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6 Most Affordable Luxury Cars of 2016

6 Most Affordable Luxury Cars of 2016

Are you looking for the most affordable luxury cars for 2016? No worries! Here, in this article, I’m going to enlist the Editor’s Choice badge, so you will know that I reflect on the best, yet affordable luxury cars of this year. No matter you want to buy the best entry, mid or full-size luxury car, we have got you covered.

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    1. BMW 3-Series

    There was a time when BMW 3-series were believed to be a standard for all sports sedans. However, in today’s generation, non-negotiated tactility has been softened to some extent.

    Despite the fact that, the showrooms are still swamped with choices, such as the BMW 3-series which provide five different engine options including plug-in hybrid or turbodiesel, a 6-speed manual or 2-speed automatic transmission with both rear or all wheel drive options. It is available in 3 body styles, which is a wagon, sedan or a five-door Gran Turismo back door.

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      2. Cadillac ATS

      Though they lack the pedigree of European competitors, the Cadillac ATS makes up for this with its quirky styling and performance features.

      It has a 202 horsepower, 2.5 litres 4, 8 speed automatic or rear drive as standard, 272 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo 4 and 335 horsepower 3.6 litre V6 with all wheel drive. It also features a hovering chassis and a heavy steering, which makes the Cadillac a frivolous cohort.

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        3. Audi A6

        If you’re a discerning driver, the Audi A6 is undoubtedly a well-tailored option. It features a base Powertrain of 252 horsepower 2.0-litre turbo 4, 7-speed automatic with front drive and 8-speed automatic with all-wheel drive, which is an option.

        It also has a supercharged V6 3.0 litre, all wheel drive option. On the other hand, 7-inch infotainment system, which comes as standard. Other optional tech features include; Night vision, Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Auto emergency brake system and adaptive cruise control.

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          4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

          Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the best luxury cars, which caters to those who would want to drift along in the lap of sumptuousness. It has extremely comfortable and quiet cabin, featuring a 12.4-inch infotainment screen with both Android Auto and Apple Car Play options. It has a 241 horsepower 2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder that provides sufficient power together with the 9-speed automatic with both rear and all wheel drive.

          The safety technology includes the auto emergency brake system and a lane-keeping assist along with an optional feature of semi-autonomous drive mode. Mercedes parts are easily available.

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            5. Audi A3

            Now Comes the Audi A3; which bundles up everything we all would love to see in this super luxury car. Overall, it’s an excellent package to handle with. It offers a precise steering, compose ride, with superb fit and finish. Audi A3 is available in 4 door sedan and two door soft top convertible models. A 220 horsepower, 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-speed auto drive with both front or all wheel drive. A 10 speaker audio and a backup camera come as standard. Other optional features include; an infotainment system with Apple Car Play, adaptive cruise control and Android auto.

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              6. Land Rover Freelander

              Land Rover — it’s the British car brand with its headquarters in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. It is owned by the Tata Motors (an Indian company), making part of their Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group. The second generation Land Rover Freelander was first sold in the U.S. in 2007 as the LR2.

              The next version launched in 2008 is LR2 HSE with 19-inch wheels and side trim. It features a 3.2 litre inline 6-cylinder engine, which produces 230 horsepower as standard, along with all-wheel drive and 6-speed auto transmission. Other features include touch navigation screen options and an Alpine-440 watt 14 speaker, adaptive front-lighting, bi-xenon headlights as well as the exterior mirror and puddle lamps.

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              How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

              How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

              You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

              We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

              The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

              Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

              1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

              Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

              For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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              • (1) Research
              • (2) Deciding the topic
              • (3) Creating the outline
              • (4) Drafting the content
              • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
              • (6) Revision
              • (7) etc.

              Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

              2. Change Your Environment

              Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

              One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

              3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

              Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

              Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

              My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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              Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

              4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

              If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

              Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

              I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

              5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

              I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

              Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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              As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

              6. Get a Buddy

              Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

              I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

              7. Tell Others About Your Goals

              This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

              For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

              8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

              What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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              9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

              If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

              Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

              10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

              Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

              Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

              11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

              At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

              Reality check:

              I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

              Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

              More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

              Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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