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Setting a budget

As well as picking a great new car, working out monthly costs really is the most important thing you can do…

And if you plan to buy using new car finance or a bank loan, it will also help you work out how much money you will need to make repayments on time.

Don’t forget that this figure is just a starting point: you should include your expected outlay on fuel, servicing, insurance and road tax to work out how much you will need to keep yourself on the road.

It’s a very good idea to have these figures to hand before you visit a new car showroom, it will help you stay focused on your spend – whatever the showroom staff say!
How much will my car cost per month?

If you are planning to buy a new car, it’s a good idea to add up all the monthly payments you’ll have to make to keep yourself on the road.

Be sure to include your loan or finance payments, as well as the monthly outlay on fuel, road-tax, insurance and servicing. Your dealer should be able to help you with the approximate finance cost and likely servicing bills.

Online insurance firms will provide you with a no-cost estimate of a year’s insurance.

Fuel costs can be worked out by dividing your expected annual mileage with, and then multiplying that figure by the cost of a gallon of fuel. If you can’t get exact figures make sure to over-estimate – that way you won’t find yourself caught out by expensive fuel bills or maintenance costs.

It’s also worth looking at the price of parts. Check that your new car doesn’t need expensive or hard to find tyres or other such consumables, such as brake pads and discs.
How much will it be worth in the future?

Take a look at predicted re-sale values for the model you’re going to buy and see how much money you’ll be able to make back when you come to sell your car further down the line.

Manufacturers like BMW and Volkswagen always have strong re-sale values but mass-market brands, and cars that sell in very high numbers are more likely to depreciate more quickly.

Avoid wild colour schemes, or spending big on non-standard optional extras like heavily tinted windows, exhausts or bodykits – as these will add nothing to the value of your car when you come to sell it, and could even make it worth less.

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Mazda VX-1 Ready to Collaborate

Mazda VX-1 as a new player in the MPV segment is expected to be present in the near future. MMI as apm Mazda Indonesia has opened a flagship mpv pivot for this, and the program booking fee of Rp 10 million was offered when there are consumers who are interested to order first.

It was said by one of the Mazda dealer sales, “Messages and booking was able Rp.10 million, but the price of Mazda VX-1 is not known with certainty, it is likely to be launched in June and priced below Rp. 200 million.

Additional information, Mazda VX-1 is the product of collaboration with Suzuki Mazda and therefore models with Suzuki Ertiga 11-12. This seven-passenger MPV looks similar to Suzuki Ertiga only distinguishing emblem and Mazda for VX-1 using leather for upholstery seats.

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Again Prepare fastest Bugatti Cars in the World

Bugatti has just lost the crown of world’s fastest production car after the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport record broken by Hennessey Venom GT. However, Bugatti likely will not stay silent. Bugatti is rumored to be preparing a faster car anymore.

As reported earlier, the Hennessey Venom GT which took the base of the Lotus Elise is able to demonstrate the ability of highly thanks to 7-liter V8 engine with a power up to 1,244 bhp.

In a test at the U.S. naval base in Lemoore, California, the car could run at a maximum speed of 265.7 miles per hour or 427.6 km / h at a distance of 2 miles.

That figure is enough to beat the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which has a speed of 415.211 miles per hour up to a longer distance which is 4 miles.

Well, Bugatti also did not stay silent. On their Facebook, Bugatti showed a teaser photo. It is estimated Bugatti Super Veyron teaser of the rumored up to 1,600 hp powered.

On the Facebook page, the Bugatti included a caption that reads, “The stage is ready.’s Almost time for us to share the latest example of Bugatti amazing performance, do not let your eyes closed in Facebook during the next few days,” wrote the French brand .

Expected, Bugatti Veyron Super will shown at Frankfurt Motor Show held next September.

There are indications that this car upgrade aka quad-turbo W16 engine with a capacity of 8.0 or 9.6 liter to produce power up to 1,600 hp.

Bugatti chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg also been confirmed that the new car Bugatti will use the rim of a lightweight carbon fiber as well as of the hybrid power train.

With the use of carbon fiber, the car weighs 249 kg’s supposed to go down that can make it accelerate from rest to 100 km / h in just 1.8 seconds. Crossed the line 3 seconds psychology and even 2 seconds.

While its top speed, when the more courageous rider on the track is adequate, then the car is expected to run up to 463 km / h.

However, to get these fast cars, estimated to cost huge. Therefore, in addition to produced in limited numbers, this car was expected to be priced up to U.S. $ 2.5 million or approximately USD 24.4 billion.

If that’s true, then the addition will be the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super else will likely be the most expensive car in the world.

