Archive for August, 2009

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: It’s The Car To Get!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

We all know that Ford is paving the way for hybrid cars it seems.  While I know that Toyota is the company that came up with them (pretty much right?), I think that Ford is definitely coming up with some pretty interesting things.  While personally, Ford is last on my list for cars, I think that the brand new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a car that deserves a third look … because yes, it is actually a car that I have done some research on, dismissed and now it is back!

First, let’s start with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s look – it does not look like a regular Ford car and that is something that I love … I hate how Ford cars look usually, however, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is definitely a brand new looks for Ford.  Another thing that I like is that it has about 43.1 miles per gallon, which is something that I definitely look for.

If you are looking for a car – the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is going to be it … seriously.

Porsche + VW = Love

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Well folks, it is officially official. The cat and mouse chase between Porsche and Volkswagen may finally be reaching its peak. Recently at a meeting containing Volkswagen’s advisory board, the members approved an agreement which, ultimately, will allow for Porsche’s assimilation.

At present, Porsche SE has a little more than half of the common shares of Volkswagen, and it has the option for an extra twenty percent. These may be sold to the Emirate of Qatar. After that is completed — the amount of the transaction is unknown — it is expected that Volkswagen will buy shares — 42 percent — of Porsche AG.

Volkswagen will also be buying shares in Porsche Holding Salzburg, which is a trading company belonging to the Piech and Porsche families.

Then, by the end of 2011, it is believed Porsche and Volkswagen will finally merge and become a single company.

Now that we have talked about researching your rental cars before you commit to anything – it is now time to discuss some other ways that you can find discounts and cheap rental cars.  To be honest, coupons, whether they are coupons you get via the mail or via e-mail are a fantastic way to ensure that you are getting the best deal on any rental car that you need.  There are a ton of different websites that offer up different promo codes that you can use online and most of them really work!  So that is something that you should consider when you are looking to rent a car.

The next thing that you should think about is calling up the rental car offices that you are choosing between and inquiring about the discounts that they are offering right at that moment.  To be honest, most of the rental car companies are realizing that people need to save money and are offering up all sorts of promotions and specials right now.

Finally – look for specials, especially if your dates are flexible.  Try to be as flexible as possible when you are booking a rental car and you could save a lot of money in the long run!