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Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Droid13
Been there since the 2010 model. Which...

Been there since the 2010 model.

Which brings me to a question I've had in the back of my head on the same subject. Which is better, mirror indicators that flash to the side/front like the RX, or...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Droid13
Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry...

Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry technician"...

My same window was broken by the dealer as they tried to pop out a door dent by sliding some tool down the side of the window.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-21-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,433
Posted By Droid13
True enough, even subjective opinions can change...

True enough, even subjective opinions can change over time I think too. I found it interesting to have someone complain how hard the seats are, and I found them too soft at first. My previous car had...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-29-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By Droid13
True in practice only because of a limitation in...

True in practice only because of a limitation in the application of the design, not a limitation of the design concept itself. In theory more power could be split off the electrical power being...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-27-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By Droid13
Torque steer mainly affects the more seasoned...

Torque steer mainly affects the more seasoned folks like myself that primarily learned to drive RWD vehicles and got used to using a single finger stuck through the steering wheel spokes to correct...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-21-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By Droid13
A lot of people will recognize this as a common...

A lot of people will recognize this as a common complaint with Toyota's hybrids. It's interesting how the human brain makes associations like this, that performance must obviously and naturally be...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-20-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By Droid13
It's all about the torque. Even though the RX450H...

It's all about the torque. Even though the RX450H has more HP, it has less torque than the RX350. Atkinson cycle engines used in hybrids are not very good at torque, the reason why they just don't...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-07-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Droid13
Search the forum and you'll find lots of...

Search the forum and you'll find lots of discussion about this on both sides, plenty of logic, facts, figures, opinions, and first hand experiences.

Unless you experience a specific and noticeable...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-03-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Droid13
If you turn the heat on, the engine will continue...

If you turn the heat on, the engine will continue to run until the coolant is at sufficient operating temperature to heat the interior. If it's really cold out, well below freezing, the engine will...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-02-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Droid13
Conventional cars naturally get better numbers at...

Conventional cars naturally get better numbers at highway speed because they spend a lot more time at steady speeds, much less stopping and accelerating. Obviously a very efficient way to drive. Any...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-01-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Droid13
I think it's all a matter of degrees. Valve...

I think it's all a matter of degrees. Valve timing degrees that is. The Aktinson/Otto switching engines, as Toyota calls them, implements variable valve timing system with a wider range of adjustment...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-01-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Droid13
Most likely changes in the hybrid system are...

Most likely changes in the hybrid system are technical rather than architectural. The electric motors will be smaller/lighter or more powerful for a given size and weight. The inverter and electrics...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-29-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,663
Posted By Droid13
2 really young kids? My opinion is stay with RX,...

2 really young kids? My opinion is stay with RX, you'll want every millimeter of space you can get. I haven't personally seen the NX, but if it is indeed 5% to 7% smaller, you'll appreciate the extra...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-28-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Droid13
More specific question on the RWD system on the...

More specific question on the RWD system on the GS450h. What does it have in terms of technology to make winter driving as tame as possible without making it suffer?

I grew up driving RWD in the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-23-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Droid13
I used some glow-in-the-dark stickers designed...

I used some glow-in-the-dark stickers designed for home light switches from eBay (at least Australian light switches, they must have different types of light switches there as I do because I remember...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-08-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Droid13
Oh, and one thing that's not in the manual, it...

Oh, and one thing that's not in the manual, it sends everything it sees back to the NSA for "vehicle diagostic studies".
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-08-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Droid13
Tightening these things is supposed to be part of...

Tightening these things is supposed to be part of the regular maintenance anyway.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-08-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Droid13
And it works quite well too. Very few mistakes. I...

And it works quite well too. Very few mistakes. I do shut them off in the city because it does have a tendency to flash the headlights such as going around a residential corner thats just a bit...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-03-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Droid13
Updated mine from the original 2008 version to...

Updated mine from the original 2008 version to the 2012 version when that version was fresh, only major differences I saw were the location icons for gas stations, restaurants, that sort of thing.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 08-30-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Droid13
I too am I little surprised to need brakes so...

I too am I little surprised to need brakes so quickly for a hybrid. I had my rear brakes serviced (just a lube to keep the parts moving) at 60K miles and was told they were about 40% worn. My hybrid...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-29-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By Droid13
To me, if the vehicle is: <2 yrs - a baby ...

To me, if the vehicle is:

<2 yrs - a baby
2 - 4 yrs - young kid
4 - 6 yrs - a teenager
6 - 10 yrs - young adult
10-15 yrs - older adult (most going strong, but some not doing so well, rare...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-29-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By Droid13
There is a difference between DNR and Trade-In....

There is a difference between DNR and Trade-In. Some people I know are tired, fed up, and done with anything that is over 6 months old. "It's got a paint chip now and the mats are dirty, what a POS,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-29-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Droid13
No, the WD-40 didn't make any difference,...

No, the WD-40 didn't make any difference, squeaked before and after. I'll look at your suggestion.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-28-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Droid13
Question Squeaky Mirror

When I shift to reverse, the side mirrors angle downwards automatically. The driver's side one squeaks when it does this. Was wondering if anyone experienced this and has a tip to remove the squeak....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-14-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Droid13
There are certain MP3 file encodings that just...

There are certain MP3 file encodings that just won't play on a USB stick (things like if the bps stream rate is too high, etc.). I messed around with a USB stick on mine for several months gradually...
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