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How to Choose an Auto Detailer for Your Classic Car

If you’re a classic car owner, then I’m sure you’re struggled with the problem of finding a competent automobile detailer. You know, one that you actually trust your car to. Now, a lot of classic car owners just detail their own cars, but personally, I would rather pay someone responsible to do the work for me. So, how would you find someone who can detail classic cars? Here are a few suggestions.

Car Shows

Car shows need competent detailers for the cars in the show. One way to find a great auto detailer is to call up a few shows and ask them who they use. Most shows will be happy to tell you who they’re using, because they probably want to throw that company or person more work.

If you’re a car enthusiast, you probably go to a few car shows, yourself. If you’re attending a show in your area, find out who the organizers are and ask them who they use for auto detailing. They’ll probably be happy to tell you.

Luxury Car Dealers

 

Another great place to look for an auto detailer for your classic car is at a luxury car dealership. These folks have to keep their cars looking sharp. Just find the owner and tell them you collect cars, then ask them who they would recommend for some detailing work. If you tell them in advance you’re a collector, then they’ll see you as a potential customer and want to help you more.

Your Kids

Here’s what I did that worked great! When my kids got old enough, I taught them how I wanted my car detailed. I paid them well, because to do it right takes several hours. Having your own in house work force might be the best of all of these alternatives for automobile detailing.

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Auto Business

Remind Honda Dealers ‘Naughty’

To achieve more profits, no naughty dealership. They deliberately withhold sales of some cars. And while there are consumers really want a car, the dealership was immediately catapulted the car selling price.

Of course it is tarnished Honda in providing the best service to consumers. Honda also reminded that the entrepreneurs and dealers really meet the needs of consumers
“I think there are some dealers who use this occasion, the dealer usually is held by traders or businessmen. So if there are 10 units of vehicles 2 units prices raised, so the problem is that consumers want.
Agent Brand Holder that the function is determining the price. Therefore, for the dealers do not try to cheat.

for consumers who have already ordered they should have gotten loot. And if consumers do not get under the agreement, it can be directly discussed with dealer or can contact the camp.

“More importantly, when consumers had ordered it to be given on time.

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Ford Set ‘Sister’ Fiesta

Cheap car market is indeed being will become a trend. Not only in Indonesia, but also in the level of the world. Ford car manufacturers even claim to be interested to instantly create a car that could be cheaper than the Ford Fiesta.

Ford Motor Co CEO. Alan Mulally admitted that it is now carefully considering to sell the low-cost car which would take the base of the famous subcompact car, the Ford Fiesta.

However, despite intending to make a car worth under Fiesta, Ford does not intend to create a new brand.

“We are looking around the world the opportunity to sell the car under priced Fiesta.

Segments that will be entered by Ford, according to Mulally they named ‘value B’ which refers to the similarity measure in the B-segment cars like the Fiesta but with a cheaper price.

In Europe alone Ford already has valuable cars under the Ford Ka Fiesta that takes the base of the Fiat 500. But small cars like the Ford Ka is not considered as the best candidate for a global car market with diverse desires.

In any car priced alternative is to increase the company’s revenue for the world’s economic powerhouse, Asia, still hungry for affordable vehicles.

Nissan has announced it will give birth again Daihatsu in Indonesia, India and Russia will be the mainstay of their cheap car segment. Similarly, creating a brand new Renault Dacia Renault in 2004, which at the end of this year is expected to be capable of removing 1 million cars worldwide, up from 813 thousand last year.

Meanwhile, compatriot rival Renault, PSA / Peugeot-Citroen has also been announced for the show which will bear the cost model Peugeot and Citroen brands at the Paris auto show, which will be held later this month.

In Indonesia, the government is aggressively refine rules Low Cost and Green Car which will give the birth of cheap cars in Indonesia. Daihatsu, Suzuki and Daihatsu have already expressed an interest to participate in the program.

