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Top 10 Used Cars in New York

Top 10 Used Cars in New York

Used Cars For Sale in New York

Used Cars For Sale in New York

 

Here are the top 10 searched used cars in New York Metro Area, including percentage of overall search traffic via CarGurus.

 

 

 

New York

1. BMW 9.5%

2. Toyota 7.6%

3. Honda 7.6%

4. Ford 7.4%

5. Mercedes-Benz 7.3%

6. Chevrolet 6.1%

7. Nissan 5.6%

8. Jeep 4.6%

9. Audi 4.2%

10. Dodge 3.7%

 

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The top 7 best cars in movies

Think of your favorite movies. What are some of the key elements that made those films so memorable? The characters? The story? Some of the greatest movies cemented their places in pop culture because of the cars featured in them. Let's take a glance at the seven best cars from the movies:

1. 2015 Aston Martin DB10 from "Spectre" 
Some would argue that the defining characteristics of the James Bond films are the cars, specifically the Aston Martins. Each film features a newer, sexier version than the last. As a result, the latest 007 movie left audiences in awe of the Aston Martin DB10. The sleek body and tricked-out features will leave any car enthusiast drooling.

2. 1970 Dodge Charger from "The Fast and the Furious" 
The FatF franchise is known for its crazy race scenes and modified cars. However, there is one vehicle that stands apart from the rest. Dom's classic Charger is a true thing of beauty. This car was also featured in the "Dukes of Hazzard" as the General Lee.

3. 1984 Ford Econoline from "Dumb and Dumber" 
To avoid taking ourselves too seriously, we can all admit that we loved the Mutts Cutts van from the 1994 comedy classic. It's almost impossible not to giggle every​ time the shaggy, dog-faced Econoline comes chugging onto the screen.

4. 1973 Ford Falcon from "Mad Max" 
Though the filmmakers altered the car to give it more of a wasteland appearance, the Ford Falcon still impressed audiences the moment it revved up. In fact, Popular Mechanics ranks this ride the 8th most popular car from movies.

Cars are a big part of what makes certain movies special to audiences.Cars are a big part of what makes certain movies special to audiences.

5. 2008 Audi R8 from "Iron Man" 
Any machinery that impresses Tony Stark should earn our respect. That is why when Iron Man himself rolled onto the scene in an Audi R8, we decided to take a moment to acknowledge the beauty and power behind the car. According to Auto Trader, this car is the first sports car from Audi and comes with a "420 horsepower V8 engine and Quattro all-wheel drive."

6. 1958 Plymouth Fury from "Christine" 
What would this list be if we neglected to include the iconic Christine? If any car could take Arnie from geek to cool in a few scenes, it was the Plymouth Fury. Hopefully, drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of their own don't get the same evil urges he did 

7. 1981 DeLorian from "Back to the Future" 
While this car is last on our list, it's first in many of the hearts of film lovers. John DeLorian's brainchild redefined the limits for vehicle design. Though his product was a market flop, it's still fun to watch Doc and Marty punch it to a whopping 88 MPH  to successfully travel through time. 

Cinema could be considered a moving time capsule for different generations. Looking at movies across the decades, we can see what people found most attractive and interesting about the cars of the time. To find one of the cars on our list for yourself, visit the New Jersey State Auto Auction website today.

Jersey City Used Hyundai Shoppers Should Get Ready for Luxury Options

Hyundai Genesis in Jersey City
You may not think that Hyundai and luxury go hand in hand, but with the advent of Hyundai’s Genesis brand, you may want to think again. Genesis is Hyundai’s challenge to BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes- a standalone offshoot inspired by the current Genesis and Equus models. At our used Hyundai dealer in Jersey City, we’re excited to see how these smooth operators morph into a luxury line.

