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Re: Boxsta' size

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:55 am

Cuda911 wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:03 pm
gnat wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:24 am
I haven't been up close to a 992, but the 991 was bad enough and the wide S versions are just silly.
I disagree.
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Re: Boxste' size

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:00 pm

I love and one day will buy a 992 to be my 996's sister fight me.
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Re: Boxste' size

Post by gnat » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:32 pm

Dr_Strangelove (whew!) wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:00 pm I love and one day will buy a 992 to be my 996's sister fight me.
Well I'm certainly not going to throw the one that magically appears in my garage out for dripping oil :lol:

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Re: Boxste' size

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:37 pm

I see them often in person and even with the weird angular geometry and everything I am smitten with them.

That said my next modern sports car is probably going to be a LC500. Those. Things. Are. STUNNING.


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Re: Boxste' size

Post by 5chn3ll » Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:40 am

I hate the grille design - but that's true of damn near every Lexus. The whole whale/manta ray-mouth ("we ran out of design ideas, so let's just use an enormous, oddly-shaped grille on every car from now on") look just doesn't do it for me - but AGL, the rest of the car is easy on the eyes.
Dr_Strangelove (whew!) wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:37 pm That said my next modern sports car is probably going to be a LC500. Those. Things. Are. STUNNING.

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Re: Boxste' size

Post by 32wildbilly » Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:34 am

A few years back I was considering the Lexus small SUV. That is until I realized it had the squared off full coverage front grill. I find it hideous and incomprehensible! Sorry Doc.
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5chn3ll wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:40 am I hate the grille design - but that's true of damn near every Lexus. The whole whale/manta ray-mouth ("we ran out of design ideas, so let's just use an enormous, oddly-shaped grille on every car from now on") look just doesn't do it for me - but AGL, the rest of the car is easy on the eyes.
Dr_Strangelove (whew!) (whew!) wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:37 pm That said my next modern sports car is probably going to be a LC500. Those. Things. Are. STUNNING.
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Re: Boxsta' size

Post by Cuda911 » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:33 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:55 am
Cuda911 wrote: Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:03 pm

I disagree.
Don’t forget you’re in a 996 forum, Mr. Moneybags.

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Re: Boxste' size

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:49 pm

5chn3ll wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:40 am I hate the grille design

Me too, however, I would argue that the LC is the first Lexus that seems to have taken the grille into consideration with the rest of the design vs the rest of the Lexus lineup which is, essentially, "The car used to look like that and now it looks like this, see, we put the thing on it." That absolutely killed Acura IMO with the beak and I am actually a bit astounded that seemingly quality and reputation alone saved Lexus from the predator mouth.

I feel like the LC is one of those cars where in pictures it's like - oh, sure, fine. But in person it turns my head every single time in every single color. I think it has remarkable road presence.
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