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Auto Service

Radiator & Auto Cooling Systems the Basics

It can be said that to auto owners their radiator and cooling systems are at least familiar to them. Since an automobiles’ radiator and cooling hoses are readily visible under the hood, and it is estimated that up to 4 out of 5 vehicle owners routinely top up their own glycol anti-freeze liquids this is no major revelation of motoring maintenance to most.

Overall and to summarize the cooling system of your vehicle – be it car, truck, or SUV does exactly what its name suggests – it removes, reduces and fundamentally its function is to remove heat from your engine system expelling this waste heat into the nearby air. Without this essential cooling system of your “power-plant”, the heat built up from the exploding gasoline vapors (in a gas engine), would soon overheat and ultimately ruin your engine. Interestingly on the other hand, automotive cooling systems are not nearly as essential to the running and ongoing maintenance of diesel engines. Diesel engines last a lot longer than gas ones overall. Diesel fuels are essentially waste oils; they do not burn as hot. Additionally the fuel oil provides great lubrication for the pistons as they slide in their shafts, whereas in gas engines the gas vapor provides no lubrication and on top of that serves to wash oil off the engines’ cylinder walls.

Your cooling system is built so that a mixture of ethylene glycol antifreeze liquid and water flows into the passages cast into your engine block, where it absorbs heat. A water pump – generally a belt driven device, running directly off your engine itself, circulates this hot coolant liquid mixture, through the engine and then out via a standard auto coolant hose into the radiator of your vehicle.

To increase air flow through the radiator – in an effect to get more cooling power out of your rad system a fan draws air through the fins or tubes on the radiator itself. These fan systems used to be driven almost exclusively directly off another belt on your engine, now many are electrically driven, thermostatically controlled units.

How does the cooling system work overall? Waste heat from your engine is conducted via your engine “block” to the coolant fluid. Then the fluid is circulated by the water pump unit, through the channels of your engines’ heavy metal block, through the rubber coolant hoses, which you should be easily spotted when peering into your engine compartment. These coolant hoses pass from their fitting on the engine ultimately to the radiator. Thus the hot antifreeze coolant carries the engines’ waste heat from the engine directly into the radiator where the air flowing (or drawn by the working rad fan) expelling, diluting and exhausting waste excess heat from your vehicles’ motor into the nearby air.

An autos’ cooling systems runs so well, and are generally so dependable in their functions and functioning that few give the coolant and heat system its due – until problems occur. Generally it is either a case of overheating due to excessive vehicle draw, or slow driving in very hot temperatures and climates with low coolant fluid levels. However interestingly another case in point where a malfunctioning cooling system draws attention is in cold climates where a vehicles interior heating may not be not be enough coolant fluid or circulating antifreeze to allow for the vehicles’ interior car heater to warm up its occupants, or defrost the autos’ windshield sufficiently for automotive safety & driving concerns.

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Led Avanza MPV

After the Eid holidays, Toyota did a pretty sharp acceleration. In September Toyota has recorded total sales of 33,705 units, or approximately 30.4% growth compared to the achievement in August, a total of 25 848 units.

President Director of PT Toyota welcomes Toyota’s sales growth achieved in the last month. Moreover, the growth was achieved in almost all segments of Toyota vehicles.

Toyota grateful recorded impressive achievements in the last month, in which virtually all segments recorded growth of Toyota vehicles.
Throughout the month, the segment multi purpose vehicle (MPV) Toyota posted the biggest growth, ie 40%, of the total sales of 15,222 units in August to 21,307 units in September.

Toyota Avanza which became the backbone in this class posted sales of 14,989 units in the last month or grow to 37.8% compared to the achievement of 10,875 units in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the two line-up of Toyota products in the MPV segment, the Toyota Kijang Innova posted a 47.1% growth with total sales of 6039 units, as well as Toyota Alphard grew 15.8% with sales of 279 units.

In the segment of sport utility vehicle (SUV), Toyota recorded encouraging results with growth of 39% to the total sales of 4635 units. In this class, the Toyota Fortuner 4×2 incised very impressive results with growth of 81% from 1029 units to 1862 units in August to September.

Toyota Fortuner sales growth was driven by one of the new variants of Toyota Grand New Fortuner VNTurbo introduced in August 2012, getting a positive response at the national automotive market.

