Thursday, February 28, 2013

Auto Show Recap

To put myself in the right frame of mind to write this post today I thought listening to Cleveland's own Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was the perfect choice.

We walked around the Cleveland Auto Show last night for just about 4 hours and saw everything they had (or at least everything that we wanted to see that they had). We were actually able to get into most of the vehicles and there really wasn't a huge crowd that we had to deal overall it was a nice evening.

The following photos were taken from my phone, so please excuse the fact that they are a little blurry.

Here are photos I took of some of the vehicles I liked last night:

Ford Fusion
Ford Taurus SHO

Toyota Avalon

Hyundai Genesis

Cadillac XTS

Nissan Altima

Chevy Corvette

Chevy Camaro

Kia Optima

Lincoln MKZ

Dodge Challenger

Lexus LS F Sport

Now for the photos of the SUV's I was checking out....some are totally not realistic, but a girl can dream right? :)

Land Rover LR4

Toyota 4Runner

Lexus GX

Infiniti QX56

Mercedes Benz ML350

Cadillac SRX

Acura MDX

Nissan Armada

Nissan Murano

Chevy Equinox

Jeep Grand Cherokee

My picks for the best sedan would have to be the Cadillac XTS, Toyota Avalon, and Nissan Altima. All had beautiful interiors and exteriors! The only flaw I had with these or any of the sedans really, was that they made me feel cramped. The dash and center console were huge and the seats kind of wrapped around you...everything felt really small even in the very "boat like" vehicles. I am not a big person, so this came as quite a shock to me to feel this way.

I didn't look at many 2 door vehicles mainly because there wasn't too many there, and because they don't fit my lifestyle right now. But the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro were really nice to look at :)

The truck category left me feeling just so-so for the night. While the exteriors of some of the Ford, Chevy, and GMC trucks were nice, their interiors were lacking. My 2004 vehicle has a better interior! I didn't see any changes at all in the Honda Ridgeline either. On the bright side, the Dodge & Toyota trucks gave me hope! The dashboards from each company were much nicer to look at and they felt pretty comfortable too :)

On to my main reason for going to the show...the SUV's! I love SUV's! I am by no means looking to get a new vehicle anytime soon, but one of those beauties could end up my future vehicle....literally! So many to choose from...Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Acura, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Land Rover, Jeep, VW...the list goes on and on. My favorites are the following:

Toyota 4Runner, Acura MDX, GMC Acadia, Chevy Equinox,
Nissan Murano, Land Rover LR4, Cadillac SRX

Now when I say favorites, I mean best overall value in my opinion. And by value, I mean the size fits my lifestyle, comfortable to drive, price is not extreme, and it looks good. If money were no object, my hands down pick would be the Land Rover LR4. Realistically, my pick is the Chevy Equinox. And if I am really dreaming, I would take the Mercedes Benz ML350, Cadillac SRX, and the Infiniti QX56! Yes, I said "and"...I will take them all if I am dreaming! :)

What are your favorites in each category?

You can learn more about any of the above vehicles I mentioned by visiting the Cleveland Auto Show site ( or any of the vehicle companies below.

Until next time...

XoXo ~ V

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