Car Craft Summer Nationals Prepares for Biggest, Baddest Year Yet with Major Move to Milwaukee – TEN: The Enthusiast Network #used #cars #from #japan


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Car Craft Summer Nationals Prepares for Biggest, Baddest Year Yet with Major Move to Milwaukee

The CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals will uphold its reputation as  America’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars,  as it prepares for the biggest and best event to date, moving to a larger venue at  the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI, just outside Milwaukee, July 17-19, 2015.

 July 17-19, 2015 | Wisconsin State Fair Park | Registration Begins Dec. 10

Showcasing more than 6,000 performance cars and attracting upward of 35,000 enthusiasts from across the country over the course of three days, the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals is an annual celebration of horsepower, torque, and all things automotive. After more than a decade in St. Paul, MN, the change of venue will bring with it many exciting new features in 2015, including a larger and faster autocross, more car show awards, meet-and-greet opportunities with David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of ROADKILL, and much more amid the sights and sounds of thousands of high-horsepower vehicles on display. The CAR CRAFTSummer Nationals continues to be the leading, must-attend event for automotive enthusiasts nationwide.

The Summer Nats grows every year and is one of the biggest shows in the country, but even so, it was time to hit the refresh button and get a larger venue where we could take everything bigger, badder, faster, and louder,” said TEN’s Senior Vice President of Content Strategy David Freiburger.  “I m excited about the opportunities at the Milwaukee Mile, and we ll be adding more and more special activities as show time approaches. People can follow the news at HOTROD.com.

Special Features and Highlights

CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals features include:

  • -Autocross
  • -Dyno Challenge–Test your torque and horsepower against the best!
  • -Miss CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals contest Performance Marketplace
  • -Giveaways and activities from the main stage
  • -CAR CRAFT editors and photographers on-site, generating more editorial content than ever while searching for rides worthy of Editor s Choice awards
  • -Show-‘N’-Shine competition–outstanding rides in 50 + classes, professionally judged and awarded Meet HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of ROADKILL
  • -Burnout competition
  • …and much more!

Participant Registration  

Registration includes the vehicle, entry for driver and copilot, and one goodie bag. Pricing is as follows:

  • -Early bird pre-registration: $40

*Participants must register before Saturday, February 7, 2015 to lock in the early bird rate.

  • -Pre-registration: $50
    *Available until Saturday, May 23, 2015.
  • -On-site registration: $70.
  • For more information and to register, visit CARCRAFT.com .

    Ticketing Information

    Spectator tickets will go on sale at a later date. Stay tuned to CARCRAFT.com for details.

    The CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals takes place July 17-19, 2015 at Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214.  Show hours:

      Friday, July 17 | 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
    • -Saturday, July 18 | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • -Sunday, July 19 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Vendor Information


    Best new-car values biggest bang for your buck – Consumer Reports #auto #sales


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    Our scores reveal which cars deliver the biggest bang for your buck

    Some cars might be inexpensive but leave you feeling unsatisfied. They might not be good values, leaving you feeling as if you have overloaded on junk food. To help you steer clear of those empty calories, we compiled Consumer Reports’ best-value scores. They make it easy to identify which cars provide the most for your money and which ones could leave you feeling ripped off down the road.

    To calculate our value Ratings, we analyzed more than 200 recently tested vehicles, focusing on road-test scores, predicted reliability, and five-year owner-cost estimates. The better a car performs in our tests and reliability Ratings, and the less it costs to own over time, the better its value. The best car represents about twice the value as the average car.

    Hybrids generally did well in our analysis, especially the Toyota and Lexus hybrids and the Lincoln MKZ. None of them are a bargain, but they’re good values because they delight you with luxury or convenience at every turn, don’t require frequent trips to the dealer, and won’t soak your bank account every month.

    This year’s best value is the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Smooth and capable—but not exciting—our model’s $29,000 as-tested price is affordable for the roominess, comfort, and all-around functionality it delivers. Its 38 mpg overall is impressive for a midsized sedan. And it’s stone-cold reliable. Which means that your dollar goes about twice as far with a Camry Hybrid as with the average-value car, according to our analysis.

    Sure, you could buy the comparable Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for about $2,300 less than the Camry Hybrid XLE. But the Sonata’s jerky transitions from gas to electric irritated our testers. Its predicted reliability is less stellar than that of the Camry Hybrid. And its 33-mpg overall barely surpasses the best nonhybrid sedans, which cost less. In the end, the Sonata Hybrid represents merely an average value.

