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December 30th, 2014 by Zach

The new year is upon us, and it s time to run down another list of the new electric vehicles that should be arriving in the US and Europe in the coming 365 days. Without much knowledge of the EV markets outside of North America and Europe, I m sorry to say that this list of new electric cars is limited to those two continents*. In no particular order (other than the order my memory and Google skills have chosen), here are the new electric cars, SUVs, and crossovers that should be available to consumers in 2015.

Tesla Model X

BMW X5 eDrive

VW Passat GTE Plug-in

Audi A3 e-Tron

Rimac Concept_One

2016 Chevy Volt

An updated version of the popular Chevy Volt is supposed to be sportier and should benefit from advancements in battery technology. Reportedly taking design cues from the C7 Corvette Stingray  and adding a fifth seat, my guess is that an even broader portion of the market will find this version of the Volt fits their needs and desires. With the tremendous satisfaction of first-generation Volt buyers, the 2016 Chevy Volt (Volt 2.0, as many are calling it) could see great sales. I hope so!

Volvo XC90 T8

The Volvo XC90 T8  is yet another plug-in hybrid electric SUV expected to hit the market in 2015. (Are you noticing a trend?) As we reported previously. Volvo claims that the new T8 Twin Engine setup is good for 25 miles of pure electric driving, and delivers a total output of 400 HP with more than 470 lb-ft of torque while producing just 60 g/km of C02, and Volvo claims that the 2015 Volvo XC90 T8 will offer the best performance and fuel economy in its class.

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-in,  Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in

It s expected that a plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV (formerly called the Mercedes-Benz M-Class or ML-Class) will hit European and US showrooms in 2015. Not much is known about the vehicle so far, but it has been spied lapping the Nurburgring.

Word on the street is that Mercedes will also be releasing an E-Class plug-in hybrid and a C-Class plug-in hybrid. The E-Class plug-in was recently spied in snowy weather. and the C-Class plug-in was spotted earlier this year in Germany. Clearly, not a lot is known about these vehicles yet, but keep an eye on our Mercedes category  for all of the latest Mercedes plug-in car news (we re going to be obsessive this coming year).

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in has been on the market in Japan (its birthplace) and Europe for a couple of years now. However, it should finally (after a couple of delays ) come to the US in the second half of 2015. Furthermore, it is supposed to come with some notable changes. so it won t really be the same vehicle as is found (and very, very popular ) in Europe and Japan. If the price is right, this electric SUV/crossover could certainly steal buyers away from the Model X, BMW X5 eDrive, and plenty of other electric vehicles.

BYD Tang

*OK, I lied: this one is just going to be available in China, but it s such an attractive and promising plug-in that I thought it had to be mentioned. BYD was an unchallenged leader in the plug-in car market when it brought the e6 to town. After unveiling the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid about a year ago, that vehicle has really taken Chinese EV sales to another level. The Tang looks even more attractive and I think will help to mainstream electric vehicles in China. It is another plug-in hybrid, and accelerates to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. BYD is hoping to sell thousands of Tangs a month, a feat few electric vehicles have reached.

As a fun side note: The Qin beat 19 other cars in a race when it was launched, including the Porsche 911 and Golf GTI. The Tang will be launched in a similar fashion, and BYD writes: If any challenger of any standard-stock luxury class Car beats Tang, BYD will provide a reward of 10,000 RMB per challenger.

Volvo S60 Plug-In

A diesel-electric plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo S60 has been on the market in Europe for awhile, but the US and China don t really do diesel, so it has been off limits in the world s biggest auto markets. Volvo is reportedly working on a gasoline-electric plug-in version of the S60, which is aimed at China but could very well end up in the US we hope!

BMW 3 Series Plug-in

Note that I just updated my full list of electric cars on the US EU markets. and will do so throughout the year as more information is made available.


Top 10 Used SUVs Under $15, 000 #used #cars #online


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Top 10 Used SUVs Under $15,000

When family and lifestyle needs dictate a larger and more versatile vehicle, many American consumers look to SUVs and crossovers to fulfill their requirements. But buying new may be decidedly non-budget-friendly.

