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Forum: Car Chat Today, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By gengar
I took the CA exam in the 90s and it was no...

I took the CA exam in the 90s and it was no longer required. My driving school didn't even teach it.

Just to ensure I'm not remembering things incorrectly, I just did a google search and was able...
Forum: Car Chat Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By gengar
IIRC it was removed from the CA test all the way...

IIRC it was removed from the CA test all the way back in the 90s. I get the feeling Maryland will survive this.
Forum: Car Chat Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By gengar
When will legislators understand the most basic...

When will legislators understand the most basic rule of political economics - namely that there will be less of what is taxed (not to mention more of what is subsidized)?



IMO it doesn't...
Forum: LFA Model Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By gengar
Who reported that a dual clutch was ever used in...

Who reported that a dual clutch was ever used in the LFA? Haruhiko Tanahashi told me that a dual clutch was never seriously considered for the LFA - much less actually tested.

Also, to be fair...
Forum: LFA Model 05-19-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By gengar
This was intentional, according to LFA engineers....

This was intentional, according to LFA engineers. After driving the prototype for the first time at Sonoma Raceway, I was actually surprised by that setup - especially with all the talk back then...
Forum: Car Chat 05-13-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,902
Posted By gengar
Sorry, no chance of this. I tracked the GS350...

Sorry, no chance of this. I tracked the GS350 F-Sport at both Laguna and NOLA Motorsports Park and while it is a very compelling drive with really good steering feel, there is no way it will touch...
Forum: Car Chat 05-07-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,902
Posted By gengar
I read on a BMW forum a while back that fully...

I read on a BMW forum a while back that fully loaded 550i was 84k - that's what I was basing off of, sorry if that was inaccurate. Obviously any GS-F pricing is nothing more than rumors, but yes,...
Forum: Car Chat 05-07-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,902
Posted By gengar
OP must be referring to the F-Sport based on the...

OP must be referring to the F-Sport based on the numbers he's thrown out.



With the numbers I've heard batted around by Lexus corporate, GS-F will be more expensive than a fully loaded 550i....
Forum: LFA Model 05-03-15, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By gengar
Definitely not every night. I believe the owner's...

Definitely not every night. I believe the owner's manual or perhaps one of the instructional videos mentions the time period of not running the car (IIRC several weeks) when disconnecting the battery...
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,827
Posted By gengar
Agreed, and I said as such in the post that you...

Agreed, and I said as such in the post that you quoted. :)
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,820
Posted By gengar
2009: IS-F Today: RC-F That's a "breath of...

2009: IS-F
Today: RC-F

That's a "breath of fresh air"?
Forum: Car Chat 04-28-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,827
Posted By gengar
Some states actually have laws that vehicles...

Some states actually have laws that vehicles traveling under the speed limit on multi-lane highways should be in the right lanes when safe/possible and allow others to pass in the left lane. No idea...
Forum: Car Chat 04-28-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,820
Posted By gengar
You first say the RC-F is "nothing like the M4,...

You first say the RC-F is "nothing like the M4, the C63 or RS5" then go on to say "[it's] not like the Germans do it so differently that their way is right and Lexus is wrong". So which is it?
...
Forum: Car Chat 04-25-15, 02:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,820
Posted By gengar
This couldn't be further from the truth -...

This couldn't be further from the truth - especially with some of the departures with corporate shuffling around, the reality is that few people if anyone at Lexus cares much about the LFA anymore;...
Forum: Car Chat 04-21-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,820
Posted By gengar
Is anything Chris Harris said in his article...

Is anything Chris Harris said in his article actually wrong? The number of ad hominem attacks in this thread that don't contain any actual discussion much less refutation of any of the actual...
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,944
Posted By gengar
Never heard this from anyone within Lexus - only...

Never heard this from anyone within Lexus - only from media speculation from 2+ years ago.
Forum: LFA Model 03-25-15, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By gengar
Sorry - it is in fact one CF key and two regular...

Sorry - it is in fact one CF key and two regular keys. I may have misreported this in other threads as well - I'll fix those if/when I find them.
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-15, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,944
Posted By gengar
I haven't talked to anyone (important) at Lexus...

I haven't talked to anyone (important) at Lexus about the LF-LC since early last year, but all my sources were definitive on that it would make production. Most also said that it would be based on GS...
Forum: Car Chat 03-25-15, 01:52 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,767
Posted By gengar
I read this on another forum today and it was the...

I read this on another forum today and it was the first I heard about it. We'll probably never know the exact facts and chain of events, but it is interesting that this aspect of it wasn't more...
Forum: Car Chat 03-10-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,767
Posted By gengar
Last year, Danny Cohen told Clarkson "no one is...

Last year, Danny Cohen told Clarkson "no one is bigger than the BBC". Sure, but you might find yourself making a lot less money after you fire big people.

Does Clarkson even care? There's a...
Forum: Car Chat 02-19-15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By gengar
Agreed - this is one of the few cases where a...

Agreed - this is one of the few cases where a hybrid system would probably actually pay off in fuel savings.
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By gengar
What I'm getting at is that reducing fuel costs...

What I'm getting at is that reducing fuel costs and maintenance costs (especially at the cost of a significant capital outlay) won't solve any of the real financial calamity that is the USPS, and...
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By gengar
Or we could just not give the USPS more vehicles...

Or we could just not give the USPS more vehicles and figure out how not to lose 5.5 billion dollars a year.



Considering how much they stop and start, I'd say 10mpg is pretty good. Sure, it can...
Forum: Car Chat 02-18-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,861
Posted By gengar
If by "for the most part", you mean 3 out of 160...

If by "for the most part", you mean 3 out of 160 Apple apps... :)

In any case, +/- 2db is not good. Just to put this in perspective, even a cheap, unrated, non-professional-grade SPL meter (that...
Forum: Car Chat 02-17-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,861
Posted By gengar
This is not correct... for example, one problem...

This is not correct... for example, one problem I've run into with lower-end/uncalibrated db meters is that they will measure differences differently. So even for comparison's sake, they will not...
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