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4 Reasons a Used Car is Perfect for 2017

Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

For many, the thought of buying a used car doesn’t cross their mind. They have visions of used car lots offering lemons or Grandpa Bob’s old Plymouth that won’t make it through the year. They believe in the myth that used cars are not as good as new ones. In reality, used cars have a lot to offer drivers—and there are some incredible deals and vehicles available to buyers. Those who have  discovered the perks of buying used tend to stick with the habit, and they don’t miss that new car smell. Before you start looking at cars, used or new, here are four reasons a used car is perfect in 2017

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Tags: Used Car

Start Your New Year Right with 10K in Your Pocket

Posted on Mon, Jan 09, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

At Shabana, we're always feeling generous.

That's why we're giving away $10,000 to get the New Year started off right! 

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Tags: Sweepstakes

Celebrity Rides: Johnny Manziel

Posted on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

It’s no secret that Johnny Manziel is the bad boy of the NFL. Whenever his name pops up in media outlets, people wait to see what he’s done now. From drunken displays of aggression to nonstop trouble in his NFL career, this 24-year-old former Heisman award winner from Tyler, Texas has become the poster child of outlandish behavior. That said, there are some other facets to Manziel’s personality. This one-time golden boy does have some redeeming qualities—and one of them is his choice in cars.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Fixing Your Credit in 2017

Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

It’s easy to destroy your credit in today’s world. With all of the loans and cards available, it can be overly tempting to spend money you don’t have. While building credit is essential to make big purchases, taking on too much debt can quickly get you in over your head. If 2016 has been spent dealing with the consequences of bad credit, make 2017 your year to get things back on track.

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Tags: Credit

What is the Texas Aircheck Program?

Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

There’s a program in Texas causing a buzz in the auto world. The program, AirCheckTexas, was designed to help those who have limited funds to repair or replace their vehicle so it complies with current emission standards. The AirCheckTexas program has certain eligibility requirements, and if you’re looking to replace an older vehicle, you must use a participating dealer. For those interested in having an older vehicle repaired or replaced, read on to find out more about who qualifies and how AirCheckTexas works.

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Tags: Car Purchase

4 Holiday Events You Have to Check Out in Houston

Posted on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The holidays are here, and amidst the chaos, overspending and stress of extended family functions, it’s nice to get out and enjoy a few wonderful events that lighten the mood. Houston is a city that embraces the season, and makes sure that families and friends have plenty to do. If you’re looking for some must-see holiday experiences, here are four in Houston and beyond to make your December a little merrier and brighter.

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Tags: Around Houston

Celebrity Rides: Carmelo Anthony

Posted on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

On the court, New York Knick’s Carmelo Anthony wows with masterful skill and prodigious scoring abilities. Over the years, Anthony has been the source of a few controversies, but has also done a lot of charity work, and has made appearances in music videos and TV shows. Off the court, he’s earned a solid reputation as a master car collector as well.

Anthony is like many collectors. His garage is ever-changing and it’s hard to know what’s in there at any given time. That said, he’s sold some rides off for charity, kept some, and swapped others out for something more intriguing. Here’s a list of some of the sweetest whips Anthony has had at one time or another.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Budgeting Apps to Help You Prepare for Your Used Car Purchase

Posted on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Buying a car is a thrilling thought, but there is a large financial responsibility that goes along with it. It’s easy to solely look at the cost of the vehicle, but the truth is, you’re committing to a number of monthly expenses. A vehicle purchase can be more than just getting a convenient mode of transportation; it can be a credit building opportunity that gives you a fresh chance to create and adhere to a budget. One of the best ways you can prepare for the fiscal responsibility is to start the budget before you purchase your used vehicle, and use the money you set aside during the "practice" phase for both an emergency fund and a down payment.

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Tags: Credit

CJ Pony Parts Brings a Street-and-Track Mustang to SEMA

Posted on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

When you name your company after the most recognizable car in the history of American motoring, people make certain assumptions about what you’ll bring to the car show. The team at CJ Pony Parts has delivered custom builds for the past three years to the tuner epicenter that is SEMA, but for their third installment, they’ve finally had the chance to customize a brand-new, showroom stock example of the car for which they’re named.

Based on a 2017 Mustang EcoBoost, this custom pony is a testament to the potential anyone can unlock from Ford’s attainable and fuel-efficient turbocharged take on the Mustang. Rather than employing pros-only techniques like those used for their 2014 50/30 resto-mod Mustang, the 2016 car showcases just how sweet a ride can be had by making use of offerings available right from the CJ Pony Parts catalog.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Can I Get a Car if I File for Bankruptcy?

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Bankruptcy is a difficult decision for many people, and often brings up questions. People wonder; how will bankruptcy affect me in the long run, will I be able to buy the things I need, or what if I can’t get the essentials, like a car? Bankruptcy will affect you, but also know that there are lenders willing to take a chance on those who are working to reclaim their financial health. One of the most important elements for having that health is a car—it is the tool that allows people to look for and keep employment. Here is what you need to know about bankruptcy and purchasing a car.

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Tags: Car Financing