Car makers design with comfort and ergonomics in mind. It’s why temperature gauges are grouped together in one area of your dashboard and your radio is grouped together in another (unless you drive a Dodge Journey). It’s why your mid-size sedan has enough cup holders for a family of 12. It’s also why your work truck has a step ladder built into the bed. The interior is where designers spend a considerable amount of time trying to make everything as user-friendly as possible.
Based on our experience, the armrest between the two front seats double as a dinner table and whoever said size of the armrest doesn’t matter clearly never tried to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (supersized, of course) in a Ford Aspire. When determining what kind of used car or truck you want to buy, consider your tastes. It’s all about accommodation. Do you like eating a bowl of spaghetti while cruising down the interstate? How about an empanada while driving the carpool? We never recommend eating and driving, but sometimes busy lives call for desperate measures. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you, foodie extraordinaire, figure out the best used car or truck to buy.
Cars can suck. They breakdown, tires go flat, get stuck in traffic and pollute the air. Cars can also be amazing and they all have a story. Before ending up on a dealer’s lot, the cars for sale on Mojo Motors were driven by someone to work, to a sporting event, the hospital, a restaurant…somewhere. The car was probably washed or vacuumed. There were probably times when there were other people in the car too and there were conversations or arguments. There were run-ins with the law, drivers with road rage and the unfortunate animal including deer, raccoons, possums or bears (if you live in Alaska or the wilderness).
There’s a saying, “if walls could talk.” What if the steering wheel or dashboard could talk? It might not roll off the tongue as nicely, but you get the point. Think about it. Car buffs aren’t the only people attached to their rides. For most people, a car is a reflection of their personality. It’s also a way to combat the stereotypes commonly associated with a vehicle. Not only soccer moms drive minivans and not only people who wear sandals with socks drive Subarus. It’s why someone puts stickers on their back bumper supporting Ross Perot, a band, a radio station or why they give their cars silly names. Under that sunroof and behind the steering wheel is a person with a vivid memory, or two, about their car.
The 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is clearly looking to replace Bumblebee in the Transformers movie series. What a poseur. Even InsideLine has dubbed the Grand Sport’s yellow coat of paint and black accents the “Bumblebee Livery.” Since only 150 are slated for production and 45 have been sold, inventory is quickly becoming polar bear-rare and it’s not everyday you come across yellow leather seats either. If you happen to be hanging out in the UAE, check out the $2.05 million dollar vehicle in person. It is premiering at the 2012 Qatar Auto Show from January 25-28.
With thousands of cars listed on our website, Mojo Motors has access to just as many used car and truck descriptions. These hand-crafted descriptions are the works of not writers or poets, but rather, car dealers. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s just that car dealers aren’t known for their writing chops.
Their highly systematized approach to writing about their cars listed for sale often highlight key features in vehicles like front and rear cup holders. They also use ‘then’ and ‘than’ incorrectly on a semi-regular-to-constant basis. Ultimately, there’s something to be learned in all of this and that’s how to write and not write used car descriptions. Keep reading as we’ve compiled some of our favorite examples below.
The Barret-Jackson vehicle auction happened over the weekend in sunny Arizona. Lots and lots of lettuce (that means money) was being thrown around. We recommend checking out the story on one person who bought the Corvette pictured below for a whopping $600,000.
CARFAX reports are boring. Beneficial, yes, but to say there’s any entertainment value in a checklist of service dates and recalls would be like saying a Corvette lacks panache. Don’t read this the wrong way, a CARFAX vehicle history report is a great tool for used car shoppers, but there’s something missing. The reports should give you a little background on the previous owners instead of a checklist of service dates.
The minivan is back in all of its sliding door glory. At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chrysler unveiled a futuristic minivan that was so unexpected, it even surprised the Chrysler communication staff according to The Car Connection.