In the sedan segment, Toyota’s sales growth in the last month driven by the entry-level sedan, one of which is represented by the Toyota Vios, with a total of 1681 units. This achievement is up nearly 25% compared to 1346 units in the previous month. In total, sedan segment recorded a growth of 12.8% with sales of 2029 units in September.

Meanwhile, Toyota 4×4 segment also recorded a significant growth. Throughout the month, the class represented 4×4 Toyota Fortuner and Land Cruiser posted 31.2% growth with total sales of 206 units.

Overall, Toyota’s passenger car sales totaled 30,335 units, growing by 33.4% compared with the previous month as the achievement of 22,737 units.

Not only posted positive results in the classroom passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle sales Toyota is also experiencing growth. During the last month, Toyota Dyna recorded total sales of 2265 units or an increase of 14.1% compared to 1985 units in the previous month.

Sales of Toyota Dyna 2 ton vehicle segment in September recorded a record high this year. During the January-September 2012, Toyota Dyna has recorded total sales of 14,505 units.

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Adding Express Detailing Services to Your Already Successful Car Wash or Automotive Business

Express Detailing is a term, which has been marketed and inevitably defined by fixed site car washes in their attempt to increase average per ticket transactions. By using express detailing as an “add-on” service for between $35.00-$60.00 they are able to up sell a $4.99 exterior wash direct mail coupon that a customer brings in to a $40.00- 70.00 charge. Their theory is sound and tends to work well for them. A car wash in and out wash which takes 10-15 minutes for vacuum, tunnel wash and dry and then another 15-20 minutes for a solvent polymer wax, with dash and tire dressing is consistent with their industry $/hour goals. Now car wash owners have gone one step further with The Blue Coral Wax Treatment.

This is a wax put on while the car is still wet, thus eliminating the drying step. The wax is rubbed on the wet car, dries to a haze and is wiped off which dramatically increases efficiency and adds even greater revenue. Thus by speeding up the process they cater even more to the new consumers attitude. “I want it now”, the quicker the better, give me my detail, I have things to do, I’m outta here. Similar customer attitudes are found in the demands of e-commerce where you buy a product today and it shows up at your doorstep next morning guaranteed by Fed EX or Two day service by RPS, Airbourne, UPS, Emery Express, or Fed EX.

In a world of co-branding, point of destination strategies and co-op marketing, all industries are evolving and diversifying to capture greater profits within a single brick and mortar location or as is appearing more commonly on Internet web sites. In general much of the new thinking has been customer driven due to lifestyle changes, low unemployment, time factors and quality of life issues of the consumer. If you look at amazon.com which now sells tapes, records and toys when previously it was strictly a books sales site. It can quickly add new revenue streams by offering it’s customer base more reasons to buy more things. You to see the revolutionizing effect of this trend? We have on-line search engines being paid million dollars from car companies and furniture companies for their industries exclusive rights to e-commerce directly on those sites. As Starbucks begins to sell housewares on their web site, and Home Depots add McDonalds inside their stores and Bank of Wal-Mart opening it’s own brand of bank within its 5 superstores; you have to think that ‘express detailing’ at car washes is simply a natural progression. Many professional detailers would disagree saying these types of services are different animals. Some complain that fixed site car washes have ruined the true definition of the term detailing. Yet if you look closely this is nothing more than true capitalism in a free market system generating additional revenues with existing resources.

Think about it for a minute. Professional Detailing Centers often do glass repair, window tinting, pin-striping and graphics, gold plating, ozone treatment, dent repair, color sanding, upholstery repair, wood grain paneling, and even after market auto accessories. These are all industries in their own right and these industry leaders with their own definitions and trade publications and accepted operational procedures complain about us offering similar services as professional detailers. They say we are stealing their customers and not providing the same quality workmanship as the craftsmen do in those industries, which may or may not be true. For example a person specializing in upholstery repair for twenty years can obviously do a better quality job than a detailer on fabrics of almost any type. You are affecting his bottom line with an inferior service since you don’t have 20 years experience in upholstery repair understanding the dynamics of thirty different types of fabric, dyes, and manufacturers suggestions for preservation.

