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On 4/7/2018 at 1:59 AM, Erik Smith said:

So, you AU (and apparently China, Philippines, and Thailand) guys already get this thing...but, c’mon Ford! Give US buyers the option...Ford Everest. It’s a real deal 4x4? Is it on a truck platform like the old school SUVs? The new Ranger based...? 

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Eric, is that a Chinese Buick in the background? Any photos?

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1 minute ago, Tom Geiger said:

Eric, is that a Chinese Buick in the background? Any photos?

It probably is. There are a lot of Buicks in Beijing - probably the most common GM line. I didn’t get a photo of any though...sorry Tom. 

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2 minutes ago, Erik Smith said:

It probably is. There are a lot of Buicks in Beijing - probably the most common GM line. I didn’t get a photo of any though...sorry Tom. 

I support a facility in Shanghai and talk with them several times a week.  When I met my main contact in person in the USA a couple of years ago, he was very proud to tell me that he had a Buick Century.  The next trip over, I let him drive my Buick LaCrosse and he was very excited.

I am scheduled to go to there by year's end, as long as the plans don't change.

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1 hour ago, Tom Geiger said:

I support a facility in Shanghai and talk with them several times a week.  When I met my main contact in person in the USA a couple of years ago, he was very proud to tell me that he had a Buick Century.  The next trip over, I let him drive my Buick LaCrosse and he was very excited.

I am scheduled to go to there by year's end, as long as the plans don't change.

Cool, Tom. I’ve never been to Shanghai but imagine there are some serious sports cars ripping around those streets. 

Yeah, I think there remains some prestige in driving Buicks, but seems it’s fading a bit as so many more autos are available in their market, including lower-end Buicks and mini vans.

One last photo, for the truck guys:

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So I got the opportunity to play with this today. The dealer I buy most of my Ram/Jeep product from received their first Demon. And because I know the owner quite well, he let me drive.

This thing should be banned. No street legal car should be this fast. And I totally want one. And I even like the colour. F8 Green looks stunning in person.

Definitely not a good track car. It's liek an old muscle car; amazing in a straight line, but not designed for corners. ultimately, I think the new widebody Hellcat is the more useable car. At about $40k CDN less. And you can get a mnaula transmission.

 

Still, I love that the Demon exists, and I thank  my lucky stars that I got to drive one.

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Love that green on the Demon...would like to have a model of the Demon.   As far as the 1:1, I'd probably go for an SRT 392. 

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A very nice 63 Galaxie 2 door "box top". Was whipping out my phone to take a picture, and the bearded hipster bro microbrewery dude walked over and got in. Didn't follow through with the photo.

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10 hours ago, Rodent said:

A very nice 63 Galaxie 2 door "box top". Was whipping out my phone to take a picture, and the bearded hipster bro microbrewery dude walked over and got in. Didn't follow through with the photo.

Why not?

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14 hours ago, cobramike said:

Why not?

Didn't  think he wanted his picture  taken.

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Same thing happened with me last Friday, guy was in a Nash Metro, yellow and white in great condition, I asked at a light if he would be ok with me taking a pic and he said he would rather I wouldn't.  Too bad, nice car!

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Saw one of the '14-15 Camaro Z/28s in white blasting along the 480 freeway in the rain at about 5am this morning.. haven't seen very many of those. 

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Rains rolled in before I could make the Cars & Coffee in Dayton....

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3 hours ago, HomerS said:

Rains rolled in before I could make the Cars & Coffee in Dayton....

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I like the side view but the front end looks......busy.

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On 4/18/2018 at 12:25 AM, The Junkman said:

I like the side view but the front end looks......busy.

To be honest, the front bumper on the turbo 4 1LE cars look better, the bumper cover flows across the front where that black bar is and better separates the top and bottom grills, kinda like the SRT and Scat Pack Chargers vs the SXT and R/T bumpers.

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Saw a Maserati SUV. I didn't even know they had an SUV.

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11 minutes ago, Jon Cole said:

Saw a Maserati SUV. I didn't even know they had an SUV.

It's new, 2017  or 2018 is the first year here in the US.  Just reminded me thought, saw one of the new Bentley  SUVs a couple weeks back.

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3 hours ago, Jon Cole said:

Saw a Maserati SUV. I didn't even know they had an SUV.

The Levante. We just leased one out. I think they're kind of ugly. But the interior is something to experience, and it drives beautifully. The V8 is basically a Ferrari engine, so it has some pedigree and performance to go with it. :)

 

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I saw an early 60s Ford F100, a 50s Willys wagon, and a 69ish LeMans Sport while going to the doctor's today. I tried to get pictures of the Willys, but was just too slow.

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Saw this parked at the local Partsource. I wish I'd gone and talked to him about it. Gives me an idea for a build!

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Well does soon to be on the road count? And yes it will get driven.20180420_144423.thumb.jpg.f39695056938474cb7f8aa7a2fceff78.jpg20180420_144431.thumb.jpg.ec4bec4d97829057c17ca93265c973cc.jpg

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Back parking lot actually....the original monster truck Bigfoot

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I saw a modern Chevy truck with paint and chrome looking like a 57 BelAir. I had to blink a couple of times before I realized what it was.

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Saw a Model A hot rod this morning.  Red, 70s style. 5 window, no chop, big and littles w chrome wheels.  No hood.   Rolling down the street, looked like an alien craft amidst the CUVs and Kias. 

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