The good news is that there are many economical, flexible and safe choices for compact, midsize and large SUVs available today used. Here are the top 10 used SUVs under $15,000.

2005-2011 Chevrolet Equinox – In the small crossover SUV segment, the Chevrolet Equinox serves notice as a roomy, affordable and comfortable vehicle that’s versatile and provides a premium look and feel in the cabin. The Equinox is also quiet, has lots of storage bins and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. In 2011, an optional V6 engine was added. Pricing ranges from around $7,995 to $14,991, although additional options and higher trims will likely command more.

2009-2011 Dodge Journey – Definitely check out the redesigned 2011 Dodge Journey midsize seven-passenger crossover, although earlier models may be more budget-friendly. Hidden storage bins and available child booster seats are especially family-friendly. Base Journey is powered by a four-cylinder engine, while other models get a 3.6-liter V6. Pricing ranges from $9,995 to the vicinity of $14,495, again, depending on trim, mileage, location, availability and other factors.

2009-2010 Ford Flex – The versatile Ford Flex is an alternative to minivans for many American families. Call it a tall wagon or a crossover SUV, the Flex offers genuine seven-passenger capability, a refined ride, excellent safety scores and numerous high-tech features. The optional turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine available in the 2010 Flex might jack up the prices, but look for pricing in the range of $9,995 to about $15,366. In some areas of the country, prices will be higher.

2008-2010 Honda CR-V – The stylish compact crossover from Honda, the CR-V, boasts spacious and versatile passenger and cargo areas, strong safety scores, agile handling and plenty of nifty, family-friendly features. With rear seats folded, the CR-V holds an impressive 73 cubic feet of cargo. Pricing can be all over the map, depending on trim and options, but in some areas of the country, the range is $13,991 to right around $15,000.

2007-2009 Honda Element – Its boxy shape and funky design may not appeal to everyone, but there’s no denying the spaciousness and versatility of the Honda Element compact crossover. While it only seats four and fuel economy is rather unimpressive, the rear seats are removable and transporting dogs is handily accomplished (with dog-friendly package). Pricing of certain trims can range from $11,778 to around $14,000, less expensive in Midwest areas than in the West and other parts of the country.

2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe – Buyers in the market for a midsize crossover SUV with an affordable price tag, long list of features, attractive interior, top-notch safety scores and a long warranty should check out the 2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. Pricing ranges from $7,900 for a high-mileage 2008 to just under $15,000 for a 2010 Santa Fe GLS in Ann Arbor, MI. Models with more options or optional engines will command steeper prices.

2007-2012 Jeep Patriot – Want a little off-road capability and don’t care that much about acceleration? The Jeep Patriot compact crossover SUV offers “Jeep-lite” capability at an affordable price. A small four-cylinder engine and optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) are responsible for the sluggish acceleration, but fuel economy is decent. With pricing from about $8,000 to $14,995, depending on trim, the Jeep Patriot may be a bargain choice for some.

2011 Kia Sorento – Looking for a decent third-row that can fit your passengers? The redesigned 2011 Kia Sorento crossover SUV has that plus sporty handling, long warranty and plentiful standard features. Look for pricing on the base Sorento in the $12,995 to $14,500 range, depending on area of the country, availability and mileage.

2005-2008 Toyota Highlander – If you’re in the market for a comfortable and versatile midsize crossover SUV, the Toyota Highlander should be on your consideration list. The 2008 model was completely redesigned, but will command higher prices. Third-row seats are fully usable and the cabin is user friendly, while a V6 engine is standard (2008 model). Highlander pricing can be affordable, given careful selection, ranging from $9,998 for a 2005 with 100,000+ miles to $14,438 for Highlander Sport (again, with high miles). Different areas of the country will show wide variation in pricing.

