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Forum: Car Chat 01-23-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Sulu
Yeah, noticed that too. But even the rear...

Yeah, noticed that too.

But even the rear wheel seems too small for this car, and the front and rear overhangs seem massive. I will wait to see the real car because this does not appeal to me at...
Forum: Car Chat 01-23-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Sulu
Maybe would be too small and too expensive (for...

Maybe would be too small and too expensive (for the size) for the USA. Americans equate size with price, so small size = small price.
Forum: Car Chat 01-23-15, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Sulu
The Ram Wagon is gone, the Ford Econoline is...

The Ram Wagon is gone, the Ford Econoline is going but the Chevy Express / GMC Savana is still available. The Ram was first replaced by the MB / Dodge Sprinter (when Chrysler was owned by Daimler)...
Forum: Car Chat 01-21-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sulu
So, the Continent wants to get rid of the...

So, the Continent wants to get rid of the Continental spare tyre?
Forum: Car Chat 01-21-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Sulu
Is this another empty, unsubstantiated claim by...

Is this another empty, unsubstantiated claim by Elon Musk, similar to ones he made about cooperation with Daimler and BMW and ...? The press just like to hang onto every word he says, don't they?
...
Forum: Car Chat 01-20-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Sulu
Americans like wagons but they don't like wagons....

Americans like wagons but they don't like wagons. They will not buy long-roofed cars like we had back in the 1970s and 1980s (before the first Chrysler minivans came out).

They will buy...
Forum: Car Chat 01-20-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Sulu
Yes, Lufthansa was the first airline to fly the...

Yes, Lufthansa was the first airline to fly the 747-8.
Forum: Car Chat 01-19-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Sulu
Those of us who lease may not have much of a...

Those of us who lease may not have much of a choice. Your choice is also limited if you want to wait for a new engine. Toyota's model cycles typically run 5 years whereas engine cycles seem to be...
Forum: Car Chat 01-14-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,943
Posted By Sulu
Yeah... Toyota combined a bunch of old (some...

Yeah... Toyota combined a bunch of old (some ancient) technologies into this new engine:


There is the old engine block (2GR).
There is a VVT-iE (been around a few years) valvetrain that...
Forum: Car Chat 01-09-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Sulu
That is what the Japanese (including Acura and...

That is what the Japanese (including Acura and Lexus) did before they were fully established. And it is what Hyundai and Kia have been doing -- offer more features at a competitive (or even lower...
Forum: Car Chat 01-09-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,616
Posted By Sulu
Not in Canada, it isn't, since we do not get the...

Not in Canada, it isn't, since we do not get the Avalon Hybrid.

LOVE IT
Efficiency - Agreed. Mine uses about two-thirds of the fuel of my 2010 Corolla (a car 2 sizes down) in stop-and-go Toronto...
Forum: Car Chat 01-07-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 31,495
Posted By Sulu
This is NOT an old engine. Everyone seems to have...

This is NOT an old engine. Everyone seems to have missed the fact that this is another dual cycle -- ultra-efficient Atkinson cycle at low RPMs and more-powerful Otto cycle at higher RPMs -- engine...
Forum: Car Chat 01-06-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,299
Posted By Sulu
Let me offer this perspective: The net spending...

Let me offer this perspective: The net spending on the Tundra is $0. I believe that the Tundra (and platform-mate Sequoia) pay for themselves -- every dollar that Toyota spends on the Tundra pays for...
Forum: Car Chat 01-06-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By Sulu
Fixed it for you! ;)

Fixed it for you! ;)
Forum: Car Chat 01-05-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,045
Posted By Sulu
Look at that LOW rear roofline. I guess it is...

Look at that LOW rear roofline. I guess it is meant only for small children in the back seat; no adults allowed.
Forum: Car Chat 01-05-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By Sulu
Is this completely automated, or do the...

Is this completely automated, or do the diagnoses, prognoses and sending of alerts require human intervention?

What data is sent during each transmission? Is the data stored in the Cloud? Is that...
Forum: Car Chat 01-04-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sulu
Americans are loath to regulate the banking...

Americans are loath to regulate the banking sector, except, perhaps, after the fact. They will not even prosecute the individual bankers who quite obviously (illegally) contributed to the crash of...
Forum: Car Chat 01-03-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sulu
"Where goes the General (Motors), there goes the...

"Where goes the General (Motors), there goes the USA"?

Another take on "Too big to fail", which was a cry heard around the world during the financial crisis of 2008. It usually referred to banks...
Forum: Car Chat 12-31-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,943
Posted By Sulu
Unfortunately, I think that is a fake window. It...

Unfortunately, I think that is a fake window. It looks too small to be a real window.

If you look closely at the (real) fixed windows in C- or D-pillars, you will notice that the glass area is...
Forum: Car Chat 12-31-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,166
Posted By Sulu
When financing or leasing a vehicle through the...

When financing or leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's financing arm, the dealership is merely the middleman acting on behalf of the automaker's bank. Defaulted loans or leases will not harm...
Forum: Car Chat 12-31-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Sulu
This looks to be using the backup camera, but...

This looks to be using the backup camera, but using software to determine what you see: If you are in reverse, the wide-angle, downward-pointing backup camera image with the guidance lines (that we...
Forum: Car Chat 12-31-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By Sulu
That is why the Canadian military bought the MB...

That is why the Canadian military bought the MB G-Wagen for use in Afghanistan.

I second others' suggestions to let your sister (and other family members) buy what vehicles they want, especially...
Forum: Car Chat 12-30-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,361
Posted By Sulu
Congratulations! I am thinking that I may...

Congratulations!

I am thinking that I may ask for an NX as loaner should I need one. :)

That dealership looks familiar... Is it in the GTA?
Forum: Car Chat 12-29-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,943
Posted By Sulu
I seemed to remember reading somewhere when the...

I seemed to remember reading somewhere when the current gen RX came out in 2009/2010, that Lexus decided to stay with a smaller, 2-row RX because its Legacy owners felt that there was no need for an...
Forum: Car Chat 12-29-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,683
Posted By Sulu
I don't suppose you are talking about those...

I don't suppose you are talking about those mushroom-shaped door lock buttons from the 1970s and early 1980s? If you locked your keys in the car, all you had to do was straigten out a coat hanger...
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