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The New Mitsubishi Shogun – Safe & Smooth

The New Mitsubishi Shogun – Safe & Smooth

The New Mitsubishi Shogun is so special from any other vehicle that is out there because it is one of the safest vehicles that a person will ever drive. The Shogun can handle driving on some of the toughest roads, such as through snow, rain, mud, and a heavy flood without messing up the engine. It can also drive up a steep hill without tipping over as well. The experience of driving this vehicle doesn’t have any words to express it because this is one of the quietest vehicles a driver will ever find. This means that the driver and passengers will have a safe, smooth ride through town.

New Mitsubishi Shogun is equipped with some of the best state-of-the art equipment, such as an HD satellite navigator, so if a person ever gets lost, the navigator will how them exactly where they are and how to get there in high definition. The vehicle has leather seats, which can be easily cleaned. The seats are also heated. So when riding in the cold weather, there is no need to wrap up real tight. In the summer, the air-conditioning can be used. In the Shogun also there is an area that is hid in the back that can be taken out and used as extra seating if needed.

The New Mitsubishi Shogun is tip-proof, meaning if in an accident, it won’t flip over. It is so durable that if it is in an accident, the airbags will deploy and the passengers and driver will be safe. The car will move, but it will stay upright. The car was put in a crash test and it out passed all of the other cars that are already on the market that are similar to the Shogun. What makes the Shogun stand out from the rest is the fact that all of the wheels are Alloy.

The New Mitsubishi Shogun is the best 4 x 4 out there for Mitsubishi. It is a safe and comfortable ride that has been in the making for years. The makers have been trying to get a 4 x 4 vehicle that wouldn’t tip over. It took a lot of trial and error, but they finally found it when they created the Shogun. The Shogun can go up and down the rockiest mountain and hilliest hill without tipping over or the tires going flat. The tires are made to outlast some of the toughest roads and conditions as well.…

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1991 Honda Civic

1991 Honda Civic

The 1991 Honda Civic is part of a long line of compact cars manufactured by the Honda Corporation for the North American market. It is the second longest running car from a Japanese automaker on the market (behind the Toyota Corolla which started in 1968). The Civic is available as both a 2 door coupe and sedan body style and is known for being a relatively roomy compact car. Both it and the Honda Accord are built with a unique suspension system which gives it a solid feel while remaining relatively nimble in highway and city driving situations.

The ’91 model year is a continuation of the redesigned Civic introduced in 1988. The wheelbase has been increased to 98.4 inches and the overall body was lowered, making it more aerodynamic and fuel efficient. Trim packages available include the basic DX, LX, EX, and Si. DX models as stated are very basic and come with little to no additional features that aren’t absolutely necessary. A DX has tilt steering wheels, manually adjustable seats, manual windows and locks. Although there isn’t a lot of interior amenities DX models are popular because they still utilize the same engines and parts that make the 1991 Honda Civic so reliable. Stepping up in class is the LX which has much more available in terms of features. LX models have optional power windows and locks, AC, moon roofs, and optional power adjustable power seats.

EX and Si models are equipped with the best luxury amenities offered of in any compact car for the ’91 season. Standard features include AC, full power accessories, a larger engine, optional 6 speed manual transmission with super low gears, expanded stereo systems, and many other optional items. Si models come with there own different engines that were equipped on the 4 wheel drive wagon models as well and could be outfitted with the same features as EX models.

The 1991 Honda Civic has a unique wishbone suspension in the front and a multiple linked suspension system for the rear of the vehicle. These suspension systems are what makes the car handle very nicely. The engines available are very useful as well ranging from a 1.5 liter four cylinder that produces 70 horsepower, a 1.6 liter four cylinder capable of 108 horsepower and another 1.5 liter that produces 92 horsepower. Most engines were interchangeable between models and the standard transmission was a 5 speed manual with a 6 speed manual being optional on Si and wagon models. Most cars could be purchase with a 4 speed automatic transmission as well.

Gas mileage for these cars is incredible and the only car from that season that really can compare is the Toyota Corolla. Most cars had an average fuel efficiency in the low to mid 30 mpg range. Other changes for the 1991 Honda Civic include a makeover for the interior which saw new fabrics implemented for seating along with a rearrangement of the console. The instrument cluster was redesigned for a more user friendly experience.

As a budget car the Civic offered consumers a great choices of trim levels and available features. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes which make them very unique for the time period that they were manufactured. It is easy to understand why they are still some of the most popular cars on the market.…

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The Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 1.8

The Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 1.8

Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 1.8 not only brings out a gear in sporty driving dynamics but also many additional convenience and comfort features.

All the following features come as standard over the GS2. And there’s still e 6-speed CVT automatic on petrol models available which will cost additional money.

