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Carros para mullheres: tudo o que você precisa saber a respeito

Carros para mulheres

carro para mulheresMulheres já representam metade dos consumidores que compram carros ou melhor 50% do público consumidor. Alguns pontos que chamam a atenção delas na hora de adquirir um modelo. A facilidade de dirigir, o design externo, o espaço interno e, principalmente, a altura do banco do motorista encabeçam a lista. Seja aventureira ou caseira, casada ou solteira, com ou sem filhos.

Ter a capacidade de regular a altura do banco é uma comodidade cobiçada, já que poucos modelos oferecem essa opção, segurança, facilidade para visão, conforto, comodidade e econômico.

As mulheres querem carros compactos, fáceis de dirigir, estacionar e que caiba tudo que elas necessitam.

Os carros mais solicitados pelas mulheres são: Up, Fox, Palio, Uno entre outros.

As escolhas pelos carros automáticos estão em grande demanda pelas mulheres da atualidade.

Podemos dividir as mulheres em:

Trabalhadora:

Múltiplas tarefas é o que define a mulher que trabalha. Praticidade em resolver problemas domésticos ou na empresa estão no seu dia a dia. Câmbio automático, facilidade em estacionar, conectividade e comodidade são alguns requisitos.

Mãe:

Crianças, casa, compras. A mulher que é mãe tem uma preocupação grande com esses três aspectos da vida. É pensando nisso que elas tendem a escolher carros mais espaçosos, com porta-mala maior e que passe mais segurança.

Aventureiras:

Viajar é parte da rotina de algumas mulheres. Conhecer lugares novos, pessoas diferentes. Para isso, algumas vezes elas podem passar por estradas difíceis e a escolha do carro para essas viagens é essencial

Descoladas

carro para deficinentes

Carro para deficientes

Para aquelas mulheres que topam tudo, desde um jantarzinho com as amigas até uma balada à noite, modelos versáteis, de fácil dirigibilidade e com opção de customização são os mais procurados. Notamos que há modelos e carros para todas as mulheres e para o gosto de todas elas.

A indústria já percebeu isso há muito tempo e projeta parte de seus modelos com acessórios e outros mimos para agradar o sexo feminino. Desde a oferta múltipla de cores até a presença de inúmeros porta-objetos, espelhos no quebra-sol e tecidos mais confortáveis nos bancos, que não deixam marcas nas pernas. Ao contrário da maioria dos homens, que são mais ligados ao desempenho do carro, potência do motor e esportividade, elas valorizam mais o design, posição de dirigir, espaço interno, acabamento de bom gosto e praticidade.

É uma das peças-chave para conquistar a consumidora. Direção elétrica, câmbio automático, comandos para o controle de som no volante e porta-malas espaçoso para as mães de família são características que fazem a diferença.

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Porque precisamos de um carro

Necessidade de ter um Carro

ter um carroIdentificamos hoje que os carros não são apenas utilizados para o luxo, temos uma necessidade que nos mobiliza a comprar carros melhores e mais confortáveis.

Os transportes públicos são precários e não oferece segurança, conforto e confiança para utilizarmos, isso nos motiva a buscarmos melhores condições de transportes.

Cerca de 1 de 4 brasileiros tem seu veículo, sendo ele novo ou velho, esteja ele estacionado em uma garagem, rodando em uma estrada ou parado.

Mas o carro não é um meio de transporte barato mesmo em meio a todas as necessidades.

A frota de veículos mais do que dobrou, passando de 32 milhões de veículos para 70,5 milhões de veículos, entre automóveis, comerciais leves, caminhões, ônibus, carretas e motocicletas. Este número é 121% maior na comparação com a frota que circulava pelo país em 2001.

E tanto carro na rua que as pessoas acham normal passar mais de duas horas paradas no transito.

