Custom Cars: The Best Custom VWs

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Designing and building a custom car is like choosing what toppings to put on your ice cream. There are a million different choices, and each one offers something unique and flavorful. With Volkswagens, the options for switching to custom body parts is endless. These are some of the best customized Volkswagens in the world: The Heb Rod Built a few years ago in Canada, this custom Beetle first debuted at the VW Classic in California. The front end of this car replicates early Ford models, and the perfectly finished product bridges the gap between VW and hot rods. The Karmann Ghia The Karmann Ghia became very popular very quickly in the early 1960s. In fact, VW doubled production of them to keep up with demand. Nowadays, Karmann Ghias are seen at classic car shows all over the U.S. and are still considered one of the best VWs to customize.

6 Cool Summer Convertibles Intended for High Speeds

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With summer coming to an end, the time to enjoy scorching days and warm nights are numbered. What better way to savor those last summer memories than by cruising around town with the top down? Here are 6 mesmerizing convertibles that provide the perfect driving experience to compliment the final days of summer. 1. BMW 335is This car is a beauty. With 320 horsepower and the ability to go from 0-60 in just over 5 seconds, this ride is perfect for cruising the open road on a late summer night. 2.  Audi A5 Cabriolet With an 8-speed transmission and 211 horsepower, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is a blast to drive. Possessing a 31 mpg highway fuel economy, this Audi is ready for long drives on the open road. 3. Volkswagen Beetle Convertible This classic design has helped VW manufacture over 21 million of these “bugs”. The convertible model is great …

Famous Cars From Films

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5. The Dude’s Car in The Big Lebowski Finally, a car that fits the owner like a perfectly tailored jacket. The Dude and his 1973 Ford Gran Torino are a match made in heaven. By the end of The Big Lebowski, the Dude’s car has been stolen, crashed into a dumpster, mauled by vandals, and—last but not least—set ablaze. No doubt the nihilists hate it, and the Dude abides. 4. Cameron’s Dad’s Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off According to Cameron, his father loves his cherry red 1981 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB more than life itself. Ferris doesn’t share Mr.Frye’s views on material priorities, but he does suggest that you “pick one up.” For those of you that had a small heart attack when John Hughes sent the car flying out the window, fear not. The makers of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off only destroyed a replica and not …

Should You Buy A Used Car?

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When it’s time to buy a new vehicle, the first question a lot of consumers ask themselves is whether to buy a new or used automobile. With auto makers churning out and selling hundreds of new model cars and used cars retaining their value better and lasting longer, there is a massive abundance of quality car selections just waiting for a new owner. The choice to buy used or new boils down to what the consumer can afford and what makes them feel the most comfortable. Benefits of Buying Pre-Owned Vehicles For buyers who don’t have a lot of cash, purchasing a used car affords them the most vehicle for their money. A wide range of fully loaded and well-maintained used cars can be readily available for under $10,000. The same value rules don’t apply for new cars. There are only a few new cars that cost less than $10,000, and those …

Infographic: To Buy Or To Lease

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Buying or leasing a car is something that can be used to your advantage depending upon your goals. This informational graphic will show you the positives and negatives of both options and help you find out whether leasing or buying is your better option for you. Leasing is essentially renting a car for a set duration, then returning it to the dealership. Leasing usually has less monthly cost than owning, but you also don’t really have full control of the car. Purchasing the car is usually a more long term and more credit conscious decision. No matter what the car is yours, and at the end of the payment plan you walk away with it no strings attached. Because of this, however, the payments are usually more, and your credit builds much faster with less hassle.  

A Brief History of the Car | BMW Service Las Vegas

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Americans love their cars from pickups and fast sporty models to both European and American classics. So how did all of this auto lust come into fruition? With the first car, of course! I’m sure you’ve heard of the Model T, but there are actually some interesting background in the history of the car both for American and international industry. Here is the history of how the cars we love came to be: 1769: Development of the First Self-Propelled Car French military engineer Nicolas Cugnot developed a steam-powered road vehicle for the French army to haul heavy cannons. It was comprised of a steam engine affixed to a three-wheeled cart. Cugnot was able to successfully convert the back-and-forth action of a steam piston into rotary motion. Cugnot’s vehicle reportedly reached walking speeds while carrying four tons. The army later abandoned Cugnot’s invention. 1858: Introducing the First Coal-Gas Engine Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir, …