Key features at a glance (compared to GS2):

o 18″ Alloy Wheels

o 140 PS turbo-diesel engine

o Sports Suspension

o Climate Controlled Air Conditioning

o Cruise Control

o Front Strut Tower Bar

o Privacy Glass

o 6-speed gearbox

o Stability & Traction Control

o Front Fog Lamps

To mention more, the sculpted dashboard and clear instruments look very good and there’s also lots of space in the car for both passenger and stuff. It drives well enough,accurate and planted.

The 1.8 litre engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox, despite that the motor’s 141BHP gives very decent performance – 9.8sec to reach 62mph will be more than rapid for the Lancer’s likely conservative clientele.

Because Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 1.8 takes less than 10 seconds to break 62mph. Apart from the newly added bigger alloy wheel, climate control, a bodykit, privacy glass as well as sportier, beefed-up suspension, GS3 includes all the kit from GS2.

It has no unruly behavior if you try the same with the ESP turned off-the cornering line tightens up nicely in response to a lifted throttle. Grip levels are very nice.

Other than it’s image as a well-behaved, grown-up chassis, but it’s not as lively to drive as the Ford Focus, and refinement over poor road surfaces is also noticeably bad.

The extra kit is certainly very attractive, but what it all does it to push prices up to a probably unattractive level. Just avoid the CVT transmission: it dents performance, fuel economy in addition to refinement.

All in all, Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 1.8 is the cheapest Lancer Sportback with standard climate control and curtain airbags. Both are hugely very welcome in something that could well be in a family car, and that makes this one of favorite versions of Mitsubishi Lancer.…

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The Accessories for Cars to Match Your Needs

The Accessories for Cars to Match Your Needs

At some point in the life of the vehicle one has to opt for the various types of the car accessories available in the world market. These accessories have been developed keeping in mind the various needs associated with the vehicles, the drivers and the passengers of the cars. This is the reason when it comes to installing the accessories in the cars, the individuals have countless options to select from.

These auto accessories not only help in adding more productive years to the life span of the cars but also, help in curbing the chances of damages as well. Not only this but, the performance auto parts and the accessories are known for improvising the mileage of the cars and adding more power to it. In general the car accessories are categorized as the internal car parts and the external car accessories. While some of the car parts require special kits and procedure for installment, other car parts like the car wheel spinners can be installed with ease by the individuals.

For all those mothers who are worried about travelling with their babies as they need to be fed at the proper times, which can cause disturbance during the journey; can opt for the portable auto bottle warmer. This can be plugged in the lighter socket to heat the bottles when need arises. These and other related baby car accessories cab be bought from the various retails dealing in auto parts.

The different types of the auto parts can be bought from the retails, workshops and the offices of the registered and genuine dealers of the car accessories. These dealers have also designed their websites to help those in buying the car parts who live in the remote areas or do not have time to sift through the collection in the real markets to get the type of the accessory they need. Those individuals who buy their required car parts from the World Wide Web, enjoy the benefit of the virtual discounts as well. This way they end up buying the car accessories in lower than the market rates.

Other car owners who have the models for which the accessories are no more available in the fresh stocks, can sift through the auto junkyard to find the specific auto part they are looking for. However, when searching through the auto junkyards one is advised to bring along their own tool kit. Others can also search through the collection of the car dismatler to find the auto parts they are looking for. This approach will allow the seekers of the car accessories to buy their required products in lower than the market rates.…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

As car makers are increasingly thinking of producing hybrid vehicles, it’s time to think if these cars are really going to be the cars of the future? However, ‘hybrid’ seems to be the latest advancement in the auto world. Hybrid cars are known to enhance mileage figures, and hence are believed to be better than the traditional cars. In this article, let’s see if the hybrid technology is really worth the praise.

Hybrid cars come with dual engines: gasoline and electric powered engines. The gasoline motor does not directly power the car. Instead, it charges the electric engine which in turn runs the car. The first of its kind was made in a foreign land. In India, Honda was the first car maker to come up with the technology in its Honda Civic Hybrid.

Many other Indian auto majors have followed suit. Toyota, Tata Motors and Hyundai may soon come up with hybrid engines in their cars in India. With the introduction of the new technology, the international car market has witnessed a major change. However, the feedback has been both positive and negative making it difficult to judge if the introduction of many more hybrid automobiles is viable.

Let us first look at the advantages of hybrids:

• Compare the pollution levels caused by hybrids with that of petrol automobiles. You’ll know in a jiffy that the emissions gushing out of petrol vehicles are way higher than their hybrid counterparts.

• Hybrids draw lesser tax than the gasoline-powered automobiles.

• Introduction of hybrids will also reduce dependency on oil which is a fast-depleting natural oil resource.

