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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,742
    Audi Q8. Great proportions vs the Q7. I can see why it’s popular.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Saw another E wagon on the highway this morning. I tried to catch up for maybe some brotherhood recognition, but I had to exit.

    I've also seen a ton of the big boy Subaru lately.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    a new RAV4. In Cab service in NYC.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    I've seen a couple Ford Ecosport lately, more than I have seen before. Those small SWB CUVs still don't look right to me, like they are intended for a less developed market. Then again, given some socio-economics, maybe that's good planning.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,556
    fintail said:

    I've seen a couple Ford Ecosport lately, more than I have seen before. Those small SWB CUVs still don't look right to me, like they are intended for a less developed market. Then again, given some socio-economics, maybe that's good planning.

    Weren't they originally for India?

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    I think you may be correct, it has that or a China look to it.
    Michaell said:



    Weren't they originally for India?

  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,139
    Michaell said:

    fintail said:

    I've seen a couple Ford Ecosport lately, more than I have seen before. Those small SWB CUVs still don't look right to me, like they are intended for a less developed market. Then again, given some socio-economics, maybe that's good planning.

    Weren't they originally for India?
    I’m pretty sure they originated in India.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2019 Honda HR-V EX
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,742
    The slowest car that C&D tested last year.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,044
    edited June 2019
    Ecosport made in India.
    Saw a Titan XD.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,425
    Toyota Mirai. Burgundy color.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 5,194

    I like Chevys, lifelong thing the way other people like a sports team, and have had good service with them, but I just can't like the new Blazer. I think "Nissan" when I look at one, with the quarter panel kick-up. Made in Mexico, too.

    RE.: Your wife being a 'brand snob'; I am too, but a reverse-brand snob, LOL. I'm proud that the most I ever paid for a new vehicle was $24K and that was our '05 Uplander van. Our '19 Equinox LT was two grand below that. And I think that's too much money, LOL.

    Another Chevy I just can't like : Camaro. I've tried. I don't.

    On the other hand, I very-much like the C7 Corvette in base trim. A good buy too in that class I think.

    I read they take their last C7 orders on June 23.

    I agree that the Camaro is ugly and the Corvette is gorgeous.
  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 5,194
    A BMW 228i. Looked older, like a 5-10 yo 3-series. Was this a 3 series with a smaller engine from overseas? Or a different series?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,044
    My next door neighbor brought home a new A220 sedan.
    sat in the passenger seat to check it out a bit, seems nice.
    It's red, but almost exactly the same color as the 10 year old 3 series she sold, kind of amazing.
    I told her Mercedes really wanted her to buy one of their cars, so they made one in her color. :)
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    I liked that car when we saw it at the car show.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822

    Saw a new style G-Wagen on the road today, and yet another new Corolla.

  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,139
    A red Civic Type R shined up to beat the band. Man, that wing is big.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2019 Honda HR-V EX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    I’ve seen a couple new corollas. And a few altimas. Was expecting more of them, but might just not notice them.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,629
    The other day in a parking lot I walked behind a new Camry - I think it was the top-line model, the XSE. White with a black roof IIRC. But since I went behind it I got to see those black things hanging down from the taillights.



    I was surprised to see they are apparently black plastic fake slit vents. They have louvers of a sort molded into them. Once again I am reminded of Nancy Kerrigan: "Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?" :'(

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    Sporty!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Over styling at it's finest.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,044
    The new Camry does have a sporty design, but those fake vents and taillight corners that look like the red broke off diminish the look.
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  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,425
    I was in Japan again two weeks ago and saw a number of US Camrys being used for taxi service. Mostly hybrids, but still a big car in Japan. I was a little surprised.

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    Those aren't plastic slit vents, they are tears of joy B)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Saw a Karma Revero on the road today, appeared to be an almost 50s looking pale blue color.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,044
    Video of new Explorer being assembled, about 5-6 minutes long.
    https://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/67366-2020-explorer-production-video/
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,044
    My neighbor who bought the red A220, is now driving a black CLA
    After 5 days, SRS and service required popped up.
    So now waiting of some part.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,139

    My neighbor who bought the red A220, is now driving a black CLA
    After 5 days, SRS and service required popped up.
    So now waiting of some part.

    Have them call @driver100 and he can explain the many advantages to owning a Benz. That should make them feel much better. :D
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2019 Honda HR-V EX
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    .... pass the popcorn. This is gonna be good

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    First year model might have a quirk here and there, breaking news?

    I am surprised at the very few A sedans I have seen on the road. But maybe not, given the CUV craze still in high gear.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Sedans just don’t sell.

    I was having a conversation with a guy at work about this the other day. If you want an SUV you have tons of choices, sedans are much more limited.

