Sid Patel

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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

UBS: There's about to be 'an inflection point' in the electric car market, and these 7 stocks could win big

Tesla is often the first company that comes to mind when thinking of electric cars. But, there are a lot of other players set to profit from the growing electric car market.<p>In a note to investors, UBS breaks down the seven companies set to soar as electric cars grow in popularity. The financial …

These Are The Biggest Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make

Now is a great time to buy a used car, but getting a quality pre-owned model can be a daunting process compared to shopping for a new one. There are …

Used Cars

No, Tesla Autopilot Didn't 'Predict a Crash'

The system is damn good, but it isn't a psychic.<p>Tesla's Autopilot is a truly impressive semi-autonomous system that can essentially drive a car itself with very little human involvement. Sure, we've seen it make mistakes, but if its used correctly, Autopilot can be invaluable.<p>It is not, however, a …

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The One Document You Can't Ignore When Shopping for a Used Car

If you want to be a good used car buyer, you won't ignore The Buyers Guide.<p>People call my office daily about used car purchases gone bad. All manner of things turn out to be wrong with used cars, typically soon after they have been purchased by careless buyers. The troubling aspect of this is that …

Used Cars

4 Things Every Leader Needs To Learn

Nothing really prepares you to be a leader. In most cases, you get the opportunity to lead by being good at something else. However, while being a strong performer gives you the <i>credibility</i> to lead, it says nothing about your <i>ability</i> to lead. Leadership is a skill in its own right and, for the most …

Leadership

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

How Much Can You Trust a "Certified Pre-Owned" Car?

Take a close look at that CPO warranty. There's plenty of stuff that isn't covered.<p>One of the most common phone calls I get at my law office goes like this: "I just bought a CPO car and found out that it has all sorts of problems that should have been found in the CPO inspection. Can I return the …

Not Reading the Fine Print When You Buy a Car Could Screw You Later

Buying a car? Read every single word in that purchase agreement.<p>As an attorney specializing in Lemon Law, I read a lot of documents related to automobile purchases and repairs. Over the last couple of decades, I've watched those documents evolve. They have been continuously getting worse and worse …

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I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Do We Need Car Dealers And Used Car Salesmen In The Future?

Some reports say car dealers will cease to exist by 2025, while some believe the role is indispensable. I believe the answer to this question is “yes”, but…<p>Yes, the role of the car dealer will continue to exist, but it will be fulfilled in different ways. Customer buyer behaviour and expectations …

Hot on the Lot: Leasing a Used Car

As inventories of preowned vehicles rise, dealers look to buyers who don’t qualify<p>By<p>Gautham Nagesh and<p>Gautham Nagesh<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@gnagesh<p>gnagesh<p>Google+<p>gautham.nagesh@wsj.com<p>John D. Stoll<p>Aspiring Lexus owners may have a hard time refusing Brendan Harrington’s latest offer: Get a …

Automotive Industry

Why Would You Power A Clean Electric Car With Dirty Energy?

Buying a Tesla might lead to greener choices elsewhere.<p>NEW YORK -- It's one thing to get people to care about the price of energy. It's quite another challenge to get them to care about the source of energy and its environmental impact.<p>But buying an electric car -- presumably, in part, to reduce …

Out of the Dark: The Future of Automotive Headlights

<i>Created by</i> Car and Driver <i>for Toyota</i><p>Automotive lighting is at its most transformational stage since the U.S. government deregulated rectangular and round sealed-beam units in the mid-’80s. By 2019, two major safety-testing agencies (NHTSA and IIHS) will factor headlamp performance into their overall …

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

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Why 2016 Could Be a Great Year to Buy a Used Car

A ton of cars are coming off lease right now.<p>America’s new love affair with auto leasing offers some unexpected good news to drivers looking for used …

Used Cars

The True Cost of Owning a Car, Depending on Where You Live

Owning a car can be pretty expensive beyond the price of the vehicle itself. Taxes, title fees, gas, and other costs add up quite a bit, and those …

Personal Finance

20 Cheapskate Secrets to Buying a New Car

<i>By Jeff Yeager, Contributor</i><p>Prepare for sticker shock and new-car-loan awe. The average new car transaction price was $34,428 in December 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book. Meanwhile, the average loan amount for a new vehicle in the third quarter of 2015 was $28,936, according to Experian …

Acura's new all-wheel drive NSX takes hybrid tech to the next level

I climbed out of the all-new 2017 Acura NSX and sat next to the Thermal Club race track outside Palm Springs, California in a huff.<p>The reason for my …

The Average American Auto Payment Is ...

How much money are you paying for that new car you enjoy driving so much? The truth told, Americans have been paying more for cars in recent years than ever before. But how much is the average American auto payment?<p>According to statistics that were released by Experian Automotive, the average …

Winners and Losers in J.D. Power's 2016 Vehicle Dependability Study

It's no secret that automakers competing in the U.S., as well as globally, want to attract younger and more affluent customers. The good news for them is that technology and infotainment systems, which connect your car to your smartphone or other mobile devices, continue to attract both types of …

Hybrid and electric cars will be cheaper than standard vehicles by 2022, report says

The low price of petrol is not the biggest incentive for swapping a standard engine for an electric car.<p>But that might soon change, according to a …

Online Shopping Is Greener, But That Doesn’t Mean We’re Using Our Cars Any Less

Ordering everything on Amazon isn’t necessarily improving the air or the roads.<p>Is online shopping greener than hopping into the car and driving to the store every time we need something? The answer, according to researchers at the University of Delaware, is yes. But as you’d expect, it’s not quite …

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How To Wire A New Garage For Electric-Car Charging: What You Need To Know

One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station.<p>While plug-in hybrids …

The Stress Test

Rivalries, intrigue, and fraud in the world of stem-cell research.<p>Yoshiki Sasai was known as “the brainmaker.” One of Japan’s foremost developmental biologists, he made discoveries that illuminated the formation of the embryonic nervous system, and, using stem cells, he grew the optic cup, parts of …

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password

The FBI has shed more light on its involvement in what is shaping up to be the most controversial piece of evidence in the investigation of San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook: his iCloud account password.<p>Hours after Farook's iPhone was recovered by law enforcement, the password to his …

Samsung's new dongle gives your car an LTE connection

Samsung is getting into the connected car business, but instead of building connectivity into new cars, it's providing a way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The Samsung Connect Auto dongle plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port (most cars built in the last two …

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Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

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6 Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car

<b>By Allison Martin</b><br>Thinking about retiring your current wheels? If so, it might be wise to skip a brand-new model and instead purchase a new-to-you …