2005-2010 Toyota RAV4 – With kid-friendly third-row seating, roomy second-row seating, huge cargo space, balanced ride and handling and strong crash test scores, the Toyota RAV4 small crossover SUV has won the hearts of families for years. Certain areas of the country have favorable pricing on 2005-2007 models, while a few have decent pricing on 2008-2009 RAV4 models. Looking for 2010 models is going to be a stretch. Pricing ranges from $8,999 (2005) to around $14,000 on the low end for a 2010 RAV4.


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15 Most Popular Law Schools 2010
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1. Stellenbosch University
2. – University of Cape Town (UCT)
3. – University of South Africa (UNISA)
4. – University of Witwatersrand – Wits Law School
5. – University of Pretoria
6. – Cairo University ·
7. – University of Ibadan
8. – University of Pretoria – Centre of Human Rights
9. – University of Dar es Salaam
10. – University of Nairobi
11. – The American University in Cairo
12. – University of Western Cape
13. – University of KwaZulu-Natal – Westville Campus
14. – University of South Africa (UNISA) – WIPO Worldwide Academy
15. – University of Benin

So does anyone have a list of the top law schools in Africa?

It can either be the best institution to do your LL.B or your LLM.

Thanks in advance.

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    15 Classic Cars That Define Cool #refinance #car #loan


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    15 Classic Cars That Define Cool

    This post is brought to you by NEW Armor All Extreme Shield Wax. Come to Facebook.com/ArmorAll for a chance to win a new 2012 Chevy Camaro SS autographed by Tony Stewart.

    We ve overheard guys say they don t care what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from Point A to Point B. Those guys are liars. Who wouldn t want to own a car that turns more heads than a bikini car wash? Maybe these guys have only driven used jalopies and don t know anything else. Well, these are the cars they should know. These are the 15 Classic Cars That Define Cool.

    1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

    Anything attached to Carroll Shelby s name is immediately worth your time. With an insane power-to-weight ratio, the Shelby 427 Cobra has a bit more giddyup than your Corolla. Plus, the hundreds of thousands of dollars you d pay for one will seem like chump change compared to the $5.5 million shelled out for the 66 Shelby 427 Cobra Super Snake.

    1961 Jaguar E-Type

    1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7

    The aggressive shark-shaped nose on the Maserati Ghibli is enough to place it firmly on this list. Plus, the Maserati name earns it plenty of clout. Basically, this car is what the Mazda Miata dreams of becoming as it falls asleep at night.

    1964 Aston Martin DB5

    If it s cool enough for Bond, it s cool enough for us. If you had to pick one vehicle that James Bond relied on the most, you d be hard-pressed not to go with the DB5, and the one from Goldfinger would look pretty sweet in our garage next to the cans of beer and lawn care products.

    1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

    The doors are only part of the reason this is one of the coolest cars to ever hit the pavement. The fact that the 300SL was the fastest production car at the time, means driving to your ad meetings in Manhattan wouldn t be a bore.

    1969 Boss 429 Mustang

    You know you re getting some sick power when they have to change the body of a Mustang just to accommodate your freakishly large engine. How could you not want to roll down the windows and listen to that sucker as you were cruising around? (Which would be a good idea since, due to the size of the engine, they couldn t fit in any air conditioning.)

    1963 Corvette Sting Ray

    1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

    Far too often cars are rigid. The lines and angles are harsh and, unless there s something crazy under the hood, they become a complete clone of something else. The soft lines on the Ferrari Dino 246 GT tells us this car is meant to be driven fast and playfully. If we had one, we d oblige.

    1966 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

    Something about this car just makes us want to drive the Italian countryside while occasionally stopping to drink local wines. Plus, any time you can get a car with style AND storage space, well you just hit the jackpot my friend. It s perfect for storing all the sheets of paper with phone numbers on them.

    1969 Dodge Charger

    If there s one thing we know about the 69 Charger, it s aerodynamic. At least that s what we learned from Bo and Luke Duke. The 69 Charger is a thing of beauty whether it s a General Lee or not. It may never get the billing its Mustang counterparts always do, but the fastback look and all American style will never go out of fashion.

