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Nov 15, 2012 (7:56 pm)
saw one in the wild. In the parking lot at the high school, when I was picking up my daughter.
Looked sharp. Will be interested in seeing on up close and sitting inside.
Nov 16, 2012 (6:56 am)
Saw a GS hybrid a couple hours ago - maybe the only one in Switzerland if not Europe. I can't imagine what they cost here, as I know they can fly past 70K in the states, perhaps the worst use of such money since the 5er GT.
Saw a few other Lexus today, - one IS and a few RX. One RX was a taxi. A few Prius too, all but one or two taxis. Also a Volt that was a Chevy and not an Opel.
Nov 16, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Funky but in an interesting way.
Nov 17, 2012 (8:18 am)
Saw a late model low spec 2 door Landcruiser today - a real SUV. Also my first Lexus CT, and a handful of Prius and RX.
Also saw a Rolls Ghost in the hotel parking lot (it's not THAT fancy), and while not new, a huge rarity in Europe - Kia Opirus.
#9703 of 11398 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 17, 2012 (10:57 am)
A Toyota Tundra in U-Haul livery - seriously!
Nov 18, 2012 (8:08 am)
Parked in front of the local café, Michigan plates. Black.
What was notable was the front right signal light was smashed and repaired with some clear packing tape.
Nov 18, 2012 (9:45 am)
Have seen a few VW Up! on the road. Dumb name.
Saw a late model Taurus somewhere in the middle of Germany today, don't know how that got here. Also an Ampera, a current style Chrysler 300. And in Austria, not a current model, but a Ssangyong (not a Rodius, I know that horror) that was just hideous, more of that Asian design flair.
Saw another Lexus CT, an IS, and zero Prius or RX. Not a bad day.
#9706 of 11398 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 18, 2012 (5:44 pm)
Aren't there a fair number of US military and civilian support that still work there? I'm thinking that may be why you're seeing these American vehicles.
#9707 of 11398 Re: . [berri]
Nov 19, 2012 (1:03 am)
Oh yeah, the American taxpayer is still shoveling metric tons of cash into the fireplace to maintain a military occupation in Europe, and to give servicemen a glorified vacation here.
I think a few do bring over SUVs and trucks, which also have some local market for farmers and heavy towers. But of all things to bring over, a Taurus?
Nov 19, 2012 (7:42 am)
Stopped at my Subaru dealer over the weekend to look at the new XV Crosstrek. They had 3 of them and all of them had sold tags on them so I didn't have a chance to take one for a spin...
Ironically, I saw 4 more of them later that day in my travels. And this was the first day I had even seen one on the road...