Nothing is more relaxing than driving around for fun. Just a bit of cruising through some beautiful places surrounded by spectacular landmarks. In many countries though this kind of relaxing may be bad for your wallet. As the global demand for oil rises, the prices at the pump are increasing as well. Check these countries by gasoline prices!
According to some estimations the total number of cars in the world exceeds one billion. Mainly because of the fast economic growth in China and India. And although local car manufacturers like Tata (India) or Dongfeng (China) increase production to satisfy domestic needs, there’s still a hunger for the mainstream car brands. These brands belong to the largest car companies in the world.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) every year more than 1,2 million people die in a road accident. In absolute numbers India is topping the list with an estimated 134,000 fatalities per year. The most important causes for these high rates are to find in poor drivers skills, road design, vehicle design and speed. Behaviour also contributes to the car fatality rate.
The majority of cars isn’t great, but just functional. The average car brings you from A to B in a relatively easy way, it’s not slurping gasoline, but it isn’t really economic either. It’s not really exciting, unless you do exciting things in your car, and even then things could have gone more exciting. Average cars are for average people. That’s why there are so many of them. They are affordable, reliable, mainstream, yet inconspicuous. Here’s a list of best selling cars of all time!
Driving your car means you decide when and where to go. This sense of ultimate freedom rapidly stops when you enter the cities in our next list. First of all you’ve got to find a parking spot and once you’ve finally managed to squirm your car somewhere in a dark, gas polluted parking garage, you’ll soon discover that your wallet won’t be really happy. The parking rates in this list are astronomous. Check the next list most expensive cities to park. Parking rates on a monthly basis and in US dollars. The good news is that most cities have an excellent subway system, so you can reconsider an alternative.