Im buying my first car for myself this weekend.
Have had a few cars before but they have always been hand-me-downs from family
This is my first purchase on my own like a big boy
Looking hard at a 2016 Ford Focus SE, thoughts, advice, am I being gay for getting this car?
is 14k with 11000 miles
I have financing with a credit union lined up already for when I go, my credit is dogshit so around 15k is probably the most I can get for a loan, also have 5k to put down and a 20 year old piece of shit to trade in.
What should I be prepared for, look for, any jew tricks I should know about the dealership will pull on me?
Well I'm in a pickle. I want a fun small-ish hothatch that is going to be my daily, with ocasional track use and some toegay driving. I scaled the choice down to these two, as I want an NA engine, and there are lots of examples to choose from where I live. Some things I have questions about to you /o/tists: >better chassis >better suspension stock >pre FL or post FL >reliability and weak points >aftermarket >fun factor >which is easier to work on by yourself
In both cases I'm gonna opt for the top trim with the recaros and AC and stuff, so that doesnt bother me. Please help me out
TL;DR give me a rundown on these
Can anyone explain to me why idiots on the road decide to brake check, specially after overtaking a bus/semi. Doing it to another car is stupid, but doing it to a behemoth that takes at least 40 meters to reach a full stop is just asking for your car to get plowed.
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>General Motors, seeking a faster turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the automaker immediately.
>His departure comes as the brand is falling behind its luxury competitors. Sales declined 11 percent since Nysschen's first full year as president.
>De Nysschen, 58, became president of Cadillac in August 2014 after stints as CEO of Nissan Motor Co.'s Infiniti brand and head of Audi's U.S. business.
>The abrupt change, according to two people familiar with the decision, was a result of de Nysschen’s reluctance to accelerate product and operating plans and capitalize on current U.S. market conditions, where industry sales remain healthy. GM executives, the sources said, acknowledge that it takes time to rebuild a brand but there needs to be more commitment to the here and now, rather than the future.
>“Looking forward, the world is changing rapidly, and, beginning with the launch of the new FWD SUV, XT4, it is paramount that we capitalize immediately on the opportunities that arise from this rate of change. This move will further accelerate our efforts in that regard."
>"There’s no question Johan is a visionary automotive leader, but given GM’s conservative culture he may have pushed things a step too far," said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis. "It feels like Johan spent too much time chasing the German brands instead of embracing Cadillac’s unique heritage, and he should know that he can’t sell an old person’s car to a young person”
>"Cadillac and for that matter Lincoln, should be happy with their older buyers and court them. They can afford the product and likely have some fond memories of the brands."