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The 2015 Maserati Ghilbli

The exterior of the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 was envisioned to offer a unique marriage of elegance and sportscar verve, drawing on the best Maserati design tradition. The starting point for its sleek silhouette is the distinctive front end, defined by the prominent Maserati grille with concave vertical fillets. It pays clear homage to the GranTurismo and the historic A6 GCS Berlinetta, a famous Maserati icon from the past.
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How Car Financing Works


 

Sometimes, a little mystery can be a great thing. Everyone loves a good whodunit when it comes to TV, literature, and film. But, nobody wants to feel that same suspense when trying to get an auto loan. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining auto financing can be quite mysterious. After all, consumer lending is a complex and confusing field. Fortunately, figuring out how the following factors affect car loan rates can go long way toward understanding how car financing works.

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Why does my car pull to one side?


 

It's a pesky little problem that many of us have experienced. Like a petulant child, your steering wheel seems to have a mind of its own. It pulls to the right or left without any encouragement from you. So what's the deal? Why does your car do that? Before you give your obstinate car a piece of your mind, consider these causes:

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Buying a New Car vs. Buying a Used Car


 

The Enlightenment was a period lasting from the mid-seventeenth century through the eighteenth century that was characterized by an increase in rational exploration and scientific thought. The Enlightenment continues to influence our culture today as we perform research and expect to arrive at clear and definite correct answers. Unfortunately, the debate between buying a new car and buying a used car has clear no right answer. We'd like to enlighten you with some seriously rational thought surrounding the debate. To find your answer, think carefully about the following questions. 

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Buying a Car with Bad Credit


 

You may feel like your bad credit score follows you around like a lost puppy, just a lot less adorable. It can seem like it squirms its way into every aspect of your life. But your bad credit doesn't have to taint every purchase you make, especially when it comes to buying a new car. All hope for financing isn't lost once a bank or dealership views your credit history. It's very much possible to get a new ride with a less than stellar credit score, you just have to be smart about it. Here are few…

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5 Scams Used By Dishonest Mechanics That You Need to Know About


 

Car mechanics often have an undeserved reputation for trying to scam poor unsuspecting victims into paying more for unnecessary services. It's an unfair assumption that all mechanics are dishonest, especially when there are many talented and skilled automotive technicians out there that work hard to give their customers the best service possible. But unfortunately the occasional dishonest mechanic does exist, so it is important that you educate yourself to avoid falling for a scam. To help you, we've put together the top five common scams dishonest mechanics use. If you catch your mechanic trying to pull one of…

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How Does a Car Trade-in Work?


 

So you've decided on a new vehicle and now all you need to do is trade in your old vehicle, but this is your first time doing a trade-in. Well, don't worry because following these steps should help you through the car trade-in process.

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Understanding Utah's Cell Phone Laws


 

How often do you see distracted drivers dangerously weaving in-between lanes while manipulating their cell phone? You've seen it at least once. Perhaps you've even been the one doing the distracted driving. Whatever the case, it became clear to law enforcement that a change needed to be made and in May of 2014 Utah took the first step toward enforcing a safer drive by restricting mobile device use while driving.

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The Car-Buying Process


 

Finding the right car. Talking to salespeople. The dreaded F&I office. Buying a new car can seem like a difficult and lengthy process, but as Alexander Graham Bell said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." If you go into the car-buying process having done research and made preparations, it should go a whole lot smoother and be a much better experience. Here's a breakdown of buying a car with tips on what preparations you can make to streamline everything:

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