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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    so i went to alaska airlines website and it said you landed at 3:45. i went back to check and it changed to 3:56. must be sarah palins fault.
    gotta go, you are calling me now.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Just got back from dinner with the gang (Jimmy and Mrs. H, Lord and Lordess Cadillac, Gizmo, gdwriter, heuterm, TBJS, Jesda and bro (late as usual), MacMuse, JD's father and sister, I know I'm forgetting someone). First time I met Mike (Heuterm) and Jim (TBJS), two nice gentlemen that I'm happy to add to my acquaintances. Not to forget the lovely Lordess Cadillac (she makes Sal look good as does Michell to Jimmy). Gary was still upright and hadn't fallen off any stools ..........yet. After dinner Marvin pulled his XLR-V around and popped the hood so everyone could drool, then one by one everyone took it for a spin around the parking lot much like an amusement ride. A great time was had by all and I'm sure more is coming tomorrow (sorry I'll miss that). It was nice to see old friends and make some new ones. Hope to meet more of you next time.

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    ^I'll second that. Save for the fact I will look forward to seeing the XLR-V after it's tuned and the fact that not even Michelle can make me look good. I am a lost cause.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Also, my personal highlights from the auto show:

    ZL1. nuff said.

    I have done a 180 on the CTS coupe. Just a few months ago, hated it. After seeing a couple V coupes in person, and drooling over the black diamond at the show, the V coupe is pure sex.

    But I have to give my top nods, and I really hate to admit this, to the new Elantra. I have never seen anyone else make such a cheap looking car also look so desirable. Gotta give props to Hyundai.

    Biggest jeers (for me anyway) goes to the Regal GS (if it's true) with their decision to ditch AWD in favor of front drive. That's too much engine for the front wheels alone. Runner up to the Acadia Denali. Common guys. You juiced the looks very nicely. But you should have given it a shot in the engine bay as well.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Too much horsepower for FWD? Isn't it the same turbo 4 from the Cobalt SS?

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    no. The GS gets alot more than the standard Turbo Regal. I think somewhere in the 270-280 range.

    besides, the Cobalt SS is a torque-steering monster.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    True. Those had 260hp IIRC.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    that much? I thought they were in the 240 range. I confess to never taking more than a cursory glance at them.
    I think, I think, the regular turbo Regal is in the 220-230 range. FWD should be sufficient for that one. Not the GS though. Not if they want to play with BMW and Audi.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    I'm impressed with the new Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep products. Audi R8 Spyder was the show stopper for me, with an honorable going to the Jaguar XK convertible.

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Nothing is ever really a showstopper for me. I love my V. And while it's not the fastest thing in the world, it's enough for me. But things that excited me were the 300 and the Equus. I think GM continues to make better and better looking products. Buick, GMC, Chevy and Cadillac makes great cars with positive revisions.

    The Jaguar XJL has been getting a rep as being low quality. While I love the look(in black only), it did seem like things were a little fragile inside.

    For the price of an exotic, it should win you over immediately. But I also really like the Audi A8L, too...

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Interesting Auto Show. I'm with Jim on there being no real show-stoppers. And there were very fewer concept cars this year. I really liked the Audi V10 Convertible and the Camaro ZL1, but would never actually buy either. Cadillac unveiled the new and improved Black Diamond paint technology on a CTS Coupe that looked amazing!

    It was good to see old friends again, and make some new ones. Props to MacMuse for taking the lead on getting us reservations for dinner on Friday (The Martinis were superb!). Thanks to Danielle for the forum T-Shirts. Kudos to Michelle for picking an authentic Chicago-style diner for dinner on Saturday. Another fun filled trip.
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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Yes, not enough kudos to MacMuse for setting up dinner and then staying late even though he had to get up early for his kids and a college trip...

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    That table was long! Sorry I didn't get to catch up with Todd and the rest of you on the other side!

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    You were too busy on your end looking pretty...

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    Re: Chicago Auto Show - February 18-20 - Who's Going?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Yes, not enough kudos to MacMuse for setting up dinner and then staying late even though he had to get up early for his kids and a college trip...
    Yup.

    Where did you guys end up for dinner Saturday?

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