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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I just can't deal with scrolling to one letter at a time. Give me a full keyboard.

    Took a road trip in an Audi S4 convertible and it took us 20 minutes to find the address for a Subaru dealer, for 2 reasons:

    * Audi actually removes Subaru dealers from their POI database (what if your wife owns one?)
    * Entering the street address manually was a one-letter-at-a-time affair

    Voice recognition is better so hopefully you can avoid that in newer Audis, but otherwise give me a touch screen any day.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It's more of a small hatchback than a wagon, even.

    My kids are tall, but my 13 year old said it was not a car for tall people.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120 Chevrolet Spark on Rising Sun Avenue near Cottman in NE Philly.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,512
    Had my car in for a couple of adjustments this morning - spent an hour at the dealer, sat in everything on the floor. Kind of amused that the CLS appears to have basic C-class HVAC controls. The C really does feel smaller and lighter than my E, not to mention less equipped. But not bad, the interior materials seemed nice enough. Sat in a new S63 with a 150K sticker - ooh boy.

    Also saw 2 Tesla sedans, one parked at the MB dealer, the other at an alignment shop.
  • Acura RDX sales are strong now that dealers have inventory to sell.

    Spotted a new Range Rover, man that thing has presence...

    Also the Acura dealer nearby has a silver RLX on display, nice looking car in person. In a 2002 Lexus LS430 kinda way...

    Audi is on fire around here. I have seen more late model A6's A7's, Q5 3.0T's and RS4's around here than BMW 3-series. Although the brand new 3-series is becoming a little more common.

    Neighbor down the street got an XC60 - "R" design in a cool electric blue color. Had a first gen MDX (2001 - 2002 with the single exhaust port) before this.

    Saw a few revamped Honda Civic sedans as well. The new tail is pretty upscale looking. Also saw a few ILX's, i think the lease deals on those are helping...
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Yeah I see the new 2013 Civics here too. They did a good job with the refresh as other than the car's general shape, it does not look much like the 2012 Civic.

    It's funny because I see 2012 models on the road and they do seem plain compared to the 2013's. The 2012 looks like a design that could have come out in 2001, it's so dull. I've never seen a manufacturer do a big refresh like this only 1 year after a full redesign. Gotta give Honda credit for listening to the criticizm but on the other hand it makes you wonder what they were thinking in the first place? The reputation they earned from the last 20 years is not enough to carry a new model into sales record books amid the competitive small car market today.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,512
    I like the theory that the 2012 Civic was decontented as not to compete with the ILX - but I guess that doesn't hold as much water in Canada. The 12 really does have a bland cheap look to it, even the exterior plastic just doesn't look up to snuff. Really bad planning, I wonder what it cost them.

    Saw a Fisker Karma on the road not long ago.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    'Problems' need to be defined in order to interpret that graph.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    My wife has a 2013 Escape and the lower front control arms look awful because the are pretty big, so you notice them.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,012
    If your's has "rust" maybe you can head over that way and reassure folks.

    Need help navigating? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    I may have posted about that over there already.
    Maybe there will be a Customer Satisfaction program to address it.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,012

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Last winter I bought an '01 BMW 3-Series convertible and it looks like I may have started a trend to convertibles in my nabe as this winter three new flip-tops have appeared. One is even older than my 330CiC, it's a Geo Metro 3 banger bought by a guy who drives mostly big pickups (still has his long-bed Ford F150).

    The other two are brand new, one is a Volkswagen Eos with the folding hardtop. It looks pretty sharp in black but it's one of the few convertibles I've seen that actually looks better w the top raised.

    The other newbie is a dark grey Camaro SS with a black top. I'm not a big fan of the current Camaro h/t because the squashed roof makes it look like a cartoon version of the original Camaro. The convertible rook which is a tad higher (at least it looks it) looks much nicer to me. IMO the car looks great with the top up or down.

    For an area where the cars of choice are Camrys, Lacrosses and Grand Marquis that's progress! :shades:

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    ...another Chevrolet Spark, silver, outside the gym I go to last night.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Saw one today on the Whitehurst Freeway.

    Before that, a new Accord sedan, and a new Accord coupe.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,512
    Saw an Azera this morning too (like the Genesis, seems a lot of local Koreans choose these), and my first wrecked ATS, near a customized W212 E63 and a Testarossa with a lightweight front end:

  • Saw my first ATS this morning. Other than the swoop in the headlights, there is very little differentiation from it and the CTS. Still looks something that came from the same designer who had nothing but a ruler and a block of Butter for inspiration.

    Also saw a loaded new Mazda 6 Touring this morning. What a gorgeous looking car.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120 Buick Verrano turn left from Unruh onto Bingham and then left onto Fanshawe from Bingham in NE Philly.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Ouch on the Ferrari and the E63. At first I thought it was one of your nose-to-nose photo shoots with your E class and a Testarossa you acquired :shades:

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,512
    I'll admit I like the Testarossa, but I'd actually prefer one in white - very 80s. Would match the new car, too :shades: ">
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