South Florida international auto show: Top five vehicles

The South Florida International Auto Show made its annual stop at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6. From Kia to Maserati, there was a car for everybody. Out of sheer curiosity and a love for automobiles I simply can’t afford, I decided to pay the auto show a visit. I’m going to provide you with a list of my five favorite automobiles from the show as well as the best bargain.

First up on my list is the 2012 Shelby GT500 Coupe. I love this car thanks to the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” in which the 1967 version is referred to as Eleanor, and I must say the 2012 Eleanor looks pretty good. With a standard vehicle price of $48,810, it might not be such a bad idea to start saving up your money.

Next on my list isn’t a car, but a motorcycle. The 2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo definitely caught my attention. Now, I’m no Dr. Steve Alford (NSU professor of English) when it comes to the love of motorcycles, but even I could appreciate this bad boy. With a price of $19,163.95, you can’t go wrong purchasing it.

A list of automobiles would not be complete without this American classic, and this car is a corvette. The 2012 Corvette ZR1 is just as spectacular as its predecessors. The corvette is my first true love, as far as cars are concerned, and when I saw the standard vehicle price of $111,525, a part of me died inside. Alas, it was not meant to be.

The Italian in me must be kicking in again because next on my list is the Ferrari 458 Italia. This Italian Stallion goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3.4 seconds. No price was listed, and quite frankly, I’d rather not know. Let me hold on to my false hope. I’ve suffered enough heart breaks for one auto show.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Cadillac Ciel Concept. Like the name suggests, this is a concept car, and no price or specifications were given. However, one glance at this extraordinary piece of machinery, and you can’t help but be in awe. It looks just like the Batmobile.

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster wins my best bargain award. For a car that looks $30,000, the starting price is only $17,300. Well, I hope you enjoyed my list. Arrivederci.

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