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Insider: Five Ideas for Racing-Themed Vacations

Do you arrange your weekends around every televised NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One or FIA World Endurance Championship race? Is your idea of a fun day out obsessing over every car at the car show or heading out to your local track to watch the drag races? If you live and breathe cars and racing, then it should also be a no-brainer to theme your next vacation around your passion. Here are five ideas for planning an amazing racing-themed getaway. 1. Get in on the Action Why watch from the sidelines when you can jump into the fray? Many drag tracks …

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Industry Insider – Car Loans: Understanding Your Options

Regardless of whether you are considering a new car or one that is used, it is important that you understand all of the options available when it comes to auto loans. Because a vehicle is one of life’s major purchases, taking the time to research and determine the best loan type for your situation is a vital step in the process of buying a car. The Most Common Types of Automobile Loans Simple interest loans may be the most widely used type of auto loan; this kind of loan has an interest rate that is based on the outstanding balance …

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Insider: Don’t Buy a Used Truck Without Completing This Checklist

Many auto dealerships only sell “certified” used cars, but you should still go over the vehicle with a fine-toothed comb. Kicking the tires isn’t enough. Perform the following eight actions before you say, “I’ll take it.” 1. Shop in Daylight Don’t shop for your used truck at night. Examine any vehicle in full daylight on level ground. This ensures you see all defects and levels out engine fluids. When you browse Southwest Motors full line up of used Trucks or any other dealer’s inventory, it’s best to do it in bright daylight.   2. Inspect Joints Run your fingers along …

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Meet MrOwl – Your Personalized Interests, News and Imagination Engine

A free new curator that holds all your interests in one place?  Then expands and grows with help from millions of like-minded web-surfers? MrOwl is promising just that with its roll-out of a system for storing and discovering hyper-specialized interest areas.  Collaborative topic branches intend to make MrOwl into the best of forums and visual discovery engines. We took the leap and tried it out this week with a few new @Car_Revs_Daily branches.  We started with the idea of a luxury sedans ranking, but realized the better way to organize might be by car brand. What does all this mean?  …

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Insider: Get the Right Auto Insurance for You

It can be frustrating shopping for car insurance. Nevertheless, it is the law and a necessary evil. That doesn’t mean you should waste your money on a plan that leaves you vulnerable. Everyone has different needs. Simply going with the most affordable plan may cost you in the long run. It is important to understand the different coverages, so you can be an educated consumer. Requirements Anyone who owns a car that they drive on public roads is required by law to have at least liability insurance. This is one of the costliest types of insurance. This is no surprise. …

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Insider: 7 Luxury Car Brands That Can Be Affordable Through Leasing   

If you’re ready to visit the car dealership and pick out your brand new car to purchase, you may want to stop yourself and consider leasing. With a vehicle lease, you can potentially pay much less and drive a higher end car. A car with a reputation for luxury may not be in your reach for an outright purchase, but a lease agreement may help you drive home with it today. Here are seven luxury brands that offer affordable options for consumers who lease. 1. BMW One of the top luxury brands that consumers strive for is BMW. This German …

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Insider: Four Benefits of Leasing a Car

Will you buy, or will you lease? It’s a question many prospective car owners have asked themselves. If you’re in that situation right now, there are plenty of things for you to look at when making your decision. How long do you plan on using the car? Do you value a lower overall cost, or lower monthly costs? Leasing might not be the right option for everyone, but you could be surprised by how many benefits it actually offers. It might even be enough to gain a bit of an edge over more the more traditional option of buying! Lower …

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Insider: What You Should Know About Buying a New Car

There comes a time in most people’s lives when it is time to buy a new car.  Perhaps you are starting a family, moving to a new place, or your old clunker finally gave out on you.  Whatever the case, there are similar guidelines to follow to make sure you get the car you need.  Here is what you should know before buying a car. Consider Selling Your Old Car Need some extra cash to invest in your new car?  There is no better way than to get rid of your old car.  There are many car buyers on the …

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How Lehman, Obama and Tesla Changed the Car Business – By J.R. Anderson

    Early in the recession, after President Obama bailed out the auto industry, I noticed the largest shift we have ever seen in the auto industry. The majority of vehicles produced before 2010 featured cheap plastic interiors, faux wood grain, uninspired designs, and confusing electronic equipment systems. In those days, most vehicles had terrible handling and very little effort to better fuel economy. In fact, for a while I questioned whether manufacturers and dealers were in cahoots to make vehicles that would ensure customers return for repairs. Then, a few things happened simultaneously. 2008 we experienced the worst recession …

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