The 2013 Detroit Auto show was a good indication that the auto industry is back to business as usual. No one really stuck out as doing anything extraordinary, but the overall feeling was that the auto companies are much different than they have been in recent years with the economic collapse that threatened their very existence for the last five years.
Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn once again showed how his company is committed to electric vehicles by dropping the price on the 2013 Nissan Leaf by 18 percent. There is a newly added S trim level of the five seat EV which will start at an MSRP of $28,800. This means a net price in the high teens in states that offer incentive pricing to the $7500 federal tax credit. Nissan also announced a $199 per month lease deal on a 36 month term. This is far below other vehicles in this price range.
I can tell from the fact that my car isn’t quite gripping the road like it does in the summer months that winter is upon us. Snow, ice, sleet and rain cause us to slip, slide and sometimes bump into things we would rather not. As you head out on the roads this winter, we have some tips that will keep you safe and out of the ditch.
We are all on the move these days and our mobile devices keep us in touch with the outside world, but safety is a major concern when talking about cars and mobile devices. We all know we need to keep our eye on the road and focus our attention on our driving. Our mobile devices are becoming much more than just communication devices. I know my iPhone 5 acts as a map, GPS, media device and planner. I never listen to the radio anymore. I just tune in my favorite podcast or playlist on my iPhone and I am good to go!
Nissan’s introduction of the totally redesigned Altima for 2013 has raised a lot of eyebrows. The vehicle features a wide range of driver assisted technology that use a variety of sensors. There are front facing cameras to watch the painted lines on the road to warn drivers of an unintended lane departure. The rear camera monitors blind spots using sonar arrays to check the area around the vehicle for obstructions. This same camera will also warn the driver of objects behind them when the vehicle is in reverse. Click here to read more »
San Anselmo, CA There they go again. Its March and the snowbirds begin their annual migration north, except that these snowbirds aren’t just people it’s their vehicles too. Tens of thousands of retirees choose to use an auto transport service to ship their cars home while they board an airplane. Is that smart? Direct Express Auto Transport says that for most people it is and explains why.