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Used car prices have jumped a whopping 52%, new car prices have jumped 29%, while your income has only grown 13% over the last 3 years
It’s a seller’s market when it comes to used cars, which spells bad news for those looking to buy used cars. According to the study, used car prices rose 52 percent between August 2019 and August 2022, while new car prices rose nearly 29 percent. This means that the availability of used cars has fallen by 26.7 per cent over three years, while the same figure for new cars has fallen by 13.3 per cent.
Here’s everything you wanted to know about the all-new 2023 Lexus RX
After spending some time behind the wheel of the 2023 Lexus RX, you wanted a few questions answered. Things like how effective the lane-center assist system is, how good the four-cylinder engine is, and why it has such skinny tires. Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.
The electric minivan Zeekr 009 is luxury and comfort
Images from Chinese manufacturer Zeekr have surfaced online showing off their luxury electric van 009. The van could be called the ‘Extreme Krypton 009’ when it hits the market and has some pretty radical styling to match the name. The new images reveal that the 009 will be sold with six seats as standard, all of which are dressed in plush full-grain leather, a 15.6-inch tilting screen and an intriguing Smart Bar panel integrated into the doors for air controls. air conditioning and heating, windows and sun shades.
Ferrari is returning to endurance racing with the 499P, heading to Le Mans next year
Ferrari is returning to the highest level of endurance racing for the first time in 50 years with the new Ferrari 499P, which will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the Hypercar class at Le Mans next year. The car will make its competitive debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March 2023, powered by a reworked 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with architecture similar to that of the 296 GT3.
Would you let an autonomous Lotus drive you around the Nürburgring?
One of the most exhilarating things you can do with your personal car is to furiously drive it around the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife Green Hell. If you’re not so confident, perhaps you could take one of the famous ring taxis instead. But a third option may appear soon. Lotus says it is working on allowing its future cars to drive around the Nürburgring autonomously. However, the question remains, would you?
The dashboard of the Fugly Alfa Romeo Alfetta was surprisingly prophetic
While the early Giulia may be considered by many to be the prettiest car around, we still have a lot of love for the Alfetta that replaced it. But there is one aspect of this Italian car that could actually prove to be quite prophetic: the instrument panel. Only the tachometer is located directly in front of the driver, while the speedometer and fuel gauge are located in a separate center console — much the way modern cars house their infotainment systems.
What else is making the news
Twitter employees are reportedly planning to pay for the audit or be fired
Twitter employees have been tasked with working on a directive under Musk to change the way Twitter Blue — the social networking site’s $4.99 subscription option — works, according to reports Edge. It plans to charge $19.99 for a new Twitter Blue subscription (which will also verify users) until November 7th. If employees miss the deadline to implement the feature, they are told they will be fired.
Max Verstappen breaks the record by winning the 2022 Mexican GP
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has broken the record for most wins in an F1 season, previously shared by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. With 14 wins, Verstappen leads the way with two races remaining before the end of 2022.