Okay... correct me if I'm wrong. But isnt' this whole "altezza craze" because of an actual Japanese car called the Altezza? You have to wonder what owners of that car think. Just imagine how many time they think about the word "poser".
I'm confused.... What are you guys talking about? Altezza is the name of the IS300 in Japan. There is no such thing as Lexus in Japan..it's all Toyota so instead of Lexus IS300, they're Toyota Altezza.
The only reason the Lexus brand name exists is because Toyota new that Americans wouldn't shell out top $$$ for a Toyota...so you give it a new name and wala. My brother in law works for Lexus. I was also in Japan last year and witness it for my self.
Now back to this post....what do you mean "What point do they serve?"...and why the fast and the furious clip...those are civics. Again, I'm just confused by the topic; sorry.
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The point of showing that clip is because the truck driver is taking a shotgun to the altezzas on the back of the civic.
Alan, so does it follow that the lights actually took on the moniker because of the car itself? I have no idea, I was hoping someone could shed some light (no pun) on the origin of the name...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's correct! The Toyota Altezza was the first production car that featured those style of taillights, so it was basically named after it.
So I'm like getting way too much free time on my hands and I don't really think anybody here cares, but eh I'mma post anyways. This is as close to chronological as I can get it. TL;DR at the end of this post.
My dad wouldn't let me get my license unless I learned how to drive a manual. So when...