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  1. Inmiddels bij al mijn nieuwe Kia's incl. deze Sportage is hij weer behandeld met Waxoyl. Deze kosten zijn niet gering en koste mij weer 350 euro. Hoe ga je hier nu mee om, om de werking van deze Waxoyl intakt te houden, volgens de gegevens zou deze beschermlaag nog steeds 3 jaar zijn bescherming en glans moeten blijven behouden. Wat mogen we nu in ieder geval niet met deze beschermlaag doen?, Welke Shampoo mogen we gebruiken en is de wasstraat nog steeds taboe, sowieso genoeg reden om daar hier over te Discussiëren
  2. September is almost here, which in the auto industry means the arrival of 2021 models for almost every car you are thinking of buying. It also means that a lot of manufacturers and dealers will be looking to dispose of the 2020 models – with some very attractive deals! In most cases, the difference between 2020 and 2021 model-year vehicles is minimal (unless a particular car is getting a facelift or a new generation), so why not save a few bucks on a vehicle that’s a few months older? With now being an ideal time, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best car deals you can capitalize on in August thanks to data provided by Kelly Blue Book. The list (in no particular order) highlights deals on both lease and purchase, a couple of things to keep in mind though, the deals are subject to availability and the offers are likely to vary by region. Lastly, all costs pertaining to tax, title and license will be extra. So if you’re looking to save big on a new car, here are the 10 best ways to do it now. 2020 Hyundai Elantra August Deal: $2,499 deposit, $139 lease / month for 36 months. Hyundai is known to offer features and quality that seems like its from a segment above and the Elantra is no exception. It sports a striking design, offers most convenience and driver assistance systems you can think of and comes at a relatively affordable price which starts from $20,275 (including destination). 2020 Volkswagen Jetta August Deal: $1,999 deposit, $189 lease / month for 36 months The Jetta is a well packaged sedan that offers European styling with a healthy dollop of driving dynamics that an enthusiast would enjoy. It is spacious and offers good value for money. But it is also inconspicuous and lacks a defining feature which makes the car perfectly acceptable but seldom appealing. The deals available, however, are quite lucrative. The starting price of a new 2020 Volkswagen Jetta stands at $20,615. 2020 Acura ILX August Deal: $2,799 deposit, $239 lease / month for 36 months The Acura ILX is the entry point into the premium Acura lineup and with a starting price of $26,925, it isn’t actually affordable. Plus, it was updated in 2020 and now sports the brand’s new pentagonal grille and new headlamps and a revised tail lamp setup which makes for a good looking ride. While it might not sport the minimalist themes of its German competitors when it comes to dash design, its spacious cabin is matched by few. 2020 Mazda3 August Deal: $2,299 deposit, $179 lease / month for 36 months With the new one revealed and en-route by the end of the year, the 2020 Mazda3 is available with a few lucrative deals. Unlike many other manufacturers, Mazda has stuck with a larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines instead of a small displacement turbo. The 2020 model year is available with a 2.0-liter and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 155 hp and 184 hp respectively. The Mazda3 also features premium interiors, the only downside is the infotainment system that might seem outdated to some. 2020 Nissan Sentra August Deal: $3,449 deposit, $149 lease / month for 36 months Nissan gave the Sentra a complete overhaul for the 2020 model year. Now, just a few short months later you can have this completely redesigned sedan for a relative bargain. The Sentra features Nissan’s new design language, and a completely overhauled interior which in the Sentra’s top trim with the walnut brown leather upholstery looks like from a segment above. The only downside is the solitary 2.0-liter engine that makes 149 hp, 198 lb-ft of torque, and comes with a CVT gearbox and FWD only. Loading … 2020 Kia Optima August Deal: $5,000 in cashback The Kia Optima is officially dead, well, the name anyway. The K5 will take over from where the Optima left off and it looks ready to take on more expensive rivals. Now, the Kia’s renewed aspirations for its sedan also mean that you can get the 2020 Optima for a bargain. Does a $5,000 cashback sound good? The Kia Optima ranks near the top when it comes to the bang-for-your-buck metric. It features a striking design with premium and comfortable interiors and spec sheep laden with convenience features, for $5,000 off, it is a car worth considering. 