The LA Auto Show draws over a million people each year to the heart of Los Angeles with a style that can only be called true Hollywood. From gorgeous models(vehicles and humans) to colorful displays this show out-spectacles some movies. Let’s see why Agelenos should go.
- If you are looking to buy a car this year or next year, you will able to see the models coming out in the future to see if you really want to wait or buy this year.
- There is no pressure from sales people, you get to look without having to buy or feeling guilty.
- You can take competing models for rides in times near each other so that you can see, feel and hear the differences. When you go to separate dealers, you don’t always remember the differences between the models. You can go for virtual rides. Subaru is using the GearVR to demo a rally race experience. Toyota offers a teen distracted driving demo to learn how distraction affects driving.
- When you sign up with emails for test drive, you are often given discounts or first notifications of delivery.
- The cars always look better in person than in photographs or in videos.
- In person, the interior of cars can be better examined, smelled and felt. Vinyl looks the same as leather in photographs and videos.
- The size of the navigation screens and how heads-up-displays look can be better determined when you are in the car.
- You can talk to other car owners in line, which can be very valuable to find out if they had problems with the make and model before. At the Ford Eco Boost Challenge a ford owner had a lot to say about his Ford Fiesta.
- You could win neat prizes or a even a new car as well as get some great swag. Hyundai will giving away 2 Super Bowl tickets $200 in NFL merchandize, $500 BestBuy give card ad a 2017 Elantra any color. We saw gifts such as smartphone cases. Make sure you have something with you to identify car ownership. There’s a Hyundai owners lounge and a special Nissan Day.
- During this time of year with eating of turkey, pies, mashed potatoes and gravy, this show is open on Thursday and will help you burn off calories. If you go before dinner you’ll have something to talk about.
When you decide to go to the LA Auto Show here are some important tips.
- Before you leave, look at the show schedule and note the times you want to be at certain booths. Looking at the map also helps you know what you want to cover.
- Wear comfortable shoes with a sole that allows you feel the brake/gas pedals and if you plan on spending a lot time, bring a second pair of comfortable shoes. Changing shoes throughout the day, is an old waitress trick that helps keep you comfortable.
- Keep your LA Auto Show Ticket in safe place. Sign up for your test drives first, 30-60 minutes before. Make sure you have your drivers.
- Don’t drink alcohol before the show, for test drives, you may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test in order to participate
- Take photos of the specs on kiosks that show what the car you like has installed and its features. When you get back home, you may forget why you liked the vehicle. Make sure that your camera or your smartphone is fully charged so that have enough power to take the photos or video.
- Tripods, pets, outside food, wagons are not allowed. However, you could pack a lunch and keep it in your car.
- If you go early you can re-enter as long as you have your hand stamped.
Save money on the tickets
The LA Auto Show has partnered with Autotrader when you visit one of 156 Greater LA New Car Dealers for a voucher good for a free ticket when you purchase an equal or lesser value ticket at the LA Auto Show box office.
If you really want to get some good exercise bicycle parking is available in two locations—outside South Lobby by Figueroa Drive and outside West Lobby by Gilbert Lindsay Drive.
2016 Audi RS7 Performance
2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Cadillac XT5
Elio Motors P5
2017 Fiat 124
2017 Ford Escape
2017 GMC Canyon Denali
2017 GMC Sierra Denali “Ultimate”
2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2017 Hyundai Elantra
2016 Infiniti QX30
2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Mazda CX-9
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4
2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Scion CH-R Concept
Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept
Volvo Concept 26
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
Note: Concept cars are possible designs in the future, they may never come to market.
Do you have any tips for going to the LA Auto Show? Please post them in the comments below.