Well, another week has come and gone. Somehow we made it through without any hospital visits and both kids hockey teams won their games today, so now it’s time to blast though this edition of the Carnival of Wheels. So before your guests arrive for the big Superbowl party, grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy this week’s submissions.
It’s cold outside, and cold often keeps car buyers out of the showroom. This week we’ve got a few posts that aim to help you get the best deal on a new car. Chuck Russell has some great techniques on how to negotiate your best deal on a new car.
While we’re talking about buying a new car, we’ve got the folks over at Wise Bread. Will Chen has submitted 10 great points to help walk you through the sales process. If I’ve got any criticism though, most dealerships aren’t quite as bad as Will makes them out to be. As for knowing the invoice price, that is just plain wrong. You don’t know how much Best Buy paid for that plasma screen you bought, nor do you know how much it cost the builder to build your house and those things have much higher profit margins than a car does. At least at the retail level, on the manufacturer level it’s a whole different ball game, but that usually doesn’t trickle down to the dealer.
EFI. Electronic Fuel Injection. The heart and soul of the modern engine. Infinitely tunable and incredibly efficient, it can also be a really tough system to understand. Craig at Autofix does a great job of explaining how and why it works so well.
Funny lady Madeline Kane has a quick driving school funny this week.
One of the things we love most here in The Garage is projects. A couple of weeks ago, Craig told us about the Celica engine swap. This week he writes about swapping out the diesel from a Toyota HiLux 4×4 to replace it with a Holden Commodore V6 gas mill. Nice work.
So here I am minding my own business, in my own little world with my Logitech digital head set on and me ears are seared by the sounds of a Ferrari F1 car. AC from Axis of Oversteer has a killer video of Felipe Massa in the new Ferrari F2007, testing in the fog. Take some time to look around at the Axis, as they’ve got lots of incredible videos. I’ve been watching this blog grow over the last year or so and they have done some great work. Welcome to the Carnival guys!
So that’s it for this Superbowl edition of the Carnival of Wheels. Be sure to come back next Sunday for the next round. All you car bloggers out there remember to visit our submissions page before Saturday night to get your work included.
Enjoy the big game and remember to drive safe & take a taxi if you’ve had some drinks.