Toyota Makes Practical Appliance Cars

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Or not. The best part? The LF-A, seen burning here at the 24 Hours Nürburgring, has just been re-approved for production, according to Motor Trend. Oy.

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  • Brock_Landers Brock_Landers on May 28, 2009

    Nice to see that the LF-A didn't burn to ground like Audi R8 few years ago at the 'Ring. IS-F has plenty of flash and pizzazz, just drive it and you'll understand why.

  • Bazza Bazza on May 28, 2009
    carguy622 : I saw a Lexus IS-F yesterday for the first time. I was certain some young guy was going to get in and speed off. Nope. Some old man hobbled into it, using the a-pillar as a handle and swinging the door closed with the top of the door frame, then he slowly backed in and out a couples of times and crept off. (Nice exhaust note when he started it though.) So even the IS-F is being driving by dull people! Yep, nobody but us dull old people driving the IS-F. Move along...nothing to see here. :-) Brock_Landers : IS-F has plenty of flash and pizzazz, just drive it and you’ll understand why. Stop spilling the beans. The ignorant should remain so!

  • Shogun Shogun on May 28, 2009

    Let's not forget Toyota dumbed down the MR-2 so that it would become "more economical"...

  • JMII JMII on May 28, 2009

    Using the Scion TC as an example - how hard would it be to make a RWD version then slap a turbo on the 4 banger? How much more would it cost? When is someone (anyone!) going to make a low cost, fun to drive, affordable sports coupe? Right now there is the Miata and... sorry I'm drawing a blank here. I'm going to assume the Miata is profitable, so why not bring back the Celica GT as reskinned Scion TC. Given Toyota production capacity can't they make a niche product like a small sports car by just using their parts bin? Scion TC body, Lexus drivetrain, Camry V6? Monster Garage could build it in under a week, why can't Toyota? I sure miss those old Toyota MR2s, Supras, Celicas, etc.