It’s binawhile since I went to the motorshow in Sydney, but now that I am a pensioner and get the pensioner concession, as well as free travel on public transport, me and another Vietnam Veteran mate of mine decided to pop up to Sydney and have a geek at the show.
First impressions? Where wuz everybody? Where were the guys selling stuff? Where wuz Audi, BMW and Ferrari? They hold this event every two years so I expected it to be bigger and better than before. But it wasn't.
Apart from that it wasn’t too bad though. I was interested in a few new models coming out, the first one being the new Corolla. It looks OK, the interior looks OK and it is probably the first Corolla in a long time I have shown any interest in. Until I sat in it that is. Getting in was OK, but I wish I could say the same about getting out of the damn thing. You see the seat is set so low you have to climb back out of the cabin. That’s OK for some folk who obviously don’t have arthritis!
Scratch the new Corolla.
I like some of the new VW stuff coming out but the interiors look a bit bland; and there are some problems particularly with the auto transmissions.
On display, but unable to touch were the new Mazda 6 and the New Mondeo. Side on it is hard to pick which is which as they both look like the big Hyundai.
Over at Holden they had the new Malibu – the large 4 cylinder vehicle from America. It looks like the Cruze only different, if you know what I mean.
I was very taken by one of them new Chinese cars. It only had a symbol on the front, I think they are called Cherry, or something like that. These were big luxury vehicles and I was mightily impressed. It turns out they were called Infiniti, and cost about $100,000.
Being an old bloke means that the car chicks talk to you. I could have a got a photo with them but I knocked them back.
I was really impressed with this vehicle, a mid sized SUV due out about March next year. It has a really great interior which won me over.
|Yep, just swing ya foot under the car and the back door opens.|