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#10091 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [ateixeira]
Jan 18, 2013 (8:56 am)
I think in the last year or two, it must have sold only to fleets. Outclassed by pretty much all of the competition. It's funny that on a cheap or mainstream car, a little chrome can do a lot.
Oh, saw a Buick Verano, which has a profile somewhat similar to a Sentra.
#10092 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [fintail]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:12 am)
The redesign likely got more than chrome, but I have to see one in person before my final verdict.
DC Auto show is 2 weeks away!
#10093 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [ateixeira]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:21 am)
I sat in a few at he dealership and was quite impressed...it's a nice little driver! So nice that I would consider buying another after the lemon '03 that I had and sold right before the 3/36k was up...gremlins the dealers couldn't fix. But the new one is so much better and comfortable to boot..fits in well with the family siblings.
Saw a pic of the new Forte and it looked a lot like a small Ford Fusion as I recall...prefer the current model except the horrid dash layout...with all the hard plastics it just is not something I'd want to face year after year personally. I do like the 5 door concept though and since our great luck with my kid's Hyundai Accent, I'd have no problem going with a Kia. As I've mentioned in another forum, the only domestic brand I'd buy right now is the Buick Verano. Except for the poor vision out the rear with the headrests in place, I was extremely impressed without even taking a test drive. Comfortable seating with great ergonomics and controls right where they should be...I just felt so comfortable and at home in that car that if things were different, I'd sigh the papers today and trade my beloved Civic! It's that good!
#10094 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [sandman_6472]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:34 am)
I'm more of a hatch guy. The Versa Note looks better than the Versa sedan, but the latter is so cheapened and I'm afraid to check out the Note.
Should be dirt cheap, though.
#10095 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [ateixeira]
Jan 18, 2013 (11:27 am)
Philly show is tomorrow! Even expanded it again this year (after expanding it last year, up 100K SF since 2011).
Even better, scored 2 free tickets thanks to friends in high places at SOA.
first time in about 5 years too that my son is going with me. If he can manage to find a job in May when he graduates college, that will be the next sales story from my clan.
he is already online looking. I try to point out that maybe he should be job looking first, but that has not seem to sunk in yet. Chip off the old block!
#10096 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [stickguy]
Jan 18, 2013 (11:29 am)
I worked the day after my graduation.
A short break isn't bad...but get the job first!
#10097 of 10927 Spotted...
Jan 18, 2013 (12:04 pm)
...dark blue Cadillac XTS travelling west on Napfle Street near Verree in NE Philly.
#10098 of 10927 Re: Altima, Sentra [ateixeira]
Jan 18, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I took about 6 weeks off, didn't start looking til about a month before. Of course, the Y2K malaise economy was like a 1950s boom compared to now.
Jan 18, 2013 (5:40 pm)
This is old car week in Arizona when the big name car auctions come to town to show off the collectibles. T5here's plenty of new metal to be seen as well, either driven by well-heeled prospective buyers or being shown at the auctions.
So far I've seen:
-Jag XJ, these are really big especially if you look at their size compared to the big Jags of yore. Looked great in dark green, not so much in snow white.
-Audi A7, same deal, the white one I saw didn't look that good for a new Audi but then I saw a metallic grey one, niiice!
-Porsche (981) Boxster S, looks even nicer than in photos, it actually looks smaller than older models by a little but lines are more agressive. Me want!
-McLaren MP-4 Something, Something-C. I saw one last year and wasn't that impressed but this year they were showing off a copper colored coupe and a dark grey Spider. Both looked (and sounded) great.
No new Corvettes so far but everywhere you go you see new Pony Cars- Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers all seem equally popular.
Jan 19, 2013 (7:53 pm)
New Escape has turned up in my parking garage at home. Also saw a late model Maserati Quattroporte going ~35 with the windows down (temperature per my car's readout was 34F).