When the original BMW 1 Series arrived on the scene in 2004 it stood out from rival compact executive cars for being rear-wheel drive. The same is true of the second-generation 1 Series, known as the F20, which arrived in 2011 and is the subject of our latest CarGurus Used Car Video review.
In this week’s top stories picked by our editors, augmented reality is coming to your car windows, we learn about the top security concerns to keep in mind when buying a used car, and we find tips on diagnosing your check engine light. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below: Continue reading >>>
Car safety is not the most glamorous of subjects, but it remains hugely important for obvious reasons. That’s arguably even more the case when it comes to choosing a used car rather than a new one, where crash performance and safety features might not necessarily be up to the latest standards.
Car subscriptions are one of the latest offers available to car shoppers. We’re now used to subscribing to dinners, music, movies, and streaming services (looking at you, Netflix), so why not subscribe to our cars, too?
That’s the thinking, anyway. Continue reading >>>
This week, stories that caught the eye of our editors include a study on what drivers want out of car tech, the wildest car innovations in history and the tale of a famous Ferrari taking a permanent day off and going up for auction. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
This week’s stories that caught the attention of our editors include Domino’s creative solution to making pizza transport safer, a comprehensive list of infotainment systems, and how Americans fell in love with Ford trucks. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below.
There was an awful lot that could’ve gone wrong when, almost 20 years ago, BMW relaunched MINI. Yet from the retro-inspired styling to the UK-based Plant Oxford production facility, the modern MINI has in fact been a complete triumph, serving as a masterclass in how to make an old brand relevant to new consumers.
Building cars is a very serious business, but that doesn’t mean those involved can’t also be permitted to have fun every now and again. How else do you think we’d have ended up being able to buy machines as bizarre as the Renault Clio V6 or BMW M4 GTS, the purpose of which is inevitably as much to generate headlines as to boost profits.
If you want your used car search to be as painless as possible there’s something to be said for opting for one of the most popular models. After all, popular is bound to mean plentiful, so you’re almost guaranteed to have lots of choice without having to travel far from home, plus there will be a wide range of trim levels, fuel types and engine sizes to suit different tastes and budgets.