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Forum: Car Chat Today, 04:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
i think thats Mazda's low speed system thats much...

i think thats Mazda's low speed system thats much less advanced... it is not the system mentioned here.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
LKA is included in Lexus models... read the first...

LKA is included in Lexus models... read the first post. I think it is also included in premium Toyota model, but I am not sure since it wasnt released on a car yet.

As to blind-spot, that uses...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
Quite few being 520d only? It is a lot more...

Quite few being 520d only? It is a lot more efficient than Audi and Jaguar, and probably normal E diesel... E300 Hybrid is $15k more expensive than GS300h.

It also might depend on what version of...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,166
Posted By spwolf
Special category of vehicles of smaller size,...

Special category of vehicles of smaller size, weight and engine power that are taxed less in Japan.

http://i.imgur.com/eLnpXNH.png

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei_car
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,738
Posted By spwolf
they are not doing this blindly... they have a...

they are not doing this blindly... they have a plan on how much Toyota is buying from them, and Scion has a plan on how much they will sell.

This agreement has been signed 3 years ago, in 2012,...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By spwolf
probably $3k difference... maybe the "base" model...

probably $3k difference... maybe the "base" model will be missing too, we will see soon.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,166
Posted By spwolf
it is not perfect (interior), but overall,...

it is not perfect (interior), but overall, another Kei GRAND SLAM for Honda. They are on the roll with Kei cars in past 2 years and they have taken significant market away from everyone else.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
yep... and one issue before, they panned IS300h...

yep... and one issue before, they panned IS300h for bad real life mileage :P

Same magazine, two issues apart!
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
Yep... I think most dealer cars will have this...

Yep... I think most dealer cars will have this included. People value safety and for $300 they can get excellent safety system on Corolla! Or $500 on Camry with dynamic all speed cruise control as...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
$500 to $635 for Lexus (in the USA), and they...

$500 to $635 for Lexus (in the USA), and they will all have advanced version of the system.

Auto high beam is what costs $700-$900 on current Toyotas alone :-).

As to the matrix-LED, Lexus does...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
yes, 5 models total in this year... I would guess...

yes, 5 models total in this year... I would guess RX, GS, ES, LX and IS. If thats how they count models... they could count GS-F as a separate model.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
heh... it is all a lot of crap from media and...

heh... it is all a lot of crap from media and german manufacturers that pay them... when AutoExpress did a group test of all cars in entry premium class, IS300h was more efficient than all of...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,738
Posted By spwolf
we got i30 by then... but we have latest elantra,...

we got i30 by then... but we have latest elantra, just without any diesel engine in it so it is a rare sight.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By spwolf
i would guess max 2 MPG up from NX, so maybe 35?...

i would guess max 2 MPG up from NX, so maybe 35? Cant do more than that... it is SUV, it has different aero properties compared to regular sedan like Camry.
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
engine info and size have been leaked in asian...

engine info and size have been leaked in asian car magazine (thailand) few months back... considering that Tacoma is getting new V6 with all these features (Toyota announced it last month but without...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
Diesels dont get tax advantage... low fuel...

Diesels dont get tax advantage... low fuel consumption does... so that would be 300h? Lets see. If they manage to improve on RX450h, that would be good too... it already has good CO2 rating, if they...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
More info from AB: So 5 Lexus models...

More info from AB:



So 5 Lexus models by end of the 2015.

DFP also said that it will come to Avalon, Rav4 and RX first, so lets add Avalon and Rav4 to the mix as well.
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
new V6 should be really nice and high tech, they...

new V6 should be really nice and high tech, they crammed everything possible into it, as far as we know... I think Europe and Asia will get 2.0t for lower taxes/emissions reasons - at least I hope...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
You can show me the stats that show that...

You can show me the stats that show that distronic+ (not pre-safe, it adds nothing) improves performance of automated braking? Since it is pretty poor at 55kmh and onwards, certainly poorer than poor...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
Toyota announced new Corolla variants in Japan,...

Toyota announced new Corolla variants in Japan, which have simplest version of this system:

http://i.imgur.com/NXtNaMA.jpg

reason I am posting is that it is nothing like anything Toyota had...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 74,217
Posted By spwolf
new engine will be introduced now, there is no...

new engine will be introduced now, there is no wait... it keeps GR block and changes everything else. Just like they did with their KR, NR, ZR, AR and UR engine series so far in past 4-5 months.
...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,626
Posted By spwolf
also, what needs to be noted is that yours and...

also, what needs to be noted is that yours and mine opinion might differ from ryaans or anyone else's. We often got excited by cars that ended up being not successful.

At the same time, even the...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,626
Posted By spwolf
I dont think same happens in USA, as there are...

I dont think same happens in USA, as there are simply too many dealers and employees... here in Europe, there are far smaller number of dealers, and we got to talk to big guys all the time. I dont...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By spwolf
you are being obtuse on the purpose... Now I had...

you are being obtuse on the purpose... Now I had to investigate how Mercedes Benz works.
Basically their latest auto brake system is called CPA+... it is not CPA - CPA is just for warning, no...
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,626
Posted By spwolf
there is nothing to buy, I know for a fact that...

there is nothing to buy, I know for a fact that we would get all the pics of new models few weeks before auto show, so we know what to expect.

But I would not give this to lowly sales guy to...
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