Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Can you enlighten us what exactly is cheap about this car? According to C&D this is the mirror image of the Lexus LS460. They had numerous good things to say about this car a month ago in their compare test article.
Two-Tone Defender by A. Kahn Design(1 hour ago)It is an incredible machine to drive off road... but feels like a boat to drive on the street. I could never understand why people like these.
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Such as 2 years free oil changes and free set of tires, free upgrade warranties, and a host of gifts and fuel discounts cards...
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)There is the FTA with EU... So technically no import taxes... The emissions one the smaller engines in the BMW lowers the taxes again... Equus 500V is still more expensive than the BMW740Li... And you can negotiate huge services with BMWs in Korea
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)He is correct, the sticker base price is listed at a little under 69 million won, but there are a ton of taxes that easily pushes the price very high. My neighbor has one with almost fully equipped 3.8 liter engine and she paid around 125 million won
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)So seeing other Audi A6s around the streets, I don't feel it's anything special since I've had half a dozen problems with mine after just 12 months ownership.
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Everyone has their own tastes and preferences. I wouldn't knock down a car brand unless I have owned and or driven that car while hating that brand. I love the look of my Audi much better than the pervious Lexus, but won't recommend my Audi to anyone
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Greg, you are simply looking at one market and saying world... Things have different values in different places. When you see almost nothing but MB E classes as taxis in Frankfurt Germany, a MB E class suddenly doesn't look that great to own does it?
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Dulee, what about all the taxes? And options similarly equipped with the base 7 series. The price jumps up quickly...
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Other brands without any problem. A fully equipped one cost around $150k. Only Audi A8 and Benz S class cost more in the Same class here.
Equus More Expensive than BMW?(1 hour ago)Yes Ellis, higher resale value. BMW 7 series is just about the worst resale car out in the market anywhere. They are about comfort, not drag racing. The people here in Korea who can afford them only want a comfortable ride. They an obviously buy
24 Incredible Headlight Designs(May 18, 2013)Is more important for me during night time driving. I just hope some day LED headlights can swivel and be adaptive lights.
24 Incredible Headlight Designs(May 18, 2013)The LED headlights are nice, but the are NOT adaptive headlights. That was the only reason I stayed away from getting it on my A6. I really like the looks of the full LED, but having adaptive headlights that constantly adjust & swivel around corners
24 Incredible Headlight Designs(May 18, 2013)Double check your info... Lexus was the first to use LED in the headlights/headlamps. Not Audi nor MB. Many manufactures used LEDs in other places, but not 100% headlight/headlamps. I believe it was the LS600 model if I'm not mistaken.
Acura NSX Production to Begin in 2015(May 18, 2013)Wow, such a bargain price. With the yen valuation higher than the USD, make sense to build it in the US and thats including shipping costs. Would cost a great deal most to produce it in Japan.
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)Jacob, calm down. Busy usually implies complex and/or unorganized. My point is that this interior is a step towards the opposite of what you are saying. It looks clean and nice from a design stand point. Soon most of the buttons can be replaced with
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)Soccer moms might not care about lap times, but they do care about having a SUV that is agile(having the SUV feel smaller to drive), better fuel efficiency and safety. Especially with a large car/SUV. Acura considered these things when building it.
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)The tech and controls into two screens for convenience and a clean look. Just because it has two screens doesn't mean it looks cheap or not organized. I think most cars will have something similar to this in the future. Take a look at the Tesla...
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)Jacob, if you ready my comments more carefully, you will notice how I didn't just talk about the touch screen. Acura has a very nice integrated interior that definitely competes with other luxury brands. They are stepping up a notch and centralizing
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)Many functions with touch screen interface without losing real time viewing from the top screen. It is a different approach from the Audi AMI/MMI system. After 9 months of AMI/MMI system, I still miss the touch screen interface. More convenient.
Acura Reveals New MDX in NY(Mar 28, 2013)Jacob, so many luxury cars aside from Audi have very complicated interior layouts with a plethora of buttons. Besides the double screen, the interior is very nice. I don't think it is too complicated. It works well and they are trying to centralize
2014 Buick LaCrosse Comes to NY(Mar 28, 2013)Kyle, I thought Ford liquidated many assets and also mortgaged many assets to save itself. They didn't rely on US gov. & tax payers for the money. They basically solved their internal finances themselves. Which deserves a lot of kudos.
Meet the 2014 Kia Forte Koup(Mar 27, 2013)This is the style evolution from the Kia Ray and Soul. I'm not a fan of these designs. Hope they move more towards the K5 and K7 designs.
Cadillac Debuts New CTS in NYC(Mar 27, 2013)Touch screens are so much easier to use than Lexus mouse thing or audi AMI/MMI. Just move up the screen higher up. Plus the radio and on star controls are all on the steering wheel. No need to mess with AC/Heat, use auto.