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All-new Ford Focus Comes with 4 Variants

(FMI) officially launched the latest generation of the medium sedan All-new Ford Focus at IIMS 2012. There are 4 variants are offered with two petrol engine variants of 1600 cc and 2,000 cc. The price starts from Rp 324.9 million to Rp 369 million to the hatchback and sedan models. Competitors Toyota Altis and Honda Civic is more confident through its features are now more attractive.

Full, 5-door Focus 1.6L Trend PowerShift 6-speed AT for sale Rp. 324.9 million, 4-door Focus 1.6L Trend PowerShift 6-speed AT Rp. 338.5 million, Focus Sport 5-Door 2.0L 6-speed PowerShift AT Rp. 349 million, and the Focus Titanium 4-Door 2.0L 6-speed PowerShift AT Rp. 369 million. “The new Focus represents the strength and excellence of the One Ford global strategy to serve customers in the country. We have gone further in every aspect to deliver quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology that exceeds our customers’ expectations

Ford Focus is a leading feature that provides connectivity SYNC hands-free in-car voice activated. This system connects virtually every type of cell phone or digital media player into their Focus via Bluetooth and USB connections respectively. Motorists can make a call or play his favorite music at any time via voice commands and controls on the steering wheel without taking eyes off the road and hands remain on the wheel.

Another excellent feature is the Active Park Assist, a system with just the push of a button, the driver’s all-new Focus can parallel park with ease, without using hands. Active City Stop, ie suppression system in low-speed collisions by monitoring the road ahead, and brake automatically if the sensor detects a car in front stopped suddenly.

All-new Focus presents a DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 PS power and 200 Nm of torque. This engine produces power nearly 20% larger than the previous 2.0-liter Focus engine and result in increased fuel savings of over 10%. Provided in the form of second Powertrain Duratec Ti-VCT engine 1.6-liter that produces 125PS and 159Nm of torque with fuel economy is outstanding.

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BMW M6 sports coupe

BMW has a new hero as the “king of the road” that All-new BMW M6 Coupé.

M6 Coupe sports car was launched PT BMW Indonesia in IIMS 2012 auto show on Tuesday.

BMW Indonesia president director Ramesh said the BMW M6 Coupé Divyanathan bring the performance number one packing with innovative luxury and comfort.

“The high demand for BMW M cars, the main reason for the presence of the All-new BMW M6 Coupé in Indonesia,” he said.

The model carries a capacity of 4.4 liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that can generate power to 560 hp and torque of 680Nm.

The model was equipped with M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic seven-speed, Active M Differential.

“A lot of people who look down upon this car because the model over to the sedan not a sports car, but do any of these models can be directly at the Sentul race without tuning,” said Communications Director of PT. BMW Indonesia, Helena Abidin.

The model has accelerated from rest to reach a speed of 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds. Na fuel consumption 10.1 km / l and emissions of 239 g / km.

“Despite the power increase by 10 percent and 30 percent of peak torque up to 680 Nm, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can actually be reduced to 30 percent,” said Ramesh.

The model uses lightweight materials made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) on the roof.

Dark colors on the roof creates elongated silhouette on a two-door sports car. The use of lightweight materials on the roof makes the central point of the car’s weight remains in the bottom thus improving stability.

Safety features include front and side airbags, head protection airbags for front seat and rear.

The seating model has an electric control for height, forward and backward and angle sert headrests with integrated active head restraint to reduce potential injuries due to rear-end collision.

For multimedia, the model has the iDrive system with a 10.2-inch flat-screen monitor frame of chrome, also equipped with Navigation system Professional.

With this feature, the driver can choose between several programs such as the DSC mode, the character of the engine, Dynamic Damper Control mapping, M Servotronic responses and M Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) Drivelogic.

The model is also equipped with Comfort Access System, Head-Up Display is colored with data specific driving M, Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System with 16 loudspeakers and a 1200 watt output.

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Official McLaren Super Car Sightings

After years of lively discussion, the successor to the legendary McLaren F1 car finally disclosed officially. McLaren car called P1 has just made his debut in Paris.

The appearance of this car is as seductive flavor and this is the first appearance and last before McLaren was officially launched in early 2013.

The car was shown at the Paris Motor Show which is being held. At the car show, whose real name Mondial de l’Automobile McLaren explains that this is a preview of the successor to the McLaren F1 supercar that is planned will they reveal in the coming months.

“McLaren P1 will be the result of a history of 50 years on the track and on the streets,” said Executive Chairman Ron Dennis McLaren.

“Twenty years ago we limit the McLaren F1 supercar performance and our goal is to define P1 McLaren once again,” he added.

“Our goal is not always to be the fastest in the business topspeed but a series production road car the fastest and most profitable in the circuit. This is a true test of all abilities supercar and technical statements are more important. Our goal is to make McLaren P1 to be the most interesting, most capable, the most technologically advanced and most dynamic ever achieved supercar ever made, “said McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff.

