but this is sorta a rehash of it. just with a different car and a different phone.
Let's cut to the chase......
56 kilos on the clock @ delivery. incidentally, this image is 'DSC_0056.jpg'.
Factory-fitted Toyota navigation system.
Japanese maps only. Voice commands work with my basic Japanese knowledge (I can make it call people, switch audio sources, stuff like that). I can set destinations with it, but since I'm not in Japan that would be of no use.
RSES is completely integrated into the roof. I like that- the box doesn't jut out and block the rear view mirror. The screen, when flipped down (power operated a la Lexus LS600hL), is 16:9 and thus does not affect rear visibility as much as many drop own screens do. It comes with a wireless remote controller.
Operation buttons for the Executive Power Seats. Top rocker switch controls seatback, second set of rocker switches controls the ottoman (footrest). Lever on the right releases the track lock so it can be slid back/forwards. Bottom lever is to move the seat from left to right (outward to be able to open the table/let passengers move to the third row, inward for couples to cuddle or something).
The dealer installed the white LED lighting (used to be yellow). Lights up automatically when the doors open. Looks great and is insanely bright.
The yellow strip lighting is sorta like airplane lighting at night- indirect, dim yellow, just a bit of light lighting up the roof at night so it isn't as dark. Dim enough to not affect the driver and bright enough to create a nice ambience.
See how the RSES module is flush with the roof liner? The black bit is the IR sensor for the remote control.
Sunroof+moonroof. The front sunroof is manual- tilt only and the rear moonroof tilts and slides.
6 speakers on the ceiling ('ceiling actuators', w/e those are). 18 spkrs total.
Got these fitted too. Looks cool at night, and the plastic step panels are notoriously easy to scratch and scuff so covering them will prevent scratching the plastic.
Just a picture of the back. I quite like the stepped Altezza style (clear lense) tail lamps. Lights up like a Christmas tree at night lol.
yes it's a mom-mobile. yes it's huge. and yes, it drives like a friggin' bus.
but is it comfortable for the passengers in the back it's like JAL Executive Class... only better (the few flights I've been on JAL's business was on their crappiest Skyluxe seats so can't compare to the shell flat or anything).
Vellfire 3.5Z "G-Edition"
3.5L V6, 280hp, capped@180kph
Factory fitted 40GB HDD navigation, with 3 cameras (left, front, back)
Factory fitted rear seat entertainment system, 18 speaker Premium Sound System
intelligent parking assist (crowd pleaser lol), 8 parking sensors
dual power sliding doors
power back door
That's all the interesting stuff there is haha.
Any questions and picture requests... fire away!
PS: No pictures till Monday. Picked up on Friday night, installed the lighted scuff panels this morning, dropped it off for the requisite anti-theft GPS tracking alarm system installation today (required by the insurance... argh). The installers couldn't finish today so am picking it up on Monday.
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The lighting effects inside look cool. For some reason, the speedometer looks a bit bland?
It's supposed to replicate the design of a watch, I think.
There are probably better pictures to compare the speedo to, but you get the idea.
Originally Posted by vaiol123
The speedometer kinda reminds me of a watch. The car looks beautiful though. I love Alphards
P.s. what does the g stand for? Is it mad g like mafia :P
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Not sure what the G stands for (assuming you mean the G in '3.5Z G Edition'?)... "Great"? The equivalent model in the Alphard range is '350S C Package' so they probably just chose random letters from the alphabet, lol.
edit: the speedo sorta reminds me of the Altezza's rev counter
G for gundam and godzilla j/k
yamanote are you driving that?
For now, yeah. Might get a driver for it and drive my Mark X when I want to drive myself but idk yet. Probably going to break it in (~10k kilos) before thinking about my options. Or maybe i'll just get used to being a mom (-mobile)
You know, that car looks insanely awesome. It might be a van, but it's waaay better than the ones we have here...
As for the gauge cluster, I think it looks great. White and simple is how I'd like mine.
On a side note, is that imported? If it was a HK model it would've had map support but it doesn't, hence my question.
Yeah the front looks demented but otherwise it looks pretty good. The commercials on the other hand...
Yeah, this was imported from Japan. I'm going to go install the Hong Kong GPS (basically plugs into the video input and shows the map and stuff on the factory display) after I get my car back.
The Hong Kong models come from Japan as the 'audioless' package. no head unit, but 8 speakers pre-wired and a 2din hole so you can plug in your own HU. Toyota HK then fits an aftermarket-looking (which it is, basically) Pioneer 2DIN HU. GPS is there, but the entire setup looks aftermarket. Not something I'd expect for a 600k+ car coming from the authorized distributor.
Set-up sorta looks like this:
(i'll take a comparison picture of my own car when I get it back tomorrow)
The RSES was some aftermarket thing tacked onto the roof and jutting out like I installed it myself. I much prefer the 'integrated' look. Same price, so why not?