The 8 Most Unnecessary Luxury Car Features

Luxury cars often feature the latest and greatest features. In some cases, though, car manufacturers go overboard. Take a look at these eight silly car features.

Refrigerators


Pulling out a bottle of chilled champagne after a drive through the mountains of Italy sounds pretty amazing, especially if you’re James Bond. In reality, no one needs a car with a built-in refrigerator. Even the chilled glove compartments are unnecessary. (more…)

3 Luxury Coupes for Summer

Summers are for grilling, spending time with friends and family, and cruising around town with the windows down. Even with half of the summer gone, there’s still plenty of time to find that perfect cruising car. But not just any vehicle will do. You need a car with style, comfort, class, along with all the bells and whistles. Fortunately, there are plenty of great luxury coupes ready to be taken on a spin through Alexandria, Virginia. Maybe one of these three coupes has your name on it.

Audi A5


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Own the Road in the Mercedes-AMG GT-R

Mercedes-AMG just released the first look and demonstration of their GT-R model, which will be available next summer. This 2017 car is the Mercedes response to sports cars that drive as well on the track as they do on the road, and Mercedes-AMG has succeeded and then some. They crafted a car that looks like it would be at home on the race track, without losing that Mercedes luxury and styling. The car drives just how it looks: crazy powerful.

Thrilling Engine Power


In the Mercedes-AMG GT-R, you get 577 horsepower combining with 516 lb-ft of torque to give you a thrilling 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The engine powering this beast is a twin-turbo 4-liter V8, and has several reimagined components, including turbochargers, pistons, and intake. This sports car is built for the track. It has a dry-sump oiling system that keeps everything under the hood greased, and the cooling system is so good it works even in racing conditions.

Fantastic Handling


At speeds below 62 mph, the rear wheels actually steer as much as 1.2 degrees opposite of the front wheels, to improve handling at lower speeds. The system allowing this is electronic, and isn’t actually connected to the steering wheel. The GT-R has nine traction-control settings, and three driving settings: Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus. The hardest thing about driving the GT-R will be obeying traffic laws and speed limits, because every road stretched before you will feel like a race track.

Impeccable Styling


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4 Affordable Mid-Engine Cars

Between disoriented tourists, curving streets, and urban rush hours, Washington, D.C., is among the easiest places to get stuck in traffic. So it pays to drive a car you trust. You may spend more time in it than you expect. Mid-engine cars, with their superior balance and control, are excellent in tough traffic. Most of them also are luxurious and attractive — and expensive. Here are the best models if you want the advantages of mid-engine without the disadvantage of paying for the car the whole time you have it. (Price range estimates account for both pre-owned and new models; an experienced bargain hunter might score a “pre-owned” buy well under the low end.)

Porsche Cayman


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Car Care DIY: Leather Seats

To keep the sleek feel of leather car seats, it helps to take good care of them by cleaning and conditioning them regularly. Time spent on maintaining and protecting leather upholstery can save money and energy spent down the road trying to salvage it. Here is how you can keep your leather car seats looking fresh, soft, and supple.

Cleaning Your Car Seats


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4 Entry-Level Exotic Cars

Understanding what makes a good performance car is something that comes with practice. Research and test driving can only get you so far; you have to own an exotic sports car (or a few!) before you truly learn what you like when you drive them. Finding the right exotic car to start with may seem overwhelming; thankfully automakers make approachable models that offer power and fantastic handling without overpowering a new sports-car driver.

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Make Arlington Jealous of Your Passat

Has your old bucket of bolts been giving you trouble? Are you tired of putting so much gas in your car that you can practically hear the coins tumbling into your fuel tank? Do you need a ride for your small family, but not anything too big? Well, if you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, than ask no further. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat will calm all your troubles. Here’s why all of Arlington should be jealous of your new 2016 Passat.

A Family-Friendly Vehicle


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6 Luxury Cars for DC’s Movers and Shakers

When you have a high-powered job, an executive title, or hold public office that you worked hard for, you deserve some fun luxury in your life. Reward yourself for your tenacity and innovation with a luxury car. You’ll look great while driving down the streets of DC, and you’ll feel amazing and comfortable, too.

Maserati Ghibli


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Make Summer in DC Luxurious in These Highline Cars

With the onset of summer comes the return of the summer drive, that wonderfully American tradition of mobility and freedom. Even people surrounded by the urban space of a city like Washington, DC can find the time to enjoy a nice drive in the summer heat. Here are some of the best cars to take with you on your journey.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder


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The 4 Best Public Tracks in the U.S.

Racing has been a long-held tradition in America, but taking your own vehicle out on a road-racing course isn’t as easy as you may think. First, you have to find a public track, and you may have to do a little traveling to get there. But if you’re set on experiencing the adrenaline that comes with racing, here are some public tracks you’ll want to visit.

Road America


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