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The Top 10 Cars to Purchase for Teenagers

2006 Suzuki Aerio

Are you thinking of buying your teenage son or daughter a car? Before you rush to the nearest car dealer make sure that you have taken into consideration the capability of your teenager to drive and to handle responsibilities. Because if your teenage son/daughter is not yet that responsible then buying him/her a car would only put his/her life at risk as well as those of other people on the road.

However, in case your son/daughter is already ready to take on the responsibilities that go with owning a car then here is a list of the top ten cars suitable for teen drivers:

1. Chevrolet Aveo - roomy and fun to drive. Very handy for city driving.
2. Ford Focus ZX3 - this is a small car designed in Europe. It is roomy and fun to drive. Least expensive version of Ford sporty ZX3 3-door hatchback.
3. Honda Civic - easy to drive, economical, stylish and with excellent crash-test ratings.
4. Honda Insight - very economical has hybrid powertrain, two-seat cabin, funky wind-cheating styling and acceleration is limited so no need to worry that your teenagers will be able to drag race.
5. Hyundai Elantra - great gas mileage has power windows and locks, with A/C, side airbags and a 138-horsepower engine.
6. Pontiac Vibe - this is a five-door wagonette which is mechanically identical to Toyota Matrix and built with the same high quality standards. Slick styling, spacious and all-wheel-drive perfect for rainy and snowy weather conditions, with antilock brakes and side airbags.
7. Scion xA/xB - powered by a fuel-efficient 1.5 liter engine and comes with air conditioning, antilock brakes, power windows and other standard equipment.
8. Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS - its all-wheel-drive perfect for any unfavorable weather condition. This type of car is available in 4-door sedan or 5 door wagon with antilock brakes and side airbags.
9. Suzuki Aerio - easy to drive, very practical and above all safe. As a matter of fact if you check with the IIHS you will be able to see that Aerio has the list car crash ratings.
10. Toyota Corolla - contains CD and A/C equipment, manufactured with the same high quality standards and crash protection as that of Civic.

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Clinton get Presidential Vehicle

Presidential Mariner Hybrid

He may no longer be the sitting president, but that doesnít mean he canít get a presidential vehicle.

According to the Detroit News, Mr. Clinton got a sneak peek at the customized Mariner hybrid Wednesday, but the formal delivery will reportedly happen at a conference on climate change later this month.

I suppose that the former president will enjoy the Mariner hybrid's extra features which include extra legroom in the rear, a swing-up desk, a refrigerator and some electronic devices which Ford is yet to disclose.

Meanwhile the best Ford auto parts are still available at Auto Parts Online.

FORD joins GM, DMX in Zero percent Financing offers

FORD joins GM, DMX in Zero percent Financing offer

Ford is currently offering zero-percent financing for up to 72 months on its 2006 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The program, called the Labor Day Sales Event runs until September 5 this year.

With a drop in sales of 34% July compared to the same period in 2005, Ford has decided to reduce its production in North America by 21%. GM and DaimlerChrysler have both limited 0 percent finance programs this summer.

For the best auto parts for your Ford vehicle, just visit Auto Parts Online.

Will Somebody Finally Take the Jaguar In?

Jaguar Brand

The Wall Street Journal, citing Londonís Financial Times, reports that the head of a British construction-machinery group has indicated interest in buying Jaguar from Ford.

Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of JC Bamford Excavators Ltd., or JCB, a closely held business based in Staffordshire, England, said in a statement, "I have expressed an interest in the purchase of Jaguar because I believe it is a very strong brand with great potential, which at this moment I believe is not being realized," the WSJ reported.

Ford is currently trying to restructure its operations and a sale of the money-losing Jaguar ó which is part of Ford's Premier Automotive Group, which also includes Volvo, Land Rover and Aston Martin ó has been rumored recently.

Ford bought Jaguar in 1989 for $2.6 billion.

Safer Cars for Kids

brake-shift interlock systems

Now parents can breathe a little easier.