O educador financeiro Mauro Calil diz que o carro pode ser de primeira necessidade, mas não custo de ter carrofaz sentido ter um segundo carro (aquele para “evitar o rodízio”), como mostra este texto do site Exame.com. Se a família já tem um carro, ela pode pensar em apenas o marido ou a esposa andar de carro e o outro usar táxi. Assim, eles podem economizar mais e em vez de ter dois carros populares, podem até pensar em ter apenas um único carro, mais confortável.

Muitos sonham em ter um carro mais não é um investimento barato, as pessoas possuem dois carros mais não possuem sua casa própria, hoje somos bombardeados pela mídia de mensagens de que ter um automóvel e garantia de tranquilidade e qualidade de vida.

Com o custo alto do combustível temos conforto mais nem sempre a garantia de qualidade de vida, devido aos trânsitos absurdos, valores altos a ser pagos para combustível e muitas vezes para manutenção deste veículo. E preciso se preocupar em onde estacionar seu carro e até mesmo com a segurança de não ter um carro que chame atenção evitando situações de assaltos ou até mesmo sequestro.

Para ter um carro hoje e preciso pensar, colocar na balança e pesar bem as coisas boas e ruins.

E não tocamos no assunto de acidentes, hoje em dia e preciso dirigir por você e por todos que estão a sua volta. Sua segurança deverá estar sempre em primeiro lugar.

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A Bargain-Priced Hatch

Iplay a little game with test cars: I drive them for a day and try to guess the as-tested price before I look at the sticker. Seeing as how the 2012 Veloster is a Hyundai—a company that is to cars what Vizio is to flatscreen TVs—I knew to adjust my guess downward. But not enough, it turns out. Fully loaded, with navigation and rear-view camera, panoramic sunroof, killer alloy wheels and a tank of gas (not to mention the little hatchback’s veritable thimble-full of style), the Veloster goes out the door at $21,300, which was about $2,000 less than I figured and somewhere between a grand or two below a comparably equipped Honda CR-Z or Toyota Scion tC.

I had but one thought: Isengard.

In 2010 Hyundai cracked open the throttles on its new steel mills at Dangjin, Korea, about 90 minutes west of Seoul. It’s a strangely beautiful facility, with a blue-striped smoke stacks and series of silvery domes containing the vast piles of iron ore (apparently, wind and rain can spirit away up to five percent of a mill’s ore left in the open). High-tech and hyper-clean, the mills at Dangjin might look a little like Emerald City at twilight.

2012 Hyundai Veloster M/T

  • Base price: $17,300
  • Price, as tested: $21,300
  • Powertrain: Naturally aspirated direct-injection 1.6-liter DOHC inline four cylinder with variable valve timing; six-speed manual transmission; front wheel drive
  • Horsepower/torque: 138 hp at 6,300 rpm/123 pound-feet at 4,850 rpm
  • Length/weight: 166.1 inches/2,600 pounds
  • Wheelbase: 104.3 inches, 0-60 mph>9 seconds
  • EPA fuel economy: 28/40 mpg, city/highway
  • •Cargo capacity: 15.5 cubic feet (behind second row seats)

Unless you are Honda or Toyota or Ford or GM, in which case Dangjin looks like the forge of misery, Sauroman’s bleak furnace. Hyundai Motor is currently the only global auto maker to own its own steel operation and because it does, it enjoys below-market prices on steel, which is its biggest material cost. To be sure, other car makers have favorable relationships with steelmakers; but the Hyundai chaebol (roughly, “family conglomerate” though mafia also has a ring to it) has come as close as anyone to recreating the vertical integration of Ford’s River Rouge operation, which famously received ore, coal, wood, and rubber at one end and spit out finished Model A’s at the other.

Dan Neil on The News Hub reviews the 2012 Hyundai Veloster on The News Hub and explains why it comes packed with a rich package of features at a budget price.

