Billionaire Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s ‘affordable’ $35,000 Model 3 that does 0 to 60mph in under 6 seconds

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  • Model 3 is 20 per cent smaller than Tesla’s Model S and has a continuous pane of glass in the roof for ‘openness’
  • It fits five adults ‘comfortably’ and has more cargo room than similar sized, petrol-powered vehicles 
  • More than 115,000 Model 3s were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours and they will begin shipping at the end of 2017
  • The car is half the baseline price of the Model S and goes 0 to 60mph in less than six seconds

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What to Do if You have Purchased a Used Car in Ireland through False or Misleading Information

image002Buying a used or second-hand car can be a long and drawn-out process where you have to check several different types and models of vehicles, make an assessment of each and every one, and find out as much as you can about its history, its mileage, its use, and more. But at the end of the day, when you have finally found the vehicle of your dreams, the feeling is great indeed.

However, what if the opposite happens? What if you purchase a second-hand car and then find out that it is not all that it is supposed to be? What if, upon purchasing, you find out that the car is no longer roadworthy, for instance, or is still technically owned by the finance firm and not the seller? When this happens, you will be happy to know that you still have options to take advantage of as a consumer. read more »

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A Restaurant Refused To Serve A Homeless Man, But Minutes Later This Guy Returned To Show Them Up!

a-restaurant-refuses-to-serve-this-homeless-man-he-returns-minutes-later-and-shows-them-up.jpegIf you actually go out and talk to homeless people, you’ll find that they’re not that different from you and I.

They may tell you how hard it is to find a job when you’re middle aged and homeless, or how the police often harass them.

Most of all, they’ll tell you how different they feel. They’ll tell you that they’re treated differently.

This is a great example. This guy decided to dress as a homeless person and try to dine at a restaurant. The results may not surprise you, but there is a bit of a twist. read more »

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What Specification Equipment Do You Need to Store Fuel at Home?

6e50a2655b064eb4b9ddbf1a7fdb401cStoring petrol or diesel isn’t like storing any other kind of liquid, or indeed like storing fuel such as wood or coal. You need to make sure that it’s being kept safe and secure, and much of this comes down to the equipment that you use to do so. Let’s take a look at the things you need to think about if you’re going to go about this in the right way.

Material and Construction

Plastic tanks are the usual vessel that people use, and indeed, many people will keep one in their car for emergencies. You shouldn’t keep large amounts of fuel in one of these however – 10 litres is usually the maximum for this purpose. The more robust, the better. You want to be keeping this highly flammable liquid in something that isn’t going to break or break down easily. This includes thinking about things that might not immediately occur to you. Some plastics can actually start to degrade or melt in sunlight, so are not at all appropriate for this purpose (though you should not store fuel in direct sunlight anyway). read more »

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3 essentials for a European road trip

N15-Sextant-0133Spring is upon us, and for many people, this means thinking ahead to the summer and planning the dreamt-about road trip. Taking your car over to the continent is a great, affordable way to see much of what Europe has to offer, but if you’re unsure of what to pack and prepare before you go, it can also be a pretty stressful affair.

That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to come up with this comprehensive guide of what you need to think about before you set off. You’ve got plenty of time to tick these things of your road trip “to-do” list, so ensure that you’ve covered these three points and you’ll be sure to have a stress-free, enjoyable trip. read more »

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Little kid parks car like a budding Ken Block

At this point in the calender cycle, we’re probably all familiar with Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos (if you’re not, don’t feel left out – watch here).

Naturally, as acts of controlled hoonage grow in popularity, younger and younger kids are going to become fans. And like monkeys, kids see, kids do.

Obviously, without the aid of a thoroughly sorted open class rally car with 6-inch diameter piping creating more torque than a windmill, little kids aren’t going to be able to do smokey 720-degree burnouts.

However, the real issue here is car control – you either have it or you don’t. And we think you will all agree that the young man in this video has it in spades. Watch it after the jump.

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What did we learn from this videos?

Tredegar Comprehensive and Gwent Police Present a half hour drama ‘COW’ Taster 001, featuring Jenny Davies, Amy Ingram, Laura Quantick. read more »

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Rumormill: Bugatti developing secret Continental GT-based electric supercar

bugattigrandsportfd52opt Rumormill: Bugatti developing secret Continental GT based electric supercar

With production of the Veyron coming to an end, speculation has been rampant over what Bugatti will build next. A super-sedan based on the 16C Galibier concept could still get the green light. A 1,200-horsepower “Super Veyron” has also re-entered the rumor mill of late. Even an entry-level roadster was mooted at one point. But a new project could give us a clearer (and more radical) picture than ever before.

According to the rumormongers over at Auto Express, Bugatti is currently working on a massively powerful electric supercar that could eclipse the notions of what was previously thought possible with battery power.

A test mule based on sister-company Bentley’s ubiquitous Continental GT is reportedly undergoing testing at present, powered by two giant electric motors and an advanced lithium-ion power cell to deliver the equivalent of 800 horsepower and some 1,600 lb-ft of torque, all available instantly from a standstill. read more »

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Refining Your Reliable Ford Fiesta: How to Tune up Your Car

Do you love your reliable Ford Fiesta, but wish it looked sportier, had more luxury elements or was more fuel efficient to suit your personality and lifestyle? Before you make a trip to your local car dealership to trade it in for a newer model it may well be worth you considering tuning your existing model. It could be much easier, cheaper and more effective than you realise. You could even increase the value of your car by doing so, and maximise its resale cost through online outlets such as Exchange and Mart.

How to Tune up Your Existing Ford Fiesta Model

Its physical appearance can be improved by adding alloy wheels or a new bumper. These can be fitted easily by yourself at home or, if you do not feel confident to do so, they may be fitted fairly quickly by your local mechanic. You may also change the colour of your car by having it re-spray painted. Although this is a more expensive option it is certainly the most effective in terms of visuals. Glossy new paint work can make a dramatic improvement to the look of your car and you can also have it in a unique colour of your choosing. read more »

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How to Save Money When You Own a Luxury Car: Learning to Perform Basic Repairs

The luxury of owning your own car and the freedom that comes with it can often be marred by the expense of insuring, fuelling and maintaining it. Although it is now well established that it is relatively easy to find a competitive deal on your car insurance and various superstores offer incentives to reduce the cost of fuel, you may also be able to save money by forgoing trips to mechanics by carrying out basic maintenance and repairs at home. You can easily and cheaply change oil filters and even replace lights and alternators.

Changing Gas Struts: How to Complete a Professional Standard of Workmanship

A more uncommon home repair that you can carry out at home is changing your gas struts. These are comprised of metal cylinders that use gas which is compressed by a piston to exert force. They will be located on both your bonnet and boot and enable you to easily open them and have them stay up. They are therefore essential for either inspecting your engine or putting items into your boot, which serve as two critical and practical features of any car or vehicle. read more »

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