Having a non-dealership environment to casually peruse new cars at my own pace and maybe even test drive a few of them (even if briefly) is huge in my book. I just like to take in all the little details and try to experience what I can in a variety of vehicles that I’m unlikely to interact with in the wild. Add in the…
I am going to the Pittsburgh show this upcoming Sunday. I will never be able to afford any of these cars, so I am just looking out of curiosity. Also, it is a good event to go to with my Dad and brothers to get together, mostly this.
Haha, I wondered what the route was for those test drives. That must have been...interesting. We were all surprised how small the CX3 was, but also comparing it to an older 3 sedan which seemed bigger in our heads. Not sure how the two actually compare space-wise. All of the infotainment stuff throws me for a loop, so …
Car shows? How quaint. As far as I know there hasn't been a new car show in Oz for quite a few years...both the people and the manufacturers just stopped turning up.
I went to the Baltimore Auto Show to 1) oogle the LC500 and 2) sit in the new RAV4, Kona, Ranger, etc. It gives me the perfect opportunity to see the normal shit that I don’t have time to run around to dealers to see, and I found out that the Pathfinder seats 7 and is pretty spiffy, except the knees in your chest in…
Those are probably all in the same basic price range though, except maybe the Ridgeline? That’s how most people really shop - I can afford X dollars, what can that get me?
I used to do that black tie gala at the Philly auto show, which does let you get up close to the exotics, but, even that doesn't really draw me anymore. It's gotten so crowded, all the popular cars just stay mobbed all evening.
Fucking degenerates some people who come to shows, and this includes adults and kids. Stolen shifter knobs(some dsiplay vehicles already had them removed in anticipation), volume knobs missing, broken mirrors, broken buttons, jumping up and down on seats for example.
I don’t really go to them anymore, but I get to work on the detailing and engineering for them, so that’s somewhat like going?
Last time I went to the auto show I did exactly that- touch, feel all the materials, check out visibility, sit in it adjust steering wheel and seat to how I want it, check back seat space, trunk space etc. But nothing really replaces a test drive even if it is short.
It’s a comfortable environment where you can sniff around the cars without someone trying to four-square you. But it’s also a place to see stuff you can’t buy and would have no excuse in a dealership for. Mostly, it’s somewhere you can see stuff all in one place without having to drive around.
I’m the same as you, I don’t care about the cars I’m never going to drive, let alone own. On the other hand, I’ll sit in every seat and push every button and go over every detail of something i may want to own soon. Unfortunately that’s...none of them, all new cars suck.
I’m also old, and I only look at cars that interest me on some level - which generally means that I won’t give a Lambo a passing glance, but I’ll sit in the Miata, Mustang, and Pacifica, because reasons.
I’m planning on going to the auto show in Richmond this weekend, for the same reason. I want to check out possible future cars without being pestered by dealer salespeople since I’m not going to be in the market until, bare minimum, 2022, probably later. (I checked out a new Acura RDX in the dealer showroom when I was…
I go there to play with everything I can. This is even easier with a media pass because the doors that are normally locked for the public are unlocked for you. Want to sit in a Rolls Royce or a McLaren? With a media pass, you can! I’ll never own a Jeep Compass, but I can say I’ve now ridden in one that’s driven up a…
She probably doesn’t have a box checked somewhere. I would recommend running an analysis on your taxes once a quarter (or more frequently as you see fit) to keep in line and that should help find where the problem is. That’ll save you a headache in the future. Good luck!
One of life’s great oxymorons.
Would have been nice to finish the sides of the top too.
I don't dislike it.