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  1. I like the styling, clearly BMW but very modern. Got to drive it around in Gran Turismo 6, it's a fun car.
  2. Make excuses and miss out then, but until you've played the game I won't give your opinion much merit as all you've done in your post is make the focal point the flaws, you have to look at both sides of the coin. As someone who has actually played it, I can say the pros in this game greatly outweigh the cons. This is the best Gran Turismo yet. * Those 800 cars have been upscaled and have more polygons than the PS2 versions. They have as many polygons as a car in Forza 3 or NFS Shift. Some of them do look bad up close because of pixelation in some areas, but a lot of them(like my '70 Charger) look just as good as any other game out there on PS3/360. It's just because the Premiums are so far ahead of any game out there that it makes everything else look bad in comparison. * The damage model is fine, you just have to get to higher ranks before it actually effects you. I'm at level 15 and the damage is more severe than at earlier levels where it was just minor scratches at best and it will get even more severe by the time I get to level 40. Although I actually know how to drive well so damage from crashing rarely happens to me.
  3. What the heck are you all talking about? Most websites gave this great reviews in the 9's and 8's. IGN even said it was the best driving sim on consoles. The game is great and I've been playing it a ton since it came out. Not only is this the best driving game this year, it has also relit my passion for cars. I feel sorry for people who let reviews deter them from getting such a wonderful game. You do realize the only reason they are nitpicking this game to death is because of the massive hype? If it went by any OTHER name it would have been praised to high heaven because it has more content, features, and better physics/graphics than any other racing game out there. If the small gripes with this game bother you then what driving games do you play? Plus after getting the Driving Force GT(too cheap to spend $300 on a G27) I will never go back to using a dualshock.
  4. Or 1969, or 1985, or 2020... I don't get how someone could say something so small could be out of date, it's like saying blue is so 2005...:¡
  5. He's just trying his best to not give away that he's having sex with his new Volt.
  6. Damn, I was hoping it would be a little better than this... :\ Still not bad by any means... From Leftlane News: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro laps Nürburgring in 8:20 July22 General Motors has officially taken the wraps of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Although images and specs leaked on the modern day muscle car last week, we now have the official figures straight from the horse’s mouth. As expected, the Camaro will be available in LS, LT and SS guises. The LS and LT models will do with a 3.6L V6 – mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission – and will produce 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Despite having more power than the V6 versions of the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, the V6-powered cars will return 26 mpg on the highway. Both the LS and LT models will ride on GM’s FE2 suspension. The top-level SS will be motivated by a 6.2L V8. When coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission, the SS will be good for 400 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, while opting for the manual gearbox will net an additional 22 horsepower, for a grand total of 422 horsepower and 408 lb-ft of torque. The V8 powered car will return about 23 mpg on the highway. Other SS goodies will include four-piston Brembo brakes, a sportier FE3 suspension and Competitive/Sport modes for the car’s StabiliTrak stability control system, including launch control for manual SS models. Of note, Edmunds reports that the Camaro SS lapped Germany’s Nürburgring in 8 minutes 20 seconds. While not as blistering as the Corvette ZR1’s 7:26.4 second lap, it still puts the Camaro in some pretty decent company, such as the E46 BMW M3. However, the Camaro SS’ little brother — the 2008 Cobalt SS — made its way around the Nürburgring in just 8:22. An RS appearance package will be available on LT and SS models, and will include HID headlamps with with integrated halo ring feature, spoiler, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels. With four-wheel independent and StabiliTrak stability control standard, the Camaro will tip the scales at about 3,700 pounds, but is said to have a near ideal 52/48 weight distribution. Although the V6 models will do battle with low-end Mustangs and Challengers, a turbocharged four-cylinder is still not out of the question. The automaker hopes to sell as many as 100,000 units annually. Overall, the body shape looks very similar to the Camaro Concept. GM has added a B-pillar to the Camaro’s body structure for added strength. Otherwise, the car is virtually unchanged from the concept, as GM has promised. Availability Circle Monday, February 16, 2009 on your calendar as the date the new 2010 Camaros will start heading down the production line at the Oshawa plant in Ontario. In actuality, this means it will more than likely be mid-March before you’ll be able to put your hands on one at a dealership. That puts Camaro availability about a year behind that of its nearest rival, the Dodge Challenger. A few GM higher ups have stated that the General will start making Camaros in late 2008. That’s true, but, a little misleading. Salable, pilot build, Camaros will be the cars rolling down the line in late 2008. This run of cars will be given to engineers, execs and managers. For those seeking a convertible Camaro, you’ll have to wait until Monday, December 7, 2009 — a little bit late for the 2009 convertible season in northern climates. Look for them to start showing up at dealers in late December or early January depending on where you are in the United States. GM executives have publicly said Chevy expects to sell over 100,000 Camaros per year with pricing for the V6 model starting in the $20,000 range.
