Fuel Economy and Tax Benefits at Easterns

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Last week we took a look at what consumerreport.com said were some of the Best Cars in 2009. As great as that is Best Cars don't mean fuel efficient cars. In a year that fuel costs rose to over $4 per gallon, I feel like fuel economy is the most important thing to look at when buying a car. There is a great site out there for all your fuel economy tips. It covers benefits from: driving sensibly, observing the speed limit, using your cruise control, removing excess weight, etc., etc. What about the people who don't want to change their habits? The people who just want to buy a car that does it for them? Because you can "save $200-$1,500 in fuel costs each year by choosing the most efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Fuel-efficient models come in all shapes and sizes, so you don't have to sacrifice utility or size."

If your asking what kind of cars I'm talking about, here's your list.

Great! Everyone can save from choosing the right car and following some simple tips. But there are plenty of people out there who don't feel like they can afford a new vehicle right now. If you are one of them, you need to head into Eastern Motors. Because this year Easterns is offering a Tax Stimulus Package.
Announcing the Easterns Stimulus Package, put wheels on your tax dollars today. Bring your tax refund check from Jackson Hewitt or any other tax provider to any Easterns location and Easterns will pay for your tax preparation fee plus will apply 110% of your refund towards the car of your choice with no payments for 45 days.

That’s right the Easterns Stimulus Package will bail you out of your tax preparation fees and apply 110% of your refund towards any of our 2200 new or used vehicles in stock with no payments for 45 days.

Hurry offer ends April 15, 2009 call now.

The Best Cars of 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

The auto industry has obviously been hit hard in the recent months. With a new man in charge maybe some of that will change. As it currently stands however, things suck. So to try and shed a brighter light on the auto industry, we will take a look at the top cars in 2009 from consumerreports.org. Best in class: Family-friendly vehicles. If you have a family and need a car I took a look at the Honda Accord and the Subaru Forester for a number of reasons. Check 'em out.

My first year of college I drove around a VW Jetta. After school was done I moved to Virginia to do summer sales and drove that thing all the way across country. Everything was going great. I loved that car. It got great gas mileage, it had no problems internally, and although it was as coupe, I fit in it quite comfortably. This was great until one day I got T-Boned by a Ford F150 doing 45 in a 25 and totaled the Black Beauty. After that I bought my first foreign car. It was an '02 Honda Accord. It was a great car for me then and still seems to be as it is #1 in the FAMILY SEDAN category. If you're thinking about buying a car and want something reliable, efficient, and fits your small family this is definitely the way to go. The 4 cylinder gets about 23 mpg compared to the V6 that gets about 21. This car will definitely hold its value down the road.

Growing up in Utah I saw tons of young families with at least 3 children. With that said, I also saw tons of Minivans and Foresters. Since the minivan really isn't my style I am highlighting the Forester. According to consumer reports:
The Forester has always been a sensible, practical, and affordable vehicle, and the redesigned 2009 model is even better. It also has a roomier rear seat, standard curtain air bags and electronic stability control, and improved interior quality. The base engine is an adequate 2.5-liter four-cylinder, delivering 22 mpg with an automatic and 24 mpg with a notchy manual transmission.
So if you've got some littles running around your house and need a good affordable SUV, this one is #1. Especially since it ranks #1 in fuel efficiency for SMALL SUV'S as well.

Tomorrow we will take a look at fuel efficiency. And if you are thinking about getting a car make sure to head to Eastern Motors. You can find a location at www.easterns.com Read more...

One Score Away

Friday, January 2, 2009

Eastern Motors story of the fall, at least here, was the campaign to give away a Redskins Super Ride if all of their players scored. Considering the Redskins offense ranked 28 in PPG with 16.8, the chance of 4 different players scoring were very slim. Throw in that Jason Campbell's touchdown had to be done on the ground and odds go down even more. Given all of this, last Sunday vs. the 49'ers, the Skins came one player shy of making this dream giveaway happen. JC, CP, ARE all scored and Chris, well he got as close as the 5 yard line but couldn't make it happen. Here's to hoping that Easterns will continue the deal next year when the Skins have the offense down a little better.  Read more...