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      11-23-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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Sf International Auto Show 2014

Went to the SF Auto Show today. Meh...
Saw the new X5M and X6M and went specifically to check them out. What I didn't expect was that they'd be LOCKED

Porsche was also there and ALL their cars were locked. WTH!
Why have cars there if you're just going to have them locked up? A lot of the other manufacturers had their cars unlocked including Jaguar.

They had the new M3 there that was open. Love the seats!
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Maybe its to keep people scuffing or damaging the interior as they go check out around with the interior. I know before some would remove the shift knob haha
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Funny you mention that... most of the cars already had the shift knobs removed.

You'd think with all of the people outside the cars, scratching the paint, a little scuffing inside would be no big deal.

Also taking in to account that this an open to the public event, that should have been considered. Rope the damn car off if you don't want people to look at them close up.
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happens at every auto show. Usually if you ask them to unlock it, depending on the car model they will unlock it and allow you to sit in.

I've been pretty successful in the past asking the representative and being allowed to sit in a Jag XKR-F and also a BRZ 1 year before its release.
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so overall, is it worth the price of admission? Last year was the first year I missed an autoshow since 2002. I've already driven a lot of the featured cars already... F-Type R, 991 Turbo S, Macan S, new Cayman.
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If you live in the city, sure
When you factor in gas, toll, parking and admission, maybe not for some.

We went as a family of 5 trekking 2 hours away. $10 per person over 5 ($30) plus $11 for parking and food etc made it a fun but spendy day.

It's all about the memories you make to determine worth but for $10 entry fee, it's a cheap thrill.

If you live near an auto row, you can do the same thing lol
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I spoke with one of the reps there with BMW, the X5M and X6M were pre-production models which is why they were locked...the interior finishes were not production standard so they didn't want people to touch the materials and think they were sub-par.
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If you live in the city, sure
When you factor in gas, toll, parking and admission, maybe not for some.

We went as a family of 5 trekking 2 hours away. $10 per person over 5 ($30) plus $11 for parking and food etc made it a fun but spendy day.

It's all about the memories you make to determine worth but for $10 entry fee, it's a cheap thrill.

If you live near an auto row, you can do the same thing lol
Yeah, for me it's the parking and hassle of getting downtown. Plus I want to watch college football on Saturday and recover from my food coma at home on Friday. I'll skip this year.
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