Should he be mad at you for offering a greater array of service to you customers? No, the upholstery craftsman will need to have his own set of value added services and products he can offer to his customers such as removing and replacing seats and headliners and using the highest grade fabrics and stainless steel screws. You must have a specialty or an area of expertise, but you must also understand and then cater to the needs and more importantly the wants of your customer. If you don’t know their wants and needs, ask your customers directly in an informal survey or indirectly during conversations.

 

Saying that fixed site car washes have destroyed the meaning of the word detailing may be true to some extent. Yet one must ask, “Did McDonalds destroy the definition of a hearty breakfast when it introduced the ‘Egg McMuffin’ in Santa Barbara, CA?” Comparing ‘express detailing’ with a complete detailing service is merely another apples and oranges issue. We as professional detailers realize that there is no comparison. Why does this make so many of us angry? It is all those years of perfection being thrown out the window? But do not look at it that way, look at it as an incredible opportunity. Channel the frustration and anger into energy and perseverance. The fixed site car washes with their quick wax, ‘express detail’ have popularized the phrase ‘detailing’ to an entirely new group of consumers who normally might not be interested in your services prior to this introduction. It is up to us to expand upon this and take advantage of the fact that now the general workforce is buying detailing services. Sure it’s inferior, but a need, a want and desire to spend money for detailing has been formally introduced. This has opportunity written all over it as Bud Abraham said in a speech he delivered at the ICA (International Carwash Association) annual conference in Las Vegas.

Many feel that this new spin on the old terminology of detailing has adversely affected the professional detailers retail business. Fixed detailers must adapt to this market challenge or loose a large percentage of their retail detail volume and thus have their profitability affected. By differentiating their service and educating customers to the definition of a ‘Full Detail’ or ‘Complete Detailing Service’ the professional detailer is able to cater to the ideal retail customer in the middle to upper income classes. Generally members of this market segment understand the difference and are aware of the value of a real detail versus an express service. This high-end crowd can be as much as 15-35% of the professional detailers retail clientele. Let’s say that a Professional Detailer has 70% of its business in new and used Car Dealerships and other fleet customers who occasionally need detailing. Vehicles such as rent-a-cars, work vans, or sales cars for corporations and 30% in individual retail, the higher per car profit of all services offered. It is not good business sense for a Professional Detailer to simply ignore that much of their customer base, and therefore they must develop a strategy to help customers and clients understand the difference between the express service and full detail.

Some of the communication problems come into play when a customer is convinced that the $50.00-$60.00 (sometimes as low as $35.00) he or she paid for an express detail is the same service they will get when they pay a $100.00+ complete detailing service. Even when the higher price comes from a professional and reputable detailing establishment and not a 30 minute ‘express service’ from a car wash. Unfortunately unless otherwise educated, perception becomes reality.

The problems are compounded when you throw the mobile detailer into the loop. Usually charging $60.00-$80.00 and then calling his detailing services a ‘full detail’. This market player is fiercely competitive for price as he attempts to establish his new business and has the advantage of on-site service. Many of these new small companies will be in business for a summer or two, or at most a couple of years. Many opt later to establish fixed sites and raise their prices due to increased capital expenditures such as a phone system, fixtures, electrical work, reclaim devises and work benches and increased overhead or rent, electricity, office supplies, water, and reclaim waste water removal. Established mobile detailers who last over two years generally develop a larger clientele and raise their prices simply because of supply and demand economics. Their prices will usually be $100.00+ for a complete detail.

Many also offer a monthly program including washes, detailing services and monthly billing. Most mobile operations have not adopted the term Express Detailing because they believe they do a better job than the car washes with regard to quality. Many mobile operations will continue the low price of their original full detail of $60.00-$80.00, but now use the term ‘mini-detail’. This allows them to charge a full detail price to new customers but still offer previous customers and those original customers’ word of mouth referrals a low price without giving away services. It also allows them to tap into the customers that may not be able to afford a real detail but still wish to have detailing services for ego reasons, being able to tell friends, “I had my car detailed.” Why own a BMW if you can’t have it detailed. This appeals to the young executive on his way up the ladder.

