The Range Rover Sport Legacy - Tracing the Genesis of Performance SUVs
Except for the highly exclusive GMC Syclone and the Lamborghini LM002, performance SUVs weren’t a thing until Land Rover decided to step into the game. In 2004, Land Rover debuted a concept car called Range Stormer at the North American International Auto Show, and the rest is history.
Ranked - Top 5 Hottest Hot Wheels of all time
Hot wheels as a brand came into existence in 1968 when the founder Elliot Handler, also the co-founder of Mattel, got the idea of creating a competitor to Matchbox toy cars. The creator’s vision was to get a one-up on Matchbox by creating custom and more detailed cars taking inspiration from California’s hot-rodding culture, which was at its cusp in the late 60s and early 70s. The cars would have big wheels, big exhausts, and even superchargers, in tune with the trending auto culture of the time.
At $142 Million, The Mercedes "Silver Arrow" Could Be The Most Expensive Classic Car In the World
It is a well-established fact that for the longest time, the highly coveted title of the world’s most expensive car was held by a 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO which fetched $70 million at a private auction. But, all this while, the 1955 Mercedes 300SLR, which currently is a part of Mercedes’s heritage fleet, was valued at over $100 million. However, it was never active in the running for the title of the world’s most expensive car because nobody would have put their money on Mercedes parting ways with the car that not only cemented the auto marque’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship, but even birthed the German automaker’s racing endeavors in the post-war era.
Alpine A610 - Thirty Years of Rear-engined French Goodness
The Alpine A610 was as odd as they came. It was the quirky French performance automaker’s last hurrah before the brand was resurrected after 22 years of absence with the outgoing A110. This arguably iconic piece of French motoring from Renault’s relatively unknown performance brand recently celebrated its 30th birthday and reminded us how quirky French automobiles are much loved and celebrated by the automotive community.
Ferrari’s 4RM - The Forgotten AWD Revolution
The use and application of 4WD in consumer vehicles is nothing new. The first application of this technology was seen in 1893 when an English engineer, Bramah Joseph Diplock, patented a four-wheel-drive system for a steam-powered tractor. In 1903, Spyker became the first automaker to bring it to mainstream automobiles.
The true evolution of 4WD came about with WWII when all major manufacturers started developing lightweight vehicles with four driven wheels for the military. Soon enough, Germans found that the traction gains from a 4WD system could prove highly beneficial on the dirt roads of the Group-B rally stages as well. As a result, Audi became the first to fit its purpose-built performance car with an all-wheel-drive system in 1980, and the rest is history.
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica - the Spiritual Successor to the Gallardo Balboni
The Huracan is nearing the end of its life cycle, and the tradition at Lamborghini dictates that the last few years are reserved for special editions - a bucketload of them. A case in point is the Aventador that recently added its "final" iteration to the lineup with the Aventador Ultimae. Huracan’s predecessor, the Gallardo, was put through a similar regime after its nine-year production run. And now, Lamborghini has introduced the 11th iteration of the Huracan with the Tecnica.
TOSCO to Gazoo - A Brief History of Toyota’s Racing Division
The humble Japanese automaker Toyota, commonly associated with beige-looking Camrys and Prius jokes is not as humble as one might think. Toyota holds quite a few bringing rights, including the title of the world’s largest automaker. Despite the company’s current success, its journey in motorsports and its history with performance cars has been quite the uphill battle. So, let’s take a look at Toyota’s inspiring journey that has given rise to some of the most memorable cars.
The Rise and Fall of the Rotary Engine
In 1954, a German Engineer called Felix Wankel developed what he thought was going to be the next revolution in internal combustion technology. The biggest gripe that Wankel had with the existing engine technology was the harshness and vibrations that transferred through to the cabin. He decided to bypass this problem by creating an engine that had just two moving parts, making it a lot smaller than a conventional combustion engine, all while achieving the refinement levels that he desired.
Unfortunately for him, his invention was still crude and it was Hanns Dieter Paschke, an engineer from NSU who extensively reworked it to make it suitable for road use and mass production. His improved engine design was officially called the "KKM 57P" and this became the blueprint for all Rotary-powered vehicles.
