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  • Man that lady in the Milan commericals is gorgeous. Not a bad looking car either....
  • At least Caddy took a risk and it paid off. They have to be agressive and uniquely American. Copying BMW/Mercedes/Lexus will never work.
  • I live on L Island, NY..you know the land of BMW/Mercedes/Audi and I see CTS'S absolutely all over the place and being driven by people of all ages.
  • The Japanese have been onto something for 30 years. When you think about it the Lexus LS430 which is soon to be the LS460 offers all the luxury, engineering, technowizardy and dealer treatment of the Germans WITHOUT making a living in their respect…
  • I saw them on the road. Awful just awful. Ford has lost it's marbles.
  • "After all, I got the useless $800 moonroof." Man you got that right. I had a moonroof on my three last cars and boy are they useless. Hardly ever used those stupid things. But if you want the higher trim models they almost always have moonroofs…
  • Good call by the Dealer. Try asking for 4,000 of an ES 350. Lincoln is trying to rebuild the brand. No worse worse way to cheapen it than to give the cars away. And I don't know where you live but where I live luxury cars always sell.
  • The caddy STS has a nice interior.
  • That a midlevel Hyundai has a better interior than just about any of the American nameplates. I don't know why the domestics cannot make an interior like this.
  • I have to admire your honesty, pmerk. My wife and I own a 2007 SEL AWD Ford Fusion and the interior fit and finish is outstanding, and one of our favorite features. The materials are top notch. The Fusion/Milan interior is surprisingly nice and th…
  • Best interiors in this price class? VW Indeed, although the Passat got worse even though they keep raising the prices on it. The worst? A draw between the Avenger/Sebring and G6 I sat in every 2007 Dodge/Chrysler sedan or coupe and the hard pla…
  • I did. Never mind that physco babble stuff I was muttering earlier. Sorry Lol. No problem. I did examine myself mentally and came out ok, I think anyway. Seriously, what caused me to agree with you on the Jetta was that an acquaintance of mine g…
  • Jetta. I was disappointed that it didn't improve over the last one but I don't think the car got worse either except for the trunk lining. When you get wood trim you still get real wood. When you get leather you still get high quality leather Yes, …
  • My initial plan was to get a camry, after renting the new camry it made me look at German brands. But supposedly VW's are a hit or miss, if you get lucky you get a tank and it'll rarely break down and if you're unlucky you get a lemon and VWoA doesn…
  • Perhaps, but only because they (Nissan) had a lot of room for improvement. Nissans interiors were never pitiful. GM owned that category. They were average. Now IMO the Altima has surpassed the Camry inside. When it comes to interior fit and f…
  • Backy: GM has nowhere to go but up but it is true the Caddy CTS is stunning inside and the Buick Enclave is gorgeous. The new Malibu interior was too cheap looking and feeling. I was dissapointed. The Mazda CX-9 is stunning inside. You are right …
  • Pengwin: the fit/finish and quality of materials used in the interiors of cars has nose dived the past 2 years with few exceptions. I leased a 2000 Toyota Solara SLE with leather and owned a 2005 Camry XLE with leather. Both of these cars had thic…
  • That reminds me of something I read in Reader's Digest once: Only in America will you find people getting into their car and driving 1/2 mile to the local health club to exercise. I doubt it's only in America. My health club is about a mile away I…
  • ELadies and Gentlemen, this is why European cars and SUV's are better. They are engineered for things that most drivers won't use them for. An Escalade can barely move in a straight line. It's steering,suspension and brakes are not capable for pr…
  • nope...havent changed my mind...after sitting in the 08 Malibu..it made my mind up to go for the CTS...since Im in a 04 Maxx now...I wanted to give the Malibu its fair shot.....since it would be about 16K less than my CTS....but after all considered…
  • All makes and models are supposed to improve on the previous generation. The fact that this new Malibu is much better than the outgoing model is irrelevant. The point is can this car compete with Camry/Accord/Altima? Three models which in combined…
  • This and other GM models are fast changing that. I have no doubt that the Malibu will gain some huge market share, because this actually feels like a respectable model. Camry will still be no. 1- for now. But in 5-10 years? It's going to take a str…
  • Took a long look at the new Malibu at the Long Island Car show. Looks very nice on the outside. Interior is better BUT (insert the killer phrase here) it's still not up to the level of Toyota ( which has gone down) Honda ( ditto) or Nissan ( which …
  • Instead of crying buy oil futures and you will profit too. IF you are so confident we are "going to run out of oil" than it wouldn't be much of a gamble to you now would it.
  • You're right there isn't an endless supply of crude. Only 1,000 years worth by conservative estimates and 2,000 by more liberal estimates. Simple logic dictates we increase production and capcity to refine. We heard the same nonsense in 1970's.…
  • We don't need to be come oil independent. We need to increase refining capacity and increase domestic production/exporation. Once the geopolticial situation calms down particulalry Venzuela and we have gotten serious about production we can return…
  • If you want to be carless why are you posting on an automotive forum?
  • You: According to this web site anyone over $100k is in the top 5%. me: True but top 5% where I live is middle class due to the price of housing/property and state taxes we pay. thats where the federal income tax system is a joke as well. Practic…
  • No one can agree on who is rich, upper middle, middle or poor and besides people move between income all time anywya. The word rich is the same as specia linterest..it depends on who you ask. I have a fmaily of 6 live on Li lsand NY and my Family …
  • People don't benefit from society they get an education and skills to earn what they can. The only people benefitting are those who don't earn but take from those who do. IF you make 4 times as much as the next guy should pay 4 times as much in ta…
  • Whose "they"?
  • No it's not that simple.
  • The middle class pays nothing in Federal income tax. Five years ago I was single amd making between 35-40k a year. My Fed income tax bill was a joke. Got a refund for just about what little I paid. A friend of mine at the same time was single and…
  • China has an increased demand as they develop. Worldwide production,exploration and refinement of petroleum needs to increase. OPEC needs to be brought under some measure of control to increase output. Refineries need to be built. We are not "run…
  • Look at the new Tahoe, both inside and out. Gorgeous. GM knows how to build large SUV's that people want. They just can't do the same with passenger cars.
  • Of course, comparing raw statistics is not the entire story. Camry also offers intangibles like: - Toyota reputation for reliability - Engine refinement - Interior quality - Fit and finish These items might be worth the price difference alo…
  • and dissapoint all who loved the concept car.
  • I agree with you on everything you said I just thought you embellished a bit, but you did acknowledge that the guy may have not realized it. Certainly when a vehicle does "enter the next generation" the previous model year of the last usually 3 or …
  • "His lexus was a 2003 though and an RX300 with a lot more miles. A completely and totally different vehicle then the 2004 RX330 his daughter was looking at." Come on. Salesperson speak at it's finest. The RX 330 looks a little different from the …
  • A lot of Toyota buyers- like my wife and her whole family are enamored with their products. M