AMG Officially Reveals CLA45(Mar 27, 2013)That's the starting price... Just a few tech options, tax and registration and you are pushing $60k. Is this worth that?
Cadillac Debuts New CTS in NYC(Mar 27, 2013)The doors are leather and suede, but can't say for the dash... It looks nicer than the current one, but that doesnt saying much.
Cadillac Debuts New CTS in NYC(Mar 27, 2013)I thought the same thing Mati. The length and being narrower than the current gen, it does look more like a cruiser car than a sports sedan. As someone mentioned below, a bit Christmasy with the over done LEDs.
Audi Reveals A3/S3 Sedan(Mar 27, 2013)Front is a bit too slopped down for my taste. Reminds me of my friend's VW Passat...
Harris Hoons an SLS Black Series(Mar 26, 2013)It's not for leverage, as soon as you push the button the handle part comes out. As soon as you lift the handle, the door opens. So why not put the handle higher up? And then put a close button inside of the door like ones for trunks and SUB hatches?
Bikini Babes Go Wild in a Supra(Mar 26, 2013)Doesn't require driving a 1000+ hp car to know to put the gear in neutral. Some of the old pony cars with only 200-300 hp require that to maintain the tranny from going bad prematurely.
Bikini Babes Go Wild in a Supra(Mar 26, 2013)If she can provide receipts for all of the tuning done to her car and it was insured to the price she spent for the car plus the tuning, she can potentially get a lot of it back. She can even ask the tune shops for reprints. If she does it right,
2 Venenos Coming to America(Mar 25, 2013)Lets think of everything you can add to a Lamborghini and put double of triple of that and charge over $4 million for it. ..
This is Where LFAs are Born(Mar 25, 2013)Manufacturing, it not even close. Sure you can assume, but can't understand until you have seem both first hand.
This is Where LFAs are Born(Mar 25, 2013)to work for the company they do. There is a mountain even called suicide mountain where people who lose their jobs lose their place in society hike till they die. So to compare the commitment these people have for their jobs to those of US auto
This is Where LFAs are Born(Mar 25, 2013)You guys have no idea what the work culture is like in Japan. Their job&company is their identity. So if they lose their job, there is a social shame factor. Even suicide is recommended to those who lose their jobs. There is a great deal of pride
This is Where LFAs are Born(Mar 24, 2013)Amazing machine. You guys should have read the interview from auto week on Roy Mallady, the guy with 2 LFAs in Georgia. He could buy any car he wanted but decided to buy in his opinion (as an engineer) "best car he ever driven."
10 Charged in Supercar Crash(Mar 24, 2013)That depends on the sashimi. A restaurant in Hong Kong purchased a tuna fish for $1.75 million USD last January. So clearly the people who pay that absurd amount for fish have a lot of cash and wrecking a Ferrari(s) is nothing to them.
10 Charged in Supercar Crash(Mar 23, 2013)One thing for sure, the Vett has an unbelievable traction control tech system. I tried to do donuts in one and as long as the system is on, the car won't let you do it! It was amazing.
Audi Teases A3 Sedan Before NY(Mar 22, 2013)There many great cars with more room where you don't break the bank. I just saw how the BMW GT failed in so many areas and BMW trying to make a smaller version and hoping audi stay away from that mistake.
Audi Teases A3 Sedan Before NY(Mar 22, 2013)I know what you mean Barry. Some people like the smaller cars, but the A3 is such a tiny car. Putting more than 2 people is really tight. And as for the sports cars you mentioned, 2 seats is intended. Why make car with 4-5 seats but can fit 2.5?
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)2 years later, putting 32,000 km on it I got back 76.5k back. The BMW would have cost around 95k and would lose 50% after 2 years.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Looking for a balance, not a track car. So many people at they would pick the M3 over the other 2, but would they if they had the money to spend and insure and drive around every day? Probably not. Also the resale was so much better! Paid around 100k
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)M3 because the high way drive was too rough and the least comfortable of the 3 for drives over 20 minutes long. The ISF had a great engine noise and handled well and was comfortable in the high way. The road noise was also much lower. Ao I was
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Sorry missed the previous comments. Yes the ISF is a great car. I chose that over the M3 and C63AMG. The M3 was cheaper her due to the engine tax being less and the C63 more. The C63 is a beast to drive and too much car to handle. I didn't pick the
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Current Sonata took over $300 million to develop and the Genesis even more. So when I hear people say into made of crap and often compare them to luxury competitors, its a bit annoying.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)People's perceptions at all distorted. So many people here are just kids talking about their dad's cars or reiterate what they see or hear. They would be surprise how much money goes into developing a car. The CEO of Hyundai told me that the
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Didn't want to feel the road too much and was looking for safety. But actually I regret not going for the Lexus GS.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)No I'm not a Hyundai fan boy. I really like Lexus. The quality and reliability is fantastic. Had 2008 ISF and 2010 GS450. Didn't like the 2013 GS350. Tested the BMW 535, BenzE350 and then lastly A6/C7. Loved how it drove. Didn't want to feel.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Comes into play. Some info is hidden, and not protected by law. So you can try to figure it out and improve it and make a "new" system. That's what Hyundai did at first with LPG hybrids and used that knowledge to petro hybrids.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)So similar. Patents are of difference in kind, not difference in method usually. There are only a few ways to make a hybrid. So when patenting something you cover as much as possible so someone can't reverse engineer it. That's where "know how"
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)But they were able to make a different hybrid and think outside of the box to create a new system which no one would even know or care. But these things most people who aren't in the auto industry wouldn't know...
