The Volkswagen Golf has once again proved to be a hit with buyers in Europe and Germany last year.
Enforcement Department (JSPT) announced today that they issued at least 9,000 summonses against the use
Judging by how its unusual for CBU cars to wear Pahang trade plates and VW has a plant in Pekan, this
Image creditThe eighth-generation of Volkswagens iconic hatchback, the Mk8 VW Golf, makes its official
, the strategy targets a market share of more than 50% for full-electric vehicles by 2030.Under the VW
and has 190 PS and 320 Nm from the 2.0-litre TSI mill that is paired to a 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch
Why buy a brand new Perodua Myvi when you can get a used VW Jetta for around the same money, or less?
Leave it to us to clear it up for you in this weeks buying guide.At a glance - 4 variantsInstead of just
The event will also be run on all VW dealerships social media too.Passat Elegance pictured.Offers during
inspect your brakes here.Q: How to engine brake with shiftronic or tiptronic automatic?
But you must be thinking, VW already has an ID brand for their EV range, why do they need to revive the
Remember the VW Golf GTI Mk8 spyshot we ran a month ago?
Even though many, if not most new cars are now equipped with ABS, most car owners dont know how it works
variant.Other than that, the top spec Mazda 2 is equipped with head-up display, reverse camera, and paddle
Vios.Most cars have the switches on the stalk, but on some cars, they can be buttons.Meanwhile, other cars use
has the ease of use to sell to customers?
Grip was not a problem, as VW slapped its 4Motion all-wheel drive system on it, and drivers got to bang
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keep guessing as theres tons of pictures out there that shows how it looks:2021 VW Arteon R-Line facelift
competitors use a multi-link equivalent.The TNGA platform definitely has the substance to substantiate
range-topping 2020 Honda City Turbo RS.Powered by a 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine, it churns 122 PS and 173 Nm to
playing cupid with their “Score a Fling” social media campaign.From now until 29th February, VW
electrification.Christian Dahlheim, VW Group’s head of sales, said the move will be driven partly
Honda City introduced a number of segment-first features, including a two-step reclining rear seat, paddle
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Apart from getting both the Daihatsu Rocky and the Toyota Raize, Indonesians will also able to get a
Indonesia is also offering the Toyota Raize with a GR Sport variant, offering an all-round bodykit and paddle
Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) confirmed today that the all-new eighth generation Golf is unlikely to
numbers from JATO Dynamics.In fact, its the first-ever EV SUV to do so.
facelift is now available for those looking for a more aggressive looking BR-V that even comes with paddle
Cars names and their costs, : Renault Duster - 8.26 Lakhs Skoda Rapid. - 7.95 Lakhs Ford Ecosport - 7.37 Lakhs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - 7.79 Lakhs Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna - 7.98 Lakhs Honda city -8.02 Lakhs. ,Detailed list, : If you’re in the market to buy a new car and you have approximately Rs. 10 lakhs to spend, give or take a few lakhs, then you might find yourself spoilt for choice. Its obviously not a bad thing, but making a decision will be tough, especially if you’re not certain which segment suits your needs the best. There’s so much to choose from. You’ve got hot hatches, sedans, MPVs, small SUVs and even a pick-up truck if you fancy one. 5. VOLKSWAGEN POLO GT TSI One of the hottest hatchback’s on sale in India currently, the Polo GT TSI combines the standard car’s practicality with performance. It is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged TSI motor producing 104bhp and 175Nm of torque making it one of the most powerful hatchbacks on sale right now. That engine combined with VW’s 7 speed DSG dual clutch ‘box and what you get is car that is an absolute pleasure to drive. The recent facelift has also made the cabin a better place to be in. Build quality is top notch and the car rides well too hitting speeds of 150km/h with ease. On the outside there’s not much to differentiate the GT from the standard car except for a badge on the grille and a sticker on the C-pillar. The Polo GT TSI is a bit expensive and hence, doesn’t appeal to the masses. Add to that high spare prices and you get a car that’s an absolute peach on the road, something the purists love and the general public doesn’t see the point of. Price: Rs. 8.58 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) Engine: 1.2 litre TSI petrol (104bhp & 