A few mobile detailers have used the term ‘express detailing’, which adds even more confusion to the issue. “What is an Express Detail anyway?” Most of the new mobile detailers eventually go out of business or raise prices due to environmental reclaim issues, competition, seasonal weather, lack proper image, inferior learn as you go training or lack of industry knowledge. Many of the new professional detailers in our industry come from the mobile sector and they tend to price and deliver whatever they can sell to the customer, using the word detail whenever they think it will command a higher price. They will use the word detailing loosely to sell the job.

I think it would be fair to say that the word ‘detail’ has been over used for marketing purposes at fixed site car washes and has caused problems with the definition and mystique of professional automobile detailing. It has caused havoc for those true professionals who have worked hard and sacrificed to keep the word sacred for many years and have prided themselves in the most excellent service.

Many Old Time Detailing Professionals have been forced to address this express detailing issue by adding express services to their menu of services. This appeases the customer’s desire for quick and affordable service between quarterly of semi-annual full detailing appointments. Sometimes this cannibalizes full detailing services but if done correctly it can attract new customers to your business ho will eventually try the real thing. Once they do they will be hooked forever. By letting your customer’s experience a full detailing service you will build your complete detailing customer base.

See the chart provided to us by Nicholas J. Vacco, a seasoned detailing veteran. These are the things most full and complete detailing services include:

FULL DETAILING-INSPECTION CHECK-LIST

EXTERIOR:

_____ Make sure all wax is removed

_____ Check for wax dust

_____ Check emblems and crevices

_____ Check to see if \chrome has been polished

_____ Check grill and all front areas for bug removal

_____ Look at rocker panels for tar

_____ Check wheels for brake dust

_____ Check white walls

_____ Make sure tires are dressed evenly

_____ Check wheel wells

_____ Make sure wheel well lips are clean

_____ Check all bezels for wax removal and cleanliness

_____ Check windows for smears/paint overspray

_____ Look at mirrors for cleanliness

_____ Check headlights/tail lights for cleanliness

_____ Check moldings, weather striping, front air dams, bumper strips for dressing

_____ Make sure vinyl top is clean and conditioned

_____ Check wipers for overspray

INTERIOR:

_____ Make sure carpet is vacuumed

_____ Check under seats

_____ Check ash trays

_____ Check rear shelf

_____ Check carpet for stains and cleanliness

_____ Check seats for stains and cleanliness

_____ Look at door panes for cleanliness

_____ Check dash board; ac vents, gauges, radio knobs, steering column, levers, crevices

_____ Check all chrome including seat belt ends, door handles, step plates

_____ Make sure all vinyl and leather has been evenly dressed

_____ Check headliner, visors, sail panels

_____ Check dome light area

_____ Check seat belts

_____ Make sure all pedals are cleaned

_____ Check lower dash for dressing

_____ Check all door jambs for cleanliness and tar removal

_____ Check consoles and glove compartment for cleanliness

_____ Check windows; below inspection stickers, inside rear brake lights, window tips

_____ Check rear view mirror

_____ Check vanity mirrors

_____ Make sure mats are in trunk

_____ Check to see that personal items are placed in clear plastic bag

_____ Check for plastic drivers seat cover

_____ Check for paper mats

_____ Be sure a hand-out flyer has been placed in car

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If a professional detailer will simply look past customer perception that “a detail is a detail” and educate them on the differences, then that professional will get the best of all worlds. By letting car washes introduce the idea and market to the consumers of the world, you will get free advertising. By car washes using the term detailing, even if it is out of context and even if they lower the once high standards in the minds of consumers, they still have opened the market ten fold. Now that this market is wide open and almost everyone has become in their own minds a detailing customer; it is up to the professional detailers to show them ‘a real detail’. It is up to us to expand our retail market mix, to expand that percentage of our business’ total sales.

