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This He Twins Toyota Prius

Prefecture – Following the deadly duo Avanza-Xenia, cooperation between Toyota and Daihatsu to make a twin car re-done. This time, the world’s most popular hybrid car, the Toyota Prius will be taken Daihatsu. Be Daihatsu Mebius.

Daihatsu Mebius it is basically a Toyota Prius V is given Daihatsu emblem. Besides affairs emblem earlier, the differences were very minor.

The heart of this car is still filled by the 1.8-liter engine with four-cylinder mated to an electric motor to make this car has 136 horsepower

And just as Xenia that offers ample space, Daihatsu Mebius was also having ample cargo space. By simply carrying five seats, the Japanese car is capable of displaying up to 535 liters of storage space. And when the rear seats are folded the cargo capacity will increase to 1,070 liters.

However, this car will only be intended for the Japanese market first. Its price starts from 2,350,000 yen to 2,800,000 or approximately USD 228.5 million to USD 272.3 million.

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Secure Your Custom Car Investment With a Car Cover

Your car is a major investment and you will want to keep it looking sharp and running smoothly. If you have a classic or custom car that you store away for the winter, you have to make sure you prepare it for storage so it will be in pristine condition when you take it out. To keep your custom car looking its best you have to keep it in the best shape possible, inside and out.

You need to take extra care and greater precautions when you are driving a custom car regularly and it is being parked outside. Make sure you have it covered with a properly fitted car cover which can protect the vehicle from the elements which predominate in your area. You ought to have it covered whenever it is not in use and if you are going to put it in storage, there are a few preventive maintenance measures you can take to make sure it stays in good condition.

Before you store it away you should give it a good detailing and it should be squeaky clean. You will want to wash all the road grime off of the car including all body parts and undercarriage. Another, very important thing is to make sure the car is completely dry before you cover it up with a car cover as this will ensure moisture is not being trapped which may cause musty smells and promote mold growth.

You will want to make sure the car cover you choose has a high quality soft interior that will not scratch you car and will protect it from dust. If you plan on storing the car for a short time, you can drain the cooling fluid and refill it with antifreeze. On the other hand, if you plan on storing the vehicle for an extended period of time, you can drain the entire system and take the radiator cap off so air can circulate through it.

It is recommended you put the car on car stands or jacks to lift the tires off the ground. This will help keep your tires from deflating or being ruined and more than this, remove the battery and clean the battery cables.

 

When you get your car out of storage, clean it up with a soft cotton cloth that is designed for specifically cleaning cars. It is also important to use the correct car wash and not abrasive detergent. To help prevent rust and metal corrosion you should have any dents, cracks or chips repaired as soon as you notice them.

Wash and dry your car properly after a road trip and make sure you blot dry any water to avoid rusting of the metal surfaces. You should also make sure you remove any gas spills, bird dropping, dead bugs and tree sap as soon as possible. All of these things can do serious damage to your vehicles paint finish. There are quality removal products, which don’t have high acidic content, available for removing these types of things.

When you are not using your vehicle you should cover it up to protect it from the elements. You want to make sure the cover has a soft lining that will not harm your paint job. If you follow the tips above you will keep your custom or classic car in mint condition for years to come.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Prime Auctioned For Victims Sandy

The Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari is rumored to be auctioning units their first super sports car Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to be donated to victims of the storm that hit the east coast of Sandy Americans some time ago. According to the Ferrari Berlinetta to be auctioned in the United States to seek owner premiere this cool car. The proceeds will be donated to hurricane korbann Sandy through the American Red Cross (American Red Cross).

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta itself is the latest from the manufacturer with this Prancing Horse emblem. Equipped with a capacity of 6.262 cc B12 engine capable of producing a total power of 730hp with a torque of 509 lb-ft. Of the Italian supercar is capable of racing from 0 to 100km/jam in just 3.1 seconds and heading speed of 200 km / h in just 8.5 seconds.

If you are interested, the price of the new car will be opened at U.S. $ 315,888.

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Removing Secret Sauce and Catsup from Your Car Interior – Expert Detailing Advice

Cleaning stains from the inside of your car is no easy job. Here are a few Auto Detailing and Onsite Detailing Tips and Secrets of the Trade.

Knowing how to remove stains like Catsup, Mustard and Secret Sauce from Ultimate Cheese Burgers, Whoppers, Big Macs, Famous Stars, Double Doubles and Classic Cheese Burgers is not as simple as it might seem.

First go lose some weight by exercise and the Presidential 30 minutes a day workout. Now you are ready to jump in a car wash or detailing unit and go to hell week.

If you have ever seen the commercials for the SIX DOLLAR Burger or the Super Star where the actress dumps all kinds of stains on her blouse you know this can happen and often does.

As a detailer it is your job to clean it up, make it look new and clean it up perfect for the customer. The first thing you do is take some Folex Spot remover and a terry cloth towel and see if that works, if not use some spray and wash aerosol foam spray and wipe it. If it is leather saddle soap or Lexol works well.

 

If this does not work try concentrated dove or palm olive dishwashing soap and then mineral spirits and soak it up and wipe it. It may take several wipes to get rid of the concentrated dishwashing soap.

After you are sure the suds are gone put you high powered shop vac hose on the blower side and air dry it, roll down the windows and let it air dry.

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DIY Auto Detailing

There’s no other feeling like driving a clean car. Anyone can clean a car, but it takes a lot of effort to make it look like it just came off the showroom floor.

Professional Auto Detailers utilize great time and effort to ensure that your car’s appearance looks it’s finest.

