Automakers selling to American consumers finally seem to have gotten the message that buyers want cars and SUVs that allow them to trim their gas bills while at the same time providing comfortable rides in stylish, roomy vehicles.
When a car is integral to your business as it is in real estate, you need options for saving money on gas, which now tops $3 a gallon in most parts of the country. Thankfully, the auto industry is delivering.
Crossovers may look a lot like conventional SUVs, but under the skin they use a more car-like chassis. They’re also usually a lot more nimble to drive than truck-based utes. And perhaps best of all, they generally yield far better mileage than what some industry analysts like to call “truck-trucks.”
Depending on your priorities, you may demand a vehicle that performs under the toughest conditions; keeps you and your passengers comfy, safe, and entertained; or keeps fuel bills in check. With the 2005 models, you can score on all those criteria.
For real estate pros, these crossover vehicles offer the best of both worlds: higher seating, all-wheel drive, typically, and better handling and fuel economy compared with SUVs. Like SUVs, there’s more cargo space for signs. And clients and customers will appreciate rear seats that are roomier than those of comparable class sedans and SUVs.
It’s not surprising that American motorists have been getting jittery reading the latest headlines—or that there’s a growing interest in fuel economy. For those who want to curb fuel consumption, one of the more notable trends for 2004 is the move of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV) into the mainstream.
You're driving home from a difficult negotiation--wondering whether the sellers will ever budge on their asking price. A jogger is taking advantage of the cool spring night to get in a run. You spot him just in time but have to swerve to avoid hitting him. Automotive technology today can actually help you avoid such near misses.
Used cars aren't what they used to be. "Previously owned cars" have gained a respectable reputation and a following among car shoppers on a budget. Now how about considering a previously leased set of wheels?