2020 Toyota Corolla August Deal: $1,999 deposit, $199 lease / for 36 months Do we really need to explain ourselves on this one? The Corolla is one of the longest-running models in the business, rivaled only by the Honda Civic. If you are looking for a no-nonsense family sedan that will get you from A to B with no fuss and can be passed on down the generation then you need to look no further. The 2020 Corolla sports a more striking design compared to the previous generation so apart from being almost unbreakable, it also looks appealing. It comes with an option of two powertrains, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 139 hp and 169 hp respectively. Both engines come with a CVT gearbox but a 6-speed manual is also available with the SE trim for the purists. 2020 Subaru Legacy August Deal: $2,899 deposit, $219 lease / month for 36 months Standard AWD, advanced driver assistance systems, and adaptive cruise control, yes, we are talking about a Subaru. In this case, Subaru’s premium offering, the 2020 Subaru Legacy. The mid-size sedan starts from $23,630. The lease options on the Legacy are more expensive than most options on the list but the features and equipment it offers is certainly worth the extra premium. 2020 Honda Accord August Deal: APR of 1.9 percent If you are looking for the perfect balance between spirited driving, premium interior and a cabin large enough sleep in, you can’t do much better than the Honda Accord. Sure, it’s a little smaller in size compared to the last generation but thanks to Honda’s Machine Minimum Man Maximum philosophy, it doesn’t compromise on cabin space. It is also sharper in design and is available with a 250 hp 2.0-liter turbo apart from the 1.5-liter turbo-four which makes for quite a sprightly drive. Starting price? $24,975. Loading … 2020 Toyota Camry August Deal: $1,999 deposit, $199 lease / month for 36 months The second Toyota on the list is the Japanese automaker’s premium offering, the 2020 Camry. If you are looking for a sedan with a sporty demeanor and a striking design that would send your hear aflutter, look elsewhere. Think of the Camry as a major upscale version of the Corolla. Yes, it has its sporty trims like the TRD and XSE with wide bumper orifices and air dams, but under all that dressing up, the Camry is a roomy and comfortable mid-size sedan that values comfort above all else, even handling. It is also the only car in the segment that still offers a V6 engine. Price starts from $25,925. The post 10 Best Car Deals For August appeared first on AutoGuide.com. Lees volledige artikel
  3. You’ve decided that you want to buy an SUV. But given the depreciation rates of today you’ve also decided that the SUV you want is a used one. A smart move that one. But the market is clearly over-saturated with SUVs as they have become the favored vehicle format of this decade. You can have an SUV in virtually any shape or size including a coupe and until quite recently, a convertible as well. So among the plethora of options, we’ve narrowed down 12 best SUVs you can buy for under $20,000 that would return the best bang for your buck. A couple of things before we begin. Always remember to check the vehicle history thoroughly especially for accidents and recalls. Also, test drive the vehicle until it satisfies you and we strongly recommend that you take your mechanic with you when you go to look at your potential purchases. One final disclaimer though, this not a ranked list. The SUVs featured here are based on their reliability, ease of repair, parts availability and customer requirement. The list is an attempt to highlight the variety of options available at a pricepoint. Toyota RAV4 Year: 2016-2017 Mileage range: 20,000 to 60,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $460/year It should really be no surprise that the Toyota RAV4 would be on the list. It’s strong sales numbers are a testament to consumer trust and brand loyalty. The primary reason for its popularity is its reliability and robust after-sales service. These factors also contribute to a lower depreciation percentage among its competitors. That’s why even cars with higher mileage demand premium prices in the used car market. If reliability and tension free ownership are your primary criteria, the RAV4 should be on your radar. You will be able to find a 2017 model with relatively high mileage for under $20,000. The 2017 model was the final facelift of the XA40 generation (the one before the current one). You can even find a hybrid under with asking prices bordering the $20,000 mark. Loading … As for the equipment, under 20K the trims available will likely be LE and XLE. The two base variants. The XLE comes with climate control and a 6.1 touchscreen infotainment system that supports iPod and Sirius XM. The LE is equipped with manual AC and the standard 6.1-inch infotainment system. Safety like emergency braking and pedestrian detection is standard on both but the blindspot detection is available on the XLE only. A couple of things to note about the RAV4: the infotainment does not support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, also, the interface itself is a bit dated. Lastly, the 2.5-liter gasoline engine though frugal for its size will feel underpowered as it makes just 176 hp and 172lb-ft of torque. Honda Pilot Year: 2013-2016 Mileage range: 20,000 to 140,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $460/year (2016)/ $570/year (2013-2016) The Honda Pilot is Honda’s largest SUV that competes in the mid-size SUV segment in North America. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V6. This is the ideal SUV for someone looking for a versatile people mover with three rows. For under $20,000 most of the Pilots you will find will be from the previous generation. Especially if you are looking for higher with higher level of convenience features. While you will find some current-gen albeit pre-facelift models as well but they will almost certainly have much higher mileage and a lower trim level. With the newer model you might have to make do with the LX or the EX variant. The 2016 model, however, will come with some driver assistance and safety systems that were not available on the 2013 model. In addition, the 3.5-liter V6 was significantly upgraded for the 2016 generation with output standing at 280 hp against 250 hp. The V6 is one of the most reliable engines on the market and will likely not fail on you. Loading … Honda issued a recall for the 2005 and 2008 model years of the Pilot due to faulty bicycle racks and steering column respectively. If you are opting for those, make sure to check the parts thoroughly. Also, older Pilots can develop transmission knocking and rough shifts. So ensure to test drive the car thoroughly and look into the service history. More often the culprit is transmission oil. Finally, the car can tend to feel a bit underpowered especially the old generation as it has only 250 hp/253 lb-ft to cope with the bulk. Subaru Forester Year: 2013-2017 Mileage range: 40,000 to 140,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $560/year (2017)/ $550 (2013-2016) The Subaru Forester an SUV that has a dedicated following not unlike the RAV4. I have personally known people who’ve ‘upgraded’ from an old Forester to a new one and with good reason. The Boxer configuration ensures the weight is concentrated lower in the chassis ensuring a more stable vehicle. Plus, the facts that it came with a WRX engine until 2018 and standard AWD only adds to its desirability. The new Forester however, is only available with the 2.5-liter engine paired to a CVT gearbox. Hence, a lot of Forester faithfuls have moved to actually looking at older cars. Even though, under 20K is a bit tight you can find good options. Though if you’re looking for the later models (2016-2017), the base will be the most common listing. We strongly recommend you look for at least the Premium trim as it adds the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, power adjustable driver’s seat and the Subaru Starlink safety system. The only thing it doesn’t get is blind-spot detection. Plus, you can have it with a manual transmission. If you want the 2.0-liter turbo engine however, you will need to go for the older versions of the same generation. In addition, the 2.0-liter DIT was only available with the Limited and Touring trims which puts the engine at the very top also, it doesn’t come with a manual option. It does, however, come with 250 hp of peak power. Loading … A few things to watch out for if you’re going for the older models. The FB25, the 2.5-liter engine tends to develop problems with the connecting rod bearings past 100,000 miles and the 2.0-liter engine tends have a higher oil consumption plus can develop oil pressure loss and cam gear issues later in life. Plus, both engines demand premium gas for optimal performance. BMW X3 Year: 2013-2017 Mileage range: 35,000 to 70,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $890-$1040/year Looking for a luxury SUV for under $20,000? Well, thanks to the high rate of depreciation these days, that is not as difficult as it used to be. One of the best options in that space is the BMW X3. You can easily find one from the F25 generation for less than 20K. For that money you have an option of a 2.0-liter turbo making 242 hp if you go for the xDrive28i and the quintessential N55 3.0-liter turbo making 302 hp in the xDrive35i. Loading … The equipment levels in the SUV will be similar, the main differentiating factor between trims in BMW is usually the engine. A few things to note here are that these are the newer crop of engines which are significantly more reliable than previous engines. Even then they do tend to develop issues past 100k mark. The good thing is that BMW provides extended warranties on at-risk parts so ensure you get a lowdown on what they are. Also opt for any and all warranties especially on parts like the water pump, turbos, and the high-pressure fuel pump. Lastly, warranty on RFT (Run Flat Tires) is also essential as you can cancel it at a later stage but cannot opt for it once you make the purchase. The ownership of a