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2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost


The new Rolls-Royce Ghost combines latest technology and Rolls-Royce’s signature design trend. The Rolls-Royce is known for its performance and craftsmanship in automobile industry and a brand for the rich and famous. The Ghost was launched after Rolls-Royce’s success with the phantom, it is smaller, more powerful and more affordable ultra-luxury sedan. The Ghost is 17.1 inches shorter, 3.3 inches lower and 1.6 inches narrower than the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Each of the Ghosts are custom made according to the buyers choice, each ghost (mostly hand made) takes 20 days to built.

The Ghost share about 20 percent of its components with BMW‘s 7-Series, but they are totally different car when it comes to design and luxury. Components such as suspension anti-roll stabilization, dynamic and cornering brake control, dynamic stability and traction control systems have all been adapted, redesigned or tuned to work seamlessly with the powerful Ghost.

List of features in Rolls-Royce Ghost is unmatchable which includes a very detailed and long list of custom options like Silver Satin finish for the aluminum hood, larger 20-inch alloy wheels — chromed or not — and a camera system etc.

Optional driving and safety systems include a clear and effective heads-up display, a lane-departure warning system, an infrared Night Vision camera, high-beam assistance that automatically dips the bright xenon lights for oncoming traffic and an active cruise-control system.

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Title › 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with direct injection that produces 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. This new engine is derived from the 6.0-liter V12 found in the 7-Series but uses larger pistons from the 4.4-liter V8 to bring displacement up by 0.6 liter. This 6.6-liter engine is paired with a new, slick-shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox. It can accelerates from zero to sixty in just 4.8 seconds and can reach up-to maximum speed of 155 mph. Fuel-economy is around 20mpg combined.

Being a super-luxury car the Rolls-Royce Ghost it provides lots of space and the ultimate comfort. Both rows of seats are cushy and provides good lateral support. The multi-way adjustable seates (seats adjustments are stored in memory) adds to the comfort. The most recognizable interior feature shared with BMW 7-Series is the clear control screen at the center of the instrument panel which displays menus arranged according to Rolls-Royce’s interpretation of BMW’s latest iDrive system.

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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

When it was launched the MINI Cooper was the smallest car available in the U.S. It achieved popularity within short period of time despite not being the fastest or most practical car but for being different. In 2011 MINI introduced the Countryman, the first 4-door vehicle from MINI. Compared with the Cooper, the MINI Countryman is much bigger in size, it offers more rear cargo space, more room for passengers.

The 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman is offered in three models: base, S and S ALL4. Standard equipment include tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry, AM/FM/CD stereo, auxiliary input jack, trip computer, cooled glove box and 17-inch alloy wheels. The S model adds sport seats and fog lights. There are numbers of other individual optional features available.

Standard safety features include dual front airbags, curtain side airbags, traction control, tire-pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, front side airbags and electronic stability control.

The Countryman is offered with two upgraded versions of the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine found in the current MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper Clubman. The base model produces 121 horsepower and 118lb-ft of torque having fuel economy of 27mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. The Countryman S gets a turbocharged version of the 1.6 that produces 181 horsepower and 188lb-ft of torque achieving 26mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. The top of the line S ALL4 gets the same engine but fuel economy goes down to 25mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway. The S ALL4 model gets MINI’s first all-wheel-drive system.

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Title › 2011 MINI Countryman

Though 2011 MINI Countryman larger than other MINIs, but seats only four because of the two rear bucket seats. The materials used on the dashboard are appropriate for the price. The seats are supportive, and front passengers have plenty of headroom and legroom. There is plenty of room for two adults in back, even behind two larger adults up front. The MINI Countryman offers more driver and passengers storage options, and is offered in two configurations: a one-piece unit that runs the full length of the two seating rows, and a two-piece version with shorter rails front and rear.

There is a decent 18 cubic feet of space in the cargo area. The rear bucket seats do folds down but do not fold flat. With the seats folded the cargo space increases up-to 40 cubic feet.

