sxmarbury33
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G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:36 am

Whats everybody's opinion of this car coupe or sedan, and in this price range what other cars would you consider?
 
BlatantEcho
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:11 am

got rave reviews from most automags.

I find the 350Z much more appealing, but they are meant for different things, obviously.

Nissan has been making decent cars for a couple of years now.

George
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cptkrell
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:34 am

Geeze, I had to look up what a G35 was, and if George hadn't mentioned it was a Nissan, the search might have taken longer. Am I the only old fart around that is getting increasingly confused by the proliferation of letter-number combinations for car names? Anyway, I think it looks pretty damn nice. I don't know if the entry price of $30M US will hurt it all that much.

Nissan design is really on the upswing since former design boss Gerry Hirshberg retired some years ago (seemed as though he was far more successful in designing his press releases and personal back-pats than cars) and this new series is further testimony that things can be done right without being corny. Pretty neat car...Jack
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:23 pm

The G35 definitely has its virtues. I went for a fast ride in a G35 coupe and was definitely impressed. Engine pulled hard, and the car handled very nicely. It has unique styling, the Nissan 3.5 V6 is very highly regarded, and it is not a bad car for the price. Also, it is RWD, which in many instances is a positive thing.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
JAL777
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:26 pm

4 Wheel Drive Nissan Skyline GTR (Infiniti G35 GTR here in the US) coming soon!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:48 pm

"4 Wheel Drive Nissan Skyline GTR (Infiniti G35 GTR here in the US) coming soon!!"

Another rice tupperware leftover model Im going to have to tame. Its such a shame people actually think cars such as a 3.2TL Type S, Civic R, G35 etc are fast...
 
captaingomes
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:06 pm

Uhhhhh, they are fast cars. What makes you think a G35 isn't fast? 287 hp for the G35 coupe is nothing to sneeze at. Plus, it handles too.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:07 pm

what do you define as fast? i had a 2002 civic ex, stock on I-10 between LA and PHX, we were over 120 most of the time. and we made it that entire trip on one tank of gas, which cost us very little. i remember we paid with the cash pulled from our pockets, and we were in college at the time.
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JAL777
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:09 pm

Its such a shame people actually think cars were made to be driven soley in a straight line.

Anyway... here are some pictures. It will have 400 hp engine (either V6 or V8).




 
captaingomes
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:11 pm

LOT only views the merits of a car based on quarter mile times, ignoring everything else. By the way LOT, that G35 has more power than an Impala SS you drive.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:23 pm

what do you define as fast? i had a 2002 civic ex, stock on I-10 between LA and PHX, we were over 120 most of the time. and we made it that entire trip on one tank of gas, which cost us very little. i remember we paid with the cash pulled from our pockets, and we were in college at the time.

Your 2002 Civic Ex was cruising at 120 the whole period of a trip?

You're exaggerating big time, and you know it. You would be lucky to even get that 4 banger car to 120, and you would never be able to keep it going up the least big of grade, the LEAST bit, with your foot all the day down. Not to mention constantly redlining your hampster engine and probably overheating and damaging it.

You're Civic is NOT FAST. Civics are NOT FAST. The only Civics that exist in this world today that are fast are heavily modified ones.

Uhhhhh, they are fast cars. Plus, it handles too.

They're quick cars. Captaingomes, why the hell do you think American cars can't handle? Every single time LOT pulls out specs comparing American sports cars, they're equal if not better in every part of handling than their Japanese and European counterparts. You're argument you never back up on that American cars can only go good in a straight line is getting old.




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flight152
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:31 pm

they're equal if not better in every part of handling than their Japanese and European counterparts.

Which ones are? Certainly not the Impala SS Peter has. Those things handle similar to those awful Caprices.
 
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:43 pm

Which ones are?

Well, to name the popular ones, the Dodge Viper, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang. All do insanely well in acceleration and handling.

There are many others of course, but I'm off to bed for now. 'night



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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:35 pm

"LOT only views the merits of a car based on quarter mile times, ignoring everything else. By the way LOT, that G35 has more power than an Impala SS you drive. "

It has more than 425hp and 467lb of torque??? Really......can you clue me in where that extra hp comes from? Can you feel the power of a Lingenfelter outfit.

