Car Shows: If you want to shop a whole category of cars and make comparisons–like which SUV gets the best gas mileage or which hybrid has the most cargo space, this is the place to do it. But more than that, the major shows, like the New York Auto Show going on this week in Manhattan, are where the auto makers unveil their new offerings, cool concept cars and cutting edge innovations.
And that’s what makes it so much fun.
Especially for those–like me– who are picky not just about how a car performs on the road, but also how it performs when it comes to creature comforts. Like heated seats and cooling bins, or convenient spots for a handbag, paint colors that compliment my wardrobe, third row legroom or the comfort of increased gas mileage and reduced emissions; these are things that super-charged horsepower and torque just can’t compensate for.
We recently spent three days at the New York International Auto Show (one of them start to finish in four inch heels!), which runs through April 7, 2013, and thought we’d share our favorite things with you.