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How to Sell Cars Online

In recent times, the auto industry in Australia has boomed at the tremendous pace and the concepts of online selling and purchasing of cars has too gained enough popularity. If we carefully analyze the current scenario, today the concept of online selling and buying automobiles as a business model in the auto industry has pulled the attention of many auto dealers from every parts of Australia.

The market research has found that these days more auto dealers are going online, and consumers are actually preferring to interact online early in the shopping experience. In fact, when it comes to car shopping, many customers are using the Web as a place to do research before heading to an actual dealership. Adding to this, many consumers are even reluctant to deal with auto dealers in person even during the early stages of the car-buying or selling experience. No doubt, the words like “online selling” or “online buying” has emerged as the latest buzzwords in the Australian auto industry and many individuals are using the Web as an ideal platform to sell their cars.

These days, one of the best ways to sell a car fast is on the internet. Yes, you got it right. With the help of internet, you can take advantage of millions of potential car buyers. Every day, thousands and thousands of cars are sold online. However, you need to understand that today selling a car online can result in much more money than trading, and so it can be beneficial if you spend a little bit of time and make use of online advertisements that can result in a higher sale price on used cars. Advertising a car online is one of the best methods of attracting potential buyers. Though, there are other multitudes of advertising methods, selling a car online through online advertisements is one of the fastest and best ways of reaching the vast target audience.

Nowadays, there are numerous automotive websites available in the internet that offer free car advertising services. These automotive websites act as online auto markets and has features specifically designed for selling cars. They facilitate the user to place the picture of their cars and list other information regarding the car. In fact, there are even many online auto websites that offer different online advertisement packages where you as a user can enter your car details, upload photos in a quick time, review them and post your listing.

An online advertisement can be considered a good option but will help you get a good return only if you list the proper information. You must note that listing of information in your ad always shows that you have paid attention to every detail. Therefore, the best thing that you can do is ensure you list information in online advertisements such as the body style, model, and year of your car, as well as the engine size, colour, and mileage. Apart from all this, always ensure to mention or indicate to the potential buyer how to contact you; by email or by phone. Never be afraid to mention the best price in your online ad. This can help car buyers know that you are keen to sell your car.

Online classified advertisements when used correctly can be a powerful selling platform. So make the best use of your online advertisement by following few above mentioned tips.

Scion Launches Bigger xB at Chicago Auto Show

This year’s installment of the Chicago Auto Show has seen the launch of great vehicles for the 2008 model year. One of such vehicles introduced to the public at the said event is the all-new 2008 xB from Toyota’s marque, Scion.

The so-called urban utility vehicle was first introduced to the public in 2003 and from then on, it has received quite a warm welcome from car buyers. The Scion xB is characterized by its boxy design and this has already become a distinction for Scion cars. It would seem that Scion car buyers loved the boxy design of the xB because the latest model of the vehicle is made even bigger and still has a boxy design. The latest installment of the Scion xB is the result of the feedbacks of xB owners that they wanted a bigger car.

The all new Scion xB is the result of a designing process that aims for distinction. Some of its exterior design elements are from the Scion t2B concept car that the brand showcased during the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Style characteristics like the angles between the cars panels, the high beltline, inset taillights, rectangular grille, and the distinct fenders are all taken from the concept vehicle.

The result of the integration of such design elements to the new Scion xB resulted to a more aggressive looking design. The vehicle now comes with the radical design elements and is now popular among the younger car buyers. Sure enough, the all-new version of the vehicle will surely not disappoint.

The exterior design is not the only improvement that the Scion xB has over the previous model. The redeveloped xB is much roomier than the old models. The wheelbase was increased by four inches and the overall length by twelve inches. The width of the vehicle is also increased by three inches while the height was decreased by more than an inch to ensure a comfortable ride. The wheels are also bigger than the ones used by the current xB model – the newest xB sports 16-inch wheels.

Car buyers can also choose between three wheel covers. The brakes that the new Scion xB will use will also be bigger than what is being used on the current model. Brake discs for the front wheels will be a 10.83-inch ventilated disc, while a 10.98-inch disc will be installed at the rear. These are about a couple of inches larger than what the first generation of Scion xBs used. The vehicle can also perform better if OEM parts of high quality are used. Just like Volvo OEM parts which makes parts replacement easy and gives reliable performance.

The interior of the 2008 Scion xB is also given much attention. This is evident in the lounge-like interior of the urban utility vehicle. And since the vehicle is made bigger, the cargo space is significantly increased. The cargo hold behind the rear seats offer 29.1 cubic feet of space. If that is not enough, the rear seat can be folded down flat which would dramatically increase the cargo space. The rear seat’s 60/40 split configuration makes this car one of the more versatile load carrying cars there is. In addition to the fold down rear seats, the front seats can also be fully reclined which would even add more to cargo capacity.

Power is also upgraded for the new generation xB. Its powerplant is a 2.4-liter double overhead cam four cylinder engine. The engine is equipped with a variable valve timing technology which increases its fuel efficiency. The new xB’s engine can provide 158 horsepower which is a huge increase from the 103 horsepower that the previous models’ engine can produce.

American Automaker Needs New Concepts

Concept cars are starting to make their way away from the car show showrooms and into the sales dealership departments across America.

American carmakers are finding themselves having to eck out ways to be their biggest competitor the Japanese auto industry.

Honda, Toyota and other automakers abroad have made more efficient well-made cars than the American automaker. Not only have the Japanese automaker’s been able to do this but they have done it cheaper than what the Americans have to sell. The economy in Japan gives these automakers a definite edge.

To counteract that the American automaker can no longer rely on the same old designs and ideas to keep up. So what does he do? Innovate!

A real issue facing Americans is at the gas pump. Efficient running vehicles that drink less fuel are grabbing the attention of the American public. The most popular solution is the hybrid car. However this market has been created by the Japanese automaker. In fact Japan has actually lent their hybrid technology to Motown. That’s how far behind the American carmaker finds himself.

However GM owned Saturn plans to release a hybrid version of their popular brand that is only $1500 over the cost of their standard non-hybrid model. This is a great idea. It will definitely draw customers into their dealerships and attract attention.

It is cost-cutting ideas like these that the American car manufacturer needs to manufacture himself.

New stylish designs can have a significant impact on sales for car manufacturers. For instance when Chrysler released their PT Cruiser manufacturing could not keep up with sales. Ford took advantage of the press their new vintage Mustang design created years before its release. And now Chevrolet is in the same position with their soon-to-be released Camaro sports car.

The American carmaker cannot allow these new designs to become stale. In order to beat the Japanese ideas must remain fresh ever flowing and not just stay in preview car showrooms.