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(Orlando Sentinel)   This clunker comes "fully loaded loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission" and can get you from point A to B "most of the time." Nissan USA: we'll take it   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 57
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2013-12-20 12:57:59 PM
Vq30 is a bulletproof engine, better off just running it into the ground. Only crappy part is changing spark plugs on a transverse v6
 
2013-12-20 12:58:52 PM
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Nissanana
 
2013-12-20 01:01:04 PM
That's a 4th gen, he must have beat the shiat out of it.

// 1999, 4th gen that looks no where near as beat up as that car. I can't imagine that I would do that kind of damage to the seats in three more years or that I will need to strap the hood down.
 
2013-12-20 01:02:02 PM
For cars, seventeen is the new seven.
 
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2013-12-20 01:02:44 PM
My 17 year old Subrau is in better shape than that, of course that's expected, so I don't see Subrau buying mine from me. :(
 
2013-12-20 01:03:56 PM
I've got a '71 truck that Nissan might be interested in...
 
2013-12-20 01:04:10 PM
I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"
 
2013-12-20 01:05:37 PM

FoxEWolf: I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"


iDunno, Oldsmobile's a little short on cash these days...
 
2013-12-20 01:08:02 PM

lockers: Nissanana


Nice.
 
2013-12-20 01:09:06 PM

duffblue: Vq30 is a bulletproof engine, better off just running it into the ground. Only crappy part is changing spark plugs on a transverse v6


I would rather do that then change them on a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Ford Ranger engine. It has eight spark plugs with three hidden nicely under the upper intake. Might as well have paper towels and super glue on hand.
 
2013-12-20 01:11:21 PM

wild9: duffblue: Vq30 is a bulletproof engine, better off just running it into the ground. Only crappy part is changing spark plugs on a transverse v6

I would rather do that then change them on a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Ford Ranger engine. It has eight spark plugs with three hidden nicely under the upper intake. Might as well have paper towels and super glue on hand.


yep... b ut it does make for a smooth running engine
 
2013-12-20 01:12:06 PM
That was well done.
 
2013-12-20 01:14:07 PM
All car manufacturers are going to be royally up a creek, after 2014, sees the release of the 250 car limited run from Volkswagon.

They have created a beautiful 2 passenger car that can get 261 Miles per gallon of diesel (Imperial gallons - 4.54 liters not US 3.78 liters).

with pic in article
http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/vw-xl1-worlds-most-efficien t -production-car-debuts-us-261-mpg/">http://www.treehugger.com/slidesh ows/cars/vw-xl1-worlds-most-efficient -production-car-debuts-us-261-mpg/

Initial price: $145,000 US D
 
2013-12-20 01:17:32 PM

FoxEWolf: I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"


I've got an '89 I'd like to do that with. "comes with 2.8 V6 that runs great if you forget to add oil, leaking power steering rack, maximum bounce suspension, inferior cornering abilities and crank windows complete with bubble tint"
 
2013-12-20 01:18:12 PM
I did something like this as a joke 10 years ago for a friend's grandmother's '91 Aerostar.  I made a point to highlight the pre-mounted spare tire and complimentary tire iron.  To be sure I extolled the virtues of the removable rear seat for "the ultimate in poon-hauling capacity."

Of course with no YouTube nobody ever saw it but the few friends I had.  Just ahead of the times, I suppose...
 
2013-12-20 01:21:04 PM
I've ripped many a seat after forgetting I put the screwdriver in my back pocket.
 
2013-12-20 01:26:03 PM
'97 Saturn, SL1. 211,000 km, and still running like a top. Mind you, there's a some extensive rust on the subframe (back floor pan needs replacing), outside of that. It always pass our e-test, averages 450km per 30 dollar fill up, and never fails to start even on the coldest days.

Still wish they made Saturns.
 
2013-12-20 01:27:03 PM

lordargent: That's a 4th gen, he must have beat the shiat out of it.

// 1999, 4th gen that looks no where near as beat up as that car. I can't imagine that I would do that kind of damage to the seats in three more years or that I will need to strap the hood down.


I had a '95 that I put 140k on and I am still mad that I sold the damned thing.  That thing ran as well the day I got rid of it as it did when I bought it with 11k miles.
 
2013-12-20 01:37:00 PM
I have a 1999 Toyota Tacoma with 335k+, what does that get? How about my '90 CRX with 429k?
 
2013-12-20 01:37:35 PM
1998 ford ranger 4.0l and 5spd
350,528 miles and counting.
Last oil change approx. 28k miles ago
No e-brake (it fell off)
Starts like shiat but then purrs
Top speed: 68mph any faster and tailgate falls off.

