WOW once again proving that you are a complete idiot. Every new automobile release is like this. It just so happens that in todays age of technology we are more informed the ever before. I'm sure Toyota would prefer that all of this information not have been leaked until the price is released later this month. It just so happens that things get out and then they get spread like herpes. Now isn't there some other forum you can pollute, Troll?DocAltie said:I don't think it is pretence... Toyota makes some of the best vehicles on the road today. The information void is because:
1. They are hiding something
2. They are rushed on this model
3. They are unsure how ANOTHER SUV will do in the marketplace
4. The design is a little outlandish and they don't want to alienate their soccer-moms like Isuzu did with the Vehi-X.
5. One read around this board and you will see how touchy the price is to people.
6. If they make it a hybrid, forget about true off roaders.
7. They are almost the biggest consumer vehicle comapny in the world, why risk bad press when they can have no press.
air said:why can't a hybrid go offroad? engine shuts off until 5 miles/hr so you'd be "electircally" climbing hills?
i'm sure there's a way to make it work. with that said, a HYBRID will be a hyrogen car with electric backup. not the PC nonsense of today's hype.
DocAltie said:Besides, why would a hybrid be better off-road? As soon as there is a load on the vehicle's powertrain, the engine is running. Off the beaten path the engine would always run. So you would be stuck with a little engine in ost cases. Hybrids get their fuel economy in the city because of stop and go driving. The gas engine stops when the car is no in motion or has very little load on the drivetrain. On the highway they are worse than any number of Honda Civics.
At this point, what do we not know besides firm pricing? Seems like most of the data and photos are out there on one site or another, and quite a few have driven and reported about it. By the time any other recent embargo was lifted (IS250/350, RAV, Yaris, 4th Gen, etc.) it's been pretty much old news.air said:Forgive my naivete but I do not understand the "information embargo" and secrecy surrounding the FJ. Why does Toyota not want to release information?
I don't like it, but it makes sense. Instead of dribbling out info over the course of time and letting people grow blasé about it, you set things up so there is a release date of reviews and final info right as the car hits the lots. That way, the public is flooded with info and gets excited about the car right as it starts to come out. (Don't peak too soon.)Why does Toyota not want to release information?