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  2. Industry News: More Luxury Car Buyers Are Moving to Trucks and SUVs

    Anecdotes from suburbia---house across the street from me...wife has a late model Audi A4, husband just replaced a Ford Edge with a new Ram 1500. House 3 drs down, husband has a '15-ish F150, wife has a BMW 3-series.
  3. I bet it's most likely a wife with a German luxury vehicle while the husband owns an American truck and I doubt that would change even if Mercedes or Lexus made a truck.
  4. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    PERFECT! Now for 26k, let's hope the rest of the car isn't trashed too then.. So, @dfelt, what would be on your list?!?
  5. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    Love your list of Auto's and the garage kept beauty of the GMC Syclone. That is an awesome find. The perfect stable mate to go with the Syclone is the Typhoon from GMC. You can get a replacement screen unit for $497.00 https://www.gmpartsonline.net/oem-parts/gm-display-unit-22809317
  6. Perhaps Chevrolet should take over the CTS, CT6 and XT5 since they are so good at luxury sales then. What I’d be curious to know is what percentage of Lexus/BMW/Mercedes/etc households also have a pick up truck in them. Because if these households are buying trucks then Lexus and Mercedes should jump in rather than lose sales. If 2% of their households buy a truck then don’t bother.
  7. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    That CTS-V Sport looks like it has been ridden hard and put away wet. I would be careful as I saw the shattered center screen but also enough wear that who ever was the previous owner is a I do not care, lease, use it, abuse it and trade it back in. Even with the so called cleaning, that auto has considerable wear which makes me think the past lease owner was not only dirty but had high acid in their sweat due to the wear of symbols on dash, steering wheel and shifter. Could be a good deal or it could be a money pit.
  8. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    I didn't notice the cracked screen but even if that were $1500 it's still super cheap for that car.
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  10. Random Thoughts Thread

    Today is a totally random day and this is amazing to see how they shipped new cars in the 70's.
  11. Random Thoughts Thread

    RoadRalley Estonia Style, Check out around 2:50 where they use a tractor to remove a broken car. LOL So many russian / European cars.
  12. Kia News: Next-Generation Kia K900 Begins To Tease Us

    I have a soft spot for these. They probably sell decently in South Korea, but getting parts here could be a pain.
  13. Random Thoughts Thread

    Seems California has introduced Legislation that would make the State stop the sale of ICE auto's in 2040. http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/17359/california-lawmaker-introduces-bill-calling-for-all-electric-car-sales-by-2040
  14. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    Glossy Armor All like it's 1998 Hopefully the cracked LCD is not too expensive to get replaced.
  15. Random Thoughts Thread

    Interesting, story on The Drive about 8 auto's that cannot pass over the Brooklyn Bridge due to their 3 ton weight limit. http://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/1720/8-cars-that-legally-cant-cross-the-brooklyn-bridge Seems pretty much every full size truck and SUV plus a couple cars that were surprising.
  16. Random Thoughts Thread

    Back in 2000, I remember a buddy of mine accidentally let the plates expire on his Suburban...he took the back plate off his Porsche 930 and put it on....leaving the airport parking garage at Denver, the guy in the booth commented that his front and back plates didn't match...my buddy, was like 'Really? I didn't notice..'.... I think he eventually re-registered the Suburban, but he drove around like that for at least 6 months. I was with him when this happened, we had flown back from a tech conference in San Francisco..
  17. Random Thoughts Thread

    LOL, NJ trucker uses fishing line to pull up license plate to evade paying as he rolls through turnpike payment booth. Police did catch him and demoed the license plate pull up.
  18. Dream Car Garage- ATP Used Car Edition

    26k for a V Sport???? That sounds so damn cheap. I want that.
  19. Random Thoughts Thread

    Watched last night an episode of Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars getting Coffee" on Netflix. He had 1965 Buick Riviera. I am usually not into that kind of cars, but boy this car is simply gorgeous. Pictures simply don't do it justice.
  20. February Car Spotter

    Your right, I will take a 71-72 over the 73. I do like that rear end.
  21. February Car Spotter

    I love the boattail Rivs, esp. the '71-72 with the oh-so-cool offset rear license plate..
  22. Random Thoughts Thread

    IIRC, the CC is on the Euro Passat platform (not the current US one) and the Phaeton was on the Bentley Continental platform (maybe also shared w/ the Audi A8 from 10 years ago?) A former boss of mine had a black on black CC, nice car...used to ride to lunch it..was tight w/ 4 people inside, though.
  23. February Car Spotter

