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Forum: Car Chat 12-18-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Sulu
Have you asked?

Have you asked?
Forum: Car Chat 12-18-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Sulu
My ES Hybrid has 6 virtual "gears" that allow for...

My ES Hybrid has 6 virtual "gears" that allow for regen-on-demand: push the shift lever to the left from Drive and I can shift through S6 to S1. Each lower gear gives me greater regenerative braking...
Forum: Car Chat 12-18-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,959
Posted By Sulu
:thumbup: The change in the...

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The change in the shape of the taillights was in the trunk lid, which is a bolt-on, non-structural member, thus not seen in the body-in-white photo above.
Forum: Car Chat 12-16-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,167
Posted By Sulu
:thumbup: You -- and most of you --...

:thumbup:




You -- and most of you -- are making assumptions based upon your above-average aptitude with new car tech. And it is NOT just with senior citizens.

The new car with keyless...
Forum: Car Chat 12-15-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,187
Posted By Sulu
I believe you mean that the "stroke is longer in...

I believe you mean that the "stroke is longer in the 4.0L, giving it more torque".

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_GR_engine):

1GR 4.0-litre: bore of 94mm, stroke of 95mm...
Forum: Car Chat 12-14-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By Sulu
Western Europeans who live in the cities,...

Western Europeans who live in the cities, especially the larger cities, do not need cars because they have excellent transit systems of buses, subways, trams/trolleys/streetcars, even taxis and...
Forum: Car Chat 12-14-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Sulu
I did some reading on the new VW MQB (a German...

I did some reading on the new VW MQB (a German acronym standing for "modular transverse toolkit") platform. It will be used on quite a range of cars ("superminis to large family cars") that use a...
Forum: Car Chat 12-14-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,187
Posted By Sulu
I thought the Tacoma had the 2.7-litre 2TR...

I thought the Tacoma had the 2.7-litre 2TR 4-cylinder engine, not the 1AR?

And I assume if Toyota sticks the 3.5-litre 2GR V6 engine in the Tacoma that it will be re-tuned for more torque at lower...
Forum: Car Chat 12-14-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By Sulu
I agree that trying to rank any list of auto...

I agree that trying to rank any list of auto makers without some objective set of criteria is pointless; I have visited other discussion boards where asking such a question could lead to name calling...
Forum: Car Chat 12-13-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Sulu
I think that if you asked the manufacturers, they...

I think that if you asked the manufacturers, they would say that light-duty (e.g. F-150) and heavy-duty (e.g. F-250, F-350, etc.) pickup trucks use different platforms (although "platform" is not a...
Forum: Car Chat 12-13-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,678
Posted By Sulu
This is my impression from sitting in an NX last...

This is my impression from sitting in an NX last weekend... I was interested in the NX and the RAV4, and always look at first impressions of rear seat space and cargo / trunk space.

I was...
Forum: Car Chat 12-11-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Sulu
A problem with more parts-sharing will be that...

A problem with more parts-sharing will be that recalls will be even more massive than they are now. It is not uncommon now to see Toyota recalls cover many models -- Camry, Avalon, ES, Highlander,...
Forum: Car Chat 12-11-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Sulu
At one time, platform-sharing meant a different...

At one time, platform-sharing meant a different "top hat". The hidden greasy bits underneath -- the engine, suspension, wheelbase, etc. -- would be the same but the body (or badge) on top would be...
Forum: Car Chat 12-10-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By Sulu
I have not known of any Toyota with...

I have not known of any Toyota with factory-installed remote to honk. All the Camrys and my 2010 Corolla all chirped (or beeped -- take your pick as to how you describe it) even if you are...
Forum: Car Chat 12-08-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Sulu
Thanks, but yeah, already saw and sat in a white...

Thanks, but yeah, already saw and sat in a white Hybrid with black interior on the weekend.
Forum: Car Chat 12-08-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By Sulu
Agreed! It is all in having the product and...

Agreed! It is all in having the product and marketing. We all still remember bits and pieces of Lexus marketing from the past 25 years -- "The relentless pursuit of perfection".

MINI did it....
Forum: Car Chat 12-08-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By Sulu
Following GM's argument (from a few years back)...

Following GM's argument (from a few years back) that its big vehicles -- pickup trucks and BOF SUVs -- are better candidates for hybridization because the actual amount of fuel saved per vehicle by...
Forum: Car Chat 12-08-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Sulu
Agreed! The NX 200t starts at just under...

Agreed! The NX 200t starts at just under Cdn$41,000 and the NX 300h starts at just under $59,000 (I just checked the Lexus Canada website). A $18,000 premium for the Hybrid is far too much. You could...
Forum: Car Chat 12-07-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Sulu
I had the chance to sit in an NX 300h over the...

I had the chance to sit in an NX 300h over the weekend. Here are my quick first impressions.

It is a small CUV with a back seat that is narrow -- too narrow, I believe, for 3. The back door does...
Forum: Car Chat 12-07-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Sulu
They may have been donated by local dealerships...

They may have been donated by local dealerships for non-pursuit duties, such as traffic ticketing and community liaison.
Forum: Car Chat 12-07-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By Sulu
The problem is not that Parisians are driving...

The problem is not that Parisians are driving dirty old rustbuckets; the problem is that even the new cars they are driving are not clean enough to prevent a massive pollution problem. For many...
Forum: Car Chat 12-06-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By Sulu
...to compete with the Audi A3, basic A4, MB B-...

...to compete with the Audi A3, basic A4, MB B- and A-Class, BMW 1- and 2-series, and MINI. It would allow Toyota to get into the small premium class without having Lexus go downmarket too much.
Forum: Car Chat 12-04-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Sulu
I thought you were going to discuss this... ...

I thought you were going to discuss this...

The other James Bond car? His Range Rovers were stolen...

so he will drive...



Source: Sky News...
Forum: Car Chat 12-03-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Sulu
What is the NX like as a family vehicle?...

What is the NX like as a family vehicle? Specifically, what is the back seat like?

I find the RAV4's back seat to be too narrow for 3 people and also find that the rear doors do not open far...
Forum: Car Chat 12-02-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Sulu
I read that (see below) to be classed as a light...

I read that (see below) to be classed as a light truck in North America (and so not be subject to the same strict fuel efficiency rules as cars under CAFE), vehicles have to have a certain approach...
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