Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2013

Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2013

We are a very thankful bunch

It’s that time of year again; time for extended families to cram together around an all-too-small table, eat themselves into a food coma, argue over football and be told by countless relatives how they should be living their lives. Yup, it is time to give thanks.

At AutoGuide.com we have a lot be thankful for, not the least of which is you, our readers. But without cars there would be no AutoGuide.com and the world would pretty much suck in general. So we have to give thanks to those who make these lovely mechanical beasts we love; the manufacturers.

Acura-NSX-Concept-red-beijing-01.jpgAcura

Thank you for continually teasing us that an NSX is indeed on the way. Thank you for bringing out another great MDX with those crazy jewel eye headlights and thanks for finally euthanizing the ZDX.

Aston-Martin-CC100-speedster-concept-03.jpgAston Martin

Thank you for continuing to make some of the sexiest cars on the planet, even if most of us can’t afford them. Thank you for the crazy CC100 Concept and for finally killing off the Cygnet.

Audi-Sport-Quattro-concept-gold.jpgAudi

Thank you for knowing the world could always use more S and RS models like the S3, RS 7, SQ5 and RS 5 Cabriolet. Thanks for the Sport Quattro Concept (even if it was a LOT heavier than expected) and for finally giving diesel to the people.

2014-bmw-i3-leaked-01.jpgBMW

Thank you for creating the sexy new 4 Series coupe and the bad-ass M6 Gran Coupe. Thank you for taking a risk with the funky i3 electric car and i8 supercar. Finally, thanks you for not bringing us front-wheel drive vehicles – yet.

2014-buick-regal-gs-12.jpgBuick

A big thanks for adding all-wheel drive to the Regal. Thank you for giving Opel a reason to exist. Thanks for giving us hope that a Grand National could return to showroom floors and thank you for continuing to use eAssist; wait… scratch that last one.

2015-Cadillac-Escalade-041.jpgCadillac

Thank you for continuing to up your game. Thanks for the new CTS and its twin-turbo V6. Thank you for a new Escalade that proves dinosaurs do still exist.

2014-chevrolet-camaro-z28-09.jpgChevrolet

Thank you for the revised Malibu and diesel Cruze…ah who are we kidding. Forget those. Thanks for the Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.

chrysler-john-varvatos-300c-12.jpgChrysler

Thanks for continuing to make the mobster-ready 300C full-size sedan. Thank you (we think) for obscure special editions like the Motown and John Varvatos editions.

2014-dodge-durango-2.jpgDodge

Thank you for making a proper compact car and thanks for Uconnect – an actual user friendly infotainment system. Thank you for creating over 70 Ron Burgandy ads that happen to also feature a Durango.

LaFerrari-supercar-01.jpgFerrari

Thanks for making some of the most bad-ass cars on the planet today. And thank you for knowing they’re so good that you don’t even bother thinking up names for them. LaFerrari… really?

2013-Fiat-500L-Geneva-01.jpgFiat

Thanks for the cheeky Abarth that proves four-bangers can sound sexy. And thanks for television ads that run off the principle that sex sells.

  • Alfie

    Suzuki… bah hahaha!

  • Jesus Juarez

    Best. Post. Evar.

  • Honest Abe

    Agreed! I hereby demand more sarcasm from Mike Schlee.

  • Carl

    Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for giving thanks, not for mean spirited attacks. Way to ruin it…. jerks!

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