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Old 07-16-2006, 11:40 PM
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All I keep imagining is a 350Z with an LS2 in it................
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Nissan wants to produce some vehicles in GM's North American assembly plants.
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All I keep imagining is a 350Z with an LS2 in it................
LOL. It wont happen
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Ebenezer, this is the GHOST OF NISSAN FUTURE!

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...bad enough having UAW hands all over my 2000 Quest (built by Ford)
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The Daimler chief said something similar before the Daimler-Chrysler's "merger". But not many years later, the Chrysler board was and is still populated by all Daimler people. It is a classic takeover case wrapped inside a candy paper.
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Originally Posted by Edward'TLS
The Daimler chief said something similar before the Daimler-Chrysler's "merger". But not many years later, the Chrysler board was and is still populated by all Daimler people. It is a classic takeover case wrapped inside a candy paper.
But compare the current performance of Chrysler to the other domestic marks

having a new view on the board may not be a bad thing
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But compare the current performance of Chrysler to the other domestic marks

having a new view on the board may not be a bad thing
But in terms of controlling the Chrysler side of the coporation, the Americans have no say in the company. The Germans are running the whole show. An US auto company is taken over by the Germans. I can't say this is a good thing.
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Originally Posted by Edward'TLS
But in terms of controlling the Chrysler side of the coporation, the Americans have no say in the company. The Germans are running the whole show. An US auto company is taken over by the Germans. I can't say this is a good thing.
I am not sure why they SHOULD have a say, seeing as all they produced before was crap.

I, for one, would hope that nissan uses and abuses the ls2
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...bad enough having UAW hands all over my 2000 Quest (built by Ford)
Zig for swift justice, as all your base were claimed by the plant closure.
No more Quest/Villager clones!
[They killed the plant, just to make sure that never happened again.]

<= parents had two Villagers ^
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Originally Posted by M TYPE X
Zig for swift justice, as all your base were claimed by the plant closure.
No more Quest/Villager clones!
[They killed the plant, just to make sure that never happened again.]

<= parents had two Villagers ^

....so you know my pain. We had a 96 Villager prior to the Quest. The irony is that our Villager was less troublesome than our Quest. (We really only traded the Villager because our daughter (then about 8 y/o) tossed her cookies and we had a hard time getting rid of that smell.)

When the time comes to replace our Quest, we will not consider the new Quest and will lean towards the Sienna or Odyssey. However, I would be inclined to consider the Presage, assuming it makes it stateside. (Although I am inclined to think that it would appear as an Infiniti and equipped/priced to compete with the MB R-class.)
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inclined to consider the Presage, assuming it makes it stateside. (Although I am inclined to think that it would appear as an Infiniti and equipped/priced to compete with the MB R-class.)
I'm inclined to think you are a total Nissan tool.
Therefore, you must consider the Quest, because somebody has to.
I mean, we don't want Nissan to cede the market entirely to Honda y Toyota, do we?
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:32 AM
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Nissan Tool indeed.

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I'm inclined to think you are a total Nissan tool.
The irony is each of my Nissans were not the primary vehicle choice.

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Therefore, you must consider the Quest, because somebody has to.
I mean, we don't want Nissan to cede the market entirely to Honda y Toyota, do we?
Given the travails of the 3G Quest, I think they already ceded the market to Honda/Toyota. The sooner they put this Quest behind them, the better.
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Originally Posted by F23A4
The irony is each of my Nissans were not the primary vehicle choice.
riiiiiiight.

The sooner they put this Quest behind them, the better.
People see the Murano as being a good take on what a CUV should look like, but the design theme does not translate well over to the minivan market.
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POLL RESULTS


GM/Renault/Nissan: What's Your 45-RPM Take?



6.7% Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)


4.8% You're All I Need To Get By


13.7% Take A Chance on Me


2.7% Why Don't We Do It In The Road?


25.4% Why Do Fools Fall In Love?


8.7% Don't Ask Me Why


7.9% It's Too Late


6.6% Deadbeat Club


10.2% You're No Good


13.3% Everything's Ruined

Source: The Car Connection
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:33 PM
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You cant figure it out? LOl
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Renault says no need for GM deal at all costs - - Reuters / July 27, 2006 - 12:00 pm - - Source: Autonews.com

PARIS -- The head of French carmaker Renault SA said on Thursday that the company was not committed at all costs to a possible alliance with General Motors and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

"We will only extend the alliance (of Renault and Nissan) to GM if there are benefits to the alliance in the short, medium and long-term. Otherwise we will not do it," Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn told reporters.

