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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 5:00:53 PM

The Chicago Auto Show recently opened to the general public, and having checked out the show last week before the public (and thankfully a much quieter experience)- I can easily say that there's much to be excited about when it comes to buying a new vehicle.

There was an abundance of new fuel efficient vehicles- some gasoline and some diesel. Technology wise- it's really amazing to see how cars are integrating computing power, apps, and where the technology will take us.

Wifi hotspots, smartphone integration, bluetooth technology- all are likely to be options on your next car. Screens take the place of some gauges in cars as well- showing a host of different information- from tire pressure, to weather forecasts, to gas...

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deant99
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:48:14 PM

To think the only option Henry had was it came in black. My where evolution has taken us
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Always a learning experiance
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Z06KY
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 2:16:48 PM

I love car shows.
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:23:27 PM

These are for the huge numbers of young drivers taking the road every year, not us old geezers!
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 7:20:45 AM

All these extras that add and drive substantial cost to the vehicle which serve no purpose to increase fuel efficiency. What are we thinking?
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falcons
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 10:06:40 PM

I hate gadgets!!
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 4:56:41 PM

It's our fault. We like gadgets too much!
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skinnythepooh
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 11:44:23 PM

...Amen RAIDER...!!!
...No limit to the distractions - if you think it's bad now...
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 12:10:41 AM

don't need all the fancy crap. make it efficient, safe, and affordable.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 2:07:59 PM

Hoorayyyy!
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 4:26:37 AM

I`m happy the the Dodge Ram 1500 series has the v6 turbo-diesel engine option also .
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 5:55:40 AM

we already have more than enough distracted drivers. How many more accidents do we need?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 7:39:18 AM

too bad we can't "opt out" of some of the crap that's coming with the vehicles of the future.
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 10:27:08 PM

Ok,

What we really need to focus on though is Re regulating big oil so that we can control the price of gasoline at the pump, as well as get the trillions of dollars back from them that they have STOLEN from the American People since 2001. It is time to regulate them even more severely than we did in the 70's.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 8:47:05 PM

Very interesting . . .
             
             
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 12:49:48 AM

sweet
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 5:46:01 PM

Thanks for the information.
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tgreineke
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 3:11:39 PM

Not your father's Oldsmobile.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 2:09:19 PM

good to know
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:38:07 PM

Chicago Auto Show features what's to come in car manufacturing. An abundance of new fuel efficient vehicles, gasoline and diesel. How cars are integrating computing power, apps, and technology - Wifi hotspots, smartphone integration, bluetooth technology.
Screens take the place of some gauges, with information such as: tire pressure, weather forecasts, gas prices(?). Also, 9 speed tranmissions, different engine fuels: gasoline, E85 , Diesel, CNG and various sizes of engines. Some engines with turbocharges and superchargers.
*****New vehicles with technology and !!!!Prices!!!!
Some apps and information are useful, some Not so.
My vehicle has manual door locks, hand operated roll up windows, all around tinted windows, and wing windows in both front doors. It's Good to Go! NO Ethanol, Natural Gas, Electricity, Computer, or Hydrogen Fuel Cell needed for this one....... it's been good to go since day one!
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:35:29 PM

nice.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:25:24 PM

The Auto Show just left Grand Rapids last week and I did not even miss it in the least. This kind of HOG WASH HOOPLA doesn't interest me in the least.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:24:41 PM

Hope cars like the Tesla make a bigger impact on US drivers. Love the car, driven one, just need more charging stations.
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nskmda
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:22:12 PM

okay. but honestly, i only need safety, fuel efficiency and general driving comfort.

all other bells/whistles (apps, blue - and whatever other color is - teeth, etc.) don't have any value to me to pay extra for.

[Edited by: nskmda at 2/12/2014 1:22:47 PM EST]
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LongPlay
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:08:26 PM

Toy cars have limited use, but fuel efficient gasoline and diesels have promise for families that need a vehicle for a family with a useful range and good safety.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:34:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:17:51 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:06:48 PM

More hype!
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:04:41 PM

Wish I could attend this show
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:03:16 PM

We recently bought a new moderate priced car and has a few of these high tech features. It cost more than our first 1800 sq ft brick 3 bedroom house which was nice new construction. It would seem that the car manufacturers are out hunting the goose that laid the golden egg.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:01:43 PM

New And Future Cars And Trucks Cool
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:00:23 PM

Safety should be the driving force in vehicles....
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:00:18 PM

good luck to them
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 12:00:11 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:58:01 AM

do we really need all this
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:57:50 AM

My 06 and 04 cars have more than enough technology for my liking. As if being connected to the internet 24/7 is a human need. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a little alone time to be with one's thoughts instead of always purposely distracting oneself from them.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:56:26 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:56:24 AM

"Wifi hotspots, smartphone integration, bluetooth technology- all are likely to be options on your next car."

More stuff to break.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:56:16 AM

ouch
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:54:22 AM

old
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:52:21 AM

Very cool
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:50:57 AM

k
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:50:45 AM

Unfortunately much of it amounts to nothing more than additional Driver Distraction.
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NanookAK
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:50:15 AM

And this is news? Haven't they ever done this before?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:49:20 AM

Fine.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:49:05 AM

Next to DC and New York, Chicago is the 3rd most corrupt city in the nation.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:47:02 AM

I should have been there.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:43:52 AM

What is to come should list options like blocking phones inside the vehicle so the driver can't text or talk on the phone to keep the driver from distracted driving.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:42:30 AM

Bring in more wifi very much needed in every car
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:41:37 AM

Okay
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