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Showing content with the highest reputation on 09/21/2020 in all areas

  1. Happy first day of autumn, C&G folks. Possibly my favorite season, even though I like going to the beach, too. Incredible Acadia National Park in Maine in autumn. Once was not enough.
    6 points
  2. Ford actually listened to its customers, which I think is great. Ford Bronco will get a manual with the Sasquatch package after all https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/21/ford-bronco-manual-sasquatch-package/
    5 points
  3. Let's see...the Silverado is hideous, the Corvette styling is derivative of every other mid engine sports car of the last 20 years with a few really odd details, the CT5 had bad C-pillar trim that ruins the profile, the new Escalade is dulled down up front and looks like an enlarged XT6, the Malibu is so bland it could get lost in an empty parking lot, the Camaro with it's chop top needs a periscope to see out, etc...lots of forgettable appliances otherwise...not much really stands out....it's.hardly GM's golden age of styling.
    5 points
  4. All in the same! Yep! Love me a K5 Blazer!
    4 points
  5. Well, you already know my opinion on the CT6... I'd have one in an instant if I could. I still think it is one of the most handsome designs to come out of GM in a generation. My point was aside from those... the Denali, the Escalade, the CT6, possibly Enclave.... there is nothing at GM that lights my fire. They're either mediocre (the rest of the Cadillac/Buick lineup) or they're UGLY (half the Silverado lineup, all of the Chevy/GMC full-size SUVs). I had a Terrain Denali 2.0T last year as a tester and it's a perfectly competent vehicle, but the outside is just so homely.... I would pick
    3 points
  6. My comments like above should always be prefaced with the "If life allowed". I'm not buying a Denali because I can't afford one. I'm not buying a CT6 because it high centers on my driveway. A large three-row could conceivably be in my future, but I can name a few I would buy before the Enclave. I liked the ELR as a potential commuter for Albert, but without AWD and with having the haul his parents, it's a no-go. What I was saying was those vehicles are the only GMs on the list that would even get the attention from me to buy if I was in the position to do so.
    3 points
  7. Love the first 4 generations of Zs...my sister owned one of each over the years...'77, '82, '86, and '90 IIRC...I rode in all of them, and drove the last one a fair bit..sweet cars.
    3 points
  8. I'm with @A Horse With No Name, the only things at GM I really like are the Sierra Denali and the Escalade. The rest of Cadillac's lineup is lost on me now that the CT6 is dead. I think the new Suburban/Tahoe/Yukons are fuuuu-gly. The GMC crossovers are terrible. I suppose I could do an Enclave if I had to, but there are other options from other manufacturers I'd pick first.
    3 points
  9. This on the other hand is pure sex on wheels. Love GMC. 5.3 L V8
    3 points
  10. SIlverado, Corvette, CT5, Escalade, Malibu, upcoming Hummer, Camaro, still the Enclave.... plenty of striking design out of GM these days relative to the industry. Certainly not 'mediocre' compared to the competition. What; Nissan? Toyoter? BMW? I think not. Compare styling- who's mediocre?
    3 points
  11. Every year in recent years I've tried to sit in and check out a variety of new vehicles at the annual local dealer auto show, and the #1 thing I find as a turn off about many new GM vehicles (under $50k or so) are the damn despair gray or charcoal/black GM interiors...so dour and bland, bland, bland. It's better than the Tupperware/Fisher Price shit they had in the 90s-00s, but still nothing special in the design or materials, IMO. Of course, not to knock on GM only, but pretty much everything 'cheap' (< $50k) these days has a gray or charcoal plastic interior. Some execute the pl
    2 points
  12. Drew :: I understand what you're saying, but the question wasn't 'what vehicles can't navigate your driveway?'; it was addressing a claim that GM 'needs a stylistic trend away from coasting mediocrity of blah design'. I personally don't see GM design today being anything less than on par with the competition, or in some cases exceeding it. On the point of potential sales in the short run, I agree. However, in that the industry is moving in that direction, AS LONG AS there are IC trucks alongside an EV trim, I'm fine with that. With global market share at 2.6%, it's not likely I
    2 points
  13. Datsun was my favorite Japanese brand. They veered far off a path that garnered them a lot of goodwill. I even liked this, and actually wanted one for a while when they were new:
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. True, Hoovers can SUCK well! Agree, that the original Z that started this is still a looker to this day!