"For the moment we are studying the synergies and listening to shareholders. The only thing we have asked our teams is to study and agree on a figure (for potential synergies) by Oct 15. On the basis of that figure we will say yes or no," he added.

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Old 08-26-2006, 01:34 AM
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Nissan Offers Delayed Payment To Spur Sales

Nada 'Til 2007: Nissan Offers Delayed Payment To Spur Sales - - Source: edmunds.com

DETROIT Nissan resurrected an aggressive incentive program on Friday that allows customers to buy a vehicle now and not make a payment until 2007.

"We do it every year around this time, and we've extended it to 130 days deferral as part of a Labor Day special," said Angela Coletti, Nissan spokeswoman. "This has been in existence since 1999. It's not a response to any trends, but more of a renewal of a program."

The program is not available in Michigan, Maine and Pennsylvania, however. The offer is good on all 2006 and 2007 Nissan models, including the Versa. It allows customers to make their first payment 130 days after purchase, so the earliest a payment would be due is January 2, 2007. The offer ends October 2.

Demand for Nissan cars and trucks is off 8 percent in the U.S. this year. The automaker hasn't posted a monthly sales gain since February.

What this means to you: Nissan's product drought has been keeping customers out of its showrooms. Maybe this incentive will lure them back in.
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Given Nissan's sales plummet, something has to give.
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Delay in payment for 130 days? Doesn't sound like an incentive to me.
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:19 PM
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I think most people would rather have a interest rate incentive or cash back incentive.
Delayed payment is a joke. IMHO.
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Originally Posted by iamhomin
Delay in payment for 130 days? Doesn't sound like an incentive to me.

Me neither.
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Its weird how Nissan is always lagging behind Toyota and Honda when their products really aren't bad at all.
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Image is everything. Nissan is #2 in Japan ... but not in North America. They've had some image problems with near bankrupty and some not-so-stellar products in the 90s, where the explosive growth gained by Honda and Toyota. Nissan has had a great run since 2001 (new Altima, Z) and gained significant marketshare since then. But that sustained growth has decayed since most of their products are at the end of their cycle. I'm sure things will pick up once the updates show up in showrooms.

Now ... if they can get the interiors to improve ASAP ... (like they have in the M series Inifiniti and the upcoming G ...)

But I'm not sure if delayed payments are gonna work here. The Big 3 have brainwashed consumers for 0% finanacing or a whole lotta $$$ cashback ...
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Its weird how Nissan is always lagging behind Toyota and Honda when their products really aren't bad at all.
True. Ironically, even though I have 3 Nissans (Quest, Murano, Maxima), none of them were my first choices (Odyssey, RX400h, TL-S).

That said, with Derrick's post (above).
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Nissan/Infiniti is failing the same way Acura failed. Acura got a jump on the lux cars even before Lexus but they fiddled and screwed up big time. Infiniti started strong but is faling b/c of sucky designs. Look at G35 , a fine car but the interior sucks and exterior does not look very sporty nor attractive. TL sells better really b/c it looks sporty and looks better than G35. Maxima is huge and ugly. Nissan used to have good family van but they screwed it up too. Now Nissan is having quality problems with their best selling sadans. I predict Carlos will be gone in 2 years if the slide does not stop.
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I think most people would rather have a interest rate incentive or cash back incentive.
Delayed payment is a joke. IMHO.
Agreed. Ford's given thousands in Cash Back money, and no interest loans on their cars... not that's an incentive.
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Originally Posted by Snoopy
Nissan/Infiniti is failing the same way Acura failed. Acura got a jump on the lux cars even before Lexus but they fiddled and screwed up big time. Infiniti started strong but is faling b/c of sucky designs. Look at G35 , a fine car but the interior sucks and exterior does not look very sporty nor attractive. TL sells better really b/c it looks sporty and looks better than G35. Maxima is huge and ugly. Nissan used to have good family van but they screwed it up too. Now Nissan is having quality problems with their best selling sadans. I predict Carlos will be gone in 2 years if the slide does not stop.



