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      02-10-2013 08:18 PM #1
      -Caddy ATS is TINY. I've got shoulders like a Gorilla, but damn, I couldn't even close the passenger side door. Scratch it off the list. Shame, looks nice.

      -If all three of my cars were worth 1 CTS-V sedan, I'd sell them and have one.

      -Corvette looks good.

      -Viper looks better. And I'm not usually a fan of Vipers.

      -$70k base Boxster. $90k Cayman S. and these were not cars equipped with goofy stuff. Porsche I love you, and your cars look like sex, but you need to know down your prices by 20% or make some stuff standard. Cue people telling me they don't need to; don't care. A $70k base Boxster is absurd.

      -Damn does that Cayman S look sexy though.

      -Honda EV-STER? WTf is this? Cool as hell looking, dumbass driving joystick things aside. Don't c0ck it up with a gay 100hp electric engine, Honda, make it perform like a Tesla.

      -Ford prices all over the map. Impressed as hell with the $23k Focus ST. Saw a $35k Escape and a $42k Edge. ST is a fantastic deal. Other two rank high on the YGBSM scale.

      -Audi q5 for $36k? Not bad. Wait, $4500 package to get Bluetooth? **** you.

      -Hoped the new MB SL would look good in person. Nope.

      -CLS 63 sure did though. Wow.

      -new F type is kinda ugly. And priced right on top of the XK. XK still looks fantastic.

      -I think I came in the M6. Damn, that car is sexy as hell. Never really paid attention to it, but something about it is just right.

      -Ferrari FF, you're still ugly. I'd take you home, but you're ugly.

      -I'm too fat for the seats in a Toyobaru. Oh well.

      -sat in an RLX, TSX, and TL. Equipment levels are very different. Styling and quality of materials are not. RLX will fail.

      -Overall not impressed with the Japanese. Lexuses were tired as hell, leather all stained and worn from millions of asses. Germans saw same number if asses, held up much better.

      -Did still like the RDX; didn't see anything else for +/- $35k that was better. 95% chance we'll be buying one. Fold down rear seat is wicked cool.

      -I want an Aventador the same way I want an AR-15 or (to have) a 14" c0ck. Completely impractical, but damn.

      -So many hot, slutty looking Eastern European chicks in tiny slutty dresses. Had a raging semi the entire time.

      -$2.75 for a 20oz soda? **** you, no.

      Pictures to follow.

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      02-10-2013 08:23 PM #2


      Note hot Eastern European chick:







      Interior:







      Lotsa people saying the lights are ugly:










      Also, I misspelled Chicago and my cell phone camera sucks.

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      02-10-2013 08:25 PM #3


      The Q5 didn't "stack" up well with the RDX? Is it mostly due to price when optioned to be similar, or is it less roomy, or something else? Just curious, as that car seems to get a lot more love than the RDX.

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      02-10-2013 08:25 PM #4
      great photos, hope they discover a cure for parkinson's soon

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      02-10-2013 08:27 PM #5
      So...worth the drive and price of admission?

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      great photos, hope they discover a cure for parkinson's soon
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      02-10-2013 08:28 PM #6
      I thought the ATS is fine for room. Where it sucks is rear seat headroom.

      And the Convenience package on the Q5 (with bluetooth) is $1k.

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      02-10-2013 08:29 PM #7
      Where's Cicago?

      I'm jealous though, I missed the NAIAS and should've gone to this but couldnt

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      02-10-2013 08:36 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      -$2.75 for a 20oz soda? **** you, no.
      They were $4.00 for a 20oz at the STL auto show a few weeks ago. I'll be there at "Cicago" next Saturday, hope the seats aren't completely sh!t on from all the asses by then.

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      02-10-2013 08:49 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      great photos, hope they discover a cure for parkinson's soon
      Cell phone camera and a crowd. Come at me bro. At least I wasn't one of he Asian families who expected the whole world to stop so they could snap a shot of their kid next to a Lexus IS.