175Nm) Transmission: Automatic 7-speed DSG 4. FORD ECOSPORT Ford’s compact SUV took India by storm with customers flocking to dealerships to get their hands on one. Such was its popularity that Ford had to cease booking for a period because the rate of production couldn’t keep pace with the demand. Even today the EcoSport is doing really well averaging around 3,000-4,000 units a month and it’s not hard to see why. Its got the looks, its packed with features, being a Ford its good to drive and its got very good engines. The SUV-like exterior with a rear mounted spare wheel and high ground clearance has been a hit with Indian customers and also helps in tackling our roads. Inside there’s as much space a big hatchback and the feature list is never ending. Combine that with great engines and great driving dynamics what you get is a vehicle that is hard to fault. If there is one fault with the EcoSport its that it is small by SUV standards and at the end of the day it is basically a hatchback on steroids. The only problem with the car is that Ford doesn’t offer the automatic transmission with any other engine except the 1.5 litre petrol. Also, the TUV300 has managed to outsell the EcoSport and Maruti’s iV-4 is just around the corner. Price: Rs. 6.80-10.44 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) Engines: 1.5 litre petrol (109bhp &140Nm), 1.5 litre diesel (99bhp & 204Nm), 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol (123bhp & 170Nm) Transmission: 5- speed manual, 6-speed dual clutch automatic (1.5 litre petrol only) 3. HONDA CITY The Honda City has always been popular with Indian car buyers. Even the previous generations which came without a diesel option managed a very healthy monthly average against diesel equipped competition such as the Hyundai Verna and VW Vento. The current generation, armed with a 1.5 litre diesel, has simply blown away the competition. The public loves its modern looks, futuristic interiors and the car’s image is such that most buyers don’t think twice before putting their money on it. The car is good fun to drive, comes packed with features and the automatic version even gets paddle shifters. Combine all that with Honda’s build quality and brand value and you get a package that’s almost unbeatable. The touchscreen climate control, though fancy, requires extra attention while operating which distracts the driver. Also, the top level trims are a bit pricey and new cars such as the Ciaz offer similar features at a significantly lower cost. And we’re not a big fan of how the front end is styled, especially the big slab of chrome on the grille and the interiors seem a bit overdone as well. Other than that it is very hard to find faults in what is otherwise a very good car. Price: Rs. 7.53-11.54 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) Engines: 1.5 litre petrol (117bhp & 145Nm), 1.5 litre diesel (99bhp & 200Nm) Transmission: 6-speed manual or Automatic CVT (petrol only) 2. HONDA MOBILIO Honda’s foray into the MPV segment in India has been a very successful one as the Mobilio has not only managed to keep pace with the segment leader Ertiga, but has managed to outsell Maruti’s MPV as well. Based on the Brio‘s platform, as evident from the front end, the MPV is built on an extended Brio chassis. It can seat seven people in reasonable comfort and also drives well. In terms of styling Honda has done a good job especially with the rear, elements such as the kink in the window line give it some character and enhance its appeal. The kink also has functional value as it increases the window area for the second and third row passengers making the cabin seem roomier. Judging by the popularity of the Amaze and the Mobilio people like the awkwardly styled interiors it seems and Honda has ensured it gets enough features to keep customers happy. The quality of the materials used inside is not up to the mark and the Mobilio is slightly more expensive than the Ertiga but you also get the brand value that comes with the Honda badge, more luggage space and better ride quality. Also, on offer are a couple of RS variants with extra features which enhance the Mobilio’s appeal. Price: Rs. 6.49-11.41 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) Engines: 1.5 litre petrol (117bhp & 145Nm), 1.5 litre diesel (99bhp & 200Nm) Transmission: 5-speed manual 1. MARUTI CIAZ Maruti has done a stellar job with its latest sedan, the Ciaz, making it the best car to buy under Rs. 10 lakhs. A replacement for the SX4, the Ciaz is everything its predecessor wasn’t an more. It looks like a proper sedan since its not derived from a hatchback, its packed with features, its got classy interiors and the company claims that the diesel version, with the mild hybrid tech, is the most