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Choosing The Right Car For Your Teen!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

To be perfectly honest, choosing a car for you is something that is difficult, however whenever you add choosing a car for a teenage in there – it makes it that much harder.  The one thing that you want to remember is that you do not buy a brand new car – it is a known fact that people will treat their first car terrible and if you are buying your teenager a car, why would you want to spend your money on something they are not going to treat right?

Next, you have to keep the size in mind.  You want something that is small, quirky and cute – as that is what most teenagers are looking for.  At least the girls, if you are shopping for a teenage boy, you want to make sure that you find a car that has some muscle behind it.

You also want to keep in mind that this is a car that their friends are going to be in as well.  Ensuring that the car is four door is a fantastic idea too.

Research Shows: More CO2 from US-made Cars

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

A recent study by JATO Dynamics showed that average U.S. market cars release 85% more carbon dioxide (CO2) and incinerate twice as much fuel compared to Japanese and European market cars. The study also proved that Japanese and European vehicles are fast becoming environment-friendly.

In France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, the average emission of CO2 for all new cars in all categories (SUVs included) is 3.26 tons/year (since the beginning of 2008) based on 12,000 miles/year. While in Japan, the average emission of CO2 is 3.10 tons/year. In the U.S., the average CO2 emission for new cars is a surprising 5.77 tons/year.

When it comes to consumption of fuel, the study found that cars, minivans, and SUVs in the U.S. market consume 10.6 lt/100 km. While European cars consume 5.83 lt/ 100km and Japanese cars consume only 5.79 lt/100km.