Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bentley Mulsanne

"If you have to ask how much??? You cant affort it! "

Ok since I feel classy waking up this morning let me share something classy out of my cache. The Bentley Mulsanne! Some of you might hear of this behemoth but to most let me tell you a story. These days when something means something, the Mulsanne comes in real deal some thing! Descended from an incomparable bloodline of truly potent machines. The word is MORE. Nothing succeeds like excess. If you have to ask how much, you can’t afford it!haha. Its target market comprises individuals who already own a fleet of exotica and regard grand saloons and flagship SUVs as prudent purchases; a kind of person who is likely to say “ let your people talk to my people and sort out the details”. Lelz.

The Mulsanne is essentially an old-style behemoth that unashamedly draws on the marquee’s racing pedigree powered by the most powerful engine, V8, the B has ever created and to apply general criteria when evaluating this product is pointless. The beautiful monster journey towards a top speed of 296 km/h. It powers up to 530hp and a maximum torque of 1050Nm, the highest ever torque output of any V8. The 6.7L twin-turbo charged V8 is capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. That’s whooping wosh! The fastest 0-100km acceleration car I ever blogged. Fuel consumption is at 25L/100km for city driving and a little lower for country. This is acceptable in V8 powered machines.

At more thatn 5.5m in length and 2.2m wide, the avant garde Mulsanne does little to obscure its portly dimensions. It has grammatically raked front and rear screens, elongated, pillarless glass areas and broad haunches. Bentley claims the “floating rear screen” effect could only be created by its coachbuilders attaching the rear quarter-panels and roof by hand.

The interior layout is absolutely retro, trimmed in genuine wood, seas of smooth sumptuous leather, and wooly thick-pile carpeting. But don’t be deceived, beneath the signature classic look is the best technology available ranging from advanced electronic systems to four-zone air conditioning and soundproofing you can’t hear you mom yelling on you from outside!Lelz. Music enthusiasts like me will love the audio system designed exclusively by Naim, British audio company recognized for its specialist sound systems, for the Bentley Mulsanne. Might not be the concept cars like the Seat Bocanegra and Lamborgini Gallardo, but few machines can match her presence.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The WHEEL deal

On an average man’s life there are two purchases that require a great degree of level headedness, research, head scratching, sweat and all other manner of these clich├ęd emotions. These are buying a house, and choosing your means of transport. Yes! choosing a girlfriend didn’t make it to the top 2. What I think is that the house is the easier one, reason being that this is largely about location (easily visible) and condition (predominantly easily visible! Lelz) plus of course the price. Not so for Cars, which can have a multitude of skeletons lurking in their cupboards. Believe me Ive tried!Lels. There are two types of car shopping nonetheless. If you can afford it buy Brand New! Here you are pampered with a wide variety of models, glossy brochures, and unbelievably friendly salespeople. Plus whatever you buy you will most likely have a factory of warranties! What fun! As with the multitude of new car models on our market, the used car market is also extensive. But most of us are in a fenced budget and the option for second-hand model or used cars comes in. I have categorized four main ways to buy your steed.

First is from adverts in newspapers or specialist magazines (brand new). Second, you can go to the used car dealers which we have an array along paseo road and maguikay talamban.hahaha. Third is online which basically directs you to classy motor pools or the stalls I’ve mentioned earlier. And fourth, through auction in which the car is sold privately agreed by two parties and no tax included.

And since buying a brand new only recommends surface understanding of the specs and kin taste on what’s good looking, I am certain that discussing more on the second option is reader friendly.

When buying a used car, it is crucial to make sure that it is in sound mechanical condition. Simply saying if you don’t know much about cars, take someone who does. the following are basic tips when hovering for cars:

  • Always ask for service records to ensure that the car has been maintained properly.
  • Check the vehicle thoroughly for rust. The most obvious places are the door sills, window and headlamp surrounds, and under the carpet, booth inside and the boot.
  • Use those keen eyes and check for signs that the car may have been in an accident. Some parts might be dented or there are odd welding seams.
  • If a car has been poorly maintained, the evidence can usually be quickly spotted. Look under the bonnet and check for frayed wiring, a oily engine bay, cracked hoses, and corroded battery terminals.
  • Remove the radiator cap and start the engine from cold. If bubbles surface from the water, it could indicate a defective cylinder head gasket.
  • Check the windscreen for cracks and chips. U should know that a windscreen can be very expensive to replace.
  • Stand behind the vehicle and ask the sales person to start the engine. Blue/grey smoke might indicate worn valve guides. If there is a lot of smoke, the engine may need an overhaul and is very costly.
  • Inspect the tyres carefully. Unevenly worn tyres can indicate defective shock absorbers or suspension damage. None of which is cheap to repair.

  • Lastly always test drive the vehicle with the radio switched off. Check the working of the indicators, wipers, fan, gearbox, pedals etc. Also make sure the car accelerates smoothly, and that there are no misfires.
To note, in the end the decision is always the buyers and don't let the mouth of the sales person distract you. Take time and make no haste. Not deciding on the first day doesn't make you stupid or cant afford, it means you're careful and sure. Nonetheless, bringing your own mechanic would really help us. And you should always bear in mind that fuel consumption may not be your greatest annual expense - it could be maintenance if you chose the wrong car. I hope these tips would not only help those planning to buy a new car but also to those who already has but lacks care for their babies. The above can also be used as gauges if your car is still working right.