Would You Buy a Self-Driving Vehicle?

It’s still a very futuristic image: cars, trucks, boats, even planes with no-one in the driver seat, well, no humans at least. The future is just about now. Actually, the future has been around in a real way since the late 1980s. But is this something that should make us excited to see what’s coming or a technology we should avoid?

They Will Eliminate Error (Almost)

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Always Drive in Style in the Porsche Cayman

Memphis, Tennessee, holds a plethora of history. It is home to Graceland, considered rock ‘n’ roll’s native land, and the breeding ground to some of the top music stars. Its rich and flashy history makes it a perfect place to enjoy the Porsche Cayman. The Cayman matches the glam, glitz, and history found in Tennessee.

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What Every Car Enthusiast has on Their Bucket List

There are some amazing experiences in this world for the car enthusiast. Some are particular to the type of car, but some are meant to be experienced by anyone who is into cars. These four experiences are for anyone who has ever loved a car.

Driving on the Autobahn

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Tips for Buying Your First New Car

When you’re looking to buy a new car in Memphis, Tennessee, you’ll find plenty of options around. If this is your first new car, you might feel overwhelmed by the task. However, when you keep these simple tips in mind, you can make sure you get the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle.

Determine Your Budget

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Your first important step in buying your new car is determining how much you can afford. There are two figures you should focus on: your down payment and your monthly payment. While some dealers don’t require a down payment, the more money you can put down, the smaller your monthly payments will be. Ideally, you’d like to have a down payment of at least 20 percent.

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New Year New Car: 2018 Buying Guide

Whether you’re making a new addition to the family, got a new job with a longer commute, or just want a fun car because of an existential crisis, it’s time for a new car in 2018. However, first-time car buyers in Memphis might find that purchasing a vehicle isn’t as easy as they thought. Before heading into the showroom, check out these tips to make the purchase quick, easy, and stress-free.

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3 FWD Cars That’ll Spice Up Your Commute

Compared to other Southern or Midwestern cities, Memphis has a relatively mild commute. However, traffic jams, stalled cars, and construction can add minutes and even an hour to your daily commute, so it’s best to have a front-wheel car that’ll spice up the journey. With plenty of power, tech specs, and agility, these cars are sure to add some excitement on your journey across the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge, I-40, and 1-55.

Toyota Prius Prime

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The Toyota Prius Prime is the plug-in hybrid that’s more than just a world saver. Under the hood, the Prius Prime sports a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder with two permanent magnet asynchronous motors and an 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. A full charge takes just 5.5 hours to achieve and can propel you up to 25 miles on electric power alone, making it perfect for those with a short commute or a charging station near their office.

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The 3 Best Cars for Your First Time on the Track

Driving on the track for the first time is an exciting venture. You get to satisfy your insatiable lust for speed while learning how to maneuver a vehicle like a pro. If given the option, many first-timers look for the highest amount of horsepower to tackle the course, yet this isn’t always the best option. Because there’s certainly a learning curve (no pun intended), a balanced vehicle that teaches you how to get the most traction and how to use horsepower is the best choice. Here are just a few of the best cars for your first time on the track.

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3 Best Daily Drivers for Memphis

Whether you’re driving to and from the University of Memphis every weekday for class, heading in to work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or just taking that daily drive down I-240, you need a car that tolerates frequent use with ease while providing regular comfort. Here are some top possibilities to consider.

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The 6 Worst Cities for Parking

Sometimes you can’t live without a car, and sometimes you can’t get rid of it. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist in some of America’s biggest cities, just finding a spot to park your car where you won’t spend a fortune and it won’t get stolen or towed is a nightmare. Which cities in the US will make you want to sell your car rather than park it?

New York City, New York

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With a population of over 8 million crunched into a maze of bridges, water, and skyscrapers, no wonder finding a spot to park a car is hard. If you can find a spot, it’s expensive. Places in Manhattan can cost over $500 a month, and people wait years for those spots to open up. Parking at the Barclays Center or East 11th is slightly less than parking on the moon. At least car theft in NYC has fallen dramatically. (more…)

Find Your Swagger in the 2018 Kia Stinger

The traffic congestion problem in Memphis is not only causing frustration among drivers but also increases the risk of accidents. If you have to deal with this problem on a daily basis, it’s essential that you have a safe and comfortable car. The 2018 Kia Stinger is a suitable car for driving through slow traffic because of its exceptional ride comfort, great entertainment system, and advanced safety features. With its powerful engine and excellent handling, it also performs exceedingly well on highways and country roads. Here’s a closer look at the 2018 Stinger.

Overview of the 2018 Stinger

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While it gained global recognition later than the top American and Japanese automakers, Kia has proven in recent years that it’s capable of competing with these giants on the same level. However, it has lagged behind in terms of car performance. Launched at this year’s North American International Auto Show, the Stinger represents Kia’s first true effort in producing a performance car. So far, it has done nothing but impress, winning two major awards at the North American International Auto Show, the Cars.com Best in Show award, and the EyesOn Design award. (more…)