Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My friend just got a brand new 2012 SL65 amg, all I can say is it's amazing. The ride quality, the design, the interior, everything about this car impressed me. The sheer amount of torque this car has is enough to melt the rear tires....and your face. Mercedes did a very nice job with the V12 Bi-Turbo setup in this car, astonishing results.
Monday, September 10, 2012
American Cars continue to disappoint me with their terrible build quality. It's as though companies like Ford and Chevy assume everyone to be a fool who is ignorant of what they're purchasing. The interior quality in all american cars, even it's high end ones (corvette much) are pretty low. The cars are stylishly designed, some of them offering impressive performance numbers like the v6 mustangs or camaros, however this is all that sells them. American cars break down a lot in general, let alone compared to japanese cars. Japanese cars have built up this reputation of being extremely durable and sturdy over the years. Honestly, when you think reliable in term of cars, the first thing that should come to mind is Toyota or Honda, that's just the way it goes.
I just got a 2012 Infiniti G37 sedan as my daily driver and I can't begin to explain how amazing this car is. I have driven every German equivalent of this car and none of them deliver like the g37. The exhaust note on Infiniti's is amazing and with a simple muffler delete they sound awesome. I'm holding up on doing any mods as I may just make this my daily driver and pick up an Evo and heavily modify it. The G37 sedan is gorgeous both inside and out, they really outdid themselves over at Infiniti with this car. The acceleration is powerful enough to coax a smile out of almost any passengers face, and while its obviously not a super car, it's pretty quick. I recommend this car over the 3-series BMW and I was in the market for it originally until I test drove the G37. Sports Package or not, this car is badass anywhere you take, very fun on the winding roads (corners amazingly).
Friday, January 6, 2012
Japanese cars for me represent many virtues such as quality, reliability, and versatility ( let's be honest, imports will always be more fun to mod ). Domestic market cars tend be much less reliable, lack quality building materials, and usually can't compare to imports in terms of track performance. There are exceptions, yes, the Zr1 corvette is an amazing car that had a mountain of grip; In general though, Japanese vehicles maintain superiority in the market. This however is of course subject to change, and with the new line up vehicles this year only time will truly tell if American cars have improved their quality.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I'm planning on building a new project car for some rallying. I haven't decided what shell I'm going to use, but I will be doing a motor swap on a lightweight body. I'm debating on fwd or awd as with awd my options become a bit more limited. I'm leaning towards a JDM vehicle because they tend to be much lighter and nimble where as American cars tend to be heavier with more ponies. A foxbody 1989 must GT sits in my garage begging to be modded, but I'm not so sure I want to use it. This decision will be a very difficult one and I might end up just getting a sports bike in place of a rally car. I'm getting an evo X for my track vehicle so this is mainly just a side project.