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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    Nissan has by far the worst paint quality lately. The orange peel on a $75k Titan is insane, looks like a MAACO paintjob.
    It's been like that a while now. My Dad's old 2003 G35 had the front painted twice under 100k. Razor thin, cheap paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Their heyday was well before my time.
    Yeah I remember drooling over something like this back in the day. Dat ass is still nice though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    Hell, my 2014 tacoma doesnt even have a outside thermometer (yeah..really)... coming up to 136k service, zero issues so far. Can't complain in the least
    At what point does someone consider a vehicle reliable?

    I would think that most vehicles can hit 150-200k without issues. I am at 150k on my Sierra and no issues. And we regularly hit 200-250k (before we auction the trucks) on our field trucks (Sierra HD with the 6.0L Gas) without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    Yeah I remember drooling over something like this back in the day. Dat ass is still nice though

    To be honest the 90's were the heydays for all Japanese manufacturers. Must be devastating to be an auto enthusiast thinking that working for a Japanese automaker is a dream job, to have your dream come true only to have them crushed when you realize that they are run by robotic accountants that have sold their souls to shareholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    DFor car people like us, Toyota is not stopping making boring cars. They're merely pretending not to be boring, like with the Camry. Looks fucking exciting, but yup, still drives like a Camry underneath.
    I secretly lust for a 2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition.

    As for the Nissan, it has definitely slipped after years of bland products. My first car was an S14 240SX, and I adored it. I remember lusting for a Z32, I remember the late 90s Maxima's with the 5spd, the engine was rated among the best at the time. Nothing in their lineup short of a GTR excites me anymore.
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    4Runners are great vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Also. CVT’s.
    Non car people love CVTs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Never seen the appeal of any of them. Their heyday was well before my time.

    Having a Halo car like a GTR doesn’t make your Altima any more exciting.

    Also. CVT’s.
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    Non car people love CVTs.
    God driving a CVT trans is horrid. I knew someone with a Sentra and CVT trans and that thing was just gross to drive.

    Obviously the female driver didn't care it got them a-b, but I hated driving it.

    Stupid ski-doo transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebane View Post
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    God driving a CVT trans is horrid. I knew someone with a Sentra and CVT trans and that thing was just gross to drive.

    Obviously the female driver didn't care it got them a-b, but I hated driving it.

    Stupid ski-doo transmission.
    Yup. Went through a car buying process for the MIL a couple years ago. Finalized on the Nissan Rogue and the RAV4 from looking at #'s. I loved the RAV4, drove like a car. I hated the Rogue, CVT made it drive like a sponge. She chose the Rogue because it was so smooth. The sponge feel was preferred. I was blown away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    To be honest the 90's were the heydays for all Japanese manufacturers. Must be devastating to be an auto enthusiast thinking that working for a Japanese automaker is a dream job, to have your dream come true only to have them crushed when you realize that they are run by robotic accountants that have sold their souls to shareholders.
    I think it's a bit of the producer and the consumer. I feel like if there was enough of a demand for a sports coupe, it would entice competition to make "cool" cars again that aren't ungodly expensive. Wishful thinking on my part perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    I think it's a bit of the producer and the consumer.....
    This^

    A lot of enthusiasts like buying used cars. If you want to vote with your wallet, buy new cars only.

    The manufacturers cater to people who buy new, and they apparently want boring, reliable, and cheap.

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    In our family we have a 2015 G37XS, 2017 QX50, 2019 QX80. All very happy with them. I could care less about all that tech stuff (although all 3 cars have technology packages). Love their engines 3.7 and 5.6, make enough power. Thirsty though.

    Edit: and the S30. That thing is thirsty as well.
    Funny enough, all 3 Infiniti have been more reliable than the new 2019 Acura RDX in our household.
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    As a self-hating Nissan owner, I can say my Altima has met my expectations as a daily driver for 6 years, mostly due to its quality speaker system, comfort, economy and reliability lol i know, not very sophisticated.

    But I will not be buying another one, they are a messed up company. There's just no quick turnaround from so many bad decisions.

    - "Standard AWD": Altima offered with old 2.5L AWD or VC-turbo with no AWD. So the "premium" model deletes AWD.

    - The Micra is basically 20 years old tech-wise, the Maxima is an abomination, the Z car is basically a bloated 20 year platform as well.

    - Other terrible vehicles like the Sentra and the Frontier (in production since 2004) continue to sell for some reason.

    - Drum brakes on 2019 model vehicles.

    So no, this brand is no longer aimed at discerning car buyers.

    Infiniti has the vc-turbo in their qx50 as well but that's about as exciting as it gets.
    They will probably have to consolidate their product lines soon.

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    The only huge letdown for me at Infiniti has been that awful looking QX80. Nissan managed to completely ruin the Pathfinder, it now looks like a bloated minivan/SUV from the early 2000's. Their variable compression engine is interesting too and I wonder if it'll be offered in more models in the future.

    And I despise the Infiniti's orange backlighting....yuck, didn't know they still had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That.Guy.S30 View Post
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    In our family we have a 2015 G37XS, 2017 QX50, 2019 QX80. All very happy with them. I could care less about all that tech stuff (although all 3 cars have technology packages). Love their engines 3.7 and 5.6, make enough power. Thirsty though.

    Edit: and the S30. That thing is thirsty as well.
    Funny enough, all 3 Infiniti have been more reliable than the new 2019 Acura RDX in our household.
    Neat. I didn't know the G37's went up to 2015. I thought by that point they had rebranded them to Q50/60's as early as 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Neat. I didn't know the G37's went up to 2015. I thought by that point they had rebranded them to Q50/60's as early as 2014.
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    Is the 2015 G37XS a coupe or sedan? I guess it doesn't matter since both styles were in production up until 2015 haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzdspd View Post
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    At what point does someone consider a vehicle reliable?

    I would think that most vehicles can hit 150-200k without issues. I am at 150k on my Sierra and no issues. And we regularly hit 200-250k (before we auction the trucks) on our field trucks (Sierra HD with the 6.0L Gas) without any issues.
    With domestic full sized trucks we’re still talking dumb, basic, tried and true tech... so same, same

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Agree. This reminds me of the best episode of Top Gear, ever where they have that French breakfast meeting at Peugeot and actively decide to start making terrible cars. Sales went through the roof.
    Here's the link to the video I was talking about earlier. My favourite!


    Is this the path Nissan/Infiniti is walking down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Here's the link to the video I was talking about earlier. My favourite!


    Is this the path Nissan/Infiniti is walking down?
    They have been on it for 20 years
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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