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Old 05-04-2006, 07:17 AM   #1
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I'm going today...my friend just bought a new car and the dealer gave him eight VIP tickets.

I'll be sure and pay extra close attention with my camera to the Hybrids and alternative fuel displays and report back.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:43 AM   #2
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Also check out the fit/

Also check out the fit/ versa/ yaris.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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Definitely

I drove past the Honda dealer last night, and they had a Fit on the lot! I pulled right in. It was after hours but everything was unlocked on it! I got in and it's not too bad. It has a nice Honda-esque dash and a Matrix/Vibe-like rear. The seat configurations are abundant. Too bad it looks so dorky. Definitely look at the Yaris -- we only had the Sedan back in March, so the Hatch might be on the floor. I'd love to see the Versa -- no luck yet.

edit: also really push alternative energy and FE to the floor people -- sometimes they have "spies" that gather the "word on the street".
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:15 AM   #4
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Here's the pictures!

Here's the pictures!

TOYOTA YARIS SEDAN











TOYOTA YARIS HATCHBACK













TOYOTA PRIUS







DIESEL POWER!!!!





STEVE GETS TO DRIVE THE NEW GTI





NISSAN VERSA







HONDA FIT - (of course my favorite!)



Steve shows everyone how much room there is in the back with the seats folded down:


Steve showing again how much room there is in here:


I show everyone how pimp I look behind the wheel:


Look! My head's as big as an engine!














TRICKED OUT HONDA FIT





Pimped out cars still get the sticker!




HONDA CIVIC Si



SEXY 18" HFP wheels:










HONDA CIVIC HYBRID



Bet I was the only dork to lay on the floor and shoot the underbelly. Rear tray:


Front tray:








SCION XB - some love for JanGeo





FERRARI F430 SPIDER F1



And the worst gas mileage at the show goes to:




Now for the fun stuff. We got to drive Toyota Tundras and Toyota Tacomas through a road course!





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it's just sad how the yaris

it's just sad how the yaris and the fit suck at fuel economy. Especially the Fit. If I were the car manufacturer I would of added another gear in the transmission. Another gear would of helped the fuel economy. I'm also sure those 2 cars don't even turn off their injectors on decelaration.
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Neither the Fit not the

Neither the Fit not the Yaris offer EPA fuel efficiency gains over the Civic and Corolla, despite being smaller and equipped with less powerful engines. Why would anybody buy them?

Both manufacturers could have equipped these vehicles with smaller, Japanese-market engines, and handily beat the mileage of the Civic and Corolla. You have to wonder what Honda and Toyota were smoking. Hemp, crank, or crack?
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Quote:Bet I was the only

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Bet I was the only dork to lay on the floor and shoot the underbelly.
I bet you were The cars look awesome. I am not a big fan of center mounted gauges like the yaris, echo, and xb has.

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STEVE GETS TO DRIVE THE NEW GTI
they had that at the pittsburgh auto show too. Some kid was using it and said, "I can feel the speed senisitvie steering". It was funny because he was like 10 years old.
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I bet you were The cars look awesome. I am not a big fan of center mounted gauges like the yaris, echo, and xb has.
Yeah, me either.
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awesome pics! indeed the

awesome pics!

indeed the only car i have hope in is the honda fit HYBRID ;P small cars rule.
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Thanks DaX

Nice shots DaX - you gotta love the way they stuff the VVT-i Engine in the Yaris. You have to get used to the gauges in the center - what it does is allow you to have more important gauges in front of you like the GPS and the ScanGauge. Getting them out from behind the steering wheel is a good idea because the passenger can see them better and adjusting the wheel tilt is unrestricked. Besides no one is looking at the stinking speedo anyway.

The Yaris is going to get better gas mileage than what they are reporting if the engine is broken in properly but considering the other Honda's with the vtec getting in the low 30's well....

Nice belly pan shots !!!

Enjoy the xB because 2006 is the last year.
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