Yamahas venture to the marine water craft began as early as the 60s but the companys production of the personal water crafts came in later, in 1986. There are several reasons why Yamaha decided to produce PVC. One of them was the increasing interest of the public with Kawasakis Jet Ski and Bombardiers Sea-Doo. (The names Jet Ski and Sea-Doo have become the generic terms for stand-up and sit-down personal water craft respectively.) The sales of the two brands kept on rising that prompted the entry of the WaveRunner into the marine recreation picture.The very first Yamaha PVC at the same time the very first sit-down PVC was the WaveRunner 500 or the Marine Jet 500T. Although the Sea-Doo first released the sit-downs, the WaveRunner set todays sit-down market.A year later, the WaveRunner was shortly replaced with the name WaveJammer 500 or the Marine Jet 500S. This model was considered as the worlds first solo riding sit-down PWC. Same with the WaveRunner 500, the WavaJammer was very agile with its combination of small hull and fixed steering column.The sit-down model was still very popular during the 90s and resulted to the introduction of the WaveRunner III 650 or the Marine Jet 650TL. This model was given the recognition as the worlds first PVC that was designed for 3 passengers. It featured high-performance engine, great stability, speed, and a larger hull. This model became the parent of the later Yamaha WaveRunner models as the demands for larger PVCs increased over the years.Before the introduction of another WaveRunner (except for the WaverRunner VX650 in 1992) came several other Yamaha PVCs. These include Super Jet 650 stand-up (jet ski), WaveBlaster 700 that rode like a motorcycle, WaveRaider 700, WaveVenture 700 with a 3-seater capacity, and the WaveBlaster II with a very powerful 760cc engine.In 1997 came the WaveRunner GP 1200 with one of the most powerful engines in the market. From hereon, the power, size, style, and features become the priority of Yamaha. More models with these characteristics came out. The WaveRunner XL 1200 came a year after. In 1999 two models, the WaveRunner SUV 1200 and WaveRunner XL 1200 Ltd was released.In 2000, the Yamaha PVC, the WaveRunner GP 1200R, has 155 hp engine with amazing body design. It was followed by the WaveRunner XLT 1200, WaveRunner FX140, WaveRunner GP 1300R with 1200cc engine, WaveRunner FX Cruiser High Output higher performance 4-stroke engines, WaveRunner VX Deluxe, WaveRunner FX Cruiser High Output, and WaveRunner VX 700. All these models are performance driven, stylish and most of all, very affordable.
When it comes to getting the best car loan, you need to do a four-step process. You need to first determine you financial situation, shop for a car, do some research, and then go back to the dealership. When you go through the buying process without skipping a step, you will surely get the best loan that you will ever find. First, you need to determine your finances. You need to know how much you can spend before you go for a loan. You need to make sure that you can afford the car financed and live comfortably. What you need to do is sit down and think about all the extra money that you have at the end of the month. You will want to subtract gas money, car maintenance, and then you will find a reasonable amount for a car payment. You need to be able to subtract all your bills and expenses from your income to get your disposable income. This will give you an idea of what kind of money you can throw around. You will want to make sure that you leave a percent in your account for costs that pop up every now and then. When you go to the dealer to find out what you can afford. You take your estimated purchasing power and tell your dealer. Clearly, state that you can pay whatever, however, makes sure that includes all the fees of purchasing a vehicle. You may need plates, registration fees, taxes, interest rates, and so on. Once you have looked over some cars, you can them jot down some pin numbers to get a car report to make sure that you are getting the most for your loan. Then come back to the dealership and haggle if you must. This is the time when you go home and you research everything. You need to research creditors, you need to research the car, and you need to ask around about the dealership. You should go home and compare interest rates. You can get many of the quotes for free, and then you can find out whom you want to file with. You want the lowest rate possible so that you don't end up over paying too much for a vehicle. Then when you go back, try to ask the dealer to lower your payment or your monthly payments. This is when you need to take full advantage of discounts and sales or rebates. You should also ask your dealer if there is anyway that they can get you a loan with a lower interest rate. They may go back and crunch the numbers and you'll find it to be a great experience, but then some times you have to settle for an interest rate less than desirable because of your credit rating.
