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post #25681 of 27004
Heading back from in-laws Thanksgiving was next to a BRZ and a Skyline for awhile. Thrift, thought of you my man.

http://driving.ca/subaru/brz/reviews/road-test/first-drive-2017-subaru-brz
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Can you imagine if Subaru offered a 300-horsepower supercharged version? You wouldn’t see the road from the skid marks. 
Indeed!
post #25682 of 27004
Wow, you saw a Skyline over there??! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Last night bar chat had a group agreement that an SVX is still badass. Brz could have been the new one. . Hmmmm wonder if anybody has done an 3.0 swap in one yet. .

@bruhmuman. Last week you asked me to produce a JDM electric car that could take on the Tesla. Well. . . Say hello to my little friend.The new Nissan leaf gets 280 kilometers from a charge. Could drive the average jdm peeps to and from work for at least a week between charges. Fits in their small city Garages. Fits 4 people comfortably.has all the options you need. - a step towards the ultimate electric city commuter. Also here? Not powered by coal. With charging points everywhere, and can be charged at home? Would totes endorse teh wife driving one. nod[1].gif
But. . .
Edited by Thrift Vader - 10/9/16 at 5:45am
post #25683 of 27004
Not at all dismissing the Leaf. We need more cars like it.

I will say - come on - take on a Model S or X directly? Yeah, no. Again, I like the Leaf and have never ripped on it like I have the i3.
post #25684 of 27004
No fun at all. tongue.gif

By "take on Tesla". I mean a company who is getting electric cars mass produced, and selling units like fried chicken. Gaining the market share. As a proving ground? Yeah, they could tweak it for sports. Slam it into a kei roadster frame. But with small car size means less batteries. It would have to be a city car.

Might be under the radar, but the newest leaf is a game changer. Would be interested to see a Tesla city hatch. With the same perks. For the same price. They would sell damned fast.

If Nissan upsized everything? The batteries, the motor. And put it into a new skyline? There is the real contender. Although the leaf is a solid start for the very conservative side of engineering.

(We are supposed to argue. It promotes content). cheers.gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 10/9/16 at 6:18am
post #25685 of 27004
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

No fun at all. tongue.gif

By "take on Tesla". I mean a company who is getting electric cars mass produced, and selling units like fried chicken. Gaining the market share. As a proving ground? Yeah, they could tweak it for sports. Slam it into a kei roadster frame. But with small car size means less batteries. It would have to be a city car.

Might be under the radar, but the newest leaf is a game changer. Would be interested to see a Tesla city hatch. With the same perks. For the same price. They would sell damned fast.

If Nissan upsized everything? The batteries, the motor. And put it into a new skyline? There is the real contender. Although the leaf is a solid start for the very conservative side of engineering.

We are supposed to argue. It promotes content. cheers.gif

You've never annoyed me. smile.gif I could conjure up an argument and say I hate Nissan Leafs, they're for idiot hippies. I'd be lying though. In reality, they drive well, are affordable as well as practical, unlike the i3 which is in no mans land. A while ago, Elon giggled about the i3 during an earnings call, but has had nothing but praise for the Leaf.

I've test driven all the current electric cars and really like where Nissan is going. Bias might be having owned two Sentras. shog[1].gif
post #25686 of 27004
Dammit. You gonna make me test drive a leaf. Aren't you? . lol8[1].gif

Getting me in an electric car. . That's your plan.

Nah, for real. In a city environment. I see no reason why not to drive a car such as a leaf. Though still very keen to see toyota's Hydrogen efforts produce results.
An electric car would be impractical for me.
(Various reasons) but center of town? Sure.

Do you think Elon will aim at the leaf market?
post #25687 of 27004
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Dammit. You gonna make me test drive a leaf. Aren't you? . lol8[1].gif

Getting me in an electric car. . That's your plan.

Nah, for real. In a city environment. I see no reason why not to drive a car such as a leaf. Though still very keen to see toyota's Hydrogen efforts produce results.
An electric car would be impractical for me.
(Various reasons) but center of town? Sure.

Do you think Elon will aim at the leaf market?

The Model 3 will essentially kill the current iteration for better or for worse. Nissan has the technology to make a competitive counter product though.
post #25688 of 27004
When do you guys think a credible EV replacement for my GL, with a range of 500 miles, and sticker of 90k or less will happen?
post #25689 of 27004
How does the Leaf compare to Prius? Although solid, I like the looks of the Prius better. One of my coworkers actually drives a Honda Fit as his daily commuter. It's quite terrific and serves as hus little truck
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When do you guys think a credible EV replacement for my GL, with a range of 500 miles, and sticker of 90k or less will happen?

Elon stated recently that the P90D and P100D were essentially pet projects for him and even the Model 3 could have a 500 mile range, but there was no compelling reason to do it and none of the consumer base asked for them.

The people at Tesla say if they came out with a car with a 500 mile range, then people will ask 'when will an electric car have a 1000 mile range?'
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How does the Leaf compare to Prius? Although solid, I like the looks of the Prius better. One of my coworkers actually drives a Honda Fit as his daily commuter. It's quite terrific and serves as hus little truck

I like the Leaf more since it is purely electric, but the Prius is another car I've never ripped on. It's roomy and drives well - the later of which can't be said of even the current Camrys.
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I could live with an electric car if it had a 250-300 mile range.  On a road trip, that gives you a solid 4 hours of driving and by that time I need a break.  How many people are making frequent long haul trips where 500 miles is warranted without stopping?

 

Looks like I can buy Leaf with 20K miles for $10K here in Nashville.  Seems like a bargain considering I bought my first car, a 1996 Nissan Maxima for $8K with like 80K miles in 2003.  What am I missing?

post #25693 of 27004
Well for starters, ramubrah has a penchant for aggressively coming onto Leaf drivers.
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Well for starters, ramubrah has a penchant for aggressively coming onto Leaf drivers.

That girl at the San Mateo charging station with the Leaf was drop dead gorgeous. Almost Trumpish cheat-onable. tongue.gif

Also, I get 270+ miles real world on a full charge, it'd be a bit better with the 19" tires and the non ludy.
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Garage smells like pb blaster, but all 8 header bolts move! Should make the swap easier when I take it on. Going to try to get my midpipe bolts soaked as well so that doesn't cause any issues either.

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