11 bummers at the Detroit Auto Show

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Doc Willie, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Doc Willie

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    Wow...the GM fake rally was really sad...

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    Yes. That was so very sad.
     
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    No kidding.. it's obvious on their faces that they are not happy, excited or fired up.
     
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Maybe GM made them take a vacation day to attend the show.
     
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    I sounds to me like auto journalists have a very easy life. Chief complaints: no free booze, CD's instead of USB drives, Male models, lesser manufacturers allowed on the main floor....

    Yes, they have a couple of legitimate complaints but most of this is just pining for the "good old days".
     
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    It all comes down to expectations, at least this guy had the balls to tell his readers, "manufacturers ply us with hard liquor to get us to say good things about their product." This year they didn't, they relied on the vehicles.

    Auto shows are tough when you're not pickled.
     
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Next month I hope Toyota meets my expectations--free food, free beer, and useful gimmees.
     
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    The bummer for me was when I saw the Prius video behind Bob Carter at the unveil. The video aspect ratio was incorrect. Unlike the BossDowner's video, it was squished from the side.
     
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    I realize that I'll never be an auto writer ... I have no appreciation for painted sheet metal. All of the good stuff is under the hood and supporting the body of the car but these auto scribblers ... they see only the superficial parts.

    Bob Wilson
     
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