The Car Book is one of the most comprehensive and detailed books ever written on owning and maintaining a car.In plain words, a true bible for car lovers.
Now, are car auctions for everyone? Certainly not. They are not as well attended as a run of the mill car lot, but there are plenty of people that know about them and they are there for the same reasons. The difference is, they have done the research to determine whether buying a car at an auction is a good idea or a bad one when it pertains to their own needs. You need to do the same before heading off to the car auction to place a bid. There are a number of pros and cons to buying cars at auctions and it's always a good idea to go into any new venture with your eyes wide open.
One of the biggest advantages to buying cars at auctions is avoiding the dealership mark-up. No matter how much haggling you do, a car dealer is going to make a certain amount of profit from a sale. At a car auction, you bypass this mechanism and get the car for as close to a wholesale price as you're going to find. They are perfect for car buyers who have a limited budget.
Car auctions are also an excellent place to find rare collector's vehicles you wouldn't likely find anywhere else. Knowing that a bidding frenzy could break out at any time, collectors like to sell their antique vehicles at auction to get the best potential value for their automobile.
Though you're taking a chance anytime you buy a car anywhere, buying a car from auction can be an especially risky venture. Most reputable auctions will be up front about any problems with the car, but most sales are final and you'll have little recourse if the car you buy isn't up to snuff.
Along similar lines, cars bought at auctions don't come with any form of warranty, meaning what you see is what you get and that's the bottom line. The price factor can often overcome this lack of a safety net, but you need to understand that if you get stuck with a lemon, you're probably going to have to eat the investment.
? You have to determine what your car's problem is. Is it something engine-related or only in the car exterior or interior? This way, you will be able to choose the product appropriately. Also, you will not buy things such as auto accessories compulsively because your mind is focused on a goal or the things that you need to buy. You will not end up buying something that you do not really need.
? The next step is to search for a shop or store that sells second hand products. What you can do is to ask your friends for some recommendations or you can read forums or read car parts blog to get some ideas. A car parts blog is especially useful because it is more detailed than other write ups. Moreover, the writer is expressing something based on his own experience, so he must be telling the truth.
? One great place where you can buy almost all kinds of products including car parts is online. The internet sells just about anything-clothes, food, furniture, gadgets, books, toys, real estate, medicines, and cars and anything related to them. You can get really cheap deals especially in auctions. However, you have to be extra cautious when buying used products online because you cannot see the actual product. If you want to know something about the product, all you can do is to ask the seller. You can do meet ups but only if the seller's location is near your area. Otherwise, you have no choice but to rely on the seller's descriptions and pictures.
? Drive around your area to search for auto parts dealers that sell second hand products. Make sure that the shop is reputable. You can ask your friends or neighbors if they know a reputable shop that sells used auto parts that are cheap and in good quality. There is surely at least one good shop that sells the part or parts that you are looking for.
These tips will lead you to the best and cheapest deals that you can find online or around your neighborhood. Exhaust all possible sources and exert your rights as a consumer by asking questions and testing the product.
engine with a maximum power of 90PS@4000rpm and a peak torque of 22.4kgm@1750~2750 rpm. ( Watch )
The i20 Automatic Transmission (AT) has a 1.4L GAMMA petrol engine. The engine uses a DOHC, 16 Valve, VTVT technology that ensures acceleration, smooth drivability, low emissions and optimum fuel mileage. The Automatic Transmission i20 uses a 4-speed gearbox with an overdrive lock switch.
With the launch of the i20 Automatic, Hyundai became the first manufacturer to offer an automatic option across all the segments starting from the compact to the premium.
The i20 offers 6 airbags, rear disc brakes with ABS and EBD which are standard equipment on the diesel and the automatic variant.
Hyundai introduced the i20 at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 with distinctive styling, refreshing features and unmatched safety features. The i20 since its launch in India on December 29, 2008 has sold over 72,000 units with domestic sales accounting for over 12,000 units while the export market covering different continents from Europe, Africa and Asia lapped up over 60,000 units.
The i20 diesel and the petrol will be available in three different variants starting with Magna, Asta and the Asta Option which comes with a sunroof. The i20 Automatic will be sold in two variants namely the Asta and the Asta Option. The base Magna offers options like power windows, electric power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment and air-conditioning/heating. The top-end Asta Option offers class leading premium features like six airbags, sunroof and alloy wheels. With the launch of the diesel and the Automatic variants the i20 is now available in eight variants and seven exciting colours.
The i20 diesel is priced between Rs 6.19-7.20 lakh, while the 1.4 petrol automatic is priced between Rs 7.31- 7.72 lakh.
i20 1.4 Magna Diesel with ABS Rs619800
i20 1.4 Asta Diesel Rs683431
i20 1.4 Asta (O) With Sunroof Diesel Rs720430
i20 1.4 Asta (AT) Rs731130
i20 1.4 Asta AT (O) with sunroof Rs772301
The design of the new CITY is based on the total pursuit of a compact, yet dynamic form with road presence. In addition, class-leading interior space was achieved to create a cabin that surrounds the occupants with an open and secure feeling.
