criticalLITE said:CyberMonkey said:Now that you're mentioning it .
I was too busy wondering why a designer would place a fat chrome border around the dial-place, or what went wrong while designing the inside of the door or the steering wheel.
Must have been something horrible happening to that guy for sure.
But well, impressive car in size and figures, that's right.
Its actually kind of funny that you mentioned the steering wheel and door design. They designs are actually form following function- the door panels on the '06's have been redesigned for better side impact absorption. There is a four-inch thick foam pad inside of the door, so the door handle had to be relocated to in front of the window switches (if you look carefully you can see a small piece of curved plastic "chrome"- its the door handle). Also, the steering wheel has been redone to better protect the driver in frontal crashes. Apparently there is some kind of advanced collapsable steering column. I don't know how big this news was overseas a few years ago, but Ford is still trying to make the Explorers as safe as possible (its meets all safety guidlines through 2010's standards) in order to bury the Firestone fiasco from a few years ago. If you aren't too aware of what happened, google Ford Explorer Firestone- you will get plenty of info on that whole thing and why the Explorer's safety reputation has been a major focus since Ford redesigned it in 2002.
llpc60- cool 900. We used to have a 900S sedan years ago and it was an awesome car. How do you like yours?
criticalLITE said:llpc60- cool 900. We used to have a 900S sedan years ago and it was an awesome car. How do you like yours?
fbc said:I've got a soft spot for those Cressidas - like you said it's got the heart of a Supra. They can hustle a bit too.
Yeah, I'm amazed how Toyota considers those to be "sport sedans". Come on! The Camry is and always will be a point-a-to-b carwatto said:Hell, I'd rather have an old school Cressida than a new POS Camry!
That is a hot car my friend.Glidah said:My 2 month old Polo GTI. Replaced my old '97 golf CL, what a change
puts a biiiig smile on my face everytime I drive it
Current Camry's may have a lot more power than any completely stock Cressidas however your correct they're Camrys. They're a family sedan and the only racing Camrys can do is NASCAR but that would only be a Camry shell. The Avalon sadly is only a larger Camry, I've driven my dad's 2004 Avalon and while its comfortable its not a Cressida. Camrys and Avalons are comfort cars they'll be unable to race and still be a comfort car like a Cressida can back in the old days. The beauty of the Cressida is its compatible with even Toyota's new engines so long as you have the correct mods. 1JZ-GTE, 2JZ-GTE are the best choice engines since they're based from the M engines the Cressidas use. Ambitious Cressida owners do go for the raw power of the 1UZ-FE.petraman said:
Thanks!mautzel said:Lovely new one
Maybe Neo Hong Kong would be a better name. There are very few Japanese here and the Koreans seem to live around Yonge Street. Most of the mandarin speaking reside in Toronto. Then again I'm chineseKoenig said: