What should you look for when buying a used convertible? They’re still cars, but there are some key differences that you’ll need to account for when shopping. As we swap out our studs and snow tires for warmer months, many people are pulling their summer cars and cruising with the top down. It’s true that […]
When the name Aston Martin is uttered, people think two things in the following order, “James Bond” and “Wish I could afford one“. Both thoughts make sense, Bond and Aston go together like Holmes and a Deerstalker cap, and hand-built British sports cars do command a premium when they’re new. Luckily for anyone interested in owning […]
For those looking for performance, and better than average fuel economy, the EcoBoost is a most welcome addition to the Mustang family. I've personally observed a combined 23mpg at the end of a tank, which is impressive considering my leadfoot handicap.
Besides the used car search engine itself, we’ve found one of the most popular resources we offer at AutoTempest is our used car negotiation guide. We wanted to provide more content to help people find the best deals on awesome used cars, so we sought out experts in the field. One great tool we came […]
If you've been considering buying a classic car to use as a daily driver, not as a weekend toy to take on spirited drives, a W123 Mercedes-Benz is an excellent option. By no means is it a fast car, and if you do manage to hustle it up to the top end of it's range, you'll feel like you're floating on a cloud, just don't expect that cloud to corner well.
I had fixed the things that needed to be fixed myself, or with help from a local shop, and I was poised to make a nice little profit on the vehicle. Note that I said nice little profit, not huge chunk of change. That's because I'm just an average person, with average means, I will not ever get rich off selling a car, unless of course rusty Subarus skyrocket in value.
Should you have your heart set on getting a BMW, and getting a deal, the 320i is there to oblige, but only if you manage your expectations. You're not going to be able to walk into a dealership, build out the swanky Bimmer of your dreams on the 320i platform, and walk out with a bank account friendly payment.
Anyone who would go out of their way to purchase the VW, only to try and pass it off as a Bentley cannot be trusted. There's a fundamental lack of respect for the vehicle when someone does something so atrocious as swapping out the fascia, badges, and wheels, especially on a handsome design like that of the Phaeton.
Now, I realize that we're talking about Porsches here, and the majority of people would say any Porsche would do, but the majority of people are wrong. As is the case with anything you buy, the initial shine will wear off, and you'll be left with just another item, unless you got exactly what you want.
Regularly wiping down the steering wheel, door handles, seat belt buckles, and other often touched surfaces might sound boarder line OCD, but doing so at least once a week will significantly reduce the "yuck factor" of your car. After all, it's great if your interior looks clean, but it's way better if it is clean.