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

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    Saw a new Impala LTZ on the road - pano, fancier wheels, etc, it was red, not a rental.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    Black Fiat 500-L with white roof on Bingham Street near Robbins in NE Philly.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,451
    a new ES hybrid
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Black, and going gangbusters on the Interstate (at least 85) before cutting over three lanes to an exit.

    Dealer plates.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    Encore.... Tiny little sucker.

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

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Haven't seen one yet at the airports but I like them. A bit too pricey but bet they'll be quieter than the Sparks I've driven. Buicks tend to do a nice job with their noise reduction and interiors as the Chevy looks decent enough though a bit low rent.

    The Sandman

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

  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    You can hear a pin drop at 80mph in my Lacrosse.

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

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    The Lacrosse and Regal I did drive was extremely quiet and was very impressed even though I only drove them each for under 10 minutes. I've not been able to snag any Buick product for an extended run yet as someone always seems to walk a bit faster to the particular vehicle than I do. In fact, yesterday was the first time I was right in front of a vehicle I wanted to drive that was chosen to go to the auction so I grabbed it even though my co-worker tried to nudge me out of the way...he did it in fun so we both laughed but he actually gave me a small body slam to move me away! I know my time will come to get a Buick for a longer trip once season ramps up again...gotta try that Verano!!!

    The Sandman

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

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707
    edited August 2013
    >You can hear a pin drop at 80mph in my Lacrosse.

    Just returned from a trip to Pure Michigan Saturday at 78 mph and can carry on a normal voice conversation in a 2003 leSabre with 160,000 mi and Michelins worn about 60%. Cobalt also has a similar quiet ability although there's some air noise from underneath above 70 mph (new Michelins).

    [IMG] http://www.michigan.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/PureMichigan.jpg [/IMG]

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    I've driven a similar vintage LeSabre and yes very quiet, my 98 Eighty Eight (same basic car I believe) wasn't bad either.

    I recently drove the 04 Grand Marquis from south Jersey to Richmond and was surprised how quiet that thing still is. Managed to squeak out 25 MPG running at 75-85 the whole way. Not bad for a dinosaur!

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

  • berriberri Posts: 4,004
    I actually saw a very basic new Impala LS on the road with cloth interior, so they are not all loaded ones on the lot. No rental sticker on it, but an old guy was driving it.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    I was at the SLC airport a few weeks ago. Avis had the new Impalas everywhere. Not a bad looking car.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,004
    I think the Impala is a pretty sharp car too and it's styling lines and cues may actually stay fresh longer than some of the new Ford stuff, but of course styling is a very subjective and individual thing. Unfortunately, the large sedan is a shrinking market I'm afraid. I think if GM had put that kind of styling effort into the Malibu they'd have a home run on their hands. It gives me some hope that GM might be starting to return to it's former styling leadership! I guess time will tell the story one way or the other.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,159
    I was in Boston over the weekend and I had my car parked in two different garages during that time. Each one had an Avis rental hub and not one of them had the new Impala. Old ones sure, but no new ones so far. They had a ton of Cruzes and quite a few Rentibus, but no Impalas. Oh, they even had a couple of Volts as well.

    I was kind of disappointed because it could have given me a chance to view one up close without having to deal with going to a dealer and getting the runaround...

    Still a pretty scarce car here in N.E. I have only seen 2 on the roads so far.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,601
    I was in Boston over the weekend and I had my car parked in two different garages during that time. Each one had an Avis rental hub and not one of them had the new Impala.

    Probably because the Impalas are at the airport location. Boston is in full tourist mode at this time of year and the hotel locations are geared toward residents renting for the day or weekend.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Now that the tech is out there and with the success of the Caddy ATS, hopefully the next generation Malibu will get the attention it needs to be one of the best midsizers out there. We drove one up to West Palm yesterday, an LTZ unit, and it is a looker but the interior is still a disappointment unfortunately. It drives well enough but it's really dated compared to the new Sonata I also drove yesterday...it just feels so old school. If GM just gets all the pieces to fit, it could give the Accord and others a good run for the $ as there are many folks who want to purchase American and the Buick Regal being a bit to expensive.

    GM knows what they have to do and I know they will step up to the plate with the next generation Malibu.

    The Sandman

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585
    and saw a huge # of the new Rav4s. Wife thinks they are ugly, but they must be selling a ton of them.

    also saw a number of the C Maxx Fords. either they are finally getting out there, or just a coincidence.

    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: 32,914
    Lots of the RAV are rentals, too.

    Saw an ATS rental today, barcode read LCAR (luxury class).
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Fin, saw a black Fintail like yours over by the Sixt place here in Lauderdale...it's been there for a few months now and never seems to move. A real sharp vehicle!!

    The Sandman

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

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    My second in the wild - this one was parked in front of a Fresh Market (upscale grocery).
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