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Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,786
Posted By mick78
That must be an ancient Yaris, the DIesel, not on...

That must be an ancient Yaris, the DIesel, not on offer for a while, made 90ish horsepowers since the second gen;

SO I assume that the whole driving experience will be 15-20 years more modern...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By mick78
And this is the exact counterpoint to the Zagato...

And this is the exact counterpoint to the Zagato Iso RIvolta; 14 year olds will probably like it, but boy is that a mess;

ALso, to the lover of the Art DEco era of cars, Delage (and Delahaye)...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By mick78
Looks very classic, but, as a result also really...

Looks very classic, but, as a result also really nice; I much prefer these rounded "old sports car" style lines over the over creased collection of vents, finds and spoilers that many of the modern...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By mick78
It is interesting, because in EUrope, Nissan was...

It is interesting, because in EUrope, Nissan was pretty much in a poor position in the mid 2000s, and it was really the first gen. Qashqai. which was a smash hit and put them back on zhe radar of...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 08-10-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,197
Posted By mick78
That's an excellent summary, and pretty much sums...

That's an excellent summary, and pretty much sums up also other gripes I have we the design (teh general lack of BMW identity); ANd yeah, the grille of course too.
Forum: Industry News and Rumors 08-10-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By mick78
https://www.carscoops.com/2020/08/no-suvs-for-eu-m...

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/08/no-suvs-for-eu-mitsubishi-halting-suv-exports-to-europe-from-september/

So sales of the SUV lineup will already halt in September in Europe (ao they save on...
Forum: Industry News and Rumors 08-10-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By mick78
SO basically what TOyota should have done with...

SO basically what TOyota should have done with "Prius" a few years ago....
Forum: Concept Cars 08-10-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,575
Posted By mick78
I don't know; On the one hand, the design is...

I don't know; On the one hand, the design is weird, it's not unattractive, but also it is somehow boring/uninteresting, especially for a concept car previewing a car that is still 2 years away; ANd...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 08-10-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,757
Posted By mick78
I kind of agree with both, it has MPV vibes (but,...

I kind of agree with both, it has MPV vibes (but, IMO more so, the new GLA, which has a B-class on stilts feeling, unlike the A-CLass on stilts of the first gen); But, at least it's a practical car,...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,102
Posted By mick78
I fully agree on that; ANd, tbh. I have very...

I fully agree on that; ANd, tbh. I have very little hope that they will be miraculously spared from that spiral in their next gen, visually.
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By mick78
Most magazines classify it as a C-segment hatch,...

Most magazines classify it as a C-segment hatch, and then praise how spacious it is (no wonder, given it's size, and at least in Austria it is also priced more like a d segment car), and lets not...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-07-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By mick78
Indeed; Especially, as it is mostly cramped in...

Indeed; Especially, as it is mostly cramped in terms of rear leg room, so a bit more wheelbase - or, as you point out, more efficient use of space - should solve the problem; But some of the newer...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-07-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By mick78
THis looks huge, I hope it is more the angle/lens...

THis looks huge, I hope it is more the angle/lens used of the photo.
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-06-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By mick78
I agree, it seems also reviewers spend half their...

I agree, it seems also reviewers spend half their time/article on the infotainment; Despite that being the part of the car that ages the quickest, naturally by the quick moving nature of software and...
Forum: Forum News and Announcements 08-05-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,028
Posted By mick78
No, I don't think so, a different lack of...

No, I don't think so, a different lack of quality. More like a bunch of kiddies who have seen 3 carwow drag races and two instruments of the F&F series and now are car experts, of course knowing that...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-05-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,102
Posted By mick78
That anonymous look is my major gripe with the...

That anonymous look is my major gripe with the newest BMWs, even more so than the size of the nostrils; FOr decades, you could tell it'S a BMW by some basic elements (that were untouched even by...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 08-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By mick78
I'd say a functional design always tends to be...

I'd say a functional design always tends to be more beautiful than those overdone "all show" designs that are quite a trend right now; There is a fundamental beauty to fine engineering, a reason why...
Forum: Forum News and Announcements 08-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,028
Posted By mick78
I fully understand the reasons, but that would be...

I fully understand the reasons, but that would be very sad; Honestly, this is the longest running website I regularly visit even today, although I agree that traffic has decreased a lot;

In...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 08-03-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,939
Posted By mick78
WEll, given how the ambient lighting in some...

WEll, given how the ambient lighting in some Mercedes and BMW sedans already looks like a Las Vegas casion or strip club, I'm surprised it didn#t offer this feature before. Taht said, I think Saab or...
Forum: Industry News and Rumors 08-03-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By mick78
It will be interetsing, but why not. EVen if we...

It will be interetsing, but why not. EVen if we thik very global, tehre are limits to platform sharing and at some points, the economies of scale of even more shared compoinetnts is limited, but also...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 07-29-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By mick78
Well, to be fair, there is quite some badge...

Well, to be fair, there is quite some badge engineering going on in this segment (the Kangoo, already sold as Mercedes Citan and Nissan in Europe in it's current geenration, the BErlingo sold as...
Forum: Industry News and Rumors 07-29-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By mick78
No more new Mitsubishis in Europe

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/mitsubishi-wont-introduce-any-new-models-europe

Mitsubishi announced this week that no more new models will be introduced in Europe (incl. post Brexit UK), which...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 07-29-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,597
Posted By mick78
THat said, the main difference between the Korean...

THat said, the main difference between the Korean and US interior is the analog instrumenets in the US version, which personally I prefer (easier to read, as simpe as that); The otehr changes I'd...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 07-27-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,806
Posted By mick78
For going properly off road, I'm not sure the...

For going properly off road, I'm not sure the sitze is an advantage; That said, probably it is the size (the original Bronco is qquite a tiny vehicle), but the new Bronco is giving me more...
Forum: New Cars 2020/2021 07-27-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,658
Posted By mick78
It#s weird they are doing two different facelifts...

It#s weird they are doing two different facelifts for this car. Taht said, it's teh surprising and rare case that a new design language applied to an older design actually seems to work. It's only...
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