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    THE KING IN THE NORTH! TheBenior's Avatar
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    In all fairness, this car seems aimed at the niche that the previous couple generations of Civic Si filled: the somewhat sporty compact that makes fewer commuting compromises than more hardcore models.

    Sure, the last decade of Civic Si got curb stomped in performance by its competition, but they beat most of the forced induction competitors in fuel economy, price, and reliability.

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    We've had it for the last couple of years. Crap car, sales disaster.

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    "Yeah, um, sorry about that SR Turbo. We were being a little lazy. How about a Nismo version?"

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/15/n...formance-se-r/



    The 2017 Sentra Nismo packs the same motor as the Sentra SR Turbo, which is a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder generating 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission or a tuned Xtronic gearbox.
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    The sedan features a Nismo-tuned suspension that benefits from monotube rear dampers and updated struts and springs at the front. The ride has been lowered by 0.4 inches, while the 18-inch wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires or, as an option through Nissan dealerships, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R summer tires. This Sentra can also be fitted with sticky, summer-only tires. The brakes are beefed up with 11.7-inch vented disc brakes at the front and 11.5-inch discs at the back, just like the SR Turbo.

    In a similar fashion to the SR Turbo, Nissan fiddled with the Electric Power Steering system to reduce the amount of steering required at low speeds, while ensuring feedback is still there at higher speeds. The new Sentra Nismo, though, has been tuned for a "Nismo feel." When we drove the SR Turbo, we didn't like the sedan's numb and light steering.
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    Pricing for the Sentra Nismo hasn't been confirmed, but the sedan is expected to start under $25,000, roughly $3,000 more than the SR Turbo, when it goes on sale early next year.
    Better, but likely still far behind the Fiesta ST.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Maybe as fast, but I don't think there is anything Nissan could do to make the Sentra drive like a Fiesta. It's just such a poor, poor car. I'd take an Elantra any day of the week... it at least doesn't feel cheap inside.

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    Overpriced and underwhelming | 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO

    http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/18/2...-drive-review/

    Few small cars are as unimpressive as the Nissan Sentra...Still, a NISMO variant was on the way, and we still held onto a little hope that maybe, just maybe, Nissan's in-house performance division could make the little sedan enjoyable. And now that we finally got to drive one, we have an answer: it's still not good. In fact, with the CVT, it's actually rather bad.
    *sigh*
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    The most non-news car news EVAR: NISSAN WILL NEITHER CANCEL NOR REDESIGN THE 370Z ANYTIME SOON

    Uh ok well... carry on then.

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    Yeah, they're going to keep up with regulations but nothing else.

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    I initially thought that they could just put a new Z on whatever current platform they're using with the Infiniti Q50/Skyline, but that's just using a revised version of the FM platform that they've been using since 2002 anyway.

    Without a significant refresh, it must also be too expensive to engineer it to use the newer 400 hp twin turbocharged VR30DDTT (which I read as "VR30 double D titties") in it.

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    Noice.




    The Z looks decent on paper but apparently falls on its face in handling.

    MT's Head2Head vid (no Z):


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    And looks (if you substitute the 86 with a BRZ)
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