Once the customer experiences the difference, they will see our point and know that an ‘express detail’ is merely a glorified wash with a hand wax, some extra dressings, and perhaps some carpet cleaning thrown in for good measure. It is hardly what professional detailers call a ‘complete and full detail’. Once your customer has become accustomed to a real detail and received a service which has exceeded their wildest expectations, that person will be a walking, talking one-person sales army for you and every other professional detailer in our industry. So press on! Let’s make believer out of our retail clientele one customer at a time.

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Start Your Own Car Wash, Valeting Or Detailing Business Successfully (Part 1)

Starting in business for yourself can be a very daunting proposition and in today’s credit crunch climate, every new car cleaning operation needs all the free help and advice they can take, to keep their business growing profitably during the first three to six crucial months.

You can pre-determine the success and profitability of your new car wash, valeting, detailing or specialist detailing business by working through our simple guides and making professional and not emotional decisions when deciding how, where and when to get started.

This article looks at how you can evaluate the opportunity.

Remember – Always Do Your Research Thoroughly – Before You Start!

Whether you have even taken the brave decision to leave your current employment, follow your dream and go it alone or interested in the car care industry because of redundancy or lack of other work opportunities, the key to any successful start up car wash operation is to do your research first.

 

Make sure that there is a demand for the type of car cleaning business you hope to operate in your area you want to work in, before you start creating long drawn out business plans, buying chemicals and equipment or having leaflets printed.

One of the most important aspects is to determine if you are entering a specific market segment that has room to grow, or is already over-supplied within your area.

To understand the status of each specific market segment, you need to determine who your main competitors are, estimate their current volume of business, and establish the percentage of market that is already taken (and why).

Only then will you arrive at what the market potential is for your new business that exists today.

The role of continued market growth has to be seriously considered as well – as it’s very easy to have too many suppliers and too few customers.

First take a trip to a number of local automated, jet wash or hand car wash and valeting centres to see how their operation works and determine each businesses benefits and customer base.

Spend some time at each operation and take make notes on the volume and type of cars that are cleaned and the services they are offered. Even if you are thinking of opening a mobile car valeting business, this gives a good indication of how people treat their cars (often through lack of choice) and how you can improve on the service they are currently receiving.

During your assessment you might discover that most of the businesses have no redeemable benefits and no value added proposition, but rather they are “just another car cleaning business.” This gives you an opportunity to do it bigger and better, with more care and customer service!

By using an online service such as a mobile car cleaning company your compiled information and search, within a 5-mile radius of where you’d like to focus your business, to see who else is competing in your car cleaning sector.

At the click of a button you can find out details of all car wash openings and other news results and information for any given area in the country. Although these are not specific and exact figures, they still can be very helpful in making rough estimates of the opportunity in your area and how these businesses have faired since opening (i.e. are they still trading – if not why not?).

You can check at any given time whether other car wash operators have applied for planning permission to open a site within the area. If they have already deemed the area has “significant market potential” this means that you can piggyback on their research and take advantage of their belief in operating a profitable business there.

By using all the data available, you can estimate the percentage of the market that is being served by the existing car washes and specifically for the type of car wash business you are considering. When you’ve arrived at that number, you will then know what portion of the market is truly non-competitive.

If that number alone gives you the volume you’re projecting for your business, then your analysis is finished. However, if that number does not give you the volume you want, to make the returns that you need, there is more research work to be done and decisions to be made on the realistic potential of the business.

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Auto Modification

Make Avanza-Xenia Soft Suspension

Weakness of the legs on the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia is located in a rear screw is too tenuous. This is what makes the best-selling family car in Indonesia is stiff and hard as it passes through uneven roads. “Ideally distance rear screw as tightly around 2-3 cm, while the Avanza-Xenia has about 5 cm. The solution is to replace with a connection another car in a custom, ”

Per connection  in question belongs to BMW 320 for USD $ 1.2 million or owned by Toyota Great Corolla with a more affordable price of Rp 800 thousand. To be balanced, you should also change the future by using a similar connection car above the price of the same. “If one parcel locker per front and rear so the price is only USD 1.5 million, including construction costs quickly pairs with about 1.5 hours because do not have to unload the rear tires,” said Iqbal.

