Tag Archives: Luxury

Volkswagen’s New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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How to Turn a Supply Ship Into a $62 Million Luxury Yacht

Most million-dollar luxury yachts just look like giant versions of the cabin cruisers you can find at a local marina. The Kilkea, however, is based on a supply vessel platform, so it has a unique industrial look to it. But with an estimated price tag of $62 million, it promises to be far more luxurious than a freighter.

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The GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate Is A Neat Trick To Sell You More Options

GMC has had a firm grasp of the luxury truck market since before it was the thing to do. Now that the competition to cram opulence into pickups is escalating they’re adding more cost to their Denali line. Nice looking truck, but where are the fun gimmicks to get excited about?

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Bentley Bentayga First Edition Looks Like A Room You’re Not Allowed In

The only reason you’re picking a Bentley Bentayga over a Range Rover is to leave no question about your vast personal wealth, right? So to really stand out you plutocrats better hurry up and grab one of the 608 First Editions, featuring interior panels made from your grandma’s kitchen towels.

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The Airports (and Airlines) with the Best Lounges

The Airports (and Airlines) with the Best Lounges

Relaxing in an airport lounge is like finding an oasis in a desert of uncomfortable security, unappetizing food options, and stressful, well, everything. Any lounge can offer some much-needed respite, this list from the team at Hipmunk uses traveler polls and data to highlight the best ones around the globe.


Hipmunk ranked the top ten airport lounges around the world, based on data they collected from travelers. Among the top are Quantas’ First Class lounge in Sydney, Australia (which scored first place), Thai Airways’ Royal First Class in Bangkok, and five different first and business class lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport from airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Malaysia Airlines.

The Airports (and Airlines) with the Best Lounges

Hipmunk also ranked the airlines with the best lounges overall, so even if you can’t get to one of the top 20 in the list above, you can trust the airline’s lounges anywhere. Among the top ten there are airlines like Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, and Iberia, to name a few.


Before you worry you’ll never get to see any of these luxury lounges, remember that enjoying the comforts of an airport lounge doesn’t have to be expensive. It can even be free, and even when it’s not, the improved service you get might be worth it. You can check out the full list—and how they collected the data—at the link below.

Hipmunk Presents: The World’s Best Airport Lounges | Tailwind by Hipmunk

Focus Your Spending On Things You Love, Cut All the Things You Don’t

Focus Your Spending On Things You Love, Cut All the Things You Don't

Once you start cutting expenses to improve your budget, everything you can spend money on starts to feel guilt-inducing. Instead of cutting every luxury, focus on a few that you really love.

As personal finance blog I Will Teach You to Be Rich points out, not all luxury purchases are created equal. What may be a frivolous waste of cash for one person can be a lifetime investment that makes life better for someone else. By focusing your spending on the little luxuries that make you the happiest, you can get the greatest value from your money:

If you can afford it, and you want it, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself from time to time. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve always said you should cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t care about and — this is almost MORE important — spend extravagantly on the things you love.

The trick here isn’t to spend more, but rather to maximize how much the things you buy are worth to you. Which would you rather have? Twenty-five $4 coffees, or a $100 pair of boots that will last for a long time. Would you rather have the nicer car with a higher monthly payment, or a slightly crappier car, but take a nice vacation? The answer will be different for everyone, which is why the dollar value of an item isn’t necessarily reflective of the personal value of that item.

Inside the secret world of luxury | I Will Teach You to Be Rich via Rockstar Finance

Photo by PT Money.

Report: Trucker Choking On Dr. Pepper Leads To 23 Flavors Of Damaged Cars

A Cadillac-Buick-GMC dealer was the unfortunate victim of a rogue milk truck last Sunday after the truck driver choked on a nice refreshing Dr. Pepper beverage.

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2016 Lexus LX Gets Evil Cheese-Grater Face And A Sweet New Interior

The 2016 Lexus LX570 is getting a front-bumper tweezing to match the rest of the Lexus lineup. Yep, the fancified Toyota Land Cruiser will henceforth look like a cyborg insect too. But the well-deserved interior upgrade is downright sexy.

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Range Rover VS. Range Rover Sport: Which Screaming LuxoTank Is For You?

Nothing stamps out and rivets-together an abstract concept like the Range Rover. It’s more than an SUV. It’s fancy. It’s important. It’s rolling royalty for god-sakes, man. It was good enough to put in the Louvre 40 years ago and now it’s better than ever.

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I’m Better Than You, Because I’m Driving an S63.

There are luxury cars, then there are German luxury cars, then there is the Mercedes Benz S-Class. It is a monolithic brick of teutonic engineering. The S-Class is a car designed to place your comfort above all else. These days it seems that everyone’s interpretation of a luxury car is to try and beat the BMW M5 at its own game. An admirable goal as the M5 is a staggering feat of engineering, but the answer to every question does not have to be rock hard suspension and Nurburgring lap records. The S63 is luxury in the classic definition. Soft leather, wood inlays, and an effortless drive.

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