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Old 01-16-2019, 03:32 PM
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No long awaited intro of the C8 midengine Vette.
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Nice list; great to see S2000 on it.
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Too bad they left out the Supra sister car that also has that same BMW N58 twin scroll turbo engine - but with a lot more hp and torque. If I were seriously considering a replacement for my S2000 I would be very interested in making a deal for a 2019 BMW Z4 M40i. In the Motor Trend comparo the Supra comes across as more of a Lexus that a pure sports car.

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyo...s-2020-bmw-z4/
I find the BMW Z4 butt ugly and if I had to choice the Supra would win on looks alone, and I don't find a Toyota, assembled in Austria, powered by BMW very appealing either.

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Nice! Wish I could have been there.
Photo from the mid-70's when most of the US cars looked as bad as they were built.
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IMO a lot has to do with the fact that young people are not into cars. Many of them aren't even driving!
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:56 AM
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IMO a lot has to do with the fact that young people are not into cars. Many of them aren't even driving!
Oh, most of the young people still love cars; at least outside the major urban areas. The reason many don't drive almost always comes down to costs. At a minimum they need around $20k for a new car and I think average car sales these days is in the neighborhood of $30k+. So they are forced to buy a used car BUT they still have to spend large sums of money for auto insurance and maintenance. There is very little maintenance anyone can do themselves in modern cars. Auto insurance is crazy high. Example, my son recently bought a 2011 Dodge with 89 miles on it. He has a car loan on it so he must keep full coverage. His insurance is $2,600 year with a clean driving record. Even a used car is a major expense.
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This 1959 lipstick-red Cadillac Eldorado was on display at this year’s auto show. A poster had this very pointed comment, “A bittersweet reminder of Cadillac’s glory days. I 'm surprised the GM marketing department would place a work of art like the Eldorado Biarritz next to the bland, soulless, committee designed, rebadged Cadillacs of today. Wow! what a contrast.”

I saw this same car when I toured the GM Heritage Center. It is an eye catcher.

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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post
I find the BMW Z4 butt ugly and if I had to choice the Supra would win on looks alone, and I don't find a Toyota, assembled in Austria, powered by BMW very appealing either.
The Z4 is also $14K more for essentially the same chassis and power train. For that $14K you get a small bump in HP, a top that goes down and a very pricey BMW badge.
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Never been to Detroit Auto Show, but I have been to Chicago a bunch of times. I loved it as a kid, seeing all the futuristic cars and seeing up coming models for the first time. Now is just not the same.
A couple of years ago, we went to the "black tie event" and in some ways even that was disappointing. BMW and someone else, had their cars locked up and they would not open them for you to get inside. Which to me, just didn't make sense, as the tickets where $$$ and you would think that was their target group.
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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post

This 1959 lipstick-red Cadillac Eldorado was on display at this year’s auto show. A poster had this very pointed comment, “A bittersweet reminder of Cadillac’s glory days. I 'm surprised the GM marketing department would place a work of art like the Eldorado Biarritz next to the bland, soulless, committee designed, rebadged Cadillacs of today. Wow! what a contrast.”

I saw this same car when I toured the GM Heritage Center. It is an eye catcher.
My aunt and uncle had a ’59 Cadillac that I drove. The most fun was driving into a gas station asking for $2 worth of “premium’ and watching the attendant search for the gas cap opening.
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