    2 points
  16. Maybe when that Miata got it on with the cardboard box it was a three way with a vacuum cleaner. That thing looks like it belongs on a shop vac. Maybe this thing could suck up sawdust off my wood shop floor... because I would be to embarrassed to take it autocrossing. The original Z car is gorgeous.
    2 points
  17. And this looks nothing like the slab-sided 350Z....
    2 points
  18. Largish RWD sedan w/ a 5.0 V8...this is exactly the sort of sedan Lincoln needs....
    2 points
  19. Newest photo's show the true size of the Ford Maverick Mini Pickup with a Ford Ranger right behind it. additional views of the truck with the Ranger on the site. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/21/ford-maverick-spy-photos-suspension/
    2 points
  20. If you don't watch anything else...watch this...impressive.
    2 points
  21. Not my cupoftea....but my sister just Bought an Escalade. It pulls off the big square body look well, and is a great vehicle. Happy for her...but what she spent would buy a Gladiator Rubicon or a Ford Raptor. They will get it right, and sell plenty. Being the First to market isn't always the best. Google Dehaviland Comet....British had an advantage in Jet passenger air travel....until initial design flaws were revealed. Beoing took the lead and never looked back....until the current fiascos with the 737 MAX. Rivan and Tesla suing each other, that won't end well at all for either
    2 points
  22. I do find it bothersome that Ford has continually slipped on when they will have their electric F-150 out in production. Now according to Detroit Press, production is to begin in mid 2022 as a 2023 model? This would put them behind Rivian, Tesla, GM and who knows who else. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/09/17/ford-invests-rouge-electric-f-150-uaw/5819541002/
    2 points
  23. Did you forget about the Electric F-150? https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-ford-f-150-electric-everything-we-know/
    2 points
  24. This is probably my favorite new vehicle. I think, Baltahzar can probably tell us. I had my 70 Chevelle in high school repainted from white to Firethron Red, a Cadillac color supposedly. the body shop guy who did the painting said it was the same color as on olds and Buick, Baltahzar set that one straight.
    2 points
  25. One thing I realized about vintage GM paints is that I was confusing Firethorn with Firemist... Firethorn was a specific late 70s color, while Firemist was a style of paint--metallics? I've seen reds and aquas, etc from the 60s-70s referred to as Firemist. Something like that?
    2 points
  26. Here, you have corroboration of the legitimacy of schemata: a Volvo wagon, a Cal (Berkeley) sticker, a pro-Hillary sticker, and, the car was spotted in the Bay Area before the last election, possibly inside the San Francisco city limits.
    2 points
  27. There is a shortage of big, comfortable cars since most are the sport sedan so I think this will have appeal to those that want a traditional American luxury car, even though this isn’t American. This sort of sits alone in the market but I don’t know if there are enough buyers left for this sort of vehicle.
    2 points
  28. WOW, The American brands need to pay attention to this car. European needs to watch as this is hot. Normal questions from the Sasquatch of the site. Headroom, hip room and Leg room for tall large people? Is the dash intuitive? Seat's, comfy lazy boy style, Ricardo racer style or somewhere in between? Road and wind noise, just how quiet is it?
    2 points
  29. Have a few days off, took a drive...beautiful sunny 75 degree day. Drove down to Tuscarawas County where I'm from and drove some backroads I haven't driven in 30 years or more.. Outside the village of Tuscarawas on a back road, I spotted what appeared to be a 1941 1940 LaSalle moldering in a yard...
    1 point
  30. Been seeing more and more R-31 to R-34 Nissan Skylines in Washington lately. http://davidsclassiccars.com/nissan/115285-1987-nissan-skyline-gts-r-1-of-800.html
    1 point
  31. Neat car! I miss nimble well built Japanese cars. I have had friends with every generation of Z...good memories good times.
