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Honda CR-V Generations

Added on by C. Maoxian.

These are the five generations of the Honda CR-V ... still see plenty of First Generation CR-Vs on the road here in Appalachia. The front grille and cargo area side windows are the things I look at to tell them apart:

First Generation (1995-2001)

First Generation (1995-2001)

Second Generation (2002-2006)

Second Generation (2002-2006)

Third Generation (2007-2011)

Third Generation (2007-2011)

Fourth Generation (2012-2016)

Fourth Generation (2012-2016)

Fifth Generation (2017- )

Fifth Generation (2017- )

Current Cars That Interest Me

Added on by C. Maoxian.

I was surfing around the various auto manufacturers' websites looking at cars ... they're all so boring now, but I did find a few that interest me. I left out the Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc., which are all over-the-top.  (Click on the images to enlarge them.) 

Update: I've added a Bentley and a Porsche due to popular demand. I *do* prefer orange or yellow paint. 

Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

New York license plate would ruin that lovely front end. From $55,900.

Different wheels here

Bentley Continental GT Speed

In Orange Flame with 21" Sports 5 Spoke Directional - Painted wheels. 633 horsepower. From $239,400.

BMW Z4 and BMW M4

Z4 is an expensive Miata? From $49,700.

M4 in a nice color. 425 horsepower. From $66,200.

Could be Japanese from this angle

Dodge Challenger

392 HEMI® Scat Pack SHAKER. 485 horsepower. From $43,795.

Fiat 124 Spider

Mazda copied this for their Miata? (A fellow Twitterer tells me this is made at Mazda's plant in Hiroshima) From $24,995.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

I like it in this yellow with black roof and mirrors. 526 horsepower. From $61,000.

Hyundai Genesis and Hyundai Veloster

Looks like an old Toyota Celica maybe? From $34,645.

This thing is kind of ugly, but it appeals to me for some strange reason. From $23,950.

Infiniti Q60

400 horsepower and looks slick, yes boring, but slick ... chrome accents help. From $51,300.

Jaguar F Type

Not on a Ford Taurus frame, I hope ... hate that name badge on the side, a dealbreaker. From $61,400.

Lexus RC F

I do like that outrageous grille ... lovely blue paint ... 467 horsepower. From $64,165.

Over and under exhaust pipes nice, rest sort of dullsville

Little dull from the side, those wheels are nice though

Looks Beemerish in motion here ... love that orange

Mazda MX-5 Miata

This came out nearly 30 years ago, right? Timeless. Wiki P. says original release in May 1989. From $24,915.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS

Only Mercedes in the entire line that is interesting. 500 horsepower. Perfect for runs to the supermarket. From $111,200.

Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R

Oldie now, but still near perfect ... those wheels are slick and I love yellow paint. 350 horsepower. From $29,990.

Looks a bit funny from the side, but I like that paint color. 565 horsepower. From $109,990.

Porsche 911 Turbo S

In Lava Orange with 20" 911 Turbo S wheels. 580 horsepower. From $188,100.

Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86

Subaru makes them, also branded as "Toyota 86." From $25,495.

Ice Silver, Pure Red, WR Blue Pearl 

Retro Muscle Cars

Added on by C. Maoxian.

While I was away in China for the past decade, American car manufacturers started to make these retro muscle cars, and I actually don't hate them. I don't think I'd ever buy one, but they look surprisingly good. I might rent one of each for a day, assuming I can find them locally, and give them a spin. 

The Dodge Challenger is the ugliest of the bunch, thus it appeals to me the most:

Challenger R/T Plus Shaker ... Love the purple, but I can't find that color online, maybe it's blue ... found it, called "Plum Crazy"

Challenger R/T Plus Shaker ... Love the purple, but I can't find that color online, maybe it's blue ... found it, called "Plum Crazy"

The Chevy website is sort of broken and hard to navigate, and the pictures are not good ... none of this inspires confidence. Nevertheless I was able to find this picture of the Camaro Z/28. It looks like a Nissan rice rocket to me, you know, the GT-R, or 350Z or whatever.  It's all-American characteristics are not distinctive enough for me.

Camaro Z/28

Camaro Z/28

Lastly we have the Ford Mustang ... again, from this side view this GT looks like a Nissan to me ... boring. But from other angles it looks a bit better, more distinctive -- it has great tail lights, for instance.  Nevertheless, on the basis of style alone, the Dodge Challenger is the clear winner, in my eyes.

Final look at the Challenger in red, no striping:

Toyota 86

Added on by C. Maoxian.

I spotted this funny looking little car the other day and snapped a pic of it.  I'd never seen one before.  Turns out it's a Toyota 86.  I don't think this model is available in America, but I could be wrong.  It's cute. Too small for a tough guy like me, but still, cute.