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Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

With so many options out there, getting an e-scooter is nowhere near straightforward

The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.

But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.

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TopSpeed 2020 Honda Buying Guide

TopSpeed 2020 Honda Buying Guide

What does Honda have on tap for 2020?

Honda rolls into 2020 with the usual handful of Bold New Graphics items that include additional paint packages and not-so-subtle changes to the liveries across the board. The renowned Africa Twin family sports a new flagship with its Adventure Sports ES and ES DCT models, but for the most part MY20 is more about the improvement of existing models. Toward that end, you’ll find a handful of models which come with improved electronics packages as standard equipment instead of optional this year, but little in the way of newness to be found. (Spoiler alert; all of this changes for MY21.)

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Everything We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

Everything We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

It Could Be As Powerful As The 2008 Nissan GT-R R35

We will get a new Nissan Z-car. The new Nissan Z car is due for a reveal in the coming years, and some suggest we may even see it at the next Tokyo Motor Show or at NAIAS in 2019. Mind you, this information is yet to be confirmed, but we already know that Nissan is working on a replacement for the 370Z. I am telling you again - the new Nissan Z car will come. For me, this is a huge deal as I really liked the 370Z in its purest, least expensive form. Ignore my emotions from now on as I try to elaborate on what the new Nissan Z car should be. Believe me, so many rumors circulate on the Internet that it is almost impossible to separate right from wrong and truth from deception. In that regard, I am going to give you a rundown of the most logical solutions Nissan may employ for the creation of the new Z car.

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How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

You’ll need to prepare your bank accounts if you want to buy a Tesla

Tesla is, without question, one of the most popular automakers today. The California-based electric car company boasts a sexy — no pun intended — lineup of EVs, ranging from the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. It also has several models in the pipeline, including the Cybertruck, Semi, and the new Roadster. Tesla’s appeal as a car brand is palpable in the streets. You see one, and your eyes immediately gravitate towards the vehicle, as if it’s asking why you haven’t bought a Tesla yet. There, though, lies the rub. See Tesla’s are expensive. The entry-level Model 3 starts at $37,990, but that’s without the myriad of options, accessories, and add-ons that you’re going to be compelled to buy to make the ownership experience worth it. Ultimately, you’re going to have to spend at least $50,000 to get a loaded Tesla Model 3, and that price hits six figures when you opt for the Model S and Model X. So, how much does a Tesla cost when you factor in all the options that are available to a specific model? We took a look at each model that’s out on the market and those that have yet to arrive to give you a clearer picture of how you have to spend.

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10 Things the Ferrari Purosangue Needs to Take on the Competition

10 Things the Ferrari Purosangue Needs to Take on the Competition

It Is Not An SUV, But It Is A Ferrari Utility Vehicle

Ferrari will build an SUV. I am not joking, the company made an announcement. It will be called the Ferrari Purosangue. That’s the official name of the Ferrari SUV. Ok, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri implicitly said that he does not want to hear “that word” in the same sentence with the word Ferrari. “That word” being SUV. Ok, Camilleri, I will not do it. Ever. The new Ferrari... truck… will be the most amazing piece of technology ever attempted with the “that word” layout. Luckily, we do know a thing or two about the new Purosangue.

Digression: Is the word crossover any better? Maybe, but I feel it sounds too soft for the status of a Ferrari. The Honda CR-V is a crossover for crying out loud.

The new Purosangue may take a layout similar to what we have been accustomed to with the onslaught of performance SUVs, yet the Italians promised to make it a proper thoroughbred. Incidentally (not really), Purosangue translated from Italian actually means thoroughbred. Is it just me, or the name Ferrari Thoroughbred (in English) wouldn’t sound bad at all? We have a Superfast and we like it, don’t we? Enough with the strange ideas. Purosangue it is.

Christopher Smith of Motor1 explained how to pronounce it:

“PUR-o-SAN-gue. There are four syllables, with emphasis on PUR and SAN. Phonetically speaking, start with PUR, as in a cat purring. From there just say a soft O as in oh, then SAN with a long A sound like saahn, and finish with GUE, which sounds like way but starting with a g – gway. PURR - oh - SAAHN - gway. See? It’s totally easy.”

OK? OK!

