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Ideally, your choice of which car to buy should come down to preference and price range. In theory, if you can afford a car that you like, that should be the car you drive. However, the reality is that some cars are far more expensive to drive than others. This is because of fuel consumption, as well as maintenance and repairs.

While there are some cars which will cost an arm and a leg to drive – including heavy duty vehicles that eat up a lot of fuel – other cars are extremely cost-effective. We’re going to focus on new cars rather than used cars, as the performance of pre-owned cars depends on a number of factors that are impossible to take into account.

Remember that one of the unavoidable expenses regardless of which car you drive is auto insurance. With car insurance, premiums are priced according to risk, and so cheaper cars don’t necessarily come with low insurance price tags. Take this into consideration when choosing a cheap car to drive.

If you’re wondering about which cars will save you money on the road, here are the 10 cheapest cars to drive in 2022.

10. Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is extremely cheap to run and maintain. Because it is lightweight, it is light on fuel. It is also uncomplicated, and as such has fewer features that are expensive to maintain. It is a great first car, but for seasoned drivers the money saved comes at the price of driving pleasure. While it will perform perfectly fine, it is small and lacks power.

9. Toyota Corolla

Toyotas are renowned for being reliable, and as such they are cheap to drive and maintain. The Corolla is becoming associated with rideshare drivers, but if you don’t mind being mistaken for someone’s lift, it is a great car to drive.

8. Ford F150

If you are looking for a truck, the Ford F150 is extremely reliable. While trucks are going to be more expensive to maintain than traditional cars, the Ford F150 will keep maintenance costs to a minimum and won’t rack up fuel costs either.

7. Ford Mustang

Buying a Ford Mustang will cost you significantly more than a Chevrolet Spark or something in that class. However, you will find that maintenance and fuel are not much more expensive. The Ford Mustang is a popular car for a reason – in addition to looking and feeling great on the road, it has become extremely reliable.

6. Nissan Versa

If you want to spend less on a four-door sedan, the Nissan Versa is a good option for 2022. It is not the most exciting car, but it is reliable and has enough power to feel good on the road.

5. Kia Sportage

A crossover SUV like the KIA Sportage may look like it would be more expensive to run. However, it is a fuel-efficient and reliable vehicle that is perfect for anyone who wants a bit more from their car on the road. In addition to being cheap to run, it is one of the cheapest crossover SUVs available.

4. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is neck-on-neck with the Kia Sportage in terms of both price and reliability. It just edges the Kia in its class, but the differences are not so big as to make your choice anything but a matter of preference.

3. Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is one of the cheapest cars on this list to buy, and is also incredibly cost-effective to drive and maintain. Unlike the Chevrolet Spark, the Honda

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 10 Cheapest Cars To Drive in 2022
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76332/10-cheapest-cars-to-drive-in-2022
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 21:42:33 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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