* Once purchased, firmly refuse the excess policy offered by the car rental firm. They will insist on taking a pre-authorisation on your credit card for the excess amount on their rental and then use that if the car is damaged or stolen. You can then claim it from your excess policy after you get home.
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I hate people that drive with DRLs at night but I recemtly found myself one of them. I blame my new 4Runner. The default position is off. The next position is DRL on. So I’m driving and it starts to get dark so I move my headlights to next position. I see light in front of my car and my gauges are well lit so I think my lights are on. Wasn’t till a couple days later when I went to experiment with the fog lights that I noticed. So the switch goes off, drl, parking lights, then headlights. Why even give an option for DRL or not. Also fter reading owners manual I find that the headlights will turn off automaticly after 30 seconds or I hit lock button on fob. When I restart car they come back on. The gauges are lit so well that when I turn on headlights at dusk I can’t see my gauges, particulary the nav/stereo screen as they dim for night viewing.
And yes, you can put this sneaky Lexus in your garage but there’s a catch. The asking price is a whopping $40,000 – roughly $35,000 more than the typical 1999 Lexus GS300 in good condition. Obviously this isn’t a typical GS300 by any stretch of the imagination, but still, that’s a lot of coin for a car that looks like a typical $5,000 Lexus. Yes, the engine is amazing, but the average buyer with a $40,000 budget wants something that performs and also gets some attention. It’s the sleeper double-edged sword – owning one is terrific fun, but when it comes time to sell you’ll never, ever get back what you put in.
The Toyota Corolla Altis facelift has finally gone on sale in India priced at Rs 15.87 lakh to Rs 19.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Corolla Altis has been one of the most successful sedans in its segment and with the facelifted model Toyota now offers improved styling, new features and a more premium-looking sedan. In its new avatar, the Toyota Corolla Altis is now better equipped to compete with the like of the new-gen Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia. 2017 Toyota Corolla Altis are also mainly cosmetic. Among the several new additions the exterior of the car now features a sleeker pair of new advanced Bi-beam LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, new 3D bumper design and a wide grille with round foglamp on each side with chrome bezels. The overall silhouette of the car more or less remains unchanged but the profile has been updated with a new stylish set of 16-inch alloy wheels and new sharper-looking ORVMs that come with integrated turn single lights that are electrically operable. The rear section of the car is largely similar to the older model with the exception of the slightly restyled LED taillamps. The Corolla Altis is now also available in an all-new dark sparkling luxurious ‘Phantom Brown’ colour, in addition to the existing colours – White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Champagne Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Super White & Celestial Black.
All models, except for the 116i, 116d EfficientDynamics Edition and 118d xDrive can be specified with an eight-speed Steptronic or eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as an alternative to the six-speed manual. The two exceptions are the 116i, which is manual only, and the automatic-only M140i xDrive (eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission). Furthermore, BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system is available for the M140i, 118d and 120d.
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Land Rovers are not paragons of reliability; in fact, they are the opposite. The more modern the vehicle, the higher the chances of heartbreak at the garage door. The thing with modern Land Rovers is that they are very nice to drive or to even just sit in, and they are very capable in their tasks and very handy to use. I daresay they are the segment leaders in their respective niches. However, using one is not necessarily the same as owning one; have one under your care and bitterness will set in before too long. A Land Rover will test even the most patient individual; however patient you might be, a Land Rover’s foibles will outlast that patience until it eventually gets you on your knees, a convenient position because from there you will be able to see the oil patch underneath the car as it slowly bleeds to death.
Anonymous namespaces take the place of declaring things static. Anything you may have declared as static or const , or written as a #define can now put into an anonymous namespace and have the same effect – anything defined in inside cannot be accessed outside of the ‘.cpp’ file that the namespace is in. In the Arduino IDE, though, if you add a tab and give the new tab a name that doesn’t end in ‘.cpp’ or ‘.h’ then the file is given an extension of ‘.ino.’ When you click the ‘Verify’ button, all the ‘.ino’ files are concatenated into a single ‘.cpp’ file. This means that anything you declare as being static or const or in an anonymous namespace will be available in each ‘.ino’ file because, when they are concatenated, they all end up in the same ‘.cpp’ file. This usually isn’t a problem for small Arduino programs, but it’s good to be aware of it.