7 Best Car Buying Android Apps

So, you have finally managed to save enough and now want to invest in a new car.  Though buying a vehicle can be exciting, but it is not really a fun process. You have to do a lot of research, select among the many choices, learn about their prices, negotiate, and then also there is a lot of legal work involved.

7 Best Car Buying Apps

Thankfully, technology has made things easier. You now just need to download a car buying application on your smartphone, and it will handle the rest. To save you time and make things easier, given below is a list of 7 best car buying apps that you can start using right away on your android phone.

You can also take a look at these applications to make invitations

1. Edmunds

Edmunds is one of the best sources if you want to select between cars. It has a Research section that will help you narrow down your options by model and make. You can then read a thorough review, keeping in mind the model year that interests you.

And, if you are confused between a few cars, then you can use the app to compare their specifications, features, ownership expenses, and current incentives.

This app even helps you save cars and then return to your saved favorites whenever you want. You will also find an affordability calculator together with a lease and loan calculator. These will help make sure you end up selecting a car that …

The Best Car I Ever Owned: A 1998 Ford Explorer Sport!?!

Sure, it probably surprises you to see me touting a Ford Explorer gas-guzzling SUV monster as the best car I ever owned, but there is a specific reason for that. This car saved my life.

I only had three months with the car; it was shiny new, bought in August of 1998. I had done vast amounts of internet research preparatory to buying it, and it had come down between the Explorer and a Jeep Cherokee. The one deciding factor was the crash test rating. The Explorer’s acceptable rating raised it over the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s marginal rating. In 1998, I had found a source that rated the Explorer at 5-stars and the Grand Cherokee at 4-stars, and that’s what I used at the time. The ratings I just cited are from a contemporary MSN website, and they seem to bear out my memories in the comparative realm, at least. To my recollection, most of the other factors under consideration were similar'”gas mileage, room, features, etc. But the fact that I chose the Explorer over the Cherokee means, in my humble opinion, that I am here to write this article today instead of moldering away in a forgotten cemetery.

My husband and I had the occasion to crash test the car ourselves at a busy intersection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in October of 1998, not that we set out to do that. We were on our way out of town for a Halloween party, and two blocks from our home, we …

Car Reviews: 2007 Civic Si

There was once a car known as the RSX Type-S. With a powerful 2.0 liter motor that put out 200 horse power, and suspension that could compete with world class cars, the RSX was a import enthusiasts dream. However, while the RSX may no longer be in production, it’s spirit still lives on today, and it lives on in a Honda coupe that is known as the Civic Si.

Essentially, the Civic Si is the “Type R” Honda Civic that the United States never got. Although it may not be a true Type R vehicle, it does embody some of the same ideals. An incredibly high revving motor with lots of power, a short shift six speed manual transmission, and an interior that resembles a fighter plane cockpit all contribute to make the Si one interesting vehicle. Although this spiritual successor to the RSX may not be exactly as powerful, it does come very close, and the handling and style of the car are definitely designed to compete with vehicles costing much more than what the Si can be purchased for.

From the moment that one lays eyes on the Si, it becomes apparent that this is not an ordinary Civic. Although the awkward and strange looking “hatchback” version (think bubbly GTI) has since been dropped from the line, the new, more car like design is much better. The car is nicely angled, and although the front end may not have the aggressive appeal that everyone is looking for, the …

Car Reviews: 2005 RSX Type S

Anyone remotely familiar with the import market should be instantly familiar with the car that was known as the Integra. Produced from 1986 until 2001, the Acura Integra was one of the most revered and respected Japanese cars to ever grace American shores. However, most are unaware that the Integra still lives on today, or did, at least until 2006. While it may not be called the Integra anymore, the completely redesigned RSX offers everything that made the Integra such a superb vehicle, and expands on it greatly. Acura has truly created a masterpiece with the RSX, and the 2005 Type S is perhaps the perfect example to point out what exactly makes this particular model such a beauty for drivers, and such a smart buy for almost anyone.

