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The Detroit autoshow is just about to kick in.
<A HREF=http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow>http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow</A>
 

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Hey good lookin' !!!

The car looks good from the front, with the distinct 240Z lines. The rear end looks like it may be a little on the short side though. The biggest problem is that some exec is quoted as saying a four cylinder feels the same as a six cylinder. Paleeeeeezzzze!

How could we contact this guy and other execs and convince them of the six cylinder powerplant being the heartbeat of the Z?

What do you think?

> The Detroit autoshow is just about to kick
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> <A HREF=http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow>http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow</A>
 

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Re: Hey good lookin' !!!

Well... It looks pretty good but..... Front opening looks a lot like an Eclipse and I do see a bit of 928 in the hind quarters.. But a 6 would be delightful..
 

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Is it just me or does that thing look like it can go offroading? Sports cars are supposed to be sleek and low to the ground not bloated . They won't be getting my $25K I'll stick with my 280 turbo thank you.
 

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Blasphemy!! That is not a Z-CAR!!

> Is it just me or does that thing look like
> it can go offroading? Sports cars are
> supposed to be sleek and low to the ground
> not bloated . They won't be getting my $25K
> I'll stick with my 280 turbo thank you.
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Nissan should scrap that hideous pile of metal start over again! It has no character.
 

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Re: NISSAN SECRET REVEALED!!

New z pfffffft!

Thats the rear end of a mercury cougar bolted to the front end of a new chevy camaro..with a volkswagen beetle engine.
..Cover the rest of the car and look at only the nose!! ITS A CAMARO! Yet, chevy wouldnt think of putting a 4 banger in a NEW camaro?

Give me a real retro-z look and a potent inline 6 and a target of $25,000 and under (would pay $30-35K for one of those RB26DETT's under the hood)

Sorry Nissan, i'm keeping my 260. Maybe they should have stuck with the restoration plan of refurbing old z's -- but put brembo 4 pots at all corners, a suspension from **** and an RB series engine...with a factory warranty -- now thats a new z.

> The Detroit autoshow is just about to kick
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> <A HREF=http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow>http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow</A>
 

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> <A HREF=http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow>http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow</A>

Quite a disappointment. I got excited when I saw the artist's rendering of the new Z on p. 66 of the Dec. 1998 Motor Trend. The chrome bumperettes w/ the integral marker lights were a distinctive touch, but didn't appear to make it onto the car show concept. If that orange thing they showed in Detroit is the best Nissan's designers can do, then maybe it's time for the bankrupt corporation to negotiate a merger with one of the more successful automakers.
 

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dont be confused

> The Detroit autoshow is just about to kick
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> <A HREF=http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow>http://detnews.com/1999/autoshow</A>

this is only the concept car so dont be confused. concept cars are always ugly neways haha... well most of the time, the prowler looks pretty good. ive seen the 99 release of the 300zx for japan only somewhere on the web and its on bad mother f**ker.
 

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NO WAY THOSE IDIOTS LISTENED TO MR. K

I heard Mr. K was consulted on this new Z, i find this impossible to believe. I mean a 4 banger,B.S. THERE IS NO WAY MR. K WOULD GO FOR THAT!!!I mean, ask any female if 4 is as good as 6!!They probably prefer 8!!If nissan executives pull their heads out of the beancounters hindends we might end up with a car worthy of the great Z legacy!!! I like the front end ,but back end needs more character!!If nissan wants to continue their sales slide, all they need do is build this car with a 4 banger! Z lovers react!!Contact nissan somehow and tell them what a mistake they are about to make!!
 

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Give 'em a lil' credit!

You guys are tough to please! At least Nissan realized they made a giant mistake in stopping production on the Z, and are willing to begin anew. It seems like you all want them to start stamping out old 240/260/280 shells with the same powerplant. I for one think they are making a smart decision to continue the Z legacy with a lower priced (than the 300ZX) two seat sports car that will likely have great handling and improved safety features. Hopefully it's not another Miata Munchkin.

My .02 worth.

> this is only the concept car so dont be
> confused. concept cars are always ugly
> neways haha... well most of the time, the
> prowler looks pretty good. ive seen the 99
> release of the 300zx for japan only
> somewhere on the web and its on bad mother
> f**ker.
 

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What credit It need a inline 6 or a v6

Now that car they think going to be a z is not what a z should look like. Ya the slickness of it nice but the nose all wrong and yes fatty looking. And why put a low 4 banger in it.
BLOOD AND BLOODY F#$KIN ASHES 4 banger for slow people. And I know I had a 4 banger in a escort and try to drive up a hill it sucks. That why I got a z Mo power!!! the things that made the z as a cool car was the looks a inline 6 or v6 and turbo for newer verson. I dont care if the old 240 had smaller motors but that what made that year it was a cool car then. but a 4 banger NOTTTTT! That is crap. how is a 4 banger going to out do a v8 there no way unless you had to in the car!
 

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Re: Hey good lookin' !!!

> The car looks good from the front, with the
> distinct 240Z lines. The rear end looks like
> it may be a little on the short side though.

The nose looks a bit weird--it needs to be pointier--its too round--right now it looks like a gaping mouth..... I would actually like something that looks like bumpers....
$25,000---that's a bargain price? Where's the performance/price ratio spirit of the original 240z?

And **** yes...at least 6 cylinders or a turbo charged 4 cyclinder!
 
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