This friendly guy if you want to add more leverage again, change the factory default sokbreker still using oil with semi-gas system. Weakness sokbreker oil is single action so pull up harder. While sokbreker semi-gas system is double action makes the pull down and up quite soft. To sokbreker connection branded Kayaba cost Rp 750 thousand (front) and Rp 400 thousand (rear). “If the new Kayaba Ultra costs Rp 1.2 million to Rp sokbreker front and rear 450 thousand,”

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Maybach Exelero Made in Germany

Previously, we know the Ferrari 458 or the car for U.S. $ 300,000 Lamborghini Aventador as the most expensive car. However, with the development of automotive technology, many cars manufactured upscale with an outrageous price.

Average the most expensive car is produced (limited edition) and are produced by manufacturers from Europe and America has experienced in producing top grade cars the world.

As AmenRoom Dot Com (ARDC) quotes from TheRichest.Org, most expensive cars in the world today is the Maybach Exelero. A high-performance car designed and manufactured by luxury car manufacturer Maybach.

Here’s a brief review of the 10 most expensive cars in the world:

1. Maybach Exelero

Price: $ 8 million or Rp 72 billion (U.S. $ Exchange Rate 9,000)

Country of Origin: Germany

Engine: V12 twin turbo

0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds

This car was first produced in May 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany. The company that produces it is Stola in Turin. This vehicle is designed or produced only once, the initial objective to showcase high-tech automotive sector. Working together also with Tyre from Fulda Exelero a leading tire manufacturer. The two companies that produce this car and have not been previously collaborated for the first time they joined in 1938. Fulda tires produced was used in Limousines SW Mayback 38. Currently Exelero limited production of only 10 units with a selling price of U.S. $ 8 million to U.S. $ 10 million.

2. Bugatti Veyron Supersport

Price: $ 2.6 Million or $ 23.4 Billion

Country of Origin: France

Engine: 16-cylindars, 1.200 hp

0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds

Fastest and become the world’s second most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport. With a price of $ 2.6 million, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport is a Bugatti that has been tested by VW engineers. It has a power of 1200 hp quad-turbo engine 8.0-liter W16 engine and aerodynamics are built according to standards that can help this car can be driven up to a top speed of 267.81 mph. Plus the luxury of exceptional design.

3. Ferrari 599XX

Price: $ 2 million or USD 18 Billion

Country of Origin: Italy

Engine: 700hp V12

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Ferrari 599XX with powerful 700-hp engine models from manufacturers without turbo V12 engine or supercharger. With accelerated to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. So far Ferrari has not announced the official price, but rumors are circulating worth estimated at U.S. $ 2 million.

4. Zenvo ST1

Price: $ 1.8 million or USD 16.2 billion

Country of origin: Denmark

Engine: 1.250 hp V8

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Zenvo ST1 is produced by the car manufacturer from Denmark. This car has power 1.250 horsepower, aided again with turbocharge and supercharged 7.0 liter V8 engine. Car prices reached $ 1.8 million.

5. Koenigsegg Agera R

Price: $ 1.7 million or U.S. $ 15.3 Billion

Country of origin: Sweden

Engine: 1.115 hp, 5.0-liter V8

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Designed with a dual turbo engine 5.0-liter V8, Agera R from Sweden made a super car Koenigsegg has 1.115 horsepower. It cost about $ 1.5 million for the Agera usual, and if you want to add the R badge should add another cost of $ 211,000.

6. Lamborghini Reventon

Price: $ 1.6 million equivalent to U.S. $ 14.4 Billion

Country of origin: Italy

Engines: 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12

0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

Lamborghini Reventon debuted in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor show ranks. At that time the car is the only car Lamborghini most expensive ever produced.

