Sunday, November 23, 2008

Auto Show 2008

I used this title before, that was to cover the Chicago show... this is Charlotte.  I got to be a technical representative this year for MINI at the Charlotte show.  This was a neat experience I stumbled into with a Cooper club I just joined.  I got to talk to a ton of people about MINIs which I loved.  I ran into Eli and Colleen as well as Russ and his wife.  The most disappointing part of the entire day were the cars.  There was nothing new there, a few concepts from Ford, but who cares about Fords?  

Top 5 recent vehicles there:
5. Mazda6
4. Volkswagen CC
3. Jaguar XF
2. Pontiac G8
1.  MINI Cooper Clubman 

Worst in Show:
5. Hummer H3T (who needs a $40k mid sized truck?)
4. Toyota (the entire lineup has less personality than Suzuki)
3. Subaru Impreza WRX (edgy becomes dull)
2. Honda Accord (U-L-G-Y you ain't got no alibi)
1. Volkswagen Routan (the audacity of hope applied to Chrysler... really? A $43k Grand Caravan?)

5 comments:

Andy said...

a mini cooper # 1 ? that's a shocker ! way to be objective ! lol

Jon said...

100% subjective, best car ever made... I drive them all, ask your mom.

Andy said...

lol wow alil tude with that response , someone havin a bad day ? lol

Jon said...

No tude implied, this is why I hate typing sometimes... there is not a way to communicate tone or meaning. But no, I was just joking about Mom's desire for the MINI that shows that it is #1. Sorry if you took it any other way.

Andy said...

yeah i feel ya ,muh bad !