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Forum: Car Chat Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By Sulu
I am one of those who complained about the...

I am one of those who complained about the wide-angle / blind spot portion of the mirror on current Honda Accords. The wide angle portion is a very NARROW strip (no more than 2.5cm / 1inch wide) on...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 223
Posted By Sulu
Yes, they may use "real families" on these tests...

Yes, they may use "real families" on these tests but real families who know little about cars and driving can be easily swayed by a good salesman or biased auto critic.
Forum: Car Chat 11-19-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Sulu
Responsibility always rests with the...

Responsibility always rests with the manufacturer. If GM did not adequately test the quality of their ignition switches, they have to bear the risk if something happens. When something went wrong...
Forum: Car Chat 11-19-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sulu
Residual values (also known as the buyback value)...

Residual values (also known as the buyback value) are set by the company offering the lease from values that are published by firms such as ALG. The values are not arbitrary values but are based upon...
Forum: Car Chat 11-19-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,025
Posted By Sulu
The study presented suggests that hydrogen is...

The study presented suggests that hydrogen is very compatible with green energy generation, such as solar and wind power. Electricity generated by solar and wind sources are not demand driven -- you...
Forum: Car Chat 11-18-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Sulu
It is always the customer's duty to do their due...

It is always the customer's duty to do their due diligence and ensure that the supplier is delivering goods that are what the customer wanted, especially if the customer selected their supplier on...
Forum: Car Chat 11-18-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sulu
The mileage limit is a bit of an artificial...

The mileage limit is a bit of an artificial barrier. I agree that paying the over-mileage fee may be considered as merely paying for what you used, but some may see it as an expensive penalty....
Forum: Car Chat 11-18-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,435
Posted By Sulu
I wished it looked more like a Corolla. IMO, the...

I wished it looked more like a Corolla. IMO, the Corolla's front end is the best of the current bunch of big-mouth grills (Avalon, Corolla, Yaris, Camry).

I had a chance over the weekend to look...
Forum: Car Chat 11-18-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sulu
One thing to remember about leases is that you do...

One thing to remember about leases is that you do not own the car; think of it as a long-term rental. Like a rental, you pay only for the portion of time and miles that you use the car. You sign a...
Forum: IS F 11-17-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By Sulu
So I have a hybrid sports car (ES 300h)?

So I have a hybrid sports car (ES 300h)?
Forum: Car Chat 11-13-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,435
Posted By Sulu
Is the new Camry in Canadian dealerships now?

Is the new Camry in Canadian dealerships now?
Forum: Car Chat 11-11-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,092
Posted By Sulu
Typically German, Mercedes-Benz' model names have...

Typically German, Mercedes-Benz' model names have always had some logic behind it. They have had to revise their naming structure occasionally (and more frequently in the last few years as new models...
Forum: Car Chat 11-10-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Sulu
This "really fast drag car that LOOKS like a...

This "really fast drag car that LOOKS like a Camry" uses a real Camry shell with the internals stripped out and replaced with a Tundra engine.
NASCAR Camrys use a generic NASCAR body shell, and...
Forum: Car Chat 11-10-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By Sulu
The new Mazda drivetrains (SkyActiv) are Mazda...

The new Mazda drivetrains (SkyActiv) are Mazda engines and transmission, and are NOT Ford engines; soon Mazda will have no more Ford engines and transmissions. Ford dumped most of their holding in...
Forum: Car Chat 11-10-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Sulu
A straight-out cash purchase is easiest -- you...

A straight-out cash purchase is easiest -- you just have to know price and incentives.

For financing, you need to know price and incentives, plus financing rates. You can get financing through...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Sulu
Some of those pics of new cars are...

Some of those pics of new cars are computer-generated predictions (as the article said). Some are marketing teasers. Some are leaks, either accidental (a picture taken during a marketing shoot that...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Sulu
Why do manufacturers keep their new cars under...

Why do manufacturers keep their new cars under wraps? I could not have said it better than the article:

I have the perfect example of this. The lease of my 2010 Corolla ended in March 2014 but...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Sulu
The fact that costs were shared between Toyota...

The fact that costs were shared between Toyota and Subaru, and the fact that it is NOT a fresh-off-the-drawing-board new car (existing Subaru engine, transmission and platform revised for the Toyota...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Sulu
Yes, VW is doing very well in China. They got in...

Yes, VW is doing very well in China. They got in early and persevered and are now reaping the rewards. If they do become #1, it will be despite their disappointing sales in the USA.



German...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Sulu
The GT86 is not a totally new car and it is...

The GT86 is not a totally new car and it is shared with Subaru, both of which make it cheaper. It uses a Subaru engine and transmission, and also a modified Subaru platform, and then it is sold by...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Sulu
VW had set 2018 as the year when they would reach...

VW had set 2018 as the year when they would reach their goal of becoming the world's largest auto manufacturer but they have not been doing so well; their sales in the USA are still low and they know...
Forum: Car Chat 11-06-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,165
Posted By Sulu
My favourite Toyotas: 1. 1987 (Gen5) Corolla -...

My favourite Toyotas:
1. 1987 (Gen5) Corolla - They say you remember fondly your first car and your first girlfriend... This was my first car.

Other favourites, in no particular order:

1984...
Forum: Car Chat 11-06-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,209
Posted By Sulu
Probably facelifted to match the teaser images we...

Probably facelifted to match the teaser images we have seen for the new Scion model.
Forum: Car Chat 11-06-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sulu
This platform is offered in FWD, RWD and...

This platform is offered in FWD, RWD and RWD-based AWD/4WD versions in Germany, and also offered in panel van and wagon (passenger minivan) versions (like its big brother Sprinter and competitor Ford...
Forum: Car Chat 11-03-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,525
Posted By Sulu
No. EPA publishes the testing method and then...

No. EPA publishes the testing method and then allows each manufacturer to test their own cars, following that method. The EPA then checks the results by testing some of the cars itself (and comparing...
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