as much as I try to like the Altima, I loathe the rear end treatment of the car.
The crooked tail lights kills an otherwise attractive design. There are other cars that have the "crooked tail lights", like the BMW 3-series... but for some reason, it looks horrible on the Altima
Modding... it's a disease that can only be cured by buying a Toyota
I recently drove a Jetta with the same power-train and transmission in the Passat and I was pretty bad IMO. The engine didn't sound good at all and was very lethargic, and the transmission was very slow to shift and almost not knowing which gear to be in. The car felt bigger than it was. It felt very much like the Ford Focus automatic. I can't imagine how much worse this powertrain would be on the much larger Passatt. If this is why MT calls a driver's car they need to get their priorities aligned.
I wonder if Malibu's low ranking was due in part to the early bad blood the Eco model established with the press. Once these folks decide they don't like something, it is rare that they change their minds, even if later versions completely address perceived shortcomings. Overall, it's a pity that GM struggles to define the class of vehicle it should understand the most. Where are the folks that made Bel Air a legend, and anything with the Cutlass prefix a perennial best seller? Hell, even the Celebrity was a best seller. I guess it's worth waiting to see how the sales figures turn out, but I think this generation of 'Bu has lost some of the magic of the last. Maybe it's time to bring Lutz back for one more fantastic mid-cycle rethink? Maybe it's time to focus some of that money and talent that's attempting to make Buick Regal into an A4 competitor on just one global mid-sized family sedan?
2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring
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I commented on your statement, not you. I pointed out the irony, but that may have sailed over your head.
Then remarking that your insults aren't half as snarky as you think they are isn't a personal attack on you. If you can't wrap your head around that, it's no use discussing further.
Wow.And I'm sure you'll continue to beat it to death, mainly because the mods apparently don't ban trolls like you anymore.
When did I piss in your Cheerios? It must have been pretty intense. It's just the internet. Take a deep breath and let it go.
Beyond the CVT, they only knocked it for the seat color (really?) and not having as much rear headroom. I think it deserved higher than 4th at the very least.
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There are other factors at play here - Ford could have specced variables that come at the cost of fuel economy, like higher rolling resistance tires for better handling and heavier weight for more NVH reduction (or just the use of cheaper, heavier materials) - that make a direct comparison ineffective.
PS Making up nicknames like that make you seem very, very biased.