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Back to my roots
I wanted to answer this question a while ago, but I never did.
So I’ve recently been heavily orange pilled and I’ve realized the many things that cars have caused to our world.
I’m already quite stressed about climate change and I’ve made it a priority in my life, yet that is just a small portion of the whole problem.
Be it either the insane costs (<holy crap watch this video if one) or socio/psycological effects they cause, I have slowly changed my mind on using them every day. Even though I still love, and depend on mine.
Just hearing about how hard life has become for many, and how much some of us have to work just to survive, to the point that work is the only thing we do, yet billions of our taxes are spent subsidizing unwanted and unnesesary stuff just because of how we’ve built our cities, around cars.
The solution will never be to just “stop driving” or “take the bus”. It’s far fetched in our laws, taxation, construction and policy.
Cars are for us are the little box of happyness that has kept us moving in the sea of others, who live the same reality, unaware of how indirectly, they are slowly doing damage to themselfves.
If anything I’ve learnt is, cities need less stroads, and more local racetracks.

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@Barry Tone
I believe it. My mother’s fourth generation Mercury Sable was a better car than most sedans today. It had a softer suspension and nice seats for a comfortable ride, the cabin was tall enough, the visibility was better because the windows were larger, and the Ford V6 felt responsive.

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Comfort seems to have almost been “offensive” to car designers for the last 20 something years. Perhaps that’s not the best word to use, but considering how comfortable my 1990 Mercury is compared to anything I hear of today, this is a might touch ridiculous.
Modern Cars: Eh, they work.
1960s - 1990s Cars: My 1990 Grand Marquis Wagon literally cured my back trouble that happened when I slept so funny that I couldn’t walk right; my muscles were messed up. Oh, and I have no issues with ceiling height, though I didn’t measure the distance between my head and the ceiling.

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kleptomage
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@Goku Black
I think my next vehicle is going to be a truck or crossover because sedans can’t compete with their comfort and practicality.
For comfort, sedans are too damn short. I have the seat in my Sonata lowered as far as it can go and there’s only about an inch between my head and the roof. I get in by falling hands first into the seat and crawling into place. Everyone who gets in my car complains how low it is too.
For practicality, a truck or crossover has more ground clearance and 4WD or AWD for bad roads and weather. A truck bed or hatch is far better for carrying cargo than a car’s trunk.
Back to the Crown, Toyota is smart to address some of the shortcomings of a traditional sedan by raising its height and giving it AWD standard. I wouldn’t buy one though. It looks too garish for my taste.

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kleptomage
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@Goku Black
You can’t tell from that picture, but the Crown is sized between a sedan and a crossover, like the Honda Crosstour. I’m not sure raising a sedan a few inches is enough to make someone choose it over a regular crossover like the RAV4.

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2023 Toyota Crown
This will be replacing the Avalon when it’s finally phased out. All models come in Hybrid and AWD standard, from what I understand.

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FuckItsDaytimeAgain
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@The magic 🅱oi
You’d be surprised what actually comprises an aerodynamic car. Sure this is no model X or Prius, but specially for being downforce oriented:
It has a reasonable front end lip might, act as pressure rounding, and stopping air from forming a low pressure area around the sides of front fenders and top of hood.
The side vented heat exchanger exhausts beat bottom exits any time of the day, and allow for flat bottom pans.
Front fenders have a decent curvature,I observe either a full sideskirt or front wheel tails.
The passanger area is vetically tapered, and closes partially on the rear.
The wipers are not exposed to the airflow, the mirror struts have little frontal area, all windows being flush, with no protruding pillars helps a lot too.
The rear fenders I would agree with. Something is not right.
Those fanwheels have decent surface aero, rotational drag depends on a lot of factors.
I assume flat bottom, but the difusser’s desing and low general rear area should help reduce wake drag specially from the wheels, even if it’s clearly focused on downforce.
I know it’s just a concept btw.

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New Type R looks awesome. Better than Integra with the 1.5L but I’ll take the Integra with the 2.0 turbo in the future any day over the Type R.
@MagpulPony
not in USA though. Colorado ZR2 Bison is the reigning champion of midsize trucks, Ranger is due for an upgrade though.
@MagpulPony
she’s clean! I like the grey and black color combo too! I bet you’re enjoying the wonderful driving weather out there!
@kleptomage
At least we know the mpg of Magpul’s Raptor is going to be better than this V8 monster Raptor R!

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