Old Lambos bring with them a sense of occasion that none of its contemporary counterparts could manage back in the day, especially the cars flagged off under the reign of Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. Over the years, there have been plenty of limited runs and one-off Lamborghinis from the Diablo VT 6.0 SE to the Sesto Elemento and Sian, but in this article, we will take a look at some of the rarest and relatively unknown series production Lamborghini’s made in the 20th century.
The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin’s Attainable Super Coupe
The Vantage moniker was nothing more than a suffix reserved for the fastest version of a given model’s lineup. The first use of the Vantage name was seen with the DB2 from the 1950s. Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Under David Brown’s ownership saw the release of only 250 units of the DB2 Vantage, all featuring a 2.6-liter Lagonda straight-6 engine, which makes them one of the rarest series production Aston Martins from the period.
After the DB2, the Vantage nameplate was retired until it resurfaced eleven years later with the Series IV DB4 Vantage in 1961. The DB4 Vantage received the same treatment with a distinct design but the key ingredient was the engine upgrades which included three SU HD8 carburetors, along with revised cylinder heads with bigger valves and a higher compression ratio. The technical modifications gave it a 10 percent increase over a stock DB4. From a design perspective, this generation and its successor the DB5 are considered to be the finest of Aston’s designs.
5 of the Coolest and Collectable Fast Wagons on the Planet
It seems people are climbing back onto the estate car bandwagon and the likes of Porsche’s Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sports Turismo and the Mercedes E63-S AMG are definitive proof that fast wagons are still relevant. In this article, we shall pay homage to some of the dearly departed station wagons from yesteryears. But these aren’t your everyday estates for the school run, these are some of the fastest and coolest wagons that were overlooked, but now hold the potential of being future classics and collectibles.
Weird Cars and Their Even Weirder Engines
Over the years, road cars have gone through many changes and now we are at a time when we have truly mastered the internal combustion engine, but if it wasn’t for the unique, quirky, and cutting edge engines on this list, we wouldn’t have the incredible hypercars and the frugal econoboxes that we love and enjoy today. In this article, we shall look at 9 of the most unique internal combustion engines, that pushed the boundaries of engineering and paved the way for the cars of today.
Everything You Need to Know About Audi’s CPO Warranty
Audi is a brand that defines luxury and German engineering which makes pre-owned Audis extremely desirable. A Certified Pre-Owned Audi is perhaps the best and safest options thanks to the extensive inspection each vehicle has to go through to get a CPO status from Audi. And is the case with any good pre-owned, there is the reassurance of Audi’s CPO warranty.
In this article, we shall take a detailed look at Audi’s Certified Pre-Owned by assessing parameters such as coverage options, duration of coverage, and options for long-term protection. We shall also compare the Audi CPO program to some of the other top contenders to see if it’s worth it. We shall look into third-party extended warranty providers and for extended coverage.
Everything You Need to Know About Subaru’s CPO Warranty
Subaru is yet another Japanese brand known for Japanese ingenuity and inducibility. Their success in World Rally and amongst the American market is proof that the Japs know how to get things done.
Subaru’s Certified Pre-Owned program reflects the brand’s ability to understand the American demographic. There CPO program is accompanied by a generous warranty, reassuring the buyers of the quality of the pre-owned vehicles that’s got Subaru’s stamp of approval. In spite of all these advantages, there are a few things you should know, so in this article, we shall discuss the perks, advantages as well as shortcomings of a Subaru CPO warranty. We shall also look into some of the best third-party extended warranty plans to ensure continued coverage long after the factory warranty runs out.
The world of Aviation has inspired countless timeless designs in the automotive industry, but these two seemingly separate worlds of mobility have more in common than you think. In this article, we shall look at some of the most popular and successful automakers who played a key role in sculpting the aviation industry as we know it today.
What You Need to Know About Mercedes’ Warranty
Your new Mercedes might be nice, but did you know that it only comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty that covers the powertrain, corrosion preformation, and even includes roadside assistance. It’s a good thing, too, when you consider that the Mercedes parts catalog is ripe with parts that don’t fall on the cheap side. If the warranty booklet isn’t exactly written in your language (don’t feel bad, there’s a lot of fine print for a reason) that’s okay because everything you need to know about your Mercedes warranty is right here. Let’s take a closer look at Mercedes’s factory and extended warranty plans.
