A Bugatti, Lambo or Porsche? Car Shopping at the 2006 L.A. Auto Show

— by Caroline on Crack

Bugatti Beauty
Bugatti, Bugatti, Bugatti. Bugatti kills wallets.

One of my favorite pastimes is shopping for my next luxury car at the L.A. auto show…well, at least in my dreams. This year, I’m in luck as the world’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron, a $1.2 million 1,001-horsepower super sports car that can reach a top speed of 252 mph, will debut at this year’s show. Fellow debutantes will include the ’06 Lambo Gallardo Spyder and Porsche Cayman S. Le sigh. OK, I like fast cars. And I usually spend most of my time drooling over the high-end sports cars at the show. Unfortunately, the exhibits usually get so packed that I can never get close enough to the cars to cop a feel.

But I learned that the best time to go is during the work week, unfortunately. So unless you’re a hard-core car fan and are willing to take a day off from work to go (like I did last year), your next best bet to avoid the crowds is to go first thing on the weekend mornings and dash over to the hot car displays first. Yup, I learned that trick at Disneyland with respect to the Indiana Jones ride. But by getting to the cars first, you might even be able to sit in them, put your hands on the steering wheel, close your eyes, and just dream.

The 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show will open up to the public January 6th and go through the 15th.

Dream car
    Fridays 11 am-10:30 pm
    Saturdays 9 am-10 pm
    Sundays 9 am-8 pm
    Mon thru Thurs 11 am-10 pm

Adults: $10.00
Children: 12 and under – free when accompanied by an adult
Seniors (65+): $7 on weekdays (Monday – Friday)

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015