efficient of its kind in India delivering a claimed mileage of 28.09 kmpl! The styling might be a bit understated and the rear might bear more than a passing resemblance to the City but at the same time it is classy and makes the Ciaz look bigger than it actually is. The feature rich interiors are smart and the quality of the materials used is impressive. Spec for spec the Ciaz is cheaper than the City and came out on top in our comparison between the two although, it hasn’t managed to outsell the latter except for the first full month on sale. The engines might seem a but underpowered but thanks to clever gearing and intelligent torque distribution the lack of power is barely noticeable. This is Maruti’s first truly successful product towards the premium end of the market and also the best car to buy under 10 lakhs in India right now. Price: Rs. 7.31-10.28 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) Engines: 1.4 litre petrol (91bhp & 130Nm), 1.3 litre diesel (89bhp & 200Nm) Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic (petrol only)
Germany’s position is faltering. In America there has been Diesel gate which has cost VW a fortune and now there are Class legal actions against Audi and BMW - The BMW class action lawsuit also take issue with BMW’s warranty policies. The automaker allegedly provided consumers with a express warranty lasting four years or 50,000 miles . However, plaintiffs claim that BMW knew that the warranty wasn’t sufficient considering the engine defects plaguing the vehicles. The Next class action is on behalf of consumers throughout California, alleging unreasonably dangerous battery systems in their hybrid BMW vehicles, caused by debris during the manufacturing process. The defective batteries were produced by Samsung and are at risk of catching on fire, leading to severe injuries or possibly death. Because there is no available fix for this problem, BMW has told consumers not to charge their vehicles and not use the paddle shifters, manual mode or sport mode. Vehicles in the Class Action ,"Class Vehicles" refer to the following: 2020-2021 BMW 530e 2020-2021 BMW 530e xDrive 2020-2021 BMW 530e iPerformance 2020-2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e 2020-2021 MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE 2020 BMW i8 2021 BMW 330e 2021 BMW 330e xDrive Now how do YOU think that is helping BMW sell cars?? It isn’t. Sales are dumping. Audi and VW are being sued for vehicle that use a Quart of oil ever 1,000 miles.
My first car with a CVT was a 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Ltd. 2.4lt four cyl. I traded it after 4 years and 98,000km on my current Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. My experience with the Kizashi, sold me on CVT’s. While it had a 6sp. manual mode and paddle shifters, it was so well programmed I rarely used that feature. The transmission was intuitive and a pleasure to drive. Getting into an automatic car after that was strange. I wasn’t used to feeling gear changes. The Outlander, while having two electric motors, has the 2lt. petrol engine drive the front wheels via a CVT when full power is required or when the battery is fully depleted as required. I have done over 105,000km now and it still runs as new. It is incredibly smooth and again, a pleasure to drive. My daughter has a VW Passat with a 7sp. DSG ‘box and I don’t like it, especially around town. My wife has a 2005 Mitsubishi Colt Plus with a 1.5lt. petrol and a CVT. At 127,000km it also, still runs as new and my local mechanic said it was the smoothest and best CVT he had ever serviced. Nissan has them in their V6’s, but I don’t know how durable they have been in the bigger cars. Obviously they are still not strong enough for larger engines where automatics are still the rule, now with up to 10sp ‘boxes available. I did like the Mustang with the 10sp. Smooth and quick to change. My experience over 8 years of CVT ownership has been great and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
The last car I had with paddles was a VW Touareg. I never used them in the couple of years I had the car. A modern auto transmission is quite capable of reading what the driver is doing: it has inputs from the steering column, for instance, which show how quickly you’ve moved the wheel and to what angle. It knows if you’ve jerked the throttle pedal suddenly, or squeezed it slowly. It knows how many people are in the car; all contributions to a decision to shift gears. With the Touareg, it would drop at least 2 gears and sometimes more, even from as lightish tap to the throttle - there never was a situation when I felt it needed me to manually select the right gear. So I don’t get what’s useful about the shifters, genuinely.
