The MINI cars on our lot are amazingly fun to drive, so it’s only natural that MINI owners would want to film their rides as they embark on them. With responsive acceleration, MINI’s sporty look and the legendary go kart-like handling, a Cooper Convertible or MINI Cooper Paceman zipping around streets makes the perfect subject of a fun video. The designers at MINI agree, and they’re about to make videotaping your MINI experience a whole lot easier.
Thanks to a new partnership with GoPro, you can pair your MINI’s infotainment system with a GoPro camera in order to control the camera with the same buttons you’d use to get directions or listen to music. You can even use the car’s display to see the camera’s field of view (only while the car is stationary – eyes on the road when driving!). All you need is an iPhone that can connect to your GoPro wirelessly with the GoPro app.
You don’t even need to wait to get a new MINI vehicle to take advantage of this feature. In fact, the new application for the iPhone is now available and works on all model year 2012 or newer MINI vehicles with the MINI Connected option. And it’s being rolled out on BMW vehicles, too, in case you’ve picked up a car from our neighbors at BMW of Peabody.
The new feature marks the first time that a car’s operating system can be used to control a GoPro camera, and it’s yet another example of MINI innovations that make driving fun. Stop by our dealership in Peabody for more information, or to test-drive one of the new GoPro-compatible MINI vehicles!
We here at Lyon-Waugh say that the Audi and Jaguar vehicles on our lots are of the highest quality, but we know that’s a claim that anyone can make. So how do you determine which car is actually the most satisfying for drivers? You ask the drivers, of course. That’s what Strategic Vision did in its 2014 Total Quality Index study, and the results were clear: Audi and Jaguar win.
Strategic Vision ranked Audi as the Best Luxury Brands of 2014 in Total Quality for the third straight year, and this time Jaguar joined Audi at the top of the list. Three Audi vehicles led their segment in Total Quality as well, with the Audi A5 Coupe, Q5 and Q7 all earning honors. Those three models combined to give Audi more vehicles on the list than any other luxury brand. Jaguar received honors thanks to strong performances by its XF and classic F-Type models.
“Audi is proud to be named the Best Luxury Brand in the Total Quality Awards for the third year in a row,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America. “Audi is dedicated to providing the best ownership experience for our drivers and we’re thrilled to once again be honored.”
The process behind the Strategic Vision study was simple. Researchers asked drivers to rate their vehicles in 155 aspects of quality, such as reliability and specific problems, but also emotional factors such as driving excitement. With so many reasons to love or dislike a vehicle, from the rear visibility to the sound the brakes make, a comprehensive study is necessary to determine the true quality of a vehicle. That’s where we think Audi and Jaguar vehicles truly shine. With every car our engineers design, they pay attention to every single detail to make sure that the driver experience is absolutely perfect for the entire lifetime of the car.
Hearing about the quality of these vehicles is nothing like experiencing it in person, and that’s why we’d love you to come in for a test-drive at our Nashua, NH Audi dealership. Or try out a brand new Jaguar at our Jaguar dealership in Peabody, MA!
When you’re looking to purchase a luxury car, one of the factors you should always consider is whether the car is going to stay valuable over time. This is especially true of luxury vehicles, which are elegant, luxurious and keep you safe, yet can require a substantial investment up-front. Is your investment going to last a long time, and when you do decide to upgrade, will you be able to receive fair value when you trade in your ride?
We’ve always known that long-term value is important to our drivers, and that’s why we’re proud to tell you that for the third straight year, Acura has topped the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value list for luxury cars! Acura and Porsche each had three cars top the lists for their segments, more than any other luxury brand.
Here are the categories that some of our favorite Acura and Porsche models took home gold in:
Luxury Compact Sedan: Acura ILX
Luxury Midsize Sedan: Acura TSX
Luxury Wagon: Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Luxury Compact Coupe: Porsche 911
Luxury Compact Convertible: Porsche 911 Convertible
Luxury Large Sedan: Porsche Panamera
We were excited to hear this news, but to be honest, we didn’t need the Edmunds.com awards to tell us what we already knew: no matter what segment you’re looking in or what your needs are, you can’t go wrong with one of the awesome Acura or Porsche vehicles on our lots. When you buy a new Porsche or Acura from one of our dealerships, you’ll be quite pleased by its ability to keep running strong long after its competitors have been taken off the road. Come test-drive a new Acura in Peabody or Porsche in Nashua, NH, today!