    1 point
  32. I remember when Nissan had a variety of fun cars available, with manuals, and no CVTs...they used to have a lot of good stuff, IMO..
    1 point
  33. I guess I completely forgot about the profile reveal and that there is a bed to it. Yeah, it sounds roughly 14-18 months ahead of Ford's. I don't know about you but I have a feeling the Hummer will be a pretty decent step up in pricing than the F150, but that's just guessing. I don't believe Ford ever said the all electric would be on sale Summer 2021. That's probably their hybrid you're thinking of. "All a Ford spokesperson would tell Car and Driver is that the all-electric F-150 will arrive "in a few years" and that we will have to keep waiting for an announcement abou
    1 point
  34. "late 2022" for the cybertruck is the same exact quarter as the F150. Rivian is the only one to have an edge in getting things out early and it sounds like it'll be roughly 18 months before Tesla or Ford have theirs in production. GM? What EV truck do they have? I hope you're not comparing trucks to the Hummer SUV..? If that's the case, GM is behind all of them as Ford already has the MachE, obviously Tesla has the X and Y already out, and Rivian's SUV seems to be on the heels of their truck.
    1 point
  35. On a happier note... Still love ICE...would take the Gladiator over the Tacoma. More ICE love
    1 point
  36. The above posts kinda splits the point. Under the topic of ‘mediocre design’, there are a bunch of vehicles I like that I still wouldn’t buy; I need/want a large truck: just because I wouldn’t buy a Corvette doesn’t mean I can’t find it highly appealing stylistically. Conversely, one can buy something they don’t find particularly striking visually. And what if I’m in love with 6 or 8 different vehicles? Buying or not buying is secondary to the discussion. I LOVE the Sierra Denali’s looks, but I’m not buying one. Once everything is mediocre, nothing is.
    1 point
  37. I've read this on other GM related web sites as well, Cadillac, Buick etc. FINGERS CROSSED. maybe you'll get a TRAILBLAZER for the loaner
    1 point
  38. Hopefully the Hummer by GMC can change that by starting a stylistic trend away from coasting mediocrity of blah design. Chevrolet trucks is a perfect example of an ugly brick design that just screams HELL NO!
    1 point
  39. meh, IS IT STILL 2005 looks like a heavy rebadge job
    1 point
  40. They made one of these with that same sloped back lite and an opera window. I liked it a little more. Even better, they made a few Buick Century coupes with the canted grille and also with a formal notchback rear lite and an opera window. Those were rare, since most of them also had the triangular window like you've shown above. I am now lamenting the loss of rear wheel drive being the norm. All these boulevardiers on a ladder type chassis/frame rode so well. It was a bullet proof platform and they were easier to service.
    1 point
  41. Right, her Coupe de Ville (this lady was a character) was an extra cost Firemist color. With that color, a burgundy landau, and a burgundy leather interior, she had every reason to be proud of it. It would have been nicer if it had alloys - and Cadillac had them - instead of the wire wheels, which I've never really liked. Okay, you steered me in the right direction. It was a 1959 color on some Pontiacs. Every once in a blue moon, I'd see one that was hanging on and being pampered to be a classic. There was no color like it. Here are some examples of those Pontiacs, across variou
    1 point
  42. Impressive. Too bad Cadillac prematurely killed off the CT6 after only three years. Also, too bad the G90 (fka Equus) did not come out about 15 years ago. Probably would have given a lot of luxury makes a run for their money. Now the GV80 (and presumably a GV90 and GV70) will have to do just that.
    1 point
  43. So they're forcing dealers, who've so far stuck with them (amazingly enough) to waste $200k? I can see Cadillac losing a crapload more dealers with GM's extortion. Ruinous!
    1 point
  44. Yeah, but, that doesn't mean it looks good.
    1 point
  45. I am not loving it but neither hating it, it is kind of cool but something is missing for me. In any case would take it over the Supra without any doubt.
    1 point
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