and see if there’s anything that fit your travel needs. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK Though relatively new, the VW Golf Alltrack has already made a name for itself with people that like getting off the beaten path, but aren’t necessarily ready to invest in a ,gargantuan truck, or SUV. This little crossover still boasts all the necessary tech to keep you going way off the road, however, with ,all-wheel drive, (plus Hill Control and an optional Off-Road mode), a turbocharged engine, and – believe it or not – paddle shifters. If you want a smaller off-road-ready vehicle with a whole lot of get-up-and-go, then it’s hard to go wrong with the Volkswagen Alltrack. Vehicle Class:, Crossover ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 22/32 PURCHASE: $25,850+ SUBARU OUTBACK Another killer crossover, this Subaru is excellent in that you don’t have to worry about buying a package that can’t hold up to off-road adventuring. That is to say, every single trim package for the Outback comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. You can, of course, opt for an upgrade – though you’ll end up with the same engine performance. That’s not a problem, however, if you’re expecting only interior enhancements, like ,premium leather, upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and dual-zone climate control. It’s also worth noting that all models, including the baseline one, come with roof racks that can store any gear that doesn’t quite fit in the generous interior cargo area. Vehicle Class:, Crossover ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 25/32 PURCHASE: $25,895+ JEEP RENEGADE TRAILHAWK Yes, most of Jeep’s Renegade models are not what you might call ‘adventure-ready.’ There is, however, a monolithic exception in their Trailhawk edition. For instance, this package comes with multiple driving modes – including a Rock Mode in its Selec-Terrain Traction Management System – has 4×4 capability, and comes with a 2.4-liter engine that can certainly handle it all. Sure, this compact SUV isn’t going to get you to the North Pole and back, but it’s plenty tough and capable enough to carry you up and over most hills, into canyons, and – with a quick rinse – will look just as great tooling around the ,city streets,. After all, at the end of the day, it is still a Jeep. Vehicle Class:, Compact SUV ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 21/29 PURCHASE: $26,895+ TOYOTA TACOMA TRD The base model Tacoma is already one of the all-time ,best midsize pickup trucks, in the world. But, it also has a couple of upgrade packages that bump it well into the realm of ‘adventure vehicle.’ For only about $6k over the base package price, you can get a TRD-badged off-road-ready Tacoma that eats dirt and mud for breakfast. And that’s only half the benefit, as it also has a generous truck bed, in which you can part your bikes, a motorcycle, or even load it to the brim with ,camping gear, and supplies. It also has a relatively large interior (for a midsize pickup) that seats up to 5 people inside. Sure, it might be a little cramped if you really do fill up all those seats, but the possibility remains. Vehicle Class:, Mid-Size Pickup Truck ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 17/21 PURCHASE: $30,940+ JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON While you could probably muscle a baseline Wrangler up and over some rocks, you’re going to get the best bang-for-your-buck if you cut the fat and go straight for the Rubicon. Available in a number of different trims – each of which suitable for a number of different adventures, but also with their own specific benefits – this is the vehicle that has set the standard for off-road capability. Truly, if you were going to pick the ultimate off-the-lot off-road vehicle, there’s a pretty solid chance that it’s going to end up being a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. In addition to the classic looks and ruggedness, you can also choose between packages that offer a classic removable soft-top or a hard top for a little bit of a sleeker profile. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 4-5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 17/21 PURCHASE: $33,645+ TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD If you like the idea of getting a super-reliable Toyota, but you’re not keen on the lack of interior cargo space offered by the Tacoma, then your best bet is absolutely going to be the 4Runner. Not only is it offered with the same TRD badging and associated off-road capability, but it also comes with roof racks (for expandable gear storage for things like ,camping tents,, snowboards, or whatever else), optional Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select driving modes, and has a generous rear storage area with an optional sliding rear cargo deck. And if it helps your decision, the 4Runner has also won the Kelley Blue Book award for best midsize-SUV resale value. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 17/21 PURCHASE: $34,410+ DODGE RAM 1500 REBEL BLACK There’s no denying the fact that Ram makes some of the absolute best pickup trucks out there. Most of them, however, are more inline with work vehicles than off-road adventurers. There are a few exceptions. And the best might be this one: their Ram 1500 Rebel Black Edition. For starters, this vehicle comes standard with a beastly 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine mated to an 8-speed automatic tranny that will blitz over just about any terrain with its impressive power output. But it also comes with ,all-terrain tires, wrapped around 17-inch black aluminum wheels and, of course, an all-black paint scheme. Not only is this pickup impressively capable, but it looks the part, as well. Vehicle Class:, Full-Size Pickup Truck ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 17/21 PURCHASE: $39,585+ CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2 There are off-road trucks. And then there’s the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. This bad boy is mean – both in appearance and capabilities. For starters, it comes with a number of segment-exclusive features – like Multimatic shocks, front and rear electronic locking differentials and the option to upgrade to a Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. It also comes standard with a 50mm lift, as well as skid plates and rock sliders, which is about as prepared as you can get for monstrous terrain without making modifications yourself. And with a multitude of good-looking trim packages, of which some are limited edition (like their Dusk and Midnight options), you really can’t go wrong with this truck. Vehicle Class:, Full-Size Pickup Truck ,Seating:, 2-5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 19/22 PURCHASE: $40,160+ JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK Most people are likely familiar with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but we’re under the impression that the familiarity stems from the idea that it’s a ,road-going commuter,SUV. Well, just like the Renegade, the Trailhawk edition begs to differ with that impression. This sleek-looking 5-seater comes equipped with the brand’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, has a blistering 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds (the best in its class), and has 5 driving modes you can choose from on-the-fly – including Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock. Whether you’re driving through a flurry or traversing the frozen wilds, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk can get you through. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 18/25 PURCHASE: $43,295+ FORD F-150 RAPTOR No conversation about off-road adventure vehicles would be complete without the Ford F-150 Raptor (and all its iterations therein). Simply put, this truck doesn’t just drive over rocky terrain, it makes the terrain its b*tch. Standard, this vehicle comes with a twin-turbo intercooled 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission – giving it an impressive output of 450 horsepower and 510 foot-pounds of torque. It also comes with Fox Racing Shox with a clearance of 13 and 14 inches in the front and rear, respectively – making for an extremely smooth ride regardless of how uneven the ground is beneath it. And it sports some of the best looking and most aggressive styling in the game. Vehicle Class:, Full-Size Pickup Truck ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 18/25 PURCHASE: $49,785+ MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 4×4 CARGO VAN You read that right, a van made our list of the best adventure vehicles. But let us make one thing abundantly clear: the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 is not a normal van. In fact, it’s not even in the same conversation as its drab delivery and soccer-mom counterparts. No, this bad boy is the basis for a great deal of custom ,adventure van,conversion companies because it’s absurdly capable, capacious, and badass. Seriously, throw any conditions at it; drive it over mud, snow, dirt, gravel, sand, whatever – it can handle it. It even has a low-gear differential for climbing up steep grades, towing and maneuvering heavy trailers, and navigating difficult off-road terrain. This ain’t your grandma’s van. Vehicle Class:, Van ,Seating:, 2+ ,MPG:, 20 PURCHASE: $52,900+ TOYOTA LAND CRUISER While Toyota’s Tacoma TRD and 4Runner TRD are certainly formidable adventure vehicles in their own right, they just don’t compare to the eliteness of the Land Cruiser. Not only can this full-size SUV ,handle the trails, as well as any of its competition, but it also has an incredibly plush interior. Because, who says you have to be uncomfortable when you hit the trails? It also has the benefit of a whopping 8 seats – or a much larger interior cargo storage area depending on your haul – roof racks, and a beefy 5.7-liter V8 engine to move it all around. This is a modern classic SUV at its finest. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 8 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 13/18 PURCHASE: $83,665+ MERCEDES BENZ G-CLASS SUV Believe it or not, but an SUV that qualifies as what most would call the “lap of luxury” can also be a terrain conquering beast – case in point: the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV. Not only does this SUV sport a timeless style, but it’s got the guts to back it up. Like, for instance, its hand-welded sturdy ladder frame and galvanized steel body or the advanced V8 biturbo engine (that generates 416 hp and 450 foot-pounds of torque) under the hood. If you’re looking for a brand new off-road SUV and you don’t want to settle for anything less than the best – opt for this one. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, 13/14 PURCHASE: $122,400+ LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SVX To be fair, you can’t exactly go down to the dealership and drive away in a Land Rover Discovery SVX. Not yet, at least. You can, however, be one of the first in line to get behind the wheel of the most powerful off-road-ready Discovery ever built through the brand’s website. That is, unless you’d rather wait and risk them selling out. Before you sleep on this one, remember that it comes standard with 20” forged alloy wheels, aluminum underbody skid protection, increased ground clearance, a Terrain Response 2 system, and much much more. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, 5 ,MPG (City/Highway):, TBA PURCHASE: HERE LAND ROVER DEFENDER So, the Land Rover Defender isn’t in production anymore? That doesn’t mean you can’t still get one through your local Land Rover dealership. In fact, they have a whole sect of their business dedicated to matching people up with the used Defender of their dreams. Whether you’re looking for a soft-top D90 for some quick weekend-warrior style trips, or you want a hard-top multi-seater D110 for an extended family jaunt into the snowy mountains, you can get it via Land Rover’s secondhand Defender program. Vehicle Class:, SUV ,Seating:, Varying ,MPG (City/Highway):, Varying PURCHASE: HERE BEST ADVENTURE VANS Looking for a journey-friendly vehicle that you can actually sleep in without cramping up? Well, then you’ll want to have a look-see at our list of the ,best adventure vans,.
