Monday, January 9, 2012

SJ Autoshow 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the SJ Autoshow & so when a mate of mine phoned up it sounded like a good idea (Plus, I had been watching a lot of Top Gear).

There were a lot of cars, people & kids.  Even a giant 8ft DJ robot.

Most of the cars were pretty normal production cars, not has many concept or exotic cars.  But it was nice getting to see some cars up close.  Especially the Fiat 500 Cabrio, I chatted with the Fiat girl (technically Dodge) for a bit about it too.  I had always wanted to checkout the Fiat.  The convertible top is great fun.  The Mini Countryman is cool as well.

Saw a Coda, which I had never even heard of before.

Then we dropped by the exotic cars & I came upon a Fisker & a McLaren, both fantastic looking cars.  Unfortunately, they wouldn’t even let us near these cars since even a fingerprint would cause the car to depreciate by $1K.

We swung by Lexus as well to look for the IS F & the LFA.  The IS F was nice, but they didn’t have the LFA so we dropped by to chat with the Lexus girl.  Will he buy one?

Nope, he’s gone with the Dodge RAM.  And on that bombshell, we’ll see you guys next time.  You can see the other photos on the true2lifepix FB site.


  1. I swung by the show on Thursday night. The two cars I wanted to see the most were the Coda and the Fisker. The Coda was much crappier than expected. It looks like a 2002 Toyota Corolla and costs only 10k less than a Tesla Model S (which is ridiculously faster, 60% more battery, has a 17" touchscreen, and looks amazing). I liked the Fisker, but like you mentioned it was roped off so I didn't get to play with it.

    The three surprises for me that I didn't expect to like but ended up being pretty cool: Fiat 500, Scion IQ, and the Lexus CT200h.