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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...burgundy-colored Ford Fusion on Fuller Street near Tabor in NE Philly.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,159
    edited February 2013
    Spotted a pair of identically colored C-Maxes at Trader Joes one morning. One leaving the parking lot, while the other was coming up the road behind it. Neat looking buggy.

    Also, went to one of those touchless car washs and there were 3 bays, and a total of 10 cars in those bays or waiting in line. 6 of them were new CR-V's... Wow, has that thing taken off.

    Also an odd event this morning, It was like Noahs Ark at one of the stoplights near work. A pair of Corollas, a Pair of Escapes, a pair of Accords, a Pair of Fiat 500's, and a Pair of Tacomas all leaving the stop light. Then 2 pairs of Civics at a light further down my commute...

    On a side note, great game last night, too bad the 9'ers didn't come back all the way to win. And a double murderer gets the glorious storybook ending... :lemon:
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Buy a lotto ticket with #2.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...my first Ford Taurus Police Interceptor in Philadelphia Police Department livery at Oxford Avenue and Chandler in NE Philly. The PPD has a very diverse fleet, but mostly Crown Vics and Impalas with a few Dodge Charger Hemis used by the Highway Patrol.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    There's a new CRV in my workplace parking garage. The woman who owns it leaves around the same time I do, and several times I have watched her back out, very amusing. She will creep out at probably under 1mph, slowly turning, usually having to stop and re-aim the car. Every time. I wonder if visibility is bad in them, or the camera (I assume standard) is hard for some people to interpret. She's also probably about 5'1", which might add to it. I've never actually driven on a street behind her, and I should probably be thankful for that.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,159
    edited February 2013
    lol, ya being 5' 1" probably doesn't help, but the rear visibility isn't great. One thing Honda did this time around which is dissapointing is shrink the rear window height. They are also ridiculously tinted... The backup camera is great when backing in, but I don't know how helpful it would be backing out because it is aimed more towards the ground and the view gets kinda skewed as you look further back from the bumper.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    At least she's being cautious. Who wants to ding up their new car?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    edited February 2013
    She'd be better off to back in - seems most good drivers I know do it that way. There's cautious, and there's overdoing it. I can back my car in without hitting the brake or even turning my head, I just use mirrors.

    But I will excuse her as the tall wagon is relatively new, and probably has visibility issues relative to a normal car.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Much better than the folks who back out rushing and carelessly.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    Yeah, that's more the norm in garages here, it seems. Throttle first, look later.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,100
    It's funny how many newer BMWs and Benzes I see locally with front and rear parking sensors and rearview cameras and still with scrapes all over the bumpers. :sick: For some people no amount of assistance will help them drive.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It is bad that people need them, but they do need them. Can't blame automakers, they're just compensating for a very poor driver training situation in this country.

    2 friends bought new CR-Vs and are extremely happy.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,100
    CRVs are good cars. When I worked at Hyundai many people compared them to the Tucson. I find the CRV a better car, although a bit more expensive unless you get into the top models ($36k CDN) where the price is same for both the Tucson and CRV.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    I see that too on cars with parking sensors. Technology can't completely cure a simple lack of ability. Money doesn't seem to either - I remember back in the 90s, if you wanted MB W140 parts, you headed to Vancouver, as a certain group who liked them are also notoriously bad drivers :shades:

    Backing in is so much better.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,100
    "Certain group". Yeah I know exactly what you're talking about. Still hasn't changed. :shades:

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    I live in Bellevue - those who didn't buy their way into the lower mainland came here. It's like a mini Vancouver :shades:

    It's a good place to run a high end bodyshop. Saw a crunched W212 E63 in front of one not long ago.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    Bellevue - my home town. I got a notice for the 20th high school reunion recently, yikes.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,100
    edited February 2013
    I live in Bellevue

    You ever see Sir-Mix-A-Lot in your hood? He has a new(ish) video out with a bunch of exotic cars. Actually maybe he's in Spokane :confuse:

    music video

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    He lives down in Auburn or Kent, I think. Posse on Broadway FTW!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    Mine is coming up in not terribly long, yikes here too. But not in Bellevue. I have to imagine it has changed a bit in 20 years. I've only lived here for about 10.
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