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Forum: Car Chat Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 29,981
Posted By Sulu
An accelerator pedal that fights back would seem...

An accelerator pedal that fights back would seem strange. Not sure I could get used to it.
Forum: Car Chat 09-12-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Sulu
Here in Canada, we have a service called...

Here in Canada, we have a service called LeaseBusters (leasebusters.com (http://leasebusters.com/en/How-does-Lease-Busters-Work.asp?keyword=leasebusters&gclid=CJKksJyb3cACFSsSMwod8hEAIg)). This is...
Forum: Car Chat 09-12-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Sulu
Because of the low cost of these factory options,...

Because of the low cost of these factory options, the manufacturer can afford to add them without the risk of losing more money on an already high-cost vehicle. So, while the manufacturer still loses...
Forum: Car Chat 09-11-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sulu
"You cannot sell what you do not offer" is only...

"You cannot sell what you do not offer" is only one side of the coin; the other side is "What if you offer but no one (or very few) buy". This too is happening with VW.

Case in point is the...
Forum: Car Chat 09-05-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Sulu
This is what I found about the RC at Car and...

This is what I found about the RC at Car and Driver:



Source: Car & Driver (http://www.caranddriver.com/lexus/rc)

From this, I gather that the RC sits on a strengthened IS C floor pan...
Forum: Car Chat 09-05-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Sulu
Japanese manufacturers (especially Toyota) may be...

Japanese manufacturers (especially Toyota) may be conservative in applying new technologies here in North America, but back home in Japan, they are quite innovative, because the society demands it...
Forum: Car Chat 09-05-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Sulu
Source:...

Source: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/lexus-plans-new-gs-f-and-la-show-car[/QUOTE]


Why would Toyota use a ZF transmission when they have their own Aisin 8-speed transmission?...
Forum: Car Chat 08-31-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,009
Posted By Sulu
But Volvo is already going in that direction with...

But Volvo is already going in that direction with their new XC90, offering only 4-cyl engines.
Forum: Car Chat 08-21-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Sulu
Are these go-faster stripes? If I put them on my...

Are these go-faster stripes? If I put them on my Corolla, will it make it go faster than Civics with vtec badges?

Does it matter if they are applied with a ruler instead of a free (shaky) hand?
Forum: Car Chat 08-20-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Sulu
Some years ago, the reason given for the large...

Some years ago, the reason given for the large number of stolen Honda Civics was because they were easy to break into: a simple screwdriver could pop off the outside door handle and from there it was...
Forum: Car Chat 08-02-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sulu
The reconfigurable, all-electronic, *virtual*...

The reconfigurable, all-electronic, *virtual* dashboard is indeed the next step. We already see examples in production, the electronic dashboard in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class being the most...
Forum: Car Chat 08-02-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 28,045
Posted By Sulu
The problem with the modern Maybach is that...

The problem with the modern Maybach is that Mercedes-Benz tried to build up from its S-Class rather than the other direction. It is much easier to build down from a more premium vehicle to a less...
Forum: Car Chat 07-29-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,287
Posted By Sulu
And you misinterpreted my post, Mike. I am not...

And you misinterpreted my post, Mike. I am not blaming Toyota hardware AND I am not blaming Ford hardware either; I am not blaming any hardware. I am blaming Ford for gaming the system and playing...
Forum: Car Chat 07-29-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Sulu
I would like to see Lexus produce a PHEV, if only...

I would like to see Lexus produce a PHEV, if only to steal back some of the thunder from VW, Audi and Porsche who are developing (and bragging about) their own HEVs (hybrids) and PHEVs. But I don't...
Forum: Car Chat 07-29-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sulu
The way that quotation was worded, it implied...

The way that quotation was worded, it implied that there are 2 engines in the same car -- both a gasoline engine AND a diesel engine.
Forum: Car Chat 07-29-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sulu
What?!?!? It has 2 engines, a 1.5-litre gasoline...

What?!?!? It has 2 engines, a 1.5-litre gasoline engine AND and eco-diesel?
Forum: Car Chat 07-29-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,287
Posted By Sulu
The supplier of the hybrid components to Ford has...

The supplier of the hybrid components to Ford has nothing to do with the wrongly labelled fuel economy of Ford hybrid vehicles. Ford cheated (or at least tried to take advantage of EPA's rules for...
Forum: Car Chat 07-28-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Sulu
Lexus Rexus Lexus Gexus and... ...

Lexus Rexus

Lexus Gexus

and...

Lexus Lexus?
Forum: Car Chat 07-28-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,287
Posted By Sulu
But shouldn't Ford have to pay if they were...

But shouldn't Ford have to pay if they were caught (or admitted) to cheating?

EPA allows manufacturers to test their own vehicles for fuel consumption, in line with EPA's rules. Vehicles are...
Forum: Car Chat 07-28-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,375
Posted By Sulu
What would it take for Toyota to use similar...

What would it take for Toyota to use similar materials to what they used 10 and 20 years ago? It would take money $$, something that we in North America (at least) are not willing to pay. We rather...
Forum: Car Chat 07-28-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Sulu
For VW and Audi to build and try to sell a number...

For VW and Audi to build and try to sell a number of models of PHEVs right now may not make much sense from the business or technology (battery) perspectives, but as you said, it makes sense from a...
Forum: Car Chat 07-26-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,375
Posted By Sulu
There is a Buick LaCrosse at work that I walk...

There is a Buick LaCrosse at work that I walk past in the parking lot almost every morning. The driver's side front and rear doors do not align and it is REALLY obvious in the chrome trim around the...
Forum: Car Chat 07-25-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Sulu
But didn't this strategy -- dumb down and water...

But didn't this strategy -- dumb down and water down to cheapen costs -- work for the current Jetta? Sales are up over the more expensive last-gen model. Didn't seem to work for the North American...
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sulu
To further complicate matters, the Volt (the...

To further complicate matters, the Volt (the original) is also being sold in Europe (IIRC).

No wonder Opel / Vauxhall are in trouble: GM is playing badge-engineering again and insists on selling...
Forum: Car Chat 07-21-14, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Sulu
Agreed! In hindsight, it was the wrong idea to...

Agreed! In hindsight, it was the wrong idea to call the PSD as eCVT.

Adding to the confusion was the fact that Honda hybrids (Insight and Civic) had CVTs but they were normal belt-and-pulley type...
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