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Forum: Car Chat 02-17-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,464
Posted By pbm317
Some more pics from the L at the dealer today. ...

Some more pics from the L at the dealer today.

A 6 foot adult should not be placed in the 3rd row for any amount of time. And any legroom for the 3rd row definitely means the 2nd row needs to be...
Forum: Car Chat 02-15-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,758
Posted By pbm317
I'm sorry, but I don't believe there is any...

I'm sorry, but I don't believe there is any significant cross-shop happening between the Buick Encore and the Lexus NX. Non-Lux Brand vs Lux Brand, Way Different Price Points, substantially different...
Forum: Car Chat 02-15-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,758
Posted By pbm317
I'm pretty sure all OEMs take these surveys...

I'm pretty sure all OEMs take these surveys seriously due to the marketability and perceptions that they create (for better or for worse). I doubt that there is a manufacturer out there that DOESN'T...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By pbm317
The "sport-oriented market" is not confined to a...

The "sport-oriented market" is not confined to a certain size/price segment. It is applicable at nearly every level.
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,758
Posted By pbm317
Subaru dropped quite a bit in rankings. Last year...

Subaru dropped quite a bit in rankings. Last year with 164 problems, they were just under the Industry Avg of 156. This year Industry avg dropped considerably to 142. Legacy and Outback were all-new...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By pbm317
Agree, the details say it is a 2003 BMW X5, that...

Agree, the details say it is a 2003 BMW X5, that was before BMW moved into their love affair with runflats. Let alone the number of customers that continue to purchase and use runflats after the OEMs...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By pbm317
Wrong. The buyers in Korea are absolutely hungry...

Wrong. The buyers in Korea are absolutely hungry for enthusiast and sport-minded vehicles. There are tons of them on the road there, and that's why the import brands (Germans) have been quite...
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,732
Posted By pbm317
This was from the 2016 New York Show, was a...

This was from the 2016 New York Show, was a design precursor to the now debuted G70.
Forum: Car Chat 02-14-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By pbm317
It's not a big risk since the K900 is a strong...

It's not a big risk since the K900 is a strong seller in the Korean market. The U.S. market can take whatever incremental sales it wants from this extremely low volume car.
Forum: Car Chat 02-13-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,464
Posted By pbm317
Ahh the garbage can lid SC wheels.. I once saw...

Ahh the garbage can lid SC wheels.. I once saw them fitted on an early 90's Toyota pickup haha.
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,074
Posted By pbm317
That ES render would put it too close to the...

That ES render would put it too close to the outgoing Camry XSE no?
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Forum: Car Chat 02-12-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By pbm317
Software and cameras. Coincidentally here are 2...

Software and cameras. Coincidentally here are 2 pics put into one from the RAV4 I evaluated not too long ago. In addition to the backup camera, there are now cameras under the front logo, and then...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By pbm317
I was being completely sarcastic.

I was being completely sarcastic.
Forum: Car Chat 02-09-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,464
Posted By pbm317
Here are a couple quick pics from the RX350L,...

Here are a couple quick pics from the RX350L, behind the 3rd row, the depth (floor length) isn't terrible, you could likely fit 2 carry on bags laid sideways there. ...
Forum: Car Chat 02-09-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By pbm317
It's a carryover from racing. It's in many...

It's a carryover from racing. It's in many performance vehicles. This is to be seen as a desert racing vehicle, like the F-150 Raptor.
Forum: Car Chat 02-09-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By pbm317
Is that what Q7 buyers are saying? They got a...

Is that what Q7 buyers are saying? They got a super discounted Bentayga/Urus?
Forum: Car Chat 02-08-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 529
Posted By pbm317
I've shared this thought before. But i think the...

I've shared this thought before. But i think the latest Mercedes units are a step in the right direction. Hard buttons for quick temp/fan speed changes, menu change, and volume change. Their COMAND...
Forum: Car Chat 02-08-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By pbm317
Small changes really, but good to see Toyota's...

Small changes really, but good to see Toyota's commitment to the sub-brand and continuous tweaks.

4Runner - they must've had some leftover FJ Cruiser roof racks laying around :D
Tacoma - Desert...
Forum: Car Chat 02-08-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 154,327
Posted By pbm317
Hopefully they have something to remedy the lack...

Hopefully they have something to remedy the lack of halo-type performance and former enthusiast abilities in the works. I would imagine there's a full M variant Z5 in the works, beyond just the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
Sorry to others but we're continuing off topic...

Sorry to others but we're continuing off topic here. We could probably split this out to yet another thread.

Toyota and Honda of course have been working to strengthen their brands, but there's...
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
Prices, resale value and overall sales are more...

Prices, resale value and overall sales are more heavily impacted by the power of the brand. It takes time to build to that. And Hyundai is doing many things to build strength there.
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
I would agree that no, the Hyundai brand in...

I would agree that no, the Hyundai brand in itself is far from the strength of Toyota. However, in terms of product quality, competitiveness and overall execution, I would say that in many cases they...
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
Those are very different points you're now trying...

Those are very different points you're now trying to drag out. I didn't claim they would be able to charge the same prices as their competitors. That's also very much a function of sales volume...
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
You do realize that the picture i posted was of...

You do realize that the picture i posted was of the Sonata, and not the Santa Fe, correct? Taken from your comment about the right side of the edge trim flowing to the upper dash.... it seems as...
Forum: Car Chat 02-07-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By pbm317
Bit is accurate in his assessment of the position...

Bit is accurate in his assessment of the position of Hyundai and their current status. The launch of the Kona, continued success of the Tucson and these upcoming Santa Fe's, as well as the eventual...
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