Fascinating? Let me count the ways. To begin, Hyundai’s $5.5 billion investment in a captive steel operation is a testament to the enduring relevance of the material itself. In an effort to meet increasingly tough fuel economy requirements, auto makers are looking to lighten up vehicle body structures. Typically, this means increasing the use of expensive, high-strength steel. Hyundai itself has committed to raising the percentage of high-strength steel used in its body structures to over 50 percent of mass by 2015 (to compare, a current Mercedes-Benz E-class body structure comprises 73 percent HSS).

But some companies, facing the daunting prospect of 45+ mpg CAFE requirements, have concluded that steel can’t get the job done and are looking to build unit-bodies out of yet more expensive alloys of aluminum, as Ferrari does, or carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), like McLaren. Using CFRP is another animal in terms of mass production.

Hyundai’s executive engineering staff seems to think steel still has headroom. And for them it might because, with its own mills, Hyundai Motor can order highly engineered steel for specific applications—call it designer steel, optimized for weight and other properties—instead of making due with off-the-shelf stock. Imagine building a house if all you had were 6×6 timbers.

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Dan Neil/ The Wall Street Journal Veloster’s packaging of a decent and accessible rear seat and trunk under the rear-canted roof is the stuff of rabbits, hats and Atlantic City

If all this iron-mongering meant only a lower price for the cars, it wouldn’t be worth the ink. But savings on the big-iron bill are being translated into more content, and that’s where these cars get scary. The Veloster—a three-door (one on the left, two on the right) hatchback with a direct-injection 1.6-liter and choice of six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic—comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, LED headlight accents, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio, a 7-inch color touch screen with a Pandora app (that syncs up to your iPhone), and more. It also comes with Hyundai’s nifty BlueLink system. Nervous parents will like the system’s geo-fencing feature that reports when the car has gone beyond a specified perimeter. It will also narc the kids out for speeding, driving beyond a certain hour of the day and other infractions. A 90-day free trial is included with the car.

That is a landslide of content for a car with a base price of $17,300. You can imagine why other car makers might look at Dangjin with something like Hobbit-ish dread.

The Veloster, meanwhile, is a kick in the pants, starting with its cleverly executed third door on the left side. Unlike previous efforts at three-door coupes, including the Mini Clubman and Mazda RX8, the door opens independently of the front and swings wide enough to make ingress/egress easy. Veloster’s packaging of a decent and accessible rear seat and trunk under the rear-canted roof is the stuff of rabbits, hats and Atlantic City magicians. The front compartment is likewise plenty spacious and comfortable. The full-length sunroof (bundled with the $2,000 Style Package option) breathes light into the cabin of what is, by the tape measure, a pretty dinky car.

The car is wildly over-styled in places, particularly the kisser, which has the gall to plagiarize the Aston Martin One-77. But given the 18- to 34-year-old, first-car audience, timeless restraint is not the design vibe to shoot for. The car’s wraparound canopy, liposuctioned lower door panels and bluff backside all say, let’s hook up. The Veloster is seriously snouty, a consequence of it being a front-drive car with a transverse-mounted engine (the Veloster is very much a mechanical clone of the new Elantra, complete with torsion-beam rear suspension).

How’s it drive? Well, define “drive.” The cabin noise management is excellent. The aero guys did a particularly nice job of managing wind noise around the mirrors. The ride quality is also quite good on the relatively big 18-inch Kumo tires. The cabin aesthetic and interior materials are first rate. So if by “drive,” you mean “accommodate” or “manage the quotidian of car-based existence,” the answer is, It drives fine, just swell.

If you mean corners and accelerates, well, then the Veloster is a bit thin. The electric steering is acceptably directional, if you know what I mean, but it isn’t filled with the tiller-joy. The brave little 1.6-liter four works hard, delivering 138 horsepower and a rather zingy 123 pound-feet of torque. Feel free to cane this engine like you’re an angry Singapore cop. Slap the six-speeder around. It won’t mind.