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The Best Car Battery - Review and Buyer's Guide

The Best Car Battery - Review and Buyer’s Guide

Here’s a list of top ten batteries you can opt for

A battery is one of the most vital organs of a car. Without a battery, you cannot even start the car. Generally, batteries tend to last for a few years, but is largely depends on various circumstances and situations. Some folks may have to replace it after half-a-decade, some much less often. But, it also depends on the battery you use. Every car has a certain requirement and the battery that matches the specs the closest will be the perfect fit and ensure longevity. So, we’ve listed out the 10 best car batteries that you can buy today.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

The F-150 Raptor has finally found a worthy contender in the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

From the day Ram revealed the TRX Concept, people have been calling it the Raptor-killer. The concept TRX came with loads of off-road accessories, a big engine, and a star factor that made people believe that it could dethrone the Ford F-150 Raptor. Four years later, the company revealed the production-spec 1500 TRX, and it retained almost everything displayed in the concept truck. At the onset, the 1500 TRX is very impressive, but can this new entrant take on the veteran F-150 Raptor with the DNA of the company that has been ruling for decades together?

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2021 Subaru Forester Buyer's Guide - Price and Trim Levels

2021 Subaru Forester Buyer’s Guide - Price and Trim Levels

Here’s what’s new about the 2021 Subaru Forester

Subaru is keeping the Forester fresh for the 2021 model year with subtle tweaks. In the process, the base sticker takes a hike, going from $24,495 for the 2020 Forester to $24,795 for the 2021 Forester. Granted, the $300 bump in price isn’t that much, not when it’s justified by the list of features.

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The 10 Best Drift Cars for Beginners

The 10 Best Drift Cars for Beginners

Get your feet wet with these drift cars for newbies

For most of us, driving a car is an acquired skill. You start slowly, learning car terminologies and road rules before the practical driving lessons take place. Driving is easy to learn so long as you take it seriously.

Drifting, on the other hand, is far more difficult to learn. First, you need to know how to drive before you can drift. Second, the required skills needed in drifting are more complicated than the ones you need to start driving. You need hours and hours of practice to get the proper techniques of drifting.

Most of all, you need a proper drift car to get you started. On that note, here are 10 affordable drift cars that you can buy to help get your feet wet in the world of smoking tires, engine squeals, and all that’s great about drifting.

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Top Speed's 2020 Harley-Davidson Buying Guide

Top Speed’s 2020 Harley-Davidson Buying Guide

Take a look at what Harley-Davidson has on tap for 2020

Harley-Davidson stepped up its game a notch ahead of the 2020 model year with a beefed-up lineup, starting with the mid-year release of its new entry-level cruiser, the Softail Standard. The apparent lag in rider-controlled ride-quality electronics was thoroughly addressed by the Reflex Defensive Rider Systems bundle, and for the electric-bike fans out there, the much-discussed/rarely-seen LiveWire has finally landed on showroom floors. A special Fat Boy marks the 30th anniversary of the model line alongside three new CVO models and an expanded Road Glide family with an S-model Low Rider to round out the new MY20 models.

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The Best Car Buffers and Polishers - Review and Buying Guide

The Best Car Buffers and Polishers - Review and Buying Guide

In need of a new car buffer or polisher? Here’s our selection and where to find them

We get it. Taking care of your car is close to a sacred ritual and the right tools turn it from a weekend chore into a pleasure. When it comes to buffing or polishing your cars, the options aren’t short on the market, so we tried to simplify things for you with these 10 buffers that come in all sizes, shapes, and price tags. Check them out.

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The Best Car Upholstery and Interior Cleaner - Review and Buyers Guide

The Best Car Upholstery and Interior Cleaner - Review and Buyers Guide

Here’s a list of the best car upholstery and interior cleaners that will keep your cabin fresh and clean at all times

People generally take care of the exterior of their vehicles, either wiping the dust off or giving it a proper wash often. Some folks who love their vehicles to the bits even detail it themselves or get it done from outside to make it look shiny and new at all times. But, often, the interior is neglected. We may clean the dash and stuff once in a while, but what about a deep cleaning?

The cabin tends to get dirty and spoilt quite often, and things get even worse if you use the vehicle to transport stuff regularly. And, if you have light-colored upholstery and panels, well, God bless you. The cabin cleaning and detailing requires extra effort, and to help you out with that, we’ve listed some of the best car upholstery and interior cleaners money can buy.

