10 Best Ways To Upgrade Your Car For Less Than $5,000

When the urge strikes to buy a new ride, but money is the biggest problem, invest in one of the below ways to upgrade old Betsy for less than five thousand dollars. Just a few small changes can significantly improve the look and feel of any vehicle, making it seem like a brand new ride. Working on an existing car is a great investment and can be fun to do as a home project. It also significantly increases the value if selling is ever an option.

What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Buying a car, whether new or used, is a commendable achievement. Once you venture into the market, you will encounter a lot of flowery sales pitches, half-truths, and lies from salespeople. It is essential to keep in mind that car sellers want to get rid of stock, and the only way they can do that is if you buy the car regardless of its condition. To avoid taking home a piece of metallic junk, this article will educate and inform you on what you should look at before closing the deal. This will help you to avoid potential mechanical, financial, legal, and other problems that may result from buying a poor quality vehicle.

Best Ways To Improve Fuel Economy

There are plenty of good reasons to try to maximize a car’s fuel efficiency, whether it is out of concern for the emissions produced from gas-powered vehicles, or simply a desire to save money at the pump. One of the major determinants of how far gas takes you is the kind of car you drive. Lighter, more efficient cars can get up to thirty-five more miles per gallon than larger, bulkier trucks. But what is often less appreciated is two identical vehicles can deliver significantly different gas mileage, depending on how they are treated. The way you drive and maintain your car can make a huge difference over time. Here are five tips for extending a car’s fuel economy to get the most out of it.

Safest Vehicles On The Road

Audi A4
The Audi A4 has received a 2018 top safety pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This small-sized luxury sedan features a number of innovative safety features as standard. Standard safety features include driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front passenger occupant detection for airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake pressure distribution, electronic stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system. In its crash rating test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Audi A4 scored ‘good,’ the highest score, on crashworthiness the driver’s side, passenger’s side of the vehicle, as well as on the roof of the sedan. The vehicle also scored a top ‘good’ rating on the ease of use of the child seat anchors.

The Best Trucks of 2018

Ford F-150
The F-150 can be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in the segment, providing almost any feature you could want. Heated seats: check. Backup camera with surround view: check. Adaptive cruise control: check. You can also spring for the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which takes the guesswork out of reversing a trailer into place. The classic F-Series also got a facelift, wide horizontal bars on the grille are changed based on what model you purchase, but all designs have a very Chevy look to them. With four engines to choose from, ranging from a 2.7L V6, through to a 5L V8, there is something for everyone in Ford’s lineup.

Top 10 America’s Favorite Truck

1939 Chevrolet Half-Ton
This shiny model was hailed as the best-looking truck in Chevrolet history. (Check out those fenders!) It was also a workhorse that could haul a 1,060-pound load and get over 20 miles per gallon. As with all post-Great Depression pickups, seats got wider and cushier for a more car-like cab. Value: $12,000

Top 10 Wild Super Cars 2018

Corbellati Missile
When you think of the fastest cars on Earth, you think Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and of course Corbellati. Who? Never heard of Corbellati? Neither have we, but the privately funded Italian startup is aiming its Missile (points for originality) at being the world’s fastest supercar with a terminal velocity of 500 kmh, or 310 miles per hour. Motivation for the Missile is provided from a race-sourced, twin-turbo 9.0-liter V-8 with a paltry 1,800 horsepower. The car’s chassis is carbon fiber, as is its body. It’s the dream of the Corbellati family, and it’s just that, a dream.

Best 10 Electric Cars Under $30,000

10. Volkswagen e-Golf — $21,495
We all know by now that the Volkswagen Golf is a practical and charming little hatchback. And if you don’t know that there’s an electric version called the e-Golf, with a price tag under $30,000, it’s possible you’ve seen one but didn’t even notice. If’s a regular ol’ Golf body powered by a 115-horsepower electric motor, good for up to 83 miles of travel per charge. The e-Golf’s MSRP of $28,995 comes out to $21,495 after the federal tax credit, which, frankly, isn’t a bad price for a VW these days. There is a catch, though. Volkswagen only offers the e-Golf in certain states, so check with your local VW dealership to see if it’s an option for you.

The Top Electric & Hybrid Cars

Mercedes-Benz C350e
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e PHEV features a real-world all-electric range of just 9 miles per full charge; a 51 MPGe combined gas/energy fuel efficiency rating from the US EPA; and a gas/petrol fuel economy rating of 30 MPG. Pricing for the model begins at $47,900.

Most Expensive Cars In The World Of 2018

10. Aston Martin Valkyrie — $3.2 million
Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first hypercar and is undoubtedly the best. This is an upgraded and renovated version of the Red Bull AM – RB 001. The design and structure emulate that of a formula one racing car. The driver and passenger are expected to sit in a reclined feet up position. The car has a mid mounted V12 engine and has an exceptional 1:1 power to weight ratio.

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10 Best Ways To Upgrade Your Car For Less Than $5,000

When the urge strikes to buy a new ride, but money is the biggest problem, invest in one of the below ways to upgrade...

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