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Improve Your Driving Skills and Handle a Car Like a Pro

Improve Your Driving Skills and Handle a Car Like a Pro

Handling a car is no easy task. Whether you are going fast or slow, there are certain things that you have to master so you do everything properly. Driving like a pro takes years of experience, trust me. But there are some things that you need to know first and you can fairly pick them up quickly.

I actually got interested in race driving while on a trip to Greece. I was in a town called Serres where I saw a sign that offered race driving training. It was really interesting to me so I decided to try it on. It offered everything from safe driving to race driving. It was a real eye-opener for me and is what essentially got me started.

In order to help you find your way, I will give you some of the most important tips for handling a car. It will certainly help you on your journey so you too can drive like a pro.

Look Where You Want to Go

It may sound logical, but we often move in the direction that we are looking at while driving a car. This is important for high speeds as one small mistake can create an accident. If you instinctively look at something in beside the road for a second you will start moving towards it.

So keep your eye on the prize. Or better yet, keep your eyes forward and always look at the spot you are heading for and where you want to be.

Everything on the Motorway is Done Slowly

Moving at high speeds also requires you to do certain actions much faster. But that is not necessary in some cases. You shouldn’t try to go faster if you don’t have to. Especially on the motorway. There is a higher chance of an accident occurring if you try to speed everything up.

Thus slow everything down. Shift the gears, move about and change indicators at your own pace. You don’t have to start moving about real fast for the sake of it as safety is still the most important thing here.

Road Position is Important

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Do you think about your road position? This is something that is mostly overlooked by certain drivers. Having a good position that allows you a better overview of the traffic in front of you will ensure a better and safe ride.

Move a bit to the left when approaching a right-hand bend, or to the right for a left-hand bend. This is particularly useful when you try to overtake someone and it gives you a better oversight of the entire road in front of you. But still, you have to be careful and don’t put yourself in dangerous positions if you don’t have to.

Stop in the Distance You are Able to See

This might sound strange but it is perfectly sane once you think about it. Safety is the number one priority here. We are not able to predict what is in front of us and will need to react quickly of something unexpectedly comes out in front of us. That is why you need to see well in front of you and be able to stop at a distance that you are able to see.

Driving slower is an important aspect, particularly if you are coming out of a corner. This is a particular situation where something unexpected might happen. Keep your distance and concentrate on the area in front of you so you are able to stop within safely and not damage your car nor anything around you.

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2020

2021 Volkswagen CC Release Date, Price and Specifications

2021 Volkswagen CC review

According to 2021 Volkswagen CC spy photos we’ve exclusively seen, it appears that a slew of changes are slated to take place in the new model year. Although the camouflage makes it almost impossible for us to get a glimpse of the new-look Volkswagen CC, one thing’s for sure – changes abound! Below we’ve prepared a well-researched review based on the teaser photos and spy photographs we’ve seen of the Volkswagen CC while undergoing test drives. Its release date and price rumors are also covered.

Here are some Volkswagen CC 101 notes: it debuted eight years ago and was the first four-door coupe that was priced within the range of between $30k and $40k. The Volkswagen CC had sold over 280,000 units in just five years globally thanks in part to its striking exterior styling, ample list of standard features, a well-built and attractive cabin, and an available all-wheel-drive system.

Now, even in the midst of all the trouble with its emissions’ scandal, Volkswagen is at it again, presenting a visually and technically updated 2021 Volkswagen CC. With what looks like a new front and rear styling, the new model aims to take an even assertive move in the entry-level luxury and workaday family sedan segment. There’s so much to love about the 2021 Volkswagen CC – I’d say!

Take a look even at the outgoing model, and you’ll be amazed by the creativity of Volkswagen engineers. See, the 2017 CC was in terms of design, a compelling center of a Venn diagram between a four-door sedan and sport coupe. It is stylish, executive, and best executed for the money. Having said that, imagine then how just the new Volkswagen CC will look like once it is officially unveiled.

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2021 Volkswagen CC exterior

While much can be said about how better the Volkswagen CC has become over the years, there’s one thing that cannot be wished away – its age! See, in a segment overflowing with fresher and updated vehicles each year, the Volkswagen CC finds itself between a rock and a hard place. We, however, assure its fans that they’ll love whatever is coming their way. According to rumors, most previously optional features have been made standard. Some of these include lane-keeping assist, Easy Open system, 360-degrees Optical Parking system, Dynamic Light Assist, Side Assist Plus, and Fatigue detection system.

With all these and more features available, the 2021 Volkswagen CC will be better placed to take on its competition that includes the likes of BMW 320i, Acura TLX, 2021 Nissan Maxima, and 2021 Honda Accord. But for those looking for an inarguable package of style, the 2021 Volkswagen CC still remains a top competitor.

2021 Volkswagen CC Release Date & Price

The Volkswagen CC pricing estimates and release date’s details are yet to be announced. But given the refreshments and updates, we’d vouch for a slight price increment over the existing price that ranges between $34,475 for the base Volkswagen CC 2.0T Sport PZEV Sedan and $44,000 for the Volkswagen CC 3.6L V6 4Motion Executive Sedan.  Lease deals will also be other ownership options. 2021 Volkswagen CC release date should be expected in the fall of 2021.

