the board—in safety features, in damage to the environment, and in monstrous gas prices. Thankfully, today things are much better—with new models like the 2015 Honda Accord, we can have our cake and eat it, too. This Hybrid really lives up to its name, combining style, safety, and eco-friendly technology to create a truly versatile and crowd-pleasing car.
When a person has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, this can have permanent consequences. Sometimes an individual cannot return to the type of job he or she used to do. A person who worked as a roofer, for instance, cannot continue in that occupation if he no longer can easily climb ladders, and repeatedly stand, bend, kneel and squat throughout the day. The financial compensation he receives from the at-fault driver’s insurance company should cover retraining for a new career if he wants to remain in the workforce. If the insurance company refuses to provide compensation for this retraining, the injured person may want to hire a motor vehicle accident lawyer for skilled legal representation.
The total cost of owning a car can be determined by several different factors. While the price you pay for the car is certainly a large factor, it’s not the only cost that needs to be considered. You must also consider how much it costs to maintain, insure and fuel the car.
Why Factoring These Other Costs Is Important
Why do these other costs matter when you’re determining the total cost of owning a car? Let’s say that you spent $1,000 putting new brakes on a car that you paid $500 for. With that additional cost, you have now effectively paid $1,500 to provide yourself with a vehicle. If you pay $500 a year over five years to insure the car, that will add up to an additional $2,500 to keep your car on the road. If you spend $100 a month on gas for your car, you will end up spending an extra $1,200 per year.
Here’s a peak at the 2015 Toyota Camry, and you can see that the front end had a very distinctive, all-new design. The Camry and the Toyota brand in general has taken some heat for bland designs in recent years as the brand seemed to rest on its laurels while upstarts like Hyundai released compelling designs.
The new front end and grille for the Camry will definitely draw some attention. Let’s see how buyers react.
One of the lamer trends we’re seeing these days involves states banning the direct sales of Tesla cars by implementing laws to protect the dealer model. This is a pathetic example of crony politics and standing in the way of innovation and free markets.
These bans are already in place in New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. Now Michigan is poised to do the same, and Tesla is legitimately crying foul.