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Auto Trader Uk Releases New Facebook App

Press release announcing the release of a Facebook app called “The Greatest Road Trip”.

After the success of the 2010 ‘Route 66’ competition Auto Trader plans an August 2011 contest to for Auto Trader New Cars portal. Auto Trader New Cars’ app achieves fan acquisition through a competition entry system. With spectacular road trips as the prize!

Fashioned to heighten awareness and increase Auto Trader’s social following
The Greatest Road Trips Facebook contest also supports the Auto Trader New Cars portal. Auto Trader created the Greatest Road Trips contest for their Facebook fans to win and share with their friends.

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YouTube Video for the new AutoTrader App

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Auto Trader New iPad App

A new ‘Garage’ function has also been implemented, enabling users to easily compare vital information on their shortlisted vehicles, such as performance and economy rating. This also makes full use of the touch screen, allowing users to simultaneously compare up to four different makes of new cars like a new BMW or drill down to a specific model like a new BMW Series 3 or used cars depending on users preferences in their garage – either showing the summary details in a grid format, or drilling down into the technical specifications. Other features include a ‘Browse Bar’ that allows users to navigate and jump to a point in the search results based on essential car-buying criteria, such as mileage, location or price.

From: press release: Auto Trader Bolsters Digital Portfolio With New iPad App

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Used Nissan Qashqai Buyers Guide

There are a number of  used Nissan models and body types to choose from but a used Nissan Qashqai is a a favorite, Introduced in 2007 a used has undergone a few design changes in 2010. It provides a great compromise for people who want the comforts of a big vehicle but need the versatility and affordability of a smaller one. The Qashqai does a fantastic job of addressing many of the family needs of those who might otherwise choose a used used Ford Focus or VW Golf.

Edits and Deletions to: used Nissan Qashqai Buyers Guide: Guide to Second Hand Nissan Qashqai

Space is nice. Generous doors are lovely. Sitting up high, with a great view of the road is wonderful. Paying for the extra fuel it usually takes to power all those good things is not so great for most people. Parking in a large vehicle is cumbersome. The pros and cons of owning and operating a traditional 4x4 are many and varied, which is why “crossovers” do well in the market.

There are four engine types: the 1.6 or 2.0 litre petrol versions and the 1.5 or 2.0 litre diesel versions. Four wheel drives and +2s are only available 2.0 litre engines, and the only one with an automatic transmission option is the 2.0 petrol model. Of the four engines, the 1.5 litre petrol is the weakest.

There were originally three trim levels to choose from: the Visia, the Acenta and the Tekna. The 2010 update brought the N-Tec to market, which seems to fall between the Acenta and the fully-equipped Tekna. Even the basic Visia comes with good standard equipment.

There are four engine types: the 1.6 or 2.0 litre petrol versions and the 1.5 or 2.0 litre diesel versions. Four wheel drives and +2s are only available 2.0 litre engines, and the only one with an automatic transmission option is the 2.0 petrol model. Of the four engines, the 1.5 litre petrol is the weakest.

There were originally three trim levels to choose from: the Visia, the Acenta and the Tekna. The 2010 update brought the N-Tec to market, which seems to fall between the Acenta and the fully-equipped Tekna. Even the basic Visia comes with good standard equipment.

Need to pack along a pram? No problem! Other family cars, such as the Ford Focus or the Honda Civic are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to roominess if compared to the Qashqai. Four adults can ride easily and comfortably and five can fit in when necessary, though they may not be able to relax quite as much.

Even though the Qashqai hasn’t been around for too many years, expect to see a wide range in price when you begin shopping. At the low end, look for prices around £10,000 and as much as £20,000 for a more recent, fully-equipped model.

