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We apparently have a fixation on dull subjects this week - starting with the earnings report, and now moving on to Toyota. Admitting you've got a problem is the first step to recovery, and Toyota has identified the fact that their cars are snoozers. In a very characteristic move, a committee has been formed to develop interesting cars that will have more appeal. Isn't that what Scion was supposed to do? Whoops. If they'd listen to us, Toyota would be all set; we solve the problem in a couple of minutes. Of course our solution focuses on sports cars.
Speaking of sports cars, Hyundai has confirmed that the next generation Tiburon will be RWD. If they keep benchmarking a class above where the car will sell, and raising their game like they have with recent cars, the new Tib will be hot. Good on Hyundai for not blindly following into full size pickups, too. On a final note, we rejoice that real racing is back on TV. With Speed having morphed into the NASCAR channel, there's a bright future for The Racing Network, which is everything but NASCAR - you know, things like right turns. TRN is what Speedvision was, before they changed the name and made it suck. And, we're clear - that's it! 44 minutes of punditry. See you next week!