Here’s why you must consider shopping for a car on Black Friday

As we know people are waiting for the Black Friday deals a lot, they have already planned how they visit the malls and shop for everything needed there, but one thing they did not plan is visiting also auto dealerships for new car purchases and car auctions like RepoKar Auto Auction for buying used cars for great prices.

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The four-day Thanksgiving weekend is one of those holidays — along with Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July — when auto dealers typically sweeten deals to draw out buyers. This week, it could be even better than in past years. Here are the reasons: Automakers piled on the sales inducements in October, a reflection of slightly lower auto sales this year. Sales were off 1.7% through the first 10 months of 2017.

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U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay airbag recall of 3 million cars

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition byFord to delay recall of about 3 million cars with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. The agency said it did not find the request by the second largest U.S. automaker to defer a recall until additional testing was conducted “reasonable under the circumstances or supported by the testing and data it has collected to date.”

Takata inflators can explode with excessive force, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks. At least 18 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide have been tied to the defect that led Takata to file for bankruptcy protection in June and prompted at least 19 automakers to issue recalls. NHTSA also rejected a similar petition filed by Mazda covering about 6,000 vehiclesFord did not immediately say if it plans to challenge the agency’s decision. “We will cooperate with the agency, as we always do,” a spokeswoman said. The vehicles in question include the 2007-11 Ford Ranger, 2006-12 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2006-11 Mercury Milan, and 2007-10 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. Read more

Tesla boss teases a flying version of Roadster supercar

Last week Tesla surprised the world revealing its Roadster on the same day it debuted its much-hyped electric-powered semi truckElon Musk claims the car is able to reach 0-60 in just 1.9 seconds. This would make it the fastest production car. It will have a 620-mile driving range.

Now Musk says the supercar may eventually possess the ability to fly. He took to Twitter Sunday first to clarify that the 0-60 time is “the base model performance” but also to tease a “special option package that takes it to the next level.” The unexpected news about the Roadster has already led many observers to wonder if Tesla is spreading itself too thin and creating more financial strains at a time when it needs to focus on fixing production bottlenecks for its Model 3 sedan, its attempt at an affordable, mass-market car, and reversing mounting financial losses. This will likely only add fuel to that fire. Read more

Devel Sixty 6×6 SUV: ready to survive the apocalypse

If you hear someone calling Devel Sixty SUV the baddest truck in the whole world, don’t fight with this person, he might be totally right! This vehicle it for sure the craziest thing you have ever seen on, well, six wheels. And the craziest thing about it is they are actual going to produce and sell it to the public!

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Compared to this, AMG’s 6×6 G63 looks like a Honda CivicDevel Sixty 6×6 SUV is modeled, by the looks of things, on military personnel carriers. It even has military-grade wheels and tires and chassis, and night vision system, of course. It’s not armored though, at least in its concept form. The Sixty looks childish to be honest, but that’s kind of what’s cool about it. It could prove less effective in helping you survive the apocalypse than a Prius, but that doesn’t take away from how awesome this creature is.

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BMW forced to freeze sales after crash test concerns on its i3 models

Every single i3 model sold by BMW in the U.S. is being recalled by the automaker, it has also been forced to freeze sales after crash test concerns. The car, which is sold in pure-electric and gas-electric hybrid forms, has been on sale in the US since 2014, with new model year 2018 i3 cars due to show up in dealerships imminently. Now, though, nobody will be able to buy them.

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The problem comes down to seatbelt testing or, more accurately, what happens when someone isn’t wearing a seatbelt. Although wearing a seatbelt is mandatory across almost all of the US states – New Hampshire being the only hold-out – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) still does testing for vehicle occupants without a belt secured.

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