By 2010, all models by the nationís automakers will be equipped with safety equipment that prevents children and others from accidentally shifting a vehicle into gear. This was reported by The Detroit News which said they obtained a three-page voluntary agreement between the 19 largest automakers in the United States and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The lack of the so-called brake-shift interlock systems have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries from accidents involving runaway vehicles.

This is great news for parents who constantly travel with their kids in their cars. Bu while we wait for this system to be in all vehicles keep your car safe with the best auto parts from Auto Parts Online.

JAGUAR 2007 XKR Pricing released

2007 Jaguar XKR convertible

Jaguar has announced pricing for the 2007 XKR coupe with 420-horsepower which starts at $86,500. The '07 XKR convertible on the other hand, starts at $92,500. Prices include destination fees.

The XKR coupe is powered by a supercharged 4.2-liter engine and goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The interior, outfitted in leather-trimmed instrument panel and 16-way power seats with adjustable bolsters add $2,100 to its price. Add $1,875, and you can have the premium sound package with an eight-speaker, 525-watt Alpine premium sound system and Sirius Satellite Radio. Not yet satisfied? Add another $5,000 for options like 20-inch Cremona-style wheels and for the adaptive cruise patrol, $2,200.

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GM slashes XM prices

GM XM Satellite Radio

Speaking of satellite radiosÖ

While Volvo will be making Sirius radio satellite available as a factory installed option for Volvo 2007 including the S40, S50, C70 and the redesigned S80, General Motors has announced that it is slashing the price of XM Satellite Radio to $199 for the 2007 model year, down 38.8 percent over last year's price of $325. The new price goes into effect immediately, and those who purchase still get the first three months of service included, with subsequent months costing $12.95 per month.

HUMMER won't be participating in the price cut, however. But according to Automotive News, offering up XM is a sorta lucrative activity for GM, as the automaker gets a cut of subscription fees, as well as some extra cash each time its OnStar employees handle XM-related service calls.

Volvo adds Sirius Satellite Radio as a Factory Enhancement

sirus satellite volvo S80

Craving for another upgrade? Volvo cars of North America has announced that they will be making Sirius radio satellite available as a factory installed option for Volvo 2007 models such as S40, S50, C70 and the redesigned S80.

The option will cost $295 (suggested retail price) which includes a six month subscription. Sirius will also be made available for the upcoming S80.

Chevy Camaro: The Return

2009 Chevrolet Camaro

Itís about to become official. GM will officially announce production plans of the popular Chevrolet Camaro concept during a speech this week by Chairman Rick Wagoner at a conference in Traverse City.

Expected to reach production as a 2009 model, the Camaro concept has kept consumers and media buzzing excitedly since its unveiling in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Detroit Free Press has previously reported that the production Camaro may be offered with a choice of three engines, including a V6 and two V8s, and will be built on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the next-generation Pontiac GTO.

And just like the Ford Mustang and the soon-to-be-revived Dodge Challenger, the Camaro will target the same audience ó mostly aging Baby Boomers and perhaps, some of the young who have a taste for hot muscle cars.

THE New 2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Series

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Series

Mercedes-Benz brings a new sense of class with their modification of the sporty and luxurious E-Class Series.

Mercedes-Benz engineers say that they have given the E-Class about 2000 technical changes to come up with the new 2007 E-Class. At first, you would not notice the modifications made to the E-Class. A closer look at the new E-Class Seriesí exterior design will reveal the differences between last year's version and the modified 2007 E-Class.

On the front, all E-Class models have an upgraded grille, bumper, air dam and headlights while the rear design features a similar upgrade to the taillights and rear bumper. The E-Class sport models are equipped with enhanced dual exhaust pipes, additional exterior trim and exclusive interior colors. All E-Class models will have an upgraded steering wheel and shift lever. Standard features of E-Class models like PreSafe, sunroof, and the ear-blowing Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system is also included. Of course, like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, all of the 2007 E-Class models are equipped with quality Mercedes-Benz parts found in Auto Parts Online.

By using the latest Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter V8 engine, the E-Class models produces significantly more power than the previous E-Class version while retaining the level of fuel efficiency.

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