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2018 370Z Nismo review...................five letters too many?


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#1 dj370zNismo

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:23 AM

A pretty fair assessment of the Nismo I would say in this Canadian review:

 

https://www.auto123....o-review/65215/


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

Fair I would say.  Strange the Australian market has been so late to the party.  They are running a limited edition Juke Nismo RS .....  how long have we had that one?


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:51 PM

Apart from the sentence "Nissan without the Z is like a cake without icing" I fundamentally disagree with most of the article.

It's a bit like the cretinous small group test in this month's 'Car' magazine (I know octogenarians who don't find vertical door handles awkward, so unless Car's journos have serious RSI from typing I really don't get the criticism).

As for this article, the positives are fine, but a lot of the negatives don't stand up to scrutiny. The guts certainly aren't the same as they were in 2002. It's got a large-ish engine and no forced induction, but the true similarities end there. And if anyone finds the seats that uncomfortable, I'd say what Horacio Pagani says to owners who struggle with Pagani pedals: "You need to work out a bit".

Going on: if you drive aggressively in a turbocharged car, the fuel consumption drops off a cliff. The bigger problem is that at low engine speeds a large engine still uses a lot of fuel relatively, but at least the response is there.

And is that a big typo I see in the final paragraph?
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 02:19 PM

I certainly agree with him regarding the stiff ride and fuel consumption. 

 

And yes, does he know something we don't regarding a new Zed?


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:16 PM

Definitely a typo - we'd have seen prototypes by now if there was a launch next year. Maybe we'll see a protoype next year - too much to ask for? Sometimes companies do get these foreign/smaller publications to drop a hint to get the rumours spreading.


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#6 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:01 PM

Actually that bit passed me by.  We might see a new one next year, we might not.  I suspect we won't see much more than the little we've seen this year. I was more offended by this (both the bad spelling and the bad spirit of it):

 
. . .this NISMO version? It will be best appreciated begin driven on a video game screen.

 

 

I think he means "being", but either way I think that warrants a lifetime ban.

 

As we all know, there is only really one major problem with the 370Z and he has missed it completely.


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