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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By pbm317
While Mercedes did change their names, the new...

While Mercedes did change their names, the new convention at least is very structured and clear with A-C-E-S tiers and GL_ for the SUV's etc etc

Better than Volvo, Cadillac, or Infiniti in my...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By pbm317
Evolutionary in design, but should be a pretty...

Evolutionary in design, but should be a pretty revolutionary change in lightweight materials, and thus hopefully improved/sharper dynamics and improved efficiency.
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,642
Posted By pbm317
They already had the Camry Dragster ...

They already had the Camry Dragster


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and the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 65,954
Posted By pbm317
Comes close, but not quite, at least in terms of...

Comes close, but not quite, at least in terms of pure sales volume. In terms of revenue, The 3 rows obviously bring in a lot more with their higher price points.
Forum: Car Chat 03-23-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 65,954
Posted By pbm317
Your glass should be empty now. No 3rd row

Your glass should be empty now. No 3rd row
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 65,954
Posted By pbm317
There's probably a partial window beneath the...

There's probably a partial window beneath the section just behind the door, similar to the additional window that RX currently has, but then blends into more of just a continuous trim piece that...
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 65,954
Posted By pbm317
I'm not saying that the Lexus copied the Murano,...

I'm not saying that the Lexus copied the Murano, I"m just saying that I don't like the design element and it's unfortunate that both are coming to market with that particular "feature"
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 65,954
Posted By pbm317
Not a fan of the "floating roof" that Nissan is...

Not a fan of the "floating roof" that Nissan is using on the Murano and Maxima, and now here on the Lexus RX
Forum: Car Chat 03-16-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By pbm317
Were you facing large fees/costs by turning it in...

Were you facing large fees/costs by turning it in I assume? Otherwise sounds like a quick way to lose $500.
Forum: Car Chat 03-16-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By pbm317
The dealer that takes the lease return in has an...

The dealer that takes the lease return in has an opportunity to buy it from the bank and sell it as a used car, usually as CPO if they can do that as well.

If the dealer doesn't, they're taken to...
Forum: Car Chat 03-13-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By pbm317
I really don't know why people insist on asking...

I really don't know why people insist on asking if a deal is good when looking solely at monthly payments.

In order to properly examine a lease deal you need to consider MSRP vs Selling Price,...
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By pbm317
Wow.... just wow.

Wow.... just wow.
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By pbm317
Toyotas in your area are largely controlled by...

Toyotas in your area are largely controlled by Gulf States Toyota one of the largest independent distributors of Toyotas in the country, it wouldn't surprise me if Lexus dealers also utilized the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By pbm317
The black paint masks a lot of the detailing, but...

The black paint masks a lot of the detailing, but the lower area on a LOT of vehicles is generally the same.

Way different fog lamp execution, if those are even fog lamps, might be DRL's like the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By pbm317
You may have liked it, but the buying public it...

You may have liked it, but the buying public it seemed, did not. Sales were down big in 2014 vs. 2013, despite increased incentive support. So it's time for a new one.
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By pbm317
I don't think Lexus will. Mark Templin was very...

I don't think Lexus will. Mark Templin was very vocal last year as CLA and A3 came out that Lexus would not offer anything under $30,000 (quickly forgetting that the CT200h was initially $29,995...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By pbm317
Inspired by.... ...

Inspired by....


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Forum: Car Chat 03-10-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,532
Posted By pbm317
Sometimes companies don't want to launch an early...

Sometimes companies don't want to launch an early model year if it throws off the cadence of the rest of their lifecycle planning. For example, if they know they won't be able to switch to 2017MY...
Forum: Car Chat 03-09-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 985
Posted By pbm317
I know you love your 3rd gen camry, but it's...

I know you love your 3rd gen camry, but it's still not in the same league as the Lexus LS.
Forum: Car Chat 03-09-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By pbm317
You should probably list the Residual rather than...

You should probably list the Residual rather than the payment with tax, as taxes are highly variable.
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,247
Posted By pbm317
Not only Buicks and MKZ, but Accord, Sonata,...

Not only Buicks and MKZ, but Accord, Sonata, Optima, Camry, Mazda6 etc etc etc
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,794
Posted By pbm317
You will not see destination charges go down...

You will not see destination charges go down simply because it's built in Kentucky. Those prices are set at the model level and they're generally categorized at each manufacturer by the size of the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-02-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 7,336
Posted By pbm317
Avalon sales may have been flat, but it costed...

Avalon sales may have been flat, but it costed Toyota triple the amount of incentives to keep the sales at that level.
Forum: Car Chat 03-01-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By pbm317
Have you literally never looked into a lease...

Have you literally never looked into a lease before? Most are priced at either 10K, 12K or 15K miles per year. Most advertised are 10-12K.

Wear and tear will depend on the brand, if you re-up to...
Forum: Car Chat 03-01-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 7,336
Posted By pbm317
As others have noted, the "Fullsize" mainstream...

As others have noted, the "Fullsize" mainstream sedan market continues a downward march in the overall automotive industry. There was some brief uptick in 2013 when the Avalon and Impala first...
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