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5 MOST RELIABLE USED CARS BY CATEGORY

At Buyingadvice.com our goal is to help you make an informed used car purchase. The vast array of used cars on the market can make the prospect of selecting a vehicle seem daunting. So, we have drawn on our extensive research data base to create a ranking of overall used vehicle reliability by model.

We based our Report of Recommended Used Cars primarily on the opinions of consumers who have owned these models. These ratings illustrate average owner experience, based on Buyingadvice research.

We highly recommend you get an independent inspection or vehicle history report on a individual vehicle before making any used car purchase.

The BuyingAdvice Team compared models using a broad range of criteria to bring you our list of the Top 5 Used Cars By Category from the model years 1998-2006.

We implemented proprietary statistical measures to create a scoring system of 0-10. The highest rated model, Honda Accord received a 9.9 rating and the lowest rated model, Chevrolet Tahoe received a 6.4 rating.

Recommended ratings for a particular model do not necessarily mean that every customer will have a positive experience. They simply indicate that, on average, consumer experiences with that model are better than with competing models.

Overall, we believe that the vehicles included on this list provide a better than average ownership experience, although in some cases, we have highlighted certain model years to avoid. So, take some time to look over our findings and see if there is a used car that fits your lifestyle.


5 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance #car #breakdown #cover


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5 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance

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By Barbara Marquand All sorts of high-tech safety equipment is available on today’s new cars, from systems that automatically apply the brakes if you’re in danger of crashing to rear-view cameras that let you see obstructions behind your car.

But in most cases, the really cool stuff is too new to score car insurance discounts. The safety features that usually qualify have been around for decades, such as anti-lock brakes.

NerdWallet looked at car-safety discounts available from the 10 largest insurance companies. Only Liberty Mutual says it offers discounts for newer innovations, including:

  • Adaptive cruise control. This monitors traffic conditions and adjusts speed by controlling the throttle and brakes to keep the car a safe distance from the vehicle in front of it.
  • Lane-departure warning systems. These use cameras to track the car’s position and alert the driver if the vehicle drifts out of the lane.
  • Collision-avoidance systems. These use sensors to recognize when a collision may happen, such as the vehicle skidding or approaching the car ahead too quickly. The systems may apply the brakes or take other actions to protect the driver and passengers.

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Most car insurance companies don’t offer discounts until safety technology has proven over many years to reduce insurance claims. Here are the safety features most likely to qualify you for a car insurance discount.

1. Anti-lock brakes Years ago drivers were instructed to “pump the brakes” if the vehicle was skidding, because a locked-up wheel is less effective at bringing the car under control than a wheel that is rotating slowly.

That advice went by the wayside with the development of anti-lock braking systems, which began appearing on high-end vehicles in the 1970s and was used on many models by the late 1980s, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As of the 2012 model year, the federal government requires automakers to include anti-lock brakes as part of the standard equipment on all passenger vehicles.

Discounts for anti-lock brakes vary. Allstate offers a 10% discount, for instance, and 21st Century Insurance offers a 5% one.

Florida, New Jersey and New York require insurers to give a discount for anti-lock brakes.

2. Air bags Air bags cushion the blow for people during a crash. Frontal air bags have been required in all new passenger vehicles since the 1999 model year. Side air bags also are included as standard equipment on almost all cars to meet federal side-protection requirements, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Some vehicles feature inflatable safety belts or rear-window curtain air bags to protect passengers in the back seat.

Car insurance discounts generally increase with the number of air bags. Geico, for instance, offers up to 25% off for driver-side air bags and up to 40% off for full front-seat air bags. The discount applies to medical payments or personal injury protection coverage.

Esurance offers a discount of 2% to 33% on medical payments coverage or personal injury protection, depending on the state and the number of safety features.

3. Daytime running lights Daytime running lights are headlights that come on automatically when the car starts. They help prevent daytime head-on and front-corner collisions. Automakers began offering daytime running lights in 1995, and now they’re a standard feature on many vehicles.

Some insurers offer a small discount. Geico says you can save 1%, for instance, on certain coverage.

4. Electronic stability control Electronic stability control systems help prevent vehicles from skidding out of control and rolling over when drivers have to steer hard or turn on slippery roads. The technology uses sensors and a computer to monitor how well the vehicle responds to steering and then automatically applies the brakes to keep the car under control.

The systems have been required on all cars, SUVs, pickups and minivans since the 2012 model year.

Insurers that offer a discount for electronic stability control typically apply it to collision coverage. Insurance claims payouts for collision coverage are about 15% lower for vehicles with electronic stability control versus those without it, according to an analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

5. Automatic seat belts Motorized seat belts, which were often paired with manual lap belts, fastened automatically when the car was started or the door closed. Many automakers installed them to meet a federal requirement for vehicles to have automatic restraints, either motorized seat belts or air bags, from the 1990 model year onward. Air bags eventually replaced motorized seat belts, but many insurers still give the same discount for automatic seat belts as they give for air bags. Your car likely does not have automatic seat belts if it’s a 1998 model year or later.

The bottom line Discounts for safety features not only vary by insurance company, they also vary by state. An insurer may offer a discount in some states but not others, or the percentage may differ from state to state.

Ask your insurance representative about money-saving deals. But when shopping for insurance keep in mind that a company advertising large discounts may still not offer the lowest-cost coverage in the final tally. NerdWallet’s car insurance comparison tool can help you look for coverage to fit your needs and budget.

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5 Car Website Design Templates For Inspiration #car #hire #canada


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3. Add a Bit of Color

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If you like the plain white and silver theme but find that it s a little too plain for your liking, why not add a bit of color to it? Your website can still have that clean and tidy look, but with a little extra color to make it more attractive. Before designing your website and adding the colors, think about one or two colors that you would like to use. Choose two colors that go well together, for example, green and dark purple like the picture above. Choosing fairly basic colors is ideal for car websites as it will make it colorful but not too bright.

Use headings and subheadings on your website to make it easy for people to navigate their way around. A website that people can easily browse will encourage your visitors to stay for longer and return again and again. A bold heading (the word SAVERS in this example) will draw the attention to the main part of the website, and you can change this regularly to whatever you want people to visit first.

4. Simple and Effective

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This website design, while simple, is extremely effective. It s perfect for informative websites that contain information and articles about various cars and other motor vehicles. Red and black are two colors that complement each other very well, and a website like this immediately looks professional, attractive and very well made.

A design like this is ideal for a website that is dedicated to a particular model of car. If you re passionate about one specific car and want to dedicate a website or blog to it, a design like this is just the thing for which you should be aiming. Although it s not necessary to copy this website design exactly, the female model featured here gives the website a look of class and elegance. The red car and the female model are both elegant and attractive; therefore, while they seem different, they re very much alike.

5. Business Car Website

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This is the most popular website design that you ll find when you come across business websites. Although it is fairly plain and the main colors are black and white, the many products that are featured give the website the color and character that is needed. Because the products displayed contain some color anyway, adding bright headers and colorful banners would make the website too bright.

If you re running a website selling cars, car parts or car services, this is the design that will work best. You can present everything neatly on your website and it s very simple and easy for your visitors to find their way around. Make sure that you sort out the products or services into categories to make it extra easy for people to find what they need.

Conclusion

When choosing a car website design, think about the aims and objectives of your website. Once you ve decided what purpose your website is going to serve, you can choose the design, templates and themes. The designs are in no way limited to those featured here, so if you ve any ideas and thoughts, please feel free to share them and leave a comment

Annie is a creative blogger, freelance writer and editor at FunnyScreenshots.com


The 5 Most Expensive Cars of All Time – The Motley Fool #cars #2


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The 5 Most Expensive Cars of All Time

Like rare works of art, classic cars can be a great long-term investment — if you have more money than you know what to do with.

Mar 2, 2014 at 3:00PM

Even the least materialistic among us can appreciate the aesthetics of a well-built car. We certainly spend a lot of time with our cars — the average commuter spends about 38 hours a year just sitting in traffic, and the average daily commute to and from work is a bit less than an hour. But most of us don’t get into exquisitely tuned high-performance supercars to head to the office, which makes the sight of these machines a source of excitement, envy, and wonder.

The typical supercar costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to own and maintain, putting it well beyond reach for most people. But some cars leave the brand-new Lambos, Ferrarris, Bentleys, and Bugattis you might see in the dust — not in terms of raw power, but in costs. The five one-of-a-kind cars I’ll look at here, as ranked by Bloomberg and other sources, set sale records that may not be matched for a long time. The classic-car market has made them its best works of art, but you might think otherwise, so read on to find out what makes them the pinnacle of performance and the peak of prestige.

4th: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider  — $27.5 million

This car turned heads last August, when it was sold to former Tommy Hilfiger honcho Lawrence Stroll for about $10 million more than expected. There were only 10 ever built, and the model’s pedigree includes an appearance in the 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair and ownership by Steve McQueen (one of the film’s headliners), who crashed his car and later tried to buy the model that went up for auction without success. The car sold had only one owner, who would have paid roughly $15,000 for it when new. That turned out to be a pretty good investment for him, as the car appreciated in value by 17.7% a year over the 46 years of his ownership.

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2nd: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa — $40.4 million

This private sale (the car pictured is not the same car, but it is the same model) was nearly twice the old record price for a 250 Testa Rossa, and also became the most expensive car ever sold in Britain, when it was reported by London’s Daily Mail a month ago. The model sold (chassis 0704) was originally a prototype designed by Sergio Scaglietti and went on to win 18 endurance races around the world before becoming part of the Henry Ford Museum’s collection in 1967. Ferrari historian Marcel Massini calls it “one of the top five Ferraris on the planet,” and its price certainly earns it that ranking. This car has never been restored, which is now popular among classic-car collectors as a way to proudly display the vehicle’s true history every time it’s taken out of the garage.

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1st: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO  — $52 million

This particular Ferrari (or at least its model, as the preceding photo does not show the car sold) has been a controversial subject in Ferrari-aficionado circles. It’s been called the “Greatest Ferrari of All Time” by Motor Trend Classic and was nominated as the top sports car of all time by Sports Car International. It is essentially the Mona Lisa of classic cars and has been setting records at auction for almost three decades — a 250 GTO seized from a drug lord in 1984 sold at auction in 1987 for $1.6 million, and prices have generally been going straight up ever since.

This sale, which took place last October, remains the high-water mark for classic car sales in spite of fervent competition. There were only 36 of these 300-horsepower V-12-engined cars produced, and this particular sale (chassis number 5111GT) won the 1963 Tour de France and won its class at the 1963 Coupes du Salon, continuing to race GT events at a high level until a sale in 1965. Like the second-most-valuable car on the list, this Ferrari was also a private sale confirmed by third parties.

However, the rapid rise in sale prices is also stoking fears of a bubble. Ferrari dealer Joe Macari told Bloomberg:

It’s a cult car. If you’re a billionaire, you feel you have to have one. I don’t understand the appeal of them. They’re not very beautiful and they never won Le Mans. I’d rather have a Testa Rossa.

Historic Auto Group founder Dietrich Hatlapa also pointed out:

Price rises of 55% [the last major 250 GTO sale took place last year at a price 49% below this sale] aren’t sustainable in any market. We’re not saying the market is going to collapse. It will probably average out over time.

Rare classic Ferraris have increased in value by roughly 15% a year for decades, so the buyer of this car is likely to turn a profit — eventually.

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Maximize Your Car Trade-In Value with These 5 Tips #honda #car


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5 Ways to Increase a Car s Trade-in Value

The day had finally come and it was time for me to sell my car and obtain an auto loan to buy a brand new vehicle. My old, battered Honda Civic was still in great running condition, and with nearly 180,000 miles on the odometer, had accompanied me on many journeys. But it had seen better days, and the rust, the peeling paint, the nicks and the dents all but convinced me that its trade-in value would be modest at best, backed by all the research I did on its overall worth.

What came as a surprise upon selling it was that I was offered nearly double its Kelley Blue Book trade-in value (and this was after my generously sentimental appraisal of my old four-wheeled companion). That was last year, and some reliable sources have since informed me that the car has had not one, but two possible owners since I sold it, a clear indication that it s further retained what value it still has.

I discovered that day that the trade-in value of my car was much higher than I expected due to a number of relative factors and, that I underestimated its said value due to being misinformed about trade-in values in general.

Granted, it fetched a higher dollar amount since I sold it instead of trading it in, but that s OK. If you re looking to part ways with your vehicle, don t go unprepared. When you understand what affects your car s worth, you ve got a clear path to knowing how to maintain or even raise its value. It can earn you more money for your old ride, therein saving you money when upgrading to a new one, especially when an auto loan is concerned.

How Are Trade-In Values Determined?

To calculate trade-in value, visit the Kelley Blue Book website. You ll be asked to enter the make, model, year, mileage, features and condition of your car, plus whether you re looking to trade it, sell it or if you re just curious for a dollar figure.

But the Kelley Blue Book price goes beyond those simple details. Priced high or low, the trade-in value of cars takes into account other important details.

1. Brand

What s really in a name? A whole lot, according to the writers at High Gear Media. The first name of a vehicle can have a tremendous effect on its resale value, regardless of the condition or quality of the vehicle in question, they said. So, even if your Geo Prizm or Ford Pinto is in tip-top shape, it probably won t command that much coin in the trade-in process.

On the other hand, marques relied on for their reliability namely, Japanese automakers like Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Mazda do demand high resale values, as do many luxury car makers.

2. Transmission

Despite claims that they re better at connecting the driver to the car and to the road, stick shifts have declined in popularity in recent years in favor of the more passive P-R-N-D-3-2-1 of an automatic transmission. In general, an automatic transmission will recoup its cost, typically between $1,000 and $2,000, writes High Gear Media.

And while manual transmissions won t exclude you from trading in, it can be made more difficult due to their decreased demand.

3. Paint, Tech and Mods

Your car s garishly neon pink color is for few people in this world of freeways lined with sober, silver-hued vehicles. So too might be your car s super-hi-fi stereo, which could actually backfire on the resale value if you spent more on it than the car.

Though your Toyota Corolla might hold a solid auto trade-in value, aftermarketing it into a super-modified, super-charged, super-rimmed Formula 1 wannabe won t do you any favors on the resale front. Upgrades and options can detract from a car s value.

4. Mileage

It s worth repeating that mileage affects your car s worth. Even when the exterior, interior and mechanical conditions are ideal, too many miles means a shorter lifespan for your car, and will be reflected by low trade-in values.

Getting the Best Car Trade-in Value

According to Edmunds.com, a new car depreciates in value up to 9 percent in the first minute it s driven off a dealer s lot. After five years, your car holds only 40 percent of its true market value and that s without all the other considerations that can reduce its trade-in value.

Before taking your car to sell or trade in, consider spiffing it up with five of these value boosters.

1. Make Repairs

From major engine problems to minor maintenance issues or cosmetic, paint or upholstery defects, a vehicle in solid running order is one of the most fundamental value boosters. The goal is, after all, to sell your car so someone else can drive it.

Nationwide suggests talking to your mechanic to see if repair costs will outweigh trade-in value. No need to fully restore your car, but a vehicle in like-new condition makes a good lasting impression.

2. Keep It Clean

Wash your car! As well as wax and detail it, too. Appearances count, and if the first thing a buyer or dealer sees is a filthy car, he won t even bother looking under the hood to see what s inside. A few hundred dollars (or less) for a quality car wash could increase the value of your car by thousands.

3. Keep Records

Websites like Carfax.com will have your vehicle s history on file based on its VIN number. Take it to the next step by saving copies of your maintenance and repair receipts. Document everything from oil changes to servicing.

Documenting the vehicle’s service history can increase its value by showing that it’s been well maintained, according to Nationwide.

4. Get It Appraised

Kelley Blue Book or NADA guides can only estimate what your car is worth. Contact a professional appraiser for a full inspection and true valuation of your vehicle. In tandem with repairs made from your mechanic, this will give you more bargaining power when going to trade in your car, and hopefully more value for your ride.

5. Don t Settle

If you ve learned to not take the first offer that comes along from a dealer when shopping for a new car, don t settle for the first dollar figure given to you on a trade-in. One of the best ways to increase the trade-in value of your vehicle is to shop your car around to several places and people for the best offer you can get. You never know when the next dealer will give you top dollar for your investment. And remember: it is an investment.

I realized that my car was worth more than I expected, even in its battered state. If I had done my homework and taken the steps above to improve its resale and trade-in values, I might have gotten an even higher offer.

Remember this when it s time to trade in your vehicle. You might miss the times you had together on the road but you won t miss the added savings your old friend brings you when it s time to buy a new vehicle.


Top 5 Best Car Scratch Remover Products For Car Paintwork #car #insurance #comparison


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Top 5 Best Car Scratch Remover Products

Over the years we have tried many of the car scratch remover products that we have either stocked or have been sent as samples. Some of those we have stuck with and added to our range and others we have let go, either from our own experience or the feedback of customers.

So which of those we seen or our customers provided feedback on do we consider amongst the best car scratch remover products available?

Before we look at the list there is a general rule of thumb that is used when looking to use an off the shelf car scratch remover product on your car.

That rule is when gently sliding your thumb nail over the scratch in your paintwork if your thumb nail jarrs i.e catches in the scratch it is generally considered too deep to be effectively removed by use of a hand applied car scratch remover product alone.

Here we look at our list of top 5 best car scratch remover products that can be used by hand.

