• Cory,
    That is some nice work. My thoughts: I love that Firebird. It's like the designer of each individual part in that Cadillac never met each other until after the car was assembled. After seeing those stripes, I want to sing that old Johnny Cash song.
    Well done coverage!

    -Vince

  • As the years pass it seems like new cars get more and more….I dont know whats the word..overdone. With the exception of the Porsche Targa roof whats the point of most of the geegaws and "flourishes" in the cars?. Its kind of a chicken and the egg problem. Are the cars more expensive (ridiculously so in my brokeass opinion) because of the geegaws or are there more geegaws because the cars are so expensive? Just imagine if they did a retro sixties style simply designed car with a relatively stripped down interior absent all the over engineered bs..I'll bet it would sell like crazy.

    • Maybe for us oddballs that frequent DT, but I'm not sure if that would really happen given that the typical consumer is now addicted to low lease payments on the latest and greatest that they will turn in in 3 years for the next latest and greatest. And continue to rinse and repeat. Although I could be wrong since I am the last person to ask about the typical consumer's preferences…

  • I… saw a newer civic driving around in ABQ a few weeks back and was aghast… I felt like I could only comment that it had done… something… new with its hair.

    • first one of those i spotted almost a year ago, i took photos and messaged to Vince – then, getting to my own car at the back of the parking lot, look what was parked next to me – omega and alpha, IMHO, and frankly it looks like they made it even worse with the fake vents and weird taillights – plus what i said to V at the time…

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      I was walking across the supermarket parking lot when I spied this monstrosity of a brand new Civic. OMFGJMOAP what an ugly mess. It looks exactly like the new Toyotas, yet more ugly. WTAF, Honda? And then, as I got to my car, what's this gem parked next to my silver blob but an 81 Citroen in a lovely shade of farmed salmon. Look at the shiny wheel covers. Can't see the one-spoke tiller, but it was there. Utterly cool. The photos don't convey just how bad the Honda is, nor how awesome the Citroen. I will do better next time.

  • I have driven the new Civic a few times just last week as a service loaner.I hate the high center console height.My 2016 Accord sport was in for the second time for heater issue little to no heat in floor mode (footwell) my 2013 previous lease had no such problem.The heater plumbing has changed and my 2016 SUCKS slow to heat up also.They said to run it around in sport mode and keep the rpm up to warm up quicker yeah screw the Mpg i need heat….does not work may turn in on lease early the Civic does not suffer with heater problem and has reg auto no CVT yet like my Accord prefer regular trans.

  • Thanks for covering this and the nice write up. Maybe I'm off base here, but wasn't the 80's Targa 911 about the worst 911 made? I don't understand why they would bother making a modern interpretation of it.

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