c-ki
C-Ki
c-ki
Sep 18
44

Yeah our drafted take was pretty much “this is a very European car and it feels like it.” It just feels foreign over here, but it’s very nice.

Sep 18
16

I was going to say that there aren’t many choices other then a G70 if you want a new RWD manual sedan. Read more

Sep 18
12

It’s strange how they constantly fuck this one crucial aspect up every damn time. If it’s not forcing you to take the lesser engine* than you’re locked out of the rest of the good option packages. I was afraid for the Bronco when I heard you can only get the turbo-four with three pedals, and then out right pissed Read more

Sep 18
114

I was planning to sell my manual 135i because I have too many cars. Yesterday, I took it out on a spirited drive in the santa cruz mountains - to pick up 50 lbs of tomatoes - with the kids. One of them threw up. But I had a goddamned blast and changed my mind on the sale. Read more

Sep 18
18

At this point, a manual transmission in anything, is for people actively seeking it out.  Even when we bought our Fit - every option on the lot was an automatic, save for one.  Even people looking to buy bargain basement, entry level, cars want an automatic now - and, realistically, can probably only get one.

Sep 18
46

I suspect like this combo makes a lot more sense in other markets; you’d expect there to be a manual available on a big saloon in Europe for example. Sure it’s not going to feel like a sports car, it’s going to feel like a regular luxury car with a stick shift like the other 5 options on the market. Read more

Sep 18
42

I’m not going to argue that a manual transmission makes sense in the G70. Honestly, they never should have bothered. They were dooming it to failure by making it and the V6 mutually exclusive options. It wouldn’t have sold enough with the V6 to keep it as an option either, but at least it wouldn’t have seemed like Read more

Sep 18
17

Right? I’m STILL enjoying my 2008 A4 Avant with a pretty solid 6MT drivetrain on the daily (or well almost daily given COVID). I have GPS with traffic (sometimes, RDS-based TMS is sort of unreliable), leather, and all that jazz. The manual neither adds nor subtracts from the pacakge, objectively. Subjectively, it Read more

Sep 18
19

Agreed. I had a 2010 Audi S4, manual. Automated everything, with a nice fat short stick in the middle. It was a sublime match, much like my Chromecast audio paired with my Jolida tube amp - until the usual VAG electrical demons came for it and destroyed the experience.

Sep 18
25

i don’t really understand the confusion of driving a vehicle like this. the transmission is simply an option. granted a very complicated and expensive option to offer multiple versions of, but still just an option. Read more

Sep 15
9

I think the design is a very nice evolution of the 350z-->370z to this. As for your interior comment... Am I missing something because it looks completely new

Sep 15
14

If it isn't all new. What's the problem with that? All it needs is an upgraded engine and tech. Everything else was already good. 

Sep 15
10

If you’re willing to get something that’s not a Nissan, the closest car to the 240SX on sale at the moment is the twins.

Sep 15
63

I see your point, but think about the Jeep Wrangler: More evolution than revolution. The shell is familiar, but the bones are still all new. I think the lesson learned is if its not broke, dont fix it.

Sep 15
57

Thank you. I really hope someone at Nissan sees this, because that instantly fixes the one major design issue I see with this car.