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Luxury, exotic and technology were the trending topics this past week, with the debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe. News on the even hotter LaFerrari Spider and FXX also spread across the Internet while a survey revealing that autonomous vehicles will take over by 2035 was also quite popular.
Whether you’re shopping for a sports car, SUV or all-purpose wagon, AutoGuide.com’s most watched videos have you covered.
You Get What You Pay For
Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The folks at ALG have it all figured out. In no particular order, here they are.
1. The perfect day at the track is wet early and dry late
Not a minute into the drive to the track and the drops of rain started to appear.
Sitting for our classroom session at the newly renovated pavilion at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport) east of Toronto, Canada and the ominous clouds didn’t hold back on the drama, soaking the 2.5 miles of asphalt in what our chief instructor Danny Kok calls “liquid excitement.”
I’m here to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy’s Mastering Performance program along with another journalist and a selection of paying customers.
The group of us depart the facilities just as the track is beginning its long drying process… something we were about to aid with a caravan of shiny new Benzes.
The ideal thing about a wet track in the morning is that it teaches you to be cautious. With reduced grip it also amplifies the car’s behavior. And when practicing trail braking with an emphasis on gradual modulation of the pedal, you couldn’t ask for a better (but also more frustrating) learning experience.
With another mid-morning sprinkle, we took an early lunch in the hopes the track would try out again. And it did, leaving us with excellent grip and an afternoon of lapping the full circuit at significantly faster speeds with a little new-found (or recently practiced) skill under our belts.
Convertibles and luxury compact crossovers are on the menu this week, and despite the sheer number of cars we’re testing this week, no one is complaining. Here’s AutoGuide Now, where we let you into our garage to see what we’ll be reviewing in the near future. Continue Reading…