2003 Auto Shows
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Let's face it. Not everyone gets to own the new Ferrari Enzo.
Or the Cadillac Sixteen. But that's just a dream car -- a fantasy on wheels, with 16 cylinders and silk carpeting. But if they were ever to make the Sixteen, why, you wouldn't be able to buy one anyway.
What Auto Show car would you most like to "borrow" for a few hours on a sunny Saturday?
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The Lucky Seven
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New vehicles Take Aim at Low-Volume Markets
No Longer a Civil War
Have automakers lost their minds?
Minivans and super sedans
Toyota's big truck, Suzuki's big move and the VW GTI
Nissan Titan, GM's Big Day
Back, Nissan on a Quest
Performance and Utility
Endeavor and FX45
VW and Aston Martin
General Motors Dominates Final Day
North American Car and Truck of the Year:
Toyota's Scion launches the xA, xB.
Debuts and Previews
The Future World of Cars, according to teenagers...find out what car they think President George W. Bush should drive.
What is a Scion, anyway? And why is Pontiac debuting a GTO when fuel economy's the thing? Click here and register you opinion!
You, me and 99.9% of the population.
But we can look, and dream. The best place to do so is at an Auto Show, where the automakers of the world lift the curtain - a little - and show the world what it is they've been cooking up in design kitchens and on road courses. From the sublime to the sensible, you get it all at the Show.
This is auto heaven with lights and a fog machine, row after row of polished cars in new colors. And while most will wind up on history's rubbish heap as insignificant little transporters no one really cared about, a select few will capture magic and become something special.
The Auto Show is about finding your next car -- without pressure from a sales rep -- and finding your next dream car. It's about searching for the special few vehicles destined for neighborhood supremacy. That may not have silk carpeting and enough horsepower to get to the moon. It's probably an SUV, and that's okay. You can find it, along with your dream of an exotic sports car, at the Auto Show. The challenge for show-goers is finding either dream or reality before exhaustion sets in. At an event as large as an Auto Show, you can walk for miles without leaving the GM booth.
For those who plan to attend a show, we've created this comprehensive guide to the latest vehicles. If you don't plan to attend the show when it comes to your area, our coverage will serve as a useful introduction to what's on the new car horizon. The links to the left provide information about the latest new cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as a look at Auto Show winners and emerging new car trends. There are more than 100 photos to view, a survey to take, and a panel of special teen "experts" whose guidance is especially useful if you're looking to buy a first car, or want to stay ahead of the trend curve.
So whether you plan to attend or stay at home, we hope you find our coverage useful to your new car buying plans.
Last Year's Highlights
It was a year to take notice for even the most non-enthusiastic car shopper. A show season of landmark debuts and promising previews, with very few boring cars sweating under the showroom lights. From the controversial BMW 7-Series to the Nissan 350Z, the Ford GT-40 and the Toyota Corolla, automakers put on a show that will be hard to beat in 2003...
2003 Show Gallery
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