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Forum: Industry News and Rumors Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By mick78
Well just now they have to recall some 750d cars,...

Well just now they have to recall some 750d cars, as they cheat. But, apparently it was a mistake, as they have the wrong software on their ECU, making them think they are X5 and thus emit more than...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-22-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By mick78
Likely I'm biased, as a kid my parents used to...

Likely I'm biased, as a kid my parents used to have A K5 Blazer, proper V8 one.

That said, the S10 was indeed a bit dull, and the Trailblazer even more so, but that name lives on on a different...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By mick78
The Proace is also just a rebadged...

The Proace is also just a rebadged Peugeot/Citroen mid sized van, and they don't offer anything larger in the van market. Otherwise they sell in several European markets the Dyna trucks, but they are...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-22-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By mick78
Just like with every Kei Car, I love the absolute...

Just like with every Kei Car, I love the absolute "Japaneseness" of the Century. This doe not care about sales figures, Chinese taste or "sporty feel" and Nurburg Ring times, this is just aimed at a...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By mick78
A nice enough, but also quite unremarkable mid...

A nice enough, but also quite unremarkable mid size cross over, that certainly goes with time. But I have to agree, who on earth thought that putting the Blazer name on this is a great idea?...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-21-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,117
Posted By mick78
Perosnlally I think the Renegade is one of the...

Perosnlally I think the Renegade is one of the more likable small CUVs, it#s bixy shape stands out form t he "raised hatchback" crowd, and as one of the very few, the top versions can actually go off...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,117
Posted By mick78
https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/2019-jeep-renega...

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/2019-jeep-renegade-gets-cute-makeover-new-engines-full-details-photos-video/

huge gallery, incl. tech specs and inetrior shots;
...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-21-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,327
Posted By mick78
Indeed, and this is true fro many new models;...

Indeed, and this is true fro many new models; same goes for their classic, L-shaped rear lights, or even the double kidneys that now morph into a Kia grille more and more. The cars look different,...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-21-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By mick78
Haji, one question, I tend to see a lot of these...

Haji, one question, I tend to see a lot of these Japanese very bare bones station wagons with very small, thin, vinyl clad rear benches (no headrest or split), am I correct to assume that's some kind...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-21-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
indeed, though in Germany starting price so far...

indeed, though in Germany starting price so far will be slightly above Golf levels (only place I have seen prices so far), though that might vary depending on market; A well equipped A1, especially...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-21-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By mick78
Personally, I think that currently Volvo does the...

Personally, I think that currently Volvo does the "understated timeless European premium car" the best, and by quite a stretch. This car looks good inside and out, tasteful, not overdoing the detail...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-20-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By mick78
There was recently an article that Volvo will,...

There was recently an article that Volvo will, after all replace the current V40 with a new V40 as a traditional hatchback, as it seems to sell still reasonably well for Volvo's expectation and/or...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
That does sound like a reasonable explanation,...

That does sound like a reasonable explanation, given VW/Audi's recent past (incl. the CEO's arrest yesterday):devil1:
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
Imo this sketch shows the normal model, as the...

Imo this sketch shows the normal model, as the wheels are smaller, the rear bumper entirely different (and hello there fake exhausts), and the front (fake) side vents smaller as well, with less...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-20-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,327
Posted By mick78
https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/forget-rendering...

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/forget-renderings-heres-designs-bmw-8-series-gran-coupe-convertible/

The usual BMW patent drawing "leak".

The 8 series Convertible and the Gran Coupe....
...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-20-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By mick78
I must say I have a very hard (probably beyond...

I must say I have a very hard (probably beyond Audi/BMW levels) time of telling this is the new or old model...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-20-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
In this segment, that is hardly a bummer. You can...

In this segment, that is hardly a bummer. You can still buy a slightly smaller Renault Twingo (or a Smart cousin) with rear engine, if you prefer RWD.
The last FR super mini was IMO the Toyota...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-19-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
Personally I think it looks a lot like an angry...

Personally I think it looks a lot like an angry Hyundai i20 with a Honda HR-V interior.
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By mick78
Decent enough looking, but, to be honest, not any...

Decent enough looking, but, to be honest, not any more modern than a Ford Fusion (or the slightly younger Euro Passat), itself around for several years. It looks like another random sedan, certainly...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-18-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mick78
A lovely, utilitarian looking car, I appreciate...

A lovely, utilitarian looking car, I appreciate Suzuki kept the rather simple but tough suspension (we can even see it), instead of making yet another FWD cross over and gluing an old name on it....
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-18-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mick78
A boring exterior, where - like many times...

A boring exterior, where - like many times nowadays - dsesigners tried to make a dull shape moire interesting with huge (fake) grilles and overdone creases. However, a dull shape is a dull shape. It...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-15-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,327
Posted By mick78
Indeed. That headlight and shape of the grille...

Indeed. That headlight and shape of the grille (BMW seems to be obsessed in morphing their characteristic double kidneys into a Kia Tigershark nose))could as well be a new mid sized Kia
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By mick78
A fender. and a touch screen. No one has those...

A fender. and a touch screen. No one has those items. How innovative...
Forum: New Cars 2018/2019 06-14-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,896
Posted By mick78
I'm just going to say that I think both a hot...

I'm just going to say that I think both a hot hatch as a lightweight, small roadster can be very good in their own right, but need not to compete head on necessarily everywhere. Even if the MX5 was...
Forum: Car Spy Pictures 06-14-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 34,723
Posted By mick78
Personally I wouldn#t describe the A3's inteiror...

Personally I wouldn#t describe the A3's inteiror spartan, it is very well built and IMO more tastefull in applaing decorative touches then the overwhelming amount of shiny bits and metal frames...
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