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(AutoBlog)   Have you ever said, 'I wish I could find a Rolls-Royce knockoff with the style of a Toyota, including cheesy cloth seats'? Well, today is your lucky day   ( autoblog.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 01:16:57 AM  
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Mister Peejay: Leather is also pretty shiatty.  Cloth seats are much nicer to actually have to live with.  Granted, neither has the pure bliss of *velour*, but i think that particular gem never managed to cross either ocean.

/seriously, wtf is with leather.  it's cold in the winter, it's hot in the summer, and it cracks before the car's paid off
/has a car with leather seats.  it farking sucks.  next car will also have leather seats, because Volvo for some stupid-ass reason didn't make any of their good cars with cloth interior


The thing with leather seats these days is everybody cheaps out with it, even guys like Rolls Royce.  Nobody spends a few extra bucks to get the high-end Corinthian stuff anymore.
2017-10-05 09:08:17 PM  
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Mindlock: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I am by no means an automotive / mechanical / engineering / [other] expert, but 280hp out of a V12 up to 2016? That sounds... laughably underwhelming, right? What the hell is the point? Shiat, my 2013 Sonata's 4-banger puts out 274hp; am I just missing something here?

The engine was rated back in the 90's when the horsepower cap was still in play.  The figure was probably just never updated because it wasn't a car that was being bought on it's performance specs.


For decades, Rolls-Royce listed a given car's engine's horsepower as "Sufficient".

That always amused me.  Actual numbers are so agricultural.
2017-10-05 08:23:36 PM  
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Likwit: Glitchwerks: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I am by no means an automotive / mechanical / engineering / [other] expert, but 280hp out of a V12 up to 2016? That sounds... laughably underwhelming, right? What the hell is the point? Shiat, my 2013 Sonata's 4-banger puts out 274hp; am I just missing something here?

There was a gentleman's agreement among Japanese car manufacturers not to produce cars that have over 276 HP.

My guess is that since this is such a traditional car, they have stuck to that tradition, even they though stopped following that agreement a long time ago.

They never actually adhered to it in the first place, though. They just put out false HP numbers.

That's the problem with this car. It seems to have been designed by Japanese people for the Japanese market, and they have wildly different taste in cars than we do. These big luxury Toyotas may appeal old Japanese men who want a high class vehicle and still think the kokusan (Japanese-made) label means something, but I can't imagine many Americans going out and buying one.


well, its only going to be sold in the japanease market (its only ever been sold there) so that should be fairly logical.

I like that they use wool seats rather then leather because leather seats might make a fart like noise when rubbed against and thus would be embarrassing.
 
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