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Fail of the Week: Nissan 350Z vs Dumb Girl

Fail of the Week: Nissan 350Z vs Dumb Girl

Based on what we see in this short video, neither the girl or the owner of the car knew what they were doing

So what we have here is a Nissan 350Z with a Rocket Bunny Body kit, sans a front bumper, looking, well, ugly. Now, usually, this would be something that you just dismiss after seeing – the owner probably just didn’t know how to drive and lost his front fascia trying to drift. But, instead, the owner – and what we assume is his girlfriend – decided to take the amount of dumb to astounding levels. “Let me do a backflip on the roof, she said.” And, so it was. She climbs on top, sets up like she’s a professional gymnast, and proceeds to do said backflip. It was at that very moment that it became painfully clear that this girl wasn’t a professional gymnast. A professional gymnast would have landed in the same place she started. This girl however, penetrated that poor 350Z from behind in the worst of ways. Intrigued? Well, we’ve watched it quite a few times and can’t quit laughing, so check it out for yourself:

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Tesla Model S Driver Rams Into A Nissan SUV Despite Autopilot's Warning

Tesla Model S Driver Rams Into A Nissan SUV Despite Autopilot’s Warning

To quote Dr. Sheldon Cooper, “I cry because other people are stupid”

This is the latest Autopilot crash; but it wasn’t the system’s fault. A couple, who was too busy engrossed in something else other than focusing on the road, rear-ended a Nissan SUV despite the system warning and chiming its brains out. How can one trust a machine blindly?

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Pops' Rants: Lazy Car Design Auto Show Edition

Pops’ Rants: Lazy Car Design Auto Show Edition

Geneva Motor Show fun

Oh wow, the 2018 Geneva Motor Show was so much fun. So many concept cars that won’t make it into production, so many supercars that we can’t buy. Scratch that, and we’re left with the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60, Toyota Yaris, and some special-edition models that aren’t all that special. Oh wait, this year’s show was also about quite a few good examples of laziness in the design department. Nissan takes the cake with two different cars, but Mercedes-Benz also made the list with its latest performance car.

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The 370Z Continues to Show its Age, Yet Nissan Refuses to Kill it

The 370Z Continues to Show its Age, Yet Nissan Refuses to Kill it

A Tokyo Motor Show-bound 390Z concept may not be in the cards

As excited as it was to hear rumors that Nissan was bringing thesuccessor to the 370Z sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show, it appears that the hype has fizzled out even before it had a chance to be worth anything. The latest word coming from former Nissan Australia Managing Director, Richard Emery, who has come out saying there are unlikely to be any plans for a new Z concept anytime soon.

Speaking with Motoring, Emery said that there are no plans to introduce a replacement study for the 370Z. His comments also came a few days after the automaker unveiled the 2018 370Z in Europe, packing some aesthetic improvements in the exterior and interior. Considering these recent developments on the front of Nissan’s Z sports car family, it does look like all those talks of a successor were premature. It doesn’t mean that they were unwarranted, though. The fact remains that the 370Z is eight years old and (should be) at the end of its lifecycle. It’s certainly possible that Nissan is giving the sports car one final facelift before officially launching the successor. Whether that’s a couple of years from now or not, it’s going to be a while.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video

Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video

Alligators aren’t anything to mess with. These prehistoric lizards pack a mouthful of teeth ready to crush anything that might look like food or pose a threat. The latter is exactly what one good ole boy found out when he came face… err… bumper to face with a gator in his first-generation Nissan Frontier.

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Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video

Nissan Frontier Battles Alligator and Loses: Video

Alligators aren’t anything to mess with. These prehistoric lizards pack a mouthful of teeth ready to crush anything that might look like food or pose a threat. The latter is exactly what one good ole boy found out when he came face… err… bumper to face with a gator in his first-generation Nissan Frontier.

What proceeds next isn’t really surprising, but the outcome is certainly unpredicted. As the driver approaches the blatantly upset gator, it begins to hiss – a warning sign to anyone with sensibilities. It’s apparent the man though the gator would be intimidated by the truck’s size and slither away. Well, that’s not what happened.

I won’t spoil the fun of the video, but rest assured the man will be looking for new Frontier parts.

He shouldn’t have any trouble finding those parts, as those first-generation trucks were rather popular. Nissan began building the Frontier in 1997 as a replacement for the venerable Hard Body. The initial design lasted through 2003 with a mid-cycle refresh happening in 2001.

Power came by way of two engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.3-liter V-6. Neither option was overly powerful, though Nissan did offered a dealer-installed supercharger option on the V-6. Available with both engines were a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Of course, 4WD was an option as well.

Despite the media’s unloving reports about the truck when it was new, Nissan sold nearly half a million first-gen Frontiers, proving that folks loved its rugged looks, honest capability, and fair price. Perhaps the Frontier would have sold even more had Nissan equipped to truck to be gator proof. Then again, that’s sort of a niche quality.

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Video: Angry Customer Snaps and Drives his SUV into a Car Dealership

Video: Angry Customer Snaps and Drives his SUV into a Car Dealership

We have all had bad experiences at car dealerships and car repair shops. Heck, being a former service manager, I have had to attempt to repair these bad situations at times. Typically, when customer service turns sour, you simply express your anger, go home, call the corporate office, and eventually get a resolution. Well, apparently this is not the way the customer service flowchart goes in some countries.

In a Nissan and Suzuki dealership in what looks to be Russia, if I am seeing the sign correctly, a customer decides to take part in creating his own resolution for a customer service issue.

According to the story that we read, this customer took his Suzuki SUV, which he bought new, back to the dealership to have a faulty shock replaced. The dealership refused to replace the shock under warranty, which really isn’t that uncommon, and from there the customer bypassed calling customer service, and chose to take his frustrations out on the dealership, by way of ramming his Grand Vitara through the dealership’s window.

That’s not where it stops, this driver then smashes up a few brand new floor model vehicles, using his SUV as a battering ram, then eventually disappears from the screen – likely to do more damage on the other side of the dealership.

I used to have pretty nasty road rage, but mine mostly consisted of laying on my horn and flashing the occasional one-fingered salute. This guy really needs to get his anger issues under control. I hope his car insurance company is prepared to pay out to fix his now-smashed SUV, or their office may receive the same “redecorating.”

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face, sheesh. Check out the above video to see all of the craziness, pay close attention to the brave guy that goes knocking on this lunatic’s window at the 1:57 mark. What’s he gonna do, ask him for some Grey Poupon?

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