Improving On Perfection

The nascent Genesis has strong roots in a brand that ensured that their shoppers’ luxury experience goes above and beyond standard-issue car shopping. As it is now, prospective buyers of the Hyundai Equus, the automaker’s most deluxe model, receive red-carpet treatment, with all the perks of luxury car ownership brought to you. These models have their own fleet of sales experts who bring the vehicle to your home for a test drive. Hyundai believes there are little things- like valet maintenance service that leaves you with a loaner while they pick up your Equus for routine care- that set luxury car ownership apart.

This is the sort of tone that Hyundai will bring to Genesis brand shops, which will be located within Hyundai dealerships for the time being. As the Genesis and Equus models get renamed to G80 and G90, we’re hoping that used Hyundai shoppers can see them on our Jersey City lot. However, these vehicles boast rich, responsive handling that are found in other popular Hyundai models, such as the Elantra or Sonata.
Hyundai Equus

Something for Everyone

No matter the luxury level, you can count on your Hyundai to deliver reliability that’s second to none. The lineup has something for everyone, with esteemed versatility as a trademark for every model. For customers looking for a vehicle that make every trip enjoyable- from a quick errand to a long road trip- considering a Hyundai is a great idea.

If you’re on the hunt for a new-to-you car, consider a Hyundai- or any of the other high-quality, meticulously inspected vehicles at our used car dealership! Contact us today and our sales experts will help you find what you need.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class – Tech Features

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Just like any other Mercedes vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class models are also technologically advanced. Mercedes equips the cars with the best features to assist their customers and make their drive more convenient.

The standard tech features in the premium 1 package across all three models of SLK-Class include a 5.8-inch color in-dash display. SLK350 and AMG SLK55 also have 5.8inch color screens. Hands-free Bluetooth interface and Bluetooth audio streaming are also included in the standard. Prewiring for Becker MAP PILOT navigation system and Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system are standard for SLK350 and AMG SLK55; but these two are an option for SLK300. SiriusXM radio with 6-month all access trial is standard on AMG SLK55 but in the Premium 2 package for other two models.

TuneIn radio, voice control with learning feature, no-charge navigation map updates for 3 years are all a part of premium 2 package across all three models. COMAND navigation, SiriusXM traffic and weather with 5 years of service and in-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader are a part of premium 2 package.

Apart from these features, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class cars also have three different Mbrace telecommunications service optional packages. All three packages have different tech features for the convenience of the customers. Some of the features include Mercedes Concierge, point of interest destination download, and turn-by-turn route assistance. It also includes location-based traffic and weather updates.

Another mbrace optional package includes roadside assistance, vehicle finder, speed alert, remote start, door lock/unlock, diagnostics features. Crisis assist, automatic alarm and collision notification emergency call, driving journal are also optional features in mbrace packages.

To get more information about the features of used Mercedes-Benz vehicles, please visit New Jersey State Auto Auction, New Jersey.

 

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class – Safety Features

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is available in three trim levels: SLK300, SLK350, and AMG SLK55. The Standard package includes almost similar features for all the trims. One of them is attention assist that alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings if signs of drowsiness are detected. There is an 8-way airbag protection, electronic stability program, brake assist and antilock braking system. It also has an electronic parking brake, adaptive braking technology, and dual roll bars.

The standard package also includes Mercedes’ mbrace technology that has on-demand roadside assistance, automatic crash alert, and speed monitoring. It also includes teen driver geo-fencing and remote door unlocking. The standard feature also has rain-sensing windshield wipers.

The Mercedes also has night security illumination and illuminated entry system for dark areas at night time. Advanced tire-pressure monitoring and antitheft alarm system with remote panic features are also a part of the standard package in all trims. NECK-PRO head restraint is another great feature in the standard package.

SLK350 and AMG SLK55 have infrared-remote hardtop operation in their standard package but SLK300 has it in Premium 2 package. Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and adaptive highbeam assist are in the Premium 2 package for SLK300 and SLK350. But these two features are standard in AMG SLK55. Blind spot assist is a feature in Premium 2 package for all three trims. The Premium 3 package for all three trims includes Lane Keeping Assist, PARKTRONIC with advanced parking guidance and Distronic plus.

