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#9838 of 10984 Re: . [robr2]
Dec 02, 2012 (12:30 pm)
A lot of cars have auto lights these days - I think many of them are switched off. Add that to lesser minds who think DRLs suffice at night, and the terminally clueless who just don't notice because of streetlights and they are too distracted by their phone/drink/passenger etc, maybe I shouldn't be surprised.
#9839 of 10984 Spotted...
Dec 02, 2012 (3:37 pm)
...new silver Cadillac XTS in front of Lowe's in Willow Grove, PA.
#9840 of 10984 Re: Chevy Caprice "Detective" [robr2]
Dec 02, 2012 (5:10 pm)
After that, a lot of them go onto their next life as a taxi.
#9842 of 10984 Re: . [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2012 (11:49 am)
I think the shape of the Fusion grille is nicer than the Avalon grille - more dynamic, rather than the Avalon shape that just kind of stares at you. But the real issue with the Avalon is that it has two grilles - the gigantic bizarre plankton-sucking lower grille, and the boring Toyota corporate face upper grille. It just looks weird, and frankly, wrong. A shame too, as the Avalon has usually been easy enough to look at, for its blandness. Like some others, the Avalon was the Toyota sedan I would most consider driving.
And speaking of wrong......looks like the Bavarians think one Crosstour isn't enough.
Oh, saw a new style Boxster last night, in a commercial parking garage. Alarm blaring, no owner in sight.
#9843 of 10984 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:10 pm)
The upper grille looks better on taller Toyotas (Auris, RAV4) then it does on this or the Camry.
What an awkward Bimmer. 5 GT failed to generate much interest so why persist?
#9844 of 10984 Re: . [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:17 pm)
The corporate face isn't horrible per se - it would work better without the distraction of the lower big mouth bass look. I can't see what they were thinking.
Fun thing is we'll get that 3er GT, but no wagon. I don't know what it is supposed to compete with either.
Oh, new Allroad drove by. Plastic trim looks cheap, not rugged.
#9845 of 10984 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Weird that they went A4 based this time. I guess the A6 avant plus all the plastic would have been too costly.
#9846 of 10984 Re: . [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:30 pm)
Oh yeah. I bet a loaded A6 Allroad would shoot past 70K.
Of course, some other unremarkable cars (5er GT, E wagon, GS hybrid etc) can pass that too.
#9847 of 10984 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:35 pm)
Speaking of sticker shock, rsholland test drove a loaded up X1 35i priced over $47k.
At that point spend another 10 grand and get an X5d. The difference is less with incentives.
Options prices have gotten a little out of hand at BMW.