With the (more) recent surge in popularity, do you think

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  1. B17A

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    Nissan should reintroduce the Silvia/240SX? What I'm really talking about, is this whole RWD/turbo thing that has started to be more prevelant in the Sport Compact scene, and as such, Nissan is losing out on a big market. Hell, look at the recent successes in the Sport Compact scene, with Dodge and even the more powerful WRX and EVO. Seems like they could have a perfect competitor in a new Silvia/240SX.

    Anyone else feel the same way?
     
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    did they make a new generation or something?
     
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    bump for more consideration.
     
  4. Mulptr

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    Seeing as it's off the market in Japan now, if they do decide to restart the line I would more than welcome it here. If they don't plan on continuing it in Japan, I certainly wouldn't mind having the s15 here.
     
  5. infury

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    they should make another generation with the rb26 in it :drool:
    don't make it crazy though.
    280~ hp, but with rwd, turbo's, 6speed tranny, nice coupe/hatchback
     
  6. infury

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    no he means nissan is missing out on a lot of the sport compact scene as a rwd/turbo setup would kill sales

    thus giving the other cars as examples.
     
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    They'd have to use another engine. The RB series doesnt meet new car emission requirements in Japan, Australia, the US, etc....
     
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    i would definatly buy a turbo 4 or 6 in a 240/180 body here in the us
     
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    Exactly. I was using the other examples for four cylinder turbocharged cars.
     
  10. infury

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    a 4 would be more efficient for the purposes of the silvia's. (handling etc)
    sr20 brought back to life :hs:
     
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    Wouldn't have to have the RB. :dunno:
     
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    Why bother when they already have the Z and SE-R?
     
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    Because the Z is more expensive, and the SE-R doesn't have either of the qualities mentioned.
     
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    They won't be bringing out anything turbo even if they did bring that back. They will put that stupid 3.5L V6 from the altima in it. Even if they did decide to use the same engine, it would have to be rebuilt, kind of in the sense the IS300 engine was built off the Supra motor. There will also be no Silvia over here, period.

    But of course I'd love a 250hp turbo, upgradable, good looking, RWD coupe/hatchback from Nissan... it would be a real winner in my book! :big grin:
     
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    Hell yeah they should reintroduce the Silvia, I love those cars.
     
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    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    I would think the profit margins would be rather small. People would want a lot of technology in a 22K car, which isn't going to happen.
     
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    Two ways to view that. One, you could say that the car would be more of an advertisment for Nissan and their ability to produce fun to drive cars, and that could be justification.

    Second, couldn't the use much of their available parts bin for the car. Seems like they could, which would keep much cost down, as well as not offering many/any options to the car.
     
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    The current low end Z is equal in pricing to the S15 Silvia plus it has more power and equipment.
     
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    Thats what the Z and SE-R do.

    All the parts in Nissans bin are currently available in the Z or SE-R.
     
  20. itchiban

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    The S15 should have been in the US market from day one, WITH turbo. It was such a good looking car. If Nissan could have kept the price down and the power about the same, there would have been little competition in that class of car. RWD, turbo coupe. sigh.
     
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    Little competition usually means no market.
     
  22. Lafora

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    negatory.
    when the S15 was out, north americans were still in the bigger is better SUV craze.

    bringing it over here would do nothing in terms of sales.

    now could be the time. too bad it's been discontinued.
     
  23. itchiban

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    I dont think that would be the case in this situation. Not with all the Gen-x slider/drifter/takumi wannabe's out there. Plus I know for a fact some older guys that drove the old dats would buy them. My father being one of them.
     
  24. Lafora

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    for every 10 e drifters out there, you'll find maybe ONE hardcore enthusiasts.

    drifting requires serious deep pockets. unless you have a somewat decent paying job..it'd be hard to pursue it SERIOUSLY as a hobby.

    seriously as in almost every weekend outings.
     
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    I hear a lot of talk... "I would buy one", "It was such a good looking car", "They should have done this or that or this"...

    How many of you currently have RWD imports in your driveway? How many of you have sports cars in your driveway? How many of you could actually AFFORD this car. The s15 crowd holds a lot of hot air, and people are all over them A. Because they are popular, but also B. They are used and thus affordable.

    I doubt a new s15 would be the financial success that everybody wants it to be.
     

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