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Originally posted by Altezza:
JW, don't want to be fussy about details, but the platform for FWD Camry, ES, RX, Siena, Solara, Highlander is a different platform compared to the RWD Altezza, Progres, Mark 2. The drivetrain is different so there's not so much a chance of these platforms having common parts.
And Mark2 have been around for over 35 years. Camry debuted more than a decade later. Mark2 is the third oldest passenger model of Toyota. There is no shift to RWD, FWD came around from the 80s, RWD has been around from the start. Its just that most exported models were FWDs. So Toyota has quite an amount of expertise in RWD. Which is something Honda doesn't have anymore.
Mark 2 have always been a car for the conservative. (Boring design for all 9 generatons, IMO.) I personally like the Chaser which has been the sister car of Mark 2 for a couple of generations. Design of the next Chaser is said to be much better than the new Mark 2.
[This message has been edited by Altezza (edited October 26, 2000).]