Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The 2012 Mercedes C180 Is Unreal!

I know I haven't been posting that much lately, but if you have been following this blog for a while you probably already knew that I recently purchased a new 2012 Mercedes Benz C180. The reason why I haven't been posting that much, is because I've been too busy driving my new car, the new C180 is simply amazing! I don't know if you have ever driven a Mercedes, but the feeling is quite unique, being able to drive a car like this one every single day is like a dream come true.

The C 180 is the cheapest car in the C series, however it is probably the best one for its price, it has all the luxury and power of any other C class model, it has a 1.8 engine, it's turbo charged, and it is just as beautiful as any other Mercedes Benz, the only difference is that this one is a little bit cheaper.

Now I'm using Google Mapquest driving directions a lot more, because now I'm spending more time behind the wheel. I think that I haven't posted in more than one month, my car arrived almost two months ago, and it has already traveled more than 1500 miles. The c180 is fast! It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds or something like that, I have to be honest about something, I've been very naughty, I've misbehaved, I've been driving fast, real fast, but always within speed limits of course, because I don't like to brake laws.

If you love cars, and you ever have the opportunity to buy a car like the Mercedes C180, or even a better one, do it, the feeling is unreal, your life will be complete, believe me you will be a happy person. Cars like this one is exactly the type of cars that every driving fan should have, so if you ever buy one don't forget to use Google Maps, Mapquest, or Waze. Waze is pretty cool, because Waze is like an online community of drivers where people share information in real time, so you will know exactly where there's traffic, road blocks, you will even know where the police is located.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alternatives to Google Mapquest Driving Directions

Recently someone asked me if there were any other good, reliable alternatives to Google Maps, Yahoo, Bing, and Mapquest to get driving directions. The question actually caught my attention really quick, I thought it was a really interesting question and it made me realize that sometimes I make the mistake of only focusing on the Google Maps and Mapquest driving directions subject, I have also noticed that some web masters and bloggers that write about this topic make the same mistake that I have been making for years. So from now on and to show everyone that it's never too late to make things right, me and the rest of the editorial team of this blog will focus on doing research about the other great free mapping softwares on the web in order to help our readers find other alternatives, other tools, and other cool features that Google Maps and Mapquest may or may not have, who knows? And really, who cares? The important thing is that everyone is aware of what they can get and expect from the other popular online mapping services and driving directions providers.

Are There Any Good Alternatives to Google Yahoo Bing and Mapquest?

Yes, there are other good alternatives that also offer interactive maps and driving directions, one of my favorite alternatives is the AAA, this service will not only help you find a quicker route, it also offers updated traffic info, construction work that's causing delays and weather information that might or might not turn out to be a problem. Another great alternative to Google Mapquest and Yahoo Maps for the USA is the old time veteran Rand McNally which is considered by many the Grandaddy of all the online mapping softwares that are now available on the market, Rand offers point to point directions, and even truck driving directions that can help truck drivers get their job done in a more efficient way, McNally provides the best truck driving routes, thanks to them truck drivers get to save a lot of money and also a lot of time.

If you are in Europe and you need an alternative to G Maps and Mapquest there, then you should definitely take a look at Via Michelin and Mappy, these sites just like the othe good online mapping softwares have features and tools very similar to the ones provided by Google Maps,
Map quest, and Rand McNally the only difference is that these sites focus on Europe and the European share of internet users. All of these sites are very user friendly and smooth, they all have cool features and a great looking interface, and using them won't cost you a dime.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Google Maps and Mapquest Side to Side

I know that there's a lot of people out there that love online mapping softwares, we all know that the leading web mapping brands are Google Maps and Mapquest, I also know for fact that a lot of people want to know which maps are better and they also want to know which service provides the best driving instructions. One of these days I'll compare these two sites, comparisons are usually made to pick a winner and I'm not yet in a position to say that one is better than the other, they both have done a wonderful job in the past and in the present, and I still use them all the time, in fact I have Google maps for Android and Mapquest for Android both installed on my Android powered Smartphone. So for now I will let you be the judge, below you will find Google Maps and the Mapquest Map side to side, use them a lot, explore all their features, tools, types of views, layers, etc. Then decide which one you like more, after you have made your final decision tell us what you think by leaving a comment, also don't forget to share and tweet. If you want to compare directions then you have to visit the official Mapquest.com website to get directions, but you don't have to go all the way to Google Maps because here you can get directions and routes using the official driving directions gadget that's at the bottom of this page.

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Google Driving Directions