Detroit Auto Show Thread

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  1. AustinIllini, Jan 13, 2014
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    AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    It's fair to say, this is one of the biggest week of the year for car enthusiasts.

    The show started today and here's what we've already seen!

    Corvette Z06
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    Toyota FT-1
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    More Info

    Chrysler 200
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    Photo Gallery

    Ford Mustang
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    Ford F-150
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  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    FT1 looks sexy. And I like the retractable spoiler.
     
  3. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    OMG did I put this in PRSI? My bad.:rolleyes:

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    I like it, too. The Toyota marque really needs it.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    Thread moved to the community forum :)
     
  5. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Damn Government Motors using my tax dollars to build new cars, we should've let them fail!


    There, now it's in the right forum :p
     
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    Looking forward to see the VW Dune. I'd like to see 4 doors and 4WD on it.

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  8. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    BMW needs to drop this i3 concept. It's ugly as ****

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    Yup. It's Fugly.
     
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    Ugh, they still look hideous and/or homogenous. What happened to making cars beautiful? Sure a few stand out from the pack. For the most part I just can't believe how many thousands of dollars they expect someone to spend for such ugly cars. When I can spend the same amount to get a classic car restored. In ten years that classic car will likely be worth more while that new car I'd be lucky to get more than the scrap value.

    Why not just reintroduce model from the 30's to 70's. But build them out of modern materials and components. That way you have the look but the benefits of a modern suspension, drive train, safety, weight reductions, mileage, &c.
     
  12. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    SRT Viper Grand Touring Package (prefer the Z06 personally)

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  13. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Nice! I like the FT-1 as well, the thing's gorgeous.
     
  14. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Except GM has paid the money back, the government owns no part of the company anymore.
     
  15. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    So essentially they took a buyout, but in the end did the SAME EXACT thing as Ford, used it as a loan and paid it back.

    Weird.
     
  16. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    The biggest challenge in car design today is government regulations.

    I know of the new mustang they wanted to hood to be even lower, but could not because of pedestrian safety laws.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I was being sarcastic ;)
     
  18. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Essentially just a different bank in the end.


    Porsche 911 Targa
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  19. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I want the new Z06....

    And I don't know which I like better...

    The Colorado.

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    or the GMC Mini Me, sorry Canyon.

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    The Canyon does have more features than the Colorado like a 2 speed transfer case, autotrac( auto 4wd), better interior, etc. But in terms of styling, I like both!
     
  20. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Right, so basically the same thing in the end. Which makes the whole argument null IMO lol
     
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    I am SOOOOO looking forward to the new C7 Z06....I love corvette's, didn't care for the C7 at first because it was such a departure from the C6, but it's really grown on me. Now that I've sat in one, I'm a huge fan. It will be a beast, tops the C6 ZR1. Plus it just looks absolutely brutal, a 2015 release will be too far away.....better start saving up now :D:D

     
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    Hmm, looks exactly like every other 911 ever made.

    I don't know how Porsche pulls that off.

    Not to say the 911 isnt a great drivers car, it is. But they all look the same.
     
  23. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Is your name Jeremy Clarkson?

    :p
     
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    No, but he makes a very good point, all 911s look pretty much the same. And it isn't pretty. I'd still rock one.


    As far as the new Corvette goes. I really really really hate the C7.

    Because the more I look at it, the more I crave one, I will be trading in my 2013 Grand Sport for a Convertible C7 Stingray. Must have.
     
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    Wow, that looks amazing! I'd love to have one, but it isn't very practical for living in Colorado or a family man.
     

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