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Cars are like a box of chocolates...

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Yup, cars are like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're going to get. Post your surprises in here.:)

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And a bright yealow Fiat 500. 1st Fiat 500 I see in that colour. Cute little thing, all it was missing were the Truly Nolen mouse ears on the roof! :)

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Saw two yellow '70s survivors today... a yellow w/ matching hubcap trim and brown vinyl top 4dr Mercury Comet from around '74-76, and a late '70s Toyota Corolla 2dr sedan--greenish yellow w/ black bumpers.

Both in really clean shape.

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Saw a '10 4Runner in white at the office, first one I've seen in person. Looks much worse than it does in photos--very blocky w/ strange protruding lenses (quite a trend lately).

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A brand new white Toyota Sequoia loaded in white with temp tags and big chrome rims... :rolleyes: It makes a Tahoe LTZ look even better... :suburban:

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Local BG dealer has a dark blue LaCrosse with chrome rims, and I agree with DF, it looks very distinguished in that colour.

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Local BG dealer has a dark blue LaCrosse with chrome rims, and I agree with DF, it looks very distinguished in that colour.

That reminds me, I saw one Saturday night in black w/ black out windows and chrome rims..very sharp. Limo tint all the way around is very popular here, and kind of necessity w/ the summers..

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2010 Ford Escape XLT in black, black, black, black and more black...even chrome lipped wheels that were otherwise also gloss black. Not sure what the trim package is, but brand new, and a co-worker company car replacement. Looked menacing. Or at least made a garden variety Escape special. Caught the Ford bug today...heh.

EDIT: Ah, it's a new "Sport" package.

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2010 Ford Escape XLT in black, black, black, black and more black...even chrome lipped wheels that were otherwise also gloss black. Not sure what the trim package is, but brand new, and a co-worker company car replacement. Looked menacing. Or at least made a garden variety Escape special. Caught the Ford bug today...heh.

Cool...I'd like to see a Mustang GT or Shelby trimmed that way, or all in satin black.

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Cool...I'd like to see a Mustang GT or Shelby trimmed that way, or all in satin black.

I'd never seen one, no one knew whose new car it was, then the rest of the day "what do you think of those wheels?" was said many times. The person who bought it wasn't sure & said he tried to have the dealer swap them out, but none of their other Escape's matched...IMHO all black, it just looks cool, on an otherwise drab plebian Escape.

And yes, should be an option elsewhere :AH-HA:

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I'd never seen one, no one knew whose new car it was, then the rest of the day "what do you think of those wheels?" was said many times. The person who bought it wasn't sure & said he tried to have the dealer swap them out, but none of their other Escape's matched...IMHO all black, it just looks cool, on an otherwise drab plebian Escape.

And yes, should be an option elsewhere :AH-HA:

The upcoming Caprice PPV is a perfect car to trim that way, IMHO.

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Today was Chevy pickup day, saw 3 very clean '73-87 shortbed fleetside 2wd regular cab pickups. First, a dark colored(was at 6:30am, dark out) '83 or so (had the stacked rectangular headlights w/ parking lights behind horizontal grille), very clean...next was a two tone bright blue and white late '70s model, and then this afternoon I saw a very clean white '76-77 or so one.

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While grinding along in bumper to bumper traffic this morning, a red '10 ZR1 rolled up beside me..first one I've seen on the road. This afternoon, on the way home, the same red ZR1 passed me... sweet.

Also saw a faded dark red w/ white top '82-86 Bonneville (the downsized G-body model). Haven't seen one of those in ages. Also saw an '85 Olds 88 in silver green w/ darker green top, very clean shape (the last year of the RWD B-body model).

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2 Jeep Wranglers at the Datsun dealership, parked in a back corner with snowplows on the front. I'd seen them there before, they belong to the dealership.

I looked at the Datsun pickups while I was there. The Frontier is nice, they had 2 SE-V6 Value Package King Cab 4X4s, one red metallic and one gray. They look good, nice and beefy. I don't like the weird seat upholstery though. I looked at the headliner, it appears to be made of the same material as a GMT355, and the EPA mileage ratings are abysmal, 14/19 for automatic and 15/19 for six speed manual with the V6. That's worse than a Sierra 1500 4X4 with 5.3L V8, at 16/21! The GMT355 seems to have the best mileage ratings of the compact trucks, unless you get the 5.3L, and then it goes down to the level of the other guys' V6s. Atlas 4 and 5 FTW.

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Steel Blue MKT with Ecoboost came in this week... sold order, and the only one we've sold so far. We've had a pearl white/saddle one and a silver/black one since they first came out, rotting on the lot. Salesguys say customers have not been impressed, and are upset Ford wants this to eventually replace the Navigator. I hope GM can execute a Lambda Escalade better, but I am not optimistic.

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Steel Blue MKT with Ecoboost came in this week... sold order, and the only one we've sold so far. We've had a pearl white/saddle one and a silver/black one since they first came out, rotting on the lot. Salesguys say customers have not been impressed, and are upset Ford wants this to eventually replace the Navigator. I hope GM can execute a Lambda Escalade better, but I am not optimistic.

Really? I've wondered...price aside, the package is damn near WOW from build to drive quality...but it's just not turning people on I guess...then again, compared to a Traverse or other Lambda's, the Flex sells a 1/3 or less, I think. Heh. Prices up in the mid $50k range with options doesn't help either, even if it may actually be worth it.

It's hard, because compared to a larger BOF utility, even if they're more refined and otherwise, that "bulk", the V8 grunt and big 'ole tow hitch on the back just speaks to people who want a full on luxury tank more than a full on luxury minivan/crossover type thing does, no matter how well you do it. Lots of Tahoe/Yukon trade ins on Lambda's, but at the same time a handful that also switched right back. It's 2 different categories that just don't check off all of each other's boxes.

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Spotted a yellow Camaro LT/RS in a work parking lot, amidst snow & slush last week, with the painted yellow GM splash guards. Mud flaps on a Camaro can make your eyes bug out, but color matched and a molded GM part, they looked about as good as possible & were obviously effective already in the muck.

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MKt is no navigator replacement, however, it is one of the finest crossovers out there with ecoboost. It needs time to get ingested into the market. its price is way too high, which is part of the problem.

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MKt is no navigator replacement, however, it is one of the finest crossovers out there with ecoboost. It needs time to get ingested into the market. its price is way too high, which is part of the problem.

Dead on.

I want to see more of these things...a local FLM dealer has a red one but they put it on the rotating ramp thingamabob out front & it's been on there spinning for quite a while...eye catcher, regardless.

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Our roads are still a bit nasty from all that snow we had, so I was surprised to see an early first-gen S-10 Blazer in absolutely pristine condition, red over silver two-tone, on the road, driven by an older lady. How she was avoiding getting it covered with salt spray, I do not know... unless... could it have been a ghost Blazer?:ninja:

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Roaring north today on Rt. 1 through Delaware, saw an "odd" Sebring merge in...clearly a Sebring...but lower than usual & clearly had lower gray sill extensions just like a 300M Special...

Got closer & saw it. The trunk said TSI & it all looked OEM, but I really couldn't remember anything about such a thing. I think this was a limited run, but first I've ever seen in pictures or reality, period.

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