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  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    The best Kona coffee I experienced in Maui was at the Grand Wailea Napua Club Tower.

    Enjoy! :)
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    That's where we'll be, actually. I remember walking down the beach and watching that behemoth being built when I lived there... just up the beach a ways where those private homes are located... I think you know where I mean. :shades:

    Hey, what do you really think of the Q7's styling? I like the vehicle's interior, but I've got to be honest and mention that I'm not all that turned on with the exterior styling, and I was wondering if you or others felt the same way.

    TagMan
  • lexusguylexusguy Posts: 6,419
    Hey, what do you really think of the Q7's styling?

    The Q7 with its soft curves seems more like a big brother to the Allroad wagon than say the GL or LX, which are the big traditional boxes. I wouldn't call any of these vehicles gorgeous, but the Q7's look is at least interesting, and the interior is far better than the Lexus or Mercedes, in fact I like it better than the RR's.
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    I don't care much for the Q7's exterior styling either. Kind of reminds me of the...ugh... Infiniti FX. (except from the front, where it is patently "Audi"). I prefer the more conservative MDX, but I will go where the bargains are.

    Hey, is the fence still electrified where you used to live? :)

    When you get there, see if the Kona coffee they put out at the Napua Club breakfast buffet isn't the best coffee you ever tasted. Also, be prepared for a lot of kids... a lot of kids. I actually prefer the slightly more sedate Four Seasons next door.
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,663
    While we are making travel plans, I have successfully snagged 4 tickets to the Monday practice round at the Masters this year. My foursome will rubberneck all day Monday and then play a couple of the local courses on Tuesday and Wednesday (Stone Mountain and The Atlanta Trophy Club) then return Thursday.

    Just to stay on topic I will probably scout out an LS 460 in my spare time. :)

    PS: The Kona you get here never tastes the same as in Hawaii.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    Wow! Being a spectator at Augusta National is something I would drop everything to do at a moment's notice! Enjoy it. Something I'm sure you will never forget.

    The Kona coffee you get here and in the Maui gift shops is usually stale and is only about 10% Kona beans.
    You haven't lived until you have tasted fresh, 100% Kona coffee! It can be ordered online from various island farms.

    But, wouldn't you really rather drive one of Tiger's Buick courtesy cars? :)
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,663
    After seeing Augusta National in person my plan is to tell everyone that I am sure that I could shoot par there. Then dare them to arrange for me to prove it!!

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    the Q7's look is at least interesting, and the interior is far better than the Lexus or Mercedes, in fact I like it better than the RR's.

    Well, LG, sometimes you and I agree and sometimes we don't. This time we don't. I think the Range rover is stunning, sharp corners and all. The Mercedes GL is OK, but overall I'm not thrilled with it. But from an exterior styling standpoint, I'd have to put the Q7 slightly behind the others in the group, not say that it's bad, but it's just got some strangeness to it that I don't like... while the others do not.

    But the Range Rover... it's got the looks hands down, IMO.

    TagMan
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    I've stayed there before... yeah the kids are everywhere, and the Four Seasons has changed... lots of kids, too. And, yes, the club's Kona coffee is very good. I might have seen you there, but never knew it! ;)

    Well, we also agree about the Q7's styling.

    Every once in a while our local Costco carries 100% Kona coffee beans, and I buy bags of it.

    The wife's '06 MDX has been perfect so far, and the '07 is supposed to be even better.

    TagMan
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    Don't forget to bring back the video of you going down the water slide! :shades:

    I didn't know about Costco and Kona. Might be worth renewing my long-expired membership.

    One Edmunds consumer review down-graded his MDX because the steering needed too much effort! Now I'm really interested in the MDX! :)
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    I'll be the one with the drink in his hand fighting off hotel security.

    The Kona only shows up once in a while... that's why I buy so much of it when it does show up.

    Yeah, we don't want any of that girly steering, that's for sure. We want to steer like men! :shades:

    TagMan
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    Shoot par there? Not with those slick greens. I guarantee folks like us would have at least several 4 putts! Try adding at least 10 strokes to your regular score.

    To keep on topic: Any of the HELCS above would look smashing driving through Augusta National's main gate.
    I, myself, would prefer to do it in a shiny red 911 with the top down, sunglasses on and a premium gin and tonic at the ready in the driver's cup-holder. But that's just me! :shades:
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,663
    Well, the only way you can prove to me that I can't shoot par there is for you to take me there and arrange a match. OK?

    Tag, how did those Kona beans smell on the ride home from Cosco? :)

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    Unfortunately, I am not a member nor do I know any members at that distinguished club; although my son-in-law has connections at Pine Valley in NJ.

    I'm lucky I'm still a member here on Edmunds! :shades:
  • lexusguylexusguy Posts: 6,419
    One Edmunds consumer review down-graded his MDX because the steering needed too much effort! Now I'm really interested in the MDX!

    Thats the one thing that I don't really like about the X3, the steering is very heavy at parking speeds, but too light at highway speeds. I prefer the opposite.
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    Who knows? Maybe real wood will be an option in the 2008 version.

    That guy who posted as an Edmunds consumer reviewer was the only person out of tons of professional and consumer reviews that I have read who complained about the MDX steering. Everybody else who commented about the steering had good things to say. Therefore, I cannot really take his complaint seriously.

    Personally, I would rather have more effort than less.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Tag, how did those Kona beans smell on the ride home from Cosco?

    Kona is one of the very best, IMO... better than Columbian... but because of Juan Valdez and his cartel, Columbian rules the planet. ;)

    BTW, heavier power-steering beats light over-boosted power-steering anyday. And I agree with Lexusguy that if it's going to be variable, there should be more assist when parking and less assist as the speed increases.

    TagMan
  • anthonypanthonyp Posts: 1,860
    I`v heard from Merc and he is fine.... The loaner my wife got when she serviced her bmw stationwagon was a 3 and Hpowders thought maybe he would consider the new 3 convertable----way too small---IMO--- Tony
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,663
    In post 482 on the LS forum it has finally been found out that the larger brakes for the LS only come with the Touring option.

    Since the recently tested LS had wonderful brakes but no touring option, one must assume it had the regular smaller brakes.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,302
    I've given up on the 335i convertible, Tony. Just not practical. I need a lot of rear space.
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