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Old 11-19-2003, 07:04 AM
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I don't care if the STI is faster I would still take the EVO.
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:27 AM
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that girl was on a couple of episodes of top gear, she's a crazyass driver
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by darrinb
battle of the ricer boy cars

don't hate...... :P
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by darrinb
battle of the ricer boy cars
Battle of the rice boy DREAM CARS to be exact.

Most rice boys can't afford a 30k car, and those who are lucky enough to own either of these aren't rice boys imho. They are "import enthusiast"!
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:51 AM
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old video.
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by RandyMax
Battle of the rice boy DREAM CARS to be exact.

Most rice boys can't afford a 30k car, and those who are lucky enough to own either of these aren't rice boys imho. They are "import enthusiast"!
.I've never heard it put better than this.
Brilliant observation, bro.
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:59 AM
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They called those cars ugly.

No American car show would put it quite like that.

Not even Super2nr I don't think.

These cars are not ugly BTW.
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by darrinb
battle of the ricer boy cars
:shakehd: ignorance
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Old 12-22-2003, 05:44 PM
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TOP GEAR review of the 350Z[VID]

ok, lets just say this review, will bring out mixed emotions. :shakehd:

vid
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HAHAHAHAHA last song i was expecting to come on is the Lil Kim - Jump off song!
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:09 PM
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A bit harsh, but it is the TRUTH about that car. Tooo many hands were involved in its designed (Cosmetic/Mechanical), and that leads to a car being anything but pure. What sucks is that the exhaust note on the Z is sweet harmony, but that engine sounds like ass. Hopefully they give it more exciting powerband and driving dynamics, and quit dicking around trying to please everyone with this, and make it a pure sports car.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:17 PM
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Goat: You really have some hatred for the Z don't you? This review is pure rubbish and not worth posting or watching. Why? Not because I own a Z, but because it's a crap review.

He's wrong on so many points (the VQ is not a Renault engine) and he just uses his bias against American cars with his belief that the Z was designed for Americans. What does a Corvette crashing have to do with the Z?
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:18 PM
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5th Gear is a MUCH better show now. Tiff rules!
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:29 PM
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i'd have to agree, that review was worthless. the car would be more exciting with an update in performance(cough 4.0vq) and some materials, but it is certainly better than what he was trying to project.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:35 PM
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Theres nothing wrong with what he said. He was just saying the 350z is a pig for a sports car. Is that a lie? Is the 350z lightweight? NOPE.

He was harsh buthe also pointed out all the things that i didnt like about the car when i drove it. He just made it sound 10x worse.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
Theres nothing wrong with what he said. He was just saying the 350z is a pig for a sports car. Is that a lie? Is the 350z lightweight? NOPE.

He was harsh buthe also pointed out all the things that i didnt like about the car when i drove it. He just made it sound 10x worse.
The Z is far from a pig. It's not extremely light, but my model is listed as 3189lbs... I wouldn't exactly call that a pig. The 911 Carrera weighs about the same (give or take some based on model).. Vette is more, Mustang is more, etc... Hell, even the Ferrari 360 coupe weighs ~3100lbs. By no stretch am I comparing these cars, but I just wanted to show other "sports" cars that weigh a lot. Yes, it's not RX-8 or S2000, but those are the exception rather than the norm
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you can definitely tell he was biased with his review. on another episode of top gear i have, the rx-8 and the 350z did the EXACT same track time; and fatty said he LOVED the rx-8.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:44 PM
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Damn he ripped the z a new asshole and then some
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Dont get your panties in a bunch.

I would still rock a 350z anyday.
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everything that idiot was saying is pure OPINION....oooh the exhaust is hurting my ear....and look the buttons feel plasticy..they hurt my fingers oooh.

I better not go any faster my ears will hurt and I cant even carry my dog poopsie with me when Im driving the Z

and it doesnt feel fast....are you fucking kidding me the #s dont lie. Everything he said was an opinion and I take it for what it is nothing but an opinion of an old america hating european that should be driving a Renualt.

and the best is Im not gonna speed cause somebody got into an accident and lost his arm.....wasnt the drummer an alcoholic and while driving

a blithering idiot if you ask me and that is my opinion
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
Dont get your panties in a bunch.

I would still rock a 350z anyday.
The Z is a pig comment just always gets me stirred up, because it's really not as heavy as some make it out to be.

I'd agree on the rough ride, cheap interior, less than silky smooth engine comments, but the weight is not too terrible.
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my clk 430 weighs in at a whopping 3265 lbs. of V8 power.
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Originally posted by lou
my clk 430 weighs in at a whopping 3265 lbs. of V8 power.
Lou: Isn't it 3365? Even so, that's not bad at all for a v8 coupe!
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Well you mentioned those other cars being the same weight as the 350z.. but look at the SIZE of all them. The 350z is MUCH smaller than most of those. Really it should weigh much less than it does. IMO

But its hard to keep a car lightweight these days anyways. No biggie.
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It seems an idiot to me... how come the 350Z was name the car of the year by the britsh Car Magazine...

Unless he is comparing the 350Z to a Lambo or Enzo, he is out of his mind!!!

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Originally posted by cusdaddy
Lou: Isn't it 3365? Even so, that's not bad at all for a v8 coupe!
your right the clk320 is 3265 the 430 is 3365 I was testing you
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Originally posted by lou
your right the clk320 is 3265 the 430 is 3365 I was testing you
HAHAHA!! I actually knew this because I was looking at the differences between the CLK430 and CLK500 as I drove a CLK500 this weekend...

BTW, here is a much better UK review: 360 Challenge Stradale. I can't stop listening to that exhaust!!! (not Z related, but still a great video IMO)

http://www.gofastvideo.com/reviews/aae/movie
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Doesn't feel fast??? :sqnteek:

His "butt-dyno" needs a tune-up.
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
Theres nothing wrong with what he said. He was just saying the 350z is a pig for a sports car. Is that a lie? Is the 350z lightweight? NOPE.

He was harsh buthe also pointed out all the things that i didnt like about the car when i drove it. He just made it sound 10x worse.
He was right about everything I saw. And I have owned more nissans than anyone on this forum. That Z is not well made and i would not own one.
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Fact: Its a hot car.
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He was right about everything I saw. And I have owned more nissans than anyone on this forum. That Z is not well made and i would not own one.
too fast for ya anyway. that 4 cylinder of yours is just your speed
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too fast for ya anyway. that 4 cylinder of yours is just your speed
I own a 03 Pathfinder LE... :P VQ35DE here.
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I own a 03 Pathfinder LE... :P VQ35DE here.
lol mr nissan hater bought a pathfinder? hilarious.
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Yeah it's a good review.
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lol mr nissan hater bought a pathfinder? hilarious.
I never hated Nissans. We have 3 in our house right now.

Of course the 3 are probably the best built overall.

01 Altima GXE
03 Pathfinder LE
and 03 Altima SL

The Pathfinder still has the old Nissan feel as well as the 01 Altima.

The 03 takes some getting use too, it has its cheap places, but its a good car.
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ok that makes torqueholic, jrock, and silverbullet....i think we're missing a few other resident Z haters aren't we?
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I never hated Nissans. We have 3 in our house right now.
you are a total hypocrite. don't even try to say you never hated on nissans. you hate on shit when its convenient.
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you are a total hypocrite. don't even try to say you never hated on nissans. you hate on shit when its convenient.
Ummm whatever your dreaming.
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