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im assuming before they started using these?

 

http://www.cameracarsystems.com/pages/gallery.html

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it was mentioned in this thread before that movie studios use Toyota Siennas (with 4 wheel drive) to film 1st person POV car chase sequences right?

Yes for this one, but it was not 4WD:


A friend was driving the Sienna and pacing the 911 race car around the track, and both drivers (friend and racecar driver) were impressed at how fast you can flog the Sienna around a racetrack. I think they used a Sienna because it was readily available, not because they thought it would be especially fast, and the guy doing the filming was basically hanging onto whatever he could. I've also instructed a student in a Sienna, and when the very conservative traction control doesn't kick in, it's very impressive how responsive that chassis is to driver input.

Around LA, we often see Cayennes with big camera setups shooting car commercials in downtown (usually in front of Disney Hall on Grand Ave.). Unlike the Falken commercial, these cars are usually driving pretty slowly (30MPH) in a straight line. I imagine powerful SUVs are used because their chassis can handle the additional weight of the camera riggings.

I was also thinking minivan as a suggestion, but the good ones are all way above the budget limit, even used.
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Bread Van lol, haven't heard that term since I left the Islands.....biggrin.gif

 

 

Islands?

post #8809 of 15311

auttrader has a "3rd row seat" option under advanced options, could just select that, set the radius and max price and have at it...

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i think hes looking for more seating, the Toyota option would be the Highlander I think, camry chassis if im not mistaken, boring but would certainly get the job done.

Rav4 definitely too small. The highlander might work, I'd need to see its capacity. What about the Land Cruiser?

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the elephant in the room: a used minivan.

Ouch. The thought of it.
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the elephant in the room: a used minivan.

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so cute....

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Mine and Mrs Nonk's (well, ones very similar)
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The newish Chrysler (I know....) Town & Country's are pretty nice. They have those sweet fold flat seats, great cargo capacity (lower trunk lip vs SUVs for ease loading too), and can be had for very little money.

The 2008+ models with mid mileage, around 60k or so, I'm seeing for $10k or so. The prices drop to around $7k as you get closer to 100k miles.
post #8814 of 15311

the mother-in-law wont let go of their old Nissan Quest. I've had to drive it a number of times and never complain and no one gets in it without remarking on the space/ dvd screens/ sunroofs(sp?). Not a bad option.

 

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I wouldnt do a minivan if you paid me to drive it. No more pics, they're like looking at some of those fat rumps Blackfyre posts in GBD
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the elephant in the room: a used minivan.

 

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Rav4 definitely too small. The highlander might work, I'd need to see its capacity. What about the Land Cruiser?
Ouch. The thought of it.

 

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I wouldnt do a minivan if you paid me to drive it. No more pics, they're like looking at some of those fat rumps Blackfyre posts in GBD

 

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I wouldnt do a minivan if you paid me to drive it. No more pics, they're like looking at some of those fat rumps Blackfyre posts in GBD

be more secure in your manhood.
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be more secure in your manhood.

It trancends gender into comedy. It reminds me of the scene from Pulp Fiction when Butch was driving Fabienne's car. I'd get lauged at just like I would driving a pickup truck, a converted police car or riding a chopper.


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My g/f has a vw bug.  Nothing is worse than if  we are in her car and she inevitably asks, "Honey do you want to drive?"

post #8820 of 15311
Well, by driving yourself instead of letting her, your chances of receiving road head go up from 0%.

You sure nothing is worse than that?
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