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IFO Video

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Lamborghini Huracan GTS

Posted By: HDecker
Filed Under: Cars
Tags: miami
8:22 AM

4 Things to Do When Purchasing a New Car

Lets face it, in Miami you NEED a ride. Without one you are just stuck in traffic. And even though Miami-Dade County has some of the worst traffic in the USA, its next to impossible to get anywhere without one. Still, it's essential to understand the process of getting a new tide before you make any moves because if you mess up- you're going to get taken for a ride by the salesmen (happened to me too!).

Individuals, particularly first-time car buyers, are easy marks for veteran salesmen. You should follow certain guidelines to ensure a smooth sale. The last thing you want is to spend your hard-earned cash in the wrong way which can lead to headaches and regrets. Check out these tips that can help you stay on the right track when it comes to obtaining the vehicle of your dreams in the Magic City.

Do These to Keep Your Sanity
-Stick to a Budget - Before you walk into a car dealership, you should already have a ballpark amount of how much you're willing to spend on a new car. Check the car out online before hand. You can even test-drive the car (or one like it) at another dealership. Try to stay within a price range so you don't wind up with something you ultimately can't afford. Remember that there is always fees on top of the labeled price (insurance, fees hidden in the fine print, etc). When figuring out your game plan be sure to factor in an estimate for monthly payments and vehicle maintenance, as these aspects are part of your decision to purchase a ride and will inevitably surface after you've been given the keys to drive off the lot.

-Small Dealers- Miami has a lot of big dealerships to cater to the higher end demographics but they are all show. Head away from the higher end neighborhoods like Bal Harbor, the Shores, and Aventura and try to buy your car in one of the worst areas (like Opa Loka, Overtown and /Liberty City). You'll be paying for the privilege of the environment in the upscale neighborhoods (aka the tourist / snowbird price) while the smaller dealerships in the less fancy areas will give you a legitimate price.

-Do Your Research - Another smart move is to do a good amount of research beforehand. If you've got your eyes set on a particular make and model, check the blue book value for an accurate calculation of the car's overall value. If you've already narrowed down your search to a specific vehicle, it's also important that you check the mileage, the number of previous owners, and maintenance history. You can even check out cars online to see whats what and get an idea of what prices you should expect. It's also a good idea to see if the car has been any past collisions or has any mechanical problems or physical damages. Not doing so can result in the occurrence of pre-existing issues that add on more to your upkeep expenses in the future. Remember, once you've signed all the paperwork and the car is released in your possession, you're ultimately responsible for any known and unknown situations that may arise.

-Review Your Credit Score - Checking your credit score regularly is always recommended but especially if you're planning to get a new car soon. The higher your score, the fewer amounts you can expect to put on a vehicle as a down payment and the higher chances you have of getting an ideal car loan. If there's anything that looks inaccurate on your credit report, it's best to resolve the situation with creditors before moving any further in car-purchasing process. Outstanding debts make it more difficult to obtain the loan you need to make your fantasies of coasting in that new car a reality. This is the same in Miami as it is everywhere. They are more accepting of fresh-off-the-boat folks though here.

-Negotiate for the Lowest Price - Lastly, you should never settle for the first price given to you by a salesperson at the dealership. You have the right to negotiate for a lower price. You can always walk away- there are plenty of places to shop if you dont like the price. Most professionals will try to work with you in an effort to make the sale, so don't be afraid to ask to purchase for an amount that's in your best interest.
Posted By: HDecker
Filed Under: Cars
Tags: miami, cars, whips
8:05 AM

Miami Car Scene

What's hot in the hottest city in the USA? I'm on the street getting you the low down on the newest things and the best rides. Check back and see what I've got to offer!
Posted By: AndreSmith
Filed Under: Cars
1:35 AM

The Domination of Tesla

So recent years have seen the surprising rise of Elon Musks Tesla Motors and their cars. Everyone wants to get their hands on one and theyve made quite a splash in the automotive world. Today we are going to look at some of the biggest impacts and highlights their track record has.


The Supercar Killer
So weve all seen the recent video of the Tesla Model S P85D killing the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and despite some terrible driving from the Hellcat driver, it looks like the P85D has another notch on its belt. The P85D is pulling down 619 hp, impressive, but it is still beating cars with much higher numbers (Hellcats have 707 hp on average). Then again, the P85D got beat by a Lamborghini Aventador.

Turning Heads
Everyone is getting in on the Tesla revolutions. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brins personal Model S was vinyl-wrapped by employees, eyelashes stuck on the headlights, a batman logo decal placed on the hood, and large bat wings added to the back as an April Fools joke. Know what? It still looked good! Even the Oatmeals getting in on it with an awesome comic about what its like to own one of the magic space cars (as he puts it). He talks about some of the basic features but they are still impressive.

Pink Batman Tesla

Setting Records
Tesla is showing the world just what electric cars can do. They keep establishing than shattering their own records for cross country travel time for electrics. A recent team made it from California to New York in just 67 hours and 21 minutes, destroying the record set by Teslas own team (76 hours). Theyve also destroyed all sorts of sales records for electric cars, leaving other manufacturers and potential rivals in the dust. Leading the pack, they managed to encourage a 77% increase in electric car sales in Europe. Add to that the speed and efficiency records it has broken and you have one powerhouse of a winner.

Pushing the Envelope
Tesla has really been pushing the envelope. The superchargers can top your cars battery off in 20 minutes, so grab and snack while you recharge your car. Theyve done things like auto-detecting handles that pop out when you get close, it doesnt make any noise, can be controlled/ tracked by a smartphone app, etc. All that and its still going. Then again they have Elon Musk and the brain trust he brings with him so we should expect to see a lot more down the road.