Friday, May 24, 2013
Convertibles offer open-air experience for those sunny summer days.
With the start of summer kicked off by Memorial Day weekend, it's time to break out the flip-flops, slap on some sunblock and light up the grill. It's also time to roll down the car windows, or, better yet, take the top down altogether. From luxury convertibles to speedy sports cars, several local dealerships are selling the perfect summer vehicle, depending how much wind you want in your face while you drive. Here are a few options to help you tan while you make your way to the beach: 1. 2012 Lexus IS 250C—New—$50,327 From Cars.com: This two-door luxury convertible features an anti-theft alarm system and AM/FM radio. Additionally, it features an audio system memory card slot, audio controls on the steering wheel and six-speed automatic …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Picture yourself behind the wheel of one of these five upper-class conveyances.
Every now and again, 5 Cars likes to delve within the realm of imagination, and this week is one of those times. Fresh off of Mother's Day, we're thinking about being pampered and picturing ourselves in a sleek ride. For this installment, we're featuring five previously owned low-mile luxury cars now available for sale in Morris County, in order to offer two things: For normal-folks readers it's a great exercise for the mind, and for certain readers with the inclination and the means, these mindblowing vehicles could really end up their property. Who knows, one day that person might be you or me. Listings and photos come from the individual sellers, Cars.com and AOL Autos. 1. 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed - Used - $151,009 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
With Mom's big day this weekend, we look at family-style sedans and minivans for sale in Morris County.
Mother's Day is Sunday, and so our thoughts are filled with maternal memories. Moms do it all—bringing home the bacon, frying it in the proverbial pan, cleaning the house, schlepping the kids. She deserves a nice ride, don't you think? Now, many of us can't afford to get our female parent an elegant and reliable sedan or SUV that boasts subtle style yet holds her offspring and their equally rambunctious friends and their scads of junk, but it's nice to ponder. And for those who can produce the necessary scratch, think about what memorable Mama has done for you and check out these babies. This week's installment of 5 Cars is devoted to cars we imagine our own wonderful mother would love. We're not mentioning this to her, however, because we…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
These cars will help you carry items for your next project.
The weather is finally getting warmer, the sun is shining, spring is here—and that means it's time for spring projects. But as you're heading to Home Depot, Cerbo's Parsippany Greenhouses and Garden Center or Cerbo Hardware and Lumber, you're going to need a vehicle with room to carry all those materials home with you. So instead of assuming you're OK with carrying those wood planks on your lap, we've got five vehicles with plenty of room to carry those project materials for your next great work on the house. Listings and photos from Cars.com and AOL Autos. 1. 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT — New — $53,315 From Cars.com: This diesel-powered cab car pickup may weigh 9,500 pounds on its own, but it also has an overall length of 225 inches…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Some folks prefer cars from outside the U.S.
"It isn't unpatriotic to want a foreign car," said our friend David. "It's an affirmation of competition, the basis of the free enterprise system." That's David's story and he's sticking to it. And from a purely economic point of view, he is correct. Capitalism doesn't take geography into consideration; it's all about what the buyer prioritizes as most important. The best product, in his or her opinion, gets the sale. Nothing wrong with that if one isn't particularly jingoistic. And David is far from alone. While many drivers in this country are all about buying "American" as a show of patriotic pride, an act of loyalty to the construct or out of a belief that U.S.-made cars are the best available, a lot of others prefer cars from …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The town has lots of small businesses, but we want to know what you think it's missing.
Two new businesses opened in Morristown this past week, Billiard Family ClubGrassroots Natural Market Morristown seems to have it all when it comes to local business. But there are a few kinds of businesses this town does not seem to have and so we figured we'd ask you what you think Morristown needs the most, especially since there will be several public input sessions this upcoming week for Morristown's Master Plan. Whether it's a chain restaurant, beauty boutique or another pizza place, we want to hear what you have to say. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
Friday, April 19, 2013
For many, the best part of spring and summer is riding in a convertible with the top down.
Is there anything better than driving along the highways and byways on a gorgeous, warm day with the car's top down and your hair flying in the breeze—or, if you are follicle-challenged, with the wind caressing your scalp as you motor? We think not. Convertibles come in a variety of forms, from compact sports roadsters to large four- and five-seat cabriolets. According to Convertible Car Magazine, the industry is expected to make a big resurgence in 2013. With an improving economy, it appears car makers are showing confidence by presenting a host of new cars. So we figure this is a great time to look at what's available in Morris County in the way of new (and one used) stylish, breezy rides. Listings and photos come from Cars.com, …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
If you prefer diesel-powered cars, this is the 5 Cars for you.
"When you grow up you'll play with diesel instead of gas!" That's a phrase I have seen tossed around a lot on online car discussion boards. It appears those who drive diesel-fueled vehicles are sold on the concept. Going diesel has pros and cons for drivers: In the negative column, diesel fuel is more expensive than conventional gasoline. On the whole, it has less horsepower, meaning that diesel cars aren't quite as speedy in the top end. Cars that use diesel fuel often are noisier than those running regular petrol, though that is improving as modern diesel engines are becoming more refined and quiet. And the fourth con is all about logistics: Diesel simply isn't as available as regular gas. But there are advantages to diesel fuel: A …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Environmentally responsible vehicles available in Morris County.
This week's 5 Cars is all about making your ride planet-friendly. Perhaps you are in the market for a new or used vehicle that can save you money at the pump. And perhaps you also have a commitment to doing as little damage to the environment as possible. One suggestion: Get a hybrid vehicle. With a combination of a traditional gas engine and an electric motor, the cars, while often pricey, can save you money on gas in the long run. They also are better for the planet in the sense that they can increase gas mileage and offer reduced emissions going into the air. Here are a number of diverse hybrid options—hopefully one will be perfect for you and the planet. Listings and photos come from Cars.com, Craigslist and AOL Autos. 1. 2013 Toyota …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Expand your presence online and ind new ways to reach new customers!
Sunday, March 24
Do you want to enhance your presence online this year and reach new customers for your local business? Well, Patch is here to help—and we can offer you a few perks for taking the time to connect with your community online. Every local business has a space on Patch. We've already done the legwork to create it for you. If you haven't seen it, we'd be happy to show it to you. If you claim it, you have more control over how your business is presented online. Do you have a Facebook page, a Twitter account or a Foursquare mayorship? If not, we can show you how to create them. If you do, we can link to them through your business listing. Your listing gives your business a voice on Patch. And, if you're an active user, your friends, neighbors and …