Alas, the Veloster’s bratty, hot-spit design over-promises performance. I’m pretty sure the 208-hp turbo version, debuting at the Detroit auto show next week, will fix that.

How much will that car cost? Your guess is as good as mine.

Montana works hard

Water has always been a source of conflict along the Yellowstone, which is a lifeline for one-third of Montana’s 787,000 residents. In 1973 the state legislature faced a future of even greater demands on the river’s water: Synthetic-fuel plants proposed for eastern Montana coalfields would need billions of gallons year after year to convert coal into gas and liquid fuel. To establish an orderly system of water distribution, the legislature passed the 1973 Water Use Act.

When state officials began adding up re­quests for future water allocations from fed­eral, state, local, and private interests, plus nearly 9,000 claims from existing river us­ers, they totaled more than the river’s aver­age 8.8 million acre-foot annual flow. The situation seemed impossible. But in 1978 Montana’s Board of Natural Resources and Conservation settled two huge requests when it ordered that 5.5 million acre-feet of water be left in the Yellowstone for the sake of both good water quality and a stable habi­tat for fish and wildlife.

Montana officials and payday loan consolidation companies have worked hard to accommodate everyone. And they have been bombarded with suggestions: Dam the river to catch the spring runoff, dam tribu­taries and divert spring runoff for storage, curtail growth, stop coal development. . .

“I suppose the answer depends on which stump you’re sitting on,” rancher Frank Grosfield said, “but one thing never changes in the West—control the water and you con­trol the land.”

Billings, Montana’s largest city, is now a heavy user of Yellowstone water, but is even more absorbed in future energy develop­ment. Nearby in eastern Montana and Wyo­ming lie incredibly vast coal deposits, as well as gas, oil, and uranium.

From a distance Billings marks a clear change in the Yellowstone landscape. New houses and trailers leapfrog through old sugar beet fields on the outskirts of this northern Rocky Mountain energy capital. The population is growing 3 percent each year, hovering around 100,000 now, expected to hit 165,000 by the year 2000.

My first view of Billings was pleasantly impeded by the clusters of cottonwoods and willows along the riverbank. I was literally drifting into town, paddling a small inflat­able yellow raft. Around me the Yellow­stone was beginning to lose its mountain character, alternating between a few last, quick dashes around gravel bars and slow, deep turns under the remaining high buttes before the emptiness of the open plains. I beached my small craft on a bar in the mid­dle of the river and stopped for a while to catch this change in mood.

Behind me the Beartooth Mountains rose, framing the river valley in a distant frieze of snow and blue haze. Ahead I could make out white plumes of steam drifting off an oil refinery, a power plant, a sugar beet mill. A new glass hotel, 23 stories tall, caught the sun—”biggest building from here to Seattle,” Montanans tell visitors.

Bonds as a good investing opportunity

This is especially true today. The bonds of many companies look good value to us at present. By purchasing their bonds, it is possible to receive annual interest payments currently as high as 5% from quality businesses like Vodafone and GlaxoSmithKline. When compared with the rates of interest offered for cash on deposit, it is easy to see why income-seeking investors are turning to the bond market in search of higher returns.

Bonds

To assess the prospects for corporate bonds, it is common to compare them against UK government bonds (known as gilts). At present the signs are encouraging. In 2011 gilts increased in price as investors sought safe-haven assets. This drove their yield down – the ten-year gilt now yields around 2%. Corporate bonds on the other hand were largely overlooked, so prices and yields remained relatively stable.

The graph to the right shows the difference between the yield on gilts and the yield on high quality corporate bonds (known as the spread) increasing last year. At the time many commentators believed gilts looked expensive, and that prices could fall (increasing the yield). However, with the economic outlook deteriorating, and interest rates set to remain low, I believe gilt yields could remain at current levels for a while. By comparison, high-quality corporate bonds yielding 4 or 5% could look attractive for those seeking income. If extra demand drives prices higher, there is also the potential for modest capital growth.