Fast fact of the day: A Cadillac Escalade Lingenfelter can outrun a 550 Maranello, a 55AMG and any M or 7 class BMW.

"what do you define as fast? i had a 2002 civic ex, stock on I-10 between LA and PHX, we were over 120 most of the time. and we made it that entire trip on one tank of gas, which cost us very little. i remember we paid with the cash pulled from our pockets, and we were in college at the time. "

Top speed for an Si is 130mph theoretical. Someone pull up top speed for 2002 Civic EX. I dont believe you one bit.

"Which ones are? Certainly not the Impala SS Peter has. Those things handle similar to those awful Caprices."

Great, you would know better than anyone. BTW a cop outfit caprice will nail you to your ass if you try to run on one.
 
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RE: G35

Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:05 pm

"Fast fact of the day: A Cadillac Escalade Lingenfelter can outrun a 550 Maranello, a 55AMG and any M or 7 class BMW."

Well, Lingenfelter is a tuner, right? An appropriate comparsion would be with an MTM Audi, Hamann BMW, König Ferrari, a Gemballa Porsche or a TechArt Porsche.

Oh and by the way, I'd rather have an American car than the Japanese crap. Japanese cars lack any character and their designs are copied from other Brands (hello Lexus). Only Korean cars are worse.
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:02 am

The general concensus around the legal water cooler is that the G35 Coupe is the more refined version of the 350Z.

While a confirmed Beemer driver, I had a good test drive in the G35 and it was respectable on all accounts.

The biggest dissapointment while helping a friend buy a car was the new Maxima. While a decent performer....the thing is built like a piece of sh*t. It rattles, squeaks, and has doors that sound like tin...
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:10 am

They're quick cars. Captaingomes, why the hell do you think American cars can't handle? Every single time LOT pulls out specs comparing American sports cars, they're equal if not better in every part of handling than their Japanese and European counterparts. You're argument you never back up on that American cars can only go good in a straight line is getting old.

NWA742, you are misreading my arguments. Where did I say that American vehicles can't handle? His Impala SS, while a very good handler for a full size car, definitely wont beat an Infinity G35 in handling. His car, the Impala SS was designed predominantely to be fast in a straight line versus an all round sports car. Nothing wrong with that, but the G35 is a better package overall for a sports car. That's just my opinion.

LOT ... the 96 Impala SS has 260 hp. If you want to denounce other cars, make sure you do it in an equal way. You cannot say the G35 is a piece of crap car because your Impala has thousands of daddy's dollars invested in aftermarket goodies. That G35 that I went for a ride in was owned by this loser who had it for 3 months and got bored of it. If his daddy got him enough money to soup it up too, I'd like to compare the performance then to your Impala.

Oh, nwa742 will be proud, he got rid of the G35 and got a Tahoe Z71. Unfortunately the idiot (the same guy that wrote off an Envoy 3 months after getting it) was offroading and went off a jump, got airborn, and bottomed out the vehicle. The bumper was torn off and the front end now droops, with big gaps between the front fenders and the doors. Now, don't do your usual thing and misread what I'm saying. The Tahoe is definitely a good truck, but the driver is an idiot.
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:28 am

Fast fact of the day: A Cadillac Escalade Lingenfelter can outrun a 550 Maranello, a 55AMG and any M or 7 class BMW.

More like: I don't know anything about cars fact of the day.

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You compared a CADILLAC, with a ferrari.

Just go home.

Your lack of knowledge about anything automotive is depressing to the rest of the conversation. Why bother trying to educate you when you'll just pull some tuners 1/4 mile out of your bum.

George
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Inbound
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:33 am

In response to "You're argument you never back up on that American cars can only go good in a straight line is getting old."

I'd just like to state that on the second to last edition of BBCs TopGear, Jeremy Clarkson said that the new Ford GT40 is the first American car he's driven that corners like a european car.

for what it's worth...Jeremy Clarkson knows cars.

