Although technology is advancing at a phenomenal rate, sometimes we come across features that seem to be going backward. Interestingly, new (especially expensive) cars seem to be packed with features that lack functionality offered by older cars. Let us take another look at auto technologies which appear to have regressed rather advanced.
For the most part, humanity loves technology. However, knows that technology has its ups and downs. An excerpt from Environmental Ethics observes: “Technology is a servant of only limited usefulness, and highly unreliable. When it does solve a problem, it often creates two new ones—and their side effects are usually hard to foresee.” How well this describes car technologies! In fact, some auto technologies create problems are that hinder the primary function of a vehicle—driving. Here are a few that we found that make you wonder what automakers were thinking.
SUVs and crossovers are chosen mainly for their seating capacity. They are powerful and family-friendly vehicles, available in various brands, shapes and sizes. When analyzing the best SUVs and crossovers, you need to consider its price, performance, and fuel efficiency. These are the criteria we focused on while compiling our list of top ten SUVs and crossovers for 2015.
1. Honda Pilot
If you are looking for a stand-out three-row crossover that is spacious and comfortable, Honda Pilot is your safest bet. Critics praise its car-like ride and luxurious cabin brimming with high-quality materials.
There are plenty of reasons why someone would want a truck: easy maneuvering, storage space, large size, towing capacity, and many, many more. Trucks are some of the most classic vehicles out there, and they have a world of benefits for anyone looking to own one. If you’re considering buying a truck, you’ll need to make sure you do your research first. There are a lot of these vehicles on the market, and it can be a little overwhelming deciding which one to select. With all the considerations to take in mind, it’s hard to know where to start. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten trucks to help you out. Take a look and see which ones best fit your style and needs. Let’s get started!
Depending on your day-to-day automobile needs, you might consider purchasing a minivan. Minivans are great for families with a lot of children (and cargo). Minivans are some of the most pragmatic, useful vehicles out there on the road today. They tend to have sliding doors that are more convenient to open when you have your hands full, and these doors are also beneficial if you have kids traipsing in and out. Minivans sometimes get a bad rap because they are less flashy than other cars out there, butthey’re actually quite underrated in the auto world. Their storage capacity, sturdiness, and ease-of-use are all great reasons why you should look into getting a minivan. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10minivans on the market in 2015. For each car, we’ll do a description of its advantages, features and basic stats. Let’s get started!
One of the most popular cars on the market today is the hatchback. This distinctive name comes from the fact that it has a rear door that swings in an upward direction, allowing access to the cargo area. The term “hatchback,” according to Miriam-Webster, was coined in the 1970s, but the design of the hatchback itself actually dates all the way back to the 1930s. While this type of car is quite popular for family models and superminis, it actually can be found on sports and executive cars as well. It’s a universal, worldwide car body that is convenient and attractive. Hatchbacks tend to be configured with three (two entry doors and a hatch) or five (four entry doors and a hatch) doors; the type of model differs based on the automaker. This pragmatic, stylish car has tons of models and brands associated with it. In this article, we’ll give you our picks for the top ten automobile hatchbacks, as well as a brief description about what makes each car so great. Let’s begin!
Although the summer months may be long over, for some enjoying the warm weather in the South (or even in the North), there is always an opportunity for cruising down the boulevard in a sleek car. In 2015, there were a lot of stylish, amazing coupes put on the market by some of the most famous names in the auto business. This past year was a big one for the classic cars, and the stylishness of the vehicles is just as admirable and heavy-hitting as their safety and quality. Based on customer reviews, as well as manufacturer and auto industry opinions, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten automobile coupes for 2015 that will be sure to make your mouth water. But first, before we get to the list, it’s important to knowwhat exactly makes a car a “coupe.”
Nothing drives quite like a convertible. This fun, fashionable type of vehicle has been a classic throughout the world for years. With 2015 quickly winding down, a great way to celebrate this year in automobiles is to discuss the top ten convertibles that hit the market in 2015. Based on consumer reviews and reports, these cars will have you heading down to your nearest car dealer. But before we get to our top ten, here is a quick “how-to” on what to look for in a great convertible.
Finding out a car’s VIN will not provide you with more than a string of letters and numbers if you do not know how to decode it. The code has 17 alpha-numeric positions which can be divided into three categories: World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI), vehicle description and vehicle identification.
· WMI (Positions 1 to 3)
The first spot can be a letter or number and it will tell in which part of the globe your car was manufactured.
The number of vehicle recalls we have seen issued from car manufacturers recently makes it feel like buying a new car, whether off the production bell or previously used, is a bit of a crapshoot. Just this month, Toyota issued a 6.5-million car recall due to faulty power-window switches. This is not to single out Toyota as other manufacturers, whether they be German, American, Korean or Japanese, have all been guilty of delivering less than top quality products. Given the numerous auto parts are produced by a stream of subcontractors, it is only a matter of time before someone in the stream skimp on the manufacturing process to save costs.
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