• Mar 21, 2008
We were extremely busy while trying to cover the snot out of the New York Auto Show this past week at the Jacob Javits Center. Even when we were running across the show floor to make a press conference and get a good seat, we still had our fingers on the trigger of our many DSLR cameras. At times we caught some interesting and downright funny things that just didn't fit into any other gallery except one devote to the odd and slightly hilarious. Check them out in the gallery below, complete with captions that add some context and extra chuckles.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's nice to see you guys have a sense of humor...keep up the great work.
      Ben K.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The same GM plant in KC builds the Saturn Aura and Chevy Malibu. Once in a while parts get installed on the wrong car. Some parts aren't interchangeable, but floor mats are! An oversight one someone's job. The two cars are very much alike, which is why it is hard to understand why the Malibu is selling so much better with no incentives. While the Aura was introduced last year and routinely has $1,500 - $2,000 rebates. Regardless they are both much improved, alot of quality is perception to begin with.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is a "DLSR" kinda like a DSLR?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No worries. My dyslexia read that perfectly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Has to be a typo.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah that radio antenna placement has me a bit concerned... but it is completely absent in the press shots.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great post Damon. I hope to see a post like this after every auto show, highly entertaining!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Malibu floor mats on the Saturn remind me of a friend's then new 1963 Plymouth Valiant that had a Dodge Dart's logo in its steering wheel center--or maybe it was the Valiant's steering wheel logo on his wife's Dart convertible of the same year.

      Those were excellent cars despite some superficial sloppiness.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Having worked in the car business, it is not uncommon to see mistakes like the Malibu floormat in the Saturn. I once went to get in a Dodge Caravan on the drivers side and once in the seat noticed it had a plymouth steering wheel cover. I got out and went to the passenger side and everything said plymouth even the wheel covers! On the driver's side it was dodge. Same thing a couple years later with a Toyota Corolla, one side said Geo Prizm! Or the half silverado, half sierra!
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha impressive memory
          • 6 Years Ago
          Funny how I remember things like that but forget where I put the keys to my Accord which is 41 years newer than the '63 Valiant;-).
      • 6 Years Ago
      couldn't GM spend a bit more for a better radio antenna on the solstice?
      hopefully the model we can buy will fix it
        • 6 Years Ago
        GM could spend money to improve a lot of things.

        but as long as they have a loyal customer base who 'support' them, why should they? So many people consider 'big3' or 'gm made' to be a prerequisite for their purchase candidates. GM has no incentive to improve the product if the equilibrium point rests where product quality is at right now.

        if people want to see better american cars, they should vote with their dollars. eliminate brand loyalty -> buy the best product regardless of company or origin.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pokey,

        I was in agreement with you until you said

        "GM has no incentive to improve the product if the equilibrium point rests where product quality is at right now."

        The consumer is constantly demanding higher product quality. People who bought a GM vehicle 5-10 years ago may be loyal to their brand but will still demand a higher quality vehicle as compared to what they currently have. GM has done a lot to improve product quality already, just look where the Malibu, Cadillacs, etc. are now in quality and competitiveness in the market as compared to 5 years ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn, the ZR1 looks amazing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      My apologies, my former comment was addressed to Ik, not Pokey.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My mother had a '58 PHYMOUTH. My dad's '68 Dodge wagon had a Plymouth badge on the glovebox door, and a repainted tailgate a shade lighter than the original, evidently a leftover from another year. Nothing new from Dee-troit.
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