Just "test drove" my parents new maxima

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  1. Surgie

    Surgie Mein Führer, I can walk!

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    I'm EXTREMELY impressed by it, great ride, tremendous power, good build quality inside from what little attention I was paying to it, damn I wish it was mine. I've definitely decided whatever car I end up getting next its going to have that vq35 engine in it :coold:

    Got that bitch up to 100 in no time, definitely don't expect that much power looking at it from the outside...
     
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    hell yea. The maxima has a shitload of power to it, and styling to boot.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    try it with 27 more horses and a lighter chassis. :big grin:



    i love my new Z. :bigthumb:
     
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    Surgie Mein Führer, I can walk!

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    It definitely surprised me when I saw it in real life, it never really impressed me in pictures but it looks really good up close. The other thing is (from pictures) the steering wheel controls looked kinda cheap but they definitely feel solid and look better up close as well :coold:
     
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    Surgie Mein Führer, I can walk!

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    Yeah that's actually what my mom wanted to get but my dad had a hard time getting into it :hs:

    Isn't there like a sport model Z that you can get for pretty inexpensive now that comes with an LSD and some other stuff, but isn't as expensive as the full blown track package? I'd definitely be interested in something like that...
     
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    Jajibaji Remember, the enemy's gate is down.

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    The VQ is definitely a great engine, just make sure you get a pusher and not a puller, the handling will be so much better.
     
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    dont hate on fwd.
     
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    Jajibaji Remember, the enemy's gate is down.

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    Not hating, just my preference, and the preference of most car afficionado's. FWD is fine, but not for a true sports car, torque-steer can be a bitch.
     
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    for what the maxima is, fwd is actually better. If you want something with rwd, then check out the g35. rwd was alway's infiniti's gig, except for the 350z.
     
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    i had one as a hire car 2 weeks ago...
    went to overtake another car & hit the gas & the fucking thing torque steered across 3 lanes! :eek4:

    lot of power, but jeesus! all i could do was hang on... it really does need a diff at the back, no mater what people say. that much power in a soft FWD chassis is a bit of a handful.
     
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    the maxima has a fairly hard suspension. At least compared to anything else in it's class. As for torque steer across 3 lanes, all I can say is you need to work out more -- because it's not THAT bad.
     
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    i forgot to mention it was pissing down rain at the time. :mamoru:
     
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    drove my uncles this weekend, very nice car, good looks and great engine
     
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    Well, I think you just need to learn how to drive, then. Torque steer is definitely present in any fwd vehicle with this level of power, but fwd traction should *exceed* rwd traction in rainy conditions. One of the benefits of fwd is it being more idiot-resistant in poor weather conditions -- unless you have bitch-arms, I guess.
     
  15. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    Enthusiast model. it has the viscous LSD (crap), traction control (the fun stopper), and cruise control.

    it's about $1200 more than the base model.

    or you can get the base, add the Nismo LSD, and get a true locking rearend for cheaper... without the cruise crap and the fun stopper wired in. you can turn TCS off, but it resets itself every time you start the car and is just one more thing that can break, which it often does when putting on a new wheel and tyre package.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    if you consider "plowing straight" despite any steering input as "better traction", i guess you have a point.

    FWD plows to prevent soccer moms from turning the wheel and spinning the car into an unrecoverable situation... which is not good for anyone who plans to drive "spiritedly".
     
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    :rofl: yeah, okay :rofl:
     
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    Surgie Mein Führer, I can walk!

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    Ahh ok, thanks for the heads up :bigthumb:
     

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