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Aiw
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Post Number: 5243
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.156.93.225
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here it is. Off to the Autoshow we go... P.D.J.
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Jams
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Post Number: 2528
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Posted From: 68.79.100.134
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That Chrysler Imperial just screams for an armor-plate option.
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1573
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Posted From: 129.9.163.105
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd bet $100 the guy climbing under the truck is an engineer from a competitor. He's probaly looking at how Nissan mounts the bumpers. The guy measuring mirrors was a mirror engineer looking for comparison data.

Some engineers have been known to take tools to the autoshow so they can take competitors vehicles apart.

Having that many vehicles in one place saves many hours of research.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 768
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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ditto to what Ndavies said. saw two guys under the new Dakota last Thursday when I went. While most competitors buy and research their competitions vehicles, its often tough to have such immediate and easy access to them
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Aiw
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Username: Aiw

Post Number: 5244
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Posted From: 209.216.150.127
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 2:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I never thought about the spy factor....
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Quinn
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Username: Quinn

Post Number: 650
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 64.139.64.80
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 3:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm actually offended by the Chrysler Imperial. I know imitation is flattery yada yada yada...this is outright grounds for a lawsuit. Tacky tacky tacky

crap
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Patrick
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Username: Patrick

Post Number: 3192
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.222.10.3
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

heh, its spyfactor alright! My dad used to do it all the time when wed go to the show. Back in the mid nineties (for about 5 years straight) I would always notice short Japanese men analyzing and closely observing all the Chrysler minivans. Turns out they were engineers from Honda checking out what Chrysler was doing with their prized minivan platform.
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Goat
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Post Number: 8074
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Posted From: 70.48.208.72
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 7:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the Imperial but I doubt it will come with the suicide doors.

AIW, you missed the Challenger as well. I know when I was there it too was swamped.

The Dodge Caliber is quite nice for those who like the compact vehicle. A great "cross-over" type vehicle in a low budget form.

Great shots AIW. I had a bitch of a time getting pics as people just pike right into you or walk past...courtesy, what's that?
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 468
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.189.188.28
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 7:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So I take it it wasn't you taking pictures of a naked girl on the Challenger.....

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