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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,182
Posted By pbm317
I disagree, I think it's a rather clean, sharp,...

I disagree, I think it's a rather clean, sharp, handsome design and can age well.

A lot of why Hyundai has grown in recent years is their offering a lot of content for the $. And they will...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By pbm317
Encore has been pretty successful in the market,...

Encore has been pretty successful in the market, much more than even GM thought, and they're usually pretty outlandish in their expectations,
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By pbm317
Land Rover should really be upset that they had...

Land Rover should really be upset that they had allowed the Ford Explorer to take so much Land Rover design influence, because now all I see in this new Discovery is a newer Explorer. Obviously...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,034
Posted By pbm317
Agree, tacked on, not well integrated. 98 Lexus...

Agree, tacked on, not well integrated. 98 Lexus GS had a similar element but it was better applied in my opinion
Forum: Car Chat 04-14-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,352
Posted By pbm317
Companies are starting to retune away from peak...

Companies are starting to retune away from peak HP and for more MPG. I would assume that's part of the case here. Maybe a flatter torque curve, etc.
Forum: Car Chat 04-14-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,352
Posted By pbm317
Wish they could keep the V6 with 6MT and SH-AWD.

Wish they could keep the V6 with 6MT and SH-AWD.
Forum: Car Chat 04-14-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By pbm317
That's YOUR betting. I do not think they're going...

That's YOUR betting. I do not think they're going for the bargain basement shoppers with this generation.
Forum: Car Chat 04-11-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By pbm317
You're not going to have to wait long. Have you...

You're not going to have to wait long. Have you been paying attention at all to what Kia has been striving for lately? Cadenza priced right in line with the top of segment Avalon, etc. While giving...
Forum: Car Chat 04-11-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By pbm317
Maybe right now the Sedona can't compete with the...

Maybe right now the Sedona can't compete with the Sienna and Odyssey but you better believe that's who Kia is targeting with this new car. They're pushing their brand up as quickly as possible....
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,692
Posted By pbm317
I agree with most, except Equus, I don't think...

I agree with most, except Equus, I don't think it's anything spectacular, especially for its competitive set.
Forum: Car Chat 04-08-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,581
Posted By pbm317
I think this was true of Hyundai in the past. But...

I think this was true of Hyundai in the past. But now, some people are going to start to prefer the style of the up level Hyundai's and Kia's over some of the traditional luxury brands, and they're...
Forum: Car Chat 04-08-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,581
Posted By pbm317
You guys are saying Genesis pricing equal to the...

You guys are saying Genesis pricing equal to the GS. But the GS with Genesis level equipment would likely MSRP closer to 60K, and maybe transact $54K.

The MSRP of the Genesis was $52, but will...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,034
Posted By pbm317
2014.5 was to denote the running change made to...

2014.5 was to denote the running change made to help meet an "Acceptable" rating in the small overlap test.
Forum: Car Chat 03-28-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By pbm317
I'd argue that the 2.5L V6 in the IS250, while...

I'd argue that the 2.5L V6 in the IS250, while smooth, delivers neither the power, nor the fuel efficiency expected in a vehicle and nearly any price point.

I think the Acura TSX's 2.4L Inline 4,...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,034
Posted By pbm317
I can't recall the interior treatment... but the...

I can't recall the interior treatment... but the front is a mix of Corolla/Avalon, emphasis on the larger, trapezoidal lower grille, etc.

Side profile had a blackout six-panel section behind the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,034
Posted By pbm317
It's not a humongous change, nothing mechanical....

It's not a humongous change, nothing mechanical. Just some styling changes front and back, with minor stuff to the side profile.
Forum: CL of Southern California 03-27-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By pbm317
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,352
Posted By pbm317
Not saying I would want 400HP in a FWD biased...

Not saying I would want 400HP in a FWD biased car, but the SH-AWD can divert up to 70% of power to the rear axle, and 100% of that to one single rear wheel during cornering or acceleration. So it's...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 22,352
Posted By pbm317
Actually only 305 :D

Actually only 305 :D
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By pbm317
What is this "goal" of yours based on? purely...

What is this "goal" of yours based on? purely your willingness to pay? what you can afford?

Dealers are all into cars for different amounts. I would look up potential trade in values for a car...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,012
Posted By pbm317
This wasn't a test car, it was a full, regular...

This wasn't a test car, it was a full, regular production vehicle on a test drive.
Forum: CL of Southern California 03-27-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By pbm317
How to best register car in California

Hello all, I need some local knowledge/help.

A friend is being gifted an older car from their parents. Car is currently registered in Illinois, car is physically in California already.

What...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,650
Posted By pbm317
This all has to do with what you're familiar with...

This all has to do with what you're familiar with for your brand experiences. Mercedes has always had the seat adjustments on the door. Some people think it's much better to actually see the pieces,...
Forum: Car Chat 03-27-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,581
Posted By pbm317
The Steering Wheel picture seems to be of a...

The Steering Wheel picture seems to be of a Korean Market vehicle, looking at the text on the center display. So I bet we could still see it in the U.S. Version. I can't remember from my drive...
Forum: Car Chat 03-26-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,827
Posted By pbm317
You can get FWD with the V6. AWD is not required...

You can get FWD with the V6. AWD is not required by the V6, but to get AWD, you must get the V6, can't get AWD paired with the 4 cylinder.
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