Author Archives: Loknath Das

Facebook will pull used car ads into its Marketplace

Facebook Facebook Marketplace has been around for a year now. In that time, the social network has gotten a firm grasp on what users are buying and selling on its Craigslist rival. (It’s also made sure to stop you from hocking certain things like, ahem, hedgehogs). But, cute critters were always going to be a niche category anyway. What’s really popping on Marketplace are cars. ... Read More »

GST impact on buying, selling used cars; 4 power points explain it all briefly

This type of transaction is similar to the one in the previous case, except that the buyer is in the course or furtherance of business. The second-hand car market in India is largely unorganised and fragmented. Since the transactions happen in different ways, following are the impact of goods and services tax (GST). Individual sells to individual As per Section ... Read More »

5 Tips For First Time Used Car Buying

The time has come when your 17-year-old hand-me-down and former prized possession finally dies on you. What are you going to do? If the answer to that question is to purchase a used car, there are a number of things to look out for before starting this process. While used cars can save you money without sacrificing the luxury of ... Read More »

2018 GMC YUKON DENALI, MORE REFINED THAN EVER

Scheduled for the Canadian market this coming fall, the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has been upgraded with a more modern design and updated equipment. The company has not yet announced pricing, however. A more sculpted front grille (which evokes those featured on other GMC models like the Acadia and the Terrain), new interior trims in Mastique Ash wood and even a new 10-speed ... Read More »

2018 Honda Civic

Safety and Driver Assistance Rating: All Civics offer six airbags and a backup camera as standard (which is required by law for 2018). Paired with notable crash-test scores, the Civic is a fine option for those who prioritize safety. Front-seat legroom is compromised with a child seat in back, though.   What’s New for 2018? Although the 2018 Civic is available ... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Kona Elite She Says, He Says review

He: Hyundai is a latecomer to the booming baby SUV segment, but it has arrived fashionably late with its new Kona – a bold-looking high-riding hatch based on the latest-generation i30. It is available in three trim levels, each with a choice of either a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine, front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic or a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder with all-wheel ... Read More »

Driving the new car

We are in the midst of the festive season, which is not just about having a good time but also going berserk on a buying spree because everything seems to be attractively priced or available at a discount you can’t do without. A lot of people plan important purchases to coincide with this auspicious phase, especially when it comes to ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, road test

Affordable performance cars are finally catching on, and it’s important to remember that one of the pioneers of this sub-segment was the Octavia RS. We’ve had both the previous Octavias (second one was known as the Laura) and both came with RS variants. This meant sporty body kits, retuned suspension, better brakes, stylish wheels and wild colours, which caught on ... Read More »

2017 Tokyo Motor Show preview: A taste of the wacky, wonderful future

There’s no doubt about it, the Tokyo Motor Show’s importance on the global scene has been on the wane for upwards of two decades. Blame a home market where outside automakers have a tough time cracking the code or the ascent of other international expos like AutoChina. Either way, you could forgive us for not being pumped about covering this week’s ... Read More »

Auto club members help others with cars

Club President Matt Mortimer says participation is open to all who are passionate about cars. The Automotive Enthusiast Club gives students the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about cars. President Matt Mortimer said the club started about a year ago and has been quickly growing ever since. AEC started with five members and is now up to ... Read More »