Looking for a fun car to drive but don’t want to pay a premium for it? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of our top fun-to-drive cars that are under $30K. Make commuting a blast without breaking the bank.
2013 MINI Cooper Hardtop S – $20,991 $16,491
The Mini Cooper is known for its speed, extreme drifting, and playful exterior styling. With a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 181 horsepower and 117 lb-ft of torque, it goes from zero to 60 in about 5.7 seconds. The cabin is designed with a sense of fun and playfulness, with toggle switches for controls, a large speedometer at the center of the steering wheel, and an illuminated ring around the media system. Though small, it offers a combination of power, agility and remarkable handing. Continue reading “Fun-to-Drive Cars Under $30K”
With impeccable precision and a powerful grip, the 2008 BMW M3 is beautifully balanced and brilliantly responsive. And it’s impressively quick. In just 4.3 seconds it reaches 60 mph and turns the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 113 mph. Performance from the 6-speed manual transmission is exhilarating. The V8 brings in 295 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm and 420 hp at an astonishing 8,300 rpm.
The ABS light has an important purpose. You’ll see it flash every time you start your car (known as a “bulb check”) but if the ABS light is on while you are driving then there could be some serious issues with your anti-lock braking system. Don’t ignore the amber colored light, it is there for a reason. Continue reading “When Your ABS Light Comes On – What Should You Do?”
One of the biggest questions car buyers have, is weather to buy new or used vehicle. These days, cars are more reliable than ever before and last much longer. Here are three reasons to convince you that a used car is the way to go. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car”
Your vehicle does a lot for you and deserves to be shown some love and pampering. With these tips, your vehicle will look new, run smooth, and even save you money.
It’s best to wash your car, truck, or SUV weekly. But any bug remains and bird droppings should be washed off right away, for they can damage and break down the paint surface. It’s important to only use a car-wash specific solution when washing your vehicle. Continue reading “4 Tips to Pamper Your Car, Truck, or SUV”
An SUV, or sport-utility vehicle, has an elevated ride height and allows you to fold or remove the rear seats for more cargo capacity. With so many model choices on the market today, it can be difficult to figure out what type of SUV to buy. SUV’s are available in a wide range of sizes, prices, and engine power. To help narrow the field, here’s a guide to help you decide which type of SUV is best for you. Continue reading “Your Guide to Buying an SUV”
Graduation means new beginnings. For many that means a new place of living, a new job, and a new means of transportation – a must for the new graduate. Buying your first car is a huge investment and there are important factors to consider before signing all the paperwork. Here are some tips to help you save money and make the process of buying a vehicle stress free. Continue reading “4 Essential Car Buying Tips For the New Grad”