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Old 05-19-2021, 08:24 PM   #701
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I hate the way car guys write. Here's a rewrite of his article:

"I don't know ****, but it could be cool, but even so some people won't like it"
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:17 PM   #702
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Old 05-20-2021, 02:05 AM   #703
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I hate the way car guys write. Here's a rewrite of his article:

"I don't know ****, but it could be cool, but even so some people won't like it"
They’ve been hacks for years now. I’ll never forget their Focus RS bs as long as I live. “Drift mode is dangerous, only for the track” and a whole bunch of other Fast and Festerment bs. I remember using it to corner the first time and saying to myself, you stupid SOB’s don’t know anything. This is f’in fantastic man, what a damn drivetrain!

They’re hacks man. Most of them anyway. I can remember “back in the day’ when I’d drive something or ride a new model motorcycle and say to myself “that dude nailed it”. Not anymore. I don’t always agree with that Geese guy either, but he’s ok. Rest of them are paid schills. I miss the good old magazine days with real magazines, real journalists, who weren’t worried about how they looked on TV, sorry I mean you-boob I guess in today’s terms. They’d have a lithograph version of themself, very small block drawing of their face, and that was it, at the end of the article or editorial. It was their writing and driving that counted. These days it’s that fat, bald, bearded guy who is also hawking nut cream, coffee, sunglasses, or some other S!
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Old 05-20-2021, 10:05 AM   #704
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They’ve been hacks for years now. I’ll never forget their Focus RS bs as long as I live. “Drift mode is dangerous, only for the track” and a whole bunch of other Fast and Festerment bs. I remember using it to corner the first time and saying to myself, you stupid SOB’s don’t know anything. This is f’in fantastic man, what a damn drivetrain!

They’re hacks man. Most of them anyway. I can remember “back in the day’ when I’d drive something or ride a new model motorcycle and say to myself “that dude nailed it”. Not anymore. I don’t always agree with that Geese guy either, but he’s ok. Rest of them are paid schills. I miss the good old magazine days with real magazines, real journalists, who weren’t worried about how they looked on TV, sorry I mean you-boob I guess in today’s terms. They’d have a lithograph version of themself, very small block drawing of their face, and that was it, at the end of the article or editorial. It was their writing and driving that counted. These days it’s that fat, bald, bearded guy who is also hawking nut cream, coffee, sunglasses, or some other S!
This is on point. There is absolutely no such thing as Journalism anymore in the USA. Youtube has destroyed it. Making videos at home and having a channel and eeking out a career doing it is so on the fringe stable income that these morons must take little to no risk to give any hard biting and real critiques. People are not paid for information they are paid for entertainment, which just a fancy way of telling you what you want to hear.
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Old 05-26-2021, 06:52 AM   #705
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Car enthusiasts all around the world are eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the 2022 Nissan Z but it appears we may have to wait a little longer to see it hit the streets.

Nissan has remained tight-lipped about when it plans to launch the new Z sports car but there was some speculation that it could have been released earlier this month. Obviously, that didn’t happen and now, according to a report from the New Nissan Z forum, it may officially launch on November 15.

That date apparently comes from a “Nissan staff member” although it remains unclear what position that individual holds within the Japanese automaker and how they have knowledge of the car’s launch date. In any case, if the report is true, it means we will have to wait almost six more months.
Read Also: 2022 Nissan Z Caught Again Undisguised In Production Form With Blue Interior


Fortunately, we already know what to expect from the new Z. Leaked photos of production-spec models revealed that it will look virtually identical to the Z Proto that was unveiled last year, with the most obvious exterior difference between the concept and the production car being a pronounced lip spoiler on the trunk.
Powering the 2022 Nissan Z (name unconfirmed) will be the brand’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 pumping out approximately 400 hp. Power will be routed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a Mercedes-sourced 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

Previous reports indicated that prices for the car could start at as little as $34,995. If this is indeed the case, that would make the new Z $8,000 cheaper than the four-cylinder Toyota Supra 2.0.
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Old 05-26-2021, 11:53 AM   #706
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:37 AM   #707
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The new Z car will be revealed in New York City.

