'pointless Electronics In Performance Cars Are Guaranteed To Push My Buttons'

Lets go back to a noisy, visceral driving experience, says Iain Dooley. Print this story Theres nothing worse than climbing into a new performance car only to find that, before you can have some fun, youre faced with more electronic trickery than an Airbus pilot. In my book driving for fun should be enjoyable. For that to be possible Id rather not have to wade through thick tomes disguised as user guides before turning a key. Full Article: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/motoring/talkingpoints/pointless-electronics-in-performance-cars-are-guaranteed-to-push-my-buttons-11363860754691





Top performance supercars and concepts of 2013





They were then sold on by police or scrapped. A rising number of businessmen and women have been sent to jail for debt in Dubai. Even bouncing a cheque is a criminal offence. An average of 2,500 people left the United Arab Emirates every month last year, often leaving behind unpaid debts. Full Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194633/Luxury-high-performance-cars-left-abandoned-British-expats-fear-jailed-debts.html





Consumer Reports names Toyota Prius best new-car value for second year in a row





The car type provided a teaser of a future when two of the most fun things that you can possibly do in a motor vehicle grapple dirt and rock in an off-roader and brush up against 200 mph (322 km/h) on the track could both be available from the same car. It all started with the Parcour concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro was the mastermind behind that luscious-red beauty, and it evolved the design into a proper Audi for September's Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the Nanuk Quattro , the Audi super-offroader has a more-than-capable 544-hp 5.0-liter V10 TDI driving all four wheels and a driver-adjustable ride height that tweaks clearance for the terrain ahead. Full Article: http://www.gizmag.com/top-supercars-concepts-2013/30078/





Dumped in Dubai: The luxury high performance cars left abandoned by British expats who fear being jailed because of debts





The Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand ranked first overall in the Sports Cars/Convertibles category while the Mazda5 Grand Touring was best in the Wagons/Minivans group. In creating its annual Best and Worst New-Car Values list, Consumer Reports mines its performance, reliability, and owner-cost data to calculate a value score for more than 200 different vehicles ranging from small cars like the Hyundai Accent and Honda Fit to luxury sedans such as the Cadillac XTS and BMW 750Li. The Prius 44 mpg overall is the best fuel economy of any non-plug-in car that Consumer Reports has tested, said Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul. Though its not particularly cheap to buy, the Prius depreciation is so low that it costs less to own over the first five years than its initial MSRP. We call that a bargain. The scores were calculated based on the five-year owner cost for each vehicle, along with Consumer Reports road-test score and the organizations own predicted-reliability score from the latest Annual Auto Survey. Full Article: http://autos.yahoo.com/news/consumer-reports-names-toyota-prius-best-new-car-value-for-second-year-in-a-row-213503462.html