Not to offend or make enemies with ANY of you guys.. because having enemies on a board is no fun. LOL So I'll state my opinion on this topic..
"Everyone is saying how the 370Z should be like the 240Z, or the 350Z was ugly..... Man, there is NO satisfying some people. At least Nissan is TRYING, they brought back the RWD sports coupe to the Japanese manufacturers lineup, when no one had one. A market that was left vacant when the LAST of the older RWD Japanese sport coupes, the Supra, bowed out, around 98 in USA, if I'm not mistaken.
The 240Z would be obsolete in a world like today, heck the FWD Corolla XRS would put it to shame, in handling and acceleration. Don't shoot me.. I'm a giant Nissan and RWD fan. LOL
Anyways, the point is NO ONE is SATISFIED!!
I hear it all the time. Why is the 350Z so heavy, why is the new GT-R this, why did they discontinue the MR2, The RX8 sucks because it's a 4 door, blah blah, WAH, boo hoo.....
A)One, if you didn't BUY or support the latest MR2(00-05), then you are just as guilty as a nonenthusiast of the car by not buying it.. hence it's demise.
B) At least Nissan HAS a RWD sport coupe(the Z is back) and at least they recognized the importance of the Skyline GT-R(the GT-R was retired.. but Carlos Ghosn LISTENED to the fans). All the R32, R33 and especially R34 fanboys need to stop whining.. the new GT-R would CLOBBER all 3 of those iterations, stock for stock. So it's a win win situation for us Nissan and Japanese supercar enthusiasts. IT'S BACK.. stop weeping!
3) As far as the RX8 goes... the Renesis is the most refined(although not the most powerful) rotary engine available.. heck, at least Mazda brought BACK a rotary sports car.. we haven't had one in the states since 95, we were OVERDUE. Also, SO it's a 4 door? Big deal??.. let's face it, coupes don't sell too well, because most car buyers are families with kids.. who wants to cram into a 2 door? Although, I wouldn't trade my 240sx or Trueno for an ugly SUV or minivan if you paid me. LOL
Think about it, at least Mazda and Nissan offer the Mazdaspeed 3, the MX-5 Miata, the RX8, the 350Z and 370Z, and the new GT-R, also the return of the Silvia is imminent, as well. At least we're not sucking ass like Toyota enthusiasts are.. NO RWD sports car or production car in its whole lineup.
SHIT, even Dodge brought back the Challenger ?? You mean to tell me Toyota can't manage a Supra or RWD Celica or any RWD coupe for that matter?
Just remember, the Japanese sports car market between 99-02.. WE DIDN'T HAVE ZILCH..... the credit goes to the 02 Subaru WRX, for making turbocharging and sport cars as a noticable market that is out there for the manufacturers.
That market is us( the Japanese car enthusiasts).
Anyways, that's just my 2 cents." LOL