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#10357 of 10921 Re: Darts [berri]
Feb 22, 2013 (4:44 pm)
Import friendly I suppose. Not many manufacturing plants, lots of foreign diplomats, and a transient population. We do see a lot of livery cars on K street and on Capitol Hill, and cabs. Mix of stuff.
#10358 of 10921 Re: Darts [berri]
Feb 23, 2013 (9:19 am)
Isn't DC kind of like the west coast - a mostly import town?
DC to Boston is like that - coast to about 150 miles west. Highly educated, leaders instead of followers, et al.
Feb 24, 2013 (9:09 am)
Was taking the dog for a long walk and it looks like neighbor bought a new one.
Looked better out in the daylight vs at the auto show. Rear fenders actually look a bit muscular. I still think the rear looks like a Genesis but that's a handsome car as well.
Moonroof is tiny, that's a let down when the Optima has a huge dual roof.
Saw the new 2 screen Nav. Bottom half is touch screen, upper screen shows the map supposedly, smart solution to easy interface with no finger prints.
Thumbs up. Honda is trying again.
#10360 of 10921 Re: Accord EX-L Navi [ateixeira]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:47 pm)
Still not a fan of touchscreens, for the fingerprint issue. I am just too OCD. I do agree the Accord is a lot nicer looking than the previous one, more refined.
Saw an X1 today, looked barely taller than the Prius in front of it. It's really a wagon.
#10361 of 10921 Re: Accord EX-L Navi [fintail]
Feb 24, 2013 (8:12 pm)
I'm looking forward to sitting in the X1 at the next car show. Not enough headroom in a 3er, but like smaller/cheaper than X3. Get an X1 with rwd and (possibly) NO sunroof. Big hit to resale value, I know, but I like my headroom.
#10362 of 10921 Re: Accord EX-L Navi [fintail]
Feb 25, 2013 (10:17 am)
I just can't deal with scrolling to one letter at a time. Give me a full keyboard.
Took a road trip in an Audi S4 convertible and it took us 20 minutes to find the address for a Subaru dealer, for 2 reasons:
* Audi actually removes Subaru dealers from their POI database (what if your wife owns one?)
* Entering the street address manually was a one-letter-at-a-time affair
Voice recognition is better so hopefully you can avoid that in newer Audis, but otherwise give me a touch screen any day.
#10363 of 10921 Re: Accord EX-L Navi [texases]
Feb 25, 2013 (10:18 am)
It's more of a small hatchback than a wagon, even.
My kids are tall, but my 13 year old said it was not a car for tall people.
#10364 of 10921 Spotted...
Feb 25, 2013 (11:16 am)
...blue Chevrolet Spark on Rising Sun Avenue near Cottman in NE Philly.
Feb 25, 2013 (12:39 pm)
Had my car in for a couple of adjustments this morning - spent an hour at the dealer, sat in everything on the floor. Kind of amused that the CLS appears to have basic C-class HVAC controls. The C really does feel smaller and lighter than my E, not to mention less equipped. But not bad, the interior materials seemed nice enough. Sat in a new S63 with a 150K sticker - ooh boy.
Also saw 2 Tesla sedans, one parked at the MB dealer, the other at an alignment shop.
Feb 25, 2013 (2:33 pm)
Acura RDX sales are strong now that dealers have inventory to sell.
Spotted a new Range Rover, man that thing has presence...
Also the Acura dealer nearby has a silver RLX on display, nice looking car in person. In a 2002 Lexus LS430 kinda way...
Audi is on fire around here. I have seen more late model A6's A7's, Q5 3.0T's and RS4's around here than BMW 3-series. Although the brand new 3-series is becoming a little more common.
Neighbor down the street got an XC60 - "R" design in a cool electric blue color. Had a first gen MDX (2001 - 2002 with the single exhaust port) before this.
Saw a few revamped Honda Civic sedans as well. The new tail is pretty upscale looking. Also saw a few ILX's, i think the lease deals on those are helping...