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Old 05-26-2007, 09:28 PM
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i think thats hilarious.
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good to know, I'm in a 2007 Altima rental now.
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^^^ How do you like the car?
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wat da?? seriously?
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It probably has to do with the frequency of those few keys that are too close to the cell phone frequencies.
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Originally Posted by F23A4
MUST be a "very small percentage" and only on those two models. We have I-keys on our 05 Murano and have never had a problem (particularly as my wife is a cell phone queen) nor have I ever heard of this before.

However, there have been a few occassions where we have gone to our garage to find the windows of our Murano wide open when NONE of us have opened them NOR recall pressing any keys on the FOB.

My grandmom has an 06 Murano and has not had this problem either. As far as your windows opening I know some cars the windows open if you hold unlock long enough maybe someone did it on accident with the key fob.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
^^^ How do you like the car?
meh, it's very nice for free rental, but I miss my CL. It's only a base 2.5S, with cloth interior. The CVT tranny isn't weird at all as I was expecting, I honestly don't even notice it being different from a normal auto. It's very peppy around town and quite smooth. Handles pretty well for a family car, understeers too much of course though.

I really like the push button start and keyless entry. You just walk up to the car and push a little button on the door handle and it unlocks for you, jump in put your foot on the brake and hit the button and it starts right up. It's very quick and convenient.

Living with this car made me realize I like the radio controls low on the dash like in my CL. I don't have to lift my arm off the arm rest in the CL, but in the Altima I do. It's not about being lazy, it's just nice to place your arm against something when reaching for a button so when you hit a bump your arm doesn't shake around and cause you to miss what you're aiming for. I also noticed the radio buttons look very nice, they're all flush against each other and smooth... but that's not very good for finding them without looking. You have to take your eyes off the road to hit a button otherwise you have no idea where your hand is... it's just one big smooth surface. The steering wheel stereo controls would be a must in this car.

The large knobs for the climate control and volume look nice, but they don't have enough depth to get a good grip on them, and to make that worse, there is a chrome ring on the edge of them that also offers no grip. This would again be helped by the stereo controls on the wheel.

The switch to pop the trunk is just strange. It's on the left under side of the dash, low and sloping away from you so you can't really see it. And it's not even a button, but some kind of switch you have to push down, not push in like a button, but down toward the ground. And there's not much of it to get your finger on either. Very annoying.

Most of the materials are just fine for it's price range, but I hate the silver plastic on the steering wheel. It's on the steering wheel, it's going to get touched often, and it feels like the cheapest plastic ever made.

That's a lot of complaints, but you know how it is, those are the things you notice the most. It's a nice car, I would definitely recommend it if you need a cheap commuter/family car, but I guess I'm spoiled by my entry-lux CL.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:13 PM
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Saw this the other day. I expect nothing less from Nissan.

oh and, cell phone + keys in the same pocket = ftl

seriously why would you do that... do you also put heavy items on top of bread in the bag at the grocery store? :P

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^ I don't want my keys scratching up the cell
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:32 AM
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i can understand women tossing their keys and cell phone in a purse. They don't give a crap about scratching anything.

I bet that the "very small percentage" was made up of a "large percentage" of women, and the rest was men with man-bags.
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sorry dont know why i went off like that about the cell+keys thing. lol

have a great day everyone. its fuking GORGEOUS out.
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Originally Posted by mrdeeno
and the rest was men with man-bags.
So, Yumchah will have troubles with teh I-key
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Nissan considering $3,000 car worldwide

By James R. Healey, USA TODAY
TOKYO — Just a day after unveiling a $70,000 super car, Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn described plans for a $3,000 car that could be sold worldwide.
The cheap car would be built in collaboration with Bajaj, a motorcycle maker in India that's working with Nissan and French car company Renault. Ghosn is CEO of both Nissan and Renault, which own stakes in each other and work together on some projects.



PHOTO GALLERY: Tokyo auto show
$70,000 SUPER CAR: GT-R goes on sale in the U.S. next summer.


"I can't get a $3,000 car out of Japan or France, so you have to go into a country where a $3,000 car is considered an expensive car," Ghosn said in a wide-ranging session with reporters at the Tokyo Motor Show. It opens to the public Saturday.

The Nissan-Renault-Bajaj venture was spurred by an announcement earlier this year that Tata, a large Indian company, is planning a $3,000 car for Indian markets.


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Old 10-25-2007, 12:37 PM
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I wonder how safe it will be.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:59 PM
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Interesting...
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I do not think cars in India are required to be safe. And with 1.1B people inside of only 1.3M sq mi, the 270 daily traffic fatalities there may actually serve as an effective method of population control. (I know it sounds harsh but, I do not mean it in a mean spirited way.)
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:59 PM
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:19 PM
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I wonder if that is possible. Even the crappy Yugo was sold at $3990 twelve years ago in North America, and I don't think Nissan will release a car worst than the Yugo.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:24 PM
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I don't see it happen in the US due to safey issues. don't think $3000 is enough to be build a safe daily driver...
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:28 PM
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i can hear the wrongful death lawsuits a comin'!
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Originally Posted by F23A4
I do not think cars in India are required to be safe. And with 1.1B people inside of only 1.3M sq mi, the 270 daily traffic fatalities there may actually serve as an effective method of population control. (I know it sounds harsh but, I do not mean it in a mean spirited way.)
But it's not only for the Indian market, it's going worldwide...
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:14 AM
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But it's not only for the Indian market, it's going worldwide...

i think by worldwide, they mean places other than india. not necessarily the US.
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But it's not only for the Indian market, it's going worldwide...
....where safety and consumer demands are nothing like in the developed world...
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i think by worldwide, they mean places other than india. not necessarily the US.

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....where safety and consumer demands are nothing like in the developed world...
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....where safety and consumer demands are nothing like in the developed world...
x 2
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I'll take one, i could use a new car for that cheap. Since joining a vanpool for work to cut expenses, I need a beater car to get to and from the vanpool pickup/dropoff.
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i would like to see what this car will look like. will it be like a segway with doors?
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Or a riding lawn mower with doors !?
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Or a riding lawn mower with doors !?
either that or two mopeds tied together. better yet, a go-kart with a body.
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Or a riding lawn mower with doors !?
With a cutting deck option, I might get one.
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the rebirth of Yugo?
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the rebirth of Yugo?
The crappy Yugo was sold in North America at $3990, and that was 12 years ago. With all the inflation and stuff, what can you get now with $3000 ?
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:19 PM
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Maybe he said 3000 doll hairs?
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Hope it has 18" wheels, dual climate AC, leather interior and a hefty V6...you know...to go against the competition!
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idk how much i trust a new car that is cheaper than golf carts....
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idk how much i trust a new car that is cheaper than golf carts....
okay... good thing that this car won't be sold here then, I guess, right?
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Hope it has 18" wheels, dual climate AC, leather interior and a hefty V6...you know...to go against the competition!
Seat warmers, navigation and Bluetooth are all a must...
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why bother, just get a 6 year old american car.
Chevy Malibu
As bad as it is, at least it has a V6 and parts are plentiful.
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thats horrible that the Malibu depreciated that much.
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thats horrible that the Malibu depreciated that much.
Viva rental fleets.

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