Why These ‘Boring’ Cars Are Great for Your Wallet

Everyone wants to drive the BMWs, Lexuses and Jaguars, but sometimes, the Hondas, Fords and Chevys are actually the best cars to buy. That’s because the so-called best cars are often in stiff competition with much more affordable models that offer nearly as much in performance and function. And in many cases, the best affordable cars even look similar to their higher-end counterparts. GOBankingRates profiled some of the most popular “flashy” cars — those that are pricey, coveted status symbols — and then it profiled comparable alternatives that offer similar driving experiences, but that rank among the most affordable cars in their class. Although the Escalade wasn’t the first luxury SUV, it is the vehicle that has defined the luxury SUV segment since it arrived in style in 1999. With a 6.2-liter V-8 engine capable of 420 horsepower, the 2020 model is a beast. The inside is a testament to the roomy luxury that made the Cadillac brand famous and made the Escalade a statement vehicle for two decades. The massive Chevy Suburban also has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, and although it can’t match the Escalade’s horsepower, it seats nine passengers compared to Cadillac’s eight. It’s got a be...

At­mi­ni­mo ženk­lą ir ąžuo­li­nį suo­lą “Gie­dan­tis paukš­tis” pa­sta­tė “Pa­šiau­šė­lės” bend­ruo­me­nė už pro­jek­ti­nes lė­šas. Ta­kams nu­ties­ti ir

At­mi­ni­mo ženk­lą ir ąžuo­li­nį suo­lą “Gie­dan­tis paukš­tis” pa­sta­tė “Pa­šiau­šė­lės” bend­ruo­me­nė už pro­jek­ti­nes lė­šas. Ta­kams nu­ties­ti ir in­for­ma­ci­niam sten­dui pa­ga­min­ti pi­ni­gų sky­rė ra­jo­no sa­vi­val­dy­bės ad­mi­nist­ra­ci­ja, dar­bus vyk­dė Ty­tu­vė­nų apy­lin­kių se­niū­ni­ja. Prie in­for­ma­ci­nio sten­do pri­tvir­tin­ta au­ten­tiš­ka ko­le­gi­jos pa­sta­to ply­ta. Lais­vės pa­mink­las Pa­šiau­šė­je bu­vo at­sta­ty­tas 1989 me­tais. Ats­ta­ty­mą ini­ci­ja­vo ir dar­bus vyk­dė švie­saus at­mi­ni­mo Jo­nas Čy­vas, jo sū­nus Gin­ta­ras Čy­vas, pa­de­dant Pa­šiau­šės že­mės ūkio bend­ro­vei. Mi­nė­ji­me da­ly­va­vo Lais­vės pa­mink­lo at­sta­ty­mo ini­cia­to­rius G. Čy­vas, is­to­ri­kas dr. Liu­das Jo­vai­ša, Sei­mo na­rys Juo­zas Rim­kus, Kel­mės ra­jo­no sa­vi­val­dy­bės me­ras Vac­lo­vas And­ru­lis, Šiau­lių Jė­zui­tų mo­kyk­los di­rek­to­rė Gied­rė Stat­ku­tė, ki­ti sve­čiai. Šv. mi­šias au­ko­jo ku­ni­gas jė­zui­tas, apaš­ta­lau­jan­tis Ry­go­je, Gin­ta­ras Vit­kus, Šiau­lių Šv. Ig­na­co Lo­jo­los baž­ny­čios rek­to­rius, ku­ni­gas jė­zui­tas Ar­tū­ras Se­de­re­vi­čius ir Kiau­no­rių Šv. Juo­za­po pa­ra­pi­jos kle­bo­na...

2020 BMW 7 Series Debuts With Massive Grille, New V8 Engine

After several spy photo sessions, a number of leaks, and a single teaser, the facelifted BMW 7 Series is making its official debut with major styling tweaks and a couple of important tech upgrades. First and foremost, the luxury limo’s fascia has been given an even larger kidney grille for a “more powerful visual presence.” As standard, the active grille’s bars of the U.S. model are finished in aluminum satin, unless you purchase the range-topping M760Li xDrive model which features Cerium Grey finish. The 40 percent larger grille is flanked by a set of redesigned headlights which use adaptive LED technology as standard, while optionally available will be lasers. Above the fascia, the hood has also been given a slightly reshaped design, and the fenders are now a tad more muscular. The highlight of the design changes at the back is the slim light strip that extends across the full width of the tailgate connecting the taillights. Speaking of them, the new clusters are 1.4 inches slimmer than on the outgoing model and have a new design. Hop inside the cabin and you’ll find BMW’s latest generation digital instrument cluster also featured in the 8 Series and X5. The Bavarian manufactu...