Nissan's latest Z car has been a long time coming. For all its charisma, the 370Z has overstayed its visit and is in need of a replacement. The Z Proto Concept gave us a realistic look at what the production Nissan Z will look like but despite numerous other leaks and details filtering through, Nissan had yet to confirm when we'd actually see the finished product. Towards the end of last month, rumors suggested that we'd see the new Nissan Z in November but the good news is that the reveal will happen before this.

Nissan has confirmed - officially - that the car will be revealed in New York City on August 17.

That means that there are just over two months to go before we can finally set eyes on the Toyota Supra rival. Nissan also shared what it called a teaser but this is little more than a photo and an eight-second animation of the Nissan Z logo on a black background with the reveal date below it. We can't actually see any part of the car itself. Then again, we do have an idea of the differences between the Z Proto Concept and the production Nissan Z based on a recent spy video. In it, we can see a new two-piece split grille design that is a bit less jarring than the large rectangular grille seen on the concept.

Other than that change, we don't expect the production Nissan Z - initially believed to be called the 400Z - to differ from the Z Proto Concept significantly. The same muscular profile, headlights, and dual-exit tailpipes should all be there. Rumors indicate that the new Nissan Z will start at under $35,000 and that it will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 powerplant with 400 horsepower. Both a six-speed manual gearbox and a nine-speed automatic should be available. All of these details should be confirmed in August when the new Nissan Z is finally revealed in all its glory.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:23 AM   #708
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Looking forward to it, more options is always a good thing.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:02 PM   #709
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Under 35k? Oh man. Ohhh man.
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:33 PM   #710
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I wonder what's wrong with the car selling new at that price.. I use to own a 370Z and it was a pretty awful car besides the appearance while it was fresh in 2009..
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Old 06-15-2021, 12:31 PM   #711
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I wonder what's wrong with the car selling new at that price.. I use to own a 370Z and it was a pretty awful car besides the appearance while it was fresh in 2009..
Well that $35K price is a rumor. But we all know $35K will be a bare bones car with no tech, no sports bits, etc. My guess is the one most people will want will be closer to mid $40's, with the Nizmo pushing $50K.

For me, I just can't get over the front end of the car. But maybe in person it will look better.

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Old 06-15-2021, 01:47 PM   #712
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Well that $35K price is a rumor. But we all know $35K will be a bare bones car with no tech, no sports bits, etc. My guess is the one most people will want will be closer to mid $40's, with the Nizmo pushing $50K.

For me, I just can't get over the front end of the car. But maybe in person it will look better.


There will be an aftermarket treatments available fit the front of the car. If the car comes in at the price quoted with the wt and power it will be one the best bargains available
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Old 06-15-2021, 02:38 PM   #713
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The head on angle doesn't look good as I can't unsee Domo-Kun but I imagine in person it will look a little better. It's not a thing of beauty and not nearly as as good looking as the BRZ/GR 86 but it could be a good value if Nissan can massage a bit more out of the chassis.
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:23 PM   #714
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On the contrary, I think the car as a whole looks massively better than the twins and better than anything Nissan has produced (save the Cube & GT-R) since the 90s. It looks amazing from the rear and side profile.

I only wish it really harked back to the roots with a new I6 engine under the hood... but I'm in the minority that hates Nissan's V6s (sound, everything).
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:16 PM   #715
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The head on angle doesn't look good as I can't unsee Domo-Kun but I imagine in person it will look a little better. It's not a thing of beauty and not nearly as as good looking as the BRZ/GR 86 but it could be a good value if Nissan can massage a bit more out of the chassis.
True and I did see some potential Nismo version that looked better.

My biggest concern with Nissan, at least where I live, is that they seem to be heading down the Mitsubishi path where they target lower income people with poor credit/no credit. I hate those types of dealerships, usually the kind of place where the service advisors are smoking cigarettes in brand new customer cars..
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:27 PM   #716
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True and I did see some potential Nismo version that looked better.

My biggest concern with Nissan, at least where I live, is that they seem to be heading down the Mitsubishi path where they target lower income people with poor credit/no credit. I hate those types of dealerships, usually the kind of place where the service advisors are smoking cigarettes in brand new customer cars..
That describes my local Subaru/Hyundai dealership fairly well.
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