why does the new Nissan Xterra need a 6 speed and 250+ hp?

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  1. Dalai Lama

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    props to Nissan for developing the best vehicles in the world, but why does a vehicle whos advertising slogan is "Everything you need, nothing you dont" need a 6 speed? is it practical?

     
  2. M4A1

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    Nissan sucks.

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  3. Dalai Lama

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    owns you :squint:
     
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    my guess would be that the gear ratio are closer, making it more ideal for accelerating while towing? Kinda like why would big rigs need 13 or so speed, when they could have used only 5?
     
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    whats it trated to tow :o
     
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    The sixth gear may also be an overdrive gear for better fuel economy while cruising. :dunno:
     
  8. iZero

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    You bitch that it's too slow. Then you bitch that it's too fast. STFU.
     
  9. MikeYOX

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    Times change people. There was a time when even high end exotic didn't even come with a 5 speed, let alone a 6. More ratios are better for acceleration and towing. You have the right gear for every situation. The 6 speeds that have been showing up in diesel pickups have a few advantages:

    They compensate for extreme gearing int he axles

    They provide an ultra low "granny" first gear that allows for an easy launch even when towing an RV.
     
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    The '05 XTerra looks like one big, bad mutha. :cool:

    I'd love to see what an Armada or a Titan would look like with that treatment.
     
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    "It's not more than you need; just more than you're used to." :bigthumb:
     
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    more gears > less gears
     
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    I guess after this year, Jeep won't either, that exact setup is in the new GC.:mamoru:
     
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    fucking pimp

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    damn,, they turned a nice-looking truck with crappy suspension/handling and an sluggish drivetrain into a shitty-looking heap of crap with good handling and a better drivetrain.. :UGH:
     
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    I don't know which is more ugly...that thing or a new Toyota 4 runner
     
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