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    You must buy a sports car before you have difficulty getting in and out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8 View Post
    You must buy a sports car before you have difficulty getting in and out of it
    'before' is correct or else you need someone to pull you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    'before' is correct or else you need someone to pull you out.
    You can have the best of both worlds. Toyota C-HR stands for Coupe High Rider.



    If only this car can come sooner.


    You can see the production car's design didn't stray too far from the concept.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    [QUOTE=Henry T;606944]You can have the best of both worlds. Toyota C-HR stands for Coupe High Rider.



    If only this car can come sooner.


    .............QUOTE]

    Yes, better and please buy one for me, TQVM

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    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8 View Post
    You must buy a sports car before you have difficulty getting in and out of it
    Nice to drive and good in looks but not exactly a practical idea since you got to live with it for years. Two doors make it even worse especially if you got few matured age friends visiting and they have to use the rear seats. We had some ex neighbours in their 50's visiting recently and getting into the car is a pain.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coogee View Post
    ... Two doors make it even worse ... getting into the car is a pain.....
    It is a 4-door - obviously you hadn't seen the HR-V- the 2 back "door handles" are hidden

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    It is a 4-door - obviously you hadn't seen the HR-V- the 2 back "door handles" are hidden
    I think coogee only made a general statement and was not referring to that HR-V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coogee View Post
    Nice to drive and good in looks but not exactly a practical idea since you got to live with it for years. Two doors make it even worse especially if you got few matured age friends visiting and they have to use the rear seats. We had some ex neighbours in their 50's visiting recently and getting into the car is a pain.....
    Those who own a sport car usually have other cars. It is their weekend toy. They don't have to worry about practicality.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    I know a place where owner showcase their car on weekdays..

    Usually it is between 7 to 8am , and another round is from 2 to 3pm..

    Some of the models I have never seen them on the road before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    What about Subaru Forester at RM120 entry level on the road. I have test drive it. Solid, quiet and value for money

    Nowadays, there is a lot of "cross-platform" collaboration to develop new model to optimize components development cost. There are many examples of separate car companies collaborating on vehicle platforms. They are almost always "platform engineered" which means they can often look very different, but use many of the same components.

    Fyi, Toyota owns 16% of Fuji Heavy Industries which is the parent company of Subaru. On top of that, Toyota also is the majority owner of Hino Motors Ltd, the largest shareholder of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    ...The Mazda is CX3 and not CX5.
    Mazda is the latest example where car companies are rushing in the "cross-platform" collaboration..

    " Mazda Motor and Toyota Motor have reportedly pinpointed at least 10 business segments that are ripe for cooperation, including the development of electric vehicles and connected cars, more than a year after the two Japanese automakers announced a long-term partnership " http://fortune.com/2016/11/02/toyota-mazda-partners/

    We also have low profile, quiet owners who don't want public to know they actually control the famous luxurious brands. Volvo cars are fully owned by a Chinese automotive company now, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and the pride of British - Jaguar and Land Rover are owned by Tata Group from India..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    I think coogee only made a general statement and was not referring to that HR-V.
    Ya, just passing on my experience......I had a look at the HR-V earlier this year when I took friends looking to buy a small SUV. They compared the HR-V, the bigger CRV but decided on a all wheel Subaru Forester for practical reasons for country side driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coogee View Post
    Ya, just passing on my experience......I had a look at the HR-V earlier this year when I took friends looking to buy a small SUV. They compared the HR-V, the bigger CRV but decided on a all wheel Subaru Forester for practical reasons for country side driving.
    Yes, that was also my experience with a sport car when I had to be pull out by others unceremoniously.

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