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Old 05-29-19, 04:33 PM
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Japan's New Emperor Orders Custom Toyota Century Convertible
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Good taste, Emperor. Now (IMO) there a car that's styled the way a car SHOULD be styled.

I just wish this car was available in the U.S. I just might be driving one.
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Good taste, Emperor. Now (IMO) there a car that's styled the way a car SHOULD be styled.

I just wish this car was available in the U.S. I just might be driving one.
I agree that they're awesome, but I just can't see you spending $180k on a car.
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Originally Posted by geko29 View Post
I agree that they're awesome, but I just can't see you spending $180k on a car.
Although my personal finances are generally my own business, there are some things that I'm willing to share with others (like how I invest), and, if desired, I can afford a lot more car than I'm currently driving. I chose a Lacrosse mainly because I liked the car, not because of price. I also believe in not blowing all of one's salary or bank-account on a car, and keeping money in the bank for emergencies. The Emperor, for instance, is probably getting his Century at state expense, not his personal money.

However, I agree with you that the Century has a stiff price tag, more than I'd want to pay. My comments about it were focused more on the traditional-sedan styling, which, on most sedans today, went out the window years ago with the Aero-look and humpback-whale rooflines. And, yes, I'd like to see it available here in the U.S.
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I wonder if this car is bullet proof. Usually presidential limos are bullet proof, but this is a convertible.
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I wonder if this car is bullet proof. Usually presidential limos are bullet proof, but this is a convertible.
If it's a traditional ragtop convertible, I'd agree, but many convertibles, today, are retracting hard-tops which offer a lot more security.
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