    The bottom of the pack has a mix of expensive, unreliable German luxury sedans, big SUVs with voracious fuel appetites, and outdated and noncompetitive small Jeeps. But not all SUVs are poor values.

    The complete story (available to online subscribers) digs deep into the data, and it is followed by more than a dozen charts detailing the findings, including projected cost per mile.


    8 Biggest Used Car Lies and How To Expose Them #car #find


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    8 Biggest Used Car Lies and How To Expose Them

    NEW YORK (MainStreet ) — Used car buying is a high-stakes game of trust and confidence that can leave buyers on their backsides and sellers empty-handed if there’s a shred of concern.

    The average American car has been on the road for 11 years, according to auto industry research group Polk. The recent economic downturn made drivers reluctant to part with their old beaters and forced buyers in need of a car to flock to used car lots. That reduced supplies dramatically and increased used car prices by a third since 2008. That makes even a well-loved vehicle a costly bet for wary consumers.

    That risk is just amplified online, when consumers don’t have access to the vehicles being sold and are relying heavily on the seller’s word. So how does a used car buyer shop online without coming across as a sucker willing to throw money at the first too-good-to-be-true deal he or she clicks on?

    In an effort to soothe buyers’ nerves, the editors at auto research and shopping site CarGurus combed through user comments, discussion questions and dealer reviews to help us identify issues that most concern, annoy or rattle consumers buying used car online. The following are the eight biggest fears consumers have about online car buying and some advice to help them along:

    1. Am I getting a good deal? If a consumer sees a good price online but has no idea what’s going on under the hood, how do they know they’re making a sound purchase?

    What to do? Use pricing resources such as CarGurus. Kelly Blue Book. TrueCar or Edmunds to do your price homework. CarGurus, for example, uses algorithms to analyze, value and rank local car listings according to whether they are great, good, fair, poor or overpriced. Along with similar tools on other sites, it’s a good way to see how local car listings and deals stack up.

    2. Is it a lemon? A consumer finds a great deal on a used car, but has a nagging suspicion that there’s something wrong with it.

    What to do? For starters, request a vehicle history report from CarFax or Experian’s AutoCheck. Most dealers will have this on hand, but it doesn’t hurt to order it yourself. If there are still concerns, show the car to a licensed mechanic. It’ll cost you, but the peace of mind is worth it.

    3. “This deal won’t last!” A consumer finds a great deal, but the listing puts them on the clock.

    What to do? According to a CarGurus study, most used cars take on average 30 days to sell, so don’t panic. At CarGurus, TrueCar and elsewhere, you can check the price history and days on market of available car listings, which can help consumers gauge just how much time and leverage they have.

    4. No response: A potential buyer contacts a dealer about a car listing online and hours, days and weeks go by without a peep.

    What to do? Most dealerships today have dedicated Internet sales departments that are very responsive to online queries about their stock. If a dealer doesn’t get back to you within a day about a car, though, call the dealership directly.

    5. They won’t stop calling: A handful of car inquiries results in multiple phone calls and emails a day from various dealerships that a consumer can’t keep track of.

    What to do? Back them off. Call back and have them take you off their call lists or give them a specific date to let you know if the car of interest is still available. They’re coming on a little strong and they need to cool it.

    6. Bait, meet switch: What looks like a great deal online turns out to be not quite as advertised, if it exists at all.

    What to do? Take it walking. If a consumer confirms all the specs and asks a dealer to guarantee that the exact car in the ad will be there when you arrive for your test drive and it’s still not on the lot when you get there, just move along. A dealer you even suspect of playing down to the bad used car dealer stereotype and pulling a scam that predates the Edsel isn’t someone you want to waste words on, never mind cash.

    7. Should I keep looking? A shopper finds a great car, but thinks a better deal might be a search away.

    What to do? One of the benefits of shopping online for a used car is that you can cover a lot of vehicles and mileage in a little time. Sometimes it pays to increase the search radius a bit. A CarGurus study showed that prices can vary considerably (up to 10%) from region to region, and even between rural and urban dealerships. The latter tend to offer the sweetest deals.

    8. Can I trust the dealer? There’s that trust issue again. Is the dealer really nice and helpful, or is the insecure buyer just a naive rube?

    What to do? American comedy has built hours of material on the backs of bad used car dealers, but CarGurus found that 70% of reviewed dealerships got high marks from consumers. That means roughly three-quarters of the dealers out there are as helpful as they seem, but that other 30% is the reason auto pricing sites exist.

    — Written by Jason Notte in Boston.

    To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte.

    To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham.


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    Earnings And Employment In Canada: Garbage, Debt Collectors Among Wage Winners #statscan #employment #numbers,biggest #pay #hikes #canada,biggest #wage #hikes #canada,pay #hikes #canada,wage #hikes #canada,statscan #payroll #employment #earnings


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    Earnings And Employment In Canada: Garbage, Debt Collectors Among Wage Winners

    Now might be the right time to get into the garbage collecting business — or the debt collecting business.

    Canada’s garbage collectors, debt collectors, call centre operators and temp agency workers are among the people seeing the biggest wage hikes in the country, according to StatsCan’s latest data on payroll employment, earnings and hours .

    The agency says people in the broad business sector known as “administrative and support, waste management and remediation services” saw wage hikes of more than eight per cent, on average, in the past year.

    That sector includes garbage collection and hazardous waste removal, but also includes numerous other businesses that support other businesses, such as call centres, debt collection agencies, and even janitorial and landscaping services.

    Employees in these businesses are seeing much larger wage gains than the Canadian average, where earnings overall rose 2.6 per cent in the past year, StatsCan says.

    And the people seeing the worst wage gains? Management, apparently (and perhaps surprisingly), which saw wages drop a steep 3.9 per cent in one year.

    A word of warning about this data: Just because wages are going up in an industry doesn’t mean the industry is actually hiring. For instance, manufacturing saw wage hikes of 3.5 per cent, but total hiring was actually down one per cent on the year .

    All the same, here’s the salary breakdown by industry:

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  • AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS BY PROVINCE

  • Nationally, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were 909 in February. On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 3.1%.

  • The average weekly earnings here rose from 800.20 to 810.58 for a modest increase of 1.3 per cent year-over-year.

  • In this province, the average weekly wage rose from 858.54 to 875.45, for a year-over-year increase of two per cent.

  • The weekly average paycheque in P.E.I grew from 733.33 to 748.30, which equals a two per cent increase year over year.

  • The average weekly earnings of a worker in this province grew from 892.55 to 917.43 for a 2.8 per cent increase year-over-year.

  • The average weekly paycheque in this province grew from 810.75 to 833.71 for a year-over-year increase of 2.8 per cent.

  • The weekly earnings of the average worker in Manitoba grew from 807.77 to 832.68 for an increase of 3.1 per cent year-over-year.

  • The average weekly wage increased from 771.20 to 796.45 for a year-over-year increase of 3.3 per cent.

  • The average weekly paycheque in this province grew from 912.86 to 946.27, for a 3.7 per cent change year-over-year.

  • The average weekly paycheque here grew from 906.37 in 2012 to 941.20 in 2013, for an increase of 3.8 per cent.

  • The biggest increase occurred in this province, where the average weekly paycheque grew from 1,051.91 in 2012 to 1,099.77 for a year-over-year increase of 4.5 per cent.


  • The Car Dealership s Biggest Secret! #new #car


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    The Car Dealership’s BIGGEST Secret — Revealed!

    Consumer advocate, former car salesman

    Congratulations. You’ve successfully negotiated the purchase price of your new or used car or truck. You’ve made a great deal.

    Next you’re ushered into the dealership’s “Business Office” – also known as the “F margin: 0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://www.awltovhc.com/image-709937-10357638″ />. Once at the dealership, compare your best offer with the dealership’s offer and decide which is the best deal for you.

    3. Try to negotiate the interest rate.

    If you were unable to qualify for financing from any bank, credit union or online financier, then you’ll probably have to go with dealership financing. And your auto loan will probably have a relatively high interest rate since you are considered a “credit risk.” Nonetheless, if you feel that the interest rate that the Business Manager offers you is unreasonably high, ask her to lower it.

    4. Think twice about the “extras.”

    Each “extra” you purchase means another commission to the Business Manager. But do you really need these “extras”? Probably not. For example, you’ll certainly be offered an Extended Service Warranty. All new cars and trucks come with comprehensive warranties so you don’t need to buy another one. As for Paint Protection, you can apply it yourself by buying any inexpensive “over-the-counter” polymer sealant car wax. You can apply Fabric Protection yourself by buying a can of Scotchgard. You may be able to purchase Window Tinting, Alarm Systems, Pinstriping and other after-market items cheaper on your own. Rustproofing is usually applied in the factory so you certainly don’t need to pay twice for it.

    5. Take the time to learn.

    Be sure to get the necessary facts before you go to the dealership to buy. Take the time to do your research. It’ll pay off big time in the long run.

    Be a smart car buyer. Get a free price quote. Click here.

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    8 Biggest Used Car Lies and How To Expose Them #car #bill #of #sale


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    8 Biggest Used Car Lies and How To Expose Them

    NEW YORK (MainStreet ) — Used car buying is a high-stakes game of trust and confidence that can leave buyers on their backsides and sellers empty-handed if there’s a shred of concern.

    The average American car has been on the road for 11 years, according to auto industry research group Polk. The recent economic downturn made drivers reluctant to part with their old beaters and forced buyers in need of a car to flock to used car lots. That reduced supplies dramatically and increased used car prices by a third since 2008. That makes even a well-loved vehicle a costly bet for wary consumers.

    That risk is just amplified online, when consumers don’t have access to the vehicles being sold and are relying heavily on the seller’s word. So how does a used car buyer shop online without coming across as a sucker willing to throw money at the first too-good-to-be-true deal he or she clicks on?

    In an effort to soothe buyers’ nerves, the editors at auto research and shopping site CarGurus combed through user comments, discussion questions and dealer reviews to help us identify issues that most concern, annoy or rattle consumers buying used car online. The following are the eight biggest fears consumers have about online car buying and some advice to help them along:

    1. Am I getting a good deal? If a consumer sees a good price online but has no idea what’s going on under the hood, how do they know they’re making a sound purchase?

    What to do? Use pricing resources such as CarGurus. Kelly Blue Book. TrueCar or Edmunds to do your price homework. CarGurus, for example, uses algorithms to analyze, value and rank local car listings according to whether they are great, good, fair, poor or overpriced. Along with similar tools on other sites, it’s a good way to see how local car listings and deals stack up.

    2. Is it a lemon? A consumer finds a great deal on a used car, but has a nagging suspicion that there’s something wrong with it.

    What to do? For starters, request a vehicle history report from CarFax or Experian’s AutoCheck. Most dealers will have this on hand, but it doesn’t hurt to order it yourself. If there are still concerns, show the car to a licensed mechanic. It’ll cost you, but the peace of mind is worth it.

    3. “This deal won’t last!” A consumer finds a great deal, but the listing puts them on the clock.

    What to do? According to a CarGurus study, most used cars take on average 30 days to sell, so don’t panic. At CarGurus, TrueCar and elsewhere, you can check the price history and days on market of available car listings, which can help consumers gauge just how much time and leverage they have.

    4. No response: A potential buyer contacts a dealer about a car listing online and hours, days and weeks go by without a peep.

    What to do? Most dealerships today have dedicated Internet sales departments that are very responsive to online queries about their stock. If a dealer doesn’t get back to you within a day about a car, though, call the dealership directly.

    5. They won’t stop calling: A handful of car inquiries results in multiple phone calls and emails a day from various dealerships that a consumer can’t keep track of.

    What to do? Back them off. Call back and have them take you off their call lists or give them a specific date to let you know if the car of interest is still available. They’re coming on a little strong and they need to cool it.

    6. Bait, meet switch: What looks like a great deal online turns out to be not quite as advertised, if it exists at all.

    What to do? Take it walking. If a consumer confirms all the specs and asks a dealer to guarantee that the exact car in the ad will be there when you arrive for your test drive and it’s still not on the lot when you get there, just move along. A dealer you even suspect of playing down to the bad used car dealer stereotype and pulling a scam that predates the Edsel isn’t someone you want to waste words on, never mind cash.

    7. Should I keep looking? A shopper finds a great car, but thinks a better deal might be a search away.

    What to do? One of the benefits of shopping online for a used car is that you can cover a lot of vehicles and mileage in a little time. Sometimes it pays to increase the search radius a bit. A CarGurus study showed that prices can vary considerably (up to 10%) from region to region, and even between rural and urban dealerships. The latter tend to offer the sweetest deals.

    8. Can I trust the dealer? There’s that trust issue again. Is the dealer really nice and helpful, or is the insecure buyer just a naive rube?

