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Forum: Car Chat 03-30-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mr. Jones
sub-par side impact crash score if you didn't...

sub-par side impact crash score if you didn't already know or care, I'm thinking about picking up an '08 TL myself.
http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=554
Forum: Car Chat 03-29-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By Mr. Jones
diesels work best in markets where there is weak...

diesels work best in markets where there is weak emissions testing, they become overly expensive when asked to meet US emissions.

Add new gasoline tech like DI and Valvematic and diesels offer...
Forum: Car Chat 03-28-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Mr. Jones
Nissan GTR Spec-V (reviews)

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=144432

slalom: 74.7 mpg
skid pad: 1.12g
:thumbup:
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mr. Jones
http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/10195...

http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1019562_driven-the-70-mpg-2010-toyota-prius
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mr. Jones
2010 Toyota Prius (reviews)

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=144886?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.*
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,719
Posted By Mr. Jones
The point is GM manipulates highway fuel economy...

The point is GM manipulates highway fuel economy figures in order to deceive consumers, the Camaro is just another in a long line of false highway ratings. As evidenced by every independent consumer...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,719
Posted By Mr. Jones
5 seconds is a stretch though every GM vehicle...

5 seconds is a stretch though every GM vehicle I've driven does the same thing. Go WOT and there is a long delay for the transmission to downshift and the ECU exits from its fuel economy saving...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mr. Jones
there's really not much magic to it other than...

there's really not much magic to it other than take a 1/2-ton truck V8 and put it in a so-so rwd chassis. Kinda like building a 560Z, IS570 or CTS SS but derived from a much less costly platform.
...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,719
Posted By Mr. Jones
I'm pretty sure the Camaro is on the G8 platform,...

I'm pretty sure the Camaro is on the G8 platform, either way while 304 hp sounds great, because of its high curb weight (3750 lbs) and high drag 0.37 cd (V6 model), it's not all that. 29 mpg also...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mr. Jones
370Z all the way, especially once it gets DI.

370Z all the way, especially once it gets DI.
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,523
Posted By Mr. Jones
about the only way this will happen is if VW...

about the only way this will happen is if VW starts outright purchasing damaged brands.
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Mr. Jones
Abu Dhabi owns 9.1% of Daimler

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7958567.stm

purchased for $2.7 billion.
Forum: LFA Model 03-24-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By Mr. Jones
we'll see, people have been waiting a very long...

we'll see, people have been waiting a very long time.
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-09, 03:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
my opinion is based on official government data,...

my opinion is based on official government data, or emissions and fuel economy ratings. Magazines also provide acceleration data which prove the RX 450h easily out accelerates its competition. It's...
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-09, 01:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
yes, I'm highly concerned about what you and your...

yes, I'm highly concerned about what you and your wife discuss, especially about your next vehicle purchase. I'm also sad to hear that I was mistaken. Personally whenever the RX 450h is passed over...
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-09, 01:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
you're right about the ML 320 diesel being...

you're right about the ML 320 diesel being competitive in all areas especially with its 10 mpg deficit.:thumbup: No, actually it takes a serious fanboy to ignore that. Even the regular RX 350 gets...
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
towing capabilities = whatever the mfg wants to...

towing capabilities = whatever the mfg wants to claim.
When Toyota wanted to prove the Tundra could tow 10,000 lbs they launched their Prove it! marketing campaign.

I remember seeing the local...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
it's called a joke but some people have no sense...

it's called a joke but some people have no sense of humor.



The American market already decided. But it's still pretty amazing people think someone is going to pick a diesel rated at 20 mpg...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Mr. Jones
actually it kinda makes sense in a minivan or...

actually it kinda makes sense in a minivan or something if the kids don't buckle up.
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Mr. Jones
I can understand the knee airbag, and the rear...

I can understand the knee airbag, and the rear airbag in the iQ but this becoming a bit much excessive.
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-09, 01:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
there can only be one winner. clearly it is the...

there can only be one winner. clearly it is the hybrid.
Forum: Car Chat 03-10-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,160
Posted By Mr. Jones
compare UBS stock from 2 years ago to today. ...

compare UBS stock from 2 years ago to today.

anyways the ML 320 diesel gets 20 mpg combined, that's what on par with the ordinary RX 350 and 10 mpg behind the RX 450h. Diesels haven't set the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-08-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,546
Posted By Mr. Jones
okay why is Mercedes referring to their system as...

okay why is Mercedes referring to their system as Lane Keeping Assist, that's what Toyota calls their system? And unlike Toyota's system it does not apply any corrective force to the steering its...
Forum: Car Chat 03-08-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,546
Posted By Mr. Jones
How so? The LS 460 has been on sale for 3.5...

How so? The LS 460 has been on sale for 3.5 years now, it just doesn't seem that long.

Oct 2006, MY 2007
Oct 2007, MY 2008
Oct 2008, MY 2009
Oct 2009, MY 2010



I'd actually say the 2004...
Forum: Car Chat 03-08-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,546
Posted By Mr. Jones
I just realized the LS 460 went on sale in Oct...

I just realized the LS 460 went on sale in Oct 2006, that means the refresher is due out in October, I didn't realize the LS has already been around for almost 4 years now. That's good news, the...
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