Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
That's right, "new"....
I thought it was going to look like a 4 door version of the A5.
But, from this picture at least, it just looks like the current car. Sure there are some different lines here and there.
But really, why even bother redesigning a car to come up with this....
The 1st generation A4 design was the best. And I think it still looks much better than the current model. Or this one.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 12:08 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
It's kind of hard to really see what's going on here. But it looks like another trip back to 1985.
There doesn't seem to be anything original, or any reason to get this over any other similar cars, like the new Vue, or the Edge.
Plus the interior seems like another cheap one from Chrysler.
Good luck with that one....
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sure, it looks nice.
But still, to me this seems more like the next generation Lexus GS than a Jaguar.
I guess that's what the market wants.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 12:54 AM
Friday, August 24, 2007
Distorted pictures from a Japanese magazine.
To me, it just looks like a re-do of the current design. Nothing really new.
I like the glass roof. And I'm sure it'll be a very good car.
I was just hopping for something more original.
I guess I forgot it was still a Honda.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 2:35 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The cheapest one will be the XE model of the 5 door version at $15 995 with a 5 speed manual.
It will go up to $19 820 for a XR version of the 3 door. Plus options.
You could compare this to a Honda Civic.
Where you can get a DX Sedan for $16 405.
And an EX Coupe for $18 700.
The Astra seems pretty competitive.
Amazing that GM can do it, and Ford keeps claiming they could never sell the "new" Focus in the US.
"It would be too expensive"...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 1:48 PM
I know, these aren't great pictures.
But still, I am not used to these cars I have never seen in real life. And after seeing them in pictures and videos, It's great to see them in the streets.
The Peugeots do look great in person.
Much better than the older Astra we're getting here as a Saturn.
I am till amazed by the number of diesel cars too. Weird to hear it coming out of a VW Eos, or a Jaguar.
More to come...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 1:34 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Just what I thought from the spy picture. The sedan looks a bit awkward, from many angles.
Maybe it's one of these cars that looks better "in the flesh".
Here are some of the specs:
-About 3 inches longer
-A bit wider and taller
-18 inch wheels available on the coupe
-2.4 Liter engine with 180hp standard. With a 200hp version offered.
Not sure why they would have 2 versions of the same enine...
-No 6 speed auto
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
More pictures from the factory. This time with a steering wheel.
And it looks like the big Skoda sedan will turn into a hatchback.
Nice. And a good way to separate it even more from the Passat .
(Which itself started as a hatch back in the days when they used to call it Dasher in the US...)
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 6:39 PM
The skirts, the spoiler etc... Anything to make a decent car looking car ugly.
Not sure what they are testing here. Maybe it's just a photo shoot of what dealers will offer as ways to ruin your car.
I still like the new coupe.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 12:51 AM
Friday, August 17, 2007
A "fan" just sent me this one.
Beware, if you don't like Nissan, this is pretty much a PR video. Where a guy from Nissan is constently praising the car as he's showing it.
It does seem pretty nice. Although I still think the design is too clumbsy and soft. Unlike the great looking European version.
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 8:32 AM