Looking the part when on the road

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Anyone buying a new car is to a large part drawn by the aesthetics of the vehicle. They want a car to look the part and drive responsively, rather than just being a one way ticket to functionality. This is also true when we’re traveling, particularly on business trips.

One very practical way to drive a car that has big road kudos is to utilize the ever more affordable car hire market when you’re traveling. Luxury car hire presents an opportunity that may otherwise have been out of your price range; the modern car hire industry is a growing market that many travelers and even locals are taking advantage of. One way car hire from http://www.hertz.co.uk makes things convenient and acts as a credible alternative to flying or the train when you’re traveling overseas.

The What Car site and their much coveted awards give us an insight into which cars are the most desirable in this year, and this this is something the car hire companies in 2013 will be taking into account when buying their stock for the year. You’ll always have plenty of cool luxury cars to choose from.

Audi is a company that has forever been synonymous for quality, and it’s no surprise that their A3 Sportback takes the main award for 2013. With a price of just over £19,000, it may be out of many a motorist’s price range, but this needn’t be the case if affordable and quality car hire is considered as an option.

Also worth checking out is the executive section of the awards where the BMW 3Series is taking the prize and the 5Series being the best on paper regardless of value. BMW and Audi executive one way car hire is a great way of looking the part on the road in 2013.

For those with a real eye for style the luxury car market is also performing well this year with fantastic editions of the Mercedes S Class and the Range Rover. Many of the modern executive cruiser type cars offer surprisingly good MPG figures, outstripping even some of their budget rivals.

So make sure to look the part when you’re on the road, whether it’s here or overseas.

  

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World’s Worst Car Designs

Cars are usually a thing of beauty. They have the sleek curves and futuristic designs that can stop anyone in their tracks. However, it does sometime goes wrong and some truly ghastly cars do hit the road. When this happens, both buyers and even the manufacturer turns their back at the showroom. Whether it’s from an outrageous design or just a combination of errors, it’s not easy to forget such monstrosities. However, which models are the ones that truly hit the headlines for the wrong reason.

5. Fiat Multipla

Fiat Multipla

Fiat are known for making cars that many people think look cute or adorable. Unfortunately, the Multipla is kind of the opposite of this. The large minivan is based on a predecessor that had some success back in the 1950s but unfortunately it didn’t capture the same feeling. The biggest flaw is up front with a small rim underneath the windscreen ruining the front. The back isn’t much better where it’s just a giant rectangle with the same sickening bump bulging under the rear screen. This monstrosity was made for over a decade before the Italians woke up and stopped production of the model in 2010.

4. Aston Martin Lagonda (2nd series)

Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin produces some of the most beautiful cars in the world. They represent luxury and elegance. Well 99% of the time. Back in the 1970’s, the British manufacturer made the Lagonda which was a major blip on the radar. Despite featuring many ground-breaking mechanical aspects such as computer electronics, the design department went on holiday and wrecked the car. It has a hideously long nose which would give Pinocchio a run for his money. On top of that, the pop up headlights looked clunky and out of place on the Lagonda. Still, it’s an Aston Martin and we’d still buy one even if it was in a back alley!

3. Pontiac Aztek

Pontiac Aztek

What was it that destroyed Pontiac? The recession? Probably. Environmental friendliness? Maybe. The Aztek? Definitely. It’s hard for one car to be hated by all yet the Aztek managed to somehow do this. The dislike was instant from the moment it was unveiled and it’s not hard to see why. There are all sorts of hideous designs on the car with out of place grills and strange lines and curves. Combined with a garish colour scheme such as fluorescent orange, nobody could miss the Pontiac Aztek when it was nearby. However, its production only lasted for 4 years which saved Pontiac from years of abuse. But it’s too little, too late for the classic American manufacturer whose last years will be forever remembered for this abomination rather than their timeless classics. What a waste…

2. DeLorean DMC 12

DeLorean DMC 12

It’s one of the best known cars in the world but the DeLorean is far from legendary. It might have been able to travel back in time but that is the only good thing about the DMC-12. Hardly looking like the usual Hollywood star, the DMC obviously hung out with Frankenstein as it look likes all the square panels were just molded together from the scrapyard. As big as it was wide, the DeLorean really was an eyesore not to be missed. It didn’t sing well either with its 2.8 V6 engine always struggling to power such a wide and heavy car to it’s maximum. It really was a waste of great potential and DeLorean will always want to go back to the future and fix their wrong-doings.

1. BMW Isseta

BMW Isseta

It’s hardly a household name but the Isseta optimized everything that was wrong with the bubble car. Looking like it was crushed in all directions; the Isseta hardly takes any true shape – not even a circular dome to live up to its reputation. It only got worse as major manufacturers got involved. BMW invested heavily into Isseta which made even scarier cars such as the BMW Isseta 600 that looked like it was dragged off the torture rack. It was hardly practical either with 2 people getting squashed inside making the car and its owner a laughing stock. Unsurprisingly, the model has now grown a cult following and now replica kits can let people re-live one of the strangest cars ever made.

Post courtesy of www.PPCGB.com.
Source for all photos: Wikimedia

  

First shots of the 2011 BMW 335i Sedan

Bullz-Eye.com took delivery of a 2011 BMW 335i Sedan this week to test and review the car. The 335i is a very sleek and smooth ride that really gets your blood flowing when you’re behind the wheel. This is going to be a fun week with the 335i! Look for a full review in the coming weeks.

Check out the slide show of our test model.

  

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