2021 Volkswagen CC Exterior Design

Volkswagen has reworked both the front and rear body sections, at least according to what Klaus Bischoff – Head of Volkswagen’s Design Brand, is saying. For 2021, buyers should expect new alloy wheels, a host of exterior styling modifications, and colors that will give it an even more dynamic yet elegant overall image.

As the images here depict, the hood, headlights, and radiator grille have new designs. And each part of the styling augers well with the Volkswagen ‘design DNA’ styling. The DNA puts more emphasis on the concise harmony of the radiator grille and the headlights and the horizontal lines.

More details about the front, side, and rear profiles will be updated on this space once it officially debuts.

2021 Volkswagen CC Interior Changes

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2021 Volkswagen CC interior

Even in its basic form, the new 2021 Volkswagen CC seems to beat most of its rivals on build quality and material quality. Although the interior doesn’t seem to come with many changes like the exterior, sources in the know say the infotainment system has been updated to offer better Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and faster processing speeds. More details will be known as its release date nears.

Available Trims

As of this writing, six trims are available for the 2021 Volkswagen CC: R Line, Sport, Trend, V6 4Motion Executive, R-Line Executive with Carbon, and R-Line Executive.

2021 Volkswagen CC Engine Specs

Engines offered are a carry-over from the existing model. As such, buyers should expect a 200-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 280 hp.

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2021 Volkswagen CC engine

2021 Volkswagen CC Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.7 in. (106.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.1 in. (189.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.2 ft³
Curb weight: 3354 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 21/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Oak Brown Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Fortana Red, Indium Gray, Night Blue Metallic, Pure White, Reflex Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

A bevy of safety features is in store. The VW’s Car-Net telematics systems bundle such features as stolen vehicle location, remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, and geo-fencing. Details of the results of the NHTSA and IIHS’ crash assessment will be updated here as soon as we have them.

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2020

New 2020 Honda Civic Release Date, Price & Info

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic info – The Honda Civic has been reinvented for 2020 and there’s no flicker of doubt that its latest re-invention will certainly be welcomed by its ardent fans. It returns with daring looks, technology-rich interior, and a turbocharged power. Additionally, its handling is satisfying, its safety technologies and infotainment system upgraded, and its turbocharged engine zesty and fuel-efficient. The 2020 Honda Civic release date in the USA is expected this fall, as a 2020 year model.

For starters, the Civic has had quite a rocky and blissful tenure ever since it debuted into the segment. The 2011-2015 era saw the model garner some un-Honda like controversy that saw Honda put in some more efforts that led to the current-generation model’s success. The success of the current breed of Civics was in spite of the fact that there were rivals abound which had improved in leaps and bounds. This goes a long way to show you the amount of effort Honda put in constructing the new model.

The Honda Civic 2020 continues to ride on the same platform that offers it upscale looks, feisty spirit, impressive cabin design, and best-in-class interior volume. The interior space is voluptuous and those looking for ample head- and legroom should certainly offer the Civic the benefit of doubt. Cruising on the highway is whisper-quiet and comfortable. Moreover, plenty of technologies are offered as well, and you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate from Acura-grade refinement.

This segment offers a plethora of alternatives, nonetheless. These include the Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Ford Focus, and Chevrolet Cruise. Each features distinct strengths from each other depending on areas of priorities.

2020 Honda Civic Release Date & Price

Availability of the Honda Civic should be expected sometime before this fall, as a 2020 year model featuring a price tag displaying $19,150.

2020 Honda Civic Review of Trims

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Depending on your selection of either a coupe or hatchback, there are five trims available for the sedan: EX-L, EX-T, LX, EX, and Touring. The coupe offers EX-L, LX, LX-P, Touring, and EX-T. The 2020 Honda Civic Si review is covered elsewhere on this blog.

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R specs aren’t quite apparent at this time. but recent news has it that the Type R will come with several welcome feature such as an improvement in power, a myriad of suspension upgrades, and exterior tweaks. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R release date should be expected sometime before the next fall as a 2020 year model.

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, on the other hand, had been previewed during the 2021 Geneva Motor Show. Some of its specs include one engine option that offers a power rated at 174 horsepower. Pairing is expected to be done by the CVT transmission system. The Honda Civic 2020 hatchback should be expected sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016 as a 2020 year model.

2020 Honda Civic Redesign of Interior & Exterior

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Some of the standard features available on the LX include a five-inch central display screen, LED taillights and running lights, a USB port, a six-speaker upgraded sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, Pandora connectivity, charging ports, a rearview camera, and expanded view of the driver side mirror.

The Civic EX sedan offers an eight-speaker sound system, a navigation system, a seven-inch touchscreen interface integrated with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and voice-to-text capability, additional USB ports, a multifunction display screen, and variable intermittent wipers.

The top-of-the-line 2020 Honda Civic Touring model offers features such as a 10-speaker audio system, heated rear seats, LED headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, a four-speaker power-passenger seat, LED headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, voice controls, and ventilated heated front seats.

