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My confusion comes from the fact that I don't really recognize the car looking like this after driving one a few months back, but I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.

Just thought it was odd how conspicuous it was.

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2016 Bentley Bentayga

 

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/09/bentley-bentayga-will-be-most-expensive.html

 

Super lux automakers adding SUVs to their lineup. Expect competition for this coming from Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini.

 

 

Lamborghini has had the Urus planned for 2017 for the past several years. It should be a much more refined successor to the 1986-1993 LM002, aka "the truck with a V12".

 

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http://www.autozeitung.de/faszination-auto/lamborghini-urus-2013-concept-lm002-studie-vorstellung-sport-suv-gn-200118?panorama=1#

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2016 Bentley Bentayga

 

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/09/bentley-bentayga-will-be-most-expensive.html

 

Super lux automakers adding SUVs to their lineup. Expect competition for this coming from Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini.

 

LED "B" within the taillights, very neat detail.

 

 

1st year production is sold out already - that didn't take long !!

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I think Bentleys are usually some of the most beautiful cars around, but I'm lukewarm on the SUV.  The light circles near the headlights seem a bit fussy.

 

The Prius on the other hand just looks strange.  

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Test drove a Nissan Leaf the other day and might be getting one. It was insanely fun to drive thanks to the instant torque. Anyone here have one or have thoughts on it? I was surprised by the amount of room inside it.

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Test drove a Nissan Leaf the other day and might be getting one. It was insanely fun to drive thanks to the instant torque. Anyone here have one or have thoughts on it? I was surprised by the amount of room inside it.

 

If you can get past the looks, it has gotten pretty good write ups....as long as the range is good for whatever kind of driving you do, Im sure it would do a good job

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I think I read somewhere that the new leaf is going to have longer range, up to 150 miles?

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Well I bought the Leaf last night. It's nice knowing I'll never visit a gas station again. Cost me 11k used for top of the line 2012 with all extra features (including 30 min quick charge port and solar panel for the 12v). I live in the loop so the range is more than I'll ever need.

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I'm curious how it turns out for you, give us an update after you've given it some time to test it out!

Will do!

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Just now, pulled up to Central Nissan to see how free charging works. A dude plugged the car in for me and told me to come inside and have free coffee. They don't even have service like that at gas stations! Watching ESPN, drinking a mocha, and getting free "gas" during lunch... pretty good first day impression.

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Will do!

 

Im anxious to hear from a "real" person also (not from a car mag)....

 

I looked at a Volt briefly when I was car shopping....I drive too much each day with current ranges available (except Tesla of course!!) - I really like the idea of not going to a gas station.

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Tesla is my dream brand and I'll buy one when I can afford it; however, I think this door decision was a bad idea. I'd prefer to have standard doors, at least as an option. Besides that, the vehicle is great.

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They supposedly are smart doors so they can still open if you're really close to someone else - but I'd like to see them in a parking garage with a low ceiling and close cars on each side - if they still work there than those are good doors

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An article i read stated the doors will open with an obstacle as close as 12" away.

the $132K price tag is disappointing. I guess the masses will have to wait for the Model 3.

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They supposedly are smart doors so they can still open if you're really close to someone else - but I'd like to see them in a parking garage with a low ceiling and close cars on each side - if they still work there than those are good doors

 

They will work there due to ultrasonic sensors. They will stop if they are about to hit a ceiling. But yes, there are many parking garages, especially the older ones in downtown Houston, that it could be pretty close to hitting the ceiling. Besides that though, I just feel like this should have been an optional feature. I feel like this will turn some people off who planned on buying the Model X. What if your car flips over on it's roof then? The back passengers will be unable to get out unless going through the front. How often does that even happen Triton? True... but there are reasons why falcon wings aren't regular on vehicles.

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I love the Tesla, but nothing beats a minivan when it comes to opening a door in tight spaces with kids.

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5 kias? must be fully optioned and paying MSRP.

 

you can get the hamster kia for close to 16k, you could get 8 of them. although, with Houston, I'd suggest getting 5 of the hamster dance kias, and one fully optioned jeep wrangler.

