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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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              Science Says Knitting Makes Humans Warmer And Happier, Mentally

              Science Says Knitting Makes Humans Warmer And Happier, Mentally

              My mother was a great knitter and produced some wonderful garments such as Aran sweaters which were extremely fashionable when I was young. She also knitted while my father drove, which caused great amusement. I often wondered why she did that but I think I know the answer now.

              Knitting is good for your mental health, according to some research studies. The Washington Post mentions a 2013 survey of about 3,500 knitters who were asked how they felt after a knitting session. Over 80% of them said they definitely felt happier. It is not a totally female occupation as more and more men take it up to get the same benefits. Harry Styles (One Direction) enjoys knitting. So does Russell Crowe although he does it to help him with anger management!

              The Neural Knitwork Project

              In Australia, Neural Knitworks was started to encourage people to knit and also become aware of neuroscience and mental health issues. Knit-ins were organized but garments were not the only things created. The knitters produced handmade neurons (1,665 of them!) to make a giant brain. The 2015 project will make more neural knitted networks (neural knitworks) and they will be visible online. You can see some more examples of woolly neurons on the Neural Knitworks Facebook page.

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              While people knitted, crocheted and crafted yarn, they listened to experts talking about mental health issues such as addiction, dementia, depression, and how neurons work.

              The knitting and neural connection

              The human brain has about 80 billion neurons. Learning new skills, social interaction, and physical activity all help to forge neural connections which keep the brain healthy and active. They are creating networks to control movement and make memories. The knitters learn that as they create the woollen neurons, their own neurons are forming new pathways in their brains. Their creations are mimicking the processes in their brains to a certain extent. At the same time, their brains are registering new and interesting information as they learn interesting facts about the brain and how it works. I love the knitworks and networks pun. What a brilliant idea!

              More mental health benefits from knitting

              Betsan Corkhill is a physiotherapist and has published some results of completed studies on her website, appropriately named Stitchlinks. She conducted some experiments herself and found that knitting was really helpful in reducing panic and anxiety attacks.

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              “You are using up an awful lot of brain capacity to perform a coordinated series of movements. The more capacity you take up by being involved in a complex task, the less capacity you have for bad thoughts.”- Betsan Corkhill

              Knitters feel happier and in a better mood

              Ann Futterman-Collier, Well Being Lab at Northern Arizona University, is very interested in how textile therapy (sewing, knitting, weaving and lace-making) can play an important role in mood repair and in lifting depressive states.

              She researched 60 women and divided them into three different groups to do some writing, meditating and work with textiles. She monitored their heartbeat, blood pressure and saliva production. The women in the textiles group had the best results when their mood was assessed afterwards. They were in a better mood and had managed to reduce their negative thoughts better than those in the writing and meditation groups.

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              “People who were given the task to make something actually had less of an inflammatory response in the face of a ‘stressor’.” – Dr. Futterman Collier

              The dopamine effect on our happiness

              Our brains produce a chemical called dopamine. This helps us to feel happy, more motivated, and assists also with focus and concentration. We get a boost of dopamine after sex, food, exercise, sleep, and creative activities.

              There are medications to increase dopamine but there are lots of ways we can do it naturally. Textile therapy and crafting are the easiest and cheapest. We can create something and then admire it. In addition, this allows for a little bit of praise and congratulations. Although this is likely not your goal, all these can boost our dopamine and we just feel happier and more fulfilled. These are essential in facing new challenges and coping with disappointment in life.

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              “Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, knit and watch. Second, you aren’t wasting time if you get a useful or beautiful object at the end of it.” – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much.

              If you thought knitting and textiles were for old ladies, think again!

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