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      02-10-2013 08:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post


      The Q5 didn't "stack" up well with the RDX? Is it mostly due to price when optioned to be similar, or is it less roomy, or something else? Just curious, as that car seems to get a lot more love than the RDX.
      Price. Shomegrown claims BT is $1k, so we'll take a look.

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      02-10-2013 09:19 PM #11
      To heck with the cars. Do they still sell that terrific fudge at the auto show?
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      02-10-2013 09:20 PM #12
      20 inch wheels - especially ones that cost $4300 - on a base Boxster IS 'goofy stuff. You are right, 70k is ridiculous for one, same with the 90k S, but the reality is there's really no need to option one up for more than 5 or 6k - all the performance goodness comes baked in thankfully, so all you need is a couple of tweaks to what is already a luxurious and comfortable ride. Not to say that the car is cheap at 55k MSRP, but I think that probably brings it within the realm of possibility for quite a few more folks. Bottom line is, the car is good enough that it is worth being disciplined with the order guide and possibly making a sacrifice or two in terms of options, in order to get it.
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      02-10-2013 09:23 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      To heck with the cars. Do they still sell that terrific fudge at the auto show?
      They do

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      02-10-2013 09:24 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      great photos, hope they discover a cure for parkinson's soon
      that's fvcked up but I laughed
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      02-10-2013 09:25 PM #15
      The parking is too expensive and so are the tickets. Just like everything else in this overpriced, ripoff town. Paying mucho dinero to watch the Cubs lose another game in their pathetic dump, is another great example of that.

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      02-10-2013 09:26 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      To heck with the cars. Do they still sell that terrific fudge at the auto show?
      Try Fannie Mae and skip the ripoff auto show if you want that.

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      02-10-2013 09:28 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      The parking is too expensive and so are the tickets. Just like everything else in this overpriced, ripoff town. Paying mucho dinero to watch the Cubs lose another game in their pathetic dump, is another great example of that.
      I spent $33. $21 to park, $12 for a ticket. BFD.

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      02-10-2013 09:32 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      The parking is too expensive and so are the tickets. Just like everything else in this overpriced, ripoff town. Paying mucho dinero to watch the Cubs lose another game in their pathetic dump, is another great example of that.
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Try Fannie Mae and skip the ripoff auto show if you want that.
      Too many cross-dressers?
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      I can tell you from personal experience that it is entirely possible (and not really that difficult) to drink coffee, smoke, talk on a cell phone (using the handset; no Bluetooth, etc.), and talk with passengers, in downtown Chicago traffic, all while successfully coordinating gas, clutch and brake.

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      02-10-2013 09:34 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I spent $33. $21 to park, $12 for a ticket. BFD.
      Is that the price for parking at McCormick?
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      02-10-2013 09:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Yo Teach View Post
      Is that the price for parking at McCormick?
      The close, stay inside lot. You can park cheaper elsewhere and hoof it or take a shuttle, but it was raining.

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      02-10-2013 09:43 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      The close, stay inside lot. You can park cheaper elsewhere and hoof it or take a shuttle, but it was raining.
      I went last year and had free parking.....




      ....at a friend's condo, where I stayed, which was nearby Soldier Field. I hoofed it.
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      02-10-2013 09:45 PM #22
      Chris Stack, how were the crowds? When did you get there and how was parking availability at that time? I would assume the second Saturday would be better than the first one, right or no?

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      02-10-2013 09:45 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Ubel GLI View Post
      I'm jealous though, I missed the NAIAS and should've gone to this but couldnt
      You've got another week. We're going Friday
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      Too many cross-dressers?
      Yuck, I'm not going to pay 1 effing cent to see this BS


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      02-10-2013 09:56 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by bherman13 View Post
      Chris Stack, how were the crowds? When did you get there and how was parking availability at that time? I would assume the second Saturday would be better than the first one, right or no?
      Yesterday and today probably were the worst, but as long as you don't want to take pictures it's fine. But if you want to take cool pics with your sweet DSLR, well...couldn't tell you how many shots I walked through, because its crowded and F you that's why.

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