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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#39;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 car!

Here are a few of the that impressed me:

1. It’s so quiet to drive. That is of due to the car being a hybrid, running on its electric motor during the of my drive without the use of its powerful engine. It’s so silent, in that I think it could be a health hazard to unwary crossing the road!

2. It’s very comfortable inside… not surprising in a heavy luxury but the ride was so smooth that it felt like the car was floating and over the road. It’s as long as the driver doesn’t asleep from being too

3. All of the interior #8211; especially the #8211; look awesome! It has cool buttons and gadgets to any driver or passenger entertained long drives.

I now understand why the is so popular among men: it cool, sporty and luxurious at the time, and when you’re it you start to feel invincible, as if you in a heavily armored tank.

as I was climbing out the car after my drive, I not help thinking “was I driving it?” Sure, I was the wheel, making turns, pressing down the gas and the break. it did not feel like I was in direct of the car, but more like I was its in-built computer what to do, and computer was in turn directing the So, when asked how the driving was, I wasn’t sure how to

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#8217;s why#8230;

The Maxima, on one of its better days

1. The air-conditioner never worked so that the windows often had to be to let in the fresh tropical breeze… with all the noxious fumes surrounding cars and lorries. Oh,

2. The steering was crooked so that if I let go of the the car would automatically veer to the and into the opposing lane is in America, with right-side

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: technologically-advanced cars can sometimes be so that there is very left for the driver to do, and therefore a lot of that “connection” between car and Don’t get me wrong, the Toyota Hybrid is an excellent car. I recommend it to anyone who wants a SUV that is both luxurious and at the same time.

Toyota really does amazing things.

…but depending on time and place, and if I choose between the two, I much rather go out for a drive in an old Maxima.

– Speaking of Harriers, though, we usually a few for sale on our website#8230; somewhat and definitely not hybrids, but Harriers the less. Please feel to take a look and see other as well if you#8217;re interested. here to see our stock list

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