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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:33 am

You know LOT ... what you are doing is no different than being a ricer that you so much despise. Think about it, you wont have an intelligent comeback.

Oh, and just so you know, more often than not, the power quotes from these tuners are way off.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:48 am

I'm a huge fan of Clarkson, and I always try to download as many TopGear videos as I can. I wish I got it here in Canada on TV, I'd be an avid viewer.

Didn't he say the Ford a was better sports car than the Ferrari Modena? If so, kudos to Ford! Hopefully the next Mustang will also do well in performance and handling.

There are definitely some awesome handling American cars out there, namely the Corvette (Z06 especially), Mustang Cobra, and Viper.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:45 am

I test drove the Z4, G35, and the 350Z. I ended up with the 350Z Touring Model, black heated electric leather seats, DVD Navigation system, Bose Audio System, in-dash 6-disc CD changer. For the price, the other cars couldn't come close. It drives just about the same as the G35, and is far beyond the handling and power of the Z4 (in my opinion, anyways). I'm very happy with this car, and I also think the looks far exceed those of the G35 and Z4.
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:10 am

The only downside to the Z and G35 is that it is a tad heavy. I think most models weigh in around 3300-3500 pounds. But that is the price to be paid for a platform that also underpins an SUV.

As for the GTR, from what I have read a true replacement for the R34 will not be out until 2006 or 2007. Basically Nissan wants the time and money to develop a proper supercar and also design it to meet US crash and emissions standards, and JAL 777 if you've got another source that has newer info I'd be happy to check it out, but I read this in a recent issue of Autoweek.
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flight152
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:32 am

Fast fact of the day: A Cadillac Escalade Lingenfelter can outrun a 550 Maranello, a 55AMG and any M or 7 class BMW.

Once again, Peter making a fool out of himself. Comparing a hevily modified $126,620 Esclade to stock sports sedans that costs a little over half that price.

If you modified those cars you listed up to that $126,620 price of the Esclade, you would leave that thing in the dust.

 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:51 am

I think what it comes down to is class. How classy are you...? There are tons of different cars for tons of different purposes. You want to go straight quickly? Buy an American V8 (certainly not to say that imports can't go quickly). You can't compare Escalades and Ferraris. One's for spending a bunch of money and getting placed in rap music videos, the other demonstrates a certain love of true automobiling... I believe the G35's are good looking and demonstrate smart economics for a moderate driving enthusiast. At least with that car you're more likely to get valet-parked in the front row instead of an Impala...
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:06 am

maybe this has some relevance too..

Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year 2003
Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan and Sport Coupe

http://www.motortrend.com/features/news/nov02news/112_021120_coy/index.html
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:44 am

I think Valet parkers will enjoy driving ANY car over $30,000. I know from much experience, they've certainly always thoroughly enjoyed parking my 350Z and had a smile on their face driving off in it.
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:51 am

Well I am a valet parker and I do enjoy the 350Z and G35's--my point from that is that I wouldn't think twice if I only had 1 space on the front row as to whether I would put a 350Z or a Cobra/Implala/Z28/SS etc in that space...
 
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RE: G35

Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:28 pm

Gomes: How about you calm down. I dont sit by my computer all day and reply to posts on here because your making a sweat.

:You compared a CADILLAC, with a ferrari.

Just go home.

Your lack of knowledge about anything automotive is depressing to the rest of the conversation. Why bother trying to educate you when you'll just pull some tuners 1/4 mile out of your bum."

Well Im glad the expert has stepped in. Mr. Expert I was not comparing anything. I was merely making a statement, What the hell have you educated me about? Ill keep it a mental note of your "superiority complex"

"Well, Lingenfelter is a tuner, right? An appropriate comparsion would be with an MTM Audi, Hamann BMW, König Ferrari, a Gemballa Porsche or a TechArt Porsche."

"Well I am a valet parker and I do enjoy the 350Z and G35's--my point from that is that I wouldn't think twice if I only had 1 space on the front row as to whether I would put a 350Z or a Cobra/Implala/Z28/SS etc in that space..."

