Autocar’s bloggers let you know what they’re most looking forward to this new year
1 January 2008

What are you expecting to be your personal car-related highlight of 2008? The London motor show? The arrival of a long-awaited new car? The sale of an old one? A trip somewhere special?Autocar’s team of bloggers are looking forward to all those and more, it seems. Eight of them have today filed blogs about what their most looking forward to in this new year. You can read them all by clicking here. And don’t forget to have your say on the subject in our forums.Happy New Year!

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2 January 2008

In 2008 I really look forward to the facelift of the Jag XF. I know it hasn't gone on sale yet, but the front design is truly disappointing, especially compared to the brilliant C-XF. Why did they change the headlights and made the new grill smaller? Sort this out Jaguar as soon as possible!

2 January 2008

I'm looking forward to a full road test on the stunning Nissan GTR. On paper, and in theory, this car should destroy its rivals - 911, F430, Gallardo, Vantage and the current darling of the class, the R8.

2 January 2008

[quote Kee Law]

Looking forward to BMW winning a road test again.... its been a while....

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Hahahaha...

Looking forward to the launch this month of lot's of the new seasons F1 cars.

And for testing to begin.

3 January 2008

Citroen C5. Interested if it will ride better than the benchmark Mondeo.

[quote Kee Law]

Looking forward to BMW winning a road test again.... its been a while....[/quote]

Well they used to make cars that were head and shoulders above the competition, but the competition has since caught up. The current range seems dominated by needlessly powerful diesels that are either plain or plain ugly; I had a string of E38s and E39s through the 1990s but they now leave me cold. The latest Mondeo has a significantly better ride/handling mix (and an arguably better quality of interior) than either the 1- or 3-Series, any equivalent Mercedes looks better and is marginally cheaper, and according to WhatCar? figures even Citroen are more reliable. Since we're all driving over broken tarmac, sat in queues, taxed and fleeced rotten at the pumps, you can see why BMW owners have the reputation they do. You have to really fancy yourself in one for it to make sense.

3 January 2008

[quote ThwartedEfforts]You have to really fancy yourself in one for it to make sense.[/quote]

Surely BMW drivers are not materially driven and think it's image is condusive with perceved success?

Surely not!!

Seriously though - I'd buy the Mondeo if I wanted to be exclusive.

GD

3 January 2008

I am very much looking forward to seeing the production version of the Ford Verve, but I am not sure that I am going to like it. Already they are talking of a higher roofline. Seat did this to awful effect with the Leon/Altea after a fabulous looking concept, let us hope Ford do not.

I am also looking forward to the outcome of Ford's sale of Jaguar/LR. I care not a fig about LR but cannot imagine a Jaguar that is made in India. The next generation that have already been designed may be OK, but after that? After Rover, I am not surprised that BMW are not in the frame, yet thay would be a much better owner, as would VW.

GB

3 January 2008

I am looking forward to Autocar taking notice of this forum and the views expressed on it.

Mind you maybe they have already, has BMW dropped the baton or are the opposition really catching up? Or are they taking notice of us?

4 January 2008

I'm looking forward to a reversal of the big, fat, heavy car trend. The 207 and Clio are jokes.

I would also like to see the Volvo 480 attain classic status so I can sell mine for a huge profit!

4 January 2008

[quote Kee Law]

I'm sure they are taking notice of you lot... you bunch of b*st*rds!!! ;-)

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I love a bit of friendly banter between enthusiasts :-)

4 January 2008

I'm looking forward to heading back to Nurburgring this year to do some more filiming - Also fancy filming 3 week trip across route 66

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