7. Aston Martin One-77

Price: $ 1.4 million equivalent to U.S. $ 12.6 Billion

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Engine: 750hp, 7.3-liter V12

0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

Aston Martin One-77 is one of the vehicle with a full-carbon chassis with a dramatic style. The engine has the power of a giant power v12 engine 7.3 liters, equivalent to 750 horsepower. The engine is still common and widely used in Formula 1. The price is set at $ 1.4 million and is only produced as many as 77 units.

8. Maybach Landaulet

Price: $ 1.4 million, equivalent to Rp 12.6 Billion

Country of origin: Germany

Engine: 620hp 12-cylinder

0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds

Maybach Landaulet is pegged at $ 1.4 million. Unconventional Mercedeze-Benz manufacturer, car manufacturer combines the classic style and futuristic Pebble Beach. Designed with 625 Landaulet models and is powered by a twin-turbo v12 or has the equivalent strength of 543 horsepower.

9. Pagani Huayra

Price: $ 1.3 million, equivalent to Rp 11.7 Billion

Country of origin: Italy

Engine: 700hp Mercedes-Benz-made V12

0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds

Well-known but not talked about. This car gives a stylish look like catfish. Huayra is the second supercar made by Pagani. Similar to the previous production of the Zonda, the car is considered to be the best car, the Huayra engine powered by 700-hp twin-turbo V12 Mercedes and can reach a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.

10. Hennessey Venom GT

Price: $ 1 million (1,200 hp edition) equivalent to Rp 9 billion (exchange rate USD 9 thousand)

Country of origin: United States

Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V8

0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds

Known as a twin-turbo Dodge Vipers and other tech machinery, Venom GT became prime car from Hennessey Performance. Nonetheless, this car has a chassis that was donated from the manufacturer Lotus Elise platform. Giving power supercharged 6.2 liter GM V8 engine sourced from making has its 1.200 horsepower and cost pegged at about $ 1 million.

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Toyota HiAce Supe Grandia

Toyota HiAce Super Grandia is part of Toyota’s fifth-generation Hiace exclusively launched in the Philippines. In 2006, the new top-of-the-line Hiace Super Grandia was launched, being the first ever Hiace in the Philippines with a standard automatic transmission. With a worldwide reputation for proven performance to back it, the HIACE Commuter is designed from the ground up to match today’s active lifestyles, and comes loaded with features to make driving more comfortable, more stylish and more enjoyable.

Specifications:
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Engines: 2.5 L, 3.0 L D-4D diesel, 2.0L, 2.7L VVTi Petrol
2-TV headrest monitor
Dual sliding door, ABS, keyless entry
Seating Capacity: 11 passengers
Double Wishbone with Stabilizer Bar / Rigid Axle, Leaf Spring
2.5 Liter Diesel, 4-Cylinder In-Line 16V Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) (Turbo Charged)
Overall Dimension – 4,840 x 1,880 x 2,105

The new Toyota HiAce Super Grandia is packaged with an entirely new concept that combines large cargo space for functionality, a unique styling that gives an advanced powerful look, and a driving performance, which incorporates a Direct Injection 4-stroke Common Rail Diesel Engine (D-4D). The new Hiace GL Grandia raises the standard in the van segment by providing customers with an evolution of functions: capacity, durability, reliability, economy, comfort and a higher level of Luxury.

Luxury of performance. – Built for years of reliable service, the HIACE has an immense carrying capacity without sacrificing comfort. It is equipped with an improved frame structure that gives stability to the vehicle together with Toyota’s smooth and high performance 2.5 Liter D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine that maximizes power output and has excellent fuel efficiency. The newly developed package of the Hiace offers long, wide interior space with three rows of passenger seat with the width that allows a passenger load of eleven adults to sit in comfort with ample leg space.

Luxury of safety. – From active safety features like the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and LED High-Mount Stop Lamp to passive safety features like SRS Airbags, crumple zone construction and 3-Pt. ELR Seatbelts, the Toyota Hiace is truly equipped with advance features for your family’s security. The new Hiace Grandia purses the comfort and luxury of a family van, while it offers maneuverability with the toughness needed by a hard-working vehicle.