For starters, it’s important to understand that the Type S is nothing if not a drivers’ car. In addition to the 210 horse power 2.0 liter engine, and iVTEC system, the Type S also comes standard with a 6 speed manual transmission, six CD changer, leather interior, sunroof, and a road hugging double wishbone rear suspension. However, a car can come with all the technical specifications in the world, but they mean nothing if all that technology just doesn’t work the right way. Thankfully, though, RSX owners will never have to deal with a problem like that.

Even the exterior of the vehicle is inspiring, a curvy and smooth body, perfectly proportioned with the two door body and a higher back …

Easy Bottle Lid Sachets for Car, Home and More

You know what every house has? A bottle or a jar with a lid! That means anyone, anywhere, can make cute and aromatic sachets for drawers, kitchens and more. The sachets are so easy to make that even the kids will want to get in on the fun. The little sachets will make drawers and clothes smell great. You can also use the sachets as ornaments on Christmas trees and more.

Jar and bottle lids come in all sizes and types. Whether the lids are metal or plastic they will work well for creating assorted sachets. Sachets are generally placed in dresser drawers and closets, but they can also be used as room fresheners. They can be decorated in different ways to suit any decor theme.

Take any lid or cap and fill it with dry potpourri. Some lids you might consider using would include lids from soda bottles, spice jars, instant coffee jars, or even medicine bottles. Small lids, of course, will not be quite as aromatic as larger ones, since the large ones will hold much more potpourri.

After you’ve filled the chosen lid with the potpourri glue a piece of lace or netting over the top. The netting and lace have holes that will allow the aroma to escape easier than if you cover the lids with fabric. Trim the lace so that it hangs over the side somewhat. Glue the edges of the lace well so that they will cling to the lid as you continue …

Car Review: 2009 Ford Sport Trac

The Ford Motor company has seemingly resolved an issue for consumers with the new 2009 Ford Sport Trac. Until now, a consumer looking for a pickup had to either purchase the huge professional trucks or the tiny one with no power. The 2009 Ford Sport Trac gives good power, towing capacity, and work capabilities without going too strong or too weak. Starting at about $27,460, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway and looks darn good doing it.

On the exterior, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac looks much more attractive than your average pickup truck with an impressive design, including fog lamps. It features a 4 foot by 5 foot open cargo bed with 3 integrated storage compartments and cargo box tie-downs.

The has an attractive yet comfortable interior, but you’ll still know you are driving a pickup truck. Power windows and door locks, a sliding rear window, and a leather wrapped steering wheel with tilt, cruise, and audio controls sets the tone. An overhead console, message center with outside temperature and compass, and driver and passenger sun visors with dual illuminated vanity mirrors have the comfort of passengers covered. The audio system consists of an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 capability.

The 2009 Ford Sport Trac owes it’s superior performance to the 4.0 Liter, V-6 engine, with a 210 Horsepower output. With a trailer sway control system, the maximum towing capacity is 5,250 …

Compact Car Review: The Subaru Impreza

Are you in the market for a small family or personal car? Looking for something that stands out and is sporty? Maybe a look at the Subaru Impreza is in store for you. This article will review the Impreza inside and out.

Size of vehicle

The Subaru Impreza is in the compact car class, so don’t expect to be able to pack five adults into the car for a three day road trip. The Impreza is offered in two different models, a four door sedan as well as a five door hatchback. Both the front and rear seats feature ample headroom, which allows for people well over six feet tall to comfortably fit within the vehicle. Both the front and rear seats feature ample sitting room, however, with all cars of this class, long trips in the rear seats may become uncomfortable. The trunk will accommodate some cargo, but don’t expect to build a house out of it.