Me neither, the 350Z belongs right in the front with the Civic Si VTEC! /sarcasm off.

Racko, I agree. However, I was trying to put it in the same price range, and the amazing fact that such a huge SUV could do that.

'LOT ... the 96 Impala SS has 260 hp."

Well Im glad you have your crystal ball out. Im going to take my LeapPad with my "Reading comprehension" booklet with it. My first post reads as
"....Can you feel the power of a Lingenfelter outfit." HINT: The last two words mean something.

"If you want to denounce other cars, make sure you do it in an equal way. You cannot say the G35 is a piece of crap car because your Impala has thousands of daddy's dollars invested in aftermarket goodies. That G35 that I went for a ride in was owned by this loser who had it for 3 months and got bored of it. If his daddy got him enough money to soup it up too, I'd like to compare the performance then to your Impala. "

I never said anything that it is a crap car. I was defending this attack on me by you. "LOT only views the merits of a car based on quarter mile times, ignoring everything else. By the way LOT, that G35 has more power than an Impala SS you drive. "

Thousands of my daddy's dollars? Right, thats a cheap shot coming from you, I can accuse you of crap like that too all day long but I wont stoop down to that level.




 
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RE: G35

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:32 am

hehehe, don't worry LOT, you don't stress me out at all. And no, I don't sit at a computer all day long waiting for replies either ... that's KROC's job.  Big grin
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RE: G35

Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:18 am

Thousands of my daddy's dollars? Right, thats a cheap shot coming from you, I can accuse you of crap like that too all day long but I wont stoop down to that level.

Isn't it true though??????
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: G35

Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:04 am

"Isn't it true though?????? "

No, The bulk of my stuff inside both cars came within the last 3 months. The 50% discount on all car equipment including special orders and free install @ Circuit City comes in handy.
 
JAL777
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RE: G35

Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:23 am

The 50% discount on all car equipment including special orders and free install @ Circuit City comes in handy.

How the hell do you get a 50% discount at Circuit City? Their employee discount sucks.
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: G35

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:15 pm

"How the hell do you get a 50% discount at Circuit City? Their employee discount sucks."

I dont know what the hell you are talking about.

It is 50% on ALL car equipment including Audio and Video. If you dont believe me come to store 3111 and ill show you right on the friggin computer screen that it is.
 
JAL777
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RE: G35

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:45 pm

I don't need to see it... I'll enter it into DPS. The new "cost-based" employee discount is horrible.

JAL777 @ 3698  Big grin
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: G35

Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:24 am

"I don't need to see it... I'll enter it into DPS. The new "cost-based" employee discount is horrible.

JAL777 @ 3698 "

Did you not just have an increase about 3 weeks ago on some areas like E2 and T1?
 
zeus01
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RE: Cadillac Vs Ferrari

Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:30 am

Did someone on this post really compare a Cadillac with a Ferrari?


Wow, indeed that is depressing.

Unfortunatly, that Escalade isn't really a Escalade at all. It has almost NOTHING stock on it and the only thing it can do is run a quarter mile. Its just like all the rice burners you American junkies hate. ITS ALL MODS. Same as your line cars.
America has a strong tradition of having very fast quarter mile cars. We don't do so well on the handling part, especially with cars that are not purley sports cars (unlike German counterparts).

However, I will not say anything more on this post because its far to inhabited with unknowledgable people.

zeus

BTW, for everyones own good, don't compare a Cadillac of anykind to a Ferrari, or for that matter a M or AMG series car. It doesn't earn anyone respect.
 
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RE: G35

Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:29 pm

Apart from their styling inside and outside both the coupe and sedan are amazing. Powerfull engine, brakes, and handling. Inside it says more sport than luxury. Then again its supposed to be sporty.
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RE: G35

Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:38 pm

When I first saw the G35 at the Detroit Auto Show, I couldn't believe my eyes. It had so much character! Nice styling, great engine and chassis, nice interior overall with reclining rear seatbacks, and RWD!!! To me this was the most serious assault from Japan on the BMW 3 series yet. It almost looked like a bargain 4 door Porsche.
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