dc10s4ever
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New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:04 am

It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL for something else. I have decided to go sporty. I have narrowed it down to two choices. A 2006 Mustang GT or a 2006 350Z. I have never owned an american car, because they dont hold up as well as their import competition, and imports hold much better resale. The Mustang is fun to drive, but the 350Z delivers just as much power from a 6 compared to the Mustangs 8. Does anyone on here have the new Mustang GT that can give any additional info?
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL

Old? you call 2004... OLD? Good lord. I must be driving prehistoric then as my 1996 lumina is so 19th century. Im lucky to have windows....
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:09 am

Ya, I bought it in late 2003, as an early 2004. It is almost 3 years old. It has almost 20,000 miles. I NEVER keep a car more than three years.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL for something else. I have decided to go sporty. I have narrowed it down to two choices. A 2006 Mustang GT or a 2006 350Z.

You will hate the Mustang after driving the Acura. Go with the 350Z if you must.

20K on a 2004 TL? Is it a MT or AT?

I have 41K on my 04 TL, and I can't imagine selling it.
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
It is almost 3 years old.

So?

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
It has almost 20,000 miles.

For a honda/Acura thats nothing.

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
I NEVER keep a car more than three years.

Why?

Im driving a 10 year old chevy with 115k with me putting fresh oil in every 3k and a tank of gas each friday..... Buying a new car every 3 years is really excess, imho.
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:21 am

Go with the the 350Z! If I did not get my V8 Touareg I might have gotten a 350Z, great car. Mustangs are all right I driven a new one its good but for some reason I just can imagine driving fast in a American Car like an Mustang but in a 350Z no problem.
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:28 am

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
20K on a 2004 TL? Is it a MT or AT?

It is a MT, no NAVI though. When I bought my TL I really wanted NAVI, the salesman looked and looked but could not find one in my colour choice. I should have waited.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:29 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Im driving a 10 year old chevy with 115k with me putting fresh oil in every 3k and a tank of gas each friday..... Buying a new car every 3 years is really excess, imho.

Well... to each his own I suppose.

I'm personally more in your camp, I just bought a 3 year old car last October  Wink

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
The Mustang is fun to drive, but the 350Z delivers just as much power from a 6 compared to the Mustangs 8. Does anyone on here have the new Mustang GT that can give any additional info?

Go with the Nissan. The 350Z is a blast to drive and offers a great ownership experience. Good reliability, good ergonomics, although it is more expensive to opperate and insure.

I found the Mustang GT incredibly claustrophobic and I was only a passenger. I couldn't imagine driving the car on a daily basis...
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:30 am

I probably will go with the 350Z, I checked the lease residuals and the 350Z is currently 51% for 4 years vs the Mustand at 47% in 3 years. Plus the 350Z is already outperforming the residulals, based on current 3 year old models.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 7):
Go with the Nissan. The 350Z is a blast to drive and offers a great ownership experience. Good reliability, good ergonomics, although it is more expensive to opperate and insure.

I found the Mustang GT incredibly claustrophobic and I was only a passenger. I couldn't imagine driving the car on a daily basis...

Agreed, the Z does have much better ergonomics. I guess I am off to the Nissan dealership later today.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:43 am

No wonder that Hooters chick digs you...you spend more money then W Buffett on stuff you don't need....  Silly
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 10):
No wonder that Hooters chick digs you...you spend more money then W Buffett on stuff you don't need

She has no clue about my car buying habits...Besides you may as well spend your money today and enjoy it, as for you may not be here tomorrow.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:59 am

Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:23 am

Why not the G35 coupe instead? Almost the same performance as 350z, an actual back seat and looks a hell of a lot better than a cheesy mustang or overpriced BMW.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:33 am

Go with the 350Z, friend has one and i just drool everytime i see it (or ride inside of it)  drool 






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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:34 am

Tough call on this one. The Nissan is a world class car, great performance, handling and style. Personally, the styling is not as nice as its sister car the Infiniti G35. The Mustang is a legend, it offers great styling and pure power. The handling is not the greatest, but the newer models are a much improvement over the old fox chasis. I have a 2000 GT myself, and even though the SN95 body is still built on the 25 year old fox chasis, i could never own another car. I´m not one for American built cars and have thought many times of trading my pony car in for something else, but after a test drive with another car, I´m always happy to be back in my Mustang.