The new CITY is equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, which is further advanced in every way, including greater output and fuel consumption. Furthermore, with Honda's unique commitment to provide both advanced safety and environmental performance, the new CITY achieves the highest levels in every area in the effort to become the new bench mark for subcompact sedans.
Most of the additions that would make the new City a charmer are still kept under wraps. However, industry watchers say that along with a new engine, there would also be some changes in the design of the vehicle. The new City is expected to be positioned in such a way that it would compete with the recently launched SX4 sedan from Maruti Suzuki stables.
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A good news is coming for all those Yamaha bikes lover and those who are wating to ride stylish ,sporty yamaha YZF R15 150cc.The bike is going to be launch on 14th june, expected to be based on the latest technology and it will be one of the fastest machines on roads.
The Yamaha bike YZF R15 has gorgeous looks and will be competent with the 150cc range contenders’ .Yamaha YZF R15 'A Unique no compromise machine' for road riders ready to accept the challenge .
The bike was first displayed in Auto expo in january ,it will come up with a complete black theme and it will be similar to the earlier YZF-R (R1, 15lacs one) model of Yamaha. The look of the bike has been designed to keep up with the expectations of the rider and it will be truly amazing sporty.
* YZFR15 is an all new super-sport model 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC,
single-cylinder fuel-injected engine
* An all-aluminum “DiASil Cylinder” made by Yamaha casting technology
* Brakes Front- Disc, Rear- Drum
* Fuel Tank: 12 Liters
* The “Deltabox frame” known for excellent rigidity balance
* 6 speed transmission
* 6 Hole type Fuel Injector, Eco-friendly Bharat 4 emissions standard
* “TWO-eye” multi-reflector headlight design (same as R1)
* BHP 18-20
PRICE of YZF R15 is going to be somewhat toooo expensive near around 75 th to 95 th(yet to be finalize on launch date). this is here only people will not like R15 as compare to other pulsar ,karizma etc.
booking for bike has been started details
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the much awaited sedan Swift DZire on March 26.
Based on the same platform as the Swift hatch, this new entry-level, A3-segment, sedan has been priced from Rs 4.49 lakh onwards to Rs 5.90 lakh for the petrol variants and Rs 5.39 lakh to Rs 6.70 lakh for the diesel variants.
Maruti claims that the DZire will sport class-leading features that have never been offered in any entry-level sedans in India. DZire will have integrated stereo, steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate control and power windows. It also comes with safety features like Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, collapsible steering column and an i-CATS anti-theft facility.
Specification ENGINE DZire Petrol DZire Diesel
Type MPI petrol/in-line/SOHC Multijet/DDis/DOHC
Fuel distribution Multipoint injection Common Rail
Capacity 1298 1248
No. of cylinders 4 4
No. of valves 16 16
Bore x Stroke 74 x 75.5 69.6 x 82
Compression ratio 9.0:1 17.6:1
Maximum power (Bhp@rpm) 87@6000 75@4000
Maximum torque (Nm@rpm) 113@4500 190@2000
Steering : Pinion type electronic power assisted,
Minimum Turning Radius 4.7 meter
Body coloured bumpers
Green tinted glass windows
Windscreen wiper, 2-speed +1-speed intermittant
Tailgate opener, Key type
Ground Clearance (mm) 170
Boot Space (liter) 440 (Zxi & Zdi) 464 (Lxi, Ldi, Vxi & Vdi)
Fuel tank capacity (L) 43
Swift Dzire price
Swift Dzire Ldi 538999.73
Swift Dzire Lxi 448999.73
Swift Dzire Vdi 585000.26
Swift Dzire Vxi 497000.25
Swift Dzire Zdi 669999.79
Swift Dzire Zxi 589999.82
Colour Swift DZire comes in seven colours - Arctic White, Silky Silver, Clear Beige, Midnight Black, Bright Red, Azure Gray and Sovereign Blue.
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Tata keeping his promise intends to sell the four-door, pod-shaped car for the equivalent of $2,500, the lowest price in the world for any conventional four-wheeled automobile. In Indian terms the price is one lakh, or 1,00,000 rupees.
Dream car of "Ratan tata" or "aam adami car" will be called "Nano".
The car, Tata said, is smaller than a Maruti, but has 21 per cent more volume or space inside than the 800.
The Nano will be available in three variants - standard and two deluxe models with AC. The standard car would be available for Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom), while VAT and • transportation costs are extra.
Tata one lakh feature's
• a 624-cc, 2-cylinder petrol engine
• 33 bhp of power
• 30-litre fuel tank
• 4-speed manual gearshift
• front disk and rear drum brakes.