    1966 Lamborghini Miura

    We don t know if it s the most stylish car on the list, but as far as cred goes, well it inspired the whole Let s toss a couple of seats on a rocket sports car idea. It also became a new and different Italian sports car option outside of the Ferrari s of the world for auto enthusiasts at the time.

    1969 Toyota 2000GT

    If you re noticing a small Bond theme here, you re totally right. While Bond got a drop-top, the 69 Toyota 2000GT was stylish enough without one being offered up from the factory. The elongated front, along with the design in general, makes it feel much more like an Italian roadster than something you would picture purchasing for its dependable gas mileage.

    1962 Ferrari 250 GTE

    The Ferrari 250 GTE was the sports car for the family man. It was for the guy who wanted a Ferrari but also wanted to get little Timmy to hockey practice with all his gear. As Road Track said, A not only grand, but glorious, touring car. We d tack on cool as well.

    1970 Datsun 240Z

    The Jaguar E-Type s Asian doppelgänger has the same beautiful look as the Jag with perhaps more brains underneath. The thought that went into the car became the hallmark of Japanese sports cars. See, being cool doesn t just mean looking good (but it mostly means looking good).

    1969 Chevrolet Camaro

    It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that this list would include at least one Mustang and one Camaro. What can we say, we like old-school American muscle power. Seeing those white stripes on a blue Z28 just strikes us as quintessentially cool.

    Those are our picks, what are yours?


    Top 10 Used SUVs Under $15, 000 #car #search #engines


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    Top 10 Used SUVs Under $15,000

    When family and lifestyle needs dictate a larger and more versatile vehicle, many American consumers look to SUVs and crossovers to fulfill their requirements. But buying new may be decidedly non-budget-friendly.

    The good news is that there are many economical, flexible and safe choices for compact, midsize and large SUVs available today used. Here are the top 10 used SUVs under $15,000.

    2005-2011 Chevrolet Equinox – In the small crossover SUV segment, the Chevrolet Equinox serves notice as a roomy, affordable and comfortable vehicle that’s versatile and provides a premium look and feel in the cabin. The Equinox is also quiet, has lots of storage bins and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. In 2011, an optional V6 engine was added. Pricing ranges from around $7,995 to $14,991, although additional options and higher trims will likely command more.

    2009-2011 Dodge Journey – Definitely check out the redesigned 2011 Dodge Journey midsize seven-passenger crossover, although earlier models may be more budget-friendly. Hidden storage bins and available child booster seats are especially family-friendly. Base Journey is powered by a four-cylinder engine, while other models get a 3.6-liter V6. Pricing ranges from $9,995 to the vicinity of $14,495, again, depending on trim, mileage, location, availability and other factors.

    2009-2010 Ford Flex – The versatile Ford Flex is an alternative to minivans for many American families. Call it a tall wagon or a crossover SUV, the Flex offers genuine seven-passenger capability, a refined ride, excellent safety scores and numerous high-tech features. The optional turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine available in the 2010 Flex might jack up the prices, but look for pricing in the range of $9,995 to about $15,366. In some areas of the country, prices will be higher.

    2008-2010 Honda CR-V – The stylish compact crossover from Honda, the CR-V, boasts spacious and versatile passenger and cargo areas, strong safety scores, agile handling and plenty of nifty, family-friendly features. With rear seats folded, the CR-V holds an impressive 73 cubic feet of cargo. Pricing can be all over the map, depending on trim and options, but in some areas of the country, the range is $13,991 to right around $15,000.

    2007-2009 Honda Element – Its boxy shape and funky design may not appeal to everyone, but there’s no denying the spaciousness and versatility of the Honda Element compact crossover. While it only seats four and fuel economy is rather unimpressive, the rear seats are removable and transporting dogs is handily accomplished (with dog-friendly package). Pricing of certain trims can range from $11,778 to around $14,000, less expensive in Midwest areas than in the West and other parts of the country.

