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Forum: Car Chat 03-27-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Sulu
[/QUOTE] Is this the next-gen Prius? I had...

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Is this the next-gen Prius? I had read that the Prius is coming on the new platform. But my first impression of "mid-size front-wheel drive vehicle" was a replacement for the Avensis,...
Forum: Car Chat 03-26-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By Sulu
The model I was waiting for -- too late, unless I...

The model I was waiting for -- too late, unless I can talk my wife into it (she likes the efficiency of my ES Hybrid).

Wonder if they can make the rear doors open a bit wider. Current RAV4's rear...
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By Sulu
A good example is buying a used car. Some people...

A good example is buying a used car. Some people do not mind paying a bit more to buy the more reliable Toyota Corolla, while others do not want to (or cannot) pay the premium and so choose the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By Sulu
"The relentless pursuit of perfection" ...

"The relentless pursuit of perfection"



"Quality is Job 1"?



There is a branch of science and engineering called Human Factors (and Ergonomics), the goals of which are maintaining...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Sulu
We used to squeeze 4 adults and a child (booster)...

We used to squeeze 4 adults and a child (booster) seat in a 2010 Toyota Corolla but only for SHORT trips. I would not advise it; even with smaller adults in the back (my mother and my wife), it was...
Forum: Car Chat 03-24-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sulu
When Lexus offered understated designs, people...

When Lexus offered understated designs, people complained that they were boring (and *** forbid, feminine).

Now that Lexus is starting to offer more aggressive designs, people complain that they...
Forum: Car Chat 03-23-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,308
Posted By Sulu
Day-by-Day Review: 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6

Source: http://www.autos.ca/car-test-drives/day-by-day-review-2015-toyota-camry-xse-v6/
Forum: Car Chat 03-23-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By Sulu
...and there may be times when travelling too...

...and there may be times when travelling too slow for the conditions (traffic around you) may be even more dangerous, causing backups, road-rage and rear-enders.
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 69,088
Posted By Sulu
The black rear-side panel looks to be a complete...

The black rear-side panel looks to be a complete piece and not a combination of glass and piano-black extension, which leads me to believe that it may be a complete piece of blacked-out glass...
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Sulu
Modern rail transit systems that are on their own...

Modern rail transit systems that are on their own right-of-way (light rail and subways, for example) are not only fully-automated, but are also driverless (do not have drivers sitting in the cab at...
Forum: Car Chat 03-19-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sulu
Some interesting potential differences... It...

Some interesting potential differences... It seems that Toyota Canada has announced the re-introduction of the Yaris Sedan, which we have not had for 2 years now (it overlapped the generation change,...
Forum: Car Chat 03-13-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,308
Posted By Sulu
:thumbup: Definitely!!

:thumbup: Definitely!!
Forum: Car Chat 03-13-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,701
Posted By Sulu
Styling preference is subjective and very...

Styling preference is subjective and very personal; just because you (and coincidentally, others shopping for the Corolla at the same time you did) do not like the interior of the Corolla does not...
Forum: Car Chat 03-13-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,308
Posted By Sulu
[/QUOTE] 6AR? I would have thought that it...

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6AR? I would have thought that it is the same engine block as the NX's 8AR. What's different -- bore and stroke measurements to optimize the 8AR for turbocharging?
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,308
Posted By Sulu
Interesting... Using San Francisco as a backdrop...

Interesting... Using San Francisco as a backdrop when that particular model is not even available in North America, much less Frisco.
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,701
Posted By Sulu
A car's resale / residual value is the measure of...

A car's resale / residual value is the measure of the market value of the used car. At some certain time in the future (measured from when a new car first shows up on the dealer's lot), there is...
Forum: Car Chat 03-12-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,701
Posted By Sulu
You still do not know what you are talking about....

You still do not know what you are talking about. No one buys a Toyota (or most other cars) as an INVESTMENT. Cars are commodities and are expenses, not investments.

Even a Lexus is not an...
Forum: Car Chat 03-11-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,701
Posted By Sulu
That makes absolutely no sense at all. Even the...

That makes absolutely no sense at all. Even the cars with the highest resale values eventually lose their value until they are worth almost nothing, given enough time. Unless you are talking about...
Forum: Car Chat 03-10-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,701
Posted By Sulu
FastTags: Help me out here. What about the Mazda3...

FastTags: Help me out here. What about the Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla do you NOT like? What features (or lack of features or poor quality of features) make you believe that these 2 cars are not...
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 69,088
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 909
Posted By Sulu
Holy torque curve (torque table), Batman!

Holy torque curve (torque table), Batman!
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,652
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,117
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...
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