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Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 1:02 am

Why you'll never buy a Nissan? Is it that they are cheap made, unsafe, or just ugly?

Opinions needed,
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 1:32 am

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..

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 2:55 am

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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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 3:00 am

Nissans are cool  
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 3:20 am

One of my friends drives an Infinity SUV (QX4 or something), which is the Pathfinder's cousin (Nissan owns Infinity) and I didn't like the feel of it. It felt kinda cheap and stuff.

Jack

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I would buy a Nissan, but if I am buying a car, I wouldn't buy a Nissan, why waste money on a Japanese car? For the money, I would buy a Volkswagen or any other Euro-port.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 3:22 am

Anyone like the Nissan 300ZX that they quit making in 1996?

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 4:35 am

Very boring cheap looking cars!
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 9:23 am

I think that the Nissan Maxima is a nice car plus Nissian makes Infinity cars and the Q45 is one of my favorites!

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 10:34 am

1.I will not boost the Jap economy!
2.Cant tow
3.Mostly small cars
4.hate the interior
5.UGLY!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 1:54 pm

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.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 2:46 pm

Two Words:


RICE BURNER
 
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Those Are All The Same Resons

Sun Dec 31, 2000 2:54 pm

Those are all the same resons not to get any Mitishbitshi
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 4:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Dec 31, 2000 4:56 pm

 
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300zx TT

Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:56 am

I would orgasm over a 300zx TT

200sx is also nice
 
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Aussiemite

Mon Jan 01, 2001 1:10 am

Ya, The 300ZX TT is a hell of a car!!!!! I rod ein one that would fly!!!!!

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 1:29 am

Once again, I'm saying the Xterra rules!!!   I'm also part Japanese(50%), so I like Japanese cars, too! I just don't like Mitsubishi, except the work they're planning to do on the 747X!

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 2:31 am

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!

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 3:10 am

I love the Skyline too. I think Nissan is 45 % owned by Renault who is a French company. Thats a shame.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 4:34 am

Im so glad reanualt owns 45% of nissan, oh and remeber Ford has a 30% stake in honda!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 4:53 am

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?
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 4:59 am

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.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 5:20 am

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.
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 5:44 am



LOT767-300ER wrote:
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, third of all their not great for a family.
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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.


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I will not boost the Jap economy!
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Why? Is there something wrong with Japan?

I totally agree with Fanoftristars.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 10:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 10:58 am

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 buying their cars for a couple reasons.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:54 pm

Could you please tell me those reasons, LOT767-300ER?
Just Curious

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 1:16 pm

1. i dont like it period. its my personal issue why and due to history.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 1:31 pm

Okay, thanks for telling! I'm through ranting and asking questions here, I already said my point.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 01, 2001 1:45 pm

BH i dont hate all japanesee cars! dont think that its just i dont like most of them.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Fri Jan 12, 2001 12:43 pm

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 confirm this?


Please let it not be true!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Fri Jan 12, 2001 12:54 pm

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 a leather interior, heated seats and an awesome Bose stereo system. Prior to that she had a maroon Nissan Stanza. I see nothing wrong with Nissans, the Stanza she had had more than 100,000 miles on it, and was still going good. Personally, I would buy a Japanese made car over any GM product, except for a Cadillac (especially the Escalade). As far as American made vehicles, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury is the way to go.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 5:22 am

they are ugly (eww micra (shudder)) I HATE them, so plasticky, and some of those trim patterns.

I like peugeots better. mmmmm 206

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'91 Maxima SE

Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:25 am

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, good looks. The only downer was the black paint "delaminiated", but Nissan repainted the car and it was fine after that.

I don't like newer Maxima's since they seem to have moved down level (now competes with "family cars" like the Camry and Accord, where before it was made to compete "and did" with more upscale cars like BMW's 3 series.) I also din't like tha fact that newer ones don't have an independent rear suspension (they now have a "dead" beam axle like in an oxcart.)

I would consider buying a Nissan since they are reliable and offer pretty good value.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:36 am

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.
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:45 am

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!)
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 10:48 am

IMHO, Ford buying Honda is a a very scary thought. Kinda like US/UA.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 10:52 am

scary? more like one of the happiest days of my life!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:45 am

Personally, as stated above, I would collapse if Ford or any other manufacturer (especially American) bought Honda.

Ford bloody well owns enough! (Let's see:

Ford Europe (same name, different cars)
Mazda
Jaguar
Aston Martin
Volvo
Land Rover
Mercury (soon RIP)
Lincoln
etc.)

Honda, along with Toyota, is one of Japan's most profitable companies! It is very happily independent and doesn't need to be bought out by another manufacturer (especially Ford or GM).

It is funny that Honda would cooperate with Ford. Until now, their main American partner has been GM - they have some kind of engine deal, and Honda rebadges the Isuzu Rodeo and Trooper as the Honda Passport and the Acura SomethingIcan'tremember, although I think the Acura is no more with the introduction of the MDX.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:50 am

Collapse! id jump from joy!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 1:14 pm

Why?
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Sun Jan 14, 2001 1:42 pm

Iflycoach says,

"""Two Words:


RICE BURNER"""

Please explain?

Lot767 says,

"""1.I will not boost the Jap economy!
2.Cant tow
3.Mostly small cars
4.hate the interior
5.UGLY!"""

Oh really? Obviously you have a limited knowledge of japanese cars.

Japanese cars in general are exceptionally well built and offer exceptional value and aftermarket service.

It's a well known fact that USA manufactured cars are amongst the worst in the world. Before anyone critisises me for being anti-american have a read of the statistics.

mb (Aussie made cars are excellent.)



 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 10:10 am

Mx5boy thats a matter of opinion not a fact! by the way ever look at the exahaust system of a jap car? always sticks out, which is a weak point in towing. Pluz r u telling me that some jap SUV could pull more then an American one????!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:49 pm

Fords R the best!

We just got a '99 Expedition, oxford white with a chrome stripe on the bottom and a grey pinstripe at the top. Its awesome!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 3:20 pm

Fords are ok. Our Expedition has served us well, but it could be better.

Ford will not buy Honda. They just bought Land Rover for god's sake, and have too many concerns of their own right now. If they did buy Honda, it would be a classic case of BMW-Rover syndrome: Thinking you can bite off more than you can chew. I am sure Jac Nasser and his successor know that. Besides, Honda is one of the companies that has weathered the Asian Economic Crises fairly well and is profitable without help from anyone else, unlike Nissan, which needed Renault to put it back into the black.

LOT767-300ER: Have you ever been to Japan? Many Japanese have rediculously large cars in comparison to the actual amount of space they have to live (and park!!). The interiors are great too.

Aaron G.
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 4:30 pm

Chevy all the way!




Rice Burner - any Japanese car - they used to call em these when they were first made and imported to the states an no offense but the really acted like it the first few years!

Rice Rocket: any souped up Japanese car - the car is worth $12,000 but the wheels, stereo, and exhaust bring it up $24,000!
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 4:32 pm

haha. Yes, lots of "Rice Rockets" used by the college students here in San Diego.

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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 4:52 pm

FORDS ALL THE WAY!









 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 7:25 pm

Someone said something about Honda and Acura above. Well here is what that is. The majority of Japanese car makers have a luxury division under a different name, Nissan has Infinity, Toyota has Lexus and Honda has Acura. The majority of the luxury division cars are built on the same platform as the others. Now that Acura has the MDX then I am sure Honda will come out with a stripped down model of the MDX badged Honda Passport or whatever the hell they are going to call it. My point, Acura, Infinity and Lexus are all Hondas, Nissans and Toyotas (respectivly) just look at the engine or windows they will most likely say, Honda Motor Corp. or Nissan or Toyota or something along those lines. Personally, I would much rather drive something German (if I had the money).
 
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RE: Why You'll Never Buy A Nissan?

Tue Jan 16, 2001 2:30 am

I say GMC (chevy!) and ford all the way!

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