• Though expensive to buy, hybrids don’t need fuel re-fills every now and then, thus saving the fuel expenditure.

• The mileage obtained is much better.

• There is no friction in the engine to damage the spare parts, and hence, no wearing out of these parts.

• Maintenance cost is considerably low.

• Regenerative braking in these vehicles serves as a generator and charger to charge the batteries.

• Tyres of hybrid cars are harder and more inflated as compared to conventional cars.

Time to have a look at the disadvantages of hybrid cars:

• These cars being expensive, arranging money for the initial purchase becomes difficult for the average man.

• Hybrid technology is fairly new and hasn’t been tested well. Only time can tell what obstacles may occur while driving.

• Hybrids are lighter than conventional cars, hence making them more prone to accidents. In case of a collision with regular gasoline automobiles, hybrids and their occupants suffer greater damage.

• Heavy storms are capable of blowing off hybrids from the ground.

• Hybrids may be eco-friendly on the road, but produce twice the amount of pollution during the manufacturing process.

• The accelerative power is relatively low.

• Winters or cold weather can influence the working of batteries, thus hampering the hybrid’s performance.…

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The Honda Civic Hybrid – A Great Alternative to the Toyota Prius!

The Honda Civic Hybrid – A Great Alternative to the Toyota Prius!

If you are in the market for a compact hybrid vehicle that offers the same comfort and reliability of a conventional sedan, you’ll want to consider the Honda Civic Hybrid. The Toyota Prius has become synonymous with hybrid cars and is unquestionably a good car, but its unique and perhaps quirky exterior is not everyone’s cup of tea. The Honda Insight is probably the most affordable hybrid car available but it has been criticized as being too small and lacking in features. The Honda Civic Hybrid, however, is stylish, affordable, fuel efficient, and comes loaded with many great features. In fact, this car ranks #3 out of 35 on US News and World Report’s list of affordable small cars. It is currently the most affordable hybrid in Canada and Energuide rated it as the most fuel efficient compact car in 2009.

So what are some of the Civic Hybrid’s key features? The 2009 and 2010 editions come with a 4 cylinder 1.3L 110 Horsepower engine, 123 lb-ft of Torque, continuously variable transmission, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, power windows, power locks, and power steering. Front, passenger-side, and side curtain airbags, side-impact door beams, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and automated climate control also come standard. You also have the option of having heated and/or leather seating and installing Honda’s Satellite Linked Navigation System with Bluetooth connectivity. If that’s not enough to get you excited, this sweet ride has a very decent fuel efficiency of 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. If you already drive a regular Honda Civic and are comfortable with it, the transition to the hybrid version makes even more sense because the two look almost identical. The Civic Hybrid just needs to make room for a battery pack and gets better mileage.

There are many great choices available when it comes to buying a hybrid car but the Civic Hybrid is definitely worth a closer look. If you are serious about buying a hybrid, be sure you visit your closest Honda dealer and test drive the new Honda Civic Hybrid!…

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Live the Dream in a GT-R

Live the Dream in a GT-R

It’s the car little boys dream of… Then again, it’s the car grown men dream of too. Whether you refer to it as Nissan’s super car, Godzilla or GT-R, this is one beast you’d want to put on your bucket list to drive before you kick it. With blistering performance credentials and aggressive styling the GT-R is undoubtedly in a league of its own and reserved for only a select lucky few. After all, isn’t that what dreams are made of?

You’ll know when a GT-R is in your midst even before you hear its engine’s roar as conversation is sure to come to an abrupt standstill. It’s the kind of awe usually reserved for celebrities and royalty, statuses that would both be fitting for the Nissan GT-R. It first graced our South African shores in 2009 after its initial launch in 2007 in Tokyo. The 2012 edition has received only minor nips and tucks since improving on perfection seems rather senseless. Though more firepower was the result of improvements to the 2012 model’s intake efficiency, exhaust valve cooling and airflow resistance, its average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are surprisingly down.

Its performance numbers alone confirm its super car status. Responsible for its superior performance grunt is a 3.8L twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine that delivers a breathtaking 397kW of power at 6400rpm and 628Nm of torque at 3200rpm. And adding effortless convenience to your drive is a three-mode dual-clutch 6-speed transmission. Add these figures together and the result is a record-breaking 0 – 100km/h acceleration in just 2.8 seconds – that’s nearly as fast as saying its name. How fast will it take you? Up to 315km/h, but though it’s a great figure to boast with, it’s obviously not practical. But then again, practicality has never been a feature one would look for in a super car.

