The next time an Audi passes you on the road, look to see if there is a driver behind the wheel. That is, if you’re driving in California. Last week, Audi became the first automaker in California with a permit from the state to test self-driving vehicles on public roads, putting itself at the forefront of a technology that has the potential to change society. [keep reading]
They did it in basketball months ago, and now Miami has surpassed Los Angeles with the most luxury car and truck sales. This article in Miami News Today gives a detailed description of the most popular makes and models in Miami from January through March of 2013, but here’s the abridged version if you’re in a hurry.
Most Popular New Luxury Car: Mercedes Benz C-Class
Most Popular New Luxury SUV: Lexus RX
Average Price of a New Luxury Car: $64,639
It’s a different story for used cars. Mojo Motors gauges popularity by ‘Follows’ because the amount of people following used cars for price drops are an indication of what they will buy.
I already discussed the pattern of car price drops based on month, if you missed it, read it here. Articles like that can be very useful for shoppers, but may be missing a needed level of granularity. One such item would have been a breakdown of price drops on a vehicle based on specific models.
For example, wouldn’t it be helpful for people looking to buy a used Chevrolet Suburban to know that it drops about 3% in price before being bought or for people looking to buy a Hyundai Genesis that drops 6%? The information in this post should offer better insight on how cars drop in price depending on their model. The average car on Mojo Motors drops more than $800 before being sold, but this number varies model-to-model. [keep reading]
Drive didn’t get the Oscar nod and the Daytona 500 has been postponed because of rain. Catch it today at 1PM instead of ice fishing so you don’t end up like truck below.
The king of popularity is the Subaru Impreza which retains its crown as the most searched vehicle on Mojo Motors in the month of November. Winners last month also include the Toyota Tacoma which jumps from fifth place to second place and the number six Ford F-150 making its premier in the top 10. Jeep made some moves too, boasting two vehicles in the top 10. The Wrangler comes in third place and the Grand Cherokee in seventh. For the second straight month, Toyota is the most searched brand on Mojo Motors and for the first time, Volvo and GMC have made it into top 10, kicking out poor-performing losers like BMW and Audi. For a more comprehensive breakdown, keep reading below.
Based on the most popular Mojo Motors used car searches from October, if you’re looking to buy a used car to help you blend-in, go with a Toyota. If you want a used car that will make you stand out, buy a Smart ForTwo. Plus, we have the most popular pick up truck searches, most popular minivan searches and infographics of the 10 most popular car searches, the 10 most popular automaker searches and the least searched automakers. Keep in mind Mojo Motors only currently serves the New England market including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire so this data doesn’t speak for the other 46 states. Oh, and if you feel so inclined, here’s a recap of the most popular and unpopular searches in September for comparison. Keep reading for all the factoids.
This article was previously published on SideQuesting
If you typically lump gamers into one large category of dudes with too much time on their hands who like things with lots of buttons you should first watch yourself and second, consider this recent survey. Game publisher RockYou found there are four distinct types of gamers and they like more than lots of buttons to push. There’s the affluent gamer: someone who games hard, spending hours in front of a screen while eating massive amounts of Cheetos. There’s the competitive gamer: someone who spends hours in front of a screen, much like an affluent gamer, but typically games to beat up on their friends and boast about their skillz. It should be noted that the competitive gamer also consumes large amounts of cheesy snack foods – or anything involving cheese for that matter. The third type of gamer is the impassioned supporter of a select few online games that are free to play. Unfortunately, their snacking habits are a bit harder to identify. Lastly, there’s the newbie or n00b who can typically found getting pwned.
Let’s break this down. The affluent gamer, whilst gaming a considerable amount, is career-focused and largely comprised of men. They may or may not drink gamer-fuel in the form of Mountain Dew, coffee or Powerthirst. The competitive gamer are mostly women, believe it or not, so are the n00bs and the passionate supporters. At first this may seem a bit off, but if you take the time to look at Facebook updates of your friends, these stats don’t seem totally wrong. How many dudes do you know who play FarmVille or The Sims? With the information and data supplied from from RockYou, we’ve compiled a list of the best used cars for each gamer type. Make the jump to see the breakdown.
This week our new car is the 2011 Kia Forte SX. A hot car in on the compact scene, our range topping Forte comes with a 2.4l 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, and 17″ wheels. With these nice options the car totals out to $18,895. Not a bad price for a well equipped vehicle.
|2011 Kia Forte SX|
|Engine: 174hp 4cyl|
|Drive Train: FWD|
But what could you get for the same money on Mojo? Certainly something with a little more… umm…. Mojo!