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Forum: Car Chat 06-28-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 25,092
Posted By MattyG
The summer driving season will drive up prices no...

The summer driving season will drive up prices no matter what the world oil price. There are domestic oil markets and refiners. International oil markets may see a glut but domestic refiners are...
Forum: Car Chat 06-26-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By MattyG
Seen some Ford Rangers in news footage.......

Seen some Ford Rangers in news footage.... abandoned by the Iraqi military during the US administration post-invasion. These would be the ones apparently assigned to the current government and...
Forum: Car Chat 06-26-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By MattyG
That's because the Canadian "military" and it's...

That's because the Canadian "military" and it's various Colonels and Generals spent a lot of time at some trade fair and bought into the idea of getting G-Wagens" rather than used Hummers from the US...
Forum: Car Chat 06-26-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By MattyG
In the fictional novel or fake world of...

In the fictional novel or fake world of Hollywood, you can use whatever vehicle strikes the audience's fancy.

Jeeps etc appeal to American audiences which equals some product placement.

In the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-26-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By MattyG
I'm in the same boat but won't be upgrading this...

I'm in the same boat but won't be upgrading this year. My conclusion after looking over the threads is... it all depends on what floats your boat.

There are a lot of threads about "stancing" a car...
Forum: Car Chat 06-24-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,624
Posted By MattyG
Yes the GS models are known for eating ball...

Yes the GS models are known for eating ball joints. Some of your ownership experiences, as anecdotal as they are, are also unusual (thousands? really?). The statistics favor Lexus overall in terms of...
Forum: Car Chat 06-24-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,624
Posted By MattyG
It's not only MB cars that are a hot mess. ...

It's not only MB cars that are a hot mess.

My theory is that German manufacturers tend to use their customer base as quality control groups, especially during the first year or two of a car's...
Forum: Car Chat 06-21-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,624
Posted By MattyG
The guy is just trying to get viewers for his...

The guy is just trying to get viewers for his Youtube channel. Nothing wrong with that. He has some nuggets of truth in what he's trying to convey. He just doesn't do it very elegantly.

On the...
Forum: Car Chat 06-19-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By MattyG
Haha too easy for ole fogies who've had a lot of...

Haha too easy for ole fogies who've had a lot of cars.

Worst car: 1990 Pontiac 6000 ste awd. A total piece of junk that cooked its tranmission when it wasn't vibrating like a... well a vibrator.
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Forum: Car Chat 06-12-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
And what exactly was Clarkson doing when he "went...

And what exactly was Clarkson doing when he "went off" on his producer? Poking fun? The Brits may do wonderful humor: Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, etc. but it doesn't excuse crossing the line in an...
Forum: Car Chat 06-12-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
There are other examples of bad behaviour....

There are other examples of bad behaviour. Because of their world wide audience and influence, I would hardly call what they did as "light entertainment". But then I see you're in the UK so I'm not...
Forum: Car Chat 06-09-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By MattyG
Yes! Normalizing ugly cars is a function of the...

Yes! Normalizing ugly cars is a function of the industry until the backlash starts, and then they'll retreat and hope they can recover some of the sales.

I hope we don't have to go that far back...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-07-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By MattyG
Congrats on the buy, Adoh2010. You can't go wrong...

Congrats on the buy, Adoh2010. You can't go wrong on that price but yeah, you'll need to do some suspension work. I still love my GS's ride, especially on the highway.

But ride quality is often a...
Forum: Car Chat 06-07-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
I suppose there was an element of ridiculousness...

I suppose there was an element of ridiculousness to their antics that drew a huge audience. But it doesn't change the fact that it was not automotive journalism. They were personalities spouting off...
Forum: Car Chat 06-06-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,671
Posted By MattyG
Well the only thing is that there has been this...

Well the only thing is that there has been this relentless drift towards a "corporate identity" that's been abused over and over again. Every model has to have it slathered on no matter what. It's...
Forum: Car Chat 06-05-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
The worst one was a contrived and silly episode...

The worst one was a contrived and silly episode where they went to Alabama and painted slogans on the side of their cars, while dressed up as stereotypical southerners. The whole thing was offensive...
Forum: Car Chat 06-04-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
Lol. I didn't know she got an LFA. A little too...

Lol. I didn't know she got an LFA. A little too late to provide some automotive eye candy during the glory days of papparazi following her every move... luckily her 15 minutes were up a long time...
Forum: Car Chat 06-04-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
The thing with John Davis and MW is that he's...

The thing with John Davis and MW is that he's fairly consistent. I've watched that program for over 30 years. As the show likes to brag, they're television's original motoring show.

C&D tried to...
Forum: Car Chat 06-03-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,615
Posted By MattyG
While we can always admire the latest greatest...

While we can always admire the latest greatest breaking news about the auto world - we also know that so-called "automotive journalists" are really auto reviewers and writers. There's a difference.
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Forum: Car Chat 05-31-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By MattyG
I agree with your instincts. If you're not a...

I agree with your instincts. If you're not a modder or into outright performance, you don't really need a rwd platform.

Those years of ES are my favorite. There's something about that styling that...
Forum: Car Chat 05-20-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,898
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: 1,025
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: 2,428
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: 2,428
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: 2,428
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...
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