    What to do? American comedy has built hours of material on the backs of bad used car dealers, but CarGurus found that 70% of reviewed dealerships got high marks from consumers. That means roughly three-quarters of the dealers out there are as helpful as they seem, but that other 30% is the reason auto pricing sites exist.

    — Written by Jason Notte in Boston.

    To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte.

    To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham.


    Top 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Car #performance #car #insurance


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    Top 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Car

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    5 Car Buying Mistakes to Avoid

    When you re in the market for a new vehicle, the best thing you can do for yourself is be prepared. So here are the 5 biggest mistakes to avoid when purchasing your next vehicle:

    1. Thinking in terms of monthly payment. Not very many people walk into a car dealership and plan on writing a check or paying cash for their vehicle, and the salespeople know this. In fact, many of them rely on this fact in their sales pitch. This also explains why the negotiation almost always revolves around how much you can afford to pay for the car each month. But focusing on a monthly budget is by far the easiest way to spend too much on your next vehicle. When negotiating a price, the dealer can do a number of things to make almost any vehicle fit your budget. They can do this by adjusting interest on the interest rate. offer you a longer term on the loan, or restructure the financing in a way that creates a payment that fits into your budget. It may not seem like a big deal, but even a few extra percentage points or an additional year on the loan can add thousands of dollars to the total cost of the vehicle. When the average car payment in the U.S. has been between $471 and $482 per month for the last few years, it s worth looking at what that money is actually getting you.
    1. Buying new versus used. A vehicle is not an investment – at least not a good one. Vehicles depreciate in value quickly, so when you buy a new vehicle, you can expect it to continuously decrease in value from the moment you take ownership. In fact, a new car typically decreases in value by 25%-40% in the first two years. The best thing you can do is to let someone else take the initial 40% hit by buying a slightly used vehicle that is a year or two old.

    Years ago, there was a good reason to buy new and that was for the warranty. Today, most vehicles have longer warranties that can still be in effect even if you buy a car that is a few years old. Additionally, you can often opt to purchase an extended warranty, which is typically far cheaper than the value the car lost in the first year or two.

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    1. Choosing the wrong vehicle. Are you a single person who needs a vehicle just to get you to and from work every day? Then you probably don’t need that $45,000 SUV that seats eight and can tow 5,000 pounds. You want a vehicle that meets your specific needs. Sure, there are a lot of cars and trucks out there that will turn heads, but keep in mind that many of these will come at a premium.
  • Not taking into consideration other costs. The actual cost of the vehicle is important, but what is often overlooked are all of the hidden long-term maintenance and insurance costs that go along with a vehicle. Keep in mind that car insurance premiums typically increase with the value of a vehicle, so buying a more expensive vehicle will increase your annual insurance costs. This can amount to hundreds, if not a thousand dollars or more per year.

    In addition to insurance, you have to take into account all of the maintenance costs. Vehicles need oil changes, new brakes, air filters, tires, and much more. Luxury or performance models are generally going to require higher end replacement parts that can cost much more than their standard counterpart.

    Finally, you need to consider gas consumption. The average person will drive between 10,000 and 15,000 miles per year. A vehicle that gets an average of 30 miles per gallon with today’s gas prices. you can expect to spend between $1,000 and $1,500 per year on gas alone. Now, consider a vehicle that only gets about 15 miles per gallon. Now you’re spending $2,000 and $3,000 each year.

    When you think about it, by the time you factor in gas, oil changes. insurance and regular maintenance, you can expect to spend $3,000 to $5,000 in addition to your monthly car payment each year!

  • Putting $0 down. There are a lot of incentives when it comes to buying a car, and you can often put yourself in a brand new vehicle of your choice with no money down. Sounds great, right? Not so fast. Remember, vehicles depreciate rapidly, so if you finance the full purchase price, you often find yourself upside down on the loan immediately.

    Being upside down simply means that you owe more than the car is worth. Remember, there are taxes and other fees that go into a new car purchase, and they are typically rolled into the loan if you don’t put anything down. That means as soon as you drive it off the lot, you owe more money to the bank or dealership than the vehicle is actually worth.

    This is a very bad idea if you intend on selling or trading the car in before the loan is paid off. If after three years you need to get a new vehicle and you owe $10,000 while the car is only worth $8,000, you will have to either pay $2,000 out of your pocket, or finance that into your new loan. It may feel good to walk out of the dealership with a brand new car without having to fork over a dime up front, but it will cost you.

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