No one knows for certain where the art of auto detailing began, but it is believed to have started in Southern California, and this art has become more than just a fad, as there are currently more that 50,000 detailers in the U. S., and these professionals rake in about $100,000 a year in detailing sales.

Many people have their car detailed just because they want a clean car. Sometimes detailing becomes serious business, especially when the person having their car detailed intends to enter it into a car show. In car shows, the vehicle is often judged on how well-kept and clean the vehicle appears. One such car show that is devoted mainly to the appearance of car is the Concours d’Elegance, sometimes referred to as the Concours.

There are 3 different methods of auto detailing.

 

  • Exterior Detailing
  • Interior Detailing
  • Engine Degreasing

Exterior detailing includes: waxing, claying, correcting paint defects and polishing the exterior of the vehicle.

Interior detailing includes: Interior detailing typically involves liquid cleaners and brushes. Every surface within the interior of the car must be cleaned, from the dashboard, console and visors to the instrument panel. Vacuuming is included as well.

The third type of detailing is degreasing the engine: This process involves removing grease and dirt from the engine bay with all-purpose cleaners and de-greasers.

The purpose of detailing is to bring out the vehicle’s appearance potential by the polishing and waxing of the exterior paint, wheels and chrome, and by giving the upholstery and seats a thorough cleaning.

Depending on the detailer, a customer may also be able to purchase undercoating services (including rust-proofing) and interior sealant, a fabric protectant also known as Scotch-Guarding.

Though detailing covers every aspect of cleaning a vehicle, it does not include upholstery work, painting, body work, or mechanical repair.

Mobile Auto Detailing has become increasingly popular, as it allows the owner to have his/her professionally detailed without ever having to leave their home or office.

A full detail will increase the value on a used car. When the vehicle is presented to the potential buyer, they will see the car in the best possible condition. Of course when selling a vehicle, there are other factors to consider, such as mileage and poor mechanical condition. The mileage is of course a factor you do not want to touch, unless your willing to face criminal charges.

Besides keeping your car clean, another benefit is the trade-in value. If you want the asking price, and the car is in good running order, get a professional detail, or, if you can do the job yourself, there are various top quality products for you to use.

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Want Honda NSX sister born?

Honda car manufacturers seem to have the itch to play again in the sports car segment. Having announced the re-birth of a legendary super car, the NSX, Honda was also currently developing a sports car another.

Honda intentions spawned sports car that is smaller than the NSX or ‘Small NSX’s upliftment long blow.

Only, the economic crisis a few years ago forced them to postpone the intention is to eventually present ‘Small NSX’re starting taken seriously.

This car will likely be a successor of the Honda S2000, only Honda would not re-use the name.

“S2000 is discontinue. Yet no plans to continue it.
The new sports car is different from the S2000 is likely to carry a machine that already apply turbocharged direct-injection system.

There are several options that can be the heart of this car include V6 engine capacity of 3.5 liter I-4 engine capacity of 2.4 liters, and the I-4 engine capacity of 2.0 liters with a prime candidate for the 2.4-liter engine.

More than that, there is also the possibility that this car will be brought hybrid system.

This car will have DNA like the NSX and the estimated cost will be in the range U.S. $ 50000-60000 time or approximately USD 478.2 million to USD 573.8 million.

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Lexus Hybrid Competitors Will Launch Q3 SUV

Lexus luxury car manufacturer plans to unveil a new luxury SUV with hybrid power. The car is likely to be smaller than the Lexus RX was prepared to block the rate of the Audi Q3.

Automotive News quoted sources mention them in the Lexus hybrid compact SUV that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

This will be the first hybrid compact SUV in the Lexus brand, in addition to competing with the Audi Q3, the car will compete with the BMW X1.

Well, before sliding at the Geneva Motor Show, Lexus will show the first concept form at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.

Reportedly from the side of the machine, will use the same engine as the Lexus IS 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Typical output hybrid Lexus.

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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara spearhead competition

Being as one of the main weapons in the competitive automotive market nowadays, the Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki now present the new variants that Suzuki Grand Vitara 2012, Suzuki had given huge name in the international arena.

Although it is not too different from the previous, but with just one point of view, you will feel a special attraction to the exterior design of the Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs. Attractive impression seen on automatic while the projector headlights look fierce impression on the design front grille that has been updated and sporty design of the front bumper is equipped with a pair of turn indicator lights that exist in the review mirror can be folded electrically makes impression of luxury in car output Suzuki this.

Good impression will also be felt when you entered the cabin Suzuki Grand Vitara 2012, it is not separated from the role of the steering wheel crossbar 3 which comes wrapped in leather with a practical set of keys for easy setting conditions for the car’s interior, the driver comfort while driving also more so thanks to the sporty instrument panel equipped with a trip computer and presence MID panel. Dashboard design also looks more attractive with the center console that is easy to access so as to provide comfort for 2 -3 passengers or more while driving the car Suzuki Grand Vitara.

To maximize the performance of the Suzuki Grand Vitara is equipped with engine J24B DOHC 16V VVT 4-cylinder 2400 cc. crossed with front-wheel drive systems (FWD) and four-speed automatic transmission, this engine is capable of spraying a maximum power of 166 bhp and maximum torque of 225 Nm.

Then to support safety driving, Suzuki Grand Vitara 2012 is equipped with ventilated disc brakes both front and rear wheels, ABS, sensor backwards, the smart key system, remote trunk control, immobilizer, air bags and 2.

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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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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.