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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By spwolf
it would be even better if we had some pictures!...

it would be even better if we had some pictures! .-)
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,871
Posted By spwolf
Thanks for the info. It has two electric...

Thanks for the info.

It has two electric motors now, like HSD, right? Also, is the engine running Atkinson cycle?

They should have gotten "old" Prius numbers by now, it should have been closer...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By spwolf
i think that depends on if you are buying or...

i think that depends on if you are buying or selling


:-)
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
Posted By spwolf
except for IS, CT, GS, NX and GX, pretty slow for...

except for IS, CT, GS, NX and GX, pretty slow for Lexus with only 12% growth.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 02:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,871
Posted By spwolf
Volt looks like a nice improvement, but when we...

Volt looks like a nice improvement, but when we look at the numbers, 41 MPG from 1.5l engine is simply not good enough for 2016... do we know of 1.5l engine output? It will be a dog when our of EV...
Forum: Car Chat 05-02-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By spwolf
nobody is doing nothing - these are all huge...

nobody is doing nothing - these are all huge corporations whose main purpose is to make money, they are all investing billions into getting their brand to do better, and pay a lot of smart people to...
Forum: Car Chat 05-02-15, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By spwolf
yes, and their sales are down :-) So Lexus...

yes, and their sales are down :-)

So Lexus sales going up is not due to "population rise" and abundance of money.... it is because people like what Lexus is doing.
Forum: Car Chat 05-01-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By spwolf
thats actually a bad argument as overall car...

thats actually a bad argument as overall car sales are not up to highest levels in the history. We had better years.

And brands like Caddy, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Acura, Infiniti are nowhere...
Forum: Car Chat 05-01-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By spwolf
Outside looks great, but interior is so...

Outside looks great, but interior is so disappointing - how old is that design style - 12-15 years?
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By spwolf
considering that Lexus sales increased 40% since...

considering that Lexus sales increased 40% since 2012, I dont think it is just you :-).

I think it is big improvement in every car it was introduced to... yes, some look better than others, but so...
Forum: Car Chat 04-27-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By spwolf
it is not that crazy... just because you own your...

it is not that crazy... just because you own your laptop, it does not mean that Microsoft will allow access to Windows source code to anyone so they can modify it as they see fit.

Same goes for...
Forum: Car Chat 04-27-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By spwolf
Foreign companies can only own 49% of Chinese...

Foreign companies can only own 49% of Chinese companies, hence all these JV's... when this gets abolished, they will all start their own fully owned companies.

It is a fact that Chinese companies...
Forum: Car Chat 04-26-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By spwolf
thats hard to believe since Chinese cars dont...

thats hard to believe since Chinese cars dont sell well in China.
Forum: Car Chat 04-26-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By spwolf
how do you know how well they do until they...

how do you know how well they do until they actually come here and 3-4 years pass? Fact is that car made in China, will use most of the parts coming from Chinese suppliers. There is a reason other...
Forum: Car Chat 04-25-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,977
Posted By spwolf
they actually sell hydrogen at gas stations at $5...

they actually sell hydrogen at gas stations at $5 in Cali right now, so it would be $20-$25 for 300 miles. I think $10 per kg is what is assumed to be realistic price right now.

And of course,...
Forum: Car Chat 04-25-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,977
Posted By spwolf
right now gas is cheap again... so they are...

right now gas is cheap again... so they are saying it is roughly the same price to use as petrol vehicle right now.

If gas prices double, and they will (question is just when), hydrogen vehicles...
Forum: Car Chat 04-25-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,977
Posted By spwolf
Hydrogen will likely never be a lot cheaper than...

Hydrogen will likely never be a lot cheaper than that though, that price is likely subsidized.

Point is that it should be able to replace gas vehicle and not EV's. It is EV too.

When it comes...
Forum: Car Chat 04-24-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,977
Posted By spwolf
if someone invents battery that is currently not...

if someone invents battery that is currently not in sight, yes... and FC's are basically EV's with FC as energy storage.

There is no real battery improvement technology coming in the next 10...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
we are not seeing them doing mass cf yet... but...

we are not seeing them doing mass cf yet... but moving to have more of GS made from aluminium? Like doors? Plus maybe some other savings in new platform?

I could see that being 100-150lbs less,...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,977
Posted By spwolf
I dont think anything huge will happen in 10...

I dont think anything huge will happen in 10 years - you will still have petrols and diesels.... but 25-30 years? Thats when real changes might happen.

So far future looks very diverse. Nobel...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
GS is already pretty light but It could be done...

GS is already pretty light but It could be done for sure.
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
GS-F is showing GS refresh... by the time GS-F...

GS-F is showing GS refresh... by the time GS-F goes on sale, GS will be refreshed. So before end of the year.

I doubt Lexus will stagger anything... I think they did far better with RC-F which was...
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
2 years at least? Maybe 2.5 years. I would...

2 years at least? Maybe 2.5 years.

I would not be surprised if 5GS gets GS-F version before at the same time it is introduced... like what RC-F did.
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
it certainly wont... but 5GS will release around...

it certainly wont... but 5GS will release around 2017.
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,756
Posted By spwolf
M5 G30 is coming in 2017... same time when new...

M5 G30 is coming in 2017... same time when new GS should be introduced. I am sure GS will lose 200kg and gain twin turbo engine too.
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