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Old 04-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #26
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I go to an auto show to see nice cars... not the typical Ford, Hyundai, etc... you can see those on the road every day.
I don't even bother going to the auto show any more because you can see all the cars - including most of the "exotic" cars - on the road everyday. I'd go to a show to see old-school collectible cars of any make, not a bunch of everyday exotics and econoboxes.
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Lined up, paid $15 bucks a pop to see the auto show and got the

"Metro Vancouver Car Dealership Show"

I mean, it's the same every year but it's a lot smaller this year too in the Convention center but at least show some creativity and put on more show cars.

Hopefully next year when it goes back to BC Place, it's going to be better.

Other than that, a lot of pics where put on facebook, might as well not have gone!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #31
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I noticed the same thing with the Volvo area. One possible reason was that all their cars (except one I think) were white! 6 or 7 white Volvos doesn't not help their image if they're trying to be more exciting and fun - it just reinforces people's impression that they're appliances.
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I agree with the Volvos. Took a walk around the C30. It looks decent on the outside until I sat inside. The interior just turned me off; mainly the center control panel. It was so plain and ugly. Just a flat board with some buttons. Reminded me of the center console of a early gen. G35.
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Sorry to say it, but the autoshow is about selling cars. It's not about giving 16 year olds a chance to drool over supercars and matte wraped imports.

The Ford floor was fairly busy. The Mustangs, new Focuses, Explorers, and Lincolns were very busy with actual buyers. If you are a new-car buyer and you want to see all your choices in one building, the autoshow delivers - 100%.

All the supercars and such are there like candy just to suck in as many people as possible. The most important products are the ones that actually sell.

Personally, I think the concepts are a total waste of time and engery. If you're gonna bring a concept to the show, be a man and put it into production or else don't bring it. There is no point showing off a concept that no one can ever buy. Fortunately, I didn't see any concepts at all this year. Everything was a production model that you could buy. (correct me if I'm wrong..)
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Sorry to say it, but the autoshow is about selling cars. It's not about giving 16 year olds a chance to drool over supercars and matte wraped imports.

The Ford floor was fairly busy. The Mustangs, new Focuses, Explorers, and Lincolns were very busy with actual buyers. If you are a new-car buyer and you want to see all your choices in one building, the autoshow delivers - 100%.

All the supercars and such are there like candy just to suck in as many people as possible. The most important products are the ones that actually sell.

Personally, I think the concepts are a total waste of time and engery. If you're gonna bring a concept to the show, be a man and put it into production or else don't bring it. There is no point showing off a concept that no one can ever buy. Fortunately, I didn't see any concepts at all this year. Everything was a production model that you could buy. (correct me if I'm wrong..)
There was a concept, but for the love of me I cannot remember who made it. It looked like a Vensa/XB with suicide doors. Inside where thin beige seats that look like they were molded to the center console and floor.
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There was a concept, but for the love of me I cannot remember who made it. It looked like a Vensa/XB with suicide doors. Inside where thin beige seats that look like they were molded to the center console and floor.
GMC Granite I believe that was
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:13 PM   #36
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Most of the cars don't really warrant a look, unless you're planning to buy one, or it's a dream car. Personally, I went just to have a look at the LFA and the Civic concept, and the Genesis Coupe and Jag XJ were a nice bonus to try out. Mainly LFA lol...
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as i must agree that every year the auto show seems to go down a little.

I thought it was so much better held in the convention center compared to the old bc place.

Also i was surprised by the Volvo section. It was pretty big, compared to a not so popular brand. I too noticed that 95% of their display cars were white and thought to myself wtf?

as my own honest opinion. I like the volvo interiors. They are comfortable, simple, clean, and not so cheap like other manufacturers. They are also plainlessly easy to work on. Especially to change that waterfall like center console.

I guess working at a volvo dealership and owning one has been a big influence on me.
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Sorry to say it, but the autoshow is about selling cars. It's not about giving 16 year olds a chance to drool over supercars and matte wraped imports.

The Ford floor was fairly busy. The Mustangs, new Focuses, Explorers, and Lincolns were very busy with actual buyers. If you are a new-car buyer and you want to see all your choices in one building, the autoshow delivers - 100%.

All the supercars and such are there like candy just to suck in as many people as possible. The most important products are the ones that actually sell.

Personally, I think the concepts are a total waste of time and engery. If you're gonna bring a concept to the show, be a man and put it into production or else don't bring it. There is no point showing off a concept that no one can ever buy. Fortunately, I didn't see any concepts at all this year. Everything was a production model that you could buy. (correct me if I'm wrong..)
Correct ME if I'm wrong but aren't concepts really just ideas thrown out by manufacturers to see how the public responds to it as well as a showcase of their capabilities/technology? I think if a particular car gets enough positive buzz and interest around it from attendees they will potentially put it into production versus a car that doesn't. So in a way, they're testing their idea. I mean its ALOT cheaper than simply throwing a car out into production. Like the Granite there, I think it was an interesting car that could compete with some of the Scions and Kia Soul.

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Lined up, paid $15 bucks a pop to see the auto show and got the

"Metro Vancouver Car Dealership Show"

I mean, it's the same every year but it's a lot smaller this year too in the Convention center but at least show some creativity and put on more show cars.

Hopefully next year when it goes back to BC Place, it's going to be better.

Other than that, a lot of pics where put on facebook, might as well not have gone!
had opportunity to get a ticket for only $5, didn't bother since it wasn't worth my time

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couldve had more supercars
spyker wasn't enough?
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