BMW can be relatively more expensive but it is certainly one worth experiencing. Lexus RX Year: 2013-2014 Mileage range: 35,000 to 100,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $550-$650/year Just like the RAV4, the Lexus RX is one of the most dependable SUVs out there. Toyota’s luxury outfit has been producing the SUV for over two decades and in that time it has garnered a loyal following of its own. A lot of it is down to the never-say-die engine and the high-quality materials that refuse to age. It might not be the best driving SUV, neither the best looking but it will last you long enough to use it as a family heirloom and still work. Loading … Though finding low mileage options under $20,000 will be quite difficult for the RX holds its value really well. The options available will be from the previous generation but you will be able to easily find post-facelift models between 2013 and 2015 model years. In addition finding a hybrid RX will not prove to be difficult either. The RX was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 making 270 hp and 248 lb-ft in the gasoline version. The hybrid employed an Atkinson cycle version of the same engine to produce 295 hp of peak power. The RX is a comfortable and easy to drive vehicle that will remain hassle free as long as regular maintenance is done routinely. About the only downside is the infotainment system that feels complicated and quite dated. Kia Sorento Year: 2016-2019 Mileage range: 35,000 to 100,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $470/year The Kia Sorento is the second three-row SUV on this list and also one of the most versatile. The interior space offered on the Sorento can rival that of a minivan. Behind the front seats, it can fit in 73 cu ft. worth of luggage with ease. Hence, it is the ideal choice for someone looking for a family SUV comfortable for dogs included. We would highly recommend looking for SX and SX Limited trims for they offer an exhaustive feature list. The infotainment system offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SX Limited trim will come with adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, pedestrian detection and blind-spot with cross-traffic detection whereas the SX gets the blind-spot detection and standard cruise control. You will be able to find a good deal on models between 2016 and 2018 model years. Though we recommend that you look for a 2019 model as it is equipped with the 286 hp 3.5-liter V6 instead of the 270 hp 3.3-liter V6 in the previous year’s cars. And the Sorento will benefit from the added power. Loading … Most of the cars you find will have a higher mileage on the odometer but don’t fret for the V6 is a frugal and reliable engine. It is also very common which means parts availability will not be an issue. Plus, the Sorento has one of the lowest annual maintenance costs on this list. Jeep Grand Cherokee Year: 2015-2017 Mileage range: 20,000 to 60,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $530-$590/year You would be surprised to know that you can get the luxury Jeep for under $20,000. Although, the Grand Cherokee comes with some caveats, you cannot deny that it is a pretty sweet deal. Fortunately though, none of the caveats have anything to do with the engine. The one you will find will be the 3.6-liter Pentastar. Though the engine is virtually bulletproof avoid ones prior to model year 2014 as it had teething issues for a couple of years since its inception in 2012. Loading … The most common trim you will come across will be the Laredo and you will not find a 4×4 version in this range so it’s best to look for the best deal in 4×2 trims. Also, Jeep had issued recalls for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 models. The 2016 model had an issue with the shift interlock solenoid that coild leave the car stuck in park or neutral. So you should check the service and repair records thoroughly for this issue. Move on to the next one if records are not available. Another issue that could arise with the old cars was erratic shifting in the 2014-2015 models but a simple software update of the Transmission Control Module or TCM will rectify the issue. Hyundai Tuscon Year: 2017-2019 Mileage range: 15,000 to 40,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $550-$650/year If you want an SUV that is packed to the brim with features, offers a premium cabin with high-quality materials and is as reliable as a rock, you can’t do much better than the Hyundai Tuscon. For $20,000 you will be able to find a good Tuscon with relatively low mileage on the odometer between 2017 and 2019 model years. Loading … We recommend you look for the highest trim possible though you will be able to find the Tuscon Limited with relative low mileage with ease. For the money you will get a 1.6-liter turbo motor making 175 hp and 195 lb-ft.of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed DCT. But the main lure of Tuscon is its feature list. For the money, you will