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michael
13-01-04, 11:33
Click here (http://www.autocarmag.com/RoadTest_Summary.asp?RT=200081)

And this is the pic they used - anyone on here own this one?

http://www.autocarmag.com/Car/Toyota/Supra/1693331032.jpg

Supragal
13-01-04, 11:45
So they like it then?! :D

"Despite its rather charmless aesthetics, the cabin is well designed, offering a comfortable driving position for all but the exceptionally tall."

Whats exceptionally tall? Ian seems to manage!!

JohnK
13-01-04, 12:41
Thats far from the full review they printed, missing all the test data for starters, but good to see they are putting their reviews online now.

Ian C
13-01-04, 14:00
Originally posted by Supragal
So they like it then?! :D

"Despite its rather charmless aesthetics, the cabin is well designed, offering a comfortable driving position for all but the exceptionally tall."

Whats exceptionally tall? Ian seems to manage!!

I read it and thought of that as well!

I guess us tall people have a different point of view (pardon the pun) when it comes to comfortable ergonomics. Cars is a good example:

Short person: The seat offers enough adjustability to allow me to set the correct height, and the wheel adjusts for rake and reach so I'm not straining. Very comfortable, and a nice airy cabin.

Average person: Good room in the cabin, comfy seats, and all the adjustable stuff is handy too so you can get the perfect position for long distance drives.

Tall person: Fuck me, my head isn't pressed against the roof. Sold.
(As a bonus I can turn the wheel without my left hand hitting my leg providing I wedge the gearstick into my calf muscle.)

-Ian

pulse
13-01-04, 14:03
I'm sure most of you have also read this Top Gear review (http://www.topgear.com/servlet/tg?DEST=/content/jsp/individualRoadTest.jsp&EVENT=1110&MAKE=Toyota:E6&MODEL=Supra:B0&roadTestNumber=01.html) of the Supra too?

-p (Bastard Black driver)

Digsy
13-01-04, 14:03
Originally posted by Ian C
Fuck me, my head isn't pressed against the roof

I bet you say that to all the girls.















Actually, I really regret starting that train of thought now. :(

Ian C
13-01-04, 14:14
Don't talk to me about sex in cars. It's something other people can do. It'd be like trying to get king kong to use a pogo stick* in a wardrobe.

-Ian

*the legitimate use. Not some other use.

shaf
13-01-04, 14:21
Originally posted by Ian C
Don't talk to me about sex in cars. It's something other people can do. It'd be like trying to get king kong to use a pogo stick* in a wardrobe.

-Ian

*the legitimate use. Not some other use.

you think that's bad!

wait til you've tried it..... albeit unsuccessfully, in a two seater :flame Dev

Rob_B
13-01-04, 18:43
Originally posted by Ian C
Don't talk to me about sex in cars. It's something other people can do. It'd be like trying to get king kong to use a pogo stick* in a wardrobe.

-Ian

*the legitimate use. Not some other use.

lol.. I can imagine that being pretty difficult, legitimate usage or otherwise :D

Rob.

Tom
13-01-04, 19:56
Originally posted by Ian C

(As a bonus I can turn the wheel without my left hand hitting my leg providing I wedge the gearstick into my calf muscle.)

-Ian

How tall are you Ian?

Im 6'3 and found I had a lot of room in all the supe's i've test driven too, although theres much more room in my mini than a supe!

Ian C
13-01-04, 23:05
2 metres. 6'7" in old money. I've got headroom, a lot of my height is in my legs though, cavemen would pay a fortune for my femurs.

A scale piccy for you all:

http://www.ian.chisholm.clara.net/pix/me1.jpg

Sexy, huh?

-Ian

Bobbeh
14-01-04, 11:05
The top gear review was pretty much all good.. but as usual a reviewer can be all prasie, so they've gotta be a little detremental and turning to the 'trouser problem' stereotype is pretty lame. :blink: So nothing but good comments about the car there then. :thumbs:

Roy
14-01-04, 11:10
Originally posted by Ian C
2 metres. 6'7" in old money. I've got headroom, a lot of my height is in my legs though, cavemen would pay a fortune for my femurs.

A scale piccy for you all:

http://www.ian.chisholm.clara.net/pix/me1.jpg

Sexy, huh?

-Ian


jesus Ian - did you have to remove the back seats n extend the rails ? :innocent:

Keith C
14-01-04, 11:57
I'm sure I've read that review before - reminds me of one of the reviews that was on mkiv.com...

Tom
14-01-04, 21:38
Cheers Ian,

Those wheels suit the styling real well!:cool:

Tom.

trooper
15-01-04, 13:06
Interesting they mentioned an 80 litre fuel tank.

I went away last week and discovered that I'd forgotten my credit cards (muppet) so I had to complete the journey without refueling. Made it home OK but at the pumps I only managed to get in 64 litres implying the tank is just 70 litres not 80 as I've seen in test reports (and my owner's manual).

Is the Jap tank smaller than the UK one? Or are the reports wrong? Or does my fuel guage need calibrating?

outatime
15-01-04, 14:15
Import Supras have a 70l fuel tank...

:thumbs:

trooper
15-01-04, 14:23
Another weight saving :)

Bobbeh
15-01-04, 21:08
No, just means you run outta fuel quicker :) Besides theres no need for such a large tank on a car with such small injectors :p

trooper
16-01-04, 07:00
Smaller injectors but more torque, interesting.

What about MPG? I regularly get 27-28 MPG and the type of fuel doesn't seem to make any difference. I think I like my small injectors. :D

The article also mentions trouser dimensions! I never have any trouble finding trousers that go all the way down to my shoes :confused:

Bobbeh
16-01-04, 11:33
Its only cos J-specs arnt worth writing an article about ;)

MPG are probably the same tbh. And when you're going for MPG you dont use the turbos anyway, so we're both on a 3.0 2JZ :)

Ever had your car dyno'd trooper?

Roy
16-01-04, 11:35
cue dude ............. enter stage right :p :innocent:

Bobbeh
16-01-04, 11:42
Originally posted by Roy
cue dude ............. enter stage right :p :innocent:

You mean que more ghey comments? :D

I love any supra.. even if it has no trUb0s :thumbs:

trooper
16-01-04, 12:35
Nope, never had it dyno'd. It feels like 280PS or there abouts as she's completely stock. (Apart from the CD player)

My girlfriend doesn't think it's that fast but it's fast enough for public roads. My 28MPG was on motorway as is most of my driving. On the return journey I was driving pretty sedately to conserve fuel as I'd realised by then my credit cards were in my other jacket.

Bobbeh
16-01-04, 12:50
Ok. My stock UK6TT (apart from exhaust pipe with cats still in) knocking out 306 at hp and 294ft/lbs of torque at hubs. (wish I knew true flywheel figures here).

Also had it dyno'd completely stock on a rolling road at 265rwhp, which is 323bhp and 315ft/lbs

trooper
16-01-04, 13:05
323BHP and 315lb/ft. Right on the money.

I've seen TVRs Dyno'd and they can come out like 60, 70, 80bhp down on book figures. And that's when they're running right.