    2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe – Buyers in the market for a midsize crossover SUV with an affordable price tag, long list of features, attractive interior, top-notch safety scores and a long warranty should check out the 2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. Pricing ranges from $7,900 for a high-mileage 2008 to just under $15,000 for a 2010 Santa Fe GLS in Ann Arbor, MI. Models with more options or optional engines will command steeper prices.

    2007-2012 Jeep Patriot – Want a little off-road capability and don’t care that much about acceleration? The Jeep Patriot compact crossover SUV offers “Jeep-lite” capability at an affordable price. A small four-cylinder engine and optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) are responsible for the sluggish acceleration, but fuel economy is decent. With pricing from about $8,000 to $14,995, depending on trim, the Jeep Patriot may be a bargain choice for some.

    2011 Kia Sorento – Looking for a decent third-row that can fit your passengers? The redesigned 2011 Kia Sorento crossover SUV has that plus sporty handling, long warranty and plentiful standard features. Look for pricing on the base Sorento in the $12,995 to $14,500 range, depending on area of the country, availability and mileage.

    2005-2008 Toyota Highlander – If you’re in the market for a comfortable and versatile midsize crossover SUV, the Toyota Highlander should be on your consideration list. The 2008 model was completely redesigned, but will command higher prices. Third-row seats are fully usable and the cabin is user friendly, while a V6 engine is standard (2008 model). Highlander pricing can be affordable, given careful selection, ranging from $9,998 for a 2005 with 100,000+ miles to $14,438 for Highlander Sport (again, with high miles). Different areas of the country will show wide variation in pricing.

    2005-2010 Toyota RAV4 – With kid-friendly third-row seating, roomy second-row seating, huge cargo space, balanced ride and handling and strong crash test scores, the Toyota RAV4 small crossover SUV has won the hearts of families for years. Certain areas of the country have favorable pricing on 2005-2007 models, while a few have decent pricing on 2008-2009 RAV4 models. Looking for 2010 models is going to be a stretch. Pricing ranges from $8,999 (2005) to around $14,000 on the low end for a 2010 RAV4.


    15 Best Family Cars of 2015 – Kelley Blue Book #rental #car #insurance


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    Posted: 2/4/2015 8:20:13 PM

    Determining the best family car depends largely on what kind of family you have. For example, if you and yours are the outdoorsy types, an SUV may be the best way to go. Urbanites might benefit from a minivan or sedan. Those in between, well, that’s what crossover SUVs are for. The good news is that the days when station wagons were the only choice for families are long gone. The market has responded to these different circumstances with a plethora of shapes and styles to suit virtually any need. Of course, determining the best of these choices is what we do, so we gathered together 23 of the latest and greatest different vehicles from a variety of manufacturers to determine which made the cut. We started with last year’s finalists, and culled those that were either due for imminent replacement, or which had been clearly surpassed by newer vehicles in the segment. To that, we added new vehicles that had come out since last year — including a couple of redesigns — voted on candidates, narrowed the field, carried the one, and ultimately landed on the vehicles you see here.

    The final field included three minivans, four compact SUVs, four midsize SUVs, two full-size SUVs, two full-size sedans, and three midsize sedans, the kinds of vehicles that usually come to mind when thinking about family cars. However, this year we also included cars from other categories. First were two full-size pickup trucks, unconventional choices to be sure, but roomy, comfortable, and with seemingly endless cargo space, they were definitely worthy of consideration. On the other end of the spectrum were three compact cars, often the first choice of anybody on a budget.

    It came as no surprise that two minivans — the 2015 Honda Odyssey and the 2015 Toyota Sienna — made the family car final cut. The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder and new 2015 Toyota Highlander midsize SUVs also appear on our list of finalists. The Honda CR-V was joined by the new Subaru Outback on our list of small SUVs, and all three midsize sedan candidates — the 2015 Honda Accord, 2015 Hyundai Sonata, and 2015 Toyota Camry — made the cut. The 2015 Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan makes its second appearance, too. In the realm of small cars, both the 2015 Honda Civic and surprisingly flexible 2015 Kia Soul won out. On the other end of the size spectrum, both the 2015 Ram 1500 and new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size trucks we tested were deemed worthy of family duty. Finally, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe made the list.