The Nissan GT-R Black and Premium editions complete the Japanese super car series that are equally packed with superior features. Model dependent specs include a rear-view parking camera, an 11-speaker BoseA� audio system that is compatible with your iPod and other media devices, an electronic instrument cluster with a digital gear indicator and a multifunction touch screen display to monitor audio functions and navigation. Add to this an unparalleled array of safety features and bold design elements like 20″ forged RAYS alloy wheels, and you might in a moment of weakness consider selling your home to own a GT-R.…

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2009 Honda Civic – A Car For Everyone

2009 Honda Civic – A Car For Everyone

The 2009 Honda Civic is Honda’s golden boy. It is fuel efficient, high performing and very fashionable. With so much competition out there Honda definitely had to introduce something wonderful. The 2009 Honda Civic is the answer to the intense competition. With its new style mirroring the 2006 Honda Civic, this car is destined for success. The interior and exterior are full of features ready to take Honda into the next era. Classic, yet innovative is what makes this model different from the others as well as different from its rivals. The headlights,taillights and grille have taken on a new design. The steering wheel now has a new design sleek and sporty enough to spark up a conversation as soon as your passenger enters the car.

The 2009 Civic also has great fuel economy like many Honda models. The performance for this Honda Civic is a a high level with a lot of horsepower from a much smaller engine. If you were more interested in a Hybrid, the upgrade would be no problem and would save you even more money as well as fuel. You would be upgraded to a Continuously Variable Transmission. Your horsepower would not change and you will still get the most power from your car. The new design inside and out gives you a low total of maintenance for the car over its lifetime. Bluetooth navigation is also included in the 2009 Honda Civic. A hands free program is also available allowing you to control various aspects of the car through Bluetooth capability.

The comfort of the 2009 Honda Civic is something to pay attention too as well. With heated leather seats and LCD dashboard monitors, luxury is available at an affordable price. Comfortable, plush seating and redesigned magazine holders are also featured in this model. The rear doors are oversized for easier access to the backseat, perfect for those car owners with children. The new redesigned Honda Civic is filled with new and exciting changes and installments as well as classic Honda design mirroring the 2006 Honda Civic which was a best-seller. The trunk is spacious and the interior well designed and spacious as well. This an affordable luxury perfect for families and and upwardly mobile professionals also.

When you upgrade to Hybrid model, you are receiving luxury and eco responsibility. Another important aspect to the Hybrid is how much money you will be saving on costly fuel. In the Hybrid model, the dashboard has all the system’s functions and information about the status of the car’s energy. This version is excellent for commuting around the city and traveling out of town. Any model of the 2009 Civic will provide exactly what the owner desires whether it is speed, performance, eco-friendliness, fuel efficiency, luxury and family friendliness.…

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Oil Change: How Do I Know When I Need One?

Oil Change: How Do I Know When I Need One?

Engine lubricant, or motor oil functions to lubricate the engine, which reduces friction and preserves the life of the engine. An oil change is one of the most basic, yet least expensive techniques for maintaining the life of a vehicle. However, many vehicle owners ignore this simple aspect of proper car care and maintenance until it is too late. Instead of waiting for a scheduled oil change, or strange noises in the engine, there are several indicators that can help determine the need for an oil change while the car is still running efficiently.

Vehicles operating under ideal driving conditions can go up to 7,000 miles without an oil change. However, extreme temperatures and traveling at constant high speeds can affect the frequency. In these instances, it is best to change the oil more often, at least every 3,000 miles, to ensure that the car’s engine can run at optimum performance.

However, there are a few indicators that vehicle owners should be mindful of when deciding if the car may need an oil change before its typical scheduled maintenance. The color of the oil is one of the most obvious signs that the engine may be due for maintenance. A vehicle owner can check the color of the engine lubricant by removing the dipstick, which reaches directly to the reservoir. Fresh, new oil appears light it color and looks similar to dark honey. However, older lubricant that has reached its lifespan appears murky and black.

As the engine lubricant is exposed to high temperatures and extreme conditions, it has a tendency to break down and deteriorate. Another sign that will suggest the need for maintenance is the level of fluid within the engine. Low lubricant levels are less effective at protecting the engine because there is less oil to lubricate the parts and keep the engine cool; it could cause the engine to lock up, or over heat.

Analyzing the dipstick can also help determine the oil levels in the engine. According to manufacturer specifications, the dipstick will have a small line at the appropriate fluid levels; if the lubricant does not reach these levels, the vehicle owner can simply add lubricant to the reservoir.

Never ignore warning lights on the car’s dashboard. Another very apparent indicator that a car needs maintenance is the warning light on the dashboard. Most cars today have an indicator, which lights up and warns the driver anytime the engine oil has become less effective.

Although recommendations for maintenance vary by car manufacturer, the average vehicle will need maintenance at least every 5,000 miles. Never wait to hear strange sounds from the engine to decide to have maintenance. It is a simple maintenance procedure that often takes less than 30 minutes, yet it is vital to the life of the engine.…