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Old 04-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #41
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So a lot of cars got unveiled ahead of the New York International Auto Show, but the new Lincoln Navigator and Infiniti QX80 stood out to me due to their sheer size. These are quite the spectacle:

2018 Infiniti QX80

5.6l V8 making an estimated 400 hp.

Infiniti QX80 Monograph: Not just luxury, 'upscale luxury'





2018 Lincoln Navigator

3.5l Twin Turbo V6 making 450 hp mated to a 10-speed automatic.

The Lincoln Navigator Is The Enormous SUV Lincoln Finally Deserves



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Old 04-13-2017, 06:10 PM   #42
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SO fugly. Surprised that a company that produces the Focus and Fiesta is capable of producing such a monstrosity.
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Yea have to agree, they're not the nicest looking cars, although it's quite difficult trying to make a vehicle with huge proportions look good, like sticking fat chick in a prom dress lol.

That last one looks like something designed in the 1980's, no design flair at all.
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...like sticking fat chick in a prom dress lol.
That's how I feel about the new Minis compared to the ORIGINAL Mini Coopers. The new Minis are like an old girlfriend in a cute outfit, except she's a lot fatter.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_eyucxpacY

Interesting driving consumption test of a Passat 1.4 TSI ACT, which runs on two cylinders under light load. Love this guy's videos.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:10 PM   #46
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I drove a car with this recently, it's a great little engine with a seamless switch between the two modes. By the looks of it, it's not as efficient as you would hope it would be, but then again, is anything these days?
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:48 AM   #47
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LMAO, the return of running boards. I predict failure. Reminds me of Frank Lee's term for Suburbans, "Subdivisions". Saw an Expedition yesterday, dropped so low it was riding on the bump stops. Proof that Darwin's evolution has failed miserably.

At least that "low rider" didn't need an elevator to get the passengers inside.
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That's interesting. I wonder if they'll offer that over here.
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I kinda dig the Navigator, minus those wheels, at least as much as I can like a large SUV. That Infiniti though...what an odd-looking thing.
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I kinda dig the Navigator, minus those wheels, at least as much as I can like a large SUV. That Infiniti though...what an odd-looking thing.
Saw a Maserati SUV last week. A MASERATI SUV?!!!! That and the Porsche SUV means the end of the world is approaching. A high performance SUV is an oxymoron. What's next?! Porsche forklifts?

Sports car makers are drawn to designing/building SUVs because SUV sales are 1/2 the auto market. That's why Tesla was compelled to produce their SUV before their economy car.

Additionally, Sports cars are not selling well. This is bad news about their future. People are just not into a fun driving experience as generations past. Millennials aren't even buying cars and car companies are feeling it.
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