new vs used

Mojo Deals: $10k Edition!

This week’s new car is the 2012 Nissan Versa S base model. The Versa is the least expensive new car you can buy, and the MSRP listed below is the vehicle’s absolute lowest price. Needless to say, this means the car you’re getting is bare bones; an automatic transmission will cost you more, and most additional features are not even options on the base model. One significant advantage is the car’s excellent fuel efficiency, a combined 31 mpg. The Versa will certainly get you from one place to another, but it won’t give you much else. However, by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money! First, let’s take a look at the Nissan and its specs:

New Car
2012 Nissan Versa S (Base)
Engine: 1.6L 4-Cyl Manual
Power: 109hp and 107tq
Fuel economy: 27 city/36 hwy
MSRP: $10,990

 

So for around $10k you can buy a compact sedan with virtually no standard features. That doesn’t seem like the smartest use of your money. Instead, keep the same budget but get yourself a much nicer ride! Let’s see a few examples of the great variety of vehicles for the same price or less on Mojo… [keep reading]

Mojo Deals: The Performance Edition!

This week’s new car is the 2011 BMW M3 Coupe base model. The M3 is a great car for driving enthusiasts who long for excellent performance and handling, and sheer automotive excitement. Its 414hp V8 engine will make your heart race and your knuckles turn white! However, with a price tag around $60k, buyers may feel they are not getting enough interior enhancements, and adding options quickly becomes very pricey. The M3 is a beautiful car with terrific performance and drivability, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money! First, let’s take a look at the BMW and its specs:

New Car
2011 BMW M3 Coupe (Base)
Engine: 4.0L V8 Manual
Power: 414hp and 295tq
0-60 in 4.2 sec
MSRP: $58,900

So $59k gets you a high-performance and head-turning coupe. However, if you could get the same level of performance without the hefty price tag, how quickly would you jump on that deal? Let’s see what powerful machines we can find for the same price or less on Mojo…

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Mojo Deals: American vs. Import

This week’s new car is the 2011 Toyota Camry base model. The Camry is a well-known player in the midsize family sedan market. It offers a smooth ride and good fuel-efficiency, but leaves some things to be desired. A manual transmission is standard in the base model, meaning you have to pay extra for automatic. Also standard is a 2.5L 4-Cyl engine that doesn’t impress most drivers. Additionally, the car is without a sunroof, leather interior, and navigation sytem. The Camry is a nice car, and absolutely acceptable as a family sedan, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money. First, let’s take a look at the Camry and its specs:

New Car
2011 Toyota Camry (Base)

Engine: 2.5L 4-Cyl
Power: 169hp and 167tq
Interior Space: 116.4 cu. ft.
MSRP: $22,000

So $22k gets you a solid, but not spectacular midsize sedan. However, now more than ever, Americans are choosing to support American auto companies instead of buying imported vehicles. If this is the way you shop, you’re in luck! We believe that for the same price as this Japanese entry-level sedan, you can ride in American luxury! Let’s see what we can find on Mojo…

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Mojo Deals: The wagon vs. the midsize SUV

Are you looking for a new midsize SUV? The Nissan Pathfinder is a great option with an attractive and well-appointed cabin with three-row seating and a generous amount of interior storage space. But as with many truck based SUVs, the Pathfinder’s fuel economy terrifies wallets everywhere, and its large size and heavy weight lead to poor driving dynamics. The Pathfinder is certainly a good family SUV, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money. First, let’s take a look at the Pathfinder and its specs:

New Car
2011 Nissan Pathfinder S

Engine: 4.0L V6 Auto
Power: 266hp and 288tq
Fuel economy: 15 city/22 hwy
MSRP: $30,570

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Mojo Deals: What luxury sedans could you get for the price of a new Saab 9-3?

This week’s new car is the 2011 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan. With a four cylinder engine, optional automatic transmission, and 105.3 in. wheel base, it’s a solid player in the entry-level luxury sedan market. Certainly a nice car, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money. First, let’s take a look at the Saab and its specs:

New Car
2011 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder Auto
Power: 210hp and 221tq
Wheel base: 105.3 in.
MSRP: $32,275

So $32k gets you a nice but small luxury sedan. However, most luxury car buyers are looking for a roomier interior and a more powerful engine. If you’re going to spend this kind of money, you want the most comfort, power, and style you can get. So let’s see what we can get for the same price or less on Mojo…

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Mojo Deals: What could you get for the price of a new Chevy Camaro?

Thanks to the suggestion from our Mojo fans, today’s new vs. used comparison car in the 2011 Chevy Camaro. We’ve chosen a fully equipped 2LT RS to compare to a range of excellent used vehicles on the Mojo website. Let’s break down the stats of our Camaro.

New Car
2011 Chevy Camaro RS
Engine: 312hp 3.6l V6
Performance: 0-60 in 5.9sec
MSRP: $30,700

But what could you get for the same money on Mojo? Certainly something with a little more… umm…. Mojo!

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Mojo Deals: What could you get for the price of a new Kia Forte?

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.

New Car
2011 Kia Forte SX
Engine: 174hp 4cyl
Drive Train: FWD
MSRP: $18,895

But what could you get for the same money on Mojo? Certainly something with a little more… umm…. Mojo!

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