Media Day @ PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor

Friday, January 30 was Media Day at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show, and being the car guys that we are here at MACS, we attended to see what the OEMs have in the way of new or different MVAC systems. There sure was a lot to see and report on, but since we’re on the eve of the 2015 MACS Training Event and Trade Show, and have much last minute prepping, planning and packing still left to do, I thought it would be neat (and easier) to blog this time about the cars we liked most at the show.

The theme of this years’ Philadelphia Auto Show is Find Your Next… so one thing we kept our eyes out for was that one vehicle that really grabbed our attention and spoke to us, even if only in our wildest dreams as the next car we’d like to own. Presented below in three categories are our personal picks for best of show.

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Laina’s next… Sports Car: the 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0. Who doesn’t love a pony car?

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Steve’s next… Sports Car: the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T. One of the original American muscle cars.

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Laina’s next… Luxury Car: the 2015 Buick Avenir. Although a concept, its beauty and style really catches your eye.

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Steve’s next… Luxury Car: the 2015 Cadillac XTS. Still lovin’ America’s luxury brand ever since that 1981 Sedan deVille I drove in college (yes, the one with the 4-6-8 motor).

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Laina’s next… Crossover: the 2015 Jeep Renegade. While not generally into larger vehicles, this new entry in the small sport utility segment is the one that Laina likes the best. Plus, it’s a Jeep!

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Steve’s next… Crossover: the 2015 BMW x3. If you’re gonna crossover, you might as well do it in style!

Been to an auto show lately? Send an e-mail to steve@macsw.org and tell us What’s Your Next!

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