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#10274 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (11:56 am)
Oh yeah, I see that on the Limited. 37K USD. A far cry from the ugly lumpy Santa Fe of 10 years ago.
Canadian sites don't ask for a postcode, do they. Funny. I know German sites don't. The sales pitch must be higher pressure in the US.
#10275 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [fintail]
Feb 08, 2013 (12:05 pm)
Canadian sites do ask for it. I guess it's mainly for tracking traffic and sometimes frieght/pdi charges and regional offers vary across the country.
#10276 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [explorerx4]
Feb 08, 2013 (1:19 pm)
The C-Max has a 2l engine and more combined power. Real world mileage is high 30s, but the fuel tank is bigger so I was OK with that. The kids were not OK with the rear seat, unfortunately.
I also want a small car and the C-Max is shorter than the regular Prius (much shorter than the V).
Still bumming about that.
#10277 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [ateixeira]
Feb 08, 2013 (2:41 pm)
2014 Transit Connect. Will have optional pano roof. The short wheelbase model is only 174 inches long - the same as the C-Max.
Okay, I know this isn't what you are looking for. I'm just projecting...I really like the looks of the new Ford Vanlet. Its looking like a CCB year.
#10278 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [tifighter]
Feb 08, 2013 (4:05 pm)
Those are cool but the family found them repulsive looking and refused to even check it out. It was closed anyway at the DC show.
Toyota was next to Ford this year. Funny, because upstairs had been the domestic area, while the imports were in the basement. I guess Toyotas are mostly made here and they race in NASCAR so they moved.
For my family that meant we compared the C-max and Prius V back to back.
In the Prius family I like the C best (fuel misers should be small and light), then the V (pano), then the regular Prius last.
They didn't like the 3 SkyActiv either.
#10279 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [ateixeira]
Feb 08, 2013 (5:37 pm)
I've been looking at 2003 crossovers. One thing I noticed is that the latest Detroit offerings generally have much nicer interiors than the Asians. The latter are often just a sea of blah grey or black plastic, sometimes shiny, and they tend to look cheap. Hopefully the 2014 Highlander and Pilot will address this because neither is very attractive inside to me at least. Another weird thing, the new Traverse seemed to have better, more comfortable seats than the Enclave despite costing quite a bit less. The Buick had short seat bottoms in comparison - maybe because older people shrink as they age?
#10280 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [berri]
Feb 08, 2013 (6:44 pm)
Our friends have a new Durango. The interior is super nice in it and they used to have an X5, MDX, and a Mercedes GL before it.
Dodge has really nice interiors as of lately.
#10281 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (6:57 pm)
My cousin has a new Durango, I drove it once. Very nice rig, good fit and finish.
Saw another Santa Fe Sport today - no plates. And a new style Audi TT smoking like the A4 I saw yesterday. VWAG 4 cylinder engine goodness.
#10282 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:01 pm)
I noticed that too. Big honkin' hood on that Durango, but it's got to hold a Hemi, right? I think maybe this Marchionne is really starting to make a difference at Chrysler. Quality and style seem to be improving over there, that's for sure.
#10283 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [berri]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:05 pm)
Yeah much nicer than the plastics in the Calibers I was selling in 07 although I did drive a Caliber variant, the Jeep Patriot for a couple of years myself. Decent little pseudo SUV.