disinfected's cars - The new car test driving commences.

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by disinfected, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Unfortunately had to trade in my beloved Spec-V...but here's this! Brand new '11

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  2. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Traded Spec-V...Sentra?

    Please tell me that's an SR with the 3.5 and a 6-Speed. :D
     
  3. motortrend

    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
    PSN:motortrend

    Didn't those spec V sentras have some problems? BTW, nice looking altima, sporty looks, though that rear quarter doesn't really do it for me.
     
  4. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Yes, but easily fixed by purchasing an aftermarket header and loctiting the secondary butterfly valve screws. :)
     
  5. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    You're talking about the generation of SE-R before mine.
    This was mine.
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  6. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Oh, you had a newer one. Any particular reason you got rid of it?
     
  7. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    It was either pay a boatload to fix the transmission, or trade it with no negative on a zero-percent interest loan on a new Altima. ;)
     
  8. Eric.

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    United States
    PSN:GTP_Eric

    This seems to be a trend.


    I don't like trends.
     
  9. Joey D

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    United States Leighton Twp, MI
    PSN:GTP_Joey

    :lol:

    Ya this seems somewhat familiar. How much was it to fix your trans if you don't mind me asking?
     
  10. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    More than I'm willing to pay, considering I was ready to trade it soon anyways.
     
  11. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Well, there is one speeding ticket down.
     
  12. Thatman

    W92.46 N44.02
    PSN:GTP_Thatman/Thatmanthere

    One down? Do you have some more to go?
     
  13. ep3hk

    Hong Kong Shek O
    PSN:northstar-ep3

    What exactly kind of car is this?
     
  14. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Right now trying to decide on a set of wheels for the car...so many possibilities.
     
  15. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    You never answered my question before. This a 3.5?
     
  16. theotherspongey

    United States New York

    At least its starting to look like an Infiniti :tup:
     
  17. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    This isn't the 3.5, it's the 2.5 QR25, same engine as my SE-R, and it's actually lighter. For the price of an '11 3.5 premium I'd have opted for the 370z.
     
  18. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    True, depending on what you use your cars for. If it's just a daily, I'd opt for the 3.5 Altima Coupe SR with the 6-speed. If I planned on doing track days, then I'd spring for the Z.
     
  19. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    I wanted something new, and had a set budget. Couldn't really pass up the deal. We also have a 2004 Civic, so something with two doors was tempting.
     
  20. CMvan46

    Canada Vancouver, BC

    Nice car. I do like those. Was it employee pricing when you got it?
     
  21. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Employee pricing started the following week. I did get a 0% interest loan from a special program for making at least 12 consistent payments on another Nissan.
     
  22. CMvan46

    Canada Vancouver, BC

    Ahhh dang. 0% isn't too bad a deal either though.
     
  23. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Might I add that Nissan's Super Black is the WORST, hardest to take care of black paint in history? My car looks three years old instead of three months.
     
  24. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Black is not a good color if you live in places where it'll get dirty often.

    I would put a good coat of wax on it next time you wash it. That might help. (Clay bar too)
     
  25. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    It's not really the dirt that is the issue. It scratches if you bump into it with a soft cloth.
     
  26. R1600Turbo

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    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Clay bar and wax. ;)
     
  27. CMvan46

    Canada Vancouver, BC

    Yes clay bar. I detail your car regularly for my job as a matter of fact. Wash it first though before the clay bar or it will scratch really bad!

    Wash and rinse it then take the clay bar while the car is still wet and just run it over anywhere that feels rough. After that wax it and your good to go. Black isn't bad if you maintain it, it's when it gets neglected it looks bad.
     
  28. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    8500 miles since the end of May. I think that's my new record...
     
  29. disinfected

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    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Paint woes continue...now my paint is starting to reveal tiny little acidic-looking patches all over the hood, roof, and doors. Taking it in Monday morning to see what's up.
     
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