Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Though the frenzied chaos of Black Friday early bird shopping has tempered somewhat in recent years, the weekend after Thanksgiving remains one of the busiest and most bargain-packed periods of the year for retailers. It’s no exception with the new-car business, except that this year, especially given razor-thin dealer inventories and sky-high prices that have plagued the business in recent months, the slam dunk year-end clearance deals have all but dried up. What’s more, manufacturers’ cash rebates are considerably lower and in shorter supply than they’ve been in decades, with lease offers being noticeably costlier due to higher interest rates and transaction prices. This time around, however, the cut-rate financing deals automakers’ captive financing divisions are offering look to be the biggest money savers. The average annual percentage rate for a new-vehicle loan climbed to 6.3 percent last month, compared to 4.2 … [Read more...] about These Are The Best Black Friday New-Car Deals On 2022 And 2023 Models
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Whether it’s to help get a new driver on the road or a fun gift to yourself, a new vehicle is one of the more important purchases you can make in any given year. With the average price tag of a new vehicle crossing the $40,000 mark, a car purchase should come with significant research and consideration attached. And while things like make, model, cost, and paint color are important criteria for any motorist to consider, you should keep in mind one other factor before visiting a dealership: when you’ll pull the trigger on a new car. Key Takeaways Dealerships want to keep cars moving off their lot, especially when certain models fall out of favor for one reason or another. If possible, you can save some money by waiting for certain holidays or events to make a purchase. Just as there are good times to buy a car, there are some times you should avoid. Best Times to Buy a Car So you’ve done your research, secured a down payment or a car loan , and are … [Read more...] about When Is the Best Time to Buy a Car?
Car insurance is important coverage that you cannot skip if you own a car. It helps protect your car in case of an accident or when it gets stolen. Even if you don’t own a car yet, it’s a good idea to start looking into the different types of car insurance now so that once you buy a car, your insurance requirements are taken care of. There are many types of car insurance available in India; each one covers different kinds of risk for the policyholder and also comes with its own set of benefits. Read on to learn about these various types of car insurance available in India and which one will be the best option for you… What you should know about car insurance Before buying a car insurance policy, it’s important to understand what types of coverage are available and what each policy actually covers. You can also compare car insurance quotes online to see which companies offer the best rates. Once you buy a car insurance policy, it’s important to pay your bill … [Read more...] about Types of Car Insurance and Which One Should You Buy
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Planning a trip is half the fun, and people are busy booking winter travel for the upcoming months. According to a survey by vacation rental company Vacasa , 71% of winter travelers have already booked their travel for the season. Have you? This weekend could be the opportunity to find a great deal for travel both during the holidays and in 2023, including on your favorite cruise line or preferred hotel brand. Here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals to save you major cash on hotels and resorts around the world. Discounts for IHG One Rewards members Known as “IHG’s Biggest Member Event ” of the year, IHG One Rewards loyalty program members can save up to 10% off the already discounted “Advance Saver” and “Book Early and Save” rates between now and Dec. 2. They can also save up to 20% off the best available rate at participating Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants between now and Dec. 5. … [Read more...] about 30 Of The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Travel Deals For 2023
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Despite some advertised Black Friday special deals, the average incentive is way down for the month of November, and the average transaction price remains close to a record high , according to a forecast from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive . That’s a sure sign supply continues to fall short of demand for new vehicles, even though auto industry analysts are worried higher interest rates and concerns about inflation and the U.S. economy in general could weaken demand. The forecast expects November U.S. auto sales of about 1.1 million new cars and trucks combined, an increase of about 6% vs. November 2021. For the month of November, dealerships had more than 1 million new cars and trucks available for retail sale, according to Thomas King, president of the data and analytics division at J.D. Power. That was the second month in a row above 1 million, an improvement over recent months . However, that’s a … [Read more...] about Black Friday Lite Won’t Do Much To Boost November Auto Sales