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2012 Fiat 500

The cute little Fiat 500 is a fun to drive, afoordable city car. This retro looking car was first launched in 1957 as Nuova 500 and it gained the status of an icon for decades.

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The new 500 is a reinvented modern car with an old look. The Fiat 500 is a two door car available in three trim-level, Pop, Sport and Lounge.

The Fiat 500 comes with three petrol and one desiel engine options. The standard is 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder petrol engine producing modest 101 horsepower. the other options are turbocharged two-cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir or four-cylinder 1.2 engines producing 70 horsepower and the only diesel option is a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel producing 75 horsepower. It get a five-speed manual transmission and as option a six-speed automatic is available.

The 500 comes with a long list of otional features and equipments. Standard features include power steering, seven airbags, a CD/MP3 stereo, colour-coded bumpers and electric mirrors. The 500 Sport adds air-con, alloy wheels and front fog lights. Top-spec Lounge models have split-folding rear seats and a fixed-glass roof. Premium models get Microsoft’s Blue&Me media system, which allows you to plug in memory sticks, PDAs or MP3 players and playback music.

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Title › 2012 Fiat 500

Standard safety features include front and side airbags, curtain and knee airbags, vehicle anti-theft via engine immobilizer, traction control, electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, front power disc and rear power disc brakes and hill start control.

The Fiat 500 cabin is specious but the rear row lacks knee and head room. The bood is big enough for city use but folding down the rear seats increases load space. All the engine achieves more than 50 mpg in the city.
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Ferrari 458 Italia

The Ferrari 458 Italia is the replacement for F430 but faster, bigger and better in everyway. The 458 Italia has much improved design to be more aerodynamic and stable on the road. 458 Italia is a ideal combination of performance, look, technology and pleasure.

The 458 Italia gets a all new refined mid-mounted 4.5-litre V8 CVT 32-Valve engine, producing massive 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and touches 0-60mph in less than 3.4sec, a top speed beyond 200mph. Power is delivered through an automated dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The gearshifts from the new transmission are crisp and very smooth.

Aerodynamics play a big role in the performance of the 458 Italia. The winglets on the lower grilles bend in the airflow at high speeds and direct more air under the car to keep the car stable on the road. The controls on the steering wheel allows the driver to adjust the transmission and chassis electronics, configuration of the engine, including the traction control, differential, stability control, damper and braking systems. The revised suspension provides more accurate wheel articulation.

The 458 Italia is packed with latest technology and features including remote trunk release, keyless entry operated via key fob, front dual reclining bucket seats integral headrests, independent multi-link rear suspension with springs and shock absorbers, magnetorheological suspension control automatic adaptive variable suspension, independent double wishbone front suspension with springs and shock absorbers, steering wheel mounted controls, etc.

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Title › Ferrari 458 Italia

Safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, limited slip differential, vehicle stability control system, f1 trac traction control,, crumple zones, trunk anti-trap device, driver and passenger airbag, side guard door beams, etc.

Though the Ferrari 458 Italia is a two seater, it has enough luggage space under the bonnet and behind the seats. The cabin is big enough for two adults with enough head and leg room.

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2011 Dodge Caliber


The Dodge Caliber is the highly anticipated successor to the Neon-based five door hatchback. The Caliber got a racy styling in an affordable, front-wheel-drive compact wagon.

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A choice of two four-cylinder engines is available with the Dodge Caliber, 2.0 liters and 2.4 liters. The base Express, Heat, Mainstreet and Uptown have the 158-hp 2.0-liter engine, while the 172-hp, 2.4-liter engine is offered on the Caliber Rush. Both engines are available with an optional continuously variable transmission.

The Caliber has a decent ride but doesn’t handle as nimbly as most small cars, and fuel economy is decent with the manual gearbox. The 2.0 litres engine achieves 23mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway with the standard five-speed manual gearbox,

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and the 22.4 Liters engine achives 23mpg in the city and 29mpg on the highway with the same standard five-speed manual gearbox. The CVT automatic-a transmission delivers 23mpg in the city and 27mpg in the highway when paired with the 2-liter and the 2.4 litres engine delivers 21/25 mpg.

The entry-level Express model comes standard with cloth upholstery, 15-inch steel wheels, remote keyless entry, heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary audio/USB jacks and satellite radio, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an in-dash beverage cooler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and 60/40-split-folding rear seats.

Thehe Caliber Mainstreet trim level adds a sportier suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, foglights, a tachometer, a power-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, reclining rear seatbacks and a rechargeable flashlight. The Uptown trim-level adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear disc brakes, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system with steering-wheel-mounted controls and flip-down speakers in the liftgate.

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Title › 2011 Dodge Caliber

The sporty Caliber Heat adds sport-tuned suspension and steering, 18-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, a rear spoiler, rear disc brakes and specialized cloth interior trim. While the Caliber Heat adds automatic climate control, 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, leather upholstery and a premium audio system with a touchscreen interface and 30-gigabyte hard drive. Many of the options found on the upper trim levels are offered as options on the lower trims. Other options include a sunroof and a navigation system.

Standard safety features in Caliber include a driver-side knee airbag, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and antilock brakes. Stability control is available on all trim-level except the Express. Front-seat side airbags are offered as options for all but the Express trim.

The cabin is specious and quiete. A decent amount of head- and legroom ensures comfort for front and rear passengers. The trunk can hold up to 48cubic feet of load, which is comparable to other hatchbacks, but 60/40 splid rear seats and folding front passenger seat makes caliber more practical.
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2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan


The Chrysler 200 Sedan is a four-door, five-passenger mid-size family sedan, available in four trim-level, Chrysler 200 Lx, 200 Tourning, 200 Limited and S. The new Chrysler 200 sedan is technically much improved version of last year’s Chrysler Sebring sedan. The makeover includes a vastly improved passenger cabin, updated exterior styling and a new 3.6-liter V6 engine.

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The Chrysler 200 Sedan offers a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder comes standard producing 173 horsepower and 166lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 is standard on the S and available as an option on all but the entry-level LX produces 283 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered through a four-speed automatic transmission in the base LX, while the rest of the lineup features a six-speed automatic. A new dual-clutch six-speed automatic, which promises better performance and fuel economy, will be available on four-cylinder models later in the model year.

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The entry-level Chrysler LX model comes equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack.

The Touring model adds a power driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speed automatic, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, upgraded interior lighting and shift knob and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The top-of-the-line 200 Limited version adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a premium sound system with a touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, heated front seats, remote ignition, voice controls and digital music storage. Optional equipment for 200 Limited a sunroof and a Garmin-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link data service. The S will be introduced later in this year with a V6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport front seats with suedelike inserts and Boston Acoustics speakers.

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Title › 2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan

The Chrysler 200 comes equipped with long list of safety features including anti-theft alrarm, immobilizer, brake assistance, 4-wheel ABS, hill start control, electronic stability control, passenger and driver airbag with multi-stage deployment, accident response system, emergency fuel shut-off device, trunk anti-trap device, front and rear crumple zones, side guard door beams, rear 3-point center seatbelt, seat mounted front side airbags, front and rear 3-point seatbelts, front and rear side head curtain airbags and front and rear automatic locking retractors.

In the cabin the interior is identical to it’s predecessor but quality of material used are much improved. The new 200 is much quieter and comfortable with supportive seats and decent head and legroom. The back seats might be a little uncomfortable for a six fit adult. The 13.6 cubic-foot trunk is a little on the small side compared to other midsize sedans.
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2011 Audi A5

The Audi A5 is a four seater well designed and luxurious coupe and convertible with all the amenities a modern car should have. Both are available in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. Audi A5 is based on Audi A4 sports, the main difference is A5 having two doors unlike four doors in A4.


