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Old 12-23-2015, 02:26 PM
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It is course in the Z, but is now long in the tooth and there is no denying that the VQ is a great engine, reflected in the number of awards it has amassed in its time.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:53 PM
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It is course in the Z, but is now long in the tooth and there is no denying that the VQ is a great engine, reflected in the number of awards it has amassed in its time.
The Z needs a full rethink beyond the terrible engine. They are prone to catastrophic wear/failure of the brakes and transmissions grenade themselves.

The V6 in the Mustang produces about 30 less horsepower than the 370Z's engine, but the difference in refinement and sound is massive.

If Ghosn is serious about his sales goals for Nissan, quality and refinement will need to improve dramatically.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:14 PM
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The Z needs a full rethink beyond the terrible engine. They are prone to catastrophic wear/failure of the brakes and transmissions grenade themselves.

The V6 in the Mustang produces about 30 less horsepower than the 370Z's engine, but the difference in refinement and sound is massive.

If Ghosn is serious about his sales goals for Nissan, quality and refinement will need to improve dramatically.
Agreed the Z needs a complete re-think. It's basically the same car for the last 12-odd years. Nip-tucks, head light tweaks do not count.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:58 PM
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Agreed the Z needs a complete re-think. It's basically the same car for the last 12-odd years. Nip-tucks, head light tweaks do not count.
And its utter lack of sales should tell them they aimed wrong.

I'd stick with the basic size and evoke the original big time.

240Z 2.0T 240hp / $27K base

350Z V6 350hp / $32K base

and keep everything about it simple
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:45 PM
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that 400 hp VR engine will make it into the next Z with a power bump, with some performance hybrid additive no doubt
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2018 facelift, all the while the Q70 continues to be neglected







http://www.carscoops.com/2017/03/inf...50-sports.html
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Am I the only one who doesn't find the interior of Infinitis as premium as competitors?
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Am I the only one who doesn't find the interior of Infinitis as premium as competitors?
agreed. the two screens look cheap. somehow if it was one screen it would make a big difference. the steering wheel buttons also look cheap, which is especially bad since that's front and center for the driver.
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The interior looks like a pimped out whorehouse edition of a previous generation Hyundai cockpit . So yes, it does lack in appearance compared to other competitors...
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Infiniti do cop flack for their interiors not being premium enough. But I don't mind the design of the dashboard here (notwithstanding it looks like a previous generation Hyundai interior), as at least has touch screens integrated into the dashboard design unlike the recent fad of having them protrude from the top of the dash like some random afterthought.
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