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Old 09-05-2019, 02:51 AM   #12211
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Iíd argue itís Mazda and Toyota is a runner up. Toyota has one more sports car then Mazda but virtually everything else Mazda offers is designed to be the sportiest vehicle in its segment. Plus their designs are so bold.

I do give credit to Akio Toyoda though for trying to do the same thing with Toyota. The 2000ís and first half is the 2010ís were an extremely stale time at Toyota. The sportiness of the Camry and Avalon, the 86 and Supra happening, thatís all him.
I just want to be clear that I meant Toyota is the most interesting manufacturer
to me today. In part because of the shifts theyíve made in the last couple of years. The supra and 86 are more obvious examples. the corrola and camry a represent move forwards, even though I still prefer the alternatives from honda..

Toyota still makes some very strange choices, like making a $42k Avalon TRD trim and not bringing over the grmn yaris, but for the most part they are doing a lot more interesting and positive things than not.

Mazdaís not really my thing. I like the miata a lot but thats it. it seems clear to that their intention is to move upscale and something like a mazdaspeed 3 is considered immature. Its also not much of a stretch to see them phasing out manuals earlier. theres a real lack in appeal when the only mazda 3 with a stick now is some bloated 27k higher optioned trim. id rather go for a corrolla hatch or civic closer to 20k. i get some people are crazy for the brand, but its also not for everyone.
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to me today. In part because of the shifts theyíve made in the last couple of years. The supra and 86 are more obvious examples. the corrola and camry a represent move forwards, even though I still prefer the alternatives from honda..



Toyota still makes some very strange choices, like making a $42k Avalon TRD trim and not bringing over the grmn yaris, but for the most part they are doing a lot more interesting and positive things than not.
I don't see any shifts.

They are making the same stubborn uninspired products for the last 25 years now.

Camry and Corolla just LOOK sportier.

Tacoma is a retread of the 2005 truck with minimal upgrades.

Tundra is a virtually unchanged product now.

BRZFGT-should have been a Celica, but is a limp wrist, half measure Subaru partnership. Why we didn't get a proper engine is baffling, and it sounds like the next Gen will also not have a prosper engine option.

Zupra is an embarrassing badge swap and now Toyota wants to partner with Porsche?

Talk about a lazy, incapable company. They are the third largest automaker in the world with one of the largest luxury brands.. And can't find a way to cross platform share cars and engines internally? Why are they not collaborating with Lexus on joint sports cars and sedans?

GM is giving us a God Damn Mid Engine, DOHC Twin Turbo V8 Hyper Car for what maybe under six figures... Toyota a rebagded Z4 Coupe with a Dodge Chargers automatic transmission...
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I love seeing you vaginas get your panties in a twist about the SUPRA. Show us on the doll where BMW touched you.
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I love seeing you vaginas get your panties in a twist about the SUPRA. Show us on the doll where BMW touched you.
The wheel bolts. The fucking wheel bolts that Toyota was to damn lazy to replace with a 5x114.3 Studded Hub.

Even as a BMW, Toyota was to lazy to give us a MT86 Transmission (aka Mustang) that is available on the Z4 nor the 7spd DCT found in the M-spec cars. We get the basic bitch Dodge Charger 8spd.


And before you go posting up TRC videos and everyone else gushing over the car and modding it..


They are doing it for profit. The 2m views pay for the car and project. Shops are desperate for anything right now. The JDM scene is dead and modding cars is not what it was 20 years ago. So of course tuners and shops are going to seize up on the only new "Japanese" performance car in what... 10 years?
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:57 AM   #12216
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I love seeing you vaginas get your panties in a twist about the SUPRA. Show us on the doll where BMW touched you.
I’ve really come around to the Supra. I’d be genuinely interested in buying one of they made a manual.

That was until Chevy announced the C8. Fuck it, even a base ass one is such a giant leap from the Supra I just can’t even think about the Supra any more.
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Iíve really come around to the Supra. Iíd be genuinely interested in buying one of they made a manual.



That was until Chevy announced the C8. Fuck it, even a vase ass one is such a giant leap from the Supra I just canít even think about the Supra any more.
New Supra isn't even a fucking Tagra.

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Yeah the aftermarket for the C8 is going to be killer.
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Yeah the aftermarket for the C8 is going to be killer.
Thoughts of the C8 ZR1 give me chills.

The C7 is just stupid amazing and has to be seen in person to appreciate. This is what the Zupra should have been.

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Im thinking it should be on par with a GT2 RS on the Nurburgring
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the wheel bolts. The fucking wheel bolts that toyota was to damn lazy to replace with a 5x114.3 studded hub.

Even as a bmw, toyota was to lazy to give us a mt86 transmission (aka mustang) that is available on the z4 nor the 7spd dct found in the m-spec cars. We get the basic bitch dodge charger 8spd.


And before you go posting up trc videos and everyone else gushing over the car and modding it..


They are doing it for profit. The 2m views pay for the car and project. Shops are desperate for anything right now. The jdm scene is dead and modding cars is not what it was 20 years ago. So of course tuners and shops are going to seize up on the only new "japanese" performance car in what... 10 years?

i like the way you move!
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Holy shit the train wreck over at Nissan just gets worse and worse. The fucking CEO resigned over dubious payments. Itíll be a month until a replacement is announced. Thereís is just no good news coming out of Nissan as of late.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/09/...gns-successor/

Also, just read a long term review of the QX50 with the variable compression engine and it was NOT positive. It failed to provide more power or better fuel economy. And over all the car was just eh.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/09/...rt-motor-show/

Here comes the onslaught. This is when itís going to get tough for Tesla. Sure they have loyal fans, but nothing like VW and Porsche. While not anone to one competitor to the Model 3, itís close enough to make a serious dent in sales.
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^^ Not announced for US "yet." That would be a mistake, because that is actually on the prettier AND practical side of the spectrum as far as EVs go.
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Here comes the onslaught. This is when it’s going to get tough for Tesla. Sure they have loyal fans, but nothing like VW and Porsche. While not anone to one competitor to the Model 3, it’s close enough to make a serious dent in sales.
I think the Tacycan will be a great model S conpetitor for clients for who money is no object. For those who cant easily blow another 50k, maybe not. The was a good discussion on Jalopnik.

Finding a good model 3 competitor sadly seems like there’s nothing on the horizon. VW Id is a nice step forwards. Its just seems more like a bmw i3, leaf, or chevy bolt competitor, something that prioritzes low starting cost, range, fuel economy but with low priority as a more balanced, and hpde worthy performance car like the model 3. At the same time, one might make the arguement tesla is missing out on the same market as the leaf, bolt, etc.

this is sorta the issue with tesla model s and model 3 competitors. Theres no direct competiton at similar price point. Its either something higher end like the taycan, i8. on the other end its dorky econoboxes like the leaf or bolt.

i dont know whether to be impressed by tesla or dissapointed by other manufacturers. A lot of people love to hate Telsa, but there’s no denying that right now there’s a painful lack of competition. I’m hoping its going to be less than 5 years before this changes, but its embarassing how things are today. At the same time, Tesla isnt sitting idle either.
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Here comes the onslaught. This is when itís going to get tough for Tesla. Sure they have loyal fans, but nothing like VW and Porsche. While not anone to one competitor to the Model 3, itís close enough to make a serious dent in sales.
Great that they are making it RWD like Teslas. I feel it's directly targeted at the Model 3 they even call it ID3

They should make a "Corrado" version of this and call it the IDx
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