I want this car!!!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014






<a href="http://www.motortrend.com/april02/coupe/coupe_f.html"; target="_blank">More info HERE.</a> Infiniti seems to really be doing some great stuff right now.



[ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 74
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    Very nice. infiniti is doing some interesting things. I wonder if it will be faster than the 350z? Probably not.

    I am still going to be getting one of these in the next 2 months:



    <a href="http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/reviews/rt2101.shtml"; target="_blank">BMW M3</a>

    :cool:



    Just got my wife one of these:



    <a href="http://www.motortrend.com/oct99/s80/s80_f.html"; target="_blank">Volvo S80 T6</a>



    Thoth
  • Reply 2 of 74
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Thoth2:

    [QB



    Just got my wife one of these:



    <a href="http://www.motortrend.com/oct99/s80/s80_f.html"; target="_blank">Volvo S80 T6</a>



    Thoth[/QB]<hr></blockquote>



    Well its seems that you love very much your wife, or .... you love very much nice cars



    Both perhaps
  • Reply 3 of 74
    Call me a wimp but I want this car...







    Had a ride in a few in London last year and love them.



    <a href="http://www.miniusa.com/link/home"; target="_blank">Mini Cooper Site...</a>



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: Artman @_@ ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 74
    Thoth2, you beat me to it. I was just about to say I would rather have an M3. You have to give us a report when you get it. I would love to get one ( can't afford it yet as I am only 3 years out of college ).



    G4Dude, any word on pricing? It looks just like a modified 350Z.
  • Reply 5 of 74
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    It is a modified 350Z I think. Base price is $28,000. 0-60 times will be around 5.9 seconds so this seems like a pretty good value for such an awesome car.
  • Reply 6 of 74
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    [quote]Originally posted by MasterZeus:

    <strong>Thoth2, you beat me to it. I was just about to say I would rather have an M3. You have to give us a report when you get it. I would love to get one ( can't afford it yet as I am only 3 years out of college ).

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I will indeed. The only hitch is that the BMW dealers around here are trying to get above sticker, so I might have to wait until the supply catches up w/ the demand a bit. It will be hard waiting!

    Go to law school. You'll be able to afford it the day you graduate.



    Thoth
  • Reply 7 of 74
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    [quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:

    <strong>



    Well its seems that you love very much your wife, or .... you love very much nice cars



    Both perhaps </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Both, I assure you. My wife has driven 2 jalopies for the last 5 years and it is her reward for putting up with them (and putting me through law school).

    We do have a rule (unwritten - until now) that when we buy cars for her, she picks the make and model (from a pre-narrowed field) and I pick the drivetrain. That's why we got a T6!

    Believe it or not, that thing's really quite fast, especially for a volo.



    Artman - mini's rule!!!! I'm not a wimp for driving a Miata, am I? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Thoth
  • Reply 8 of 74
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Well, don't laugh, but the Renault bail/buy-out of Nissan may finally lead to some nice looking cars from Nissan, which frankly (after the original Z) has made some very poorly styled cars. Even that car is not so interesting visually, though at least it isn't offensive.



    Maybe I'm just a freak, but from my time in Italy, I actually liked French cars. Citroen, Peugot, and Renault all had cars I wouldn't mind owning. Japanese cars (despite their merits) always seem like appliances to me. They work and don't break, but really aren't that interesting. I'm actually surprised that many mac users seem to like them. There are a few exceptions, but that really isn't one of them.



    PS: Mini needs to bring back the wagon! Alfa needs to come back to North America (and it looks like they might), but they need to do it with Alfas not rebadged Maseratis. <a href="http://www.warande.uu.nl/~huiskamp/alfa_75/alfa_brera.htm"; target="_blank">THIS</a> is a nice start. No lines in that thing to complex to stamp out for mass production, nice proportions, maybe fix the ass a little, but all in all it's very nice. Only problem is they want to stick a big Maserati V8 in it and charge a lot for it. Make it small and light instead with a nice mid-size 4 (2.3-2.5L) and put it in S2000 territory. That's an Alfa baby! Look at those mirrors! Just look at 'em! Gorgeous, the Japanese don't do those little details, but then again, the japs do nice little things like engines that run reliably without devinations, holy water and lots of prayer.
  • Reply 9 of 74
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,221member
    Couldn't find my thread about cars before but I'm with G4Dude.



    I gotta have this car. 275HP nice Interior Volume for a Coupe. Indash 6 CD changer. 17-18" Wheels.



    I can't wait to blow the doors of any Lexus IS300 I see.
  • Reply 10 of 74
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    Basically Infiniti is the only Japanese car company that makes cars worth a taking second glance at. If I had the money, I'd be the first on the waiting for the G35 coupe. Actually my dad is in the market for a new car so maybe I could persuade him to get one of these...