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10 Must-Have Car Features To Look For Your Next Car

10 Must-Have Car Features To Look For Your Next Car

These 10 features are important in enjoying the full driving experience of your next car

Cars today aren’t just cars anymore; they’ve become four-wheeled technological hubs, fitted with a dizzying array of tech features that can make anyone’s head spin, Regan from the Exorcist-style. It’s hard enough to keep track of all the standard tech features included in cars, but the real madness happens when you’re presented with a catalog of options, packages, and accessories, all of which are available for the taking.

The downside to all of this is that the more features you avail, the more expensive the cart becomes. On that end, we’re presenting a list of car features that we believe are must-haves for your next purchase.

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Suzuki GSX-R model lineup guide

Suzuki GSX-R model lineup guide

Which GSX-R should you buy?

Suzuki caused a tectonic shift in the motorcycle industry with the GSX-R750 and 35 years later the name still a sure-bet go-to for riders with racing aspirations. Any of the Gixxers – the 1000, 750 and 600 – are bikes capable for fast times on the track right out of the store.

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Top Speed's Guide to the 2020 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

Top Speed’s Guide to the 2020 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

New models and new engines bring excitement for 2020

Indian Motorcycle, under the broad Polaris umbrella, rolls into its 2020 model-year with a number of improvements, modifications, and additions to its already-robust lineup. New FTR models and bobbed-out Scouts join the 2020 lineup of existing bikes. New engines for 2020 include what was formally a crate engine. The punched-out Thunder Stroke 116 joins the production line and Indian has a net-new engine in the PowerPlus V-twin. The much-discussed Challenger family marks a new direction for the design staff with its broad fixed fairing and focus on performance.

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2020 KTM Buying Guide

2020 KTM Buying Guide

A look at KTM’s 2020 street lineup

KTM’s 2020 street lineup continues the tradition of offering race-capable motorcycles. Well known for its orange, white, and black livery, KTM offers bikes in single-cylinder, parallel-twin and V-twin configurations.

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Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

With so many options out there, getting an e-scooter is nowhere near straightforward

The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.

But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.

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Top 10 Best Cars for New Drivers

Top 10 Best Cars for New Drivers

Understanding that what you want doesn’t necessarily mean what you need

It goes without saying that buying your first car is a big deal. It’s one thing to just go and buy one car that suits your fancy; it’s another thing entirely to buy one that does more than that.

There are a lot of things to consider when buying your first car. Does the car suit your taste? Does it have a spacious interior? Is it fuel efficient? How well does it ride? Is it fast? Is it powerful? While you’re not obligated to answer all these questions, you need to find the ones that you want answers to. That’s going to shape your decision-making process. Of course, the ultimate question still has to be answered: how much does it cost? Get an idea on what you can and can’t buy, and you’re on your way to taking that next big step in your life.

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Top Speed 2020 Vespa Buying Guide

Top Speed 2020 Vespa Buying Guide

Vespa’s 2020 lineup explained

Launched, oddly enough, from the aircraft industry, Vespa is the quintessential scooter. Since 1946, Vespa defined the classic look in reliable, uncomplicated transportation. The Vespa line of scooters ranges from 50 cc to 300 cc, and from youthful exuberance to business-like dignity, all combining iconic designs with modern technology.

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The Most Anticipated Cars Coming in 2020

The Most Anticipated Cars Coming in 2020

2020 looks like a treat for every car enthusiast out there

This is not a time to dwell on what 2019 brought to the car world. Sure, it was a full year, scattered with intriguing debuts and paradigm-shifting new cars, but as things stand, 2020 will pick up where 2019 left off when it comes to debuts of all sorts.

We’re going to see some iconic nameplates getting a resurrection just as we’ll see more and more electric cars of all shapes and sizes rushing to the market. What’s more, the sports car slash supercar world is ready to receive some exciting names, so stick with us to find out which are the most anticipated cars coming in 2020.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Gearheads: Miniature Supercars You Can Afford

Christmas Gift Ideas for Gearheads: Miniature Supercars You Can Afford

The world’s most iconic supercars in a box

It’s almost Christmas and it’s time to finish up that gift list you’ve been working on. Buying gifts isn’t always easy, but we’re here to help. Whether it’s for the Secret Santa at the work place or just for a friend, we have a few cool ideas for the car enthusiast.

Sure, you can always go with accessories, books about cars, or a ticket to a racing event, but you can’t go wrong with a scale model car. Especially if it replicates a supercar that no one of us, the Average Joes, will ever afford. Is the recipient dreaming about buying a supercar someday? Well, why not get him started with a miniature. There’s plenty to choose from and our list doesn’t even begin to cover it. Let’s have a look.

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