Last post on May 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
#10181 of 10919 Re: . [ateixeira]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:38 am)
And numb lifeless response, too - some users called them out on it, with no reply. I suspect that model would actually lure over some new customers.
#10182 of 10919 Spotted...
Feb 04, 2013 (11:44 am)
...burgundy-colored Ford Fusion on Fuller Street near Tabor in NE Philly.
#10183 of 10919 Couple of different occassions...
Feb 04, 2013 (1:44 pm)
Spotted a pair of identically colored C-Maxes at Trader Joes one morning. One leaving the parking lot, while the other was coming up the road behind it. Neat looking buggy.
Also, went to one of those touchless car washs and there were 3 bays, and a total of 10 cars in those bays or waiting in line. 6 of them were new CR-V's... Wow, has that thing taken off.
Also an odd event this morning, It was like Noahs Ark at one of the stoplights near work. A pair of Corollas, a Pair of Escapes, a pair of Accords, a Pair of Fiat 500's, and a Pair of Tacomas all leaving the stop light. Then 2 pairs of Civics at a light further down my commute...
On a side note, great game last night, too bad the 9'ers didn't come back all the way to win. And a double murderer gets the glorious storybook ending...
#10184 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [anythngbutgm]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:27 am)
Buy a lotto ticket with #2.
#10185 of 10919 Spotted...
Feb 05, 2013 (11:39 am)
...my first Ford Taurus Police Interceptor in Philadelphia Police Department livery at Oxford Avenue and Chandler in NE Philly. The PPD has a very diverse fleet, but mostly Crown Vics and Impalas with a few Dodge Charger Hemis used by the Highway Patrol.
#10186 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [anythngbutgm]
Feb 05, 2013 (11:43 am)
There's a new CRV in my workplace parking garage. The woman who owns it leaves around the same time I do, and several times I have watched her back out, very amusing. She will creep out at probably under 1mph, slowly turning, usually having to stop and re-aim the car. Every time. I wonder if visibility is bad in them, or the camera (I assume standard) is hard for some people to interpret. She's also probably about 5'1", which might add to it. I've never actually driven on a street behind her, and I should probably be thankful for that.
#10187 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [fintail]
Feb 05, 2013 (12:10 pm)
lol, ya being 5' 1" probably doesn't help, but the rear visibility isn't great. One thing Honda did this time around which is dissapointing is shrink the rear window height. They are also ridiculously tinted... The backup camera is great when backing in, but I don't know how helpful it would be backing out because it is aimed more towards the ground and the view gets kinda skewed as you look further back from the bumper.
#10188 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [fintail]
Feb 05, 2013 (1:04 pm)
At least she's being cautious. Who wants to ding up their new car?
#10189 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [tifighter]
Feb 05, 2013 (1:07 pm)
She'd be better off to back in - seems most good drivers I know do it that way. There's cautious, and there's overdoing it. I can back my car in without hitting the brake or even turning my head, I just use mirrors.
But I will excuse her as the tall wagon is relatively new, and probably has visibility issues relative to a normal car.
#10190 of 10919 Re: Couple of different occassions... [fintail]
Feb 05, 2013 (2:49 pm)
Much better than the folks who back out rushing and carelessly.