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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,250
Posted By Sulu
If everything was neatly tucked up and out of...

If everything was neatly tucked up and out of sight, you would not have the flat rear floor (and extra leg room). Honda seems to have given up the flat rear floor; only Toyota continues with that, it...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Sulu
QNX, as a company and as the operating system...

QNX, as a company and as the operating system existed before Research in Motion (Blackberry) bought it in 2010, and even if Blackberry is no longer around, the QNX operating system will live on,...
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By Sulu
Holy torque curve (torque table), Batman!

Holy torque curve (torque table), Batman!
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,319
Posted By Sulu
I agree. The Murano, with its distinct styling is...

I agree. The Murano, with its distinct styling is NOT aimed at families, as other 3-row vehicles are (such as the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Nissan's own Pathfinder), but is aimed at other...
Forum: Car Chat 02-25-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sulu
ES was probably a compact when it first came out...

ES was probably a compact when it first came out 25 years ago. JD Power just never bothered to change its class. Or, they had to slot in the GS somewhere (competitor of MB E-Class) so put the GS in...
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,465
Posted By Sulu
Yes, I prefer iOS to Android for personal...

Yes, I prefer iOS to Android for personal products, such as smartphones and tablets; but for critical systems, such as car infotainment systems and medical devices, I prefer more robust operating...
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,465
Posted By Sulu
So Honda decides to put another gimmicky toy in...

So Honda decides to put another gimmicky toy in their cars. First it was a sea of buttons, then it was a complicated system of 2 monitor screens, one of which is a touchscreen and the other...
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,671
Posted By Sulu
if you are not in " 'Murika", why should you...

if you are not in " 'Murika", why should you worry? Sit back, relax, have a good laugh and be thankful that you outside North America know how to drive cars, and can tell the difference between the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-23-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,533
Posted By Sulu
Is there not an easier way? How those 3 magical...

Is there not an easier way? How those 3 magical words in the top left-hand corner: "Made in Japan"? :D
Forum: Car Chat 02-21-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Sulu
Concept cars (unless you work for Honda, which is...

Concept cars (unless you work for Honda, which is known to produce thinly-disguised production models as concepts) are often cost-no-object "what-if" vehicles, with little thought given to...
Forum: Car Chat 02-21-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,250
Posted By Sulu
If the production model is scheduled to be...

If the production model is scheduled to be released for sale in the 4Q 2015, it is much too late now to be fiddling with any structural design issues, such as redesigning the roof line. The design...
Forum: Car Chat 02-20-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Sulu
Here are some of my thoughts on this topic, as a...

Here are some of my thoughts on this topic, as a mission- and safety-critical systems engineer.

1. This shows that anything is possible, given the will and the way. The will was the gathering of...
Forum: Car Chat 02-19-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,250
Posted By Sulu
I won't mind a more masculine RX but I do think...

I won't mind a more masculine RX but I do think that the NX is a little too masculine.
Forum: Car Chat 02-19-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By Sulu
Either a hybrid gasoline-electric or all-electric...

Either a hybrid gasoline-electric or all-electric drivetrain would work well for stop-and-go delivery vehicles. There are no factory-built hybrid nor electric vehicle small delivery trucks but there...
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,250
Posted By Sulu
I don't mind the look of the NX but my wife does...

I don't mind the look of the NX but my wife does not like it; she especially does not like the bulging taillights (on all new Toyota & Lexus models, including the RAV4).

That said, I am not sure...
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By Sulu
Canada Post replaced their Grumman LLVs with the...

Canada Post replaced their Grumman LLVs with the first-gen Transit Connect and few years back and were also showing interest in the EV version.
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,671
Posted By Sulu
The software is likely reacting properly, relying...

The software is likely reacting properly, relying on the signals that the collision detection system gives it. Those forward radar systems may react in funny ways.

Infiniti advertises that their...
Forum: Car Chat 02-17-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Sulu
But it's nice to have something old-fashioned and...

But it's nice to have something old-fashioned and mechanical when the bad guys hack in and zombies start invading your ECU software. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif
Forum: Car Chat 02-17-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Sulu
Wireless charging (inductive charging) does not...

Wireless charging (inductive charging) does not use microwaves, it uses magnetic fields, the same principle behind the Qi wireless charger for smartphones now being offered in the Camry, Avalon and...
Forum: Car Chat 02-16-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,250
Posted By Sulu
Yes, 4" (10cm) would match the info spwolf gave...

Yes, 4" (10cm) would match the info spwolf gave earlier. A stretch of 4" is quite a lot. It is the typical difference in wheelbase length between cars with short and long wheelbases. It is also the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-15-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Sulu
I believe that Volvo was the first to offer the...

I believe that Volvo was the first to offer the built-in, fold-out child booster seat. I do not believe that the Volvo ones nor the Chrysler minivan ones were able to replace the full front-facing...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Sulu
Full-size spare tires may be a nice accessory to...

Full-size spare tires may be a nice accessory to have available from the dealer but how can you expect to carry a fifth full-size wheel and tire in a car that was designed for only a smaller,...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Sulu
The Canadian Car and Truck of the Year's claim to...

The Canadian Car and Truck of the Year's claim to fame is their objectivity. In the Autumn each year, members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) from across the country gather...
Forum: Car Chat 02-13-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Sulu
A category winner of any car or truck category is...

A category winner of any car or truck category is eligible to win overall Car of the Year and Truck of the Year.
Forum: Car Chat 02-13-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Sulu
Subaru Legacy Wins Canadian 2015 Car of the Year, Ford F-150 Pickup of the Year

Toronto, ON Ė AJAC announced this morning the Subaru Legacy won double honours as AJACís Canadian Car of the Year and Best New Family Car under $30,000. The Legacy earned its highly coveted award by...
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