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Old 07-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #1341
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My dad owned a 370z Nismo edition for a month before he sold it. Said it was really fast, and yet it was the most unrewarding car he has ever driven that is supposed to be a "sports car".

Plus he said the snap oversteer was terrifying in it. Not a lot of feedback due to all the electronic gizmos in it.

I admit it did look pretty damn good though, just didn't feel invigorating or exciting when you drove it.

He is really wanting a Clubsport ND when it hits the dealers, just none available unless it has an automatic.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:36 AM   #1342
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I'll jump on the 350Z hate pile.

My brother had an '08 that stickered $60k out the door up here. It looked good, was effortlessly fast, but driving it brought me little joy. I put it through a sweeper at 90 MPH or so, think I may have lit up the stability control, and didn't get giddy like a school girl.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:12 AM   #1343
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Ugh, that's what I was referring to when I said "touch the poop" a few pages ago. I was low-effort trolling in a thread called "THE ND NEMESIS" and it was about the S2000, I brought up that the 350Z was faster than the S2000 around a road course, so where does it fit on the ND - S2000 - 350Z spectrum?

Some guy kept on insisting that no one tracks Z33s or Z34s and that he felt that they weren't faster than an S2000 in the face of data (read: R&T's Lightning Lap) that the Z cars are faster than the infallible S2000.

It may not look pretty, it may not be fun, it may not be a feat of engineering, but it is the Mustang of Japan. It is faster than the S2000 stock-for-stock; however, it's just another data point for HP not being the end-all for how much fun it is to drive a car.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:19 AM   #1344
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Default miata.net-like discussion thread (about the ND or something)

The 350z was never competing against the Miata, but rather the Mustang and Camaro / Firebird type cars for marketshare, imo. My friend has a single Turbonetics turbo on his 350z making 425whp/420tq and Tein electronic remote control shocks and it is still no fun to drive in curves. And the interior plastics were inferior to my NA.

370z is not a competitor to the ND.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:20 AM   #1345
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you all missed my point.
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you all missed my point.
That corrupt police officers will beat and arrest you for pleasure if you drive a BRZ?
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:14 PM   #1347
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That corrupt police officers will beat and arrest you for pleasure if you drive a BRZ?
Yes.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:51 PM   #1348
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<p>the last few posts all get a&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/236x314/80-2109761fa257bb1a173ec3c59f2a2e59_8d11658cf5d697325 d6d730748a5799323d0b1d3.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:21 PM   #1349
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you all missed my point.
That most people want cheap, comfy, and low end torque and stylish.
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:24 PM   #1350
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I want one so much that it is beginning to override my extreme frugality.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:54 PM   #1351
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Cool, people on mnet are arguing about regular versus premium.

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Regular gas has a tiny bit more potential energy than premium. The additives to make it premium only slow down the flame front, they do not add any energy to gasoline itself. The additives actually displace gasoline, thus the tiny drop in potential energy. I have never seen a scientific study where a car got measurably better mileage on premium than regular, all other things being equal.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:56 AM   #1352
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advancing timing has a tiny bit more potential energy than not. i suggest they all advance theirs 20...
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:43 PM   #1353
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Miata.net: handling those tough debates.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:55 PM   #1354
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What will these guys have left to live for after they drive their LEs home and figure out what the special badging is?

Which Song? - Driving Home your LE - MX-5 Miata Forum
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:28 AM   #1355
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I just want to try that auto rev-match feature on the 370Z. I feel like it'd be weird but it seems pretty neat.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:44 PM   #1356
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I offered my suggestion.
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was it: "what what, in the butt"?
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:08 PM   #1358
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I suggested Miami Horror's Real Slow (which has a ******' rad video, but NSFW since there's a boob).
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was it: "what what, in the butt"?
It's Raining Men (1982) by The Weather Girls.
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It's Raining Men (1982) by The Weather Girls.
You should have just posted the youtube link as html so they'd get a surprise.

either way (why are the new props not working yet?!)
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