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#10134 of 11405 Re: . [ateixeira]
Jan 23, 2013 (6:38 pm)
Luckily only a lunatic would restore a W124 or W126, and there are MB hoarder/parters out there who keep things. For some of the less upscale cars that were clunked, maybe not so much - but I doubt anyone will be hunting down a piece of trim for a 92 Exploder.
For new cars, saw a rental Altima.
Jan 24, 2013 (5:53 am)
A truck load of new Mazda 6's. All different trim levels, the loaded ones with either 18's or 19's really look good. Might be the best looking midsize in the segment.
Also a few new ES350's with the Predator Grill, nice looking car otherwise.
The new (updated) Subaru Outback seems to be doing well, I've seen quite a few of them (Only giveaway that they are new is the new Blocky Foglight surrounds harkening back to the original Outback.
S60 T6 in what Volvo calls "Rebel Blue". This one was an R-design with Gun-metal rims, and lower valences around the rear exhaust tips. The nose on those is a bit too long, but otherwise a great looking car.
#10136 of 11405 Caddies spotted...
Jan 24, 2013 (6:15 am)
...deep blue Cadillac SRX spotted at Bleigh and Oxford Avenue in NE Philly and a white Cadillac XTS in the parking lot at work.
#10137 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [anythngbutgm]
Jan 24, 2013 (2:01 pm)
Now why does a mid size sedan need 19s?
Overkill all the way. Think of the unsprung weight and all the extra work the brakes do to stop all that rotational inertia. I bet you could shave half a second off the 0-60 time if 16s fit on there.
Not to mention tire costs.
Sorry, end rant.
#10138 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [ateixeira]
Jan 24, 2013 (2:26 pm)
Not to mention ride quality, either. Unless it is a leviathan old Bentley or has some amazing air suspension system, a modern car can't wear the sidewalls on a 19" wheel to make it ride acceptably - especially for a middle of the road sedan.
Speaking of new, on the 10th, Lexus announced via facebook that it would release something related to the IS Sportcross in "6 days". Today is the 24th, nothing.
#10139 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [fintail]
Jan 24, 2013 (2:37 pm)
Yeah, a large car or SUV with some sidewall could handle it, but this is going to have those rubber bands for tires.
Lexus pulled off an elaborate joke to fool you specifically.
#10140 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [ateixeira]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (3:44 pm)
19" wheels come on Toyota Venzas, Tiguan SEL, etc, etc... You can't get away from them...
Poor suckers buy Venzas and Highlanders, and can't understand why they are so bad in the snow... It's ridonkulous..
A friend of mine bought a used Mazda CX-9.. had to have the Grand Touring for all the toys, but the standard wheel on that trim line is 20"!! Sucks to be him when he has to replace those $350 tires...
#10141 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [kyfdx]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:09 pm)
I think Murano has 20s.
Style over substance.
#10142 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [kyfdx]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:57 pm)
My wife is on her 3rd Escape. 04 has 16 inch wheels, 09 has 17 inch wheels and the 13 has 19 inch wheels.
After she drove the 13 in her first bad snow commute, she said it was no big deal.
#10143 of 11405 Re: Heading to the dealer [explorerx4]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (5:21 pm)
Yeah, my wife drove the car to McDonalds with a flat front tire. It's over a mile. I don't solicit her opinions on vehicle handling, any more..