Edmunds brake testing showed that the SLK350 stopped from a speed of 60 mph in 113 feet. SLK300 is also expected to stop in a comparable distance.

To get more information regarding a used Mercedes-Benz vehicle, please visit New Jersey State Auto Auction, New Jersey.

 

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class – Performance

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has three models with powerful engines and transmissions.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It produces a torque of 273 lb-ft. and a power of 241 HP. It has a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drive. Its expected acceleration time from zero to 60 mph is 5.8 seconds. The fuel economy for city driving is 25 mpg and on the highway is 32 mpg.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It produces a torque of 273 lb-ft. and a power of 302 HP @ 6,500 rpm. It has a standard seven-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drive. The expected acceleration time from zero to 60 mph is 5.4 seconds. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the city is 21 mpg and for highway it is 29 mpg.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLK55 is a car with a 5.5-liter handcrafted AMG V8 engine. The car produces a torque of 398 lb-ft. and power of 416 HP. It is a rear wheel drive and a standard AMG-tuned seven-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles. The estimation by Mercedes of this car going from zero to 60 mph is 4.5 seconds. Even though it has great power, the fuel economy of this car is not that bad. The city fuel economy is 19 mpg and the highway fuel economy is 28 mpg. The car has an optional AMG handling package with limited-slip differential feature and AMG performance suspension feature. It has a standard torque vectoring brake technology. It provides additional precision and control in turns via a targeted rear-wheel braking.

To book a test drive of a used Mercedes-Benz vehicle, please contact New Jersey State Auto Auction, New Jersey.

 

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The Highlander Will Never Fail You

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Durability in a vehicle is always of top importance. Who wants to suffer a breakdown in the middle of nowhere? The Toyota Highlander is spacious, seats up to eight midsized people and implements state-of-the art technology. Three different engines with front or all-wheel drive, 185 horsepower and 184 ft of torque, makes this an ideal choice. If you want maximum mileage, go for the Highlander Hybrid with 280 horsepower of electric motors mounted in the front and back. At the New Jersey State Auto Auction, you have a host of models to choose.

The Highlander is available in Limited trim, LE, LE Plus and XLE. The LE models have a 2.7-liter cylinder. The rest of the models have a V6 3.5 liter model. The standard features differ from the LE that includes basic air conditioning, USB outputs, Bluetooth, touch screen, stereo speakers with CD/AM/FM. The LE Plus has additional features like a power lift gate, radio powered to HD, power adjustable driver’s seating. The Limited model offers a high-end pre-collision system, radar cruise control, stolen vehicle finder, automatic high beam alerts, among others.

The Highlander delivers on its promise – it never fails. Every single model is fitted with airbags along with a knee airbag for the driver. The tire pressure monitoring system and the stability control system ensures that passengers are always safe. The Limited range also has an additional feature that provides the driver with a traffic alert. You are in safe hands with all the features – automatic collision notification, pre collision system of warning and any emergency assistance. In a nutshell, the vehicle never fails, period.

 

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The Toyota Celica GT Was a Gem; Learn More about This Instant Classic

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Only a handful of cars could possibly stake claim to a 35-year long unbroken history of being released annually. However, the Toyota Celica is one car that survived to tell the tale. In its long and glorious history, the car went through a significant number of changes in terms of its powertrains, buyer profiles and competitors. Notwithstanding, it never forgot its identity of being the company’s beginning-level sport coupe.

Having arrived in the US in the year 1971, a year known for political upheavals, the oldest Celica became renowned for its rear-wheel drive – a trend that has been able to stay for three generations. A significant change arrived when front-wheel drive was adopted for the fourth-generation Celica during the eighties of the last century. The Japanese automobile manufacturer made the vehicle a bigger attraction when it was converted into coupe, hatchback and convertible versions during the nineties of the last century.