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Recent weeks have seen a number of reports of the death of self-driving cars, triggered mostly by the closure of Argo.AI, the self-driving startup funded by Ford and VW . That shutdown hasn’t been the only bad news in a year of bad news for almost all of tech. The declarations that self-driving cars are a decade or more away have come from press like Bloomberg and Techcrunch, but perhaps more concerningly from insiders like Oxbotica and Luminar (though they claim to have always felt this way.) We’ve also seen all the public companies (except MobilEye) see very large stock declines this year, especially the SPAC-funded startups. Monday saw the “merger” of LIDAR pioneer Velodyne into Ouster. Fedex and Amazon shut down research projects into sidewalk delivery. Press have calculated that (depending on who you read) $75B, $100B or $140B have been invested without deployment of a full production service. Even so, the idea that … [Read more...] about Reports Of The Death Of Self-Driving Cars Are Greatly Exaggerated
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Late 2022 has seen many grim declarations of the future of self-driving, particularly after the decision by Ford/VW to close down Argo.AI their self-driving startup. Other companies in the self-driving space and LIDAR space have seen market devaluations even worse than the already horrible tech space, and startups are having trouble with funding. There’s lots of doom and gloom, though in counter to that MobilEye has a great IPO and Waymo, Cruise and others have announced new milestones and improvements. Yesterday, I outlined why the reports of the death of self-driving cars are greatly overstated. Car OEMs never wanted this to happen fast and their cold feet don’t reveal much. A lot of people got wrong impressions (particularly from car OEMs who were just guessing) of dates. Companies made predictions of when they would start having working vehicles and many presumed that meant they would be everywhere. After all, if a car … [Read more...] about What Happens If Self-Driving Cars Don’t Happen This Decade?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I love the fact that Toyota Prius owners have a sense of humor about their cars. Around Portland, many sport self-deprecating bumper stickers as they roll around the city, my favorite being “Cool Prius! [said] Nobody.” In this greenest of American cities, where many people bike to work rather than drive, it seems about every fifth car you see is a Prius - or a hybrid or an EV begat by Toyota’s iconic electrified people mover, which debuted in Japan in 1997 and first came to the U.S. in 2001, looking much like any other Japanese sedan. It wasn’t until the third generation debuted in 2009 that the Prius got the pointy nose, raked aero shape and oddly transparent tail that easily identified it at a distance. Now, it may be a bit tougher to tell who’s gone green in a Prius, both visually and in terms of velocity. On November 16th, Toyota took the wraps off the car’s fifth generation (photo above, reveal video at end of story), … [Read more...] about Is The Toyota Prius Cool Now? New 5th Gen Hybrid Offers 220HP, Sleek New Shape, Remote Control
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Fortnite ’s High Octane in-game event is a fun crossover with Rocket League that event sees the iconic Octane car dropped into the game’s Battle Royale and community-created modes. Not only is it a joy to drive, jump, flip, and boost the Octane around the diverse landscape of Fortnite ’s map, but players also have the opportunity to complete quests to earn in-game rewards for both games. Completing eight High Octane quests will earn Fortnite players Rocket League- themed cosmetics: four “back bling” cosmetics, a spray and emoticon, and the new Clutch Victory pickaxe. Completing these same quests also unlocks the Whiplash as a playable battlecar in Rocket League and Sideswipe, along with new wheels and four decals. Of course, this reward is the most sought-after for Rocket League players who may have just installed Fortnite for the first time in years (myself included), so this guide will expedite these … [Read more...] about How To Quickly Unlock Fortnite’s Whiplash Car In ‘Rocket League’ – High Octane Quest Guide
The Biden administration is seeking to fund Canadian mining developments to help accelerate President Joe Biden’s plans for a green energy transition. However, several Canadian mining corporations are partially owned by Chinese corporations. President Joe Biden invoked the Cold War-era Defense Production Act in March to increase the production of green energy technologies without buying critical minerals like lithium and cobalt from “unreliable foreign sources.” “The Biden administration knows it will be too difficult to take on environmental activists in opening up/expanding U.S. mining infrastructure,” Mark Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The Biden administration is seeking to fund Canadian mining ventures to help accelerate President Joe Biden’s green energy push, even though multiple Canadian mining corporations are partially owned by Chinese entities. The Department of Defense (DoD) has set aside over $1 … [Read more...] about Biden’s ‘Green’ Agenda Could End Up Sending Taxpayer Cash To Chinese-Owned Mines In Canada