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Forum: Car Chat 05-20-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,525
Posted By MattyG
Exactly. +1. When Lexus started drifting...

Exactly. +1.

When Lexus started drifting away from its original mission, it lost out in "headline" comparisons. That first LS was an amazing achievement because it upset the Germans.

But ABM...
Forum: Car Chat 05-17-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By MattyG
2GS 430 owner: 1. Stealth factor completely...

2GS 430 owner:

1. Stealth factor completely unrelated to its outrageous ability to blast off the line like a cannon ball shot.

2. Corner carver with the right tires. The one old school Lexus...
Forum: Car Chat 05-17-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By MattyG
NickTee, it's not so much that. The OP asked a...

NickTee, it's not so much that. The OP asked a bit of an absurd question to start with, I agree. But the 2GS forum is particularly populated with younger folks, millenials who are living out their...
Forum: Car Chat 05-15-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By MattyG
How one reply results in an internet rabbit hole...

How one reply results in an internet rabbit hole and how to start a thread that results in a smoking wreck... just start a MB vs Lexus thread on a Lexus forum which promptly gets hijacked by a GS...
Forum: Car Chat 05-13-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By MattyG
Sounds more like an HR type question: "Why should...

Sounds more like an HR type question: "Why should we hire you?"

Problem is that Lexus doesn't really take a back seat to MB these days if you're talking durability and luxury. So that leaves...
Forum: Car Chat 05-13-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,525
Posted By MattyG
Well Tangored beat me to it but as he said,...

Well Tangored beat me to it but as he said, flagships are designed years ahead of their introduction. Eichi Toyoda had years to study his benchmark before the LS's intro in 1989.

While Lexus was...
Forum: Car Chat 05-12-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By MattyG
08pebbch, here's a curve ball... if you see one...

08pebbch, here's a curve ball... if you see one at around the same pricing as the TL, consider an RL too.

It's a car that didn't get much attention but is an amazing effort by Honda. Same V6, awd....
Forum: Car Chat 05-12-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,525
Posted By MattyG
Well you can sell all the crossovers you want if...

Well you can sell all the crossovers you want if the market demands it. You can even price them right up there with other premium brands if you can convince enough buyers that the leather, wood and...
Forum: Car Chat 05-11-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,525
Posted By MattyG
Making SUV's and CUV"s is relatively easy. Making...

Making SUV's and CUV"s is relatively easy. Making a sports coupe that plays in the high end of the market with the Germans, not so easy.

That's a handicap any mainstream manufacturer will always...
Forum: Car Chat 05-10-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By MattyG
08pebbch, it sounds like you're on quite the...

08pebbch, it sounds like you're on quite the journey with choices. It's interesting, because car people often look at all the same brands and models. I almost bought a Solara Coupe as a daily driver...
Forum: Car Chat 05-08-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MattyG
The real winner in this article is the ATS and...

The real winner in this article is the ATS and its handling balance. Because GM/Cadillac saddled it with a lackluster 3.6, it lost first spot. Everything else about it says German.

If it was me, I...
Forum: Car Chat 05-06-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By MattyG
Out of all the retro-muscle cars I like the...

Out of all the retro-muscle cars I like the Mustang the best, although the new re-style doesn't quite work for me. Too close to an Accord coupe in some ways. I always had a love of the classic...
Forum: Car Chat 05-06-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By MattyG
The big ole LS has always been the flagship. The...

The big ole LS has always been the flagship. The RX may be nice, but it's riding on an Avalon/Camry/ES fwd/awd platform.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 05-03-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MattyG
Lol. That's the beauty of the torque AND...

Lol. That's the beauty of the torque AND horsepower curves in the GS4's. Power's always there when you need it.

The S2000's were always critiqued for this. Two liters and 240 hp only gets you so...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-27-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By MattyG
Majority of the time I use the power mode once...

Majority of the time I use the power mode once the car is fully warmed up. I find that it holds shifts a little longer and of course seems to be a little "sharper" as far as response goes.
...
Forum: Car Chat 04-22-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 946
Posted By MattyG
Unfortunately many manufacturers fell into the...

Unfortunately many manufacturers fell into the trap of "re-branding" by letting saavy opportunists make a home in their marketing departments. And by the time they were done, we all got to see...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-22-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By MattyG
Nice job on getting that black to shine gsean. I...

Nice job on getting that black to shine gsean. I did pretty much the same that you did a couple of weeks ago. Mine was the wash, Maguire's clay bar/spray wax and then Brazilian Carnuba that I had...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By MattyG
Yeah I won't say I'm totally disappointed with...

Yeah I won't say I'm totally disappointed with Mobil 1 vs Amsoil, but I would say just based on personal experience - it seems like a reasonably priced oil change with Amsoil, and you won't go wrong....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-05-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By MattyG
Very good point. It's a question of what you want...

Very good point. It's a question of what you want to pay for vs what you get. If you do your research than you zero in on which oils meet the highest standards.

But on any used car or high mileage...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-05-15, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By MattyG
Yes I think it's the first time the car might...

Yes I think it's the first time the car might have seen synthetic oil. I'm not the first owner but I do know the previous owner was a cheapo and he didn't spend any money on this car. I too was...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-04-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By MattyG
I've heard good things about German Castrol but...

I've heard good things about German Castrol but it's hard to find in Canada. Some of it's being made elsewhere.

I put in Amsoil 5w30 and an Amsoil filter late last year, and I'm really pleased...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-01-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By MattyG
Oh Thomas. You had me too, but I figured...

Oh Thomas. You had me too, but I figured something funny as soon as it was a texting lady doing makeup. Good one. You know that the grain of truth makes it almost believable.

These cars are known...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 03-31-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 73,790
Posted By MattyG
Washed it, and then Mother's Brazilian Carnuba...

Washed it, and then Mother's Brazilian Carnuba wax and then after that a second coat with Simonize spray detail.

It's been about a year since I showed it some love on the outside.
...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 03-30-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 55,454
Posted By MattyG
Changed spark plugs on my 430. Naturally the...

Changed spark plugs on my 430. Naturally the passenger side was the one that was more difficult but it all worked out great. Old plugs didn't look that bad. Some oil deposits on the threads but...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 03-29-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 326,442
Posted By MattyG
When you park the car and shut it off push the...

When you park the car and shut it off push the parking brake pedal to the left of your brake pedal. Next time you start the car the drl's won't come on until you lift the parking brake release lever....
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