• seat belts, but no air bags
• strong enough to drive carat 72 kmph but will quickly wear out at high speed.
• a driver's side wing mirror
• just one windscreen wiper.
• 10 feet long, 5 feet wide.
• a mileage of more than 20 kilometers per liter (50 miles a gallon).
• Real wheel drive employs a manually actuated four speed transaxle. makes better fuel efficiency.
• Maintain Euro 4 emission standards.
features car lack's-The car's dashboard features just a speedometer, fuel gauge, and oil light.
and car has no radio, no air bags. The car does not have reclining seats and no power steering. But it is the cheapest car currently available.
Ratan tata said"Let me assure you and also assure our critics the car we have designed will meet all the current safety requirements ... and will have a lower pollution level than even a two-wheeler being manufactured in India today,"
As per the safety norms, it has passed the full frontal crash test, the offset and side-crash test to meet the international safety norms. The legroom is expected to be 21 per cent more than Maruti 800 and it is 8 per cent smaller bumper to bumper than 800. The car meets the Bharat 3 (Euro 4) emission standards.
Tata also has said it will initially produce about 250,000 Nanos and expects eventual annual demand of 1m units.The Nano is expected to be commerically launched in the second half of 2008
Besides India, the company plans to sell the car in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.
About 60 new cars, models and variants are expected to reach the showrooms in 2008.Most of the model will be shown in coming Auto expo from jan 10-17 most of features will be exposed to you.
Their are about 15 new models in middle class and small car segment and around 20 new models in the midsize segment.and much more..
Tata Motors is slated to come out with a range of exciting new models during 2008. Their most awaited launch is the Rs-1 lakh people's car targeted at entry-level customers. The company will also launch a new version of its popular Sumo vehicle and the Xenon pick-up truck. Other brands of Tata, such as the Indica and Indigo will be upgraded with new engines powered by Fiat technology. There are also plans for a hybrid Indica that can be powered by electricity.
Hyundai has a host of cars lined up for a 2008 launch. The Hyundai i20, a premium version of the i10 hatchback launched in 2007 is expected to face tough competition in the crowded B segment. This compact car, with its unique European design, is marked at about Rs 5.5 lakh. The Santa Fe, a premium Sports Utility Vehicle from Hyundai, is also scheduled for a glittering launch in 2008. This muscular car, which will be imported from South Korea, is likely to be priced at around Rs 22 lakh. Hyundai may also be coming out with a new version of Elantra, an i10 with automatic transmission and an LPG version of the Santro.
Mahindra & Mahindra is also planning to introduce the new 2.2 litre engine for Scorpio in early 2008.The company's joint venture with French automaker Renault will bring second product Logan MCV.M&M will be queue for launch of its multi- purpose vehicle Ingenio.This vehicle may be offered as a hybrid option, which may be operated by both diesel and an electric battery.
The year will also mark Italian carmaker Fiat's second innings in India. The company's launch list for the year includes the diesel version of the Palio, the Linea and the Grande Punto.Fiat Cinquecento that comes with a price tag close to Rs 12 lakh.
The Maruti Suzuki Splash,the 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel car is essentially an upgrade of the Wagon R.Maruti is also gearing up to introduce the sedan version of the Swift and the diesel variant of the recently launched SX4 is not far behind.
The Fiat Bravo and the Mistubishi Lancer Gallant will keep the debut buzz alive.
Czech carmaker Skoda will finally join the party with its first hatchback offering__Fabia. Available in the 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel versions, the Fabia is expected to be launched in the Rs 5 to Rs 6.5 lakh range.Skoda will exhibit this new superb in 2008.
GM and Hyundai will bring in two SUVs in 2008. The Chevy Captiva and the Hyundai Santa Fe will debut in first half. New Honda Accord will come in around the same time, while it hopes to bring the new City in second half.
In the luxury car space too there will be plenty of action with the all new C Class from Daimler and the BMW M5 & M6 expected to be the star eye candies.
Honda is also set to launch new honda city, new honda accord, Honda civic Hybrid and enter in small segmant with new honda jazz/fit.
In two wheeler/new bikes-Suzuki plans to come out with the 150 cc bike in mid-2008, and a 250 cc bike by the end of 2008 and a launch of a 125cc scooter.Hayabusa (1,300cc) and GXR (1,000 cc) could be brought in India by March 2008 .
Honda Motorcycle is prepared to unveil three new products at Auto Expo in New Delhi with a 125 cc automatic scooter sector. Furthermore, the company will also introduce two new motorcycles in the 125 cc and 150 cc division.
Tvs ABS equipped two wheeler , CNG two wheeler and Scooty hybrid fromTvs
The 1.4 million unit strong Indian passenger car market will display more than 100 potential models at the Auto Expo in January though many of them are slated for an entry beyond 2008.