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Jul 09, 2013 (5:17 pm)
Saw my first 2014 IS on the road. Non F-sport model, I was just a few blocks from the dealer and the car still had a window sticker, driver could have been a salesman. Also a white Gran Coupe.
#11024 of 11434 Re: New Honda's [explorerx4]
Jul 10, 2013 (4:59 pm)
Still hardly see many Verano's on the roads which I don't get...besides being more expensive than the Cruze, it's such a better vehicle and it looks nicer to boot. I saw one and a new ILX at a traffic light the other day and liked the Verano a bit better actually. I have sat in a few at the dealership and the seats are very comfortable also. Call me silly, but the Verano is the only vehicle that I'd trade into right now...strange but true!
#11025 of 11434 Re: New Honda's [sandman_6472]
Jul 10, 2013 (5:24 pm)
I agree, the Verano is a good looking vehicle.
In the parking lot at work today, a couple of new CR-V's, both white and parked side by side.
Also, a new 3 in the visitor area.
Jul 10, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Saw a 2014 IS F-Sport, but this one was again not far from the dealer, and had a window sticker. The cow catcher grille will take some time to become normal.
Also saw a couple Teslas, what I think was an S8, and late model (facelift) CL550.
Jul 11, 2013 (7:24 am)
I saw a Chevy Volt during my morning commute today. First one I have seen.
#11028 of 11434 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 11, 2013 (9:26 am)
I stopped and looked at a new IS 350 last weekend at the dealer, very sharp car and a nice improvement over the outgoing model. Will probably drive one when the lease on the G37x is up later this year.
#11029 of 11434 Re: . [jpp5862]
Jul 11, 2013 (10:18 am)
It makes the old one look ancient. Anyone buying a 2013 IS right now better get a nice deal.
I test drove one - go for the F-Sport, for the trick gauges alone (and a few other niceties). It's less claustrophobic inside (I didn't care for the A-pillars in the old one) - and from inside, you can't see the front end
#11030 of 11434 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 11, 2013 (10:50 am)
and from inside, you can't see the front end
I didn't like the new Lexus front end at first, but after awhile it becomes less offensive.
The same effect has happened with the "big mouth bass" front ends on the Fusion and new Avalon. I'm not a huge fan, but don't hate it as much. I guess you just get used to it.
#11031 of 11434 in the parking lot at work...
Jul 12, 2013 (2:51 pm)
A new ES350 and an new Civic coupe.
#11032 of 11434 Re: . [tjc78]
Jul 12, 2013 (6:05 pm)
If other designers copy it (and they will, as recently the profession is not the most creative), maybe it will normalize. Still kind of iffy though. I see the weird chipmunk cheek Infiniti face is in competition.
I don't mind the Ford, it's an Aston homage. The Avalon is odd on two levels - the big maw, and the fact that it has an upper and lower grille.