Cost

While Subaru Impreza is a very impressive car on the interior, the consumer pays for it up front. The base model 4 door, as well as the five door model, starts at just under $18,000. While this sounds more expensive than other cars of this class, it includes many features not standard on similar cars. Sporty models of the Impreza start at around $24,000 and run to as high as over $33,000. While this seems pricy, it includes a very sporty image, and the speed to back that image up. Remember, …

Car Review: 2009 Toyota Corolla

As far as purchasing an attractive automobile that offers great gasoline mileage, reasonable price and value, the 2009 Toyota Carolla hits the target. With more amenities than one might expect, Toyota has produced a quality automobile yet again that is sure to be a popular model for years to come. The 2009 Toyota Carolla LE is priced at only $16,750 MSRP, and gets 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway, so concerns over gas prices are a thing of the past with this model.

The overall performance of the 2009 Toyota Carolla is easily one the best in this class, due mostly to the combination of impressive features. The 1.8 Liter 4 cylinder engine puts out 132 Horsepower, and in conjunction with a 4 speed automatic transmission makes for smooth acceleration. With 4 wheel anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, and front wheel drive, the 2009 Toyota Carolla is a pleasant driving experience. A MacPherson front strut and front and rear stabilizer bars allow the Toyota Carolla to have a turning circle diameter of only 35.6 feet.

The interior of the 2009 Toyota Carolla is nicely appointed, with amenities that are more often present in a much higher priced vehicle. Instrumentation features are a speedometer, tachometer, and an LCD odometer, with remote fuel door and hood releases. The Toyota Carolla has an AM/FM stereo with CD player with MP3 capability and 4 speakers, CFC-free air conditioning, power windows and door locks, and …

Car Review: 2009 Ford Expedition

The Ford Motor Company has built it’s business on the foundation of giving the customer what they want, and they continue this with the 2009 Ford Expedition. Stylish, durable and comfortable, the 2009 Ford Expedition is what an SUV should be, and at a competitive price to boot. Starting at only $28,470 the Expedition XLT gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway, which is pretty good for a vehicle of this size and power.

The performance of the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT is superior to most in this class, with a 4.0 Liter, V-6 engine that puts out 210 Horsepower at 5,100 RPM’s. A 5 speed automatic transmission, 4 x 2 rear wheel drive, trailer sway control system, and class II towing hitch are standard features. The 2009 Ford Expedition XLT offers independent front and rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, heavy duty gas shock absorbers, and rack-and-pinion steering to complete a more than adequate performance package.

The exterior look of the 2009 Ford Expedition is not your typical box shaped SUV. With sporty and sleek design lines, the 2009 Ford Expedition offers 16 inch painted aluminum wheels, fog lamps, a chrome 4 bar grille, and a roof luggage rack with crossbars. A one piece lift gate with flip open rear window, solar tinted windshield and front door windows, and full grip ergonomic door handles make the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT sure to turn some heads.

The 2009 Ford Expedition …

Car Review: 2010 Mini Cooper S Clubman

My test 2010 Mini Cooper S Clubman has a very unique exterior paint color which is referred to simply as “Hot Chocolate.” And much like that tasty hot beverage that goes so well with itsy-bitsy marshmallows, this hot rod wagon is sweet, tasty and gets you just a little bit high every time you drive it. This surprisingly roomy wagon-let is so fun to drive it should really be labeled by the government as a controlled substance.

Exterior Styling

While some Mini purists were aghast at the notion that Mini was turning the cute little two door coupe into a two and a half-door wagon, time has definitely mellowed those concerns once they realized the Clubman drives just like any other Mini. In fact, thanks to the longer wheelbase it actually has a smoother ride (not to mention rear seat legroom for actual humans).

The 2010 Mini Cooper S Clubman maintains many traditional Mini design cues like the wide “bulldog” stance, smiling front headlight/grille treatment, chromed door handles and old school chrome effect gas cap cover. What sets the Clubman apart are the clever barn-style rear doors that open one at a time for easy access to the surprisingly roomy cargo area.

The other unique aspect of the Clubman is the third door on the passenger side that aids entry and exit to the rear seats. This mini doggie door (more on that later) allows easy entry and exit to the rear seats. There may not be a ton of …