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The Hellcat Pack Introduces The Charger Hellcat

Much like the Challenger model of the Hellcat, many of the guts and glory that are in the Challenger, are also found in the new Charger model. What does the introduction of this powerful sedan mean for the Dodge subsidiary brand?

Simply one thing, it means that Dodge now owns the bragging rights for the most powerful sedan in the North American market. Want to know what it takes to make that claim? The answer is 707 horsepower revving out of a 6.2 liter supercharged V8. This is surely not made for those looking for their first family vehicle.

What makes this sedan so magnificent isn’t what it says it is capable of on paper, but how it performs. The best part of this bad kitty, is the fact it can reach top speeds of 204 mph, and best of all the ability of going 0-100-0 in less than 13 seconds. Sheer speed, and even better stopping power. That is a combination that many muscle cars out there lack.

Even though the Charger may share some of the same components as his brother, the Challenger, the Charger is a more compact and in some ways more powerful breed of cat. It truly is a Hellcat literally and figuratively speaking.

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Safety Tips Worth Knowing When Driving With Kids

As a driver you have to worry quite regularly about certain distractions, the road ahead, the road behind, and most everything outside of the vehicle. But when you have a child that care and concern will quickly shift to the safety of that while you are driving.

You do your research to make sure the vehicle has a high safety rating like the Chrysler Town and Country for example is a great family vehicle, and has great safety features as described in a review by . Even with all the great features that a vehicle can offer you, there are still some things you need to do a better job of, and that is managing the environment within the vehicle.

Here are a few mistakes that new parents may make, and will be worth noting:

1) If you have to leave your vehicle unattended, or even if you are just simply outside your vehicle for a few minutes to speak to someone, or check something. You should never leave your child unsupervised in the vehicle. Summer months can prove to risk heat stroke or worse for those who are left in a vehicle, and the number of these types of cases have risen drastically in the last few years. So please be aware of this.

2) Make sure your child is properly buckled in at all times. These includes the seatbelts of the vehicle, but also make sure that their kid seat or booster seat are properly positioned. Seat belt restraints have caused a number of serious injuries and even deaths for young children in vehicles.

3) Now the biggest one of them all. Teach your kids the responsibilities of being a passenger in a vehicle. That vehicle is no place to horseplay, and to create distractions. As a driver you need to be able to keep you eyes on the road at all times, and having kids jumping around and screaming could cause a major distraction, and increases your chance for a serious accident.

Not to scare you new parents out there, but car safety is a very important thing today, and it should be something that every driver, with or without kids should really take seriously.

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The 2015 Accord Hybrid Is Here To Stay

A decade or more ago, it was hard to have it all in a car. The most environmentally friendly vehicles were seen as delicate or frail or simply unstylish. If you wanted something safe and secure, you’d have to opt for a minivan or a gas-guzzling SUV with a poor MPG rating. And if you wanted pure style, you’d end up paying for it all across the board—in safety features, in damage to the environment, and in monstrous gas prices. Thankfully, today things are much better—with new models like the 2015 Honda Accord, we can have our cake and eat it, too. This Hybrid really lives up to its name, combining style, safety, and to create a truly versatile and crowd-pleasing car.

As with many Honda models, the Accord Hybrid comes with “Earth Dreams” enginetechnology to help keep the MPG rating as high as possible (50 MPG in the city, 45 on the highway) and to keep your emissions as low as can be. Coaching bars keep your driving efficient and the new Eco-Assist button rockets the Accord into super eco-friendly mode. With the hybrid engine, you’ve got three separate drive modes—Engine Drive for sailing down the highway, EV Drive for starting from a dead stop and for light driving, and Hybrid Drive Mode, giving you an extra burst of acceleration from the 2.0-liter, 16-valve, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and electric motor. After driving an Accord Hybrid, you’ll never think of shifting gears or driving modes the same way again.It also handles like a charm, using multi-link rear suspension, grade logic for ascents and descents, an e-activated braking system, and a front suspension that allows for a smooth, noise- and vibration-free ride.

Though great for protecting the environment, it’s also great for protecting its passengers, offering Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology to warn you of upcoming obstacles, and Honda Lane Watch and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) features to track markings on the road, warn you of unintentional lane shifts, and help you maintain a better view of the passenger side. The rearview camera and LED Daytime Running Lights also keep you and your environment more visible, and therefore safer.

If you’re looking for style and entertainment value, then the Accord Hybrid makes for a fun and appealing new model. The 8-inch i-MID (Intelligent Multi-Informational Display) features text, music, instant messaging, and a built-in navigation system with millions of points of interest in the database. This smart technology recognizes numbers, street names, cities, your voice, and 1,500 standard voice commands, giving the Accord a thoroughly modern sensibility. Its FM Traffic feature warns you about jams and collisions and gives turn-by-turn directions and weather updates, adding even more ease and safety to your experience. And if that wasn’t enough, an audio touch screen with means that your drive will always be accompanied by favourite tunes from the radio or your iPod.

With more features than we’re able to list—like LED headlights, Smart Entry system, an aerodynamic Decklid spoiler, and beautiful leather interiors—the eco-friendly 2015 Accord Hybrid brings a little bit of magic for everyone. And if you’re in the market for a used model, there are more options for sale online than ever before. Start your search for an Accord today by heading to and consider making the switch to an energy-efficient (yet stylish and safe!) set of wheels.

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Total cost of owning a car

The total cost of owning a car can be determined by several different factors. While the price you pay for the car is certainly a large factor, it's not the only cost that needs to be considered. You must also consider how much it costs to maintain, insure and fuel the car.

Why do these other costs matter when you're determining the total cost of owning a car? Let's say that you spent $1,000 putting new brakes on a car that you paid $500 for. With that additional cost, you have now effectively paid $1,500 to provide yourself with a vehicle. If you pay $500 a year over five years to insure the car, that will add up to an additional $2,500 to keep your car on the road. If you spend $100 a month on gas for your car, you will end up spending an extra $1,200 per year.

There are many tools available to those who wish to compare the cost of ownership of one vehicle with another. For example, if you wanted to compare a Sonata with the , you can get a rough estimate of how much it would cost, over a period of several years, to own the Sonata as compared to the Tacoma.

If you don't like the thought of putting a lot of money into a vehicle, it may be worthwhile to buy new instead of used. While a used car may still come with a warranty, a new car will also come with a warranty, but may also have better gas mileage and cost less to insure.

Getting the best value for your money when you buy a car is easier to accomplish when you understand the factors that go in to the total cost. Knowing this figure will help you to determine if you want to buy new as opposed to used, or if buying a car with a lower sticker price is really the better deal compared to a car that may have a higher sticker price.

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