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Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
But it may not attract a crowd for very long. I...

But it may not attract a crowd for very long. I only brought it up in response to J.P.'s comment that the Lexus display at the Detroit show seemed to be lacking visitors, while people at the...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
Calm down. I wasn't trying to be Dr....

Calm down. I wasn't trying to be Dr. Car-Guru....there's a lot that I both know and don't know about cars....and I'll be the first to admit it. You state that you want my opinions. When I give an...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,713
Posted By mmarshall
True. That's why i said that I hope we initially...

True. That's why i said that I hope we initially see better from the GS-F, and like you, I'm confident that we will. ;)

I haven't driven an RC yet....have you? Hope to do so in the coming...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,713
Posted By mmarshall
It should, considering it will probably have a...

It should, considering it will probably have a more track-oriented suspension and underpinnings.

I hope, though, that they do a better job on the GS-F's underpinnings, overall, than they did when...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
OK.....I wasn't necessarily trying to present an...

OK.....I wasn't necessarily trying to present an old LS ad from 20 years ago just for the sake of old LS models. I was simply trying to find a sample ad with that guy's voice in it (forgot his...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 30,556
Posted By mmarshall
Yes, both were superlative-handling, but lacked...

Yes, both were superlative-handling, but lacked torque at low RPMs...especially the S2000, which, on early models, had BOTH the HP and torque-peaks at motorcycle RPMs (8600 for HP, 7600 for torque)...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 30,556
Posted By mmarshall
Ah, memories. :) I owned a Solar Yellow IS300...

Ah, memories. :) I owned a Solar Yellow IS300 myself for almost 5 years.......that's how I originally joined CL. Not a whole lot of options, though...just essentially a base model with 16" 55-series...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,049
Posted By mmarshall
And, of course, when the Pontiac GTO and G8 were...

And, of course, when the Pontiac GTO and G8 were in production, and offered for sale here in the U.S., there were few takers. Both were redone Holden RWD sedans. Now, the Chevy SS has come along to...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
Not necessarily fact, but a strong guess on my...

Not necessarily fact, but a strong guess on my part would be because of the Camry and Corolla's continuing popularity. Both cars have been sales-icons in the industry for decades, and naturally...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL as a new poster. :) Are both...

Welcome to CL as a new poster. :)

Are both of the door locks on your two vehicles original...or don't you know? It's not very likely, but possible that the lock on one or both of them could have...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
You think it was maybe because of the spindle...

You think it was maybe because of the spindle grilles? I know there are indeed some people who like them, and others who are indifferent and just not an issue for them. But we also know that they are...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
You poke fun at an old LS ad showing it going 25...

You poke fun at an old LS ad showing it going 25 MPH, yet this latest ad shows a couple of NX'es going through a parking-garage at all of 10 MPH. My late grandmother could hobble with her cane faster...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By mmarshall
The Vette is not just a Baby Boomer car. If that...

The Vette is not just a Baby Boomer car. If that were the case, GM wouldn't be constantly be spending the time and money it does to keep it redesigned and updated.
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,049
Posted By mmarshall
In that case, it will (probably) have the same...

In that case, it will (probably) have the same corner of the market as the now-discontinued Chrysler 200 convertible.




Usually money talks, but this time, I'm not terribly impressed with...
Forum: The Clubhouse 01-17-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,748
Posted By mmarshall
Germany had had to shrink the no-speed-limit...

Germany had had to shrink the no-speed-limit areas of the Autobahn simply because of growing urban development and traffic congestion. You can't have a million cars all going 150 MPH at the same...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
You can see they are obviously trying to target...

You can see they are obviously trying to target it to a MUCH younger audience than the original, classy, smooth-talking Lexus ads. That won't (necessary) make it SuperBowl fodder, though, as people...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-17-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL. :) Although it can be...

Welcome to CL. :)

Although it can be discussed here, this question is best addressed in some other CL forums:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/maintenance-11/
...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By mmarshall
Welcome to CL...I see you are a new poster. :) ...

Welcome to CL...I see you are a new poster. :)

In this Car Chat forum, as you can see, we discuss not only Lexus products, but almost anything on four wheels....or sometimes two, three, or six. ;)
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By mmarshall
Whether the OP ad is fodder or not for the Super...

Whether the OP ad is fodder or not for the Super Bowl or not, I can't say, but it is definitely not my cup of tea. I DID however, like the traditional Lexus ads with the guy with the silky-smooth...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By mmarshall
Thanks...interesting video. Eric does know his...

Thanks...interesting video. Eric does know his stuff. :)

That 3.4L GM V6, BTW, unlike the larger, older 3.8L V6 that was almost almost bulletproof, had a reputation for having more problems. Its...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By mmarshall
Yes, Motorweek's organization is headquartered in...

Yes, Motorweek's organization is headquartered in Owings Mils, MD, just outside of Baltimore, which is not that far from me. If you want to see what John Davis looks and sounds like today (30 years...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By mmarshall
Corvette Heaven

The 'Vette, of course, is not only a timeless machine (I've reviewed a few of them myself, but have not actually owned one)..........but, of course, usually doesn't need ads to sell it, along with...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By mmarshall
I've had some Toyota technicians (and techs from...

I've had some Toyota technicians (and techs from some other manufacturers) tell me otherwise. But even if the plugs don't get burned in, they can still be a b***h to get to on a transverse V6's...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By mmarshall
Goss owns a repair-shop here in the D.C. area. He...

Goss owns a repair-shop here in the D.C. area. He does a weekly TV call-in show (Goss's Garage) that airs on Saturday mornings at 9:30 here in this area.....I don't know if it is shown in your area...
Forum: Car Chat 01-16-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By mmarshall
While more recent Toyotas have superb drivetrains...

While more recent Toyotas have superb drivetrains and refinement (some of the best in the industry), it's unfortunate that they just don't seem to the same material solidness inside and in the sheet...
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