Do you know what you are talking about?

Many of the slowdown in sales is due to product cycle. Please show me supporting evidence of the G35, FX, M, not to mention Altima, Maxima, Murano, etc. etc. having failed with sucky designs and quality problems.

Nissan/Infiniti's best years (in terms of sales and profitability) have been the last several years since Ghosn came in.

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Do you know what you are talking about?

Many of the slowdown in sales is due to product cycle. Please show me supporting evidence of the G35, FX, M, not to mention Altima, Maxima, Murano, etc. etc. having failed with sucky designs and quality problems.

Nissan/Infiniti's best years (in terms of sales and profitability) have been the last several years since Ghosn came in.
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Originally Posted by mrdeeno


Do you know what you are talking about?

Many of the slowdown in sales is due to product cycle. Please show me supporting evidence of the G35, FX, M, not to mention Altima, Maxima, Murano, etc. etc. having failed with sucky designs and quality problems.

Nissan/Infiniti's best years (in terms of sales and profitability) have been the last several years since Ghosn came in.
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2006/...lls/index.html

Here you go. It also affects Santra engine. Nissan also had problems with the 2005 models. Look at Altima sales total 2005 vs 2006 off by almost 7000 cars/month. They had to stop all dealers from selling Altima and Sentra b/c of engine problems.


Nissan Quest sales are not too hot. You can research yourself. Nissan was hoping they could sell 80k Quest a year, they would be lucky to sell 40k.

Infiniti sold 5000 G35 sedan and coupe combined. 5000 cars a month? Q56 is big failure, 916 pieces last month.

you can find the numbers here
http://www.infinitinews.com/

You can honestly tell me that the G35 is good looking car ? why are they not selling more ?
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Originally Posted by Snoopy
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2006/...lls/index.html

Here you go. It also affects Santra engine. Nissan also had problems with the 2005 models. Look at Altima sales total 2005 vs 2006 off by almost 7000 cars/month. They had to stop all dealers from selling Altima and Sentra b/c of engine problems.
you DO realize that this is the last year of the current altima, right? And they stopped selling 4-cylinder Altima's and sentras due to the recall.


Nissan Quest sales are not too hot. You can research yourself. Nissan was hoping they could sell 80k Quest a year, they would be lucky to sell 40k.
quest has just been refreshed.

Infiniti sold 5000 G35 sedan and coupe combined. 5000 cars a month? Q56 is big failure, 916 pieces last month.
You think 5000 units per month for a model that is going to be replaced in less than a year as bad?


You can honestly tell me that the G35 is good looking car ? why are they not selling more ?
And it has nothing to do with the starting price of the car, it has nothing to do with value (or relative lack of), and it has nothing to do with a car being on it's last year before being succeeded. According to you, sales is not only based solely on looks, but YOUR opinion concerning how a car looks.

Bravo to you! You just convinced me that you have NO IDEA what you are talking about.
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Nah, oemtsxparts would post something racist like:

"Infiniti's business has grown because of the increase in illegal immigration and illegal immigrants are the only ones stupid enough to buy one!"
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Ghosn Moving Ahead with Banks - - Source: The Car Connection

With Ford taking action to revamp its boardroom, Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is taking the fiscal steps to prepare his company for any alliance talks, with General Motors or other automakers. Ghosn and Renault's leadership ranks are working to choose two investment banks that would be charged with brokering any deal Renault/Nissan might strike with an American automaker. A Wall Street Journal report suggested that the move indicates GM talks have taken a positive tone and that an alliance has become a real possibility. Ghosn has said he does not want to assume the leadership role at any car company with which Renault/Nissan may ally itself.
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Given the nature of my occupation within a VERY prominent Swiss IB, I guess I will need to be very careful with posting related information of which I may be privy.
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I wonder what pompted this?!?!?

Now Ghosn has a more powerful position in negotiations with GM since GM will more than likely be deperate to do something in light of the Ford news.
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Given the nature of my occupation within a VERY prominent Swiss IB, I guess I will need to be very careful with posting related information of which I may be privy.
SFB?
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I wonder what pompted this?!?!?
I think the answer to that is that the above says that for sure Nisan/Renault will do some type of alliance with someone big, no matter what. If they are looking into putting the final touches with the banking piece then it will most probably happen. The question now is with whom and when.
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