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Forum: Car Spy Pictures Yesterday, 02:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
Really? I almost think it's the opposite (hence...

Really? I almost think it's the opposite (hence the 60 month loans that are apparently popular in the US).

OTOH, designs (while similar) are progressively becoming more wacky and less...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Yes, but... the CLS and E-Class are so similar...

Yes, but... the CLS and E-Class are so similar (except for the new engine) that every CLS sold is prob pure profit. So, from a business perspective, it's probably like, "Why NOT make a CLS?" After...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-14-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
Oh. :( I hadn't seen interior shots of the Polo....

Oh. :( I hadn't seen interior shots of the Polo.

Well, carry on....
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-14-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
Context, my friend. ;) I said it'd look a...

Context, my friend. ;) I said it'd look a *little* different. I have no doubt it'll be instantly recognizable as a VW, but even a bit of variation in the air vents and in the screen placement is,...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-14-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
6yr/72k warranty now. GLIs have decent...

6yr/72k warranty now. GLIs have decent residuals, I think.
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-14-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
So the interior of the next Jetta will look like...

So the interior of the next Jetta will look like the last gen Mazda 6? Or a Giulia???

At least it looks a little different from other VW models (the interior styling of which was getting kind of...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-13-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
To be fair, the quote was that Ferraris CAN be...

To be fair, the quote was that Ferraris CAN be beautiful, not that they are always invariably beautiful. ;)

I also don't get the controversy over the design. As long as the ugliness serves a...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-13-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
What's interesting is the C&D article actually...

What's interesting is the C&D article actually says something very similar. It comments that the Mazda and Civic have more sophisticated suspensions while also being affordable, so they assume that...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-13-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
Exceedingly limited first drive: ...

Exceedingly limited first drive:

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2019-volkswagen-jetta-prototype-drive-review

I think the new car is going to be a sales dud, just like all of their sedans....
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-12-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,950
This looks like a highly stylized version of the...

This looks like a highly stylized version of the car in the leaked photos from 08/06/2017....

I think it looks fine, for what it is. It'll be interesting to see what the interior looks like, up...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Is it a mule? The body seems to have a less...

Is it a mule? The body seems to have a less taped-together quality than most mules, but it's hard to tell w/ the camo (and I think the ride height of SUVs also make it hard to distinguish a mule). ...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-07-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Yup! Exactly how I feel about it. To me, this...

Yup! Exactly how I feel about it. To me, this look more like a VW or Audi. Nothing about it says Lambo, and the design is not wonderfully outlandish in the way that the Italians (or French) do...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 12-07-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Current one is wonderfully stylish but horribly...

Current one is wonderfully stylish but horribly claustrophobic. Hope that improves a little bit in the car. Looks a bit more like a RR Sport, which isn't a bad thing.
Forum: Concept Cars 12-05-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Regarding the 7-Series, I think it's hard to...

Regarding the 7-Series, I think it's hard to determine if a car has aged well when it was atrocious to begin w/....

I actually rather liked the 5-Series (and even the 6-Series) from that era and...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-04-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
I know. But everyone should. B/c the world...

I know. But everyone should. B/c the world would be better place if they did. :D

And since I'm not an engineer.... Even if it's over the rear axle, couldn't the additional length presumably put...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-04-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
I understand your point, but I can sort of...

I understand your point, but I can sort of understand people getting a little bent out of shape about Toyota. Doesn't the underlying Highlander/RX platform essentially date back to 2000? (and I...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-04-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
I'm sure it'll look better in person (Lord know...

I'm sure it'll look better in person (Lord know that the X6 did), but this honesty looks like a VW mated w/ a Lego and then decided to charge $150000 for the first media photos. I see a lot of...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-04-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
To be fair, this is car enthusiast forum.... ;)

To be fair, this is car enthusiast forum.... ;)
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-01-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
The new CLS is based on the E-Class: ...

The new CLS is based on the E-Class:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2019-mercedes-benz-cls-class-pretty-again-plus-an-inline-six-news
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 12-01-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Pretty sure the E-Class coupe was moved to the...

Pretty sure the E-Class coupe was moved to the E-Class sedan's chassis when it get re-designed.
Forum: Industry News and Rumors 11-30-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Lincoln Luxury Services

Along w/ dropping the alpha-numeric naming scheme, these actually sound like some interesting ideas.... Maybe there's hope the brand after all.
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Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 11-30-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
I'm not an engineer (and not enough of a car...

I'm not an engineer (and not enough of a car enthusiast to know for sure), but is the point that the firewall forward is one of the most expensive parts of engineering a platform? I vaguely recall...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 11-30-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,440
I would've just died laughing on the showroom...

I would've just died laughing on the showroom floor right then and there.



Maybe Mazda needs to move some of those Australian managers here to the U.S. I like Mazda, but I cannot understand...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 11-30-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,440
If by Japanese pricing, you mean relatively cheap...

If by Japanese pricing, you mean relatively cheap MSRP and even cheaper actual transaction price, I don't know about that. We sat down to run some numbers on a CX-5 1-2 yrs ago, and the dealership...
Forum: New Cars 2017/2018 11-30-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Has hell frozen over???

Has hell frozen over???
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