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Why You Want to Buy a 4WD?

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Customers who want to make a shift from their regular compact car or sedan to a sophisticated 4WD should really know why they want to make a shift and what exactly their requirement is. Compared to a compact car or family sedan, a 4×4 is a big size vehicle that comes with greater power. Specifically for those drivers who are new, need to ensure that they’ve got hold of the perfect 4×4 vehicle that matches their lifestyle and fulfils their needs, which includes on-road safety and driver satisfaction. We suggest that prior to visiting the showroom for purchasing a 4WD; you must go over the following crucial considerations: What is the exact purpose of owning a 4WD? What is the real purpose of owning a 4×4 vehicle? Do you intend to take your family for camping in one of the remotest countryside on long weekends or casual outings on the …
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Install Smart Anti-Theft Screws & Avert Plate Thefts

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By installing smart anti-theft screws to the vehicle’s number plates, car owners in Sydney can take the first step towards curbing crime. Most probably, in the next month, the police placed in the Hills region of Kellyville are going to initiate operation Tabella, which will motivate people to make use of tamper-proof and one-way screws. Rob Critchlow, superintendent (commander of The Hills local area) encouraged car owners to make a shift towards tamper-resistant screws. He added that “The theft of number plates is directly connected to other grave offences like frauds and robberies”. Car owners can surely lower the amount of crime by using these smart anti-theft screws. The police from the Hills region will be carrying out a free service at Kellyville Plaza on 13th August 2015 (Thursday) in the Woolworths car park from 10 am to 2 pm. A barbecue will be arranged in the men’s shed. If …
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What Is The Right Time To Buy A Car?

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Well, buying a car is definitely not an easy task, and if you are thinking over to buy a car, you’ll need to plan for making a huge investment. Ideally, you’ll begin your search by looking through the various make and model so that you can determine which one will fit to your precise need and budget. All right, let’s assume, you have found out the ideal car for your needs, now the next crucial thing that comes to your mind is what time will be right to buy it. No matter you’re planning to buy a used or new car, it’s imperative to understand the current trends of car sales which will facilitate you to get a good bargain. Without doubt, buying a car involves researching through the various makes and models, comparing their features and prices, and getting the prices from different dealers for the car that you’ve …
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Suzuki Celerio Vs Nissan Micra ST – [A Comparison Review]

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Well, are you looking for a compact car that comes at an affordable price and at the same time it can comfortably seat your small family, however, you don’t want to compromise on style and simplicity. The compact car segment sales figures precisely indicate that people today are more concerned when it comes to comfort, ease of use and affordability compared to the past years. Last year, overall sales in the compact car segment came down by 31%, which is witnessing further decline of about 37.5% in the current year of 2015. Nonetheless, if you’re a P-plater or just have a small parking space at your home or you have a tight budget, there are good alternatives which you can probably look at. When it comes to sales, Mitsubishi Mirage is truly the leader that comes around $13,500 drive away price right now as per the very recent comparison review …
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End of the Financial Year – What do Car Makers Look At?

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One of the best times to buy a car is when it’s the end of the financial year. The reason is simple – most car manufacturers are looking at increasing sales and meeting sales targets and cars can be bought at some great prices. This year, offers worth more than $15,000 on savings and competitive finance up for grabs. There seems to be a good competition going on between car makers as they hope to boost sales. Deals are being offered by more than a dozen car makers now. This comes amidst strong auto sales in the last few years in the Australian market. June is the strongest month for new car sales and is when most of the deals will finish.  2012 and 2013 saw more than 1.1 million new cars being sold and were Australia’s record-breaking sales periods. Both these years saw excellent mid-year sales. In 2013, the …
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Taxtime Gains – The Time to Buy a New Car

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The best time to buy a car is before the financial year ends. With the year end in sight,  you get hold of some of the best of the deals by car manufacturers. The time to get good deals on cars this year is now. With the Aussie dollar dropping to a two-and-a-half year low against the American Dollar, it is just the time to grab the perfect car bargain. Rob Rennie, Westpac’s Chief Currency Strategist believes that after watching the Australian Dollar fall 12 percent this week which is 92 cents now from $1.05 last year, it should settle near the 88 cents mark. An exchange rate as this one is sure to make alarm bells ring. This is especially because vehicle importers gained a lot due to the considerable growth over the last 2 years with sharper prices and added levels of specifications with the high Aussie Dollar …
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Mitsubishi’s 2016 Outlander Review – As Good As It Gets?

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Australian consumers can soon expect to get a real glimpse of the 2016 Mitsubish Outlander.The Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi has announced that the fresh 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander on its way. Though the model remains firmly established in Australia’s top 10 sellers, the 2016 model Outlander hopes to give Mitsubishi a better future at the hands of its customers. With drastic changes being made under the skin, the car has also received a brand new ‘dynamic shield’ which is just what this model needed to be competitive in the market. The entry-level prices have increased a bit while the mid-range stays the same and a decrease in price can be seen in the top-shelf variants.Comfort Better ride quality, less cabin noise and improved materials are what this model has to offer along with upmarket base cloth and better side bolstering on the seats. The new headlining, instrument panel’s stitching highlights and a …
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4 review

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Scout by name, scout by nature, today’s review car is prepared for any journey you wish to venture upon. The newly revamped Skoda Scout is the latest evolution in a long line of well-equipped and affordable family haulers, with the strength of the Volkswagen group backing the brand. Well engineered, comfortable, and suitable for long trips, the new Skoda Scout is ready to hit the trail when you are. Thanks to simplification of the Skoda lineup, the Scout range has three specification levels to choose from, today’s offering is the middle of range model 132TSI. Featuring the 132kw turbo petrol engine, matched with a 6 speed DSG transmission, the power is put into the ground through the all wheel drive system. This will ensure you have a steady grip on whatever road surface you want to venture upon. This spec model is fitted with Skoda’s GreenTec technology, with automatic engine …
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Autonomous driving and gesture control tech showcased at CES

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Driving is an activity to be enjoyed but at times it becomes a tiresome job for the driver. Present day technology is now going to change this tedious task of driving for the motorists into a fun game and an effortless job. At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, 2015 Mercedes-Benz came up with this news. The Consumer Electronics Show held recently served as the platform for the automobile manufacturers to express their views regarding their future planning about the ease of controlling and driving cars, in particular for the car owners. Gesture controlled driving Controlling a car with gestures is gradually taking over the conventional controlling of a car, these gestures being the smartest means of operating the built-in systems in a car. In addition, improved and faster access to the internet is going to allow tech fans to drive their cars easily offering them sufficient time to do …
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Car-controlling wearables showcased at CES

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For making the vehicles more user-friendly for the drivers of the present day, the car manufacturers across the world are incorporating lifestyle hardware while manufacturing the automobiles. Various types of latest car apps were introduced at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show by the leading international automobile manufacturers, which include Hyundai, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. These apps allow the car owners to get connected with their vehicles and control those even from a considerable distance. Controlling a car with a wearable While car manufacturers have been working on creating different types of user-friendly apps for the last few years, 2015 has seen these apps connected to ‘wearables’ for the first time. Effectively, it means car owners will wear a watch or a band rather than carrying a smartphone. The concept of wearables is exciting – you have those smart watches touted as wearables all along, but that’s not what defines …
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