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Those seeking income

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We highlighted the fund at launch last year and early progress is encouraging. Whilst the market has fallen over the period since launch the fund has risen, and although past performance is no guide to the future we remain enthusiastic that this fund makes a great long­term equity holding.

Please note as this is an offshore fund it is not covered by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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No tax allowances? No problem

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The fund has provided outstanding returns for investors. Over the last decade it has delivered growth of 260.6% compared to 220.1% for the average fund in the sector, although please remember past performance is not an indication of the returns you might receive in future, and as the figures to the left show it has been extremely volatile.

We believe adventurous investors cannot ignore emerging markets when constructing a long-term growth portfolio. In our view this fund makes a great choice for a core emerging markets holding, around which more specialised funds, such as those on page 6, can be added.

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Best Vehicle Insurance Coverage

It is a legal obligation of every vehicle owner to have at least state liability insurance. This is applicable in all states except New Hampshire because of its delay in passing the insurance requirement laws for drivers in the state. However, there are some confusing laws like the R-S-A 264:3 statutes that suspend your driving license and registration if your car is uninsured and you are involved in an at-fault accident.

On the other hand, as a resident of the other 49 states which accommodate more than 99% of the population of the United States, you must get an insurance policy or face legal implications that can financially cripple you. It will, therefore, be wiser to obtain the best affordable vehicle insurance coverage for complete coverage, to satisfy your state’s insurance specifications, as well as a good match for your budget. Here is a summary of the basic types of vehicle insurance

Vehicle Liability Insurance

This basic type of car insurance covers you or another insured driver on your policy, in case an at-fault vehicle accident occurs, this will compensate for the cost or the bodily injuries and the repairs of the car of the third party. Individuals who usually obtain this form of coverage are on a tight budget and minimal assets.

In the event a fatal accident occurs, leading to severe damage, the chances are that the insurance claim will far exceed your policy. Hence the need for an extensive coverage as your assets increases.

Collision Insurance

This form of coverage pays for the damages sustained by your car as a result of a vehicle-related accident, regardless of who is at-fault. So, this policy covers you when you collide with another vehicle or your car gets damaged by some other elements different from colliding with another vehicle. Several scenarios may cause damage to your vehicle that is not resulting from an accident with another automobile and of which may require that you file a claim.

Such scenarios involve colliding with a pole, losing control of the wheels and running into a guard rail. Also, remember that a collision insurance covers only your damaged car and not liable for the third party’s damaged car or property. Liability insurance for damaged property would be responsible for the damaged properties of a third party.

Comprehensive Auto Insurance

This form of insurance offers you a critical cover that keeps your mind at rest. Comprehensive insurance will also protect you against damages not caused to your car by a vehicular crash, but by other causes like fire, water, or in the event your vehicle gets stolen.

A comprehensive cover is best if you reside in an area with high crime rate, where there is a high possibility of your car getting stolen.

Uninsured Motorist

In recent times, auto insurance rates have skyrocketed which makes a lot of people to take the risk of moving around without any vehicle coverage. Now, you could easily guess what would be the outcome in the event an uninsured driver damaged your car; could you afford the cost of replacement? Assuming you recently completed the payment for the vehicle, after six years of committed payment.

It is smarter to increase your premiums slightly and obtain an uninsured motorist protection. This insurance covers you, your passengers, and your car, in case you get hit by a motorist who is under-insured or uninsured. You may either get a UMPD or uninsured-underinsured motorist protection damage or collision deductible waiver (CDW). People with a liability are often the buyers of UMPD; they often ignore the comprehensive or collision policy.

Get Free Quotes for the Best Rates Only

The web is where you can find the most affordable vehicle insurance coverage. Most insurance firms have become aware that customers first search the web and compare different quote before deciding what coverage they will purchase. These carriers are competing to have you obtain their policies; hence, they offer amazing discounts online.