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Old 05-30-2017, 10:23 AM   #141
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The NSX's are dying on dealer lots. They basically made a car using the hybrid technology that nobody wanted and had to charge way too much.

The original NSX sold well because it was a driver focused car with amazing feel and was a pure sports car. The new NSX is none of that and people are not buying it.

Ford nailed it with the GT. It's a pure drivers car with zero frills.

There are two NSX's at the dealer less than 2 miles from me and have been sitting out front for months. Nobody wants them.

GM better be watching. Don't make the C8 Corvette some crazy expensive hybrid that nobody wants in a sports car. At some point the V8's of the world will likely go away due to regulation, but I would think the C8 would still have a V8. At least as an option.

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Old 05-30-2017, 10:24 AM   #142
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You don't what the hell you are talking about. You are just slinging **** against the wall to see if any sticks.


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Old 05-30-2017, 11:12 AM   #143
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The NSX's are dying on dealer lots. They basically made a car using the hybrid technology that nobody wanted and had to charge way too much.

The original NSX sold well because it was a driver focused car with amazing feel and was a pure sports car. The new NSX is none of that and people are not buying it.

Ford nailed it with the GT. It's a pure drivers car with zero frills.

There are two NSX's at the dealer less than 2 miles from me and have been sitting out front for months. Nobody wants them.

GM better be watching. Don't make the C8 Corvette some crazy expensive hybrid that nobody wants in a sports car. At some point the V8's of the world will likely go away due to regulation, but I would think the C8 would still have a V8. At least as an option.

I think the NSX is incredibly beautiful. It is also very quick. I think the reason sales are slow is that it does not seem exotic enough to justify the price.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:13 AM   #144
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Yep. Part of making sound business decisions is to know when to throw in the towel on individual businesses you own that are not making money.

The BIG picture....Buffet is still making loads of money even though he dumped a casino that wasn't making money.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:07 PM   #145
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i dunno, The Ford GT has a F150 eco boost 6 banger, and the richest of the rich are almost at fisticuffs over not making the list of who Ford sez can buy. me? i think it looks like a xenomorph trying to shed her egg sac to chase Sigourney around.
LOL, comparing the V6 in the Ford GT to the F150 powerplant is about a silly as comparing an LT1 is to a flathead Ford V8.

Ford just uses the "Ecoboost" branding for marketing reasons to sell more F150s.

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I think the NSX is incredibly beautiful. It is also very quick. I think the reason sales are slow is that it does not seem exotic enough to justify the price.
It is nice looking and quick but they solved a problem nobody cared about. The people buying these cars don't care about gas mileage. If you can afford a $150-200K+ sports car that might see a couple thousand miles a year, do you really care if gas costs $3 or $4, or even $10 a gallon?

By adding the hybrid technology they added weight (the car weight almost 4K lbs). They should have stuck with a V8 as they originally intended until the NSX project got shelved during to the great recession a few years back.

Based on the reviews I have read the NSX has too many computers doing the driving and while the car looks and sounds good on paper, it is void of emotion/drama and is too clinical. The original NSX was a pure drivers car. This one is not.

I think that is where they dropped the ball. Coupled with the high cost of all these electronics and hybrid technologies, Acura is also not a car company you think of when it comes to sports cars. Honda may have been better off releasing it with a Honda nameplate and cutting back on all the expensive technology.

It's a cool car, but if I had this much money to spend I would be buying a McClaren or Ferrari, or Porsche.
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LOL, comparing the V6 in the Ford GT to the F150 powerplant is about a silly as comparing an LT1 is to a flathead Ford V8.

Ford just uses the "Ecoboost" branding for marketing reasons to sell more F150s.
Comparing the 647 Ford V6 to the 475 HP Ford V6 is the same as comparing the Chevrolet 650 HP V8 to the 460 HP V8.

Both start out as a lower horsepower version and then are modified to up the horsepower.
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It is nice looking and quick but they solved a problem nobody cared about. The people buying these cars don't care about gas mileage. If you can afford a $150-200K+ sports car that might see a couple thousand miles a year, do you really care if gas costs $3 or $4, or even $10 a gallon?

By adding the hybrid technology they added weight (the car weight almost 4K lbs). They should have stuck with a V8 as they originally intended until the NSX project got shelved during to the great recession a few years back.

Based on the reviews I have read the NSX has too many computers doing the driving and while the car looks and sounds good on paper, it is void of emotion/drama and is too clinical. The original NSX was a pure drivers car. This one is not.

I think that is where they dropped the ball. Coupled with the high cost of all these electronics and hybrid technologies, Acura is also not a car company you think of when it comes to sports cars. Honda may have been better off releasing it with a Honda nameplate and cutting back on all the expensive technology.

It's a cool car, but if I had this much money to spend I would be buying a McClaren or Ferrari, or Porsche.
4k lbs wow. Makes. Gtr look light.
I was expecting the NSX to bea super lotus Elise
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