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)In the EU and ASIA markets. When Hyundai wanted to make a hybrid, they ran into so many problems not because they couldn't build it. The problems came when they built it, it would violate over 300 patents of Ford and GM and Toyota's hybrid tech.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Yes I agree ford is a great company with so much IP, so is GM. What most people don't know is how much IP they own. Just about all the 4X4 tech BMW uses came from ford. List can go on and on, but don't over look how much they lost in sales last year
Audi Teases A3 Sedan Before NY(Mar 22, 2013)So... Is it suppose to be similar function as the BMW GT3? If it is, why go there? The A3 is almost useless in it self... Seriously to small. You can't even fit a bicycle in the back unless you remove a tire.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Btw, I'm not a Hyundai fan boy, but like to give credit where it is due. They have a great marketing strategy and a great work ethic. Been to the factory in Ursan, as nice and efficient as the ones in Japan for Toyota.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)As for me, I won't touch my car until the warranty expires. The level of technology in it is so overwhelming, I leave it to the expert technicians at the dealership.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Pushes Hyundai as the 4th largest car manufacture in the world. Something American car companies used to do and did very well until they lost their way.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)With other brands. You don't make crap products or "worst products" and slap great warranties on them, that's just plain stupid business and you can't operate very long if you do that. But by making good products where enough people want to buy,
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)and usually win! Even this web site is not typical, only enthusiasts participate , I assume, for the most part-which I think is good, so I combine this site with CR.
It's sad the CR had to do a top ten just for US brands since they couldn't compete
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013) I do not trust many auto magazines who depend 100% on advertisers, I depend on CR who get 100% of their money form subscribers, and who do not permit advertisers to quote from their results! They have rated some car so low, that they get sued,
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)They agree to pay $16.00/year for a subscription, they agree to pay $19.00 more for on line access, they agree to respond to CR surveys. Yes, they are not typical, they are way above typical. I would trust their surveys more than anyone elses
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)CR reports that they got 1.2 MILLION responses from their readers for the 2012 survey. Thats likely to be the most realble survey that anyone can produce. I agree that CR readers are not typical. They care more about issues than the general public.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Correction BMW135i not 328i. NO American company made the list and the rest where Infiniti G and M models and rest were Toyota and Lexus.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Polo tech institute of some sort? And does the university repair so many cars for money or for charity? I have never heard of such cases as you mentioned. I work in the car industry. What college does he work? Maybe I can drop by the next time I'm
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)BMW 328i were the only two EU cars to make it to the top ten. First time in 10 years they made it to the top ten! I'm not trying to put down your brother, but what top university has a auto tech repair center in the US? So I'm assuming he goes to a
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 22, 2013)Boy that's really difficult to believe since Hyundai has just about the best warranties offered by any manufacture. Did you even read the CR report? Asian car manufactures dominated the top 10 list and none of the US models made it. Also audi A7/C7 &
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 21, 2013)People can race or get "track certified courses." Some of my friends tune all kinds of cars and take it up there for the week end and have loads of fun. wouldn't call it pony car killers, just tuned cars to have fun in.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 21, 2013)People here tune the genesis coup all the time here. They usually prefer the 2.0T because of the huge engine displacement tax. Not to uncommon to find the 3.3Tor the 3.8T with 500+ HP. There are a few tracks within 1.5 hours from Seoul where
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 21, 2013)if you want, but I'm sure not many people want read my ranting. If your brother worked at a BMW service repair center, I'm sure he will tell you don't buy a BMW and so on.
HND-9 Previews New Genesis Coupe(Mar 21, 2013)Dealer can repair that. further more, when you expect to pay nearly 100k for an Audi you would expect the damn floor mats to last more than 6 months before getting a hole in it. I can keep listing all the poop quality things about many luxury brands