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Old 04-14-2021, 09:45 AM   #5576
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Wasn't there an AWD SuperCharged Previa offered? I know Hoovie had a SC one last year, can't recall if it was AWD or not.
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:57 AM   #5577
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Yes, yes there was. Too bad it isn't fast.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:11 AM   #5578
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Didnít watch because de muro but I donít get who Kia is targeting with it:

- sliding doors and useful, ok
- FWD, V6, only 3,500 lb towing capacity so very much minivan level utility
- looks butch but oddly proportioned, rear axle pushed back like a F-150 SuperCrew with the 6.5í bed if that makes sense

With the Sienna and Pacifica both offering AWD I feel Kia is missing the boat here.
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They're targeting the remaining few
"I really really want a minivan, but make it not look like a minivan. Make it look like a truck or something; but be sure it has all the minivan stuff. I don't want a Sienna, Pacifica, or Odyssey- They look like minivans."
It's even more of an odd decision considering they already have that vehicle. It's called Palisade/Telluride.

The only difference between this and those two are the sliding doors. This is coming from someone who has a Palisade parked in the garage as we speak.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:21 AM   #5579
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Yes, yes there was. Too bad it isn't fast.
I don't think shikataganai cares about fast.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:52 AM   #5580
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Didnít watch because de muro but I donít get who Kia is targeting with it:

- sliding doors and useful, ok
- FWD, V6, only 3,500 lb towing capacity so very much minivan level utility
- looks butch but oddly proportioned, rear axle pushed back like a F-150 SuperCrew with the 6.5í bed if that makes sense

With the Sienna and Pacifica both offering AWD I feel Kia is missing the boat here.
It's been a while since I've watched the other van reviews. I would imagine the majority mini van shoppers don't care about AWD. But would care about the boat load of interior features such as the very modern rear seat entertainment system.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:52 AM   #5581
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Wasn't there an AWD SuperCharged Previa offered? I know Hoovie had a SC one last year, can't recall if it was AWD or not.
SC but only RWD.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:27 PM   #5582
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Didnít watch because de muro but I donít get who Kia is targeting with it:

- sliding doors and useful, ok
- FWD, V6, only 3,500 lb towing capacity so very much minivan level utility
- looks butch but oddly proportioned, rear axle pushed back like a F-150 SuperCrew with the 6.5í bed if that makes sense

With the Sienna and Pacifica both offering AWD I feel Kia is missing the boat here.
No joke, they use these luxury minivan in Korea Ll the time to shuttle around KPOP stars.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:44 PM   #5583
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No joke, they use these luxury minivan in Korea Ll the time to shuttle around KPOP stars.
Japan has some nice, posh minivans as well.

https://www.carnichiwa.com/car-news/...xury-features/







Would rock. But here we get regular minivans and giant commercial-ish vans and nothing between.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:47 PM   #5584
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Japan has some nice, posh minivans as well.

https://www.carnichiwa.com/car-news/...xury-features/







Would rock. But here we get regular minivans and giant commercial-ish vans and nothing between.
I friggin love Japanese luxury minivans, I know they were the baller equivalent of westerners driving around in Range Rovers elsewhere in the world.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:50 PM   #5585
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They're targeting the remaining few
"I really really want a minivan, but make it not look like a minivan. Make it look like a truck or something; but be sure it has all the minivan stuff. I don't want a Sienna, Pacifica, or Odyssey- They look like minivans."
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:31 PM   #5586
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ah yah True^ I remember chevy trying to call the Uplander/Montana/Terraza a "crossover sport van" but it obv didn't really stick
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:26 PM   #5587
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It also didn't help that it was a steaming pile of ****
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:52 PM   #5588
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Vehicles I would import under the 25 year rule in a hypothetical future where this made any sense:

- V12 Toyota Century with wool interior
- The modern Japanese market anniversary edition 70 series
- Toyota GranAce with those fabulous seats
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:31 PM   #5589
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Ah - Foresty Forest converted one of these into quite the RV:

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Old 04-20-2021, 11:21 AM   #5590
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I test drove a new Land Cruiser Heritage Edition yesterday while the Highlander was getting inspected. While it was very nice and I would like it, I just canít justify paying that much for a vehicle. If I was comfortable paying almost $100k for something, itís what I would get.

My car is running fine so I think Iíll keep it another year. Then Iíll get either a new 4Runner (assuming redesigned then) or something electric. Since we will keep the highlander for a while and it can handle our road trips, I could manage with an electric.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:51 PM   #5591
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I should import a 25 year old car from Japan
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:20 PM   #5592
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:33 PM   #5593
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something like this

https://japancardirect.com/listings/...ca-star-wagon/



the Japanese know of my tastes

and it would fit in the garage!

but realistically my Land Cruiser is just fine.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:58 PM   #5594
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Too bad you didn't end up in Seattle, that's where all the JDM vans are

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/c...310728406.html
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:44 AM   #5595
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Too bad you didn't end up in Seattle, that's where all the JDM vans are

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/c...310728406.html
That's awesome!

https://classiccarsbay.com/1994-mits...-diesel-133675





The Delica L400 (so 1994-2006, not that any but the first few years are 25 year eligible at this point) in high roof Crystal Lite flavor is amazing. A tall minivan, about 81" tall, diesel, 4WD with low range, fold flat seats.

Why did we not get such awesome vehicles on these shores? The Japanese knew what's up with #vanlife way before our bro-dudes caught on.



Edit: Given my headroom obsession, if I ever went down the Delica Space Gear L400 rabbit hole it looks like I'll need one with a height adjustable seat, so 6/96 build date or later per this thread.

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Old 04-23-2021, 11:36 AM   #5596
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can haz Mazda Bongo Friendee plz



Small turbodiesel, 4x4, slushbox, tall-minivan seating layout + that optional OEM pop up roof.

Itís like an alternate universe where the Astro van and its ilk continued to be improved.
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:41 PM   #5597
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There's a Delica owners club in BC. They used to descend on the Olympic Peninsula via the Victoria-Port Angeles ferry every year, so they'd flood into town for a week each summer (back in the before times). Really cool camping rigs.


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ah yah True^ I remember chevy trying to call the Uplander/Montana/Terraza a "crossover sport van" but it obv didn't really stick


Check out that diverse group of totally real Montana cowboys.
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:25 PM   #5598
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can haz Mazda Bongo Friendee plz



Small turbodiesel, 4x4, slushbox, tall-minivan seating layout + that optional OEM pop up roof.

Itís like an alternate universe where the Astro van and its ilk continued to be improved.
VW does not sell these in the US

https://www.volkswagen-nutzfahrzeuge...ornia-6-1.html
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:42 PM   #5599
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They stopped selling the Eurovan(T4) here in 2003.
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:44 PM   #5600
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They stopped selling the Eurovan(T4) here in 2003.

Yup. And now Eurovan Camper owners want $30k+ for their aging ****boxes
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