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Young Professional Car Report for Bridget B Presented by: Deanna Bayley Independent Car Reviewer Writ3562W  December 2008
Introduction <ul><li>Recently, Bridget B. decided that she needs a new car  </li></ul><ul><li>I conducted an interview of ...
Overview <ul><li>Client Bridget B. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the Report </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Statement </li></ul><...
Client <ul><li>Bridget B. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs a new car to travel primarily  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to work </...
Bridget B. Car Preferences 1 <ul><li>Top Preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Premium Safety Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Purpose of Report <ul><li>Evaluate the current car market within the Twin Cities area </li></ul><ul><li>Research cars best...
Problem Statement <ul><li>Find and research new cars that has the best combination of… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost </li...
Research Methods <ul><li>The report required several methods to provide quality information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet...
Determining the Autos <ul><li>Researching small autos on the internet determined the following cars as best suited to Brid...
Findings <ul><li>Honda Civic 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped Price:  $16,075 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rati...
Findings <ul><li>Honda Fit 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped price: $16,070 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rating:...
Findings <ul><li>Toyota Yaris 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped Price: $16,520 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rati...
Findings Comparison None <ul><ul><li>Fold Down Rear Seats, Flat Rear Floor, CD Player </li></ul></ul>Fold Down Rear Seats,...
Conclusion <ul><li>Honda Civic 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unremarkable during test drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Cab...
Conclusion <ul><li>Honda Fit 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agile handling with responsive steering wheel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Conclusion <ul><li>Toyota Yaris 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low initial Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few standard features...
Recommendation <ul><li>After comparing the three cars, the Honda Fit combines the qualities Bridget B is looking for in a ...
Resources <ul><li>1 B, Bridget.  Personal Interview.  26 October.  2008  </li></ul><ul><li>2 “Mazda 3 Fuel Efficency.”  Un...
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Car Report for Bridget B
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  1. 1. Young Professional Car Report for Bridget B Presented by: Deanna Bayley Independent Car Reviewer Writ3562W December 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Recently, Bridget B. decided that she needs a new car </li></ul><ul><li>I conducted an interview of Bridget B. to determine her car requirements </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the report is to recommend the most suitable car for Bridget B. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Client Bridget B. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the Report </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Client <ul><li>Bridget B. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs a new car to travel primarily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a young professional, so she needs a relatively inexpensive, reliable car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wants the car with the best combination of features in her price range </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bridget B. Car Preferences 1 <ul><li>Top Preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Premium Safety Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Vehicle Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convenience Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cruise Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foldable Back Seat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Locks </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Purpose of Report <ul><li>Evaluate the current car market within the Twin Cities area </li></ul><ul><li>Research cars best suited to the needs of Bridget B. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend a car to best with the best combination of features in the price range of Bridget B. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Problem Statement <ul><li>Find and research new cars that has the best combination of… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desired features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel efficiency </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Research Methods <ul><li>The report required several methods to provide quality information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government Websites 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent safety reviews 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturer brochures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car dealer interviews 4 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Determining the Autos <ul><li>Researching small autos on the internet determined the following cars as best suited to Bridget B’s needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honda Civic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honda Fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toyota Yaris </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Findings <ul><li>Honda Civic 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped Price: $16,075 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rating: Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Features: Tire Pressure Monitor, side impact door beams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Instrumentation: Tachometer, Power Windows, Power Outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Style: 4 door sedan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Comfort: Fold Down Rear Seats, Flat Rear Floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Year Average Maintenance and Repair Costs$1,843 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas Mileage: 26 City / 34 Highway / 29 Combined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Drive: Ergonomically Designed, Distracting Two Tiered Dashboard, Difficult to Shift Into Third Gear, Feels True to Exterior Size, Low Cabin Height </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Findings <ul><li>Honda Fit 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped price: $16,070 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rating: Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Features: Tire pressure monitor, Tachometer, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Style: 4 door hatchback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Comfort: Fold Down Rear Seats, Flat Rear Floor, CD Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Year Average Repair Costs: $1,652 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas Mileage: 28 City/ 34 Highway/ 31 Combined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Drive: Ergonomically Designed, Strong Yet Quiet Engine, Feels More Spacious Than Exterior Size, Exhilarating to Drive, Comfortable Interior </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Findings <ul><li>Toyota Yaris 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Equipped Price: $16,520 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Rating: Good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Features: Tire pressure monitor, high tensile strength steel body panels, Tachometer, Power Outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Style: 4 door sedan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Standard Comfort: Some available as options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Year Average Maintenance Costs: $2,049 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas Mileage: 29 City/ 36 Highway/ 32 Combined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Drive: Clutch Release is High Making It Difficult to Shift, Feels Smaller Than Exterior Size, Distracting Strange Center Mounted Dashboard Instruments, Small Rear Window, Low Cabin Height </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Findings Comparison None <ul><ul><li>Fold Down Rear Seats, Flat Rear Floor, CD Player </li></ul></ul>Fold Down Rear Seats, Flat Rear Floor Standard Comfort 32 Combined 31 Combined 29 Combined Gas Mileage $16,520 $16,070 $16,075 Price Toyota Yaris 7 Honda Fit 6 Honda Civic 5
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Honda Civic 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unremarkable during test drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Cabin Height </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Least mileage per gallon </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Honda Fit 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agile handling with responsive steering wheel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large interior unexpected from exterior view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many features come standard </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Toyota Yaris 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low initial Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few standard features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very low cabin height </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distracting center instrument panel </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Recommendation <ul><li>After comparing the three cars, the Honda Fit combines the qualities Bridget B is looking for in a car. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>1 B, Bridget. Personal Interview. 26 October. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>2 “Mazda 3 Fuel Efficency.” United States Department of Energy. 28 October. 2008 <http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm> </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Top Ranked Cars.” Us News and World Report: Ranking And Reviews. 27 October. 2008 <http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Top Safety Picks for 2009.” CNN Money. 27 October. 2008 <http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/autos/0811/gallery.safety_picks/4.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ 2009 Crash Reports.” Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 28 October. 2008 http://www.iihs.org/ratings/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>“ Car Reviews and Ratings 2009.” Consumer Reports. 27 October. 2008 http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm?EXTKEY=SG72C00&CMP=KNC-CROCARSG&HBX_OU=50&HBX_PK=Car_Reports </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>Castle, Don. Personal Interview. 7 November. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Stafford, John. Personal Interview. 8 November. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Haertzen, Ben. Personal Interview. 11 November. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>5 “2009 Honda Civic.” The Official Honda Website. 28 October. 2008 <http://automobiles.honda.com/civic/> </li></ul><ul><li>6 “2009 Honda Fit.” The Official Honda Website. 28 October. 2008 < http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/> </li></ul><ul><li>7 “ 2009 Toyota Yaris.” The Official Toyota Website. 28 October. 2008 <http://www.toyota.com/yaris/> </li></ul>
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