I'm not interested in cars. However, buy me an over-priced convention center latte and I don't mind coming along for the ride. On Thanksgiving morning, Dan and I headed downtown for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Having been to the auto show in the past, we quickly realized that Thanksgiving is the best time to attend. The crowds were minimal, and even non-existent later in the day. Usually, the crowds are akin to heading to the mall midday on Black Friday, but on Thanksgiving, we were able to enjoy the show.
Here are the pictures, most of the commentary will be short and sweet, because I can't identify the cars. When I'm looking for my own car in a parking lot, I have my eye out for the "grey one". Not kidding.
In 2015, we ended the leases of our two Smart Cars. We may no longer be Smart Car drivers, but we still like checking out the new designs. They've changed the shape on the new models and I'm not a fan. If you're going to have a small car, it better be cute and the old shape was "cuter".
Dan's parents recently bought a new Honda and we think that it looks like this one! The bright yellow is perfect to bring cheer on a cloudy day in England.
Alfa Romeo knew how to get my attention...with some Louboutins!
Mini Cooper wins for the most stylish and adorable cars, plus some of the friendliest booth attendants at the show.
We actually came to the show to check out trucks, as we now have our eye towards something appropriate for Big Bear Lake.
Initially, we were very interested in the Chevy Colorado, primarily for its length. It's one of the few trucks that will also fit into our small garage in Glendale. However, after talking with a Chevy Product Manager, we are now dreaming of a Silverado. The one we saw was snazzy!
For the first time, we did a few test drives at the auto show, again taking advantage of the low crowds on Thanksgiving. We tested a Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X and a Toyota Tacoma. This was more for fun, rather than vehicles that we were seriously considering. The test drives included short jaunts in the blocks surrounding the Convention Center, with a product manager explaining the features. It's a great way to test out a bunch of vehicles without getting a hard sale. Additionally, they bribed us with popcorn and Jones Soda.
A bonus surprise was running into friends from Universal Studios Hollywood at the Auto Show. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ended it in a non-traditional way by heading to a Chinese Restaurant. Maybe a new tradition has begun?