Can I Service My Own Car Under Warranty?
Car maintenance is essential not just for your car but also to keep enjoying the benefits of your extended warranty. While most people prefer taking their cars to the nearest workshop for routine maintenance, some prefer the DIY route. However, does service your own car risk voiding your warranty? In this article, we look at the dos and don’ts of servicing your car. We look at the cost and correct methods of servicing a vehicle that’s under warranty.
The Finer Details of Porsches Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
There is the German way of doing things and then there’s the Porsche way of doing things. Known for their psychotic attention to detail and cutting-edge innovation, this iconic Stuttgart-based automaker is all set to transform the world of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars.
In this article, we will discuss how Porsche’s CPO program differs in key aspects from other CPO programs and most importantly simplifies the process of owning your dream Porsche without having to worry about quality-related issues. We will also take a look at Porsche’s Vehicle Service Protection Plans and some of the best-extended warranty providers in the business to safeguard your new or used Porsche.
Tesla’s Warranty Detailed (2022)
Tesla vehicles are the embodiment of the future of mobility on four wheels. But with all this technological wizardry and seamless integration on board, even a minor fault can quickly turn into a catastrophic money pit. So in this article, we shall take an in-depth look at Tesla’s factory warranty and we will try to walk you through the kind of coverage that one can expect with a Tesla EV.
We shall also look at options for extended protection and even explore some of the best third-party extended warranty options to safeguard your Tesla’s electric drivetrain.
The Worst Extended Car Warranty Companies and How to Avoid Them
The extended warranty market has gotten out of hand. At one point the third-party market was nonexistent and the only way to get an extended warranty was to get one from the manufacturer. But the landscape has changed since the dawn of the 21st century. There are more third-party warranty providers than ever before and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. In a bid to get a piece of the action a lot of third-party warranty providers have popped up that are up to no good. In this article, we’ll look at how to avoid such companies.
BMW Extended Warranty - What You Need to Know
Modern BMW cars are technological marvels and are still considered some of the best driving machines in the modern-day automotive landscape. But in recent years, they have developed a bit of a reputation for being unreliable and overly complicated to fix. This is why BMW owners are recommended to buy an extended warranty plan be it a factory extended warranty or once provided by a third-party vendor.
In this article, we take an in-depth look at BMW’s factory extended warranty plan and we shall also examine the best third-party options to assure great coverage for your BMW. Depending on how often you drive your BMW and how long you intend to keep it, one of these could be a better choice for you. When shopping for a third-party extended warranty, we recommend you get quotes from multiple providers for the best possible deal for your BMW.
What Most People Look For In an Extended Warranty
There comes a time in a car owner’s life when their factory warranty is about to expire and they sit and contemplate whether they need an extended warranty or not. An extended warranty, better known as a service contract covers unexpected repair costs due to mechanical breakdowns or failures just like a factory warranty. In this article, we will try and simplify the process of finding an extended warranty that suits your needs by streamlining the decision-making process based on simple parameters.
Does A Car Warranty Cover Regular Service Costs?
A manufacturer warranty is quite comprehensive to ensure a hassle-free experience at least in the first few years of ownership. But what happens once your warranty ends? Should you get an extended warranty instead? Will your extended warranty match the services provided as part of your factory warranty? Well, these are common doubts people have and in this article, we uncover these questions and more.
What is a Vehicle Protection Plan? (2022)
A vehicle protection plan as the name suggests is a form of vehicle coverage that deals with specific repairs listed in the contract. Supplied by the manufacturers as well as third-party providers, a vehicle protection plan, commonly known as an extended warranty, offers protection against future breakdowns and makes car ownership a relatively hassle-free process.
In this article, we will look at the different kinds of extended warranty providers and based on a multitude of criteria, rank our top picks to help you make an informed choice.
Everything You Need to Know About Used Car Warranties in 2022
Used car demand has reached an all-time high despite the ongoing pandemic. But with more and more people restricting their search radius to their web browsers, they tend to rush into buying cars without spending much time with it in the flesh. So here’s the golden question, are the warranties offered by used car dealers any good? What if the car you bought already has a warranty? Can you buy an extended warranty for a used car? In this article, we answer all these quarries step-by-step to help ease your used car purchase.
