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If you love cars, this is an exciting time to be alive. After all, at least a handful of major automakers have promised self-driving cars that the average person can afford by 2020. You don’t have to wait that long for leading-edge automotive tech, however. Here’s a look at six impressive high-tech vehicles that you can buy right now in 2017. More »

If you are considering buying a classic car, you are probably wondering where to start. Unlike buying a normal car – where you can easily get a price by looking at True Car on Facebook or by visiting their website – purchasing a classic car takes much more research. You need to look at more than just price. Classic cars vary a lot in quality, even for the same model year, so you need to take the time to make sure that you are buying one that is in the condition you expect. Here are some of the things that you need to look for.

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First of all, make sure that you know exactly what you want. There are so many different types of classic car that it’s impossible to do research on all of them before you go shopping. Each car has its own particular issues that you need to look for – even the same model can have different problems depending on its year. The price can vary a lot from year to year as well, so you need to know what the target price should be for the year you are looking at. One good place to look for this is Hemmings – this is a large online marketplace for collector cars, where you can see many different models on sale, along with the asking price.

Once you have done your research and identified a car that you may want to buy, it’s important to actually see the car, rather than just buying it on eBay or some other website. You need to check it for any of the problems that were identified during your research, as well as more general problems that occur with classic cars. For example, a classic car may look fine, but it may have had a lot of bodywork done on it that is not apparent just by looking at the car. It’s a good idea to take a magnet with you, since this will let you determine if the car body is made of steel everywhere, or if there have been several fiberglass or aluminum repairs – a magnet won’t stick to these. In fact, take the weakest magnet you can find – this will let you detect repairs where steel has been skimmed over.

Also make sure that you look at the car’s serial number and body tag codes. You should be able to use these to figure out how the car was originally equipped. For example, it can tell you what the original engine was, as well as the color of the paintwork. This can help you to determine if the car has been modified – for example, if the car has a V8 but the serial number shows that it should have a six-cylinder engine, then you know something is wrong. It’s perfectly okay to buy a car with replacement parts – in fact this is normal – but some sellers misrepresent vehicles in order to get a higher price.

Once you have reached the point where you are satisfied with the car – and you may have to go through a number of cars before you are – then it is a good time to get the car professionally appraised. This can uncover issues that you weren’t able to detect – making sure that you are getting what you are paying for. Obviously, you don’t want to do this earlier on in the process, since getting a car appraised costs money – you want to be reasonably certain that you are going to buy the car before you have this done.

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

If you’re a sportbike enthusiast and have $10,499 to spare, then I suggest you to get the all new 2010 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. This middleweight sportbike is equipped with a 599 cc liquid-cooled, DOHC four stroke engine that outputs a total of 128 horsepower. The engine itself is paired to a six-speed manual transmission and […]

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2009 Kawasaki KFX 450R – ATV

2009 Kawasaki KFX 450R - ATV

If you’re looking for a race-ready, high performance all terrain vehicle need look no further than the 2009 Kawasaki KFX 450R. Powered by a 449cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, this sport style ATV is equipped with a manual transmission, a double a-arm front suspension, a swing arm rear suspension, front dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear […]

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Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer And Sport

Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer And Sport

Norton has recently unveiled the Commando 961 Cafe Racer and Sport. Both bikes feature an air-cooled 961cc engine delivering 79 hp and 65 lb-ft of torque. The Commando 961 Cafe Racer and Sport are currently available in the U.K. and will be made available internationally to purchase from your nearest Norton dealer in the near […]

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GT Force 3.0 Mountain Bike

GT Force 3.0 Mountain Bike

If you’re thinking about getting yourself a new mountain bike, why don’t you check out the all new GT Force 3.0. Featuring a lightweight 6061 monocoque aluminum frame, the high performance bike is equipped with an SR MAG 32 140mm travel suspension fork, a RockShox BAR 2.1 rear shock, a Shimano Deore 27-Speed drivetrain, front […]

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Super Fast Lexus LF-A

Super Fast Lexus LF-A

The Lexus LF-A is part of Lexus’s F Performance series, which is specially designed for those who need a real fast car. The LF-A is powered by a 4.8-liter 72-degree V10 engine with a six-speed sequential gearbox that pumps out 560 hp at 8,700 RPM and 354 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 RPM. 0-60 time […]

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2010 Polaris Rush 600 – The Perfect Snowmobile For Your Winter Ride

2010 Polaris Rush 600 - The Perfect Snowmobile For Your Winter Ride

Finding yourself a new ride for this coming winter? Behold the all new 2010 Polaris Rush 600. This high performance snowmobile is equipped with a powerful 600cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke engine, a Continuously Variable (CVT) Transmission, an adjustable front suspension, a progressive-rate rear suspension and hydraulic disc brakes. $10,299.

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2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

Here’s the all new 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200. Powered by a variant of the 1199cc liquid-cooled V-Twin found in the 1198 Superbike, the bike can output a total of 150 horsepower. Not only that, the bike also offers 4 different riding modes that can be changed on the fly with just one click. These modes […]

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2010 Kawasaki KX450F

2010 Kawasaki KX450F

This is for all your dirt bike fanatics.  The totally awesome 2010 Kawasaki KX450F is so powerful I’m getting whiplash just writing about it.  Equipped with a 449cc liquid-cooled, DOHC (Double OverHead Cam) four-stroke engine, that outputs around 52-55 horsepower, the engine itself comes mated to a five-speed transmission and delivers a top speed of 120 mph. If you’re interested in […]

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