You may be neglecting an important aspect of vehicle maintenance without even realizing it. Most modern

You may be neglecting an important aspect of vehicle maintenance without even realizing it. Most modern cars have a cabin air filter that should be changed regularly. Cabin air filters trap dust, fumes, and allergens from the air inside your car’s cabin. Changing them at regular intervals is essential to good clean air. If you want advice on how to choose the best cabin air filter, then read on. We compiled this buying guide and even added reviews of a few favorites at the end. Our pick for Best of the Best, the Fram Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter is so quick and easy to install, you’ll wish you would have gotten one sooner. Considerations when choosing cabin air filters Vehicle In order to get a properly fitting cabin air filter, take note of your car’s year, make, and model. You’ll need to use that information to select the right filter. Don’t try to put an ill-fitting filter into your car, as it probably won’t work properly. Particulate vs. combination filter The two primary types of cabin air filters are particulate filters and combination filters. Particulate cabin air filters are designed to remove pollutant particles in the air such as s...

Heavy Hex Nuts Market 2019 Highlighting Major Drivers, Size, Shares and Upcoming Trends 2025

Global Heavy Hex Nuts Market 2019 is the latest report by Market Research Place which contains all essential aspects related to Heavy Hex Nuts market, ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers, challenges, and value chain analysis. The report involves participation about company profiling of market top companies alongside with their contact data, sales, market stake, product, and specification. The examination of the prominent trends, driving forces, and the challenges have been provided to assist the market participants and stakeholders to understand the issues they will have to face while operating in the worldwide market. Crucial players analyzed along with their product portfolio, market share, and other details are: Infasco, Parker Fastener, Acument Global Technologies, Big Bolt Nut, Canco Fastener, Stanley Black & Decker, MW Industries, Nucor Fastener, Oglaend System, Penn Engineering, Portland Bolt, Shanghai Tianbao Fastener, TR Fastenings, Vikrant Fasteners Geographically, the key segments of the global market are North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia India and Other regions ...

Moon’s Unexplored South Pole –”What’s Hidden There?”

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> The Moon’s south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system –NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has measured the coldest temperatures in the solar system inside the permanent darkness of lunar South Pole craters, which have become known as perfect environments for preserving material like water for eons. Or so we thought. It’s unimaginably cold, massively cratered, and has areas that are either constantly bathed in sunlight or in darkness. This is precisely why NASA wants to send astronauts to the South Pole in 2024 as part of its Artemis program. “We know the South Pole region contains ice and may be rich in other resources based on our observations from orbit, but, otherwise, it’s a completely unexplored world,” said Steven Clarke, deputy associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The most enticing feature of this southernmost region is the craters, some of which never see the light of day reach their floors. The reason for this is the l...

Foamex offer the XPS Extruded Polystyrene insulation boards that are both strong and durable which makes

Foamex offer the XPS Extruded Polystyrene insulation boards that are both strong and durable which makes it an ideal product for use across a range of construction and building applications. Suitable for both residential and commercial buildings, the material used is resilient and robust boasting both high compressive strength and a superior thermal performance. It is the number one choice for builders, specifies, architects and engineers. Available in a range of thicknesses from 25mm- 100mm, the Styroboard XPS extruded boards are a green, environmentally friendly product. Both internal and external temperatures can be limited and reduced which in turn reduces the how much energy is consumed making them the ideal insulation boards for reducing greenhouse emissions and power bills.   Subscribe to get all the news, views, resources, comment and opinion on all things Architecture & Design delivered straight to your inbox. Thermal Insulation Materials, Insulation Board, Extruded Board – Li Pu,https://www.lipubw.com/

Low-cost, printable solar panels offer ray of hope amid energy gridlock | Environment

Australian physicist says technology could make signing up for energy accounts as easy as a mobile phone subscription An Australian physicist is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy he believes could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as taking up a mobile phone plan. In May last year, the University of Newcastle professor Paul Dastoor used organic printed solar cells to power screens and displays at an exhibition in Melbourne. Less than one millimetre thick and held down with double-sided sticky tape, the panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre. Dastoor has been working on the technology for more than a decade, but has now begun a 200 square-metre installation – the first commercial application of its kind in Australia and possibly the world. “The low cost and speed at which this technology can be deployed is exciting as we need to find solutions, and quickly, to reduce demand on base-load power – a renewed concern as we approach another summer here in Australia,” he said. And as Canberra is again gripped by energy policy inertia, he said the commercial pilot was a...