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Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 06-26-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,352
Posted By QuentinB
I am surprised that the IS300 is a 3.5L. I...

I am surprised that the IS300 is a 3.5L. I wonder if it is the same as the new 3.5L that is coming in the Tacoma with the VVTi-W. It will make 270hp in the Tacoma, though. If it is that new...
Forum: Car Chat 03-04-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,572
Posted By QuentinB
Cars.com has the 2014 IS-F at 3780lbs. The RC-F...

Cars.com has the 2014 IS-F at 3780lbs. The RC-F is 3958lbs from the same source. That is under 200lbs difference.
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 01-24-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,457
Posted By QuentinB
Good news is that it takes her over a week to...

Good news is that it takes her over a week to burn a gallon of gas. She could commute in a dump truck and your overall fuel cost would still be very small. Haha
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 12-24-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By QuentinB
The 2015 Rav4 was apparently rated "good" just...

The 2015 Rav4 was apparently rated "good" just like the NX. They made improvements to the structure to prevent the intrusion near the left foot.
...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 05-29-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,733
Posted By QuentinB
1) They absolutely will not require a complete...

1) They absolutely will not require a complete rework of the IS to fit the 2.0T. Engine mounting brackets on the 2.0T will be modified from the front drive version in the NX to fit the rear drive...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 05-29-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,733
Posted By QuentinB
There is a fundamental difference in a FWD...

There is a fundamental difference in a FWD chassis and a RWD chassis. Modern FWD chassis have the engine sitting sideways.* That means the crank shaft is parallel to the axles for the front wheels....
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 05-06-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 271,201
Posted By QuentinB
Why so little bamboo on the NX200h? I love it in...

Why so little bamboo on the NX200h? I love it in the GS450h. Gorgeous.
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 05-02-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 271,201
Posted By QuentinB
It was way more prominent on the pre refresh 3RX....

It was way more prominent on the pre refresh 3RX. My MIL has one and I don't even notice the beak anymore.
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 05-01-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 271,201
Posted By QuentinB
134hp to push around 2800lbs versus 200hp to push...

134hp to push around 2800lbs versus 200hp to push around 3800lbs. That is a 10% hp to weight ratio advantage to the NX. I'm saying that the NX will not be 9.9 sec to 60. It will be in the 8 to mid 8...
Forum: Car Chat 04-30-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 62,631
Posted By QuentinB
You forgot about the Venza (and judging by the...

You forgot about the Venza (and judging by the sales numbers, so did everyone else).

I think the RX stays the same size, more or less. The styling of the RX is pretty iconic and I don't see...
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 04-30-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 271,201
Posted By QuentinB
Holy ****, guys, settle down. Those are 0-62...

Holy ****, guys, settle down. Those are 0-62 numbers quoted from a spanish outlet which means they are not comparable to numbers from an american mag/media outlet which means that you can't really...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-24-14, 03:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,702
Posted By QuentinB
You drove it wrong. I've been driving a stick...

You drove it wrong. I've been driving a stick since my first car, but the IS-F in the S+ mode is downright savage. For a turbo 4, I prefer a stick. I'm not sure a stick would have improved the...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-23-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,702
Posted By QuentinB
Torque makes for a nice daily driver (and usually...

Torque makes for a nice daily driver (and usually efficient if you make a lot of torque at the RPM where your vehicle is geared to cruise). Power makes for high performance, though.

Think about...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-18-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,702
Posted By QuentinB
Not necessarily the base engine. BMW offers the...

Not necessarily the base engine. BMW offers the 320i (180hp 2.0T) and Caddilac offers an ATS 2.5L 4 cyl as the base engine. The 2.5L V6 could stick around as a base engine with the 2.0T being...
Forum: Car Chat 04-18-14, 05:40 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 62,631
Posted By QuentinB
Note that it isn't the 2nd model year of the 3IS....

Note that it isn't the 2nd model year of the 3IS. Sept 2015 will be a '16 model; that would make the IS200t the 3rd model year.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-17-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,615
Posted By QuentinB
6mt 6mt 6mt

6mt 6mt 6mt
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-17-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,702
Posted By QuentinB
Two completely different cars. If you completely...

Two completely different cars. If you completely wring out an FR-S, it is an absolute blast. Curvy roads are a requirement to really enjoy it. If you don't like to keep it 4k and up the whole...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-17-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,702
Posted By QuentinB
Damn, now I have to decide IS350 F Sport, FR-S,...

Damn, now I have to decide IS350 F Sport, FR-S, or IS200T F Sport. Good problems. :)

Edit: Sept '15, not MY15. Guess it is IS350 or FR-S.
Forum: NX Models (2015-present) 04-11-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 271,201
Posted By QuentinB
I did not like the 3IS at the release photos....

I did not like the 3IS at the release photos. Then I kept looking. It is hands down the best looking sedan for under $50k. No doubt about it. It has a presence that just cannot be captured in...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-05-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 1,136,871
Posted By QuentinB
Ok, haha. I thought I was taking crazy pills. I...

Ok, haha. I thought I was taking crazy pills. I agree. IS-Fs can be had reasonably cheap now.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-05-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By QuentinB
They are traditional torque converters... the...

They are traditional torque converters... the IS350 8AT just has very aggressive lockup on the T/C. I don't know if the 350 AWD and 250 models have the same aggressive T/C lockup.

The LFA is an...
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-05-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 1,136,871
Posted By QuentinB
The picture of said offender must not be showing...

The picture of said offender must not be showing up. The IS250 F sport that is just before his comment doesn't show the trunk. :confused:
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-05-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 1,136,871
Posted By QuentinB
Do you mean the F emblem on the fender? That is...

Do you mean the F emblem on the fender? That is factory. As long as it doesn't say "IS-F" on the trunk lid, he's kosher.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-01-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,820
Posted By QuentinB
I personally thought the CLA felt cheap and...

I personally thought the CLA felt cheap and strange. It did not feel like a luxury vehicle. I don't know if it was a base model or what, but the headlights and shifter were really off putting.
Forum: IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 04-01-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By QuentinB
BMW introduced the twin turbo 6 a year after the...

BMW introduced the twin turbo 6 a year after the e90 debuted.
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