on April 8, 2013 | Comments Off
Today, cars can do just about anything, from spot-on navigation to in-car entertainment, all on the go. Now, thanks to Fiat, cars can even brew your favorite cup of coffee. The automaker recently released the 500 L, a new model that features a built-in coffee maker conveniently located by the gearstick. Although currently only available in Europe, car enthusiasts, coffee lovers, and auto critics alike anxiously await this in-car espresso machine technology stateside.
On a long road trip, drivers often take a break, grab some fresh air, stretch their legs, and have a piping hot cup of Joe. However, if you just need a coffee and cannot sacrifice time or money to stop at an expensive, specialty coffee house, the Fiat 500 L might have the answer. The auto boasts an in-car coffee and espresso machine nestled next to the gearstick for ease of operation. Manufactured by renowned coffee specialists Lavazza, the Fiat coffee maker comes standard with countless accessories, including a pod dispenser, sugar spoon, and sugar container.
Offering coffee on the move, it is no wonder that the Fiat 500 L has generated so much buzz, even in the U.S. Designed with safety first, the coffee maker does not require drivers to pull over to operate the machine. This in-car espresso machine uses Lavazza’s patented brew technology and pods to make great-tasting coffee each brew. The self-heating coffee kit, according to experts, adds convenience for any traveler or commuter. Although the initial investment for the in-car espresso machine might seem high (approximately $300), you will save time and money in the long run.
Even if you are not an avid coffee drinker, the Fiat 500 L has numerous attractive features. In addition to the model’s handsome good looks, the 500 L comes available as a three- or five-door subcompact vehicle with a 1.6-liter, 16-valve engine.
on January 15, 2013 | Comments Off
Nissan serves as one of the pioneer truck makers to introduce compact pickup trucks in the market. To date, Nissan has built a formidable reputation, manufacturing strong and reliable pickups. Its venture into compact pickup trucks has contributed largely to the success of this automaker. In addition, Nissan’s four-wheel pickup trucks have become the preferred auto by many government authorities and public work departments around the globe. This preference demonstrates the reliability of Nissan pickups, despite facing stiff competition from other truck manufacturers like Ford and GMC.
The Nissan pickups’ distinct hard-body design defines these workhorse trucks. Their overall styling, as well as the double wall bed, utilizes unmistakable Nissan design cues. Special features and creature comforts enable Nissan pickups to compete directly with other top brands, like Toyota compact pickups. Later-model hard-body trim levels offer enhanced safety features, like large headlights. Like its compact pickup sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder also boasts numerous trim levels and safety features. The Nissan Navara pickup truck has gained popularity with its overdrive and optional 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The Nissan Frontier, another notable pickup from the automaker, boasts a sporty performance and a sleek interior that enhances passenger comfort. This pickup also offers good driving dynamics and a smooth ride. With its V-6 engine, this model has some of the best off-road capabilities available. In addition, the 4-cylinder engine clearly indicates that the Nissan Frontier conservatively consumes fuel. Its unique exterior and interior features make the pickup ideal for daily driving.
Opting for salvage Nissan pickup trucks makes these autos more affordable. You can find them through a variety of venues, such as auto auctions and salvage yards.
on December 19, 2012 | Comments Off
Luxury Lincoln cars have a rich history dating to the 1920s. Such vehicles, once only available for the very wealthy, are now enjoyed by countless, everyday consumers. The cars represent refinement and serve as some of the top luxury autos globally. One of the most iconic models, the 1929 Lincoln l Dietrich convertible coupe, was offered as a limited edition only. The car maker has produced 75 different models, from sedans to SUVs, during its lifespan thus far.
Most Lincoln cars come equipped with a V8 engine capable of producing 90 horsepower. All models boast distinct Lincoln design cues, such as smooth styling and an unmistakable grille. The Lincoln KB LeBaron convertible, first manufactured in 1932, also remains a popular luxury pick. The car is powered by a V12 engine capable of producing 150 horsepower. While the carmaker eventually ended production of the LeBaron, it remains a popular salvage and used choice.
Other iconic Lincoln models include the 1937 Lincoln Derham sports sedan, powered by a V12 engine, which quickly rose to the top of its class. Other classic models include the Lincoln Xzephyr coupe-sedan, manufactured between 1936 and 1940; the Lincoln Continental Cabriolet, introduced in 1940; the Lincoln Continental Mark II, made in 1957; and the Lincoln Continental sedan of 1961.
These collectible cars and current Lincoln autos have a high resale value due to their refined designs and impeccable performance. Luxury salvage cars from Lincoln can be easily restored to near new condition. Often, hobbyists repair such autos themselves because the repairs are nominal. You can easily purchase salvage autos online or from salvage agents.