get soft-touch materials, climate control, heated seats, 8.0-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The only things you will miss out on will be autonomous braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning system. Honda CR-V Year: 2017-2019 Mileage range: 15,000 to 55,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $350/year Hondas have gotten expensive lately so buying one new rarely makes sense anymore. If you’re a fan of the CR-V and are on a budget, a used CR-V makes much more sense. Plus, you can have one from the current generation albeit a pre-facelift of course for less than $20,000. The good news is that all CR-V trims are pretty well equipped so long as you choose EX and above or the LX AWD trim. All safety systems including collision mitigation, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are available across the board. Only the blind-spot detection is available on the Touring trim only. You also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Heated front seats though are available EX-L trim onwards only. Loading … The only catches here are that one, most of the ones you will find will likely have a high mileage. Secondly, the 1.6-liter turbo engine had a known issue. Honda did however offer an extended warranty on the engine to cover for the faulty motor. So before you put the money down, ensure you check with Honda and the owner that the warranty is still valid or not. Inifniti FX35 Year: 2008-2012 Mileage range: 30,000 to 120,000 miles Average maintenance cost: $530-$650/year The Infiniti FX35 is a classic case of ‘they don’t make ’em like they used to.’ arguably this is the OG performance SUV. A tiny coupe-esque SUV with a 302 hp 3.5-liter V6 tucked under the bonnet, the FX35 was the quintessential sleeper. And it has become one of the most sought after SUVs in recent times. Whether it will be a future classic or not is up for debate but one thing is certain, it is an absolute hoot to drive. Loading … Yes, the car is old and the one you want will probably have over 50,000 miles on the clock. Fortunately, the 3.5-liter engine is not only fairly common even today but is also one of the most reliable out there. It never loses its grunt as long as its maintenance is regular. Along with a great engine and performance the FX35 came with a premium cabin as well. For the time anyway. On the flip side, however, the cabin materials don’t age too well, so ensure you give the cabin a thorough look for wear and tear on the seats and upholstery. The headroom on the rear bench too is adequate for average-sized adults. Needless to say the FX35 is not a family vehicle in the traditional sense. The post 10 Best SUVs To Buy Under $20,000 in 2020 appeared first on AutoGuide.com. Lees volledige artikel
  4. What is the most fuel efficient Kia model and which one delivers the wors fuel economy figures? 2020 Kia Forte... The post 2020 Kia Model MPG Figures Rated From Best To Worst appeared first on theKEEA. Lees volledige artikel
  5. Got a litter of kiddies and can’t figure out what vehicle to buy? We’ve some recommendations for you! So, what are the best vehicles for families? Well, that depends on what kind of family you’ve got. There are big families and small ones, fashion-forward families and eco-friendly families. Rather than, like, recommending 10 of the 18 million crossover vehicles available right now, we mixed things up a little by selecting the best vehicles for different kinds of families. For Everyday Families: Honda Accord For your typical, everyday family that can live with a four-door car, Honda’s Accord cannot be beat. It’s probably our favorite model in the sedan segment. The Accord has a roomy and high-quality interior, TONS of standard equipment including Honda Sensing, (the automaker’s suite of advanced driver aids) and it also offers a pair of refined turbocharged engines, not to mention a fuel-efficient hybrid model as well. The Accord is safe, efficient and reasonably fun to drive. For a sedan, it just about does everything. SEE ALSO: 2018 Honda Accord Review – VIDEO Get Honda Accord Prices For Fancy Families: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon But for all its virtues, that Honda is still a mass-market model. Certain families demand more luxury, an extra slathering of prestige. For them, we wholeheartedly endorse the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. It’s far more versatile than your typical four-door and it seats up to seven (yay jumpseats!) Beyond that, it’s beautifully finished inside and out. Oh, and it even comes with standard all-wheel drive. The entry-level version features a twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 362 horsepower, but you can also get a super-sporty AMG version with 603 ponies and an advertised zero-to-60 time of 3.4 seconds! Now that’ll haul some groceries! Get Mercedes E-Class Prices For Outdoorsy Families: Ram 1500 Of course, certain families eschew life’s finer trappings. They love