Thursday, May 31, 2007
That's what the "GM people" are saying.
Let's hope they pull a Solstice on us and don't change it too much from the 2004 Concept.
It still looks great. If they don't price it too high, it would be a great alternative the the rather underwhelming new Sebring convertible Limited. Which can already top $34 000.
What else can GM do right????
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 8:52 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Not that much room left in there.
I thought the pic was actually ineresting because it shows a wood color I had not seen yet for that car. Doesn't seem as shiny.
Maybe it's the picture... Or something...
By the way, the "fat guy" is one of the designers of the "Hi tech link between the the car and driver"...
Whatever that is....
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 12:10 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The big one is back.
As you can see, it still shares almost everything with the Lexus version.
The Lexus being more expensive, they introduced it first. Hoping people might think of the Toyota as a "cheaper Lexus".
I guess the engine will mostly be similar too.
Again, a big truck SUV with a big V8. And the whole thing looks like it was designed in 1983.
Not my thing....
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 7:45 PM
I think this will be a sure hit when it comes out.
Right now, there isn't much competition for a Luxury compact SUV.
The BMW X3 is one of the ugliest thing on wheels and not many people even know the LR2 even exists.
The only thing they have to worry about is the upcoming small Lexus SUV. And the Mercedes. And the Volvo. And...
Wait a minute.
They need to hurry that thing into production.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 7:08 PM
For those of us who might not have a busy sex life, there is now a way to avoid the shame.
Instead of tinting your windows, why don't you just get these stickers from a company called, surprise, Erotika.
You can even stay inside, watch the people walking by your car in a state of shock, admiration, and maybe even envy.
Isn't that worth a few bucks???
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 6:01 PM
Monday, May 28, 2007
Toyota is planning a 3.5 Liter V6 version of the Auris. (Blade)
And a coupe might not be far behind. It could very well end up over here as the Corolla coupe.
Toyota has already stated their 3.5 Liter V6 is costing them $1000 less per unit to produce than the previous 3.3 Liter version.
So it might make sense to squeeze it into a smaller car and get a few steps ahead of the competition.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 7:15 PM
Chevrolet is rumored to get their own version of the Saturn Outlook (pictured here) as early as next year.
The Saturn version doesn't look that much different from the GMC one, so the Chevy won't be "all new".
But you can expect a redesigned interior and a new front end that would match the 2008 Malibu.
I have not read a bat review about these cars yet. And they have all been selling very well for GM. (Even the Buick Enclave)
A good move...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 1:14 PM
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Looks like this is pretty much what we'll get over here for 2008.
By the way, I was driving a 2007 Corolla a couple of weeks ago for 3 days.
Nice smooth engine, comfortable suspension.
And it did feel pretty solid.
But the interior was borderline depressing...
The new one at least improves the interior a lot.
So it should still be a nice car.
I just wish they did more with the design.
But I guess it doesn't really matter, does it...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 3:51 PM
Never heard of this brand. So far.
But this new small sedan doesn't really look worse than anything we get over here, does it?
Like the Hyundai Elantra, or the Corolla.
Of course, nobody knows how it drives. Or how long it lasts...
But if they could sell this for close to $10 000, I bet quite a few people would be interested.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 3:42 PM
Some code name.
This car based "crossover/SUV" seem smaller than the Ford Edge. In real life it looks more like a CRV or RAV4 sized car.
A Chrysler version of this might end up replacing the beloved PT Cruiser.
Let's hope they. at least, give it its own design. They shouldn't pull an Aspen on us.
Once again, Chrysler seems to be late to the party...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 3:26 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I can't tell if these are real or not...
But the fastback design is a surprise. I have never seen that on a convertible. And it doesn't really match the sedan.
I am sure it'll look pretty nice anyway.
First Japanese competition to the European hart top convertibles from Volvo and BMW.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 12:23 PM