The reliability on the Mustang has greatly improved and the gas mileage is nothing to complain at either. Styling is something left up to ones personal taste. The sound that the 4.6l V8 pumps out is pure heaven, not too loud, not too soft, just perfect. I find the 350Z exhaust note screaches too much, but it does seem to suit the car.

My only complaint on the 2005-2006 Mustangs is that the interior could have used a bit more higher grade materials instead of such cheap plastics.

I don´t know if you are interested in after market products for your cars, but if you are, the Mustang is by far the way to go.

Good luck with your shopping and I am sure you won´t be dissapointed with either car.
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:40 am

I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.
As far as the exhaust note, that can always be changed. I am not too concerned about that. I may look at the Infinity, I have never been a fan of Infinity for some reason.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 16):
I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.

The 5.0´s horsepower went from 140hp in the ´70s to 225hp in the mid nineties before the swap to the 260hp and now 300hp 4.6l. 0-60 went from mid 8´s to low 6´s with the 5.0l to mid 5´s with the newer 4.6l. Unless we got into Cobra territory, then numbers change somewhat.

I feel sorry for you though, you´ve got one tough decision .....  Wink

PS - between the G35 and 350z, i find the G35 a much better buy
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 16):
I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.

My '91 Taurus SHO with 200k miles can edge a 5.0 Stang on a good day....So one would think the new Mustang GT would do much better....YMMV....
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):
My '91 Taurus SHO with 200k miles

Sounds like your due for a new set of wheels. Can I interest you in a 2004 Acura TL, 20K miles?
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
Ya, I bought it in late 2003, as an early 2004. It is almost 3 years old. It has almost 20,000 miles. I NEVER keep a car more than three years.

After the 1990 Mazda 929 gave out on me in 2003, I bought a 2004 Nissan Sentra on Dec 31. Has just less than 40,000 miles on it and runs like a charm.

I'd go for the Nissan, but then again I'm not an impartial observer  Silly

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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:23 am

I also have my 99 Jeep Cherokee with 105k miles with just 5k on the engine. (I just rebuilt it...)
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Cars with under 100k on the odometer? I'd feel like I'd break the damn things... Big grin
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

UAL

Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't

Not directed at you personally just BMW drivers as a whole (especially 3 or 5 series

Nissan 350Z as Mustangs are shite

What about a TT or an RX-8 Just as good but without the appalling ride. Wait for the new TT though

If you were interested in a convertible, what about a Honda S200 or a Porsche Boxter(Cayman for the coupe) Mercedes CLK/SLK?

Personally I would go for a Cayman or and S2000

Also if you want sporty, why not look at the Subaru Impreza or the Mitsubishi Evo (if you don't want to look like a boy racer try a Subaru Legacy Saloon Spec B 3.0R 246 hp very fast, very grippy and very cool)

If you're set on either of the two you said go for a 350Z

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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:03 am

I haven't driven any of the two cars, but based on looks, I'd choose the Mustang. The 350Z looks a little anonymous to me especially the rear lights of the car. I'm sure both cars are nice though.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't

Not directed at you personally just BMW drivers as a whole (especially 3 or 5 series

I don't think BMWs are all that great, but I'd say for you to judge someone like that because of the car they drive - you have far more insecurity issues that they do. Especially considering you are not even old enough to drive.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting WellHung (Reply 24):
don't think BMWs are all that great, but I'd say for you to judge someone like that because of the car they drive - you have far more insecurity issues that they do. Especially considering you are not even old enough to drive.