summary: one heck of a deal if you don’t mind awful professional reviews and worse internet rumours and appreciate paying used the same as a plain-jane ugly wheels CRV for a SUV loaded up like a Cadillac Escalade or Acura RDX, and don’t mind driving to the next planet for dealer service. I’ve already given an answer before, but as an owner who stumbled across a used one while fixing my 2004 Mazda MPV, I did a heck of a lot of research and established that you can get one heck of a deal if you don’t mind what most professional car reviewers consider to be the worst large compact / small midsize 3 row you can buy in the US. Forget any stories about Mitsubishi’s making terrible cars. Last one I had was 1999 Galant (which was also basis for Eclipse and Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger coupe) which with V6 was much livelier than Chrysler, or even Honda or Toyota. The big defect is terrible marketing not terrible cars, well not always the best but everything they make is usually at least pretty good if not the best. The Outlander is pretty old now, the design came out in 2015 model, and the bunny ears 3rd row headrests are carried over from previous generation. But like the VW bug, it keeps getting refined with new features that I’ve been bugging the Mrs to let us upgrade to 2019 to get heated steering wheel and 360 camera and rear cross warning. In 2017 I got a 2016 Outlander GT V6 with everything checked off: radar cruise touring package and towing with 7,000 mi for…. $25,000. This replaces an old 2001 Subaru Legacy wagon and it’s better is just about every way, including reliability as the Subie went through $5,000 in repairs 3 years at only 100k miles, head gasket, cat converter, 2 sets of ignition locks, steering boots and alternator. It’s not quite as brisk as the ’99 Galant but pretty close and nimble if you push it, and a nice size that is big enough for people and stuff when you don’t need a full Chevy Suburban. Styling seems to be inspired by BMW X5 and Grand Cherokee, not nearly as goofy looking as RAV or CRV. the S-AWC is much the same they put into the legendary Lancer Evolution rally cars. Yes it’s not as good as a $42,000 Mazda CX-9 or Toyota Highlander XLE, but either of those 3-row SUVs cars with low mileage would be at least $35,000. In June 2019 I spotted one in Minneapolis for $23,000 with 15,000 miles, no radar cruise. Or you can get brand new 4 cyl with leather in that same price range. A Mazda CX-5 with 2 rows and 4 cyl with that much equipment would be $7,000 more, and you need to go up to CX-9 to get a 3rd row that honestly isn’t much bigger and a turbo 4 that has about the same power as the Mitsu V6. Yes, at even list price, bigger name brands are better. The Mazda CX-5 has a smarter transmission, the Honda electronics gives you a real cursor controller AND volume ratio on steering, and the Mitsu worst features I hate are the stupid gas gauge bar graph with only ONE marking at 1/2 and no digital speedometer mode, after 2017, built-in nav isn’t even available but with carplay or android auto you’ll never use it. The 6-speed seems to always want too slow an rpm for performance on the freeway, but GT has paddle shifters so easy to put into 4th which is good for passing . Also stupid is placement of seat heater switch just ahead of center console where it is very hard so see and/ or reach. The very worst thing about Mitsubishi is their dealer network is very sparse and Ritchfield Bloomington Mitsubishi went out of business year after we bought it though there are 2 other dealers that are 70–80 mi away. BUT…. in 2019 for new you can still get leftover 2018, and even 2019 as 2700 rebate, and even the bottom ES trim level has fancy wheels. Used for $23–25,000 you can get year old SUV loaded up like a Caddilac / Acura / Lexus / Top Honda-Toyota. It will have leather heated seat, heated steering wheels, power hatch, satellite radio, and 2019 has 360 degree parking camera just like the Caddilac Escalade I drove for the Limousine company. Right now (mid 2019) there are lots of them on car dealer lots as used rental cars for about $19,000 for 30–40k miles which is MUCH cheaper than CRV or RAV-4. BMW X5 inspired / ripped off from BMW? Aussie review ,Mitsubishi Outlander review & buyer's guide So if you want a SAFE buy, pay a bunch more money for Toyota or Honda, but if you want a beautiful SUV in a good size with a free 3rd row this is nimble and you are near a dealer or don’t mind a 70 mile hike and want top end features for the same price as the ugly steel or plastic wheels RAV/CRV, the Outlander is a heck of a deal. Similarly, the Mirage is an amazing 3 cyl tiny car for the money, Doug Demoron calls it the worst car you can buy (well it’s actually the best new car under $11,000 because it’s the only one he will allow) Outlander sport for a subcompact SUV is a pretty good deal and the Eclipse Cross is stylish compact SUV at decent price and style but you need some courage to go to an off brand that’s been going out of business for the past 25 years but is still around.
