Archive for October, 2010

The New 2011 Ford Focus

MSRP: $16,640 – $19,670

 

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Ford has launched a new model of Focus which is called the 2011 Ford Focus. It features a major change in its exterior and interior look plus its technical features was improved. The latest model has a more stylish grille, new headlights, and redesign taillights. It also highlights a redesigned compartment with silver metallic finishing on the dashboard and center console, available ambient interior lighting, and available leather seating with contrast stitching.

You can choose among the seven available colors using a switch on its ambient lighting system. The colors are red, blue, aqua, purple, white, green and yellow.


Refinements were done to the suspension and chassis to improve ride and handling. Improved audio performance and road noise were reduced because of the improved sealing on the vehicle implementing its promise which is making your Ford your second home.

The Focus offers a 2.0-liter, Duratec 20 dual-overhead-cam, inline four-cylinder engine delivering an estimated 136 hp. The new engine also offers improved air intake system, cooling and exhaust system are designed to improve the smoothness, efficiency, and response of the powertrain.

The new engine also brings a variant which qualifies in states adopting California emission standards that qualifies Focus as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle when using the Duratec 20E engine.

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Breathalyzers: The Alcohol Level Tester

You can’t say no to alcohol on a Holiday party or a Friday night out, right? However, when too much alcohol is consumed, you need to face the consequences that may follow. One of which can possibly be an accident. Because of drunk drivers, several accident reports were submitted.  This increasing number of victims due to intoxicated drivers got the attention of the authorities and government.  As a result, a Breathalyzer is required for everyone to have on their cars.

It comes in different forms but they have the same purpose which is to measure the level of blood alcohol that you have.

How It Works?

Simply blow for 5 seconds then wait. A green indicating light and you are good to go; yellow and you may want to wait a while before you go home; while red indicates you should hand your keys to a friend.

For the breathalyzer that can be connected to the IPhone or Ipod, simply connect it at the bottom (all current models supported except iPod Shuffle) as shown in the picture. Fold out the “blow wand” and exhale for a minimum of five seconds. After 2 seconds, your blood alcohol level will be displayed on the LCD screen to advise you whether or not you’re ok to drive. If you blow over, a built-in timer can be set (from 1 minute to 8 hours) to remind users to take the test again.

The Breath Test Pen works just like a standard breathalyzer, but instead of blowing into a bag, you blow into a hole in the pen top. It takes just seconds; and if you’re beyond the limit, the green LED light turns to red. It is very easy to use and carry around and it’s an excellent accessory for all drivers.

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Simple Car Maintenance Tips

Keeping your car’s good condition is not that easy. That is why a lot of people prefer sending their cars to their trusted shops rather than fixing the problems themselves. However, it is imperative not just for any car lover but an owner to know the different things he should do in maximizing the car’s performance. Here is a list of the things you can do to make the most of your cars.

Tip # 1: Wash your car regularly.

Cleaning the interior and exterior of the car is recommended on a daily basis. As often said, your car reflects your personality. Thus, you should be concerned with how your car looks all the time. It is advisable that you use water in washing the car so as not to pressure the car paint.

Tip # 2: Fix minor problems as soon as possible.

Be very sensitive with your car. When you hear any noise, or observe a change in the car; it is important to immediately deal with it. Not waiting for your car to get worse would be the most basic tip you could get in maintaining the car. Check out Right Solution, Inc. for the different services they can offer you for your car.

Tip # 3: Buy original parts

Buying original parts for your car would pay off. Your car’s performance is maximized since the replacement parts you have used are specifically made just for your car. In the long run you will definitely save your time and money.

Tip # 4: Change the oil regularly.

Changing the car’s oil will keep its engine in a good condition. Since the car’s engine is one of the most important part of the car, having it conditioned will strongly affect the car’s performance.

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2011 Nissan Altima Coupe – Your Next Dream Car

The 2- door Nissan Ultima Coupe once again is offering a high-value, high quality and high style coupe for the Altima customers who are in quest for a more personal and fashionable appearance.
The 2011 Altima Coupe is available in 2.5 S and 3.5 SR trim levels, equipped with 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines, respectively, and each is offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission). Exterior colors for the 2011 Altima Coupe are limited to Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver.
The 2011 Altima Coupe’s exceptional exterior design is intended to stand out in a crowd of sedan-based two-door models with a perfectly proportioned body having a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than the Altima Sedan. The overall size weight can contribute to the Coupe’s sportier driving feel.
Also other features of this 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe includes a standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with audio streaming, advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ Real-Time Information services (XM® subscription is required but it sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

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Water Car Python: Your Dual Purpose Car

The Python is the fastest amphibious vehicle in the world and its price starts at $200,000.00. It is capable of more than 60 miles per hour when on water and also more than 125 miles per hour on land. When the vehicle is on land, it uses a standard engine while when at water, a jet engine is used for water propulsion. Whether you have selected the water mode or the land mode, the performance is absolutely outstanding.

The car was designed from the ground up using the most state of the art hull design. The custom designed doors are built to keep water out and permit easy access from the water. Its interior is based on a boat design with captain chairs in the front and wrapping bench at the back.

Each Python is hand built giving the customer choices of over 60,000 exterior colors and 4,000 interior colors. Every detail, every curve, every screw, everything on this vehicle is built from the best materials to withstand even the harshest of conditions.

Python Specifications:

Weight: 3800 Lbs Height: 66”

Height: 66” Length: 20’ 6”
Width: 82” Water Speed: 60 Mph

Land Speed: 125+ Mph How Many Passengers:5
Engine: 1 Rear engine Gm LS1 – LS9 Transmission: 4 Speed Standard
Gear Box: Mindiola Marine Propulsion: Jet
Wheel Size: 20” X 255 Brakes: Four Wheel Disk Power Brakes
Steering: Power Steering Wheels Retract: Pneumatic
Octane Used: 91 Octane Pump gas Cooling System: Closed system coolant
Hull Design: Planning Doors: 2

Source: http://www.watercar.com

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Car Lover: David Beckham

David Beckham is known for his love of cars. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche and the now requisite Hummer are just a few of his Luxury cars. During the early days of his profession in Manchester he has a BMW M3. In 2005, he turned down an offer of a free Ferrari from Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. His reason behind that is because of already having one.

Here are the cars that he has on his collections:

David and Victoria Beckham getting into his Ferrari Maranello.

Beckham’s Bentley GTC

Car of David Beckham – Lamborghini Gallardo

David drives his gorgeous open-top Aston Martin Vantage V8 in Madrid when going out with his wife Victoria.

David Beckham leaves for a training session in his Hummer during the time he played for Manchester United.

Aside from buying for himself, David also buys cars for his wife Victoria and his son Brooklyn.

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World’s smallest Automobile

The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled micro car that was manufactured last 1962 and 1965. It was manufactured by Peel Engineering Company. The Peel P50 costs £199 when brand new. Currently, it still has the record of being the smallest ever auto mobile to go into production having the dimensions of 134 cm long and 99 cm wide. Also, it weights 130 lbs.
The car was advertised to be capable of seating an adult and a shopping bag. The door of the car was on the left side and the car includes a windscreen wiper and a single headlight. Daytona White, Dragon Red and Dark Blue are the colors available for the car.
The P50 uses a 49 cc (3.0 cu in) DKW engine which gave a speed of approximately 61 kilometers per hour (38 mph), and it is equipped with a three-speed manual transmission that had no reverse gear. Consequently, rotating in a restrained spot could only be achieved by pushing, or lifting the car using the handle on the rear and physically pulling it around. The makers and users claim that the fuel consumption of the car is 100 mpg.

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