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#10277 of 10921 Re: Spottings... [ateixeira]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:41 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [tifighter]
Feb 08, 2013 (5:05 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [ateixeira]
Feb 08, 2013 (6:37 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [berri]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:44 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:57 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 08, 2013 (8:01 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 10921 Re: Spottings... [berri]
Feb 08, 2013 (8:05 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.
#10284 of 10921 Re: Spottings... [boomchek]
Feb 09, 2013 (8:47 am)
Chrysler gets the most improved interiors award for sure. Dad's 200 convertible is nice inside. I'd like to see a full redesign of the 200 to see what they can do to the rest of the car, though.
Feb 11, 2013 (12:08 pm)
Out on foot this morning, saw a Tesla sedan. Then walked to the post office about an hour ago - saw a truck carrying 5 (!) Tesla sedans.
Feb 11, 2013 (12:16 pm)
That's a month's worth of sales.