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Merry Christmas. Here are ten cars that you won’t be under the tree this year; it’s the top ten cars not sold in the U.S.
The rules for this one are simple, the car cannot be available for sale in the United States. We do know our readers are international, so its okay for those outside the U.S. to rub it in if you can buy one in your home country. Even better, in the spirit of the giving season, you can make us feel better by sharing cars that you wish were available in your home country.
We’re hopeful that maybe if we’re really, really good, Santa will drop some of the following cars in our driveway next year.
Last week was the top ten cars for 2008, but we still want to dream, so these are the top ten concept cars from 2008. The rules for this are much simpler: the car had to be in an auto show or officially recognized by a car manufacturer in 2008.
That leaves a pretty big field still out there so we narrowed it down further by eliminating cars that are have already been altered to their final production form (like the European Ford Focus RS), or cars that were a concept at the beginning of 2008 and are already for sale. As always, write-ins are encouraged (we may even change the list with enough protest.)
We are getting to the year end so we will be presenting plenty of lists of our top ten favorites. To start it off, TopSpeed’s Top Ten New Cars.
Here are the rules:
The car must be new or significantly improved this year
These are manufacture’s car not tuner cars
All cars must be available for sale in the U.S. (cars not sold in the U.S. will be its own list)
We do not have to pick from this list as our car of the year
Write-ins are encouraged (we may even change the list with enough protest)
Cadillac may be making valiant efforts to compete against Japanese and German marques, but those looking to buy used aren’t interested. The Cadillac DTS and STS were among the ten luxury cars with the lowest residual value after five years listed by Forbes Magazine, based on statistics compiled by the publishers of the Kelley Blue Book.
Of course, though the list makes interesting reading, it does not necessarily reflect the residual value of a current model. Though (...) > Full story
Everybody’s got there own list, but Cars.com polled its readers to create a new list, in honor of the release of “Transformers.”
Here they are: “Back to the Future’s” DeLorean DMC-12 “Smokey and the Bandit’s” Pontiac Trans-Am “Ferris Buehler’s” Ferrari 250 GT “Goldfinger” and Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 “Bullitt’s” Mustang fastback “Wayne’s World’s” AMC Pacer “American Graffiti:” the “piss yellow” 32 Ford deuce coupe “The Blues Brothers” ex-cop car Dodge Monaco “Ghostbuster’s” 1959 Cadillac ambulance “The Italian (...) > Full story
How much are you willing to pay for luxury? How much is enough and what is the best investment to do when buying a new luxury car?
All of us know that the Veyron is the most expensive car, and US makes no exception. But then again, the Veyron is not a car for the old granny that wants to own a luxury car (that’s because there is no other way she can impress a younger guy!).
So, which are the most expensive cars in USA? That’s if you are interested and want all the people to know you are (...) > Full story
With Summer and the vacations here is allways good to know which are the greatest vehicles for road trips. Even if the gas prices get higher in the last few months, this doesn’t mean the Americans won’t do their usual traveling. "Families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less-expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants. But they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways."
According to latest study, more (...) > Full story
What do all this models have in comun? Maybe that they are luxury cars, or maybe expensive. No, is not that. The only thing they have in comun is this: they are not on sale yet, but they have a very long waiting list.
These cars have a big impact on the brands they represent — more than likely, an impact out of proportion to the expected sales volumes — and most of them, like the high-performance, 2008 BMW M3, are new versions of an existing model name. This illustrates an age-old, auto (...) > Full story
How easy is for you to choose the sexist man or woman in the world. I’m sure is not that hard with women like Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba, and with men like Sean Connery or Brad Pitt. But they are unique, in the cars world is totally different. Because there are multiple Ferraris, Mercedes, Aston Martins, Porsches, Audis and many many more. So which one is the sexist from all this?
To make it easier for you, Forbes made their own list with the top ten sexiest cars: Sexiest Car for (...) > Full story