When we plan to buy a car, there are a lot of things at the back of our minds. We have to take care of the looks, make, model, speed, features and specs, reliability, eco-friendliness and most of all, our budget. It is a hard task to choose a car that best suits our needs and finances. Usually, we forget the most important feature to keep in mind during these planning and that is insurance. We skip this part and when the papers come in front of us, we are nothing less than shocked. To avoid such sudden shock, it is important to keep insurance rates in front of the eyes while planning to buy a car.
The models from around the world that have endured
Some cars burst onto the world stage with much fanfare, only to flop on the showroom floor and be consigned to the automotive history books as a single-generation curio. Others, enjoy an average lifespan, morphing through several generations before fading away quietly.
And then, there are these models, those that have evolved and endured over decades of production, moving from generation to generation to become automotive icons.
Here then, are the five longest-continuously running nameplates still in production.
There’s no denying that Range Rover is an iconic marque seen on many roads across the globe. It has a long and rich history, and it’s even a firm favourite with footballers! These days, the Range Rover line-up has undergone something of a transformation.
Gone are the boxy models aimed at older motorists. Parent company Land Rover are in the midst of a brand refresh. They want to make Range Rover cars more attractive to younger generations. And, of course, they want to sell more vehicles too!
Ferrari had a problem. It wanted to go Formula 2 racing in the 1960s but it needed to homologate its 2.0-litre engine for competition, and that meant at least 500 had to be built and used in road-going cars. As a maker of low-volume sports cars, that was never going to happen.
Remember when Volkswagen of Brazil thought they could build a better Beetle? No neither do I, yet here we are.
The Puma is Ford’s new contender for the baby SUV segment, yet it isn’t a new nameplate. CarAdvice contributor and former owner Jez Spinks recalls the brilliant – but very different – original.
In late 1969, Nissan underwent a step-change. It introduced the first-generation Z-car known as the Datsun 240Z or Nissan Fairlady Z depending on where you lived.
As time went on, the Nissan Z-car went on to become one of the most successful sports car families of all time.
There are plenty of car brands out there in the low to mid tier price bracket that are vying for your hard earned money. At a time where reliability, cost, and reputation are so important, it’s essential that when you’re buying your next new car, you’re looking for something that gives you the maximum performance as well as cost efficiency.
We think that one brand that strives to deliver that with every model it brings to market is Peugeot. So, in this article, we’re going to break down some of the European manufacturer’s best selling points, so that when you do go looking for your next car, Peugeot’s on the top of your list.
Buying a new car is a big investment, for most people the second-biggest chunk of money they’ll hand over for something, after the family home.
Some manufacturers take your money, sign you up for a service plan, but offer little else in the way of ownership benefits. Others do offer limited ownership programs that can incorporate track days, or special events, or perhaps a discount on merchandise. Lotus is particularly good when it comes to track days.
The decision to invest in a classic car is not one to be made lightly. Before the lure of a vintage motor gets the better of you, you need to take a step back and consider what owning a classic car really entails.