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Top Cars for Seniors

Senior citizens are often a forgotten consumer groups in automotive industry, yet one with great investment potential. Their needs are specific and so will be the models categorized for them. We bring you a list of top cars for senior citizens that can fulfill their needs and offer right kind of support they deserve.

Hyundai Sonata – One of the best car options for senior citizens, it is pleasant to pockets, spacious, comfortable, and with relatively simpler controls. Equipped with a 2.4-litre engine it delivers a fuel economy of 29mpg. Its’ pricing starts from $22, 000.

Volvo S80 – In case, your grandparents have a taste for some extra style and charm, Volvo S80 is the perfect option that will even fit their bills. The Swedish car has earned high scores for its safety features and comes with a bundle of hi-tech assets.

Subaru Forester – In case the elder members of your family are adventurous or like to travel with complete family, than this is the car for them. Subaru Forester is one of the best cars for old drivers owing to its reliability, safety features, affordability, and large cargo space.

Honda Fit – A little hatchback with large cargo space, outstanding performance, and inspiring fuel economy. It mileage figure stands at 33mpg and is also available with 6-speed manual transmission.

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Car and Driver Reveals 10 Best Cars of 2016

It’s that time of year. Time to take a look at Car and Driver’s 10Best.

10Best involves more than drawing up lists of their sub-$80,000 favorites. Every year they enter their weeklong evalu­ation looking for new and improved combinations of virtues: value and engagement, performance and poise, sights and sounds, soul and character.

The cars that earn this award do more than merely succeed on one or two criteria; they come  fully formed, polished, complete. But how do they get that way? This year they delve deeper into their winners’ makings to better explain why they won.

Who builds and develops these cars? Where? How do they go about it? What is a 10Bester truly made of? There are, of course, varied answers because cars are not simple things.

You do not buy them on Etsy, and they’re not running a Maker Faire here. Automobiles are still the most complex and technologically advanced consumer products that man has ever devised.

Find out which cars are on their top 10 list for 2016.

Follow this advice when buying a used car

Whether it’s from another person or from a dealership, it’s important to take your time and be diligent when buying a used car. Follow these tips from other drivers and you should have no problem at all.

Know your limit.

I’m talking financially and, in a way, logically. What I mean is “I have $5000 to buy this compact sedan so I save money, drive my small family and can park in the city much…oooooo look a mustang!” isn’t logical and beyond what you need (no matter what your inner child says).

Do your research.
The most important thing I do and I’ve bought/sold a total of 20 used cars in as many years without ever having bought a lemon is:

Research the model to death (sometimes to a fault) to understand what model I want, known weak points, typical repair and cost intervals and price points. I use fan/blogs for that model vehicle when possible.

Go to used car auctions.
You likely won’t be able to do a pre-vehicle inspection with your mechanic, but you will have a good opportunity to save a lot of money. You may have some gremlins to deal with, but overall you’ll probably come out on top.

My Dad has done this on his last 3 Volvo’s and despite the mechanical issues he ran into with 2 out of 3 of them, he was thousands ahead of the curve compared to what e-bay or dealerships wanted for the same make, model, and year.

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How to get the best deal on a new car this month

May is a good month to be in the market for a new car. If you’ve been out car shopping, you’ve probably noticed that finding a good deal isn’t too difficult no matter what you’re looking for – an inexpensive sedan, a luxury coupe, a sport utility vehicle for your whole family or a pickup truck to get some work done.

Using data provided by TrueCar.com, Autoblog compiled a list of the ten best new car deals for May. Whether you want to lease for the lowest payment possible or have the cash to buy outright, you’ll be able to find a good deal this month.

If you’re in the market for a new car, check out their list to find out which models offer the best bang for the buck. These deals won’t last forever.

Pump up your tires to improve your gas mileage

If your vehicle isn’t living up to your expectations in terms of gas mileage, there are things you can do to help and they’re as simple as pumping up your tires and regular maintenance.

Tires are perhaps the most overlooked parts on a car, though they’re certainly one the most important. Remember, they’re the only components that ever touch the road, or at least they should be. Running over- or as is more likely the case, under-inflated rubbers is not just bad for fuel economy and the tires themselves but it’s also a safety issue.

Not having enough air in them increases rolling resistance, friction and causes excess heat to build up, which can have a detrimental effect on their longevity. Keep a gauge handy and try to check your vehicle’s tire pressure at least once a month.

Modern cars and trucks are marvels of engineering. They’re capable of racking up hundreds of thousands of miles over decades of faithful service, all while delivering impressive efficiency and the creature comforts of a living room.

But maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle running its best and minimizing fuel consumption. It may not seem like that big a deal but stay on top of oil changes, replace the air filter when necessary and throw some fuel-system cleaner in the tank every now and then. These little tricks will go a long way to boosting your mileage, though as always it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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