Absolutely love her! No idea how, I'm assuming it's due to an engine problem, but I'm getting close to 30mpg. Better mpg than my '12 patriot and more reliable than my 2000 silverado. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere.
 
2013-12-20 01:50:13 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: That was well done.


The filmmaker even got the fake British narrator to hit the correct UK pronounciation of "unpree-cee-dented". Most Americans would screw that up.

Well done, especially the faux "jewellery display" lighting to tart up his beater.
 
2013-12-20 01:53:56 PM
I just bought a nissan yesterday so I'm getting a kick etc...

Trading in a beat up 98 Buick but I forgot to make the feature film about it :(
 
2013-12-20 01:55:37 PM

wild9: duffblue: Vq30 is a bulletproof engine, better off just running it into the ground. Only crappy part is changing spark plugs on a transverse v6

I would rather do that then change them on a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Ford Ranger engine. It has eight spark plugs with three hidden nicely under the upper intake. Might as well have paper towels and super glue on hand.


Wow that's surprising! I have a 3.0 v6 ranger and it's easy as pie. Your engine is probably better to own aside from that, the ohv v6 is a thirsty slug of a power plant. Reliable though.
 
2013-12-20 01:58:48 PM
The ratchet strap looks like something my dad would do. Is the exhaust held on by a soup can, hose clamps, and a couple of wire hangers?
 
2013-12-20 02:04:56 PM

indarwinsshadow: '97 Saturn, SL1. 211,000 km, and still running like a top. Mind you, there's a some extensive rust on the subframe (back floor pan needs replacing), outside of that. It always pass our e-test, averages 450km per 30 dollar fill up, and never fails to start even on the coldest days.

Still wish they made Saturns.


My ex had one of those, I hated it with a passion.  It was an automatic, and at 65mph it was redlining in top gear.  What a giant piece of shiat.
 
2013-12-20 02:07:04 PM

Kahabut: My ex had one of those, I hated it with a passion.  It was an automatic, and at 65mph it was redlining in top gear.  What a giant piece of shiat.


Did you not have the overdrive turned on? Those had a switch on the shifting lever, as I recall, to enable the overdrive gear. Friend had a 98 I think it was, we were routinely near 100 mph.
 
2013-12-20 02:15:05 PM
This caught my eye


"SayWhatYouMean at 12:21 PM December 20, 2013
Amazing Nissan is so generous all of a sudden, given its track history for corporate thuggery in the legal department. Nissan does not own nissan.com and never will. After making the owner of Nissan computers a low ball offer for the domain name, it was not accepted and Nissan's counter offer was threats to drown him in legal fees if he doesn't sell the domain name to them. They made true on that promise and lost years of court battles and bogus suits. They even stupped as low as to try and start a Nissan computer company of their own to try and slither there way into a second wave of legal actions. Definately an evil company.
anyone who enjoys freedom should not buy a nissan"
 
2013-12-20 02:28:50 PM
...uh, anyway....

I had an 86 Sentra that you could not kill. Tinny body and trim pieces were constantly falling off, but the engine and transmission were still good when I scrapped it.
 
2013-12-20 02:30:05 PM
Pretty easy decision for Nissan. Not often can you get a butt load of advertising for $2,400.
 
2013-12-20 02:41:45 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: That was well done.


Damn it Dro, I rarely agree with you but you've got me on this one.

/Still have an everyday '87 4Runner for around town.
//Thing sips gas instead of drinking it like my Jeep.
 
2013-12-20 02:46:40 PM

Loaf's Tray: FoxEWolf: I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"

iDunno, Oldsmobile's a little short on cash these days...


GM is still around, though.

Though they were tight on cash for a bit too.

/I sill love my car. It is a 3100 V6 that sounds and has the gas Milagros of a V8. Other than the blasted cooling issues and leaking gaskets, it runs well. I want a 3800 SC.
 
2013-12-20 02:53:06 PM

FoxEWolf: Loaf's Tray: FoxEWolf: I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"

iDunno, Oldsmobile's a little short on cash these days...

GM is still around, though.

Though they were tight on cash for a bit too.

/I sill love my car. It is a 3100 V6 that sounds and has the gas Milagros of a V8. Other than the blasted cooling issues and leaking gaskets, it runs well. I want a 3800 SC.


Huh, I had a Beretta with the same motor that would top 30 MPG on the highway with a light foot...other than the infamous LIM gasket problems those are generally fantastic engines.
 
2013-12-20 02:53:14 PM
What?! No lens flare like Abrams would have done?