    It’s important to note that the eight runners up in our test are still solid choices for family haulers, otherwise we wouldn’t have considered them in the first place. However, as family cars, they were outpaced by others in the field, either due to a lack of features, less than ideal packaging, or by simply being too old. Still, if none of our finalists tickles your fancy, our runners up are still worth a look.

    Comfort and Driving

    Comfort plays a key role in any car, and it goes double for a family car. After all, if you, your spouse and your kids aren’t comfortable, it’s going to be a long, long drive to Grandma’s, no matter how nifty the features may be. We sat in all the seats, took a close look at interior quality, considered how easy it was for everyone to get in and out, and also listened carefully to see how quiet each car was at speed.

    Similarly, we paid close attention to how each car felt on the road. Granted, this is a little subjective, but a family car with a smooth and well-controlled ride is less likely to bring on Timmy’s motion sickness, and anything that prevents that is a winner. There are also other more practical considerations, such as how maneuverable a vehicle is in a parking lot, how easy it is to see out the windows in traffic, whether it had enough power, handling and braking to get out of emergency situations, and lastly, if it was any fun.

    Safety

    Virtually every car on our list boasts very good crash test scores. More importantly, active safety systems are becoming commonplace on more and more vehicles, and at more reasonable prices. That means things like collision and blind-spot alerts, backup cameras, lane-keeping assists, and other computerized systems were an important consideration. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where if features like backup cameras and blind-spot alerts aren’t standard, we’re a little surprised.

    Child Seats

    While not every family needs to carry baby seats everywhere, how well they fit is an important consideration for many buyers. After all, they’re mandatory for smaller kids, and frankly, what kind of parent wouldn’t use one anyhow, regardless of the law? We chose popular child seats from Graco and Safety 1st, and installed them using the available LATCH points in all the vehicles, and like last year, the results were surprising. Remember that if you’re shopping for a new family car to bring your child’s boosters along with you. How well they fit could make or break your decision.

    Cargo Space

    There’s more to cargo space than cubic feet of storage, and we went well beyond looking at simple volume measurements. Instead, we stuffed the cargo areas with all manner of items, from golf bags to big coolers to even a bike. We looked at how easy it was to get items in and out, how high off the ground the cargo floor was on SUVs, how easily seats folded down to make more room, and ultimately, how much stuff we could cram inside.

    Rear-Seat Entertainment

    This is an interesting category, as some on staff think that stand-alone rear-seat entertainment systems will soon go by the wayside as more cars adopt 4G LTE and wireless hotspot options. Still, there’s something to be said for plugging in your family’s Wii on a long road trip, and the inclusion of a built-in rear-seat screen is still an advantage. Beyond simply existing, we also checked out what could be plugged into the system, how easy it was to use, if the screen blocked the rear view, and more.

    Extra Features

    Most every vehicle on this list nails the basics, and often what separates winners from runners-up is the little things. How easy it is to fold seats to access the third row, for example, or a cleverly designed storage can make or break similar vehicles. Advanced electronics like adaptive cruise control or an all-around-view camera can put a smile on a buyer’s face, and a signature on the dotted line. We pushed every button, pulled every lever, and stuffed every storage compartment to see what made each vehicle special.

    The 15 Best Family Cars of 2015

    A very modern take on the classic full-size family sedan.

    A family workhorse freshly updated for 2015.

    The best-selling vehicle in the country, radically rethought for 2015.

    A perennial family favorite of owners and editors alike.

    A smaller, more affordable take on the prototypical family sedan.

    An incredibly well-rounded and versatile solution for many families.

    Purpose-built for families on the go.

    Hyundai’s midsize sedan has been redesigned for 2015, and it’s more impressive than ever.

    Beneath the youthful sheet metal lies an impressively affordable and versatile little family car.

