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Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 09-19-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By peteharvey
The 2015 is just a 4GS with a 2015 build date,...

The 2015 is just a 4GS with a 2015 build date, right?

Or do you mean the "mid-life update" of the traditional 7-year model cycle, which was first released about February 2012, such that the...
Forum: Car Chat 06-10-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,471
Posted By peteharvey
Small capacity multi-cylinders are certainly...

Small capacity multi-cylinders are certainly better eg the 1.5L V6's used in F1 racing, but cost is the main problem.
I'm sure eventually, small capacity multi-cylinders will gradually appear.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-29-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By peteharvey
When my car was brand new, there was no squeak. ...

When my car was brand new, there was no squeak.
As it got older, it started to squeak.

I replaced with brand new rotors, brand new pads, and brand new shims.
At first it was quiet; I thought I...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-16-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By peteharvey
Thanks for that...

Thanks for that...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-14-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
I have similar opinions about the 4GS weakest...

I have similar opinions about the 4GS weakest design being the rear view.
However, me thinks the exhaust ports look gorgeous.
Styling is so subjective.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-12-14, 04:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Wow, a top of the line midsize car like a Camry...

Wow, a top of the line midsize car like a Camry V6, or an entry level midsize luxury car like a 5 Series four cylinder turbo etc?

It depends on personal tastes too.
It could go either way.
In...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-11-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
To GS200t or not, that is the question? I...

To GS200t or not, that is the question?

I guess it does increase sales.
I guess it does "devalue" the range at the same time.
After all, I wouldn't go for the GS200t myself.

So far, it's a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-11-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
True. I never said no to Lexus' new four...

True.
I never said no to Lexus' new four cylinder turbo. Less weight on the front overhang for better handling, and more economical, and cheaper to manufacture in the long term.

Although...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-10-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
ES-GS Combo Exactly. Sales is a complex...

ES-GS Combo
Exactly.
Sales is a complex topic.
Because the E and 5 compete with not only the GS, but also the ES.
Likewise, you could also say the GS competes with not only the E and 5, but also...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-09-14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Traditionally, E Class outsells 5 Series. ...

Traditionally, E Class outsells 5 Series.
However, the old 2003-10 5 Series was very special - it outsold the E Class.
Stats show that old 2003-10 5 Series outsold equivalent 2002-09 E Class....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-05-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
You have identified all the key points in bold....

You have identified all the key points in bold. :thumbup:
Rather than car enthusiasts, it is actually the mass public that determine the sales.

The question now is what is the mass public buyer's...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-04-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Officially, they're all just sedans. They don't...

Officially, they're all just sedans.
They don't have special classifications for so called "hardtops", and "four door coupes" etc.
Many would even say there is no such thing as a four door coupe....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Where did I say that the GS is a version of the...

Where did I say that the GS is a version of the Toyota Crown?
Where did I say that the Toyota Aristo was the Toyota Crown Aristo?
Where did I say that the Aristo/GS is part of the Crown family?...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, but that doesn't stop me from giving my...

Yes, but that doesn't stop me from giving my opinion, just as you give your opinion.
If you know more about Toyota's domestic range of Crowns, you will understand how the GS design fits in.
Many...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
A 4 door coupe "tends" to have the following...

A 4 door coupe "tends" to have the following features:
1) Rounded/swoopier roof line for less wind resistance, at the expense of interior space.
2) Lower roof line for lower CdA to lower the wind...
Forum: Car Chat 05-03-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,665
Posted By peteharvey
The 6.3L V8 is 787.5 cc per cylinder, which is a...

The 6.3L V8 is 787.5 cc per cylinder, which is a very large capacity per cylinder.
A 2.0L in-line four is only 500 cc per cylinder.
787.5 cc per cylinder is the equivalent of a 3.15 liter four...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
The Benz CLS63 AMG is a hotted up version of the...

The Benz CLS63 AMG is a hotted up version of the base E Class sedan.

The CLS is actually a four door coupe version of the E Class sedan platform.
The four door coupe features a rounded shape, a...
Forum: Car Chat 05-02-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,665
Posted By peteharvey
Engines Getting a bit off the topic, but I've...

Engines
Getting a bit off the topic, but I've never heard of the Schauberger engine, and it is still very difficult for me to understand how it works?

Presently, the internal combustion piston...
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,665
Posted By peteharvey
What happens here is that the diesel with 80...

What happens here is that the diesel with 80 lbs-ft more torque will out-accelerate the petrol 5.7 off the mark!
However, the diesel has a very limited red line before "pinking" [engine mis-firing]...
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By peteharvey
3 years passes like a rocket for me!

3 years passes like a rocket for me!
Forum: Car Chat 04-29-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,665
Posted By peteharvey
Sorry, there is no link. Just university physics,...

Sorry, there is no link. Just university physics, and general knowledge.
More information about flashlights/headlights can be found at www.candlepowerforums.com , then click on General Flashlight...
Forum: Car Chat 04-29-14, 02:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,665
Posted By peteharvey
The fundamental factors are: time, space, and...

The fundamental factors are: time, space, and mass.

Time is measured in seconds.
Space is measured in meters.
Mass is measured in kilograms.

Speed [meters/second] = distance [meters] / time...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-25-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
What I was trying to emphasize was, despite...

What I was trying to emphasize was, despite almost doubling its target/goals, the Equus is not necessarily success.
It is actually very debatable, till we're all blue in the face...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-25-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
Normally, the LS model cycles are only 5 or 6...

Normally, the LS model cycles are only 5 or 6 years, eg 1LS 89-95, 2LS 95-00, 3LS 00-06.
However, for the 4LS, somehow Lexus has decided to go for a 10 year model cycle? From 2006-2016?
Hence, the...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-24-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,815
Posted By peteharvey
If I could make 3 small improvements to the...

If I could make 3 small improvements to the updated 4GS to address the OP's sales concerns, I would:

(1) Restyle the boot, and the horizontal portion of the dashboard. The rest of the exterior and...
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