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Anthony Fongaro

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About Anthony Fongaro

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  • Birthday 11/22/1989

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  1. I really hope the V60 is available with some sort of hybrid power.
  2. This is a great idea. I've only been to the Detroit Auto Show once and getting there and back from Illinois was a nightmare.
  3. I feel like the front is overstyled. As someone that owned a Trailblazer with the i6, the interior is a massive improvement, the engine and transmission are way more advanced, and we pretty much knew it was going to be “another CUV”. Let the comparisons to the future Bronco commence! 
  4. I feel like the front is overstyled. As someone that owned a Trailblazer with the i6, the interior is a massive improvement, the engine and transmission are way more advanced, and we pretty much knew it was going to be “another CUV”. Let the comparisons to the future Branco commence!
  5. It makes the CUV sound a lot more distinguished and upscale. Very exciting times for Lincoln.
  6. Overall, this looks fantastic. Very interested on how the Polestar T8 will be considering for now you can only get it by Care by Volvo.
  7. A go-anywhere JGC is always cool. I like the color combination as well.
  8. I can understand the Taurus being axed but not having a midsize sedan and a hatchback that can go against the Golf is a terrible idea. Even if they are only fleet cars sales they are still sales.
  9. The new Navigator looks to be much better than the Escalade. I'm not sure if I would even go for something like the GLS either.
  10. Well, this brings up an interesting point: what makes a "luxury" vehicle? If you look at extremely exotic and luxurious vehicles such as the new Rolls Royce Phantom, you will see the use of cutting-edge technology combined with craftsmanship. While I agree that gesture controls are a gimmick, the trend is going towards technology packages within luxury vehicles. That said...I totally agree that with all this new tech means it is a matter of time before something goes wrong.
  11. It was around the time I had my car getting an oil change. I needed a rental car and was given a Toyota Corolla. As a man who likes using cruise control, I set the cruise control and was on my way. It was only when I noticed later a car in front of me started to reduce the speed that my car was also slowing down. Surprisingly, this $20,000 car had adaptive cruise control. I am a big fan of adaptive cruise control. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz back in 1998 with Distronic; their cars could monitor the cars in front of them and speed up or slow down depending on the cars in front. Throughout the years, adaptive cruise control has become a pivotal role in making semi-autonomous vehicles. Although this technological invention has trickled down from $100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans to $20,000 sub compact cars, not all adaptive cruise control systems are the same. Let’s go back to that Toyota Corolla. That cruise control system would shut down under 25 mph and could not be started back up again until you hit the same speed. Some adaptive cruise control systems such as Tesla with their Autopilot and Mercedes-Benz with Distronic + can fully brake the vehicle as well as start it up again. Going from one vehicle such as a Mercedes to a Toyota with their different adaptive cruise control systems does take some getting used to. Even though adaptive cruise control systems seem the same, there can be differences in how they work. Take for example how the systems work. While Mercedes-Benz uses radar sensors to scan the road, Subaru uses dual color cameras in their EyeSight system. Some other systems include laser based systems and cameras. Sometimes, adaptive cruise control is bundled in technology or safety packages with features such as lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. Oddly enough, the Corolla comes standard with these key features while premium brands may cost upwards of $11,000 just to get adaptive cruise control. So it’s like what people in the automotive industry say: “if you want to see what technology will be in common cars in 10-15 years, take a look at the Mercedes S-Class”. Even if not all adaptive cruise control systems are equal, they are an excellent addition to any car. Not only does it help to make a car safer but easier to drive. View full article
  12. If they did bring this over here, I really don't think it would sell well. While the front end looks nice, I wish they could have changed the rear-end. In terms of luxury, it looks to be as "luxurious" as the CLA or GLA.
  13. Power wise it is disappointing. Pricing is very competitive but on paper, it just doesn't seem like it will be competitive against the Golf GTI and Focus ST. We shall see.
  14. It would be nice if they gave it a twin-turbo V6, especially for their flagship.
  15. So they want Tesla Sales Associates to sway customers away from the Model 3 and to the Model S? I wonder if that will work with such a big price difference.

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