/// Rookie mistake
//  Could have asked for $3000
 
2013-12-20 02:53:19 PM
Sweet, off to make a vid for my car;  who knows! Maybe Mercury will buy my Mariner!

/wait for it... wait for it...
 
2013-12-20 02:55:34 PM
Swims right past mekkab..................

/// 9/10
 
2013-12-20 02:59:49 PM
I liked that mid 90s Maxima styling, kinda miss it.  Somewhat luxurious, somewhat badass, somewhat spaceship with a hint of musclecar
 
2013-12-20 03:04:40 PM

Duke_leto_Atredes: This caught my eye


"SayWhatYouMean at 12:21 PM December 20, 2013
Amazing Nissan is so generous all of a sudden, given its track history for corporate thuggery in the legal department. Nissan does not own nissan.com and never will. After making the owner of Nissan computers a low ball offer for the domain name, it was not accepted and Nissan's counter offer was threats to drown him in legal fees if he doesn't sell the domain name to them. They made true on that promise and lost years of court battles and bogus suits. They even stupped as low as to try and start a Nissan computer company of their own to try and slither there way into a second wave of legal actions. Definately an evil company.
anyone who enjoys freedom should not buy a nissan"



Yeah that dispute's been going on for a decade at least.  The computer guy who owns it is fully in his rights, but I think it's more a case of him thinking Nissan should've made him a multimillionaire for the rights to the domain.  Instead Nissan finally said the hell with it and started using nissan-usa.com.  Which follows the domain naming format of almost every other foreign auto-maker anyway.
 
2013-12-20 03:12:48 PM

Loaf's Tray: FoxEWolf: Loaf's Tray: FoxEWolf: I need to do this with my 1994 Oldsmobile.

"Comes fully loaded with an engine, balding tires, airbag, and a dent in the back door the size of a watermelon. Car runs hot on highway and only has 71k Miles" $2000 OBO"

iDunno, Oldsmobile's a little short on cash these days...

GM is still around, though.

Though they were tight on cash for a bit too.

/I sill love my car. It is a 3100 V6 that sounds and has the gas Milagros of a V8. Other than the blasted cooling issues and leaking gaskets, it runs well. I want a 3800 SC.

Huh, I had a Beretta with the same motor that would top 30 MPG on the highway with a light foot...other than the infamous LIM gasket problems those are generally fantastic engines.


I am kind of jealous you have a Beretta. I have always wanted one but could never find one that was in good shape. I love my care for all that it is, but I had a LIM gasket failure and had to get the engine rebuilt. So to me that sounds like a big issue. Sure when you eliminate the time bomb that is a LIM leak, then it is a good engine.

My Beast:
 
2013-12-20 03:19:13 PM

Acravius: All car manufacturers are going to be royally up a creek, after 2014, sees the release of the 250 car limited run from Volkswagon.

They have created a beautiful 2 passenger car that can get 261 Miles per gallon of diesel (Imperial gallons - 4.54 liters not US 3.78 liters).

with pic in article
http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/vw-xl1-worlds-most-efficien t -production-car-debuts-us-261-mpg/">http://www.treehugger.com/slidesh ows/cars/vw-xl1-worlds-most-efficient -production-car-debuts-us-261-mpg/

Initial price: $145,000 US D


And can't be sold legally in the US because it doesn't pass safety standards. So long as you don't care about that, you could be driving something like this:
https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/automotive/sun-race r- set-to-soak-in-the-gold

It breaks down frequently, but Volkswagen owners should be used to that.
 
2013-12-20 03:27:16 PM

Primerpony: 1998 ford ranger 4.0l and 5spd
350,528 miles and counting.
Last oil change approx. 28k miles ago
No e-brake (it fell off)
Starts like shiat but then purrs
Top speed: 68mph any faster and tailgate falls off.

Absolutely love her! No idea how, I'm assuming it's due to an engine problem, but I'm getting close to 30mpg. Better mpg than my '12 patriot and more reliable than my 2000 silverado. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere.



You have one or more cylinders that aren't working.  There's your MPG right there...
 
2013-12-20 03:36:43 PM

tripleseven: Primerpony: 1998 ford ranger 4.0l and 5spd
350,528 miles and counting.
Last oil change approx. 28k miles ago
No e-brake (it fell off)
Starts like shiat but then purrs
Top speed: 68mph any faster and tailgate falls off.

Absolutely love her! No idea how, I'm assuming it's due to an engine problem, but I'm getting close to 30mpg. Better mpg than my '12 patriot and more reliable than my 2000 silverado. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere.


You have one or more cylinders that aren't working.  There's your MPG right there...


