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Forum: Car Chat 07-18-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sulu
You like to pick fights, don't you? It is...

You like to pick fights, don't you?

It is completely relevant to say that the Hilux pickup truck, Fortuner SUV and Innova MPV are built on the IMV platform.

The original IMV platform may have...
Forum: Car Chat 07-18-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,176
Posted By Sulu
When my father downsized from the (comparatively...

When my father downsized from the (comparatively huge) Plymouth Volare wagon to the Honda Civic wagon, we decided to go with a stickshift, afraid that the Hondamatic would rob the tiny engine of what...
Forum: Car Chat 07-18-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,600
Posted By Sulu
What if I want a V6 to avoid a turbocharged...

What if I want a V6 to avoid a turbocharged engine AND I find the MKX too big? Am I still out of luck?
Forum: Car Chat 07-15-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,210
Posted By Sulu
It would save me from having to carry around a...

It would save me from having to carry around a rather bulky key fob. And -- in time -- it would be adopted by other car brands so we would eventually get away with carrying around multiple key fobs...
Forum: Car Chat 07-13-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Sulu
Voicing my opinion from the Great White North...

Voicing my opinion from the Great White North (and with my flame-proof suit on)...

I believe that it should be more difficult -- including requiring mandatory in-car lessons with properly-licensed...
Forum: Car Chat 07-13-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 24,476
Posted By Sulu
People like their navigation system screens at...

People like their navigation system screens at eye-level. You will notice that if you look at where many drivers place their portable aftermarket (TomTom, Garmin) units -- they suction cup them to...
Forum: Car Chat 07-11-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Sulu
Ford: Found On Road Dead / Fix Or Repair Daily ?

Ford: Found On Road Dead / Fix Or Repair Daily ?
Forum: Car Chat 07-10-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,476
Posted By Sulu
The original 3.5-litre 2GR engine was known to be...

The original 3.5-litre 2GR engine was known to be a high-revving engine -- torque was low at low rpm. This is fine for a sporty car engine but not suitable for a truck, where you want high torque...
Forum: Car Chat 07-10-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Sulu
It seems that the writer is anti-union. I would...

It seems that the writer is anti-union. I would not blame the unions. It is not as simple as that.

Toyota (non-unionized) is moving production of the compact Corolla from Cambridge, Ontario,...
Forum: Car Chat 07-09-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Sulu
The 6AR-FSE is the non-turbo 2-litre 4-cyl engine...

The 6AR-FSE is the non-turbo 2-litre 4-cyl engine in the latest Chinese and Thai Camrys. It has the expected latest D4-S direct injection and VVTi-W Otto and Atkinson cycle technology.
Forum: Car Chat 07-09-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,428
Posted By Sulu
It seems to incorporate the latest styling cues....

It seems to incorporate the latest styling cues. I see a bit of the ES (handsome) and the IS (athletic) in it.
Forum: Car Chat 07-09-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Sulu
They just let everybody and anybody stand by and...

They just let everybody and anybody stand by and watch, and take pictures?

Was it a 2015 model or the facelifted 2016 model?
Forum: Car Chat 07-09-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Sulu
This is the Venza's category (2-row mid-size...

This is the Venza's category (2-row mid-size crossover). Will Toyota continue selling in this category or will it give it up with the cancellation of the Venza? Or will it try with the Highlander...
Forum: Car Chat 07-08-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,476
Posted By Sulu
It is NOT a work-around. Covering the open truck...

It is NOT a work-around. Covering the open truck bed with a cover improves aerodynamics, allowing air to travel smoothly over the rear instead of being trapped in the bed. Opening (or removing) the...
Forum: Car Chat 07-08-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Sulu
Are you now admitting that you've never been...

Are you now admitting that you've never been caught, Mike?
Forum: Car Chat 07-06-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,220
Posted By Sulu
I read this with some amusement because Toyota...

I read this with some amusement because Toyota and Scion leadership in Canada have decided that what is known as the Scion iA in the USA will be badged as the Toyota Yaris sedan here in Canada.
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Forum: Car Chat 07-02-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,348
Posted By Sulu
No, there is no problem going with off-the-shelf...

No, there is no problem going with off-the-shelf parts, if there is something available out there that you need.

But by developing key components (such as transmissions) together with a preferred...
Forum: Car Chat 07-02-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,348
Posted By Sulu
That's what I was thinking. Toyota just released...

That's what I was thinking. Toyota just released new truck diesels; it would not be that costly to adapt them for cars (if they wanted to do that).

And there is so much talk about how Toyota now...
Forum: Car Chat 07-02-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,039
Posted By Sulu
I think she will be back with some small,...

I think she will be back with some small, up-and-coming (EV?) automaker, some auto-supplier or, if not, perhaps something not automotive-related.
Forum: Car Chat 07-01-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,039
Posted By Sulu
Don't assume that she will retire now, at age 55....

Don't assume that she will retire now, at age 55. She will return to the USA, may lay low for a while but I suspect if you do some digging in a year, she will be employed somewhere else.

Good PR...
Forum: Car Chat 06-30-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,348
Posted By Sulu
Perhaps full Atkinson cycle rather than Otto...

Perhaps full Atkinson cycle rather than Otto cycle (2GR-FXE without the hybrid transmission)?
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,579
Posted By Sulu
The Scion iM is a rebadged Toyota Auris (Europe)...

The Scion iM is a rebadged Toyota Auris (Europe) / Corolla (Australia) hatchback. In Europe, there is a longer Toyota Auris Touring Sports, which is the true wagon version -- longer and with a lower...
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,579
Posted By Sulu
This is just a Corolla hatchback, so yes, it does...

This is just a Corolla hatchback, so yes, it does have the Corolla interior.

It is badged as a Corolla in Australia, but badged as the Auris in Europe and Japan.
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sulu
The Matrix AWD model had a multilink independent...

The Matrix AWD model had a multilink independent rear suspension but no other Corolla or Matrix models had the IRS. The torsion beam suspension has a cross-component that gets in the way of the drive...
Forum: Car Chat 06-28-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Sulu
Shimmy can be caused by out-of-balance front or...

Shimmy can be caused by out-of-balance front or rear wheels. And if it is a rear wheel that has the ice buildup, there will no heat from the nearby engine compartment to melt it.

The rear wheels...
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