In the face of complaints by car enthusiasts on the new Celicas not being very sporty, the company came up with an alternative version. This recent version of the Celica was both sporty and comfortable. People who are interested in sporty convertibles and coupes might certainly take a good look at Toyota Celica. However, it is important to note that he car’s qualities do differ with the time period.

For an affordable and fun sports car, look into a used Toyota Celica. Contact the New Jersey State Auto Auction store to look further into one of these great vehicles and their availability.

 

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Lincoln shows off impressive new concept car at NY Auto Show

Attendees of the 2016 New York International Auto Show were treated to a first look at Lincoln's new Navigator concept car. The unusual model probably had onlookers half-expecting the vehicle to set sails or take flight – anything but simply drive down the street.

According to Yahoo! Finance, the statement-making Lincoln Navigator concept took its inspiration from yachting. The model boasts large, graceful gullwing doors that sweep out from either side of the vehicle and a classy retro interior that features seaworthy teak detailing.

The reveal of the impressive vehicle follows a years-long effort by the Lincoln brand to revive its image and boost sales. The brand, owned by Ford, believes the new design, is just what consumers need – even if it is a little over-the-top.

"Gullwing doors are not at the top of [consumers] needs right now," said president of the Lincoln brand Kumar Galhotra in an interview with USA Today. "There are two reasons that we did this. One is that it's a concept. Concept (vehicles) offer great ways to explore ideas. The second is that the interior of the vehicle is very important … and this is a great way to showcase that interior."

Rehabbing the brand
The past several years have not been easy for Lincoln. According to Yahoo! Finance, the brand sold a miniscule 80,000 vehicles in 2014 – compared to around 250,000 a year in the early 1990s. Its most famous offering, the Lincoln Continental, had since retired, and its last remaining major player, the Lincoln Navigator, was a clunky SUV that cost a small fortune just to fill up, explained the source.

Ford was considering shuttering Lincoln's doors forever, but Mark Fields, who would later become Ford's CEO, talked the then-CEO out of it, feeling a renewed sense of hope in the brand's future.

Key to the brand's future were two things: a commitment to "quiet luxury" as the Lincoln mantra and Matthew McConaughey.

You've seen the commercials: A suave McConaughey drives a Lincoln around while muttering weird things. Sometimes he's en route to a fancy dinner party, sometimes he's randomly in the desert facing down a bull. No matter the setting, you can be sure he's going to say some strange stuff like:

"Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward." Or: "That's a big bull." Or even: "I just liked it."

What are you trying to say, Matthew?! The ads are odd and unconventional, that's for sure. But they certainly worked, despite of – or perhaps because of – their weirdness. After the premier of the ads, Lincoln had its strongest October sales since 2007, with sales up 25 percent, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A wave of parodies followed suit, the most famous of which were a series of SNL skits starring Jim Carrey. According to THR, the skits led to a more than 100 percent increase in Lincoln brand visibility on social media. 

Quiet luxury soars
The many, many parodies of the McConaughey ads aside, Lincoln's new image took flight. With lots of luxury vehicles on the market that emphasized engine power and other hard performance specs, Lincoln leadership wanted to appeal to wealthy consumers that didn't care for hefty horsepower or turbo-charged stats, explained Yahoo! Finance. "Quiet luxury" was what Lincoln wanted to represent, and it seems to be working.

"We made a very big commitment to Lincoln about three years ago, saying we want to turn Lincoln into a world-class luxury brand with a client experience to match," said current Ford CEO Mark in an interview with Business Insider, as reported by Yahoo! Finance. "And we've had a lot of success implementing that strategy. We grew our sales and our market share two years in a row. In the first couple of months of this year our sales are up 19%."

And the gullwing-boasting Lincoln Navigator is all about taking that quiet luxury to new heights. According to USA Today, the production version of the vehicle is slated to go on sale in 2017, which is exactly 20 years after the original Navigator was introduced to the world.

But you don't need to be a millionaire – or Matthew McConaughey – to drive a Lincoln. Head to NJ State Auto today to find a Lincoln that suits your wallet, and your needs.