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Forum: Car Chat 04-17-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,523
Posted By situman
I don't understand the negativity towards Lexus...

I don't understand the negativity towards Lexus interiors. Went to the NY Auto show and sat in the german's and by god was the interior chintzy and cheap. Even in the S550. Hard plastics all over...
Forum: Car Chat 04-13-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,972
Posted By situman
Went to the auto show yesterday and adding a 3rd...

Went to the auto show yesterday and adding a 3rd row will be simply space constraint. Probably will not be able to fit more than a piece of paper behind the 3rd row when its up. I guess it's a nice...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,972
Posted By situman
the NX is not a true 5 seater, definitely not for...

the NX is not a true 5 seater, definitely not for burger loving americans as Clarkson would say. The way the RX slopes down at the rear end, is a 3rd row really serviceable? The highlander is more...
Forum: Car Chat 03-31-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,910
Posted By situman
They'll probably cripple it in some ways like...

They'll probably cripple it in some ways like they do to the Highlander. Smaller battery or smaller motor with slightly less power and electric range.
Forum: Car Chat 03-30-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,126
Posted By situman
Just end the misery and close the division...

Just end the misery and close the division already. This will appeal to the blind and senile.
Forum: Car Chat 03-20-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By situman
Aftermarket tuning is dead. Just look at how...

Aftermarket tuning is dead. Just look at how many of those "tuner" magazines still exist these days.
Forum: Car Chat 03-06-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By situman
That nav screen from the FRS

That nav screen from the FRS
Forum: Car Chat 03-05-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,056
Posted By situman
I believe car reviews will have more of an effect...

I believe car reviews will have more of an effect on mainstream cars than luxury or expensive cars. Folks that can afford those cars don't care what others have to say or what they bought is...
Forum: Car Chat 03-02-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,056
Posted By situman
So when the RC convertible debuts, its going to...

So when the RC convertible debuts, its going to be even heavier with all the required bracings and such just like the IS-C needed, with the same mid section.
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 950
Posted By situman
Small turbos to boost low end torque and...

Small turbos to boost low end torque and eliminate lag basically. Wonder if Toyota will go back to or other manufacturers go to sequential turbos to boost top end torque while maintaining low end...
Forum: Car Chat 02-25-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,056
Posted By situman
Even if the weight is more or similar, what the...

Even if the weight is more or similar, what the RCF is missing will be low end torque and 4wd which the Benz will have to offset the weight. In addition, it will have similar HP numbers soooo, the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-13-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,488
Posted By situman
Voted for the Highlander. It's not awkward...

Voted for the Highlander. It's not awkward looking like the Pilot.
Forum: Car Chat 02-13-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,488
Posted By situman
Look I don't know what all the doodads or bells...

Look I don't know what all the doodads or bells and whistles it will have but to me, the more advanced drivetrain plus a concerted effort in weight reduction while making the body stronger are...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,488
Posted By situman
Toyota simply brought the Highlander up to par...

Toyota simply brought the Highlander up to par with the industry. Honda threw everything in including the kitchen sink. Toyota can't meet demand is because its one of the newer entrants in the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,488
Posted By situman
This just sent shudders up the spines of Toyota...

This just sent shudders up the spines of Toyota and it's Highlander designers. The 300lb weight loss is impressive combined with better fuel economy and a more solid body as opposed to Toyota...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,624
Posted By situman
For a truck approaching 8 or 9 yrs old already,...

For a truck approaching 8 or 9 yrs old already, it looks beautiful still. Adding DI and etc, improves FE by about 10% perhaps, but still dismal. What it needs is a weight loss with more exotic...
Forum: Car Chat 02-06-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,979
Posted By situman
Looks like the media picked up on the 2 LFA's...

Looks like the media picked up on the 2 LFA's that sold this month and the few still unsold ones. Not good for its reputation.
Forum: Car Chat 02-04-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,704
Posted By situman
If no LFA replacement, its time they let the LFA...

If no LFA replacement, its time they let the LFA go. Put up something they can actually sell or have to sell.
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 111,497
Posted By situman
Looks like its the hybrid version with the blue...

Looks like its the hybrid version with the blue hue badge.
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 111,497
Posted By situman
If the production model looks anywhere close to...

If the production model looks anywhere close to it without all the aero body kit, it makes the NSX and Ford GT looks kinda....plain.
Forum: Car Chat 01-21-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 39,280
Posted By situman
Everyone is talking as if they've driven the car...

Everyone is talking as if they've driven the car already.
Forum: Car Chat 01-15-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 39,280
Posted By situman
Why would an extra 80 some horsepower cost an...

Why would an extra 80 some horsepower cost an extra $40k or so? I can't wrap my head around that figure. Would a turbo, an intercooler, bigger brakes, and perhaps revised transmission cooler, cost...
Forum: Car Chat 01-15-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 39,280
Posted By situman
I would be incredibly skeptical of your planning...

I would be incredibly skeptical of your planning and hesitant to spend my money if you introduce a new powertrain 1 yr into my ownership and only charge slightly more. I would understand if this was...
Forum: Car Chat 01-15-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 39,280
Posted By situman
On some level, I think Lexus is being handcuffed...

On some level, I think Lexus is being handcuffed by the LFA. Imagine telling the 500 or so owners of their 2yr old $400k supercar has less HP than the guy with the $80k car? Yes yes it's an out of...
Forum: Car Chat 01-13-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,288
Posted By situman
Probably be a bit less than 300hp. This is a...

Probably be a bit less than 300hp. This is a truck application that requires more low end torque to tow a heavier load.
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