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Affordable Used Coupes - Live Life in the Fast Lane

Having fun on the road doesn’t have to come expensive. Of course, there are those supercars that can cost *gasp* over a million dollars, but we’re not going to mention those. After all, if you’re in the market for that, you probably got linked here by accident, anyway. On the other hand, if you’re like the rest of us, you’d like to know about used sport coupes that we can actually afford, such as these three beauties picked from our stock, the Mazda RX-8, Nissan Fairlady Z, and the Toyota Celica.

Mazda RX-8

Everyone knows that all Mazda cars place a special emphasis on their fun-to-drive aspect. Even the mundane Mazda 626 was more sporting than a comparable Toyota Camry, for example. On the top of the Mazda fun-to-drive heap, however, has to be the Mazda RX-8, a long-running and sadly discontinued performance coupe that Mazda produced between 2004 and 2011. The visual appeal is all there, and the RX-8 is a great performer, the lightweight rotary engine properly placed for a 50/50 weight distribution. You’ll have to rev the Wankel Rotary Engine higher than any other car to generate power, but once the RX-8’s on a roll, it’s a joy to throw through corners and delivers an overall rewarding experience.

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BE FORWARD Exhibits at the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair

Every year on SabaSaba Day, which means ‘7/7’ day, also the day of its celebration, the Board of External Trade holds the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair.

The trade fair was organized to establish global business partnerships through exhibitions, enabling exporters and importers to effectively participate in the global market place.

This year Be Forward participated in the trade fair for the first time. We had two booths set up around the pavilion, those who visited our booths could learn more about our company and meet our Tanzania office team. We had lots of BE FORWARD goods like T-shirts, caps, and bags that people could go home with as well.

More than 7,000 people visited our booths during the exhibition. We were pleased to meet so many lovely people who came out and even had a surprise visit to our booth from several VIPs, such as the Tanzanian President Kikwete, Mrs. Jacqueline Mneney Maleko, director general of the Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), and Prince and Princess Akishinonomiya of the royal family of Japan.

Just last year, BE FORWARD celebrated our one year anniversary of the Tanzania local office. We look forward to many more years in Tanzania and are happy to continue building a great relationship with Tanzanians.

Have a look at some of the excitement from SabaSaba!

BE FORWARD Tanzania

BE FORWARD Tanzania

BE FORWARD Tanzania

BE FORWARD Tanzania

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3D Printing: The Future of Automobile Manufacturing and Repair

While consumer 3D printing is a recent innovation, the idea goes back at least thirty years; and it’s quite possible that their introduction into mainstream society will revolutionize a variety of fields, including the automotive industry.

Building Your Dream Car

Let’s start big and imagine you wanted a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II. Considering that the last time one went on the auction block, selling for $632,500, would you be willing to settle for a replica? Interestingly, the $60,000 price tag for a replica sounds awful tempting when faced with a $600,000+ auction price; and fortunately for the most of us who aren’t super wealthy, there are a couple of ways to go about owning one for even cheaper.

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Toyota Noah Minivan – Great for the Family

Depending on who you ask, minivans are either the bane of all transportation alternatives or an absolute godsend. Some might even say “I would never drive a minivan,” while others insist “I could not live without it!” Assuming that your family, including your extended family and friends, has outgrown the sedan, even those people who think minivans aren’t “cool” enough to be seen in, maybe you’d think the only other option would be a full-size SUV. No, I’m not going to tell you not to buy a full-size SUV, but I’m going to give you a lot of reasons why you probably should buy a minivan. Could I change your opinion of minivans, particularly when it comes to the Toyota Noah?

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Smartphone Technology for your Car

Have you lost your car keys? Relax, because now you can just get out your Smartphone and no, not to call the mechanic to come and open your car, but to open your car door with technology. C’mon, we have flying cars now, so why not incorporate the most basic of technologies to open a car door? And anyway, it is a smart … not a “dumb” phone mind you. Let us find out together how we can do this and learn several car tips that can come in handy when we get stuck.

Smartphone Technology for your Car

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Sounds Like Trouble — Car Noises to Listen For

It’s easy to compare the performance of a car to that of a human body. Whenever something is not functioning correctly in the car, there are usually telltale symptoms such as the squealing of brakes. Of course, all cars emit some sort of sound, whether they are straight from the factory or have several thousand kilometers worth of mileage. The art, therefore, lies in deciphering normal car noises from worrisome car noises. More often than not, the noises worth paying particular attention to will be irregular, signaling a problem with the car. They include screeching, knocking, grinding, squealing, and scraping.

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BE FORWARD Awarded Letter of Appreciation from Mongolia

On June 17th in Mongolia, BE FORWARD was awarded a letter of appreciation from Mr. D. Battulga, Chairman of Ulaanbaatar City Citizen's Representative Council. The Chairman showed appreciation to BE FORWARD for their continued support to Mongolia by donating household goods (about 42 million yen worth) to Mongolian orphanages and facilities for those with disabilities.

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Keeping Your Toyota Air Filter in Check

Air filters prevent the entry of dirt, dust, and other impurities into the engine’s cylinders. Whether it is in a vehicle or a ventilation system, such as an air conditioner, the air filter works to achieve the same goal—filtering out the tangible impurities in the air before the air enters the machine’s mechanical compartment. The average Toyota car should have two kinds of air filters, which are the cabin air filter and the engine air filter.

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The Importance of Vehicle Safety Ratings

Your car can cost you an arm and a leg—literary! While it’s common sense that not all makes and models are equal when it comes to safety, what many people don’t realize when buying a car is the importance of carefully comparing each vehicles safety rating. Some vehicles do offer more passenger and driver protection than others and contrary to common belief, the big vehicles are not necessarily the safest.

There are ways to assess the safety of a car before purchasing it. On the same note, it is very important to keep up with current trends manufacturers are adopting for increased car safety.

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Car Care Advice - Dos and Don’ts of Washing Your Car

Believe it or not, in some countries like Kenya or the United Arab Emirates, the highway patrol can stop you if your car is too dirty. This means that washing your car is not optional. Luckily for some people, washing their own car is therapeutic. It is their way of unwinding after a long week in the office with the boss breathing down their neck.

Many people, men especially, tend to treat their cars with so much care and affection—taking note of even the tiniest scratch—that it’s easy to think that they have fallen in love. However, even with such good intentions, not many car owners know the correct steps for protecting their car’s exterior when washing it themselves.
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