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    And another rear driver from Nissan>

    I must really be getting old because this looks like a very nice package in a very unattractive body.

    Nissan's Awesome Rear-Drive IDx Concept Going Into Production? Maybe

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    I actually like the look. I think it will be a love it or hate response which is good since most cars these days look the same (bland).

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    It looks like something the Road Warrior's love child puked out . . .
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    I like the 370Z race model just fine.



    That one looks like it's made out of cardboard.


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    Personally, I love the styling. The reminiscence of the 510 is striking without being 'retro'. Would love to see where is goes and hopefully does not include a CVT transmision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Personally, I love the styling. The reminiscence of the 510 is striking without being 'retro'.
    Exactly.

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    The problem with the styling is that once you peel off all the boy racer stuff and items that won't make it into production (like the side exhaust), much of the charm will be gone with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    The problem with the styling is that once you peel off all the boy racer stuff and items that won't make it into production (like the side exhaust), much of the charm will be gone with it.
    That's a good point, but I think that is also another thing about this car that reminds me of the 510. A bone stock 510 is nothing special, but in race trim they are proven performers. That has more than a little impact on how they are perceived, looks-wise. I think that is why the looks of the 510 are so divisive. People who know their history often grow to love the look, and other people just see a box. Objectively, you can't argue with the second group.

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    I would agree with that, and it's clear that Nissan does too given that they are playing that card.

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    Here it is without the boy racer trim.

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    im with the caboose on this one, not a fan of the styling. Would love to see it hit production though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Here it is without the boy racer trim.
    ......Aaaaand it's gone, as predicted.

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    If that is our future.......................
    Thanks god i have a few toys that i should be able to keep running until I can drive,for my driving and viewing pleasure

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    Making (functional) sedans look like sports cars is difficult. Making sports cars look like (510)sedans is weird.
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    Give me good sight lines with a big (for today's crash regulations) greenhouse, good mileage, a curb weight under 2700lbs and a car that doesn't skip and chatter over SoCal bumps and I'll shut up and give you my money.

    I could care less about how the car looks, if it's exciting, comfortable and practical I'll be all over it- provided I don't find a cherry, low-mileage, slick top 240SX coupe by then. Come to think of it, I'd probably rather have the 240SX instead of a modern.
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    Nissan really has the crown for ugly cars over the last few years. BMW held that crown during the Bangle and post-Bangle era, but Nissan has charged hard to make the ugliest cars on earth. Well almost. Porsche's Panamera is uglier than every current Nissan and Bangle BMW put together, and it gets special demerits for how much it costs. Oh, I forgot the current Jaguar XJ big sedan, which looks like a Lincoln on LSD (and I don't mean Limited Slip Differential). Funny, because the new Jaguar 2-seater coupe and roadster (sorry I don't know the model name) are absolutely gorgeous. Too bad no stick shift is offered.
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    I'd buy it if the suspension is like the old 510 (IRS)
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