How do you install our Pinalloy Metal Steering Paddle Shifter Extension? • Put it right behind your Paddle Shifter on the Sterring Wheel • Using our provided tool set (Alien Key and Screws) • You may also use 3M tape instead of screws set More Details on Pinalloy Paddle Shifter Extensions • ONE-PIECE-CUT finished (No any screw on it) • Matte Surface • 1 set of Pinalloy Alloy Paddle Shifter Extension include Left & Right • Tools set x 1 • Only can use for steering wheel + / — function vehicle Go Green — Skateboard And Longboard Pinalloy Go Green — everything you own (or use) such as driving to work/school, car wash, gas, fuel… They do not simply come from “the store.”; they all have an environmental impact. Now it is the time to ask yourself, what could we do to help this “inconvenience truth”? “A small step for a man a giant leap for mankind” — Neil Armstrong Go Green project recommend you with using bicycle / skateboard / longboard instead of using car. Every step you change helps our environment a giant leap. Introducing double wheeled kit for skateboard/ longboard, a maximizer to upgrade your board to be durable on street/ road; enhancing the performance on skating on stairway. Shipping Info • We Ship Worldwide! All orders ship within 1–3 business day, and the business days are Monday-Friday and exclude Hong Kong Holidays. • Available shipping methods and exact shipping rates can be calculated in your cart before checkout. • Cost varies depending on location and number of products ordered. • Shipping Method: Hong Kong Post / China Post / DHL • Country & estimated delivery time after the tracking number is uploaded: o Australia: 8–15 business days o United States: 8–15 business days o UK / Spain / Germany / Netherlands / France / Italy and in many other European countries 14–30 working days o Canada: 10–25 working days o Other countries: 10–35 working days • All orders are subjected to complete payment verification before shipping. • Please note that weather delays or other factors beyond our control may impact delivery times and are non-refundable. • If for some reason we cannot fulfill your order, we will contact you by the email address used at checkout. • All rates are subject to change. • All prices are listed in US Dollars (USD). • Customs Charges and Duties: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Tax and duty amount is presented during delivery, not during checkout. For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at vw keyring, tire air cap, paddle shift, Mustang paddle shifter & Steering wheel paddle shifters
All manual trans auto which a NEWBY learning to drive will face the same problem is shifting gears. It's the problem of synchronizing your gas and clutch pedal. All makes and models have the same set up. The best way to learn-personally, the paddle shifter type which is basically the AUTO STICK SHIFT which VW introduced in their 1968 Beetles. From my own experience with car repairs, I've suggested my customer to stick with the auto trans. With a manual trans, you've got three more component that need repair and replacement due to use. Auto trans, saves you the hassle of the constant shifting in heavy traffic!
Since a car is a serious decision, one which is hard to measure the long term value of in a test drive, seniors took it upon themselves to offer their wisdom. I took their advice to get a Toyota or Honda. That left me with quite a few choices. My parents had late 90s Honda CR-Vs, and a Toyota van in the 80s before that. My older brother had a CRX, that he attempted to race and crashed. My uncle and cousin went Lexus, after a short stint with BMW and VW. I ended up choosing a Honda Fit Sport (2007, black, auto), purchased second hand. I honestly didn’t think it over too much. I didn’t even test drive it. It was decided from just basic research, such as reading reviews and getting second opinions, and seeing the first ad for it nearby when I was car shopping. I had basic expectations from the cars my family had. Those expectations were exceeded. I managed to fit a 48″ rolling toolchest in it, with the hatch able to close, that I was able to unload solo. Actively driving while using the paddle shifters made good use of its 1.5 L engine. It was able to drive from sea level to a ski resort with 3 adults, loaded down with mountain bikes (1 inside, 2 on a hitch rack) during the summer, though the seat’s comfort only lasted about 6 hours. Had better long haul comfort in Fords. There were differences, like the improved visibility the CRVs had, but there’s always trade-offs. I don’t think the car really says much about me. I think the car’s traits are its own. I just use it based on my whims. I don’t doubt fellow owners of a Honda Fit use them differently, and I don’t go out trying to conform to some norm. If I see someone else with a similar car, I try to space myself out a bit from them to avoid making it seem like I’m someone related. When I ride with others, I may say things like their Mazda CX5 is very smooth and comfortable riding. The owner might say things like how far they’ve driven to confirm that. I don’t expect other CX5 owners to have a similar story or making use of that trait.