I dont judge people like that. I hyave many friends who drive BMW's and respect them all. I'm simply stating public opinion, not my own. And I may not be old enough to drive but I have seen and experienced the dangers certain drivers (not all in BMW's) can cause on the road. I was making a generalisation


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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:26 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 25):
I dont judge people like that.

uhhh... you just did:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't



Quoting BA787 (Reply 25):
I'm simply stating public opinion, not my own.

I highly doubt the general public is so concerned with the genitals of BMW drivers that it would inspire such a general consensus.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 25):
I was making a generalisation

Indeed.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting WellHung (Reply 26):
highly doubt the general public is so concerned with the genitals of BMW drivers that it would inspire such a general consensus.

You'de be surprised. Type BMW drivers into Google and see how many offensive words are used to describe them in certain sites


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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:43 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 27):
You'de be surprised. Type BMW drivers into Google and see how many offensive words are used to describe them in certain sites

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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:46 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 27):
You'de be surprised. Type BMW drivers into Google and see how many offensive words are used to describe them in certain sites

What percentage of those directly reference the size of their genitals, as suggested in your original statement?
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:28 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 6):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
20K on a 2004 TL? Is it a MT or AT?

It is a MT, no NAVI though. When I bought my TL I really wanted NAVI, the salesman looked and looked but could not find one in my colour choice. I should have waited.

That was a big problem in 2004 for the TL, trying to get the right color/options package. I live in northern Virginia, and I had to go to New York to get the car I wanted.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

True, but in the States, you pay a high premium for that pleasure. Beemers are just not a good value over here.

Quoting WellHung (Reply 13):
Why not the G35 coupe instead? Almost the same performance as 350z, an actual back seat and looks a hell of a lot better than a cheesy mustang or overpriced BMW.

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Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 15):
My only complaint on the 2005-2006 Mustangs is that the interior could have used a bit more higher grade materials instead of such cheap plastics.

When I first saw the new Mustang, I was impressed by the exterior styling. When I saw one up close, I couldn't believe it had such a crappy interior.

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 19):
Sounds like your due for a new set of wheels. Can I interest you in a 2004 Acura TL, 20K miles?

Don't bite unless he's taken off the crappy Bridgestone OEM tires....  biggrin 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:58 am

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 30):
Beemers are just not a good value over here.

For several years they won awards for the highest residual re sale. It's price isn't much different from Audi's or Mercedes; I don't see how they aren't a good 'value'.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 31):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 30):
Beemers are just not a good value over here.

For several years they won awards for the highest residual re sale. It's price isn't much different from Audi's or Mercedes; I don't see how they aren't a good 'value'.

Because they are too expensive for what you get in return. I drove a comparatively equipped BMW when deciding on whether to buy it or the Acura TL. Was it better? Yes. $10,000 better? No.

there's more to value than resale value.
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RE: New Car Choice

Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:43 pm

Ok I just got home. Sunday is a good day to look at cars since all the dealers are closed. You can check them out without being bothered. I still dont understand that stupid law they must be closed on Sunday....Anyway.
I picked up Sara and we went to California Pizza Kitchen for lunch. We made our way over to the Nissan dealer and I went to look at the 350Z. She got very upset and bitchy because I was considering a car "that has no back seat, where would you put the car/baby seat?" WTF? It my car, I dont have any kids. Whats the big deal? She has a 4-door car. Needless to say she is not happy about the idea of me getting a two seater. I guess I should trade her in along with my Acura.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:30 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 33):
I picked up Sara

Thats Miss Hooters eh? LoL....it's your car....not hers...tell her to deal with it.
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RE: New Car Choice

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:35 am

Make friends with your fast and get one of the new VW GTi's. I drove my friend's yesterday - seriously excellent car.
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RE: New Car Choice

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 33):
She got very upset and bitchy because I was considering a car "that has no back seat, where would you put the car/baby seat?" WTF?

