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Actually How Many People Lease Their Cars?

We always hear the idea of leasing cars, or maybe you are already leasing a car at this moment. There are also debates whether leasing or purchasing saves you more money. There is no absolute answer for this question because the final cost depends heavily on your income/expense/tax situations, therefore it is case by case.

In US, since you do not own the title of the leased car (the leasing company that owns the tile), this is classified as an operating lease...

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Car Body Torsional Rigidity – A Comprehensive List (Updated: Apr. 29, 2016)

Note: we have moved the complete list to our new site, all future updates will be published there.

The torsional rigidity is a critical parameter for a vehicle, which measures how many force you need to apply to “twist” the car body frame by one degree. Of course the larger of this value, the better.

From the consumer’s perspective, what is the benefit of a high torsional rigidity car body? A vehicle with high torsion rigidity will give the driver and passenger a more “solid” feel when the car is running, especially when the road is bumpy and has lots of potholes on it...

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A brief analysis of the Mazda Miata – part 2

In part 1 of this article, we have talked about the Miata’s engine layout. Let’s continue with more analysis.

2. The front suspension. Many people can tell from the image that the Miata is using a double wishbone suspension. Many other similar sports car in the price range usually use the MacPherson suspension design; by using the double wishbone structure (of course it costs more to build), the Miata provides better value for the consumer.


However, story does not just stop there...

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A brief analysis of the Mazda Miata – part 1

Today in the 2014 New York auto show, Mazda revealed the 25th year anniversary edition MX-5 Miata. Together with the existing model, Mazada also provides some insight about its next generation MX-5, which Mazda hopes to deduct approx. 100kg from the current model.


In this article, we are not going to talk about what special features that the anniversary edition MX-5 has, or what is the SKYACTIV technologies that Mazda has been mentioning during the recent years. In the following sections I will examine the Miata from a holistic view, and briefly explain why the Mazda Miata is special and what makes it so popular for more than 20 years.

For those who are fans of V8 muscle...

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