In addition to the many rightful answers saying that the best fuel economy is attained by accelerating at high engine load (near full throttle), but at low revs in order to be able to up-shift to higher gears as soon as possible, here are some graphs showing it. The above one is for a Toyota Yaris II D4D. The red lines show the way to obtain maximum acceleration, such as in racing or to clock the lowest possible time up to a given speed. The aim is to keep the engine as near as possible to its max power revs. Launch from rest is done at engine max torque by slipping the clutch — or the wheels if possible, but unlikely with this Yaris — up to about 16 km/h. Upshifts are performed around 4500 rpm — from 1st to 2nd at 40 km/h, 2nd to 3th at 74 km/h, etc. The green lines show how to accelerate frankly but in an fuel economical way, between 2/3 engine load and full engine load, aka 2/3 to full throttle. Up-shift to 2nd is done as soon as possible at about 16 km/h, and the engine is somewhat accelerated simultaneously along the vehicle throughout the gearshifts. (This is more important to save fuel on a loaded heavy truck with 12 or 16 gears because you don’t want to waste energy in letting the crankgear and flywheel slow down and re-accelerate it too much several times). Below is the BSFC map of a Mercedes 350 CGI. You want to stay in the green areas for the lowest specific fuel consumption and the sweet spot for this specific but typical gasoline engine is 235 g/kW.h between 1900 rpm and 2700 rpm at 75% load. If we accelerate slowly at very low engine load, the fuel consumption is in the red areas at more than 320 g/kW.h. And below is the BSFC map of a VW Golf VI 2.0 TDI. The hyperbolas of various colors are the iso-power lines. For example, if 40 hp (light blue line) are requested, they’ll be obtained with the best fuel efficiency between 1300 rpm and 1800 rpm at about 215 g/kW.h. Great fuel efficiency, but it might be somewhat altered now after the reprogramming due to the emissions scandal! Moe Incanto and Peter David Hill have posted the nice BSFC map for a 1.9 liter Saturn, also with iso-power hyperbolas. UPDATE: automatic transmissions The above is mostly for manual transmissions and I forgot to write about automatics. With them, accelerating frankly in “D” somewhere around 2/3 engine load until the desired speed is attained should provide a good fuel economy, with upshifts at reasonably low revs. They are programmed with an hysteresis delaying upshifts (and downshifts too) to avoid ceaseless up and down shifts when the conditions remain borderline. With older 3 and 4-ratios automatics, it was possible to elude that hysteresis by slightly releasing the accelerator to force an upshift and then pressing the throttle more again as soon as the upshift had been done. But with 6 or more ratios it becomes difficult because the transmission will then immediately downshift 1 or 2 ratios when the throttle is depressed a little more again. In principle, an automatic transmission should shift at the most appropriate time so that the consumption is minimal for the requested power. But in order to avoid incessant shifts when the vehicle speed and the engine load are close to the ideal point for this shift, hysteresis is essential. That is, the shifts are delayed from the optimal to obtain a crossover range. For example, in the above graph, if the vehicle is traveling at 90 km/h in 6th with 30% engine load (in the area under the bold purple line), a downshift from 6th to 5th will only occur if the throttle is depressed until the engine is loaded at least 80%. If its load exceeds 94%, a downshift in 4th will even take place. For a shift back to 6th, the load will have to be reduced below 43%. Note: ,Avoid the “S” (for “Sport”) program. It keeps the engine at higher revs and provides no advantages, only the drawbacks of increased fuel consumption and noise. If we need engine braking or if we want to drive very fast on a winding road, it’s better to shift manually using the paddle shifters or main shifter.