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Buffalo Auto Show Wraps Up

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you love cars, trucks, convertibles and things that go fast, you were in luck at the Buffalo Auto Show.

"Everything, anything from small to economy to big, work truck application, fast and speed and power and performance," said Paul Stasiak of the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association.

The show began on Wednesday and finished up Sunday at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Every dealership in Western New York, from Buffalo to Jamestown to Batavia, were on hand to show off their latest models and specialty vehicles, with nearly 300 pieces on display.

"You know, they're looking for a chance to just poke around the cars and get in them, sit in them, try out a lot of different cars, get a bit of a taste of what everything is about," said car dealer Joe Hurley.

"I'm looking for something sporty, something girlish and flashy," said shopper Vascier Thomas.

Dealers say this year, interested buyers are not so much looking for fuel efficiency, but more so the car's appearance and safety ratings.

And because it's Buffalo, a vehicle that's good in all weather elements is also important.

"All wheel drive is big in Buffalo, safety is on everyone's mind,” said Hurley. “Crash test, they want to make sure they perform well in the crash test, and that they get a good, safe product to put their family in."

Organizers say the show lost out on business Friday because of the snow.

But even so, they say attendance is up about five percent from last year.

Dealers say this show in particular kicks off their entire selling season for the year.

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