Some of theme can also be used with a car polisher, but as most car owners do not own such a machine we have concentrated our list on the best car scratch remover products that can be used by hand.

We have also concentrated on products aimed at removing the scratch, rather than filling it:

More On Our Best Car Scratch Remover Products

Meguiars ScratchX 2.0 Car Scratch Remover:

This new formula, launched a few years back, has been specifically developed for hand application to quickly remove isolated scratches, fingernail marks, paint transfer and parking lot scuffs.

Meguiars unique micro-abrasives correct these defects fast and are completely clear coat safe. Scratch X 2.0  is Meguiars best car scratch remover products, not just a “cover-up” product but is a special formulation designed to completely remove scratches, ensuring that once they are gone, they stay gone!

Farecla G3 Professional Scratch Remover Paste

Farécla have taken their expertise in the bodyshop environment and delivered car owners like you and me the G3 Professional Paste that uses the same Engineered Diminishing Abrasives to effectively remove unsightly surface scratches and scuffs from your car s bodywork without harming the paint surface.

Suitable for all paint types. this technically advanced formula have been developed alongside paint and lacquer manufacturers to make them safe and effective for all paint types.

Meguiars Ultimate Compound

Meguiars latest abrasive technology quickly removes stubborn oxidation, stains, bird dropping blemishes and lighter scratches while polishing the surface to a mirror finish.

Unlike traditional rubbing and scratch removal compounds that scour the surface, the Meguiars clear coat safe micro-abrasives produce an amazingly clear finish that is free from scratches, hazing and swirls.

Poorboys SSR2/2.5

This product is number 3 in the Poorboys range of swirl and scratch removers. The first being SSR1 for light swirls rising to SSR3 for serious heavy duty use.

This product delivered great results on my mazda s paint removing all defects apart from the deeper marks/scratches, it broke down nicely and didn t need a lot in the way of refining to get a great finish with loads of shine

A1 Nano Tech Car Scratch Remover

This German-made product removes scratches using the latest in nano technology. It removes scratches, instead of just covering them over.

Its special nano technology scratch removal agents put it in amongst the best car scratch remover products, having an extremely even particle size, and break down into even smaller nano particles during the rubbing process thus eliminating scratches without new, fine scratches being polished in.

Filling Scratches

Although we have have concentrated this article on scratch removal rather than simply hiding or filling scratches, there are of course some leading products on the market aimed at achieving this.

Some of the best selling and most popular of these products include; Quixx Scratch Remover Kit. Car Plan  (for black paint), Car Pride and JML Mantis. Some of these however do have mixed results and tend mainly to be used when owners are selling their cars.

We hope this article has given you some insight into the various products considered to be amongst the best car scratch remover products on the market. If you have experience of other products please let us know by leaving a comment below.


5 smart reasons for buying a used car #daily #car #insurance


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If your goal is saving money, buying a used car rather than a new one can save you big bucks in several ways.

“I am a big fan of buying used,” says Philip Reed, Edmunds.com senior consumer advice editor. “I think it’s an extremely important way for a family on a budget to save money.”

Jack Nerad, Kelley Blue Book’s executive market analyst, is another cheerleader of buying used. “Used cars are a great value ,” he says. “Cars today are really good and really last a long time. They have longer useful lives than in the ’50s and ’60s when I was growing up.”

While paying a lower purchase price for the same car model used rather than new is the obvious reason to buy a used car, there are others as well.

Even so, Reed cautions that all used cars aren’t created equal. A consumer must do his homework before deciding if a used car is in good or bad shape. With that caveat, here are five of the best reasons to buy a used car .


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5 MOST RELIABLE SMALL CARS

Close But No Cigar: Mazda 3,

With production of the Civic starting in 1972 this model has a long history of reliability with customers. This pick comes with great fuel economy, an environmentally friendly engine and extremely roomy interior perfect for transporting passengers and cargo. With very reasonably base prices you can’t go wrong with the reliable Honda Civic.

After an unveiling in 2004 its popularity grew. This wagon was engineered to catch the eye of younger buyers. It went nationwide in 2005 and has proven to provide good reliability among consumers. It can be easy customized which makes this ride a fun and affordably choice.

The compact Toyota Corolla has continually been one of the world’s best-selling cars. This Asian compact sedan hit the American market in 1969, and 2007 models are still being produced. Reliability, fuel economy, as well as its low purchase price give this compact the edge over the competition.

