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Forum: Car Chat Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
I was simply using that term as a figure of...

I was simply using that term as a figure of speech.....meaning you probably wanted something at least a little more firm and responsive than a 1980s-vintage Buick LeSabre. :D;)



Yes, that's...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By mmarshall
Yes, I understand your point, but I used the term...

Yes, I understand your point, but I used the term "significantly" anther than "much" because the OP was interested in a line of vehicles (IS300) that has been out of production for almost 10 years....
Forum: Car Chat Today, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By mmarshall
LexsCTJill is not a "he", but one of our...

LexsCTJill is not a "he", but one of our long-standing female members.



And, no offense, but, again, did you mean "probably"?
Forum: Car Chat Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Next planned review (when it is released in my...

Next planned review (when it is released in my area): 2015 Lexus NX. That might (?) end up being this year's Annual Holiday Review I do each year in November or December for CAR CHAT...depends on...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
Well, that's why I said, in my own K900 review,...

Well, that's why I said, in my own K900 review, that if one is looking for a sharp-handling sport-sedan, look elsewhere. The K900 is simply not that vehicle. But the K900 does do something not often...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By mmarshall
Do you mean an IS350?

Do you mean an IS350?
Forum: Car Chat Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL as a new poster, Zerottie. Glad to...

Welcome to CL as a new poster, Zerottie. Glad to have you. :)

The IS300, in general, is significantly more reliable than the BMW 3-series (and somewhat less-expensive to service). The in-line six...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By mmarshall
I forgot to add that, in some cases, for very...

I forgot to add that, in some cases, for very simple things and non-warranty work, a Lexus can be taken to a Toyota shop where the rates are lower for the same work. And, in most cases, you get the...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
A Mercedes S-class, even the base 550 form, can...

A Mercedes S-class, even the base 550 form, can run 100K or higher. In fact, its base price is well north of 90K. According to Consumer Reports, the current S-Class, even with its decent handling for...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By mmarshall
Sometimes, at the same dealership, you can...

Sometimes, at the same dealership, you can request a particular mechanic/Technician. But, more often than not, the person doing the appointment-scheduling will assign the car to a specific team (Blue...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Edmunds has a test K900 they are going to do a...

Edmunds has a test K900 they are going to do a long-term evaluation on:

http://www.edmunds.com/kia/k900/2015...roduction.html


2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test: Introduction

August 19,...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
Edmunds has a test K900 they are going to do a...

Edmunds has a test K900 they are going to do a long-term evaluation on:

http://www.edmunds.com/kia/k900/2015/long-term-road-test/introduction.html


2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test:...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. You guys are the...

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. You guys are the basic reason I do them. :)
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
First tell that to all the non-sport-package...

First tell that to all the non-sport-package LS460. Second, tell that to all the non-AMG Mercedes S-class owners. Although the true rolling couch of several decades past (Cadillac Fleetwood, Buick...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
While I'm not saying that they are inherently...

While I'm not saying that they are inherently inaccurate, I take some of those Internet "price promises" with a grain of salt. Obviously, the true selling price of any vehicle is what any particular...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By mmarshall
I agree, but Jay is used to doing his nightly...

I agree, but Jay is used to doing his nightly round of one-liners and stand-up comedy for years....which can be well-suited to politics/current events, but not really to cars. He might have to...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Agreed. :) Maybe a little sooner than that (3.5 -...

Agreed. :) Maybe a little sooner than that (3.5 - 4 years) if sales are really crappy. But, with Cadillac, Lincoln, and Buick all now out of the big V8 RWD luxo-cruiser business, and the Mercedes...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
I don't entirely agree. It may be higher than one...

I don't entirely agree. It may be higher than one thinks, considering that Cadillac, Lincoln, Buick (and of course, the now-discontinued Mercury and Oldsmobile) have all dropped out of the...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks. :) Yes, the K900 can be...

Thanks. :)



Yes, the K900 can be expected to depreciate, but, even by Kia standards, I don't see its residual price on the used-car market dropping from 60K+ to 25K in just two years. If it...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks. :) I had been responding to the comment...

Thanks. :) I had been responding to the comment from about yowps3 about him not feeling the interior of the new K900. I pointed out that he might (?) like the interior of the Equus more than the K900...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
The Equus really hasn't sold well in the American...

The Equus really hasn't sold well in the American market since it was introduced....certainly not in the numbers of the LS460 it was aimed at. I can't judge initial K900 sales nationwide, since only...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks. :) I enjoyed doing it. At the...

Thanks. :) I enjoyed doing it.



At the big shows last January (including the one here in D.C. I attend every year) Kia had a black K900 on the turntable with the doors open so you could see...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By mmarshall
Some aftermarket warranties are scams and some...

Some aftermarket warranties are scams and some are not. The ones that come, unsolicited, in the mail, are usually scams.....especially the ones that are disguised to look like official recalls or...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,010
Posted By mmarshall
The LS460 still holds a small edge over the K900...

The LS460 still holds a small edge over the K900 in some areas, but not much.




Totally agree. The 5.0L version gives you several very nice things at once, though you have to stick with the...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mmarshall
On the steering wheel rim, it's highly-polished...

On the steering wheel rim, it's highly-polished brown wood on top and dash-color-matching leather wrap on the rest of it. That's more or less constant with other luxury cars, except that some of them...
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