Disclaimer: I have bought one new car in my life. My strategy to save the environment involves buying used cars and keeping older cars on the road (preferably pre-2000 Mercedes). With all that in mind, I headed to NY Auto show on Wednesday armed with DT press credentials to see what there was to offer. Here are a few ramblings and quite a few pictures from the day.
- Accent striping found on wheels and body of cars
- Matte paint finishes
- Super fancy headlights
- Ipod-like screens mounted on dashboards
- Carbon fiber everywhere- front splitters, rear diffusers, vents, wings, and interior trim
- fake vents found all over front & rear bumpers and front fenders
- Front seats in the Lincoln Continental
- Integration of the Nav screen in Volkswagen Golf R
- Dodge Viper- coolest car of the show
- Corvette C7 interior
- Mercedes C class AMG interior wood trim
- Alfa Romeo Guila/Stelvio design themes
- Camaro turned into a TransAm
- BMW i3 interior design despite having a Ipod-like screen
- Ford Fiesta/Focus ST Recaro seats- fit me perfectly
- Cadillac CT6 interior
- Useless rear seats and lack of hatchback in Toyota 86
- Wood trim found in Cadillac Escalade interior
- Lack of outward visibility in nearly every car at the show
- Gigantic tires and brakes- didn't see a 15" tire in the house
- Manual gear boxes were few and far between
Honda Civic Si center mounted exhaust and fake vents in rear bumper.
Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust pipes, huge wing, fake vents, and accent striping.
Cory is working on a fleet of needy Mercedes from the early 1990's. He thoroughly enjoyed taking a day off from work to head into the big city to make this report.