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.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting that Kia has snagged Lebron James to the the brand ambassador for the new Kia K900 luxury sedan. Kia has been doing very well, but the volume numbers for the K900 have not been very robust. With James plugging the vehicle, however, this will provide a huge shot in the arm for K900 sales along with the Kia brand image.
The K900 is a beautiful vehicle that should provide a nice halo effect for the Kia brand. But at over $60,000 it’s not something most Kia buyers can afford. So to increase sales Kia needs to attract more affluent buyers. James can help raise awareness for the vehicle and potentially drive sales. It will be interesting to see if this endorsement has a noticeable impact on sales volumes.