Hello and Welcome Back! Now don’t you go bein’ downhearted and downcast ‘cuz my promise from my last post didn’t work out! Construction pictures to come! Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. “All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” Alexandre Dumas. “Patience is the companion of wisdom” St. Augustine’s priest. You have the idea, be extremely patient, otherwise “nothing of importance happened today.” King George III, July 4th 1776.
Two years ago, the economy was tanking and the auto industry took a major hit. Last year, the economy (briefly) improved, and better cars started pouring out from the factories. Many cars debuted at auto shows (Ford Mustang 5.0, Honda CR-Z, Caddy CTS-V Coupe and Wagon…). There was a lot of buzz at all the auto shows last year. Many cars also met their demise (fortunately), such as the: Chevy Aveo, previous generation Ford Focus, Ford Mustang 4.6 & 4.0, and Bentley Arnage. Many more also didn’t see the new light. There were substantial updates on the: Honda CR-V, Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI, and the Ford F150 SVT Raptor. Many others are worth mentioning, but I’ll spare you the boredom.
This year, many performance cars (Pagani Huayra, Scion FR-S, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Chevy Camaro ZL-1, etc) made their debut. All the major (and minor) auto mags like these cars. Other vehicles (Ford F-Series Super Duty, Chevy 2500 Silverado, GMC 2500 Sierra, Ford F150 [with new engines], Huyndai Equus, and Genesis R-Spec) have been revamped.
More and more vehicles are being imported (Fiat 500, Scion iQ…) from foreign countries (Japan, Germany, England, Italy, and North Korea). The Indian Tata Nano won’t be imported here unless you want to see the inside of a Federal Prison.
The Scion iQ is expected to arrive on our shores shortly after Thanksgiving because of the disaster in Japan. Toyota had made a lot of iQ’s for the Chicago Auto Show, when the tsunami and earthquake hit and over 200 iQ’s were destroyed. It will be a competitor to the Smart ForTwo, MINI Cooper, and Fiat 500.
We can also hope to see a Lamborghini sedan, and a Bugatti sedan called the Galibier. A few months ago, a eulogy was delivered for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (rest in peace). Now the only available new Veyron is the Grand Sport convertible. How about going 253 mph and getting a tan? VROOM!
I can safely promise you that by the end of the month you’ll be glued to your chair and computer reading my blog! There’ll be heavy machinery, MORE new car info, and best of all, a SURPRISE! Yay!