Nikkei Slips Ahead Of Economic Data, Shortened U.s. Trading Week – Yahoo Finance

Don’t expect a cheap Lexus any time soon – SlashGear

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Investors are likely to take profits after recent gains on the back of the Bank of Japan’s easing and China’s interest rate cut on Friday, said Masayuki Doshida, senior market analyst at Rakuten Securities. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s economic outlook report did little to help the mood, saying on Tuesday that Japan needs fiscal consolidation to reduce its debt and contain the risks of the BOJ’s easing policy. Leading exporters were flat as the yen stepped back from lows of 118.57 overnight to trade at 117.70 against the dollar by 0112 GMT. Nikon Corp lost 0.4 percent and Canon Inc was unchanged. Aluminium-related stocks jumped after the Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota Motor Corp will use the lightweight metal instead of steel in luxury-car bodies.
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Black Friday Car Deals of 2014 – Yahoo Finance

Audi, too, has waded into the field with the A3, a more affordable and slightly smaller version of the company’s A3. Both it and the CLA start out at $29,900, though can obviously be specified well in excess of that, such as the S3 sports sedan . Currently, Lexus’ most affordable sedan is the IS 250 , which starts at $36,550, while its CT Hybrid hatchback is the cheapest in the overall line-up, at $32,050. Instead of making its models cheaper, Lexus is instead targeting a younger audience.
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Ferguson protesters in Oakland block freeways, vandalize property | abc30.com

You can also choose to use the $1,000 to lower the price of the Ford you’re buying. Chevrolet Black Friday deals include offers of $1,000 cash back plus no-interest financing or up to $3,500 cash back when you bring your own financing. Some Chevy Black Friday deals also include no payments until 2015. Choosing between these deals is like choosing to eat the leftover pumpkin or pecan pie: You can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose. Honda deals are few and far between all year long, but on Black Friday, you have some options.
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Plenty of power and made for the highway; floats like a cloud. Very safe car, has a real frame, not unibody. These days all the cars are so bland in design, this car is beautiful my modern standards. Real chrome bumpers, landau top, emblems, details, luxury interior.
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1990 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews – Carsurvey.org

The group set several fires on Telegraph Avenue and damaged businesses, including a car dealership and a T- Mobile store. The protest also moved in to Emeryville, here some in the group raided the trunk of a car parked inside a garage. “This morning I had a gentleman come by and offer to help clean,” said De La Cruz. Loyal customers of Genova’s Deli are rallying around the business to try and help it recover.
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Lexus Gets Its Horse Back In The Luxury Car Race

2014 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Sedan Review by Stu Wright :: Northern Colorado Gazette

Nissan has a fairly diverse lineup that includes several car models in addition to pickup trucks and SUVs. The companys adoption of aerodynamic designs and fuel-efficient technology have all made a difference, and in coming years Nissan should be able to lower its score substantially. The popular Leaf EV that Nissan produces is already climbing the charts as a customer favorite, but still has a long way to go before it can match up with the sales of cars like the Prius. The Leaf has probably been a big factor in bolstering Nissans score, which should improve with time. Toyota Breaking into the top three is Toyota, which isnt that much of a surprise to anyone who has been following the auto industry over the past decade.
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Exotic cars go on auction at Newport Beach show More Galleries ADVERTISEMENT This 1963 Jaguar XKE roadster is one of many cars up for auction at the Russo and Steele show at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. COURTESTY OF RUSSO AND STEELE Related article Auto enthusiasts and car collectors can get a close-up look at more than 400 hot rods, custom cars and European sports vehicles at the second annual Russo and Steele show and auction today through Saturday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Featured cars include a gray 2014 Lamborghini Aventador roadster, a 1932 Ford roadster and a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS Coupe, the model featured prominently on the Magnum P.I. television show.
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Exotic cars go on auction at Newport Beach show – The Orange County Register