    At least they are discounted well.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • motoentmotoent Posts: 8
    Yeah, same problem abroad. In Germany, it's station wagon central. They had to invent the four-door "coupe"--like the Mercedes CLS or BMW gran coupe--to get people to buy a four-door car with a trunk again, just as long as it's not called a sedan.

    Of course, you can combine the two concepts and then you end up with the "shooting brake," which brings me to my spot ...


  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    I think trunkback sedans have an old people stigma in some places - I know in Germany, an E sedan is considered a "Rentnertraum" - pensioner's dream. Traditional sedans seem to carry the best lease deals on this side of the pond, anyway.

    Wagons have an even worse image in the US, BMW dropped the 5er wagon for NA a decade ago, and E wagons make up a whopping 4% of E sales. I drivee an E wagon, and more than one co-worker gave me a funny look when I told them about it - they all wanted me to get some kind of SUV. No surprise, the ones I even kind of like, I can't afford.

    Cool video, makes me want to go back to Germany asap. Lane discipline, such a weird concept.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,161
    Audi won't even bring the RS4 Avant (wagon) to us in the USA :(
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    MB won'y give us a C wagon of any flavor - and the killer is they are sold in Canada.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 2,074
    fintail said:

    MB won'y give us a C wagon of any flavor - and the killer is they are sold in Canada.

    I was an adolescent during a period when the fashion among young men was pants so tight that going downstairs could ultimately substitute for a vasectomy. It's amazing what people will do or not do in the name of looking good.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv. (RIP 2001 Jaguar XK8 cnv and 1985 MB 380SE [the best of the lot])

  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    A220 is the new Canadian, now Airbus jet Delta just started flying. Even though smaller than a B737, Boeing tried to claim it was unfair competition.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Gotta keep those sweet GLA/GLC profit margins. I am quite surprised we get the A trunkback sedan.

    Canada also gets the E53 wagon. I like the I6, but I am not sold on the sport trim and suspension, I prefer the lux trim on my car.

    Got behind a C63S coupe in traffic while in the fintail today. Talk about extremes. Also several new Corollas, all rentals. Lots of festivals etc in this region for the week, so we are loaded up with tourists. Tons of Altima rentals, too.

    bhill2 said:



    I was an adolescent during a period when the fashion among young men was pants so tight that going downstairs could ultimately substitute for a vasectomy. It's amazing what people will do or not do in the name of looking good.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Had a few minutes to pass today, stopped by MB, Porsche, BMW, and Audi lots (they are all within a couple miles here). MB highlights were a white on white S560 cabrio ($156K), white AMG GT 4 door coupe ($162K),
    unusually lightly equipped S560 coupe that I think was around $130K (not showing up in inventory) and an assortment of usual cars - no wagons on site. Porsche appeared to have received a full day's production of Macan - every color and variety stacked like firewood around the lot, barely room to move. Audi had a similar volume of Q5 to the point where parking was hard to find. BMW had a couple of new M340 sedans in the $60-65K range, a M3 CS for something like $120K, X7 at $110K.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Saw a goodie at the grocery store today. E400 wagon, 17-18 model. Grey, lux trim like mine, 18" wheels (mine are 19"), but apparent full load otherwise, I could see it had distronic and HUD, and the big deal, a Designo interior. Someone paid up for that baby when new, probably around 90K.
  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    ...and are still paying for it with the dollars in depreciation B)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Those who actually buy one can afford it B)

    IIRC E wagon buyers have been the wealthiest MB customer demographic for some time. I came along to lower the numbers a little :)
  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    Personally, I think MB wagons look better than their SUV/CUV companions. The wagon has a sleekness to it.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    I won't disagree. Although I like G-Wagens for what they are, I think the best looking normal MB SUV/CUV is the GLC - and it resembles a lifted C wagon. I am still irked that the hardworking MBA braintrust at MBUSA doesn't offer the C wagon here, but I suppose the profit margins are larger on the bloatlings.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,425
    Silver MB EQC while in Amsterdam. The new electric one. GLC sized. Not the prettiest face.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,008
    On my drive home from picking up my daughter near Atlanta, a very nice black with black vinyl top, tear drop factory alloys with correct whitewalls, a 93 Cadillac Fleetwood fwd. It had N.C. plates and was keeping up with the 75 mph traffic. It was 90 degrees out, ac must have been working, windows were closed and the driver looked relaxed and enjoying the drive.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    On the road today new Mazda 3 super blind spot edition, and at the visitor parking area at work, an E450 cabrio in dark blue on white with a white steering wheel.
  • texasestexases Posts: 8,997
    I was stunned when I saw pics of that Mazda, and not in a good way.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    at Lowe's, a Corolla hatch with temp tags. Actually not too bad looking, but I only saw it from the rear and side!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Most Toyota’s look ok....until you see the front.

    They are “butta-faces”

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    Maybe the Corolla was a west coast launch, seeing numerous sedans on the road now, lots of rentals. Also saw a hatch model today.
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