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 74
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Matsu:

    <strong>Well, don't laugh, but the Renault bail/buy-out of Nissan may finally lead to some nice looking cars from Nissan, which frankly (after the original Z) has made some very poorly styled cars. Even that car is not so interesting visually, though at least it isn't offensive.



    Maybe I'm just a freak, but from my time in Italy, I actually liked French cars. Citroen, Peugot, and Renault all had cars I wouldn't mind owning. Japanese cars (despite their merits) always seem like appliances to me. They work and don't break, but really aren't that interesting. I'm actually surprised that many mac users seem to like them. There are a few exceptions, but that really isn't one of them.



    PS: Mini needs to bring back the wagon! Alfa needs to come back to North America (and it looks like they might), but they need to do it with Alfas not rebadged Maseratis. <a href="http://www.warande.uu.nl/~huiskamp/alfa_75/alfa_brera.htm"; target="_blank">THIS</a> is a nice start. No lines in that thing to complex to stamp out for mass production, nice proportions, maybe fix the ass a little, but all in all it's very nice. Only problem is they want to stick a big Maserati V8 in it and charge a lot for it. Make it small and light instead with a nice mid-size 4 (2.3-2.5L) and put it in S2000 territory. That's an Alfa baby! Look at those mirrors! Just look at 'em! Gorgeous, the Japanese don't do those little details, but then again, the japs do nice little things like engines that run reliably without devinations, holy water and lots of prayer.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I have a Coupe Peugeot 406 : i like this car very much :

    <a href="http://www.peugeot.com/"; target="_blank">here is his picture (rear view)</a>



    Thot :



    [quote] We do have a rule (unwritten - until now) that when we buy cars for her, she picks the make and model (from a pre-narrowed field) and I pick the drivetrain. That's why we got a T6!

    Believe it or not, that thing's really quite fast, especially for a volo. <hr></blockquote>



    I have look the specifications , and i believe you : that thing must be damn fast. One question : are the two front weels able to transmit so much power and torque ?



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: Powerdoc ]</p>
  • Reply 12 of 74
    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    I'll take this

    350 hp Corvette V-8, 6 speed manual, and to quote AutoExtremist.com "As you read this, GM Performance Division operatives are over in Germany, hammering around the classic Nurburgring long course in V8-powered Cadillac CTS prototypes. The advanced word on this car is that it has sensational potential, and the GM performance division crew doesn't plan on leaving the Nurburgring until it reaches it."
  • Reply 13 of 74
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Perhaps this car is incridebely performant but i find the design ugly. There is nice american cars : Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette ... but this tank ...
  • Reply 14 of 74
    _ alliance __ alliance _ Posts: 2,070member
    [quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:

    <strong>It is a modified 350Z I think. Base price is $28,000. 0-60 times will be around 5.9 seconds so this seems like a pretty good value for such an awesome car.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    that car is exactly the same design as the 350Z, only is slower. why not just get the Z? it costs less and is faster w/ exactly the same design. the inside will probably be a bit nicer w/ the infinity, but the interior of the Z aint too shabby either...
  • Reply 15 of 74
    _ alliance __ alliance _ Posts: 2,070member
    [quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:

    <strong>Basically Infiniti is the only Japanese car company that makes cars worth a taking second glance at.

    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</strong><hr></blockquote>





    heh. never seen an NSX, S2000, Supra, or RX-7?
  • Reply 16 of 74
    [quote]Originally posted by tmp:

    <strong>I'll take this </strong><hr></blockquote>



    oops, too bad it's hideous...



    Thoth, did you try Tischer, err, BMW of Silver Spring? The former owner is a good friend of my family, and they (at least in the past) never marked up the M cars...



    I like the Infiniti except for the rear end design. It entirely ruins the car.



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: Jonathan ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 74
    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:

    <strong>



    oops, too bad it's hideous...

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, babe.
  • Reply 18 of 74
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:

    <strong>





    heh. never seen an NSX, S2000, Supra, or RX-7? </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Ya the Supra is ok but they don't make it anymore
  • Reply 19 of 74
    How are you supposed to haul around a dirtbike in some penis envy rice rocket?



    Buy American, you buttholes.
  • Reply 20 of 74
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    [quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:

    <strong>



    I have look the specifications , and i believe you : that thing must be damn fast. One question : are the two front weels able to transmit so much power and torque ?



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: Powerdoc ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Very good question. I thought, "am I out of my mind buying a front drive car w/ nearly 300hp?" Well, I flogged the thing well and truly hard when I test drove it and it had only slight wheel hop under full acceleration. Volvo did a good job with the turbos keeping the power and torque delivery progressive. AND it has only the slightest hint of torque-steer and even then only on full acceleration at slow speeds.

    Its quite fun - I still can't believe I own a Volvo, though. Maybe I'll have to be a family man soon. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Thoth
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