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

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    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: 39,993
    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: 39,993
    Didn't realize it was a hatchback. :blush:

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,509
    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: 9,614
    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: 14,168
    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 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,509
    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: 15,120
    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: 7,742
    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: 10,824
    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: 2,626
    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: 15,120
    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: 5,511
    " 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: 9,614
    Obviously, your acquaintance is bipolar. I wish I was bipolar. :)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,509
    Saw a Tesla S today that lacked the optional turn signal package - they must be building them like BMWs now :shades:
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    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: 9,614
    A black Fiat 500 Abarth
    and a black jacked up Mini
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    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: 33,509
    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: 2,626
    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

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