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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    I saw a guy pulling out of a Starbucks in a new Fiat Abarth 500C (Cabrio). It didn't look much different from a regular 500c but boy did it sound different with a much deeper, bassier sound that didn't sound like what you'd expect of a pipsqueak turbo motor.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,448
    Cab driver really liked it as a "city car". Fast, small, maneuverable. Didn't like it on the highway; light, tends to wander around a lot, affected by the wind.

    I *think* I saw a Mitsubishi i-MiEV but it was parked while we were cruising along at 50ish, and the small size of whatever it was made it hard to be sure.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,448
    Didn't realize it was a hatchback. :blush:

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    Pretty sure I saw a new Lexus IS parked at the dealer today - planning to stop by tomorrow and take a look.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    You are going to drive the Fintail and tell them you are thinking it's about time to look for a new car, right? :)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,439
    a GT 3 maybe? One of the high zoot variants of the "911".

    but what shocked me, is that he drove up to a pep boys, and right into the shop part. A car like that in pep boys? It should be repo'd from that owner.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    Funny, when I bought my first modern car after I was out of school (a used MB of course), the salesman saw the fintail and asked if it was my trade in. I looked at him funny, expecting the joke laugh - but he was serious. I don't think the trade in value of the old beast would be worthwhile.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,162
    Saw my first two new Impalas "in the wild" this weekend:

    Red Impala near Washington and Stacy Street in Freeland, PA yesterday afternoon.
    Black Impala near Ripley and Tabor in NE Philly this morning.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,796
    I saw an Impala this weekend while visiting my parents near Cape Cod. It was gold and parked in their over 55 community. It's big!!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,873
    Have you created some makeshift ways to store items in the cabin of your car? A reporter would like to hear about your solutions. Please contact pr@edmunds.com by July 6, 2013.

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  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,654
    Saw another one in the hertz lot last week and it's a large vehicle but similar to the current one and I predict it will sell nicely especially the LTZ model. With the right alloys, it really is a looker and reminds me of the new Cadillac ATX, a real stunning vehicle! GM is starting to finally come out with models that look pretty decent with nicer interiors, an area where they have dropped the ball lately. Am totally in love with the Buick Verano and if I were going to replace my current ride, that would be on my short list. Even though it's a bit pricey, am betting with the right dealer at the right time of month, one could pick one up with a power seat for around 20 large or so. Haven't seen that many in the rental fleets as of yet, a good thing, and it looks nothing like the Cruze, another good thing as they are many in the rental company's I drive for. Chevy needs to work on the Malibu now and bring it up to Camcord standards which I think will definitely happen.

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,162
    edited July 2013
    ...an acquaintance bought a new black Cadillac CTS-V wagon. This is a very rare vehicle according to a guy who works at a Cadillac dealership.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,567
    " new black Cadillac CTS-V wagon. This is a very rare vehicle according to a guy who works at a Cadillac dealership. "

    Some 'car guys' are always complaining about how they don't build enough wagons, enough performance cars, etc, etc. There a reason they're rare, people don't really buy them! I've heard there won't be a wagon version of the new CTS.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    Obviously, your acquaintance is bipolar. I wish I was bipolar. :)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    Saw a Tesla S today that lacked the optional turn signal package - they must be building them like BMWs now :shades:
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,617
    Continuing the theme of new GM iron I saw a new Caddy XTS, the first I've seen in black which looked really sharp (it was either brand new or freshly washed).

    When I was growing up in the NYC area black was the dominant color for Cadillacs, I seldom saw one in the flamboyant 50s pastels or reds that collectors so prize. Black nicely emphasized the copious chrome trimming of the 1950s styling.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    A black Fiat 500 Abarth
    and a black jacked up Mini
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,162
    The pastels and flamboyant reds must've been a Florida/California thing. Philadelphia 1950s Cadillacs were most likely blacks, grays, and dark blues reflecting the sober Quaker ethic prevalent among the city's elite.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    edited July 2013
    Saw my first RL-X on the road today, without the headlights it could really pass for an Accord. Also saw a Tesla S on the highway - must not have range anxiety.

    Best sighting was a late model Camry with a faux cabrio top. Wait, this was different. Red, black top and C-pillars, A-pillars were still red, with a chrome strip between paint colors. No vinyl, just paint. A weird fake convertible, horribly tacky.

    And a truckload of new Kias.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,654
    Have started to see many of these on the Florida road ways as of late and agree that they've hit it out of the park here. The new Civic still leaves me somewhat cold...if they could just take the Accord and shrink it by a 1/4, think the Civic would be outstanding. But right now, the Elantra seems to be the class leader as the new Forte is not out yet, or at least not down in my area of South Florida. The Elantra has all the bases covered with the sedan and now the coupe and GT, a real stunning vehicle!

    Hopefully the new Corolla will be all that but if not, I think Hyundai and Honda will become the top dogs in the import categories as their vehicles are truly class leading in most respects!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    Chevy Cruze is the #1 seller in that class right now.

    In the parking lot at work, a new white ML350 and a black 535 xDrive.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    Saw my first 2014 IS on the road. Non F-sport model, I was just a few blocks from the dealer and the car still had a window sticker, driver could have been a salesman. Also a white Gran Coupe.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,654
    Still hardly see many Verano's on the roads which I don't get...besides being more expensive than the Cruze, it's such a better vehicle and it looks nicer to boot. I saw one and a new ILX at a traffic light the other day and liked the Verano a bit better actually. I have sat in a few at the dealership and the seats are very comfortable also. Call me silly, but the Verano is the only vehicle that I'd trade into right now...strange but true!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    edited July 2013
    I agree, the Verano is a good looking vehicle.

    In the parking lot at work today, a couple of new CR-V's, both white and parked side by side.
    Also, a new 3 in the visitor area.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    Saw a 2014 IS F-Sport, but this one was again not far from the dealer, and had a window sticker. The cow catcher grille will take some time to become normal.

    Also saw a couple Teslas, what I think was an S8, and late model (facelift) CL550.
  • ohenryxohenryx Posts: 285
    I saw a Chevy Volt during my morning commute today. First one I have seen.
  • jpp5862jpp5862 NCPosts: 333
    I stopped and looked at a new IS 350 last weekend at the dealer, very sharp car and a nice improvement over the outgoing model. Will probably drive one when the lease on the G37x is up later this year.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,687
    It makes the old one look ancient. Anyone buying a 2013 IS right now better get a nice deal.

    I test drove one - go for the F-Sport, for the trick gauges alone (and a few other niceties). It's less claustrophobic inside (I didn't care for the A-pillars in the old one) - and from inside, you can't see the front end :shades:
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    and from inside, you can't see the front end

    I didn't like the new Lexus front end at first, but after awhile it becomes less offensive.

    The same effect has happened with the "big mouth bass" front ends on the Fusion and new Avalon. I'm not a huge fan, but don't hate it as much. I guess you just get used to it.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,668
    A new ES350 and an new Civic coupe.
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