Here's a quick look at some of the top automotive trends of the year.Greater fuel efficiency is certainly at the top of the list, particularly with rising gas prices. Drivers across the country are looking for ways to maximize every penny at the pump. For some, that means avoiding aggressive driving, speeding, rapid acceleration and braking. On the highway, this can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent.Others are looking for opportunities to meld the handling and performance of a sedan with the ruggedness and power of an SUV--while also saving some fuel.Based on the multiple or "crossover" performance features of these vehicles and the fact that they don't burn as much gas, sales of these types of vehicles are surging ahead of traditional SUVs. With crossovers like the Mercedes R Class and the Cadillac SRX, you can still haul stuff, but with a more carlike ride and style.Fortunately, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers has introduced a new all-season tire designed specifically for these crossover vehicles. The Michelin Latitude Tour HP matches and delivers the performance drivers expect from the vehicle itself."Michelin's Latitude Tour HP tire is designed to optimize traction and grip of the road, while resisting hydroplaning, reducing noise and increasing tread life," said Parmeet Grover, Michelin Americas Small Tires. "When all of the tire's design elements are put together, they help increase the vehicle's fuel efficiency and can save drivers more than $100 in fuel costs over the life of a set of tires."To deliver maximum handling, these tires feature technology that locks the tread in place to give drivers better control and grip in wet and snowy conditions, with exceptional control and handling.Since many motorists who buy crossovers don't expect to see much off-road duty, the new Latitude Tour HP features "bulletproof" material in areas where reinforcements are needed most to provide peace of mind against urban hazards such as potholes and curbs."If you're looking to buy a crossover or are looking for new tires for your existing vehicle, look for the tire that will deliver exactly what your vehicle needs," said Grover.
The BMW 3 Series coupe and cabriolet was firstly introduced at the end of the year 1999 to 2000. The present model has the vehicle body code E46. It uses the same hood structure and the front body as the previous model. The most difference from the previous model is the front headlight and front bumper which can be divided into 3 models, sedan and station wagon models, coupe and cabriolet models and the compact models.From the information above, you can see that the minor change for the BMW 3 Series is mostly independent from the fact that there are many models for it. They dont need to minor change all 3 groups at the same time. The first minor change is for the sedan and station wagon since the end of the year 2001 and come along with the minor change for coupe and cabriolet in the end of 2002 but the actual release date was around March in 2003.The minor change for coupe and cabriolet models can be easily seen by the front head lights. It includes all high, low beam and turn signal in the same frame and changes the color of the turn signal from yellow to transparent white. The turn signal on the side of the cars moved upward and change to blurry white instead of yellow.The front hood keeps the same style but the size of the grill was increased 300 millimeters from the previous version, which gives the uniqueness for the 3 Series.Other than the above, there are other optional accessories such as the Bi-xenon headlights with the angle control system. The headlights will turn as you turn the steering wheel to increase the safety while you driving at night.The tail lights still use the same style but change the turn signal from yellow to white and the parking light from a big long row was reduce to a smaller size and the break light was changed to LED which is brighter and better compare to the older one.Rear bumper bas remade by removing the long hole in it and added a black stripe to connect both lights on the bumper.The dimension for the cabriolet is 4488 millimeters wide 1757 millimeters long 1369 millimeters tall and 2725 millimeters for the wheel base length. The coupe model has the same dimension as the cabriolet except from the 1372 millimeters tallThe interior inside keeps the same common features such as big gauge, RPM needle, speed, gasoline level and temperature arrange the same way as they did in the first 3 Series which we know under the code E21.
Why do automobile manufactures release new models at all times of the year?People shopping for cars today, face the same decisions they did in years past, 2-door or 4-door, car, truck, van, or SUV. The idea of buying versus leasing is now on the table once again. The idea of buying a car in the middle of 2007 and having to decide between a 2007 and a 2008 muddies the water. Some of these vehicles will be all-new models, others radically different, while still others with only slight alterations.Manufacturers are using the release of the new 2008 products as more of a strategy than in years previous years. They realize they have the power to create targeted traffic at given points of the selling season with these new releases. They no longer have to share the same pie with every other automaker. The traditional introduction of the models in early October created to much competition between the manufacturers. All the automakers were introducing their new lineup at the same time and sharing the spotlight with all the other automakers. A model can be deemed a 2008 so long as it goes on sale after January 1st of the current year.Consumers are split relatively evenly between the bargain of the left over model and the idea of having the latest and greatest. There is certainly a price to be paid for stepping up into a new 2008 model. Many consumers opt to pay more for the 2008 because the 2007 does not seem quite so new anymore. While the bargain hunters can save even more during the buzz of the newly released models.This is a win-win for the dealerships. The manufacturers need to assist the dealers in moving out the 2007 products (heavier incentives) and the profits for the dealers can be significantly higher on the fresh 2008 products.More and more new models for 2008 are being produced monthly.