Tag Archives: Car

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »

Polish new car registrations jump 16.4% in August

Registrations in August were down 5.7 percent from July. Samar said institutional clients were the driving force behind the year-on-year growth in registrations last month. WARSAW: New car registrations in Poland jumped 16.4 percent last month from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, helped by corporate purchases as a strong economy enabled companies to spend more. Registrations of cars, vans and ... Read More »

What If Your Future Car Was Hooked Up to Your Brain?

LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats demonstrates the Roadable Synapse. / © Museum Associates/LACMA With all the attention and money invested into autonomous cars in the past few years, we may have started to take for granted that the future belongs to driverless vehicles. Jonathon Keats is not so quick to succumb to this assumption. Instead, he ... Read More »

Car Review: Need more space in a compact? The 2017 Honda Civic Hatch delivers

WASHINGTON — 2017 seems to be the year of the compact hatchbacks again with Chevy and now Honda adding the once popular five-door hatches back to their lineups. For years, Volkswagen, Mazda and Ford have pretty much been the big players in the compact hatch market. Now, you have three choices of how many doors you want with your Honda ... Read More »

Car Finance Report: Used Car Values

Last month the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority told banks and carmaker finance arms to stress-test their businesses and ask what would happen if the value of used cars on PCPs fell by 30%. It wants to know that they are lending conservatively amid fears that some of the Guaranteed Minimum Future Values that underpin PCPs are too optimistic. ... Read More »

New car sales in UK fall for fifth straight month

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Tesla’s Growing Used Car Sales

As the media never tires of reminding us, the price of a new electric vehicle is still considerably higher than that of a (supposedly) comparable gas-burner. However, one point that is seldom discussed is that a huge slice of the auto market consists of used vehicles. Millions of car owners go through their entire lives without ever considering the purchase ... Read More »

Branded used car firms lobbying for lower GST rate

Used cars attract GST rate of 28% or 43% on gross margin depending on the fuel type and engine size, as is the case with new cars. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Mumbai: Big Boy Toyz, a Gurugram-based firm that specializes in selling used super luxury cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys, has put its expansion on hold because of a goods ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing

Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that vision — Smart’s Vision EQ Fortwo concept vehicle — will be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show next month. The EQ Fortwo is a level five, fully autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals. Via ... Read More »

Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form of a concept that Smart describes as a fully self-driving electric car ideal for shared urban mobility. That’s already a lot of ... Read More »