2020 Honda Civic Engine Specs

Below the hoods of the 2020 Honda Civic LX and the EX trim models is a 138 lbs. Ft. of torque- and 158 horsepower – generating four-cylinder engine. The other options is the 174 hp- and 162 pounds-ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.

EPA estimates the LX manual to check in at 27/40/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 31/42/35 mpg with the turbocharged Civics.

Additional specs such as 0-60 mph, top speeds, and options will be offered on its release date, as Honda is yet to make such info available.

2020 Honda Civic Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.8 in. (70.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 95 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2742 lbs.
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.2 sec
MPG: 31/42 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue Metallic, Burgundy Night Pearl, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Rallye Red, Taffeta White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

 

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2020

2020 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date, News and Rumors

2020 Chevrolet Cruze

The new 2020 Chevrolet Cruze continues to remain fuel-efficient and affordable while cranking up the content and style. Furthermore, the new model comes with a standard turbocharged engine, plenty of appealing technology and convenience features, a well-equipped and attractive cabin, and impressive fuel economy ratings. The Chevrolet Cruze 2020 release date should be expected in the 3rd quarter of 2020, according to recent reports by industry pundits in the know.

The newest Chevrolet Cruze joins the ranks of similarly redesigned models from the automaker such as the Malibu, and the Impala. In stark contrast to the existing model, the new model comes with an amped-up exterior and interior styling. The sheet metal used for its exterior design is handsome albeit largely anonymous.

The 2020 Chevrolet Cruze interior has been updated and reeks of freshness and modernity. It could very well be a prime pick for anyone shopping in its segment.

For motivation purposes, the new 2020 Chevrolet Cruze comes equipped with a decent 1.4L turbocharged engine beneath its hood. Those familiar with the model know the mill is unchanged from the previous model year. It still cranks out an impressive output rated at 153 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.

Insightful reports have indicated that the new Cruze has shed some weight, although the figures remain largely concealed at the moment. If so, we should expect impressive gains in its handling, steering effort, and fuel economy ratings. Besides that, the Cruze continues to offer ample space even for backseat passengers.

Technologies, as mentioned above, have been amped up for the new model. Some of the technologies to expect include upgraded smartphone integration features, a premium Bose audio system, an upgraded infotainment system with a better response time, a slew of driver aids, a heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charging.

The small sedan segment however has seen a dramatic increase in the number of fresher and newer vehicles. Some alternatives you can consider looking at include the 2020 Mazda 3, the 2020 Honda Civic, Kia Forte for 2020, and Ford Focus 2020.

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2020 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new 2020 Chevrolet Cruze will probably go for sale sometime during the fall of 2020. Pricing is yet to be announced but we expect the base hatchback model to retail at around $16,410 MSRP.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Cruze release date: fall of 2020
  • Price: $16,410 MSRP

2020 Chevrolet Cruze Review of Trims

Four trims, as of this writing, are offered for the 2020 Chevrolet Cruze: Premier, LT, LS, and base L. The Chevrolet Cruze Limited 2020 price starts from $16,120. Some of the highlights offered include impressive fuel economy ratings, a voluptuous trunk, secure handling, and impressive list of standard features. Five trims are offered for the 2020 Chevrolet Cruze Limited: LT, Eco, L, LTZ, and LS.

Exterior 2020 Chevrolet Cruze colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Blue Ray Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Red Hot, Kinetic Blue Metallic, and Summit White.

2020 Chevrolet Cruze Interior & Exterior Changes

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Some of the standard features offered for the Chevrolet Cruze L include smartphone app connectivity, a rear view camera, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic climate control, fifteen-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a seven-inch central touchscreen display, a six-speaker audio system, and folding rear seatbacks.

Upgrading to the Cruze LS model gets you features such as a wide range of dealer-installed options, carpeted floor mats, a front center armrest, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LD headlights and taillights.

At the helm of the trim lineup is the Chevrolet Volt Premier 2020 model that tacks on all the standard features plus a heated steering wheel, seventeen-inch wheels, a height-adjustable front passenger seat, upgraded rear suspension system, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather upholstery, an eight-inch center touchscreen system, a sunroof, a navigation system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a color driver information display, and a slew of driver aids.

2020 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new Chevrolet Cruze 2020 comes equipped with a 153-horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.4L engine. Torque output stands at 177 lbs. ft. transmission pairing is by the six-speed automatic or the six-speed manual.

EPA had not released the fuel economy ratings at the time of this writing, but we expect the new model to probably get a combined city/highway rating of around 25 mpg. You can take a look on https://www.fueleconomy.gov later to see if economy ratings are published.

Specifications

  • Wheelbase: 106.11 in
  • Length: 183.5 in
  • Width: 70.6 in
  • Passenger volume: N/A
  • Cargo volume: 15.3 ft³
  • Curb weight: 3083 lbs
  • Top Speed: 128 mph
  • 0-60: 7.8 sec
  • MPG: 27/46 (city/highway)
  • Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
  • Towing Capacity: N/A
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