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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    My disdain for ricers aside, I actually don't mind the Z. It's a pretty cool car. My uncle had one a few years ago before he sold it for an S55 AMG.

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    I would argue that without the return of the Z ten years ago, the Camaro and Mustang wouldn't be as great as they are today.

    Edit: Not quite ten years ago.
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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by MotownPimp View Post
    Calumniate all you want, guys. The Z is one hell of a fine vehicle.

    I had a neighbour who has one. Seems really proud of it. (Even when it was cowering in fear of my Father's Chevelle). Not my neighbour anymore, but I am sure he still lives there. Typical Ghetto house with too many cars crammed in the driveway all the time. It was odd, because every month, the stickers on the Z were different. Skulls, barbed-wire pinstriping and a southern flag, then Chinese caligraphy, but with a Japanese rising sun logo...

    I have in fact driven one (Actually, two different ones) and can't get over the whole "It's under fifteen feet long, but I SWEAR it's not a golfcart" thing.
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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    I would argue that without the return of the Z ten years ago, the Camaro and Mustang wouldn't be as great as they are today.

    Edit: Not quite ten years ago.
    When those things first came out around 2003-04, I had my 99 Z28 Camaro. Only positive things I could say about the Nissan was the seats were way nicer and the handling was sharper. Build quality/fit and finish were about the same IMO, ie pathetic. My buddy's car, which he bought with 8k miles on it, went through three manual transmissions, it took them a couple of years to finally design one that wouldn't wear out syncros every 10k miles.

    The new generation definitely stepped up the build quality, but IMO they are still overweight, overpriced, and lacking 2 cylinders and 100hp compared to the American cars. The Camaro and Mustang have really stepped up their game in the handling department and in build quality as well, neutralizing those advantages IMO. Plus the new generation has really dodgy brakes, like seriously dangerous brakes if you ever go out on a track day.

    http://www.caranddriver.com/features..._3a12.0_page_8

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Camaro is too darn heavy, but it makes for a nice muscle cruiser, and its abilities certainly outdo its curb weight.

    Mustang and 370Z are more similar. Always been a fan of both.

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    ^ Jesda, maybe I'm a neanderthal, but I just cannot get over the fact that the Nissan is a v6. If I'm paying $30,000-40k for a sports car, it damn better well have a v8. Or at least be turbocharged, I'll be damned if my sports car is going to have the same pedestrian v6 as the junky, ugly ass minivan Quest taxi I rode in last night. If you can't tell, the 350/370z is probably my least favorite car out on the market right now. Yeah there are a lot of worse cars out there right now, but nobody pretends that their Chevy Aveo or Mitsubishi Galant was touched by the hand of god like their Datsun.
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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    If I'm paying $30,000-40k for a sports car, it damn better well have a v8. Or at least be turbocharged, I'll be damned if my sports car is going to have the same pedestrian v6 as the junky
    Indeed, though Nissan's VQ is one hell of a V6, and its power output rivals some V8s.

    Personally, I prefer the Camaro's look, the Nissan's chassis and manual transmission, the Camaro's engine, and the Mustang's comfort, practical packaging, and ease of use.

    If only they could all be as nimble as a Miata.

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Solution: LS1/T56 Miata.

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    How crazy would I be to put a Northstar in a Sebring convertible? Completely wacko? I think so. It would be some FAST shit, though. I wish...

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    ^ Jesda, maybe I'm a neanderthal, but I just cannot get over the fact that the Nissan is a v6. If I'm paying $30,000-40k for a sports car, it damn better well have a v8. Or at least be turbocharged, I'll be damned if my sports car is going to have the same pedestrian v6 as the junky, ugly ass minivan Quest taxi I rode in last night. If you can't tell, the 350/370z is probably my least favorite car out on the market right now. Yeah there are a lot of worse cars out there right now, but nobody pretends that their Chevy Aveo or Mitsubishi Galant was touched by the hand of god like their Datsun.

    best nissan ever, complete with V6

    how would you feel when your 30-40k sports car gets smoked by a car with a v6?

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by brandondeleo View Post
    How crazy would I be to put a Northstar in a Sebring convertible? Completely wacko? I think so. It would be some FAST shit, though. I wish...
    what about a hemi in a sebring? or an SRT4 engine (do they make an srt6 in fwd? even better)

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by OffThaHorseCEO View Post
    what about a hemi in a sebring? or an SRT4 engine (do they make an srt6 in fwd? even better)
    I would MUCH rather have a HEMI. Mmmm. SRT4? Ick. Makes me think of a Neon . SRT6? Now that seems more like it. I wish a 5.7 HEMI would fit. I would die of happiness. What we need is a convertible Challenger!

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    is there a such thing as an srt6 is what i meant to ask

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Yeah. The Chrysler Crossfire had an SRT6 variant. 330hp, 310ft lb supercharged V6.

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    Re: Low blow from Nissan.

    Quote Originally Posted by OffThaHorseCEO View Post

    best nissan ever, complete with V6

    how would you feel when your 30-40k sports car gets smoked by a car with a v6?
    Sir, that's an inline 6.

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