    A midsize SUV with three rows of seats and a rich interior.

    A full-size truck that seats six and rides like a sedan.

    For more exceptional new cars check out our handy roundup of annual awards and 10 Best lists. From there you can check out more than 50 new or redesigned models debuting for the 2015 model year, our helpful New Car Buyer’s Guides, and plenty of 10 Best lists highlighting everything from the Coolest Cars Under $18,000 to the Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000.


    Top 15 Cheapest Cars of 2011 – Least Expensive Vehicles #car #shipping


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    The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2011

    Update: I’ve also put together a list of this year’s cheapest new cars. in addition to 2014. 2013. and 2012. What follows is for the 2011 model year.

    Thinking of buying a new car? If you re frugal, the thought of doing some research to find the cheapest new car has probably crossed your mind. Good news. I did the dirty work to find the least expensive new vehicles of 2011.

    My 2010 cheapest cars report covered the top 10 low-cost vehicles. This year, I bumped it to 15, because a few of my favorites didn t quite make the top 10. ALL of the vehicles you will find on the list have automatic transmission. I don t drive a stick myself, and I m sure many of you don t either. However, if you are interested in manual trans, all of these vehicles have a version, and they generally run about $1,000 less than the MSRP s I quoted.

    The New Car Caveat

    Before we get started, I ll once again give the caveat that I am not an advocate of buying new cars, however, I do believe that if you buy a cheap new car and drive it into the ground, there is a good chance that it could comparatively save you money versus buying used. Want the best of both worlds? The 3-year resale value of these vehicles is usually around 55-60% and the 5-year resale value is often around 40%.

    You ll notice I also listed dealership costs, which should give you an idea of how much room you have to haggle. The Honda Civic and Hyundai Accent should have a lot of wiggle room, with over $2,000 in difference between dealer cost and MSRP. The Mazda 2 and Kia Rio, on the other hand, are actually both priced below dealer cost, making them loss leaders for the dealership. Wiggle room will be tight.

    Current incentives were not factored into the prices, and a few models actually did have up to $1,000 cash back incentives at the moment.

    Fuel, Maintenance, Insurance Costs on Cheap Cars

    Other than the price itself, cheap cars tend to have much lower total ownership costs than their more expensive brethren. Small and cheap tend to go hand-in-hand, and so do small and fuel efficient. Most of the vehicles on this list have an average EPA estimated MPG of over 30. The one year fuel cost estimates were based on 45% highway driving, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles, and $3.07 for a gallon of regular gasoline (source: fueleconomy.gov).

    Maintenance costs are usually cheaper as well. The goal of auto manufacturers is to produce these vehicles as inexpensively as possible. Therefore, their parts are cheap. And so are their replacement parts. And because these vehicles tend to be popular, their parts are easy to find, reducing scarcity and lowering prices.

    Insurance costs on these cars are usually lower as well because insurance costs are derived from the market value of the vehicle. The lower the cost of vehicle, generally, the lower the cost of insurance for it.

    Once Again, Foreign Automakers Dominate the List of Cheapest Vehicles

    All but two of the vehicles to make this year s list were from foreign automakers. The two that did? The underwhelming Chevy Aveo and the brand new Ford Fiesta. Disappointing, but I have no doubts that you ll see U.S. automakers continue to make the shift to smaller, cheaper cars in the very near future.

    My Picks for the Best Cheapest Car of 2011

    It s a toss-up. I m a huge fan of functionality, so hatchbacks and utility are big wins in my book. Also, if I m going to buy a new vehicle, it s not going to be ugly. I m going to go with the Fiesta. It s stylish, and excluding the only golf cart to make the list (ForTwo), the most fuel efficient. The hatchback also gives it functionality. The Soul and Fit come in a close second.

