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Posted: 2/15/2012 7:41:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 7:45:18 PM EDT by the_great_mantis]
I must say, I was the most impressed with Hyundai/Kia. Their cars seemed to be the most comfortable, and the Sonata I sat in even had more room in the backseat than the Audi A4. The Koreans sure are stepping their game up. The Chevrolet Sonic wasn't too bad, either.

I think the biggest disappointment was Toyota. They only brought base models for their cars (theft and vandalism is a concern in Shitcago, whodathunk?) If the cars I had sat in weren't base models, I'd be very disappointed. The seats felt cheap, the instrument panel was clustered, and the plastics were shoddy.

The best part of the trip were by the Kia Souls. One of the workers wanted to know if I had any questions, so I asked her why it was so ugly. She was a bit taken back by that.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:45:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:52:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:
I must say, I was the most impressed with Hyundai/Kia. Their cars seemed to be the most comfortable, and the Sonata I sat in even had more room in the backseat than the Audi A4. The Koreans sure are stepping their game up. The Chevrolet Sonic wasn't too bad, either.

I think the biggest disappointment was Toyota. They only brought base models for their cars (theft and vandalism is a concern in Shitcago, whodathunk?) If the cars I had sat in weren't base models, I'd be very disappointed. The seats felt cheap, the instrument panel was clustered, and the plastics were shoddy.

The best part of the trip were by the Kia Souls. One of the workers wanted to know if I had any questions, so I asked her why it was so ugly. She was a bit taken back by that.

Did this one have brakes?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:53:49 PM EDT
Did you check out the Subaru BRZ?

Sharp looking little car with lots of positive reviews from car mags.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:56:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:

I think the biggest disappointment was Toyota. They only brought base models for their cars (theft and vandalism is a concern in Shitcago, whodathunk?) If the cars I had sat in weren't base models, I'd be very disappointed. The seats felt cheap, the instrument panel was clustered, and the plastics were shoddy.


I think Toyota is still a wreck from the whole tsunami / nuke meltdown deal.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:59:00 PM EDT
It's a damned shame when KIA and Hyundai make better looking cars than the U.S. Screw government motors...there was a reason you needed to go bankrupt.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:01:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ares51082:
Did you check out the Subaru BRZ?

Sharp looking little car with lots of positive reviews from car mags.


I didn't spend too much at the Subaru booth because my friend's feet were sore by the time we got there, so I can't comment on them too much. Scion had their version their, but they were all up on rotating pedestals and people couldn't get inside.

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:

I think the biggest disappointment was Toyota. They only brought base models for their cars (theft and vandalism is a concern in Shitcago, whodathunk?) If the cars I had sat in weren't base models, I'd be very disappointed. The seats felt cheap, the instrument panel was clustered, and the plastics were shoddy.


I think Toyota is still a wreck from the whole tsunami / nuke meltdown deal.


I heard the same thing from Nissan when I went to a local dealership.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:04:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 8:06:56 PM EDT by the_great_mantis]
Originally Posted By 1cheapshot:
It's a damned shame when KIA and Hyundai make better looking cars than the U.S. Screw government motors...there was a reason you needed to go bankrupt.


The Fords were nice, if it's any consolidation. The Chevrolet Sonics were workable.
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