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      05-18-2020 02:30 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post


      I like it and I'm sure it'll do well. Not a fan of the touch capacitive buttons.

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      05-18-2020 02:35 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      Attention all on the road sales reps - meet your new ride.
      Don't forget Uber and Lyft!

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      05-18-2020 02:52 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Don't forget Uber and Lyft!
      You really think so without any additional rear seating and cargo space over the super high volume RAV4? Seems like a weak value proposition for corporate fleet buyers or rideshare drivers with limited budgets.

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      05-18-2020 02:54 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      You really think so without any additional rear seating and cargo space over the super high volume RAV4? Seems like a weak value proposition for corporate fleet buyers or rideshare drivers with limited budgets.
      I live in L.A. and you would be surprised how many very nice, new cars see rideshare duty.
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    6. 05-18-2020 03:21 PM #30
      "Breaking the sameness barrier" while looking indistinguishable from every other CUV somewhere near its size. Gotcha.

      I'm sure it will be a good vehicle.

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      05-18-2020 03:24 PM #31
      I dig it.

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      05-18-2020 03:35 PM #32
      Toyota F-Pace



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      05-18-2020 03:42 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Yes, this is also a crossover

      I like it and am a big fan of these midsize 2 row crossovers. The base powerplant is not enough though. If they make a Venza Prime with the 306HP PHEV powerplant it will be perfect.
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      I spent my entire season budget during the off-season on go fast parts, so now I'm wishing I hadn't and had saved a little so I could buy a sim rig.

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      05-18-2020 03:45 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Wait a minute; I thought that the Japanese Harrier was the equivalent of our Lexus RX?
      The first two gen Harrier was the JDM name for RX. Then it skipped a generation when the JDM name for SUV of that size was called Vanguard which was rebadged as the USDM RAV4. The Harrier name then returned in 2013 to replace Vanguard, and now we are in the 4th gen (but 3rd time it is based on the RAV4 platform).

      1st gen JDM Harrier = 1st gen RX
      2nd gen JDM Harrier = 2nd gen RX
      ............................/= 3rd gen RX ~ 1st gen USDM Venza (not rebadged RX but same platform and very similar)

      JDM Vanguard = 3rd gen LWB USDM RAV4 (Vanguard was technically 3rd gen Harrier but Toyota didn't want to use the name to confuse JDM buyers)
      3rd gen JDM Harrier ~ 4th gen RAV4 (not a rebadge but based on RAV4)
      4th gen JDM Harrier = 2nd gen Venza (still RAV4 based)

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      05-18-2020 06:36 PM #35
      Sweet Josephus that fender gap, like a mud truck whose owner swapped on a set of commuter tires. The ass-end is a total Jaguar rip-off.

    12. 05-18-2020 07:19 PM #36
      That dark cave in the lower dash scares me.

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      05-18-2020 07:44 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      That dark cave in the lower dash scares me.
      You mean the footwell?!? Lol


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    14. 05-18-2020 08:39 PM #38
      Is this above or below highlander?

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      05-18-2020 08:43 PM #39
      Not sure where this places either... so it's a step above Rav4 without going full Highlander. For the Rav4 Hybrid buyer who wants a seemingly more premium and expressive crossover but can't quite swing the Lexus.

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      05-18-2020 11:42 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      That center stack design is a bit vaginal
      Fixed

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      05-19-2020 03:06 AM #41
      Toyota Harrier was Lexus RX in Japan long ago... Both Honda and Toyota like to have multiple names for the same vehicle.... (example: Accord-TSX-Inspire-TL-Vigor-Saber)
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      05-19-2020 07:22 AM #42
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      Fixed

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      05-19-2020 07:51 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by vb22 View Post







      Okay, Toyota-- THIS is how you do the classical Japanese predator styling. It took you how long to figure this out?

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      #NeverForget #ThisIsHowMyTrunkOpens


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      05-19-2020 09:49 AM #45
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      Johnson?

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      05-19-2020 10:47 AM #46
      Does the world need another crossover?

      When does the backlash begin?

      How many slivers of the pie can the market handle. This isn't cheesecake.
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      05-19-2020 11:32 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Does the world need another crossover?

      When does the backlash begin?

      How many slivers of the pie can the market handle. This isn't cheesecake.
      I don't understand this argument.
      There once was a time when every brand had 2-3 or more stationwagons, or sedans, or minivans.
      Nobody ever asked "When will this sedan proliferation ever end???".
      Are these CUVs somehow preventing you from getting a type of car that you want?
      Toyota/Lexus will gladly sell you 4 sports coupes, two different sized pick-up trucks, sedans in every imaginable size, 3-4 "real" SUVs in different sizes, a minivan, and a few hatchbacks.
      Toyota/Lexus is only lacking a traditional station wagon, but they only just recently discontinued the Prius-V, which was very much a stationwagon.
      If you need a stationwagon, Volvo and Subaru will still gladly sell you one. I think Jaguar still has one as well.
      You want a big non-luxury two door coupe? Dodge has you covered.
      Ford and Chevy will sell you slightly smaller version of the same formula, but with convertible options.
      You want a four-door mid-sized pick-up truck, that is also a convertible, with removable doors? Jeep has you covered and Ford is following fast on Jeep's heels.

      Again, how does the number of CUVs offered impact your choices or the diversity of the vehicles offered by the car companies?

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      05-19-2020 11:45 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      I don't understand this argument.
      Noted.
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      05-19-2020 12:21 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Does the world need another crossover?

      When does the backlash begin?

      How many slivers of the pie can the market handle. This isn't cheesecake.
      Stop taking model releases personally. This fills a big gap in Toyota's lineup and frankly could easily replace the Avalon as the brand's flagship IMO.

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      05-19-2020 12:25 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I have absolutely no idea what that is supposed to mean.
      Did the marketing department add any sort of pamphlet with their word choice definitions?
      Oh wait... is this a jab at the "gas/brake mix up" floor throttle thinking it's the brake stupidity?
      Inderstesting.
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      But seriously, I am glad they are bringing the Venza back.
      Many (older) people want cross-over functionality but with seating closer to a tall car than an SUV.
      EDIT.
      Wait... this thing looks rather tall. Is this normal crossover sized?
      "Intuitive driving experience" probably means it doesn't have some weird shifter that will potentially kill you because of unfamiliarity or strange operating parameters.

      See Anton Yelchin as a bad example of that.
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