The Audi A5 is available only with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The A5 comes equiped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 211horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque along with a standard six-speed manual and an optional automatic transmission. An option of 3.2-liter V6 engine also available, but only with the automatic transmission. The A5 coupe comes standard with all-wheel drive, optional for the cabriolet.

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Standard features in the Audi A5 Premium includes eight-way power front seats, 18-inch wheels, a dash-mounted Multi Media Interface controller, foglights, cruise control, leather upholstery and a 10-speaker CD audio system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The coupe is equipped with a tilt-only sunroof, while the cabriolet gets a power-retractable soft top and a wind blocker.

The Audi A5 Premium Plus adds LED running lamps and taillights, different wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, automatic bi-xenon headlights, automatic wipers, heated front seats, Bluetooth and an iPod/USB audio interface. The options includes the Navigation package, voice controls, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, HD radio and a color trip-computer screen. The Audi A5 Prestige adds key-less ignition/entry, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, driver memory functions and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Other options in Prestige includes an optional blind-spot warning system, Audi Drive Select and adaptive cruise control.

The Sport package available for the Audi A5 Premium Plus and Audi A5 Prestige trim levels adds a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, high-performance tires, sport seats and shift paddles for the automatic transmission. The Audi A5 cabriolet ‘Comfort package’ adds ventilated front sport seats, a neck-level heating system, adjustable lumbar for the passenger seat and upgraded leather upholstery.

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Title › 2011 Audi A5

Safety features in Audi A5 includes anti-lock brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability control and side curtain airbags. Optional safety features in A5 Prestige are blind-spot warning system and adaptive cruise control.

Audi A5 is packed with class and sophistication. Its cabin is luxurious, hi-tech and comfortable. The front seats are comfortable, though rear seats lack leg-room and head-room. The trunk can hold 12 cubic feet of load. On folding down the rear seats A5 coupe can accommodate larger items. The A5 Cabriolet features a power-operated fabric top that is stored beneath a metal cover, a lighter and simple arrangement than an expensive retractable hardtop. The Cabriolet also got good amount of space within the trunk when the top is down the load space is around 10cu ft.
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Suzuki Kizashi Overview And Specs

Suzuki Kizashi is a fun to drive sedan with some nice equipment for a decent price.

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi is offered in four trims – Kizashi S, Kizashi SE, Kizashi GTS and Kizashi SLS. Standard features on the S include dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows,

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an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB port, door locks and mirrors, push-button starting, and 16-inch tires on steel wheels with wheel covers. The SE adds a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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The Kizashi GTS adds fog a sunroof, lights, audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming and cell phone connectivity and 18-inch alloy wheels. The top of the line Kizashi SLS adds heated front seats, rear park assist, a 4-way power front passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and automatic headlights. Other options include the all-wheel-drive system with heated outside mirrors and a navigation system with a rearview camera.

The Suzuki Kizashi also offers some optional features like iPod connectivity, a 425-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, heated seats, a navigation system.

Standard safety features in all trims includes a tire-pressure monitor, dual-stage front airbags, side-curtain airbags for front rows, front and rear side airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control.

The Suzuki Kizashi comes with a single engine option, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 185hp at 6500 rpm and 170lb-ft of torque at 4000rpm with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, or 180hp, 170lb-ft of torque with automatic transmission(CVT). The all-wheel-drive system is available only with the CVT.

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Title › 2011 Suzuki Kizashi

The Suzuki Kizashi with the CVT and 16inch wheels covers 23mpg city, 31mpg highway. The Kizashi with manual transmission and 16inch wheels covers 21mpg city, 31mpg highway. The AWD version covers 23mpg city, 30mpg highway which comes equiped with 16inch wheels. According to Suzuki a hybrid system will be offered in the next two years. Mostlikely a Turbocharged 4cylinder and a V6 engines also will be available.

The cabin looks and feels comfortable with plenty of room. The rear seat has enough room for average size adults. Rear-seat comfort is aided by a fold-down armrest with a pair of cupholders. The trunk is 13.3 cubic feet of volume. Foldable rear seats makes large storage room for long objects.

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