The Economics of Extended Car Warranties
Extended warranties sound perfect. A simple service contract that at a minimal cost takes care of most pricy repair jobs for a long time. It looks too good to be true in some cases which may make people wonder, what is it that makes these contracts beneficial and more importantly profitable for the providers? What is the business model that supports this seemingly neat endeavor?
In this article, we will break down the economics of extended warranties. We will also talk about the basics of finding and purchasing an extended warranty which could save you from potentially devastating repair bills down the line.
What is an Extended Warranty? (2022)
The Definitive Guide For Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (2022)
When you buy a car off the showroom floor, for the first few years, it is covered by the manufacturer against major repairs and breakdowns under the factory warranty. But once the factory warranty is over, people are often left looking for an alternative form of coverage to protect their car from untimely repairs.
In this article, we will cover the basics of mechanical breakdown insurance and we’ll discuss their feasibility for new as well as used cars. We’ll also compare it to an extended warranty to help you find the best option for your vehicle.
What Are Vehicle Service Contracts? (2022)
A vehicle service contract can prove to be highly beneficial after your manufacturer warranty ends by ensuring continued coverage for major repairs and saving you from the unexpected expenditure.
In this article, we break down the workings of a vehicle service contract and fix the common misconceptions people have regarding this topic.
How to Cancel an Extended Car Warranty
An extended warranty is a great option to ensure coverage for your vehicle after the factory warranty ends. There are plenty of options available for those looking for an extended warranty with manufacturers as well as third-party warranty providers offering comprehensive plans. But what if you want to cancel your extended warranty for some reason? This article looks at everything there is to know about canceling your existing extended warranty.
Is It Possible to Buy an Extended Warranty After Your Warranty Expires?
All modern cars are offered with a warranty from the manufacturer’s end which ensures coverage in case a major part of the drivetrain, powertrain, or key electrical system fails unexpectedly within the warranty period. The basic warranty offered by manufacturers can last anywhere between one to five years.
You can also purchase an extended warranty for your vehicle which ensures coverage beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period. Manufacturers offer in-house extended warranty programs but in most cases, the extended warranty needs to be purchased before the factory warranty ends. But what if you want to buy an extended warranty after the fact? Here’s a guide to help you choose the best protection for your vehicle after your factory warranty expires.
What to do if a Dealer Refuses to Cancel an Extended Warranty
Look to cancel an extended warranty plan but the dealer won’t let you cancel it anymore referring to the terms and conditions that you signed at the time of buying the warranty? Fear not, in this article we break down the legal and other aspects that can prevent such occurrences and help you cancel your warranty.
How to Check if my Car Has an Extended Warranty
Warranties come in all shapes and sizes. Most people are only aware of the factory-provided bumper-to-bumper warranty which lasts anywhere from one to five years. But there are types of warranties like a powertrain warranty which can last up to ten years and 100,000 miles. Even used cars and certified pre-owned cars (CPOs) can come with warranties. So how do you check for one? In this article, we look at how to check your car’s factory and extended warranty.
Car Warranty Insurance - Do You Need It?
How to Transfer A Car Warranty to a New Owner
When you sell your car, the registration and insurance are transferred to the new owner. But what about your car’s warranty? Well in most cases they can be transferred as well and the transfer process is easier than you think. So here’s a guide to walk you through the basics of car warranties be it a factory, aftermarket, or certified pre-owned (CPO) protection plan, and how to transfer them so you can get the best deal when you go to sell your car.
Powertrain Warranty - What it is and Why You Need It (2022)
Most automakers provide both bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties with new vehicles. But what is a powertrain warranty and why is it usually longer than other forms of warranties? This article will dive into the working of a powertrain warranty to help you make the best use of it and decide whether you need extra coverage or not.
Car warranties come in all shapes and sizes. They can broadly be categorized under five major types which include bumper-to-bumper, powertrain, corrosion, emissions control, and accessory warranties. All these components are covered under the factory warranty program that most manufacturers offer with a new car and the duration for this coverage can vary from one to five years depending on the brand and the vehicle’s segment.
How to Choose the Best Extended Car Warranty
An extended Auto Warranty is a term that is frequently thrown around, but is it something you actually need? If so what kind of Extended Warranty should you go for? In this article, we will try to simplify the process of choosing an extended warranty by helping you choose the plan that’s right for you.
