Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco, Ca.
So, I just came back from the SF Auto Show...and I'm finding myself really disappointed with the new 500. I really wanted this car. I love the way it looks and it's size is perfect for living in a parking challenged city like I do. But man, is it cheap. One of the two display cars had Post - It notes with handwritten pleas: "DO NOT CLOSE HATCH! PLEASE!!" on it, and the driver's seat adjustment handle had snapped off completely. The back side of the rear seats are exposed metal - no carpeting or padding if you plan on folding them forward to lay something on top of them. Really shocking to me - and I've never owned a new car (my daily driver is my Alfa), so I'm pretty forgiving on luxury (heat/a/c/radio - all unheard of in my cars).
I don't know - this morning I really wanted this car more than anything (it would've been my first new car - ever), but tonight, I've totally lost interest. Still looks great, and I'll still be thrilled to see them on the road, but, wouldn't want to own one.
The stand itself still had no information whatsoever, no pamphlets, no posters, no display of "options", nothing...
'69 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1,3 S
gone but not forgotten
'79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce/'77 Alfetta Sedan /'76 Alfetta Sedan/'75 Alfetta Sedan