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Forum: Car Chat 06-09-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By 07grIS350
My view

My own observations after 5 months with an Avalon :
- Ride is firm, and very noticeable when going over large bumps or potholes. I am talking about speedbumps sized objects. It's fine on 90% of the...
Forum: Car Chat 04-22-13, 04:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,815
Posted By 07grIS350
Don't forget that Toyco is taking a run at fuel...

Don't forget that Toyco is taking a run at fuel cell hybrids. They will have something for sales by 2015.
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 56,469
Posted By 07grIS350
This car is growing on me everyday. I have over...

This car is growing on me everyday. I have over 1500 miles on it now, so I believe the break-in is completed.
I have never driven the old model Avalon, because I didn't like the styling. Therefore...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-13, 05:21 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 56,469
Posted By 07grIS350
Nice video, the comment about the slidding fan...

Nice video, the comment about the slidding fan control not working with gloves is probably just hear say. I have had really thick winter gloves on, and the fan control worked everytime I touched it....
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-13, 04:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,127
Posted By 07grIS350
Well, I am glad my new car beat out 2 older cars...

Well, I am glad my new car beat out 2 older cars in a mag test drive :)
A few real world observations:
- Avalon's road maner and cabin quietness is simply superb in city driving for my taste.
-...
Forum: Car Chat 02-05-13, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By 07grIS350
Yes I have one. I think it's a no brainer choice...

Yes I have one. I think it's a no brainer choice it one were after a roomy and comfortable sedan that did not cost an arm or a leg (starts at $3K more than a loaded Camry). I have had a number of...
Forum: LFA Model 02-03-13, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By 07grIS350
Just use your imagination, Gengar Blue ext and...

Just use your imagination, Gengar Blue ext and gray leather int with dark wheels and blue calipers... :)

It should be in Canada at someone's garage. However, I still have the books and the glass...
Forum: Car Chat 02-02-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By 07grIS350
Yes, I forgot to write that I agreed with you all...

Yes, I forgot to write that I agreed with you all all observations as well :)
I have not tried any Buicks lately, but that is very impressive from what you've said. I remembered loving the quiet and...
Forum: LFA Model 02-02-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By 07grIS350
I think there is a very good chance that one can...

I think there is a very good chance that one can still buy a brand new LFA from Lexus USA. You just have to settle for the color schemes they have selected.
I really wonder if they shipped the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-02-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By 07grIS350
After driving the Avalon for 4 days, I can say...

After driving the Avalon for 4 days, I can say that only the LS and the Hybrids (in battery mode) can top this car in road quietness. The base stereo is almost as good as ML at regular listening...
Forum: Car Chat 02-01-13, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By 07grIS350
It should be a hit. I love mine. There is a 3...

It should be a hit. I love mine. There is a 3 mths waiting in Toronto area. My family likes it more than the RXh :eek2:
Back on topic, I compared the Camry (V6) and the Optima turbo, the latter won...
Forum: Car Chat 01-20-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 56,469
Posted By 07grIS350
Test drove a new Avalon last night and bought it....

Test drove a new Avalon last night and bought it. The sales person claimed they sold 2 of old model for the entire last year, and sold 3 of 2013 model just this week.
Forum: Car Chat 01-14-13, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,529
Posted By 07grIS350
If you could get pass the brand name "Kia", take...

If you could get pass the brand name "Kia", take a look at the optima sedan. Otherwise the TCH is probably the best choice.
Forum: LFA Model 12-16-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By 07grIS350
Perhaps he doesn't want to keep two LFAs, since...

Perhaps he doesn't want to keep two LFAs, since there might be LFA 2 coming? I think he would know better than the rest of us. Space/money is definitely not an issue for him...
Forum: Car Chat 10-12-12, 04:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,694
Posted By 07grIS350
It''d depends on what you really try to...

It''d depends on what you really try to accomplish with this move:
- Raising eye brows of Lexus people (and neighbors) -> expensive German MB/Audi/BMW
- Just want to experience driving fun at...
Forum: LFA Model 10-11-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By 07grIS350
Exactly, it's very cruel of them. :)

Exactly, it's very cruel of them. :)
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-10-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,799
Posted By 07grIS350
Production numbers have nothing to do with cost...

Production numbers have nothing to do with cost of replacing a totalled hybrid be it RXh or GSh.
Better yet, please explain why RXh is slightly cheaper to insure than the vibe which a twin to the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-10-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,799
Posted By 07grIS350
This does not make sense. New loaded RXh...

This does not make sense.
New loaded RXh retails for about the same price as GSh. Going with your reasoning, one can buy parts to assemble an RXh for less than buying whole? :uh:
It may have...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-10-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,799
Posted By 07grIS350
My fully loaded RXh costs almost $100 less per...

My fully loaded RXh costs almost $100 less per year to insure compares to a base 5sp Vibe of the same year (my previous beater).
Forum: LFA Model 10-08-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By 07grIS350
Thanks for pointing out post 8. I scrolled...

Thanks for pointing out post 8. I scrolled through it a few times and never saw the badge info or the text. Need better glasses :)
I know it's easier said than done, but Lexus should convert all...
Forum: LFA Model 10-07-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By 07grIS350
Badge number

At around 5:35 mark, the badge number was visible, but I could not quite made out what it says.
Is it R001? if it is, what is the significance of it?
See the snapshot for yourself
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-06-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By 07grIS350
Welcome to the happy hybrid owners club :) ...

Welcome to the happy hybrid owners club :)
After one year of driving my RXh, I am loving it even more now. Not sure if it's the mild fall temp we have in Toronto or the car is reaching its mileage...
Forum: LFA Model 10-05-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By 07grIS350
Fantastic video. I hope there is a longer version...

Fantastic video. I hope there is a longer version of it showing them doing 18X mph on the track as he mentioned. I can watch it all day long.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-05-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,799
Posted By 07grIS350
I'll update this thread when my pads/calipers...

I'll update this thread when my pads/calipers need replacement, but that could be difficult since I don''t generally keep cars past 80K km.
How about a depreciated LFA vs new 2014 GT3?:D


To OP...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-04-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,799
Posted By 07grIS350
The emphasis is on the no brake dusts on the Rxh,...

The emphasis is on the no brake dusts on the Rxh, a 5000+ lb SUV after the whole year of driving/stopping.
I will now do something truly terrible, go dream about an 2014 GT3 that costs around 7...
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