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#10373 of 10942 Re: . [explorerx4]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (7:11 pm)
Feb 25, 2013 (10:04 pm)
Last winter I bought an '01 BMW 3-Series convertible and it looks like I may have started a trend to convertibles in my nabe as this winter three new flip-tops have appeared. One is even older than my 330CiC, it's a Geo Metro 3 banger bought by a guy who drives mostly big pickups (still has his long-bed Ford F150).
The other two are brand new, one is a Volkswagen Eos with the folding hardtop. It looks pretty sharp in black but it's one of the few convertibles I've seen that actually looks better w the top raised.
The other newbie is a dark grey Camaro SS with a black top. I'm not a big fan of the current Camaro h/t because the squashed roof makes it look like a cartoon version of the original Camaro. The convertible rook which is a tad higher (at least it looks it) looks much nicer to me. IMO the car looks great with the top up or down.
For an area where the cars of choice are Camrys, Lacrosses and Grand Marquis that's progress!
#10375 of 10942 Spotted...
Feb 26, 2013 (7:35 am)
...another Chevrolet Spark, silver, outside the gym I go to last night.
Feb 26, 2013 (8:26 am)
Saw one today on the Whitehurst Freeway.
Before that, a new Accord sedan, and a new Accord coupe.
Feb 26, 2013 (11:03 am)
Saw an Azera this morning too (like the Genesis, seems a lot of local Koreans choose these), and my first wrecked ATS, near a customized W212 E63 and a Testarossa with a lightweight front end:
Feb 26, 2013 (11:24 am)
Saw my first ATS this morning. Other than the swoop in the headlights, there is very little differentiation from it and the CTS. Still looks something that came from the same designer who had nothing but a ruler and a block of Butter for inspiration.
Also saw a loaded new Mazda 6 Touring this morning. What a gorgeous looking car.
#10379 of 10942 Spotted...
Feb 26, 2013 (11:45 am)
...black Buick Verrano turn left from Unruh onto Bingham and then left onto Fanshawe from Bingham in NE Philly.
#10380 of 10942 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:46 am)
Ouch on the Ferrari and the E63. At first I thought it was one of your nose-to-nose photo shoots with your E class and a Testarossa you acquired
#10381 of 10942 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:25 pm)
I'll admit I like the Testarossa, but I'd actually prefer one in white - very 80s. Would match the new car, too ">
#10382 of 10942 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:38 pm)
Yeah white Testarossa, very Miami Vice-ish.
We had a red TR at the dealer I worked at. Moving it around was a challenge: no power steering, no visibility, very wide and difficult to maneuver. I haven't driven one in the wild though, it's probably a fun experience with a flat 12 , rwd, and no traction control.