This compact hatchback was first produced in 2002 and since then has amassed a loyal following. After a small facelift in 2005 The Matrix has proven that it is reliable with a strong and attractive comfortable interior. With great safety ratings and low purchase price this model is a must have.


Used Cars Under $5, 000 Recommended By Edmunds #daewoo #cars


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Used Cars Under $5,000 Recommended By Edmunds

May 14, 2012

Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has launched “The Debt-Free Car Project,” which aims to assure car buyers that they can find a reliable used car for under $5,000 without the burden of monthly payments. Last month, Edmunds.com’s consumer advice editors purchased a 1996 Lexus ES300 for $3,800, and over the next year they will document the vehicle’s performance as part of the company’s long-term car test fleet .

“Not everyone has the credit or steady income to afford monthly car payments, so it’s important to show consumers that they can find a dependable used car for just a few thousand dollars up front,” says Edmunds.com Consumer Advice Editor Ronald Montoya. “We were determined not to buy a beater that would have us visiting a mechanic every month and, like any car buyer, we wanted a car that we would not be ashamed to drive.”

1996 Lexus

Edmunds.com’s consumer advice editors used online resources to find the Lexus at an independent car dealer in Pasadena, CA. The forest green ES300 had 135,000 miles on the odometer and a vehicle history report showed a clean accident record and multiple service visits to a Lexus dealer. After back-and-forth negotiations, the dealer agreed to sell the vehicle for $3,800 out the door. For the full blow-by-blow of Edmunds.com’s shopping and negotiating process for the 1996 Lexus ES300, please visit http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/the-debt-free-car-project.html .

Edmunds.com editors will track the car s fuel, maintenance and repair costs, as well as their anecdotal experiences while driving the car on a daily basis. They’ll drive to and from work, run errands around town and take long road trips with a goal driving it 15,000 miles in the next year. Readers can track the vehicle’s progress on Edmunds’ InsideLine.com’s award-winning Long Term Road Tests blog .

“The Debt-Free Car Project” is just the latest example of Edmunds.com practicing what it preaches. Editors will use the same strategies advocated in a piece published earlier this year that advises consumers “How to Buy and Maintain a Very Inexpensive Car” at http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/how-to-buy-and-maintain-a-very-inexpensive-car.html .

When buying any used car in any price range, it’s always important to ask the seller all the right questions. Edmunds.com provides an outline to make sure you hit all the right points with its Used Car Worksheet at http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/used-car-worksheet.html .


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3. Add a Bit of Color

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If you like the plain white and silver theme but find that it s a little too plain for your liking, why not add a bit of color to it? Your website can still have that clean and tidy look, but with a little extra color to make it more attractive. Before designing your website and adding the colors, think about one or two colors that you would like to use. Choose two colors that go well together, for example, green and dark purple like the picture above. Choosing fairly basic colors is ideal for car websites as it will make it colorful but not too bright.

Use headings and subheadings on your website to make it easy for people to navigate their way around. A website that people can easily browse will encourage your visitors to stay for longer and return again and again. A bold heading (the word SAVERS in this example) will draw the attention to the main part of the website, and you can change this regularly to whatever you want people to visit first.

4. Simple and Effective

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This website design, while simple, is extremely effective. It s perfect for informative websites that contain information and articles about various cars and other motor vehicles. Red and black are two colors that complement each other very well, and a website like this immediately looks professional, attractive and very well made.

A design like this is ideal for a website that is dedicated to a particular model of car. If you re passionate about one specific car and want to dedicate a website or blog to it, a design like this is just the thing for which you should be aiming. Although it s not necessary to copy this website design exactly, the female model featured here gives the website a look of class and elegance. The red car and the female model are both elegant and attractive; therefore, while they seem different, they re very much alike.

5. Business Car Website

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This is the most popular website design that you ll find when you come across business websites. Although it is fairly plain and the main colors are black and white, the many products that are featured give the website the color and character that is needed. Because the products displayed contain some color anyway, adding bright headers and colorful banners would make the website too bright.

If you re running a website selling cars, car parts or car services, this is the design that will work best. You can present everything neatly on your website and it s very simple and easy for your visitors to find their way around. Make sure that you sort out the products or services into categories to make it extra easy for people to find what they need.

Conclusion

When choosing a car website design, think about the aims and objectives of your website. Once you ve decided what purpose your website is going to serve, you can choose the design, templates and themes. The designs are in no way limited to those featured here, so if you ve any ideas and thoughts, please feel free to share them and leave a comment

Annie is a creative blogger, freelance writer and editor at FunnyScreenshots.com