The design looks very sexy, but still continued into account the technical side such as aerodynamics and downforce which makes it a road car capable of racing cars. This car also has the function of the DRS (drag reduction system) like a race car.

Unfortunately, McLaren did not want to divulge the machine what would be the heart. Only Chief Design Engineer McLaren Dan Parry-Williams says that the car body will be made of lightweight carbon fiber materials but this will be a powerful exotic cars that will have great power but still easy to control and not wild.

“Downforce is amazing really makes driving easier and faster. As you go faster, you actually feel more in control. Every body panel, air intake and exhaust is designed to guide the air from the most efficient and maximize cooling, “straightforward Head of Vehicle Technology McLaren Automotive, Simon Lacey.

Rumors thrive if the machine is to be used with a capacity of 3800 cc V8 engine that is able to bring this car accelerates from rest to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds.

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Audi R8 Vs BMW M6

With the sunlight hours getting shorter and the weather getting gloomier, the motorway is a dull and dreary place during the daily commute. In an ideal situation a sports car would make the world of difference and it’s forgivable to daydream given the wealth of choice that the range offers.

It seems that every country has more than one sports-car manufacturer to its name now and some which weren’t historically associated with the range. Take BMW and Audi, for instance. Once typically associated with luxury and saloon cars, both have offered up some formidable sports cars in recent times and Audi’s new R8 is on a competing level with the BMW M6, or is it?

There are many aspects to consider when judging a sports car, and they’re not all related to the performance. After all, when you buy a sports car you want people to look at it with more than a touch of admiration and the green-eyed monster. Especially as, if you’re motoring around England, it’s safe to say that sitting in traffic jams won’t be too unfamiliar.

On a looks basis the Audi R8 is a clear winner. While the BMW M6 is certainly sleek and boasts some nice five-spoke alloys, it is somewhat pedestrian. It’ rear three-quarter profile looks worryingly reminiscent of the 3-Series Compact and there’s an inescapable sensation that you’re looking at a plumped-up Peugeot 406 Coupe. Not what you want if you’re dropping upwards of 80k on a motor.

In sharp contrast, the Audi R8 is just that: sharp. It exudes a sense of powerful speed even just sitting still. It’s all ducts and intakes sculpted into a smooth body that looks like some hunched-up predator waiting to rip the road into pieces. Given that the R8 wades into your bank and takes just under 80k, it had better look like it’s about to break every speed limit.

The Audi R8 also boasts a higher theoretical top speed of 301 km/h to the M6′s 250 km/h. I say theoretical as it’s highly unlikely that you’d get a chance to push the accelerator all the way to the floor and keep it there long enough outside of a track day and keep you license. Given that these cars aren’t exactly Class 1 on the insurance level, the fewer points you have on your license for being caught tugging over the tonne on the motorway the easier it’ll be to get insured.

So the real element, performance-wise, that makes the difference is acceleration. Which one hurls you into the back of your seat and keeps you there until you lift your right foot off the gas?

Well, let’s look first at that poised monster the A8. Is it an animal waiting to pounce? It is. This thing will get you from 0-70 in under six seconds, five point five to be precise and do a quarter mile in under 13. Knowing that you don’t join the motorway at zero, let’s put it another way: the V8 lurking beneath all that sculpted shine will get you from fifty to seventy in just two and half seconds, I think it takes me longer than that to complete a sneeze.

So, what of the M6? It may look like a on over-fed hot-hatch but it’s hiding a naturally-aspirated V10 engine beneath that blue-and white badge. This means that even the lightest touch will send the rev counter up like a racing car.

Yet all those lucky motoring writers have said that it’s easy to feel like you’re sat in luxury saloon than a racing car, especially on the more gentle and un-challenging roads. Like the motorway, then, which even it’s name brings to mind. Isn’t the M6 the longest motorway in Britain?

Accounts of driving the Audi R8 have it surging out of corners with a sense of almost violent urgency, amazing speed and grip and leaving many addicted to it. Not having a spare 160k in my account, or even half of that to buy one, or being a motoring journalist with a questionable hair-style it’s unlikely that BMW or Audi will let me get a chance to test these cars for myself and thus conclude the day-dream testing.

With that in mind, and statistics being famously unreliable, I shall have to give the day-dreams on the grey motorway mornings to the Audi R8. A supercar needs to look like it’s moving even if it’s not. When you see it in your rear-view you want to feel a bolt of terror that if you don’t get out of its way fast, your car will be eaten.

The R8 screams power and force and has the engine to match. It’s the kind of car you keep locked in the garage so that it doesn’t scare the neighborhood children or passing Alsatians. For a more gentlemanly power-stroll though the M6 would be parked on the drive so as not to terrify the neighbours.