If you are interested in a New Nissan Qashqai Auto Trader have Nissan Qashqai Expert reviews and owner ratings in the new cars section

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Used Honda Civic Buyers Guide: Guide to Second Hand Honda Civics

Almost any new Honda ( Auto Trader expert reviews and owner ratings ) or even the used Honda Civic we’re looking at, reliability is not an issue with these cars. You would be hard-pressed to find a more reliable car. You can expect to get between approximately 35 mpg and 48 mpg, depending on the engine you have.

Edits and Deletions to: used Honda Civic Buyers Guide: Guide to Second Hand Honda Civics

The more commonly found used Honda Civic is the five door model, although the rear doors are a bit hard to make out, and it looks more like a coupe. The rear door handles are slightly hidden in the moulding and, along with the car’s sloping roof, add to the space-age appearance.  There are also a number of sportier three door models on the market.

The verdict after a few years of the new design being on the market is that it works. The design is no longer seen as being quite so odd, although it is still distinctive, and the aerodynamics of the shape cannot be denied. The small rear doors do present something of an inconvenience, but the unusually large boot make up for it.

You will definitely want to test the difficulty of putting in and removing seats and children when you are test driving. You may find the small rear door inconvenience to be offset by the large boot and the fact that the rear seats fold down to create a flat storage surface. The engineers at Honda moved the fuel tank, allowing for a lovely flat area that can hold so many of the things families end up needing to carry around.

However, if you are interested in owning a car that stands out in a crowd, the Civic is worth a close look, because it does not lag far behind and has a great many attributes that meet or exceed those offered by the Focus.

 

Within the small family car class, the Honda Civic is a good option for many reasons: its excellent storage capacity, its overall styling, its safety record and its reliability, to name just a few. All of those things help the car maintain quite a bit of its value, so finding an inexpensive used model may prove to be a difficult task.

Interested in a new Honda Civic? Auto Trader also have Honda Civic Expert Reviews and owner ratings in the new car section

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Used Ford Focus: A Buyers Guide to Second Hand Ford Focus

The Ford Focus compact family car was at the height of success in 2007. Then in 2008, Ford completely redesigned the car. As it turns out, it was a good move! Are you shopping for a used Ford Focus? A 2008 or newer model might be your best bet to buy.

Edits and Deletions: used Ford Focus: A Buyers Guide to Second Hand Ford Focus Cars

The Ford Focus is probably the most ubiquitous car on the road. Depending on where you are in life, that could be either a good thing or a bad thing for you. For example, if you are single, 22 years old and want your car to be an accessory of which people take note, you may not want a used Ford Focus. However, if you are married, have a couple of kids and all of their sports gear, you need something dependable, and you probably want good looking, too. In this case, you should probably consider the reasons there are so many used Ford cars on the road.

One of the reasons the Focus has remained such a popular car is that it is comfortable. There is room for a family, plus the stuff that families need, yet not so large or expensive as an SUV or van. Anyone who has been on a long drive in a cramped car with some screaming children will appreciate the roominess of the cabin and the generous size of the boot.

If you are shopping for a barely used car, take time to look at the 2011 model Ford Focus, which has quite a few perks and upgrades not seen on previous models. Technology makes a big show in the 2011 model with options like the Driver Assistance Pack and the Convenience Pack. There are cameras, parking assistance options, connectivity ports and all manner of modern gadgets to help drivers and entertain passengers.

Ford’s signature Sync System, available on the Focus from 2009 on, adds to the pleasure of riding in the car. Sync is a voice activated system that works with cell phones and MP3 players, hands-free.

The idea that a C-segment car must be stodgy and boring does not ring true with the Focus. Families can be comfortable in a car that is fun to drive. There’s no wonder that people continue to purchase the Ford Focus: great fuel economy, reliability, comfort and it’s fun to drive.

