Buyers Guide

TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

TopSpeed 2020 BMW Buying Guide

See what BMW has on the table for 2020

BMW Motorrad has long been known for the quality of its products, and the factory earns that reputation anew with its MY2020 lineup. In-house electronic innovations and mechanical refinements hold the marque in good stead against even the best market performers around the world. Sporty demeanors and luxe appointments combine across the model spread, and the factory has something for everyone with its Urban Mobility segment up through the top-tier touring machines.

Read more
view grid view horizontal compact blog view
2023 Polestar 2 Specs, Pricing, and Complete Buyer's Guide

2023 Polestar 2 Specs, Pricing, and Complete Buyer’s Guide

The Polestar 2 has been updated for the 2023 model year, but is it enough to pose a threat to the Tesla Model 3?

The Polestar 2 has been with us for quite a while now, and over the years, the Swedish EV brand has been giving it incremental updates. For 2023, however, the updates are much more pronounced, especially under the skin, though it’s not significant enough to be considered a mid-cycle facelift. Due to these updates, the Polestar 2 has been given a price increase across the range. The Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 (+$2,500), while the Dual Motor version now starts at $51,900 (+$700). These prices do not yet consider the $7,500 federal tax credit and $1,400 destination fee.

Read more
What's The Best Bike For A Beginner?

What’s The Best Bike For A Beginner?

The choice is surprisingly large and nearly all of them are good

Whether you’re just starting out in motorcycling or returning to riding after a few years away, there is a great choice of small bikes out there that don’t look or feel like small bikes.

Read more
Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S Plaid - Here's All You Need To Know

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S Plaid - Here’s All You Need To Know

Here’s how two of the world’s most powerful production cars compare to each other

The Lucid vs Tesla war is actually a lot deeper than one can imagine. Lucid is currently spearheaded by Peter Rawlinson, the man who is responsible for the Tesla Model S!. So, in its essence, the Lucid Air can be considered as the Model S’ spiritual successor. The Tesla Model S has made a name for itself as a premium electric sedan and didn’t face stiff competition from any other electric car until the Lucid Air came out. That says a lot, doesn’t it? The Air has countered the Model S on almost all fronts; range, performance, features and specs, etc. Looks are subjective, so we’ll let you decide which one looks better. And, as for the pricing, the Air starts cheaper than the Model S, but goes well over the Tesla’s pricing. Now, given how the Air is spec’d pitting it against the standard Model S doesn’t seem fair. But, how does it compare to the Tesla Model S Plaid? Well, that’s what we will find out in this guide!

Read more
Everything You Need to Know About Audi's CPO Warranty

Everything You Need to Know About Audi’s CPO Warranty

Here’s our detailed guide to Audi’s Certified Pre-Owned program

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.

Read more
Everything You Need to Know About Subaru's CPO Warranty

Everything You Need to Know About Subaru’s CPO Warranty

Here’s everything you need to know about Subaru’s Certified-Pre-Owned 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.

Read more
What You Need to Know About Mercedes' Warranty

What You Need to Know About Mercedes’ Warranty

Here’s a detailed review of Mercedes factory and extended warranties.

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.

Read more
Can I Service My Own Car Under Warranty?

Can I Service My Own Car Under Warranty?

Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you with the basics of DIY car maintenance without sacrificing your 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.

Read more
The Finer Details of Porsches Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

The Finer Details of Porsches Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Here’s everything you need to know about getting your first CPO Porsche.

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.

Read more
Tesla's Warranty Detailed (2022)

Tesla’s Warranty Detailed (2022)

Here’s our detailed guide to Tesla’s factory and extended warranty.

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.

Read more
The Worst Extended Car Warranty Companies and How to Avoid Them

The Worst Extended Car Warranty Companies and How to Avoid Them

Here’s a guide to avoid possibly fraudulent and troublesome extended warranty providers.

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.

Read more
The Most Powerful Naturally Aspirated Cars

The Most Powerful Naturally Aspirated Cars

Who needs forced induction? These 20 cars pack the most powerful naturally-aspirated engines

Naturally-aspirated engines do not rely on turbos or superchargers to make big horsepower, and as such, they either need to have a large displacement or be capable of high RPMs. Some of the greatest engines, ever made are naturally aspirated and unfortunately, some of them have already been replaced with smaller turbocharged units. With that being said, it is our duty, as enthusiasts, to remember them. Without further due, these are the greatest and most powerful NA cars ever made.

Read more
BMW Extended Warranty - What You Need to Know

BMW Extended Warranty - What You Need to Know

Here’s our guide to find the best extended warranty for your BMW.

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.

Read more
What Most People Look For In an Extended Warranty

What Most People Look For In an Extended Warranty

In this article we discuss the key attributes that people look for while purchasing 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.

Read more
Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide

Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide

Unibody trucks aren’t very popular, but they do offer some benefits over their traditional body-on-frame counterparts

Pickup trucks have been the best sellers in the U.S. for a very long time. In fact, in 2021, the top-three selling vehicles were the Ford F-Series, the Ram pickup, and the Chevy Silverado. This should give you an idea as to how popular pickup trucks are Stateside. While these utility vehicles are getting better in terms of looks, features, and overall premium vibes, they still don’t offer the best ride quality or good fuel economy. But, there is a solution for this – unibody trucks.

Unibody trucks aren’t considered real trucks by a lot of people, mainly because they can’t be taken on any path and can’t tow as much as a traditional body-on-frame truck. However, unibody pickups offer crossover-like handling, ride quality, and fuel efficiency, thus giving you a sweet mix of both worlds. There aren’t a lot of unibody trucks on sale today, but we’ve listed them out here. Before we start with it, let’s get to some basic questions and answers about unibody trucks and designs.

Read more
10 Cars You Should Buy Before It's Too Late

10 Cars You Should Buy Before It’s Too Late

These 10 cars are going to appreciate in 2022. Now may be the best time to by one

Vehicles tend to be expensive, especially when they are significant, rare, or high-performance, which is why most of us spend an inconceivable, for a normal person, amount of time, scouting for great offers on our dream cars. With that said, the market is currently in turmoil, and vehicle prices continue going up. The following 10 cars (plus one) are currently appreciating in value, but are still relatively attainable, so if you are thinking of buying one, now may be as good a time as any.

Read more
Does A Car Warranty Cover Regular Service Costs?

Does A Car Warranty Cover Regular Service Costs?

In this article we talk about getting coverage for your vehicle after the factory warranty ends.

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.

Read more
What is a Vehicle Protection Plan? (2022)

What is a Vehicle Protection Plan? (2022)

Here’s a comprehensive guide to Vehicle Protection Plans along with our top recommendations.

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.

Read more