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For tall people above 6'4 (if any of you exist), what's the best car (read: only) is that you can fit in? I've tried out a few Mazdas and the leg room in those cars is pretty decent.

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For tall people above 6'4 (if any of you exist), what's the best car (read: only) is that you can fit in? I've tried out a few Mazdas and the leg room in those cars is pretty decent.

I have the same problem. I've found Mazda 6 good, Accords are so so. My Nissan Leaf surprisingly has decent leg room. I think I remember the Ford Fusion being doable.

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For tall people above 6'4 (if any of you exist), what's the best car (read: only) is that you can fit in? I've tried out a few Mazdas and the leg room in those cars is pretty decent.

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For tall people above 6'4 (if any of you exist), what's the best car (read: only) is that you can fit in? I've tried out a few Mazdas and the leg room in those cars is pretty decent.

 

Sometimes the cars with the most leg room are not obvious. I'm 6'2", and drove a Honda CRX for years. People would regularly express disbelief that I could fit comfortably in it, but there was more than enough leg room for someone several inches taller than I am. Head room might have been a different story. 

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I have the same problem. I've found Mazda 6 good, Accords are so so. My Nissan Leaf surprisingly has decent leg room. I think I remember the Ford Fusion being doable.

 

The current Accord, Civic and eight gen Accord has ample leg room. Seventh gen Accord is OK,  but sixth gen is where things become tight.

 

Honda Insight is terrible, not only in leg room but also in head room.

 

Other cars with decent/ok leg room that I can speak for -- Buick Regal, current gen Chrysler 200, current gen Ford Focus. I'm 6'3.

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give subaru a shot. 

 

if you're long in the torso, you could just get a convertible and leave the top down all the time.

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Here's my main issue though; my legs are so long that the seat is usually all the way back, but my feet are the issue. These damn skis make it difficult to keep my foot straight so to accelerate or brake, I have to pivot my foot on my heel. It's painful for my knees after a long drive.

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Volvo unveiled the 2017 S90. Nice looking car. I like how the beltline doesn't have the tendency to go upward and make the side and rear windows into slits, forsaking any visibility for style.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/2/9837424/volvo-s90-sedan-announced-detroit-auto-show-2016

 

True, but to me the design is kind of generic 2015 luxury car.  Not bad, but at first glance not terribly different from the Hyundai Genesis or VW Passat.

 

2015-hyundai-genesis-korean-spec_1004481

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Buy Volvos.


They're boxy


but they're good.


We know they're not sexy


this is not a smart time to be sexy anyway


with so many new diseases around


Be safe instead of sexy


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Buy Volvos.

They're boxy

but they're good.

We know they're not sexy

this is not a smart time to be sexy anyway

with so many new diseases around

Be safe instead of sexy

 

 

It's funny, but I think Volvo made their biggest mistake when they stopped being boxy and sensible in favor of trying to be stylish to compete with luxury brands.  I'm sure they thought it made sense from a profitability viewpoint, but it was a big bet that hasn't exactly panned out.  They pretty much gave away the segment for cars that were seen as plain and sensible to Subaru, which has been setting new sales records every year.  Fifteen years ago a lot of those Subaru owners would have been driving Volvos.

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Don't laugh - there was a time when the idea of a Toyota that competed head to head with Mercedes seemed far fetched.

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Don't laugh - there was a time when the idea of a Toyota that competed head to head with Mercedes seemed far fetched.

 

There was likewise a time when the idea of a Toyota that competed head to head with Ford and Chevrolet seemed farfetched. The Japanese auto industry has come a long way in the past forty years, and I don't doubt that the Korean auto industry will reach similar milestones sooner rather than later. 

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

 

Becoming difficult to tell it apart from the new C-Class and S-Class as it ties in more with these two.

 

2017-Mercedes-E-Class-6.jpg

 

Crafty interior, I'd say one of the best in this segment. They've ditched the iPad mounted on top of the dashboard trend.

 

2017-Mercedes-E-Class-8.jpg

 

2017-Mercedes-E-Class-29.jpg

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