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Why the superb Toyota Harrier is not the car for me

Since this is my first on this blog, I will myself: my name is Maki, and I am the here at Autocom Japan. I all the money that goes in and out the and occasionally dabble in other such as advertisement design.

I am a petrolhead; I love all things an engine and four wheels, those rare, expensive loaded with tons of

So, today I would like to about my experience in the most advanced car I have ever the Toyota Harrier Hybrid (or Lexus RX Hybrid).

Harrier the most sophisticated car I’ve driven

First and foremost of let me inform you that I do not own a Harrier. A luxury SUV is not the kind of car a 22-year-old should be driving, much be able to afford. But I got to drive it at a course set aside specifically for purpose by Toyota. And what a

Here are a few of the things that me:

1. It’s so eerily quiet to That is of course due to the car being a running entirely on its electric during the course of my drive the use of its powerful 3000cc engine. so silent, in fact, that I it could possibly be a health to unwary pedestrians crossing the

2. It’s very, very inside… not very surprising in a luxury car, but the ride was so that it almost felt the car was floating and gliding over the It’s great as long as the doesn’t fall asleep being too comfortable.

3. All of the interior – the dashboard – look awesome! It has cool buttons and gadgets to any driver or passenger entertained long drives.


I now understand why the Harrier is so popular men: it looks cool, and luxurious at the same time, and you’re driving it you start to invincible, as if you were in a heavily tank.

However, as I was climbing out the car my drive, I could not help “was I really driving Sure, I was behind the wheel, turns, signalling, pressing the gas and the break. Only it did not feel I was in direct control of the car, but like I was telling its in-built what to do, and that computer was in directing the car. So, when how the driving experience was, I sure how to answer.

Now, let me take you back a years back in my lifetime, to a time when I lived on the of Hawaii. The car I and my roommates drove then was an old gray Nissan I don’t know exactly how old the car only that the model was produced in 1989. And what can I the car was like the exact opposite of the Harrier: a plain, old, car. Here’s why…

The Maxima, on one of its better days

1. The never worked correctly so the windows often had to be opened to let in the tropical breeze… along all the noxious fumes from cars and lorries. Oh, joy.

2. The was crooked so that if I let go of the wheel, the car automatically veer to the left and the opposing lane (this is in with right-side lanes).

3. No matter how diligently we washed and it, it always looked as if someone had acid over its bonnet.

4. the car stubbornly refused to start its at all and was therefore completely useless.

when the old Maxima did obey its despite the hot, humid despite the coughing engine and the crooked steering, and despite its looks, it could sometimes a truly wonderful driving I could feel each of the car working hard, moving and directly to me, and it gave me a sense of

After driving the new Harrier I realized that that was was missing from my driving in it. I could not “feel” the car like I in the Maxima.

So, you might ask, my point in comparing these two different cars? One is an epitome of Japanese engineering, while the is just a plain, out-dated car by standards.

My point is this: modern, cars can sometimes be so sophisticated there is very little for the driver to do, and therefore lose a lot of “connection” between car and driver. get me wrong, the Toyota Harrier is an excellent car. I strongly it to anyone who wants a sporty SUV is both luxurious and economical at the time. Toyota really some amazing things.

sometimes, depending on time and and if I could choose between the I would much rather go out for a in an old beaten-up Maxima.

— of Toyota Harriers, though, we have a few for sale on our website… older and definitely not hybrids, but none the less. Please free to take a look and see cars as well if you’re Click here to see our stock

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