One of the hottest commodities in the pickup industry is the Honda Ridgeline. It has swept almost all truck of the year awards given out by major motor shows. This may not be a surprise, after all, the giant of a company that is Honda has been known for introducing to the public innovative and technologically advanced vehicles. It would not surprise a driver if he found himself enjoying the full sized pickup from the moment he set his eyes on it. The beauty of this car does not end in its looks. While the design of the car is modern and is an eye candy, the manufacturers did not just stop there, of course. This monster of a car boasts of a unit-body full frame structure. This, in itself, is an innovation which takes this car on top of its class. The design brought to life by engineering geniuses of the company gives the car a very rigid structure. It also has front and rear end crumple zones in addition to having a rigid frame thereby increasing the safety of both driver and passengers in case of crashes. It is also dubbed as the pickup that will most likely not roll over. Another reason for the fuss about this car is its In-bed Trunk. The Ridgeline tonneau is also another innovation which gives the user a storage area below the pickup bed, a convenient solution to storing supplies safe and dry.
Performance-wise, the vehicle is also one of the best in the market today. Its powerhouse is a 3.5 litre, 24 valve, SOHC VTEC V6 engine capable of giving the driver of up to 247 units of horsepower and a torque of 245 lb. ft. While this may not sound much compared to other models with bigger engines, but it is enough to power the pickup very well. All this power is transferred on all four tires of the truck, but during dry road driving, it is a two wheel drive vehicle. Once the going gets tough, the Variable Torque Management (VTM4) system goes to work and sends power to the tire needing traction. It is done so through its five-speed automatic with fluid cooler transmission. In addition to that the vehicle has a Vehicle Stability Assist which keeps drivers from getting into troubles. The system automatically compensates for both oversteer or understeer. It has independent suspensions for both front and rear giving the driver the confidence to tackle hard off road conditions. Despite being derided by some – pregnant roller skate was one of the terms given to the Civic – the car proved to be the toehold Honda needed to get established in the North American market. CR-V – Available in either FWD or 4WD, the CR-V is Honda’s compact SUV with seating for as many as five adults. Element – The Element defies easy characterization. Some call it a bread box on wheels. Available as a FWD or 4WD vehicle, the Element is targeted to the youth set and is an alternative to Toyota’s Scion brand. In just a few short years, Honda transformed a Plain Jane people mover into a van with pizzazz. Ridgeline – A four door AWD truck, the Ridgeline goes where no Honda has gone before: off the road.
Honda’s top competitor is Toyota and both now have luxury brands from which motorists can purchase more upscale versions of their vehicles. Low Financing in the 2008 Honda Car Clearance Even though it is 2009, you can still enjoy the huge savings on a new car in the Honda car clearance of the 2008 models it has remaining on the lots of the dealerships. With the current economic difficulties plaguing car manufacturers, sales of new cars were not as brisk in the summer and fall of 2008 as they would have liked. Therefore, there are still deals to be had as the dealers try to move as many of the 2008 models as they can to make room for the 2009 models. You do have to keep in mind that this offer is on select models only. Some of these models are: o Accord Coupe o Accord Sedan o Element o Odyssey o Pilot o Ridgeline You do need to be employed or have a source of income and have a good credit rating to be deemed a qualified buyer. The ads for the Honda car clearance state that this offer of low financing rates is for qualified buyers only. If you need to have a longer length of time to pay off the cost of the new car you want to buy, the interest rate is higher at 3.9% for three to six years. If you want to buy a different model in the Honda 2008 car clearance, you can still enjoy low rates on these vehicles depending on the term you choose for the loan. All makes and models of 2008 cars are available for terms of five to seven years at less than 6% interest. Even if you are not in a position to buy a new car, you can still enter the 2008 Honda Car Clearance sweepstakes. An entry gives you a chance to win $7500 in free gas for your car, which will certainly be an important savings for your household budget. Honda is one of the car manufacturers that still offers customers the option of leasing a new car rather than buying it. There are deals to be had with this option as well, such as a payment of only $250 per month on select Honda models. You will have to make the first month’s payment, a security deposit and a down payment as soon as you sign the papers to lease a car in this Honda car clearance. If you want to trade in your older model car.
Finding Time For The Limited Roush Roadster
You would like to make your vehicle look new despite it being already ten years old to date. You tried putting in some new Ridgeline tinnitus to make it look different but you still cannot shake off that feeling that your vehicle has already gone old on you. Well, maybe you just need to get in touch with some of the newest vehicles in the market. Maybe even get to know some of these ones so you can get a breath of fresh air. At least, even for a little while, be with the newest vehicles just so as to satisfy your craving for a new one until you get the right amount of money to purchase your new wheels.
Maybe you may want to try out the limited edition 2007 Roush Roadster. This vehicle may not be that kind of a looker for some people however it does give you back the thrill of being on the road and feeling the wind whip up your hair as you go from one destination to another. But you have to be quite lucky indeed for there are only a hundred units of the Roush Roadster created. If you do not know what the 2007 Roush Roadster, you can bring go back to the 2006 SEMA show. That was when this vehicle was first presented to be public. And yes, it certainly does look like the Ford Mustang convertible version. Well, it is a version of the mentioned convertible though. The exterior of the vehicle has been custom painted. Two colors have been used to create that different kind of look for the vehicle. The base of this vehicle has been taken from that one used by the popular Ford Mustang GT. The company’s Roush factory was the one who did the changing and upgrading so much so that you do get the Roush Roadster as the finished product. The people behind the vehicle used an aero body kit that was comprised of four pieces. Changes to the vehicle’s front end, fog lamps, rear wings, hood scoop, and chin spoiler were also done. Jack Roush says, “We have done some limited edition convertibles in the past, but this new Roush Roadster is certainly one of the finest looking cars we have ever designed. The two-tone paint scheme is beautiful and with the top down the stresses of the day just seem to go away with the wind. I know that the plan is only to make 100, but I think that number might have to be reduced by one as there should be a Roadster in my garage.”
Cleaning Car Seat Covers
Are you comfortable riding your car that is too dusty or bad-smelling? I think nobody does and the only way to prevent this is to regularly clean your seat cover as well as the inside of your car. Getting rid of a bad odor in your car is not be a problem. Basically, when this happens to your car, there is only one source where dust and odor are coming from. That is with the car seat cover. Regardless of what type of material is used with that item, it is the most vulnerable part of your interior that dust will enter. This is even vulnerable to bad odor if it is made of sheepskin or wool. However, you should not get discouraged from using this kind of mustang cover. If it makes your interior beautiful, then go for it. For an immediate solution, what we usually do is to vacuum the car seat to remove unwanted dust. But vacuum alone, it cannot remove the odor from the inner part of the material. What you can do is do a general cleaning of your car interior. Let us concentrate first on how to clean a wool or sheepskin cover.
Here are simple steps to clean a car seat cover:
- Remove the cover from the seat then pat out of the dust.
- Use lukewarm water using appropriate detergent to wash the cover. If it is not available, look for a mild soap.
- Rinse with cool water to remove the soap from the material. Gently remove excess water.
- When it is ready, install the cover in the seat. With a coarse metal brush use this in the seat for it to restore its looks.
- For maintenance, always vacuum the cover at least twice a month.
There are more ways to clean wash seat cover depending on the materials. There are certain chemicals and cleaning products specifically made for different types of materials. Choose the product that would fit your interior and your style. There are a lot available online. They will also give you more information on how to clean and maintain the covers. In fact, they can as well provide you with the right cleaning materials and other information on how to properly clean your seat cover without ruining it.