What Does A Car’s Factory Warranty Usually Cover?
Most car brands offer a Warranty on new vehicles but the duration and the components covered under a warranty can vary from brand to brand. So let’s take a detailed look at how a manufacturer warranty works and if there are better options that can help improve your car ownership experience.
Mechanical Breakdown Warranty vs. Extended Warranty
A common doubt amongst car owners is whether they should opt for mechanical breakdown insurance or extended warranty plans since both claim to offer similar coverage and protection benefits, at least on paper. So here’s a detailed guide comparing mechanical breakdown insurance and extended warranties to help you debunk the myths and make the right choice.
Does a Car Warranty Cover Routine Maintenance?
In this article, we’ll explain what’s covered under car warranties, how to have your car serviced under warranty, and the best car warranty companies for routine maintenance. These recommendations are based on our review of the best-extended car warranty companies in the industry, and exactly what they offer.
Unless you own a car workshop or call yourself a DIY junkie, at some point, you must have considered getting an extended warranty for your car. But with so many options and misconceptions around this topic, it is hard to come to a consensus. So here’s a simple guide to explain whether or not you should invest in an extended warranty program or not.
Are Extended Car Warranties Really Worth It? (2022)
You’ve just purchased a new car or a new-to-you car, and you’re wondering whether or not you should go for one of those fancy extended car warranties you were offered by the dealer or saw on TV. Are extended car warranties actually worth it? Well, the answer to that question depends on your financial situation, the car itself (in terms of reliability, age, and mileage), and which extended car warranty you’re going for. In this guide, we discuss the pros and cons of extended car warranties, the average cost of auto repair, alternatives to extended car warranties, and the shortlist of warranty providers that you should consider.
The Most Expensive Ferrari in the World (2022)
Ferrari ownership is an entry into an exclusive club, but not all Ferraris are treated the same. Some of those Ferraris enjoy a status that exceeds the realm of exclusivity. Here’s a list of the priciest and most exclusive cars wearing the iconic prancing horse.
The Cheapest Ferraris Money Can Buy Today (2022)
The cheapest new Ferrari on sale today starts at over $210,000, which is a lot of money. But what if you want the full-fat experience of owning a prancing horse without having to break the bank? Fear not because we have compiled a list of proper Ferraris that will make you look like a million bucks for the price of a new Accord!
The Cheapest Porsche Money Can Buy Today
Porsche is a brand revered by auto-enthusiasts around the world. Though the Stuttgart-based marque is best known for its 911 range, they tend to fetch top dollar, especially the older cars, and this makes them inaccessible to the masses. But Porsche DNA has blessed a lot of other models over the years, so here are our top Porsche picks for enthusiasts on a budget.
The Best Affordable Sports Cars
The famous artist Gerald Brom once said “Everything comes with a price. Everything. Some things just cost more than others”. I guess Brom never got to drive any of the cars from our list of best cheap sports cars because these four-wheeled dream machines are definitive proof that one doesn’t necessarily need deep pockets to enjoy the thrill of driving. So without further ado, let’s dive right into our top picks.
How Much Does A Tesla Model X Cost?
The Model X remains largely unchanged for 2022 including its exorbitant price tag. The 2022 Tesla Model X carries an MSRP of $106,440 for the entry-level Long Range model while the range Topping Plaid comes with an MSRP of $121,440. But the updates it received for the 2021 model year continue to keep things interesting.
The Most Expensive Cars in the World
With the rise of the global economy, economic disparities are also on the rise. For every hundred millionaire CEOs and Business owners, we have a billionaire business tycoon to prove that the disparity between the rich and the ultra-rich has been on the rise. The best case study of this phenomenon can be found in the automotive industry which has started catering to this rising crowd of ultra-rich. Lately, the grounds of Geneva Motor Show and Concours d’Elegance have been overflowing with super expensive, limited production vehicles to cater to the rising set of clientele that needs something way more special than your regular crop of Ferraris, Bentleys, and Porsches to stand out from the hoi polloi of car collectors. So Here’s a comprehensive guide to the most expensive modern automotive icons that make your regular crop of supercars look like economy cars.