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I spotted a NEW (insert make/model) today!

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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,964
    There's a new black one in town.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,451
    a new Gray M5 and brick color S60.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Truckload of Tesla S drove down my street around 8AM today, saw a truckload of shrink wrapped Audis on the road, and someone test driving a 2014 E-class.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,001
    Just got back from driving over to a local old car show. On the way there I actually saw two different Chevy Volts, one white and one silver. Very unusual siting in this area. Also saw two GM version Hummers which aren't that unusual around here, but personally I'd just get the Tahoe.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,705
    >two different Chevy Volts, ... Very unusual sighting in this area.

    I've seen more and more Volts the last few months actually being driven on the road for what looks like commuting use. Because they don't have the odd style of a Prius, I suspect a lot of Volts get overlooked by me when I'm out and about.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Went out car looking with a friend of mine. First to check out the Juke - instant no-go as all on the lot had manual seat with no lumbar, and apparently power seat with lumbar is not possible, per the salesman. Then to Volvo - he first wanted to see a C30 but they had no new ones and just 2 used base models in stock, then I recommended the S60. He liked that one a lot, especially the highline Platinum trim (49K MSRP, wonder what the lease is). Then to MB - for some reason he likes the GLK, test drove a CPO one - he likes the size, I told him to wait for the diesel. Saw a nicely equipped 14 E350 wagon in the showroom along with a few 14 E sedans, and a 699 lease on a C63. Walked through the Bentley lot, saw everything from base 180K Continentals to a 360K+ Mulsanne. Jaguar lot is adjacent, saw an F-Type, 104K sticker.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,001
    Tell your friend if he wants a Volvo or Jaguar, better strike pretty soon. I don't imagine it will be all that long before their Chinese owners move production all over to mainland China. Yeah, I'll sure want to plop down a wad of cash for Chinese quality!!!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Jag is Indian, IIRC. But Chinese or Indian production for either would kill them in the developed world. Part of the image for both is where they are made. I'll freely admit I'd be hesitant to buy a Volvo right now just because I don't really want to support Chinese ownership. Kind of the shame as the cars still seem nice enough (S60 is assembled in Belgium, I think).
  • berriberri Posts: 4,001
    edited June 2013
    I think you're right about India and Jag. Not good to confuse those two countries - I think they pretty much dislike each other!

    I saw some Volvo's at an auto show this past winter. One thing stuck me though. They all had cream colored leather interiors and all of the driver's seats seemed to already have stains from blue jeans getting in and out of them. The Volvo's did seem to be priced competitively for their segment though. I think the seats grabbed my attention because it was just down a bit from Lincoln that also had that creme leather thing going. Those didn't have the rubs or stains. They both seem to me as similar mid tier brands; not lux, but a cut above Toyota, Ford, etc. So it was kind of interesting, especially since ford isn't really known for quality leather seating.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    edited June 2013
    At least India isn't engaging in actions that try to undermine the US, not that I know of at least. I still don't want a car from those areas anyway.

    That Volvo sounds like the interior needed some kind of treatment or protectant. That's a big risk with light interiors. The S60 seems to be at C-class pricing, but offer maybe a third more size. They can be loaded up to 50K, but you can get a base closer to 30K, and it is pretty base. However, brand cachet comes into play, and that's where the battle becomes difficult.

    Maybe it's just me, but for a non super-lux car, I have no problem with a passable pleather interior. Nothing wrong with MB-Tex, most people can't tell the difference between it and a standard leather anyway. The base leather in some Asian and American models is nothing to brag about.

    Speaking of India, saw a new style Range Rover this morning.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    XJL in my hotel parking lot. Impressive car, and big. I'd rock it.

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

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,394
    I have been seeing a lot of the newest and smallest Buick. It's hard to tell from a Regal but I've had a look at the lettering on the tail. Both Regals and Verranos lack the sharp styyling of the Lacrosse perhaps because they are Opel-based.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Is the Verano really Opel based? I had thought it was based on a Chinese market car.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,601
    The Verano is based on the Delta II platform which underpins the Chevy Cruze and Orlando, the Opel Astra, the Buick Excelle as well as others. The Excelle is a Chinese market Buick.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,451
    silvery/blue S70 hard top convertible
    Black Chevy Cruze.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Is it Opel or Korean then?

    Saw a LWB Jag XJ, new style 911 cabrio, and no Teslas today.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,601
    Is it Opel or Korean then?

    It was developed by Opel to be a global platform. I guess you can call it German.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,910
    Maybe Korean designed then? I was thinking something about it was Asian.

    Saw the same "AMG" plated Tesla again today, newer M6, new rental Edge Limited.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,601
    Maybe Korean designed then? I was thinking something about it was Asian.

    Depending on what one reads, it was either designed by Opel or GM Korea led the development with a major assist from Opel. In any case - it's really a global platform as the Cruze is sold worldwide virtually unchanged.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    Black Audi S5 at Bingham and Martins Mill Road in NE Philly.
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