This 1963 Jaguar XKE roadster is one of many cars up for auction at the Russo and Steele show at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

car can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Top speed is reportedly a governor-limited 136 mph. The Lexus GS series of cars has been around since 1993, and is now in its fourth generation configuration for 2014. Lexus, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, sent as its first automobile to America the big LS series in 1989. The company currently manufactures Japans top-selling make of luxury automobiles. The GS models come in a V-6 sports sedan, a high-performance F sedan, and the hybrid (h) model that I tested. Highway manners of the GS450h are excellent, with an assist from the blind spot monitor to keep the driver out of trouble. Ride on the Dunlop 235/45R18 SP Sport S100 all-season radials (on 18, eighteen split-spoke alloys) is silent and responsive, and the driver can select from four drive modes Eco, Normal, Sport, and Sport+. In winter the driver can select snow, and there is an EV (all-electric) selection to made, too. Lots of options, and lots of performance in the Sport+ mode, especially so for a hybrid vehicle. While in Sport+, the car provides more shock damping, tighter steering, and improved throttle response. And all these handling and power characteristics are present in a car that delivered over 30 mpg for me all week. Official ratings are 29/city and 34/highway (31 overall). The M.S.R.P. of the GS450h is $59,600.00 (base), and options include a luxury package for $5,695.00, blind spot monitor for $700.00, premium Mark Levinson stereo for $1,380.00, hard-disk navigation setup for $1,735.00, power trunk for $400.00, and intuitive park assist for $500.00. Total list price with $910.00 for freight comes to $70,920.00. That luxury package includes heated and cooled, 18-way power front semi-aniline leather seats, heated bamboo and leather steering wheel, LED headlamps, and rear-door manual sunshades (an electric sunshade is present in the back window). The 330 watt stereo includes 17 speakers with 7.1 surround sound architecture. The screen for the navigation is gigantic, at 12.3, with split-screen capability, and controlling its applications is done with a mouse on the console.
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Take The Top Down With An Exotic Car Rental This Summer – Yahoo Finance

Luxury Car Buying Guide – Photos, Reviews, Pricing & Specs | Automotive.com

That’s why it’s the perfect time to pick up a luxury car rental in Los Angeles from Rex Luxury Car Rental. While the company is known for their staff’s knowledge and passion when it comes to luxury cars, their reputation as the place for a luxury car rental Los Angeles ‘ most distinguished residents trust comes largely due to their depth and breadth of choices. At Rex Luxury Car Rental, you’ll find a number of exotic car rental options and many of the most highly coveted autos are their dazzling convertibles. Vehicles like the BMW 328i or the Mercedes Benz SL550 Roadster offer every passenger the comfort and smooth driving of an elite luxury vehicle, as well as the heart-racing thrill that normally only comes from driving a perfectly calibrated sports car.
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The exotic cars of 11 World Cup soccer stars

. Although soccer athletes aren’t widely recognized like basketball or baseball stars in the United States, they are household names in the rest of the world. They’re also one of the highest paid: Cristiano Ronaldo is only second to Floyd Mayweather Jr, and the soccer superstar earned $80 million last year, $28 million of which came from endorsements. Not surprisingly, the players also flaunt some of the priciest rides. Here are eleven World Cup stars and the exotic cars they drive.
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Luxury car dealership changes hands in £3m buyout – Car Dealer Magazine

Partnered by son Chris, the former Lomond Audi owner has taken over the luxury car dealership in a buy-out worth more than of 3 million. The deal was funded by Barclays Scottish corporate banking team. Hugh McMahon has spent a lifetime in the motor trade starting out as a technician at the age of 16 before moving into sales then management. He sold the Lomond Audi business in July 2012 and has been looking for a suitable enterprise since. The Sighthill outlet is the sole authorised dealership for the luxury car brands in Scotland.
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See also Comment June 29, 2014 Luxury cars are a market that is typically not one that many people think of as being affected by natural disasters, but many automakers such as Lexus, Acura, and BMW are carefully watching their sales figures after Hurricane Sandy . A natural disaster makes it next to impossible for many dealerships to open for business, cutting into sales. Even after they open, most people in areas affected by the storm are not making shopping for a new luxury car their first priority. Within the first month after a large natural disaster, most people will be concerned with home and business repairs. Because many of them may need to qualify for loans for these repairs or use their own capital to pay for them, purchasing a luxury car will have to be put off for a while.
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How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect the Market for Luxury Cars? – Albuquerque frugal family | Examiner.com

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More on Luxury Cars About Luxury Cars While Lexus maintained this position through 2010, the automaker’s competition in the market has increased dramatically. Other Japanese automakers have introduced luxury badges, such as Hondas Acura and Nissans Infiniti. These three brands have had to compete for market share with the traditional European powers along with an ever-increasing array of other continental car producers, such as Volvo, Audi, Saab, and even previously down-market Volkswagen. Luxury Car Variations The premium compact segment includes small luxury cars, most of which have only been introduced in the last few years.
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