Tell her you don't plan on sticking it anywhere other than her poop-hole, so it will never be an issue.

[Edited 2006-07-10 21:00:34]
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:10 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 35):
Make friends with your fast and get one of the new VW GTi's. I drove my friend's yesterday - seriously excellent car.

In the United States, VW's suck!
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 30):
When I first saw the new Mustang, I was impressed by the exterior styling. When I saw one up close, I couldn't believe it had such a crappy interior.

I love the interior styling in itself, just the choice of materials is very poor. But that is unfortunatly in most new cars today.

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 31):
For several years they won awards for the highest residual re sale. It's price isn't much different from Audi's or Mercedes; I don't see how they aren't a good 'value'

One doesn´t get very many options or toys for alot of the German cars on the American side of the market. With all the gadgets and goodies one can purchase in Europe makes it a completley different car in Europe as it does in North America.
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 33):
She got very upset and bitchy because I was considering a car "that has no back seat, where would you put the car/baby seat?"

Another argument for the Mustang. My girlfriend and I have a car seat in the back of my ´stang.
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 38):
One doesn´t get very many options or toys for alot of the German cars on the American side of the market.

Are you kidding? Have you seen the option sheets for some of these cars?! As for BMW's, some of the smaller and diesel engines are not available in north America that are offered in Europe, other then that most of the options are pretty similar.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

UAL

Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't

Not directed at you personally just BMW drivers as a whole (especially 3 or 5 series

Damn, I'm gonna have to trade in the 330i for a Porsche now because my cock is too big - then sell the aerospace business because I'm ignorant...  sarcastic 

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 30):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

True, but in the States, you pay a high premium for that pleasure. Beemers are just not a good value over here.

Bradway has $36K to help out...  Wink
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:48 am

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 40):
Have you seen the option sheets for some of these cars?!

I have - and there are very few individual options - most are included in all-or-nothing packages. And I've also seen these 'impressive' option sheets drive the MSRP to nearly $50,000 for a 3-series! And with the way BMW dealers do business, it's unlikely that you could get it for much below MSRP.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:55 am

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 40):
Are you kidding? Have you seen the option sheets for some of these cars?! As for BMW's, some of the smaller and diesel engines are not available in north America that are offered in Europe, other then that most of the options are pretty similar.

compare them to their European counterparts, its like a novel
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:00 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
I must be driving prehistoric then as my 1996 lumina is so 19th century. Im lucky to have windows....

Soo.... if your 1996 is prehistoric, what is my 1986?

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

Could not agree more. Love my bimmer... like a fine wine, they only get better with age.


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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:21 pm

A co worker of mine just purchased a Mustang. While it is a great car, it does not offer the level of refinement you currently have with the TL. IMHO the TL is easily one of the best values in its class.

The 350z Coupe is an impressive vehicle. It offers excellent performance for not a bad price. Although I prefer the Infiniti version.

You may want to consider the Mazda 6 which offers a high performance model. And you get fit a babyseat in the back seat!  Wink

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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 45):
You may want to consider the Mazda 6 which offers a high performance model

Actually I drove the Mazda 6 -6 Speed today. WAAAY too much Tubo Lag, it reminds me of my 1986 Plymouth Conquest TSI.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:26 pm

Even if you're single, buying a 2-seater might prove limiting at times. I'd go for the G35 coupe or the RX-8. In fact, you probably could get a very good deal on an RX-8 as they're not quite as trendy as the Z or G35.
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RE: New Car Choice

Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:48 pm

Quoting PROSA (Reply 47):
In fact, you probably could get a very good deal on an RX-8 as they're not quite as trendy as the Z or G35.

I have never really liked Mazda products. The RX8 looks like the automotive version of a 767-300ER.
 
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RE: New Car Choice

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:34 am

Early production runs on the 350Z had an alignment problem that caused the tires to wear out prematurely. I am not sure the factory fix really fixed the problem. I would research this matter further if I were you.
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