Nismo 350 owner, myself, and I fit squarely and comfortably in that “dad in the 35-45 range” that you mentioned. Every time I’m in that Z, the Ed Hardy/vape bros try to street race me. I tend to stare straight ahead, roll up my windows, turn up my Steely Dan, and save it for the autocross course.
Thanks. The B-pillar is actually fashioned from the original C-pillar, cut and bent into shape and welded in.
This is me exactly. 40s dad. owned a 1970s Z back in the day, 2003 350 Z also. Even had one of the first altimas with the V6 and manual. I just cant get my love for these cars out of my system.
Just finished my build last month: what this project might have looked like 20 years ago. Still gotta get those lawnmowers though.
Yep. Who the fuck just out of college can afford a $30,000 to $40,000 sports car with mods? The car payment alone would be at least $500, not to mention insurance and the cost of the mods.
Relax guys! He said journalists. You’re safe. ;)
*Looks at Ryan Felton’s past 10 articles*
“Why do I care about any of this!” you might now be wailing, ready to fire off an angry missive in the comment section. “I am a real car-driving person! I come here for the CARS! What does this have to do with the cars?”
*checks to see if i accidentally stumbled on internet cancer site Jezebel* Uh..nope. This is actually on Jalopnik.
Other commentors on this site said you guys have a weird obsession with Musk. I brushed it off because this is a Car/Vehicle blog and he is definitely automotive related news. But I have to say, I agree now. This is just next level creepy take on someones personal life that has nothing to do with the advancement of…
I like that last line. Porsche Miami Blue? I’d turn my head for a Corolla. This looks like every other silver somebody picks thinking about future resale value.
Honestly I am NO Elon Musk fan (honestly it may seem like it after this but I am coming at it from a business perspective), but why does it seem that everyone is so hard on him and his company? He took basically just a “idea” and turned it into a ACTUAL CAR COMPANY with 3 models (4 if you include the 1st roadster) in…
If there is one thing all americans can agree on these days, its that where the Red fern grows was not only probably required reading, but the saddest thing we had read at that point in our lives.
Shut up, I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Did the math adjusted for consumer price index. $1.56/gallon in 2003 is about $2.13/gallon in 2018, which works out to about a $50/year fuel premium for today’s toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.
I think some asterisks that showed the rate of inflation or a table of “in current USD” would be helpful here. $1.56 in 2003 is $2.11 today. So your $9.25 figure for the 2003 F-150 cost/100 miles is $13.21 vs. the $13.80 you’re paying today.
They made more sense in Japan where the average adult height is about 3" shorter than it is in America and Europe.
“both parties are driving appropriately..........”
This makes sense because I have control over the other car’s driver. Also, there’s these things insurance companies call “acts of god.”