    I wish someone in the auto industry would bring back some style like this Riv. Talk about a lovely 1973 Lady!
  24. Kia News: Next-Generation Kia K900 Begins To Tease Us

    According to the sales data, 22 in Jan and 455 for all of 2017, so yes they should kill it off since it clearly does not make a profit. Just like all those german models that only sell a few hundred a year.
  25. February Car Spotter

    I didn't see the grille, only the side and taillights, so not sure of the year...
  26. h1 { color: blue; font-family: verdana; font-size: 300%; } Latest News Diesel Is No More At Porsche Nine years ago, Porsche introduced its first diesel-powered model, the Cayenne SUV. This was followed by diesel variants of the Panamera and Macan. But Porsche has now ended production of all diese… 3 comments Next-Generation Kia K900 Begins To Tease Us We cannot fault anyone who forgets Kia sells a flagship sedan. No, we're not talking about the Stinger. We're referring to the K900 which sounds like the name of a knock-off Doctor Who character.… 5 comments German Paper Reports Diamler May Have Used Defeat Device In Their Diesel Vehicles It seems Volkswagen wasn't the only German automaker that was using a defeat device in their diesel vehicles. Over the weekend, German paper Bild am Sonntag obtained documents that revealed Diamler… 5 comments Plans for A Seven-Speed Manual Camaro Appears To Be Scrapped About a month ago, we reported on a California Air Resources Board (CARB) document that revealed the 2019 Camaro could be getting a seven-speed manual for the 6.2L V8. At the time, speculation was … 3 comments German Automakers In A Panic Over Possible Diesel Ban Another wave of fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal could be coming later this week in a German court. Reuters reports that Germany’s federal administrative court will be ruling whe… 10 comments Latest Auto Show News Geneva 2018: 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets More Mercedes-Benz is hoping the updates that it is making for the 2019 C-Class will keep it towards the top of the midsize class. Exterior changes are subtitle with updated bumpers, LED lighting,… 14 comments Geneva 2018: 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Proves A Box Can Fly Last month's Detroit Auto Show saw Mercedes-Benz unveil the all-new 2019 G-Class. A number of folks were excited as this was the first full-redesign since the model was introduced back in 1979. B… 24 comments Chicago 2018: 2018 Fiat 500 Becomes All Turbo A moment of silence for the 1.4L MultiAir four-cylinder that powered the Fiat 500 since its launch 2012 as it will not be appearing in the 2018 model. Instead, Fiat has slipped in the turbocharge… 5 comments Chicago 2018: 2018 Hyundai Sonata Becomes Hybrid-ified Following a few months after the debut of the refreshed Sonata, Hyundai used the Chicago Auto Show to debut the 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. Like the gas counterpart, the hybrid mode… 11 comments Chicago 2018: Volkswagen Finally Spills the Details for U.S.-Market 2019 Arteon Nearly after a year since Volkswagen unveiled the replacement for the CC at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2019 Arteon made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. Volkswagen will only offe… 14 comments Chicago 2018: 2019 Toyota TRD Pro Gets Upgraded It seems we were right on the money with our guess concerning Toyota's Chicago Auto Show debuts. Today, the Japanese automaker introduced updated versions of the TRD Pro family, comprised of the … 3 comments Latest Reviews Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Mazda has a big dream for itself. It is trying to stand out from the competition by becoming more premium. The first steps of this process took place last year with a refreshed Mazda6 sedan. As we … 0 comments Quick Drive: 2017 Lexus GS 200t I have been on record of not liking the 2.0L turbo-four Lexus uses in a number of their vehicles. Previous reviews have highlighted the horrendous turbo lag and power falling off a cliff after a ce… 2 comments Quick Drive: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE Despite the popularity of compact crossovers, it seems somewhat odd there isn’t a large number of hybrid variants. In fact, there is only one available, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Going hybrid usually… 2 comments The Favorites of 2017 2017, a year many people would like to forget for one reason or another. Here at the Cheers & Gears Detroit bureau, it has been an excellent year in terms of the vehicles I have driven. Compared to… 3 comments Click here to view our privacy policy CheersandGears.com - Established 2001 P.O. Box 17974, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 You can manage your subscription settings at the following link *|unsubscribe|*
  27. Kia News: Next-Generation Kia K900 Begins To Tease Us

    Nice shape there... I like!
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