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Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R The Cool

Japanese car manufacturer bearing the ‘S’ offers its flagship hatchback that gives the impression of a true sport, the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R. Hatchback is a special edition dedicated to consumers Suzuki Swift car lovers aura true sport.


The exterior of the Suzuki Swift is designed more exclusive aura true sports. External appearance increasingly sporty Swift color red (Red Ablaze) that wrapped the roof and the rear view mirror and rear spoiler. Other body parts color black (Cosmic Black).

Interior Suzuki Swift Sport is adjusted by its name, Sporty, sportier more dominant aura. Given a touch of black leather stitching with red thread. The red thread adorn each piece in the seat, steering wheel and carpet.

For the kitchen runway while still maintaining standards such as 1.6-liter petrol engine capable of spewing power of 134 bhp with peak torque of 160 Nm. With these machines Suzuki Swift Sport can accelerate from rest to 100 km / h with a time of 8.7 seconds. While the maximum speed up to 195 km / h with fuel consumption of 6.4 liters for 100 km.

If you wish to woo SZ-R Suzuki Sport, Suzuki will provide it at the beginning of next month with a tag of 14,249 pounds or the equivalent of Rp210 million. Unfortunately, this model is only offered to UK consumers. Refer also to the information Suzuki Splash Japanese car manufacturer bearing the ‘S’ offers its flagship hatchback that gives the impression of a true sport, the Suzuki Swift Sport SZ-R. Hatchback is a special edition dedicated to consumers Suzuki Swift car lovers aura true sport.

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Benefits of Using the Latest Mobile Car Wash Products

Most people today are too busy to spend time cleaning their vehicles. Others consider auto detailing too much of an effort. In such situations, the most convenient and practical solution would be to contact mobile car wash services. The basic duty of mobile detailing professionals involves traveling extensively to homes or offices to maintain customer’s vehicles – cars, trucks, 4×4′s, RVs or boats.

With highly advanced auto detailing products, mobile car wash professionals accomplish the best car cleaning results. To maintain high standards of service, bring in more profits and to remain ahead of the competition, these car cleaning professionals must trust only the best vehicle detailing products. They must always opt for high-grade products available from leading suppliers.

Quality Does Matter
The best mobile car wash products available today from reputable distributors come with the promise of durability, efficiency, reliability and user-safety. Take the case of carpet cleaning machines for instance. Traditionally, car owners assumed that vacuuming was adequate to maintain their car interiors. However, they soon began to notice that vacuuming did nothing to eliminate tough dirt deposits, stains and odors within vehicles. Mobile car wash services effectively tackled this situation by utilizing high-grade carpet cleaners specifically designed for detailing the interiors of vehicles.

Top suppliers now offer heated and non-heated versions of carpet extractors designed for vehicle detailing applications. While the non-heated versions eject cold water for cleaning processes, the heated versions generate hot water for better cleaning results. The cold water based versions of car wash equipment are suitable for light-duty interior detailing jobs. When the demand levels are high or the vehicle interiors are extremely dirty or grimy, it is best to opt for heated versions.

The most outstanding aspect of car detailing products like carpet shampooers is the low flow cleaning function. Using very little water, these carpet cleaning machines are able to offer the cleanest carpets and vehicle upholstery. In fact, this low flow technology offers plenty of benefits in addition to saving water.


Since the volume of water used for cleaning is very low, carpets and car interiors dry faster. The carpets maintained with the help of these portable carpet cleaners, completely dry quickly and are free from the risk of mold or mildew development. Well-maintained and completely dried carpets will also smell fresh.

Non-heated versions of car wash equipment that use cold water for cleaning carpets will allow carpets to dry in about 6 hours. On the other hand, portable carpet cleaners that eject hot water will allow carpets to be dry in as little as two hours. The fast drying time is especially beneficial for car wash professionals since it helps them maintain vehicle interiors well and make the vehicles ready for use in just a couple of hours.

Car detailing products like carpet cleaners, offered by leading suppliers, are highly durable due to their rugged construction and inclusion of quality components. No wonder mobile car wash professionals always trust such branded machines.

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Mercedes sold more than BMW in the U.S.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG exceeded BMW sales after nine months in the U.S. luxury car market, in September, by a margin of seven percent.

The increase in sales of Mercedes, as reported by Bloomberg, the new version of the compact sedan helped the series C-Class and GLK SUV with sales of 23,156 units.

BMW recorded sales of 21,761 units or an increase of 0.1 percent compared to the previous period of 2011.

US-based auto industry analyst Jesse Toprak, called the successful increase in sales of Mercedes cars influenced by new product launches and aggressive vehicle loan agents.

Until September, Mercedes recorded sales total since the beginning of the year amounted to 191,618 units, growing 13 percent from the same period in 2011.

Meanwhile, BMW sold 186,397 units through September, growing 4.9 percent compared to the same period in 2011.