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  1. Do you have a photo? Just a small tip. Keep an eye on the passenger door handle when you have passengers with long nails. I have a minor hair line mark on that side and dont know where it came from lol
  2. Don't want to create a long thread on here dedicated to this dull car but just to let you guys know that I spotted the new Golf today whilst on a walk. If you think it looks conservative in the photos then be warned it looks even more dull in real life. Dark blue colour. The front lights stand out the most but the body shell is virtually the same. Was expecting a bigger car with noticeably different creases, lines. None of that. Expect the same from the R. Maybe the GTI TCR version might have a bit more sex appeal to it
  3. It appears like a better looking GT86/BRZ atm. I think by September more official images will come to light so let's wait and see!
  4. I think I was saying the same thing - its more clean and subtle somewhat generic. the 370z has those bulging rear fenders and boomerang lights which make it stand out. This might might be a tiny bit bland. However I'm predicting the rear lights will really set it off and look different. Also I think the subtle body style brings out the wheels - so if they come with a decent set of rims it will complete the look. I also think that as it is retro inspired, having a few retro colours wouldn't be a bad thing - green, orange. If they offer 3 shades of grey/silver and 2 white, 2 black then it will be a bit of shame
  5. Hypothetically if you were to spend £30k ish on something that won't depreciate much in the next 5-7 yrs and dare I say even go up a little what do you think it would be? and also something that won'r require much to keep/maintain. Yes rather speculative, daydreamy thread but nice to pick a few brains Your thoughts on the following: Clio V6 - Going for 30k+ now. I think they have peaked for the time being and wont experience a rise unless kept garaged and then sold on in 7 yrs Audi A1 Quattro - Rare LHD, AWD that could until recently be found 2nd hand low miles for £35k. None atm. Worth keeping an eye on when one crops up? 695 Biposto - If one with the dog ring box comes to market would this worth considering? Several standard manuals on market depreciated from £35k to early £20ks now. My opinion is that all the other Abarth "limited runs" are just attempts by Abarth at milking their cash cow. 695 dog ring might be something sought after in the future perhaps Yaris GR - Not yet released. When would you say this would be the best time to buy in order to avoid the initial depreciation drop if there is one
  6. Added in my alteration based on the teaser video - with the lights not as far down the nose
  7. Agree the new car will be less in yer face muscular then the 370z at least and cleaner, with the retro cues. A more mature look. Nismo version will be interesting with the added wing.
  8. It will be interesting to see what the launch colour will be given the retro styling. I think green or orange would be a bit risky despite the retro connotations so it will be in storm white. You never no though. I highly doubt it will be black . Would also love to see the size comparison with the 370z With regard to the 350z vs 370z imo I like the classic lines of the 350z and it not being too fussy. However the 370z has that more muscular, compact look esp around the rear fenders that give it presence much like the M2. There clearly was no Juke when the 350z came out so this may explain the boomerang light crossing over between the Juke and 370z
  9. Must admit it's a bit of a weird marketing strategy. Usually there would be some teaser image on social media in the week leading up to yesterday similar to how Kia (stinger) , Hyundai (i30 facelift), Ford (Puma MK2) etc Re foreign markets that's a good point esp since the promo video released excludes the European Juke in the line up and Micra (to be discontinued?) so one can view this as being targeted to the more global markets. Presumably there is no GTR from next year? Also having watched the video again you can make out the rear lights - it looks like the 240z
  10. Prob be limited colour choices, no roadster and just the single GT trim. I don't think they will bother having a launch edition or do any fanfare like the Supra and that website sign up mallarky lol
  11. Well it had to happen eventually as I speculated previously. I think the rumour mill threads were fun despite there being a bit of controversy amongst certain members. Let's hope it looks and performs the part.
  12. hmale4yu

    Juke Gen 2

    Yes whoever replacing Ghosn will want to be seen as making an impact esp with pandemic. I've heard Nissan's sale vision is 33% US Sales, 33% Chinese and 33% rest of the world. They might abruptly scrap the 370z like when they wound down infiniti here and stopped the 370z Roadster. In the US any scaling back of product range will have to be done more delicately since they want to remain a strong presence there. There is a rumour that once the Z/GTR are officially terminated later this month, it will pave the way for the new gens being brought to market a couple of years down the line. Let's see how Nissan make the announcement and their tone. Another casualty looks to be the Alpine A10. A lot of niche models I find hard to see them coming back when the niche slice of the pie will become even harder to fight more in the coming years
  13. Big announcement next Thu when Nissan will outline their cut backs across different regions including the scrapping of the Datsun brand in India. They will also address to focus towards SUVs - this might include them officially announcing the end of the GTR and 370z. Given that the Mercedes X Class has been officially cut I have a feeling that 28 May will be the official verdict https://www.motorbiscuit.com/cost-cutting-kills-nissan-370z-and-gt-r-in-europe-could-us-be-next/
  14. hmale4yu

    Juke Gen 2

    Yes its a shame really. Worth mentioning that there are plenty of alternatives now that the Juke Gen 2 has to compete with against like the Kona, Puma (?), Im not too clued up about this segment tbh. Just read this on sky.com that supports what you're saying https://news.sky.com/story/nissan-uk-plant-could-become-suv-hub-report-11990617 The plan would see the Japanese giant's European arm focus on sports utility and commercial vehicles, as well as more effective sharing and products and investments with its partner Renault, sources told Reuters.It is part of a three-year global turnaround plan to be unveiled on 28 May, ...Nissan has been searching for direction since the arrest of long-standing boss Carlos Ghosn in November 2018 on charges of financial misconduct - which he denies.The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the car industry has added to pressure on the company to come up with a new strategy. Just a shame as I can just picture the gen 2 being lowered, Nismo bodykitted and with Merc engine . I think it would look the part esp as the rear doors are concealed - def more sporty from the side then the GLA45 I think the nearest performance coupe is the Infiniti Q60 now discontinued. Mysteriously the offifical branches like Reading are no longer listing these on autotrader.Noticed this a month back. The 3.0s have just vanished it seems and they had a few low mileage ones
  15. hmale4yu

    Juke Gen 2

    It's a cliché often used but it comes together in the flesh and I'm starting to like the styling. 2 main reasons why I'm posting this: 1. Intrigued to see when the Nismo version comes out what it looks like. Perhaps if Nissan went all out and turn it into a full hot hatch then it could appease those waiting for a new Z car at least in the interim ? Perhaps get the old A45 engine since they have worked with Benz with Infiniti and the Q30 2. Given that Gen 1 was stylistically cued with the 370z, I wouldn't object to seeing a similar front end on a new Z car. See the photos taken today, once the main circular foglight is removed I think it looks distinctive enough and incorporates the new V motion grille Nissan are going for. I know this front end would go against the recent retro rumours that have been floating around the net

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