Mar 14th 2011 2:44PM Local dealer has one of these on the lot for $43k after rebate with navigation. It's fun to throw the $50k number around for a loaded SLT2 (or any Acadia), but the price people actually pay is far less than that. With that in mind, I think low to mid-40's for a very well equipped CUV is not bad. We've had our 2007 Acadia since it was new and like it very much. And, yes, we do use all three rows every now and then. Gas mileage is a bit disappointing at 17.5 combined, but it's still better than my basic 4-door sedan.
Dec 7th 2010 11:14AM Hmm, wonder if that means that Mon Ami Gabi is closing? Can a small (relatively speaking) property like Paris support two steakhouses?
Nov 22nd 2010 4:35PM Oh, and forgot to mention that Tanner Faust playing the Jeremy Clarkson role, making every comment about the Viper into a similie (it's like...) just did not work for me.
Nov 22nd 2010 4:32PM I think I've watched every episode of Top Gear, starting with Season 7, at least twice, so my perspective is a bit slanted, though I live in the US. I even have a custom tag on my car that says "NOTSTIG." Needless to say, I am a fan.
To me, the premiere episode felt like I was sitting through a middle school talent show, watching my friend's band covering Rolling Stones songs. I know that they probably have talent, but they really didn't do anything to demonstrate it by impersonating something that has already been done.
I was hoping there would be some things that would decidedly different about this show, but I was disappointed there was not. The show was produced in nearly the exact same way as its British counterpart and even the camera pans to start every segment in the studio, showing the TV with the Top Gear logo were identical. They even used the same theme music.
But, what probably disappointed me most was that little effort was put in to differentiate itself from the UK version. "...aaannnd across the line..." , "...all we know is he's called..." and so on.
As far as the hosts...I did actually like Adam Ferrara (he seemed genuinely scared after his run in the Lambo) and Rutledge Wood (looks like he'll evolve as a good presenter), but Tanner Foust has absolutely nothing to offer. Some said that he was ineffective on his earlier show on Speed because of the format. It doesn't look like this format is any better for him. He just has no presence and no personality. The other two had some chemistry, but Tanner didn't fit in.
In the end, the show is not different enough for me to not watch the UK version instead.
Nov 5th 2009 6:00PM PSP3000