    15. Scion XB

    Base Automatic Transmission model: Scion XB 2.4L


    15 Classic Cars That Define Cool #toy #cars


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    15 Classic Cars That Define Cool

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    We ve overheard guys say they don t care what kind of car they drive as long as it gets them from Point A to Point B. Those guys are liars. Who wouldn t want to own a car that turns more heads than a bikini car wash? Maybe these guys have only driven used jalopies and don t know anything else. Well, these are the cars they should know. These are the 15 Classic Cars That Define Cool.

    1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

    Anything attached to Carroll Shelby s name is immediately worth your time. With an insane power-to-weight ratio, the Shelby 427 Cobra has a bit more giddyup than your Corolla. Plus, the hundreds of thousands of dollars you d pay for one will seem like chump change compared to the $5.5 million shelled out for the 66 Shelby 427 Cobra Super Snake.

    1961 Jaguar E-Type

    1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7

    The aggressive shark-shaped nose on the Maserati Ghibli is enough to place it firmly on this list. Plus, the Maserati name earns it plenty of clout. Basically, this car is what the Mazda Miata dreams of becoming as it falls asleep at night.

    1964 Aston Martin DB5

    If it s cool enough for Bond, it s cool enough for us. If you had to pick one vehicle that James Bond relied on the most, you d be hard-pressed not to go with the DB5, and the one from Goldfinger would look pretty sweet in our garage next to the cans of beer and lawn care products.

    1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

    The doors are only part of the reason this is one of the coolest cars to ever hit the pavement. The fact that the 300SL was the fastest production car at the time, means driving to your ad meetings in Manhattan wouldn t be a bore.

    1969 Boss 429 Mustang

    You know you re getting some sick power when they have to change the body of a Mustang just to accommodate your freakishly large engine. How could you not want to roll down the windows and listen to that sucker as you were cruising around? (Which would be a good idea since, due to the size of the engine, they couldn t fit in any air conditioning.)

    1963 Corvette Sting Ray

    1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

    Far too often cars are rigid. The lines and angles are harsh and, unless there s something crazy under the hood, they become a complete clone of something else. The soft lines on the Ferrari Dino 246 GT tells us this car is meant to be driven fast and playfully. If we had one, we d oblige.

    1966 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

    Something about this car just makes us want to drive the Italian countryside while occasionally stopping to drink local wines. Plus, any time you can get a car with style AND storage space, well you just hit the jackpot my friend. It s perfect for storing all the sheets of paper with phone numbers on them.

    1969 Dodge Charger

    If there s one thing we know about the 69 Charger, it s aerodynamic. At least that s what we learned from Bo and Luke Duke. The 69 Charger is a thing of beauty whether it s a General Lee or not. It may never get the billing its Mustang counterparts always do, but the fastback look and all American style will never go out of fashion.

    1966 Lamborghini Miura

    We don t know if it s the most stylish car on the list, but as far as cred goes, well it inspired the whole Let s toss a couple of seats on a rocket sports car idea. It also became a new and different Italian sports car option outside of the Ferrari s of the world for auto enthusiasts at the time.

    1969 Toyota 2000GT

    If you re noticing a small Bond theme here, you re totally right. While Bond got a drop-top, the 69 Toyota 2000GT was stylish enough without one being offered up from the factory. The elongated front, along with the design in general, makes it feel much more like an Italian roadster than something you would picture purchasing for its dependable gas mileage.

    1962 Ferrari 250 GTE

    The Ferrari 250 GTE was the sports car for the family man. It was for the guy who wanted a Ferrari but also wanted to get little Timmy to hockey practice with all his gear. As Road Track said, A not only grand, but glorious, touring car. We d tack on cool as well.

    1970 Datsun 240Z

    The Jaguar E-Type s Asian doppelgänger has the same beautiful look as the Jag with perhaps more brains underneath. The thought that went into the car became the hallmark of Japanese sports cars. See, being cool doesn t just mean looking good (but it mostly means looking good).

    1969 Chevrolet Camaro

    It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that this list would include at least one Mustang and one Camaro. What can we say, we like old-school American muscle power. Seeing those white stripes on a blue Z28 just strikes us as quintessentially cool.

    Those are our picks, what are yours?