Nope they're all getting fuel and firing. Engine codes state it's running lean on both banks started doing it after MAF started to malfunction. I still have lots of low end and mid-range power I just get great mpg and the top end power is a lil diminished but I don't need to go that fast anyway. I haven't replaced the MAF sensor because I prefer it this way...
 
2013-12-20 03:39:37 PM
@Thistextispurple

You could always step up and look at the i8 from BMW with 94 MPG (US gallons)

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/bmw-unveils-production-i8-p l ug-hybrid-94-mpg-coming-us-2014/">http://www.treehugger.com/slideshow s/cars/bmw-unveils-production-i8-pl ug-hybrid-94-mpg-coming-us-2014/

Retail Price 135,000

My main point is that I think that most other car companies adverts are going to look like this "funny" advert in light of the actual 2014 technology available in the marketplace.

And I don't think the VW Xl1 is going to breakdown very much as the full design work came from a multitude of designers from European premium performance car design teams.
 
2013-12-20 03:51:12 PM
Jeremy Clarkson kills a Toyota Hilux


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk
 
2013-12-20 04:09:09 PM
I'm still driving my '87 Nissan 200SX.  Starting to look long in the tooth, but I still get people who had one years ago as their first car asking if I'm selling.  Unfortunately, even if someone offered $2400, I'd probably have to turn it down, since dealerships fairly regularly offer $3000 pull/push/tow trade-in deals (although at that point they might pay me not to trade it in.)

Still gets me where I'm going.
 
2013-12-20 04:26:57 PM
No mention of Tim and his Dodge Aires?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m192SKUUAvM
 
2013-12-20 04:43:42 PM

Primerpony: 1998 ford ranger 4.0l and 5spd
350,528 miles and counting.
Last oil change approx. 28k miles ago

Absolutely love her!


I guess so ... in an abusive sort of way. I hope you treat your human partners better than that.
 
2013-12-20 04:46:16 PM

Kahabut: indarwinsshadow: '97 Saturn, SL1. 211,000 km, and still running like a top. Mind you, there's a some extensive rust on the subframe (back floor pan needs replacing), outside of that. It always pass our e-test, averages 450km per 30 dollar fill up, and never fails to start even on the coldest days.

Still wish they made Saturns.

My ex had one of those, I hated it with a passion.  It was an automatic, and at 65mph it was redlining in top gear.  What a giant piece of shiat.


Never had that problem. I've owned 2 Saturns, both 5 speed manual. Rock solid transmission. Maybe it was built on a Monday, or a Friday afternoon, but to each their own. I have a friend who swears by Hyundai. Not a fan in slightest.
 
2013-12-20 04:53:53 PM
"Hiya friends! Ralph Spoilsport here from Ralph Spoilsport Motors, the world's largest new used and used new automobile dealership: Ralph Spoilsport Motors here in the city of....Emphysema.
Let's just look at the extras on this fabulous car! Wire-wheel spoke fenders and two-way sneeze-through wind vents, star-studded mud guard, sponge-coated edible steering column, chrome fender dents - and factory air conditioned air from our fully factory-equipped air conditioned factory!
It's a beautiful car friends, with doors to match! Birch's Blacklist says this car was stolen but for you friends a complete price: only two-ninety-five hundred dollars in easy monthly payments of twenty dollars a week twice a week and never on Sunday! "

 /firesign theatre
 
2013-12-20 05:25:33 PM
I wish Ford had taken my PoS Focus when I bought my new Fiesta back in April. Damn thing is still sitting in my parents' yard, because the starter is toast. As soon as you fix one thing, something else breaks. It's a 2004 SE Wagon, with about 161,000KM on it. I'm so ashamed, as every single other Ford my family has owned usually gets at least double that before it craps out, or gets killed by deer. I bought the thing used almost 4 years ago, and it had an aftermarket remote starter in it, that the previous owner had installed himself. That was where 90% of my problems were, as it got to the point where I had to jump start the damn thing every day in cold weather (even if that cold weather was 0 Celsius).

At least with the Fiesta, if anything goes wrong, I can blame Ford, as it is a brand new vehicle, and I have the extended warranty and maintenance plan on it. It's a great car so far, although Sync is kinda futzy with my iPod Nanon 7th Gen. I think it's simply because Sync is Microsoft though, and Apple never plays nice with Microsoft. Although, the 7th gen Nano seems to be kinda futzy in general. It likes to disconnect randomly from my surround sound system too.
 
2013-12-20 06:49:26 PM

duffblue: Vq30 is a bulletproof engine, better off just running it into the ground. Only crappy part is changing spark plugs on a transverse v6


And the automatic transmission.
 
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