People have already tested the Type S 6-spd, that has been confirmed for awhile. Its about time too ...... the Nissan products are going to kick Acura/Honda's azz this year ......SlapSmak said:They dealer said they had gotten firm word it is coming, they have the cl-s 6 speed on their production schedule now..
he said as soon as it shows up on production schedule he will call me.
yeah, that was the same press release I am referring to when I said the CTR may not come to North America... see! I am not BSing...9000RPM said:When American Honda VP said ITR was coming He also said CTR most likely wouldn't make it here because of they have to raise the car to pass crash test. However raise the car's height up drastically change the performance of the car.
sometimes the poor crash rating is not for crashing at high speed... sometimes, vehicles fail the 5mph crash test (for the bumper) and carmakers just won't bother bringing it over.MKX-R said:As a buyer I would gladly sign a release form stating that I'm aware of poor crash rating. I'll just stay away from trucks... just let me BUY the darn car :spawn: you know, it's funny, you wanna BUY something, but they won't sell it to you...
frecking nissan, the new SER is a POS. And deserves to burn in hell, a high comp motor 2.5liter motor only pushing so little hp how sorry is that.Daremo said:
People have already tested the Type S 6-spd, that has been confirmed for awhile. Its about time too ...... the Nissan products are going to kick Acura/Honda's azz this year ......
That means for the money, especially for 7 thousand less, I'd take the Spec V over all the others, EXCEPT the WRX, because it DOES perform as well, or better than all of them except the WRX. And this includes the Type S. The Spec V DOES have similar handling and braking numbers as the Type S, AND has the advantage of a LSD, and will outperform the Type S on a road course.And I will tell you this, I would buy the SE-R over every car in that group except the WRX ...... because for $18K out the door, you get a car that will smoke everything in its price range (under 20k), and put a hurting on cars that cost more .....
man i know what im talking about, common sense nissan can't build N/A motors. they've proved it in so many ways. HONDA HAS THE BEST HORSE POWER FOR TO THE LITER!!!! OF ANY Sport Compact. Guess what the SER SPEC V is a direct competitor for the WRX, RSX and such. So you don't make any sense and don't know your shit. Even though sport compact car wouldn't directley say it you know through all that bs they were very dissapointed with the SER. Have you ever heard of Quality not Quantity. You pay for what you get man. the fact is nissan will never be able to compete with honda in n/a sport compacts, unless they really shape up. Now Turbo cars is another issue.Daremo said:Mags don't mean s--t.
And this is what I said:
That means for the money, especially for 7 thousand less, I'd take the Spec V over all the others, EXCEPT the WRX, because it DOES perform as well, or better than all of them except the WRX. And this includes the Type S. The Spec V DOES have similar handling and braking numbers as the Type S, AND has the advantage of a LSD, and will outperform the Type S on a road course.
The ONLY reason I would take the WRX over it is becuase of the modding potential of the Scooby.
And if the whole hp/liter bullshit comes in here, I will shut down the thread in a heartbeat!! That argument has absolutely ZERO merrit to ANY real car enthusiast, it is a rice excuse for people that get beat by cars with more horsepower/better performance. There is no reasoning to say an engine that has 60 hp/L is any better than one that has 120 hp/L if they both have the same hp rating. Big deal, my B16 has 100 hp/L ... guess what ... it STILL only has 160 hp. The Spec V has 15 more hp!! It also means that the Spec V engine has A LOT more waiting to be unleashed.
Try getting 210 whp out of the C5, it ain't easy ...... but if someone makes a killer set of cams for the Spec V, and someone custom's a header/exhaust for it, I bet there will be people in the 210 range for a lot cheaper than it takes to get a C5 there .... let alone my B16!!!
I love Honda/Acura products, and will be first in line for a CTR (or RSX-R if I can somehow afford it), but I see the writing on the wall ....... new Honda/Acura stuff just isn't keeping up with the rest of the automotive world, and other manufacturers are taking over the scene .....