If you are interested in a new Ford Focus Auto Trader have Ford Focus Expert reviews and owner ratings in the new cars section

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jones365:

Day 172:
Today was the first day of the Moving Motor Show. The event is in its second year but it’s the first time it’s been sponsored by Auto Trader.I wasn’t particularly taken by the stand last year – I was preoccupied by the F1 paddock – but this year was bigger and better. The weather was beautiful, 20 manufacturers had brought along their cars and I even got the opportunity to be a passenger in a few of them.I spent most of the day with a competition winner who had won the opportunity to be a journalist for the day with the team. He was a delight to talk to – full of stories and insights gathered from his time spent as a Ford dealer and working at Maranello. It’s only fitting he got the opportunity to go up the hill in this 458 Italia.

jones365:

Day 172:

Today was the first day of the Moving Motor Show. The event is in its second year but it’s the first time it’s been sponsored by Auto Trader.

I wasn’t particularly taken by the stand last year – I was preoccupied by the F1 paddock – but this year was bigger and better. The weather was beautiful, 20 manufacturers had brought along their cars and I even got the opportunity to be a passenger in a few of them.

I spent most of the day with a competition winner who had won the opportunity to be a journalist for the day with the team. He was a delight to talk to – full of stories and insights gathered from his time spent as a Ford dealer and working at Maranello. It’s only fitting he got the opportunity to go up the hill in this 458 Italia.

(Source: jonesrhian)

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carpr0n:

Just a rascal
Starring: Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance Racer
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carpr0n:

Just a rascal

Starring: Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance Racer

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jones365:

Day 171:
Moving Motor Show kicks off tomorrow at Goodwood ahead of the Festival of Speed weekend. More than 20 manufacturers will be there, with the list of UK debuts including the Citroen DS4, Morgan 3-Wheeler, Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, Ford Focus Estate and BMW 1 Series M.
I’m especially looking forward to seeing the Jaguar C-X75 and the sculpture in honour of the E-Type’s 50th anniversary.

jones365:

Day 171:

Moving Motor Show kicks off tomorrow at Goodwood ahead of the Festival of Speed weekend. More than 20 manufacturers will be there, with the list of UK debuts including the Citroen DS4, Morgan 3-Wheeler, Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, Ford Focus Estate and BMW 1 Series M.

I’m especially looking forward to seeing the Jaguar C-X75 and the sculpture in honour of the E-Type’s 50th anniversary.

(Source: jonesrhian)

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siu-tung:

Volkswagen: Making of “The force” commercial

It’s even more cute than the TVC:)

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This rocks! 

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The above video was included in this press release outlining the Auto Trader UK New Cars capaign

Auto Trader UK announces £2 million new car advertising campaign to begin July 4th

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Auto Trader UK announces £2 million new car advertising campaign to begin July 4th

“The Greatest New Car Showroom in The WWW” campaign includes a new TV advert, Google keywords, Facebook activity, online display, and public relations. The £2 million advertising campaign utilizes all the online and media channels at Auto Trader’s disposal. Auto Trader launched this campaign to reinforce the New Cars pages as the destinations for consumers who wish to buy locally.

An excerpt from a press release announcing a television commercial and online media blitz by Auto trader UK

Auto Trader UK announces £2 million new car advertising campaign to begin July 4th

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classicandvintagebmw:

Veritas / BMW 507 Roadster Prototype Designed by Ernst Loof 
“The BMW 507 was conceived by US automobile importer Max Hoffman who, in 1954, persuaded the BMW management to produce a roadster version of the BMW 501 and BMW 502 saloons to fill the gap between the expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the cheap and underpowered Triumph and MG sports cars. Existing designs by Ernst Loof were rejected by Hoffman, who found them to be unappealing.”
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classicandvintagebmw:

Veritas / BMW 507 Roadster Prototype Designed by Ernst Loof

“The BMW 507 was conceived by US automobile importer Max Hoffman who, in 1954, persuaded the BMW management to produce a roadster version of the BMW 501 and BMW 502 saloons to fill the gap between the expensive Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the cheap and underpowered Triumph and MG sports cars. Existing designs by Ernst Loof were rejected by Hoffman, who found them to be unappealing.

http://classicandvintagebmw.tumblr.com/507

via Classic and Vintage BMW on Facebook

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