Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
I drive a '93 red nissan pickup... i like it, very few problems with it. the most expensive repair i ever had to do was get a new clutch, which wasnt as bad as i expected... other than that, just a few minor electrical problems is all i've ever had.
and about being ugly, well, i think its pretty sharp, i do take very good care of it tho..
Hole_Courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Nissans are one of the best cars out there. I've had my Nissan Pathfinder 1987 with 200, 986 miles on it. Nothing major has ever gone wrong with it. the paint job looks completely new, and it's the original paint job.
hooray for nissans!
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TurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
I happen to like the Nissan brand. My family had a 93 Quest minivan which we had no problems with but got rit of it a year ago. My dad has a 93' Altima which is great and in a few months it'll be mine. I like the car and for a first car, its a nice piece of equipment.
Doomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
I own a 93 Nissan pickup 4x4. Best truck in the world.
I am part Japanese, so I am partial to Japanese cars.
I love the Maxima. Its so easy to mod, with plenty of power under the hood.
The Nissan Skyline is one of the baddest cars ever made in my opinion.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
It's such a shame that Nissan (together with most other manufacturers) has fallen prey to the recent fad in N. America, withdrawing their hottest sports cars and replacing them with over-weight, style-less, boring, prone-to-flipover lumps of bricks (a.k.a. SUV's). While their passenger cars are still fine, they've lost that "zesty" feel, and are increasing bland and mainstream. (yawn.........)
Send in the Skyline GTR!! That ought to wake people up!
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
I think that Nissans are sensible, well-built cars. There is nothing wrong with them, and since we are living in a world economy, you sound stupid when you say "I won't support the Jap economy" most vehicles these days are built with parts that come from all over the world, and are assembled all over the world. I will always remember the guy driving a Dogde Spirit that had a bumper sticker that says, "BUY AMERICAN!" Sorry dude, the V6 engine in that car came from Mitsubishi of Japan, and it was assembled in Toluca, Mexico. The only thing american about that car is the name. So, shame on those that would not buy a japanese car based on nationality reasons.
As for me, I would not buy a nissan because they are sesible, bland automobiles. Who wants a bland Altima, when they can drive a sporty Dodge stratus with a V6. The maxima has completely failed at any attempts to be sporty, even though it comes with a screamer of a V6 engine. Too bad the stylists at Chrysler can't get a hold of that platform, because they would do it right! Look at the 300M! The Sentra is also a bland econobox. It needs some personality, like the Civic. I am not saying all the right parts aren't there, the Sentra has a great engine with nice interior--nissan just needs to endow it with some personality!
Then new pathfinder with the 240 hp V6 is a step in the right direction, and kudos to nissan on the Xterra. It is just what Gen Xers want, a little pazzaz, decent power, and good looks. There new truck styling is quite interesting, and I am starting to get used to it. You have to be a little daring with styling, without hanging out with the Pontiac stylists! That damn Azteck is the worst thing to come out of detriot since the El Camino! Anyway, I have rambled enough. Any Comments?
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Of course their assembled outside of the US because of labor cheapness. I see jap cars like this, first of all small, second of all ugly, third of all not that powerfull, third of all their not great for a family. If a company that is based in the US example GM assembles its cars outside the US but it still gets the profits the bigger the profits the bigger the taxes they have to pay and advertising boosting the economy. All of these companies that do buisness outside the US still bring the assets into the country paying the taxes and for advertising.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
Actually, LOT, the american corporations are only taxed on their profits here in the USA, which is just a drop in the bucket for our tax revenue. As you probably know, the overwhelming majority of US tax revenue does not come from corporations, but from individual income taxes. And don't forget the mighty tarrif that the US imposes on Japanese imports, which increases our tax revenue. You need to take a college macro economics course, and you'll understand that "cheap imports" help the overall standard of living in the united states. (we can buy more goods and services per dollar than before the "cheap imports") And don't forget that the labor in japan as of late is actually more expensive than here in the US. It has more to do with manufacturing efficiency in japan that causes the low prices of japanese vehicles rather than "cheap labor" and if you've priced japanese cars lately, they are not that cheap. (high import costs) They are quite expensive, and why do people buy them? Percieved quality. I won't say they are of higher quality, that is another debate in itself, but people percieve them to be of higher quality, and perceptions are what sell cars to americans, not necessarily the truth.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
, third of all their not great for a family.
Many families drive Japanese cars, including the one I am in. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are two of America's best selling cars(I believe they are both in the top three).
We have no problems with our Accord. It has been reliable for 7 years and more than 100,000 miles. We have always bought Honda.
LOT767-300ER also wrote:
I will not boost the Jap economy!
Why? Is there something wrong with Japan?
I totally agree with Fanoftristars.
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WorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
FORD HAS ABSOLUTELY NO STAKE IN HONDA!!!!!!!!!
God, just thinking about such a possibility made me have a heart attack! Honda is independent, and proud of it! All we need is Ford or General Motors buying the great company and chugging out Honda Explorers and Honda Tauruses! Eeech!
You're probably thinking of Mazda. . .
And also, I think Renault owns closer to 20% of Nissan, though it is still the majority shareholder.
: No they bought a 25-30% stake in honda 3 days ago ill even get you an article if i find the one i read. Theres nothing wrong with japan but im against
: Could you please tell me those reasons, LOT767-300ER? Just Curious BH346
: 1. i dont like it period. its my personal issue why and due to history.
: Okay, thanks for telling! I'm through ranting and asking questions here, I already said my point. BH346
: BH i dont hate all japanesee cars! dont think that its just i dont like most of them.
: I've searched all over the web and I still can't find anything about Ford buying Honda. LOT767-300ER, do you have a link? Thanks. BTW, can anyone else
: Ford owns a part of Mazda, hence the Mazda Tribute being the same as the Ford Escape. My mom just bought a black '99 Nissan Maxima. Its great, it has
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: they are ugly (eww micra (shudder)) I HATE them, so plasticky, and some of those trim patterns. I like peugeots better. mmmmm 206 UKFLY
: My friend had a 1991 Maxima SE. It was the best car he ever owned. For the proce, you get excellent handling and power, lots of standard equipment, go
: Ford DOES NOT own Honda. They own Mazda. But I believe it was announced recently that Ford and Honda are cooperating on a new project.
: My bad i mean mazda, i was thinking about them making a co-car!!!!!sorry for the mistake (lets pray that FORD does buy Honda!)
: IMHO, Ford buying Honda is a a very scary thought. Kinda like US/UA. BH346
: scary? more like one of the happiest days of my life!
: Personally, as stated above, I would collapse if Ford or any other manufacturer (especially American) bought Honda. Ford bloody well owns enough! (Let