nothing more than getting down and dirty in the great outdoors. And for these sorts, there’s the new Ram 1500, currently our favorite full-size pickup. Rugged, capable and astonishingly premium across the range, this truck is more versatile than a proverbial Swiss Army Knife, and A LOT less neutral. With a maximum payload of some 2,300 pounds and the ability to tow up to 12,750, this Ram has no trouble hauling four-wheelers, loads of gravel, kayaks, you name it. And of course, it can drag massive campers without breaking a sweat. SEE ALSO: 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque Review – VIDEO Get Ram 1500 Prices For Eco-Friendly Families: Hyundai Kona Electric Families that want to minimize their carbon footprint, driving a big, burly, Hemi-powered truck isn’t going to cut it. For them, we endorse the Hyundai Kona Electric. This vehicle offers all the benefits of a small crossover, like easy maneuverability, decent interior space and energetic styling with zero tailpipe emissions and sprightly performance. The Kona Electric is more than capable of roasting its tires if you get too enthusiastic with the accelerator. A standard 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack juices a 201-horsepower motor and provides an electric driving range of up to 258 miles. All around, this vehicle is a fine choice. Get Hyundai Kona Prices For Urban Families: Honda Fit But in some instances, even the little Hyundai Kona might be too much vehicle. An ideal option for families that live in densely packed cities is the Honda Fit. You’d be hard pressed to find a vehicle twice its size that’s more versatile than this little runabout. With a wheelbase measuring under 100 inches and an overall length of around 161, it’s a snap to parallel park, maneuver in underground garages or dart in and out of traffic. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides up to 130 horsepower, while the second-row Magic Seat flips and folds to transform this subcompact hatch into a tractor-trailer-rivaling hauler. Get Honda Fit Prices For BIG Families: Ford Expedition And at the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Honda’s Fit is the Ford Expedition. This massive body-on-frame SUV is ideal for BIG families that love BIG adventures. This is one of the few vehicles on the road today that offers a truly usable third-row seat. In fact, way back there it’s roomy enough for six-foot-tall adults to be comfortable all day long. For EVEN MORE space, you can step up the Expedition MAX, which is about a foot longer overall and offers commensurately more cargo space. No matter the version, you get a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 tuned to deliver 375 horsepower with a walloping 470 pound-feet of torque, all of which gets sent through a 10-speed transmission. Get Ford Expedition Prices For Fashion-Forward Families: Kia Stinger Serving fashionable families is the dramatic Kia Stinger. This fastback five-door features sporty styling and an upscale, Audi-esque interior. Add in pleasant driving dynamics with reasonable practicality and you have a vehicle that checks all the right boxes for those that appreciate seeing and being seen. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is standard, delivering 255 horsepower, but if you’re really in a hurry, opt for the silky-smooth 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. It’s rated at 365 ponies. An eight-speed automatic is used to great advantage across the board, though all-wheel drive is offered for an additional $2,200. Get Kia Stinger Prices For Crossover-y Families: Subaru Ascent Families that can’t live without a crossover should check out the Subaru Ascent, an excellent all-around choice. With three rows of seats and room for seven or eight passengers, this utility can haul copious quantities of both kiddos and cargo. Naturally, all-wheel drive is standard, as is an invigorating 2.4-liter turbocharged engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Horsepower clocks in at 260, torque 277 pound-feet. Not only is Ascent the largest Subaru ever built, but it’s also one of the best vehicles in its crowded segment. Base price is right around $33,000. SEE ALSO: 2019 Subaru Ascent Review – VIDEO Get Subaru Ascent Prices For Sensible Families: Ford Transit Connect One option that’s sure to appeal to families that don’t care about having the fanciest or most-stylish vehicle, is Ford’s Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, our Wild Card pick. This commercial-van-turned people-hauler features a tall and highly versatile interior with seating for up to seven people. The standard engine is a highly efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering 150 horsepower. It’s matched to a resourceful eight-speed automatic transmission. A 2.5-liter gasser and a one-five turbo-diesel should also be available for extra powertrain choice. Providing added versatility, you can get either a single, top-hinged rear door or barn-style double doors. It’s up to you! Get Ford Transit Prices For Road-Tripping Families: Chrysler Pacifica Rounding things out, our final selection on this top-10 list is the perfect vehicle for road-tripping families, families that love to get out and explore. Hands down, the Chrysler Pacifica one of our favorite minivans. It offers style, a premium interior, plenty of passenger comfort and loads of room for cargo, all in one very versatile package. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that provides 287 horsepower. It’s teamed to a nine-speed automatic transmission. But if maximum efficiency is a top priority, FCA also offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain, one that delivers 32 miles of electric-only range and an efficiency rating of up to 82 MPGe. Comfortable, quiet, smooth and graceful, the Pacifica will happily devour as many interstate miles as you care to feed it. Get Chrysler Pacifica Prices Check out more episodes of The Short List! 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  6. Are you a young driver in need of a new car or the parent of one that will be making the monthly payments? If so, you’re probably wondering what are the best new cars for teenage motorists. Well, any recommendations need to be safe, so we picked cars with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick + ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Affordability is also critical, as is reliability, efficiency, and even coolness. Anything we recommend can’t be a total snooze. Keeping all those important factors in mind, here are our picks for the best cars for teens. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Honda Fit The Honda Fit is a snap to maneuver, exceptionally efficient, and more versatile than some vehicles twice its size, thanks to that hatchback body and second-row Magic Seat. With a base price around $17,000, up to 40 miles per gallon highway, and good crash-test scores across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, this car is a no-brainer. Oh, and for extra fun, they can even be had with a six-speed manual gearbox, which is great because we think it will help curb distracted driving. Get New & Used Honda Fit Prices SEE ALSO: Top 10 Least Reliable Cars Toyota Corolla Hatchback What is it that Toyota does better than practically any other automaker? Oh, that’s right, they make vehicles that last forever. With luck, the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback will provide decades of reliable service with minimal repairs. Versatile, stylish, and economical with a starting price around $20,000, this five-door just about does it all. And with 168 horsepower on tap, its performance isn’t too bad, either. Another bonus? It’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Get New & Used Toyota Corolla Prices Nissan Kicks Next up, a crossover, Nissan’s subcompact Kicks. One of this vehicle’s main advantages is its bargain-basement price, starting off around $19,000. But even though it’s exceedingly affordable, nothing about it feels flagrantly chintzy. The interior is reasonably nice, there’s plenty of cargo space and of course, the fuel economy is stellar, topping out at 36 MPG highway. Throw in good crash test scores and just 122 horsepower so no one can go too fast and it’s an ideal choice for teenage drivers. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Cheap AWD Cars and Crossovers Get New & Used Nissan Kicks Prices Hyundai Veloster But if young motorists want something with a little more visual pizzazz than provided by the Kicks, Hyundai’s Veloster delivers. This asymmetrical hatchback looks cool yet is still reasonably practical. Three powertrains are offered, including a base 2.0-liter engine with 147 ponies, though a 1.6L turbo with much more giddy-up is also available, as is a high-performance N model with up to 275 horsepower. We’re going to recommend the base version, which starts at right around $19,500 with a six-speed manual transmission. Yes, an automatic is offered for an extra $1,000. Get New & Used Hyundai Veloster Prices Kia Forte The Kia Forte is another excellent choice for youthful drivers. Not only does this compact sedan look great, but it also comes with an upscale interior and starts at right around $18,000. At that price, you get a standard eight-inch touchscreen, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and much more. The Forte even earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, meaning it should perform well in practically every type of crash. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Most Reliable Cars Get New & Used Kia Forte Prices Mazda CX-3 Our next recommendation is the Mazda CX-3, one of the most stylish and upscale small crossovers available today. Not only does it look and feel far more expensive than anything that starts at less than $22,000 should, but it’s also great to drive and is extremely safe. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides the motivation, delivering 148 horsepower. It’s matched to a six-speed automatic gearbox and standard front-wheel drive. Of course, for extra grip, four-corner traction is also on the menu. ALSO SEE: Top 5 Best AWD Hatchbacks Get New & Used Mazda CX-3 Prices Subaru Impreza The Subaru Impreza’s biggest selling feature is standard all-wheel drive, but that’s not all this small sedan or five-door hatch has going for it. An IIHS Top Safety Pick+ thanks to its superior front-crash prevention technology, excellent headlights, and all-around structural integrity, this Subaru is a jack-of-all-trades. A 2.0-liter boxer-four provides 152 ponies, while an available continuously variable transmission helps deliver up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway. SEE ALSO: Why the Four-Cylinder Hybrid is the Best Powertrain in the Jeep Wrangler Get New & Used Subaru Impreza Prices Kia Soul Another top choice for young drivers is the Kia Soul. A style-focused hatchback-crossover-thing, this segment-blurring icon has been totally redesigned for the 2020 model year. Not only does it look cool, but it’s also versatile, well-built, and offers loads of technology, like standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Most models of the Soul feature a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, but you can also get a 1.6-liter turbo with 201 ponies. No matter what’s under the hood, this Kia is an excellent choice for teens. Get New & Used Kia Soul Prices Volkswagen Golf The Volkswagen Golf has always been popular with young motorists, likely because it has cachet thanks to its buttoned-down looks and no-nonsense interior. Starting at around $22,000, this versatile VW gives you a lot for your money, like a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 147 horsepower. There’s also standard blind-spot monitoring and even forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. But perhaps best of all, the Golf comes with a standard six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. It may not be as reliable as a Toyota, but that guarantee is tough to top. SEE ALSO: 5 Fun, Low-Horsepower Cars Get New & Used VW Golf Prices Honda Civic But perhaps the best new car for young drivers is the Honda Civic. This nameplate has a long track record of dependable and economical service, providing transportation to millions of people around the world. It’s super safe, starts at about $20,000, sips fuel, drives well, offers lots of tech, and is even available in a wide range of flavors. You can get sedan, coupe, hatchback, sporty Si and ultra-high-performance Type R versions of the Civic, meaning there’s something there for practically everyone, even teens. Get New & Used Honda Civic Prices Check out more episodes of The Short List The post Top 10 Best Cars for Teens – The Short List appeared first on AutoGuide.com. Lees volledige artikel
  7. Vandaag heeft de KIA Picanto TA uit 2013 zijn eerste (kleine) beurt gehad. Aangezien ik ondertussen verhuisd ben is deze niet uitgevoerd bij de oorspronkelijke dealer, maar bij Autobedrijf Vullings in Best (http://www.vullingsbest.nl/). Deze dealer zit het dichtst bij mijn werk. Ik had voorheen een telefonische afspraak gemaakt en moest enkele weken wachten i.v.m. vakantie van personeel. Op zich geen groot probleem. Aan de telefoon werd ik vriendelijk geholpen. De werkplaats maakt een redelijk nette indruk, als ook de voorgevel van het pand. Het is wel een klein bedrijf(je). In de showroom ben ik niet geweest. De sleutels afgeven ging vlot, aangezien ik wat aandachtspuntjes had heb ik de auto in de garage gereden en hebben we samen gekeken naar de problemen. Omdat deze problemen onder garantie verholpen gaan worden moest ik (veel) papierwerk invullen. Ik mocht wachten, maar moest naar mijn werk. Een leenauto was voorhanden en de kosten hiervan zijn erg schappelijk; 18cent per kilometer ex. BTW. Rond een uur of twee werd ik gebeld dat de auto klaar was. De totale kosten bedroegen €202,39, excl. de kosten van de leenauto. In deze rekening zit ook het vervangen van het interieurfilter (ongeveer €22,00) en Tunap benzine reiniger (ook ongeveer €22,00). Beide zaken vallen volgens mij niet standaard onder een kleine beurt, maar ik heb vooraf niet aangegeven dat ze me hierover moeten bellen. Eigen schuld dus . Opvallend is dat er een halve liter koelvloeistof is bijgevuld (€4,11). Zoiets verwacht ik meer bij een lek omdat volgens mij koelvloeistof niet verdampt. De techneuten in dit forum mogen me best corrigeren als dit onzin blijkt te zijn. Er is 5W30 Longlife Olie gebruikt. Is dit niet bedoelt om de onderhoudsintervallen te kunnen oprekken? Bij ophalen is de rekening keurig doorgenomen met me, er is niet aangeboden om de beurt op rekening te betalen. Ik heb afgerekend per PIN. Eerste indruk: keurige garage, maar niet enorm goedkoop. In ieder geval houden ze van "upselling" van zaken die niet standaard bij de beurt inbegrepen zijn.
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