  7. Didn't they say they needed to sell 160,000 a year to make a business case for it? Well I can see the Camaro selling well at first, but with gas at $4.30+ I don't exactly seeing it achieving those numbers. Maybe if gas was still at the $3.15 range... What do you guys think? Will gas prices make it go the way of the Gen 4? If Gen 5 fails, then I don't see it ever coming back.
  8. I never said it didn't look good, it's just a tired design, imo. I want to see something that looks different not a C6.5. This does not mean it has to radically change the shape to look like an S7. And I definitely think retro would be a bad mistake for the 'Vette.
  9. Too bad it can't beat the Gt-R. Or can it? I dunno... The Gt-R already went around the ring in 7 minutes, 29 seconds.
  10. That sounds like a personal problem but considering the strike cost them 100,000 sales(as stated in their press release) and cost them money, I wouldn't be laughing. Well not if I were GM anyway.
  11. Whatever, they're only so far ahead, because of the strike.
  12. The problem is that the C6 is already boring. The C4 was a lot different from the C3 and it had a nice freshness to it. Then we had the C5. It looked good, but was only a nice version of a bland wedge design in which a same year Firebird looked better(referring to the C4). The C6 was a C5 with exposed headlights and C3 design cues. It's stale already. If the C7 is just a C6 with minor details changed(like on the C5 from the C4) it'll just be even more stale.
  13. The difference between the 911 and Corvette is Porsche has many models so they can have on model that looks the same till the end of time. The Corvette is a different story. It's a single model with trim levels. You can keep the RWD, V8-powered, front-engined, 2-seater, long-hood, and hatchback rear deck and STILL make a revolutionary design. It doesn't have to change shape to do that.
  14. I don't see what's so bad about the design. It looks pretty much JUST like it always has. I agree that the Vent is "meh", but that's all. Still is sexy.
  15. The mentioning of whether or not it has a manual or not is irrelevant. It is strictly talking about fuel mileage. I guess Honda can't advertise, "Most fuel efficient maker in America". Now lets have Chevy advertise some of that, huh?
  16. Too bland? Have you seen the LaCrosse it's replacing? It's WAAAYYYY more bland than this. I wouldn't consider this bland at all though. If it didn't have the sweep line, then yes.
  17. Sheesh... What's with this "lets stay the same" attitude... I was talking about design, not underpinnings, btw, and I hope it is different. Oh and btw the 911 isn't fresh.. There's only so much you can keep doing the same design and I'm not talking about the shape, you can have the same shape and a different design. I just think the Corvette's shape and design can improve and saying it just needs updates to keep it fresh is the statement of someone with no vision and is too afraid to take risks(ala how GM operated in the 90s). Staying the same only deprives the Corvette of a much better looking design, rather than the same thing with just some fender flares and different headlights. It would be sad to think that in 30 years the Corvette could be almost the same as it is today, design wise.
  18. We haven't had a major change since the C4. The C5 was basically a much nicer C4 and the C6 is a bulgier C5. Do you think the C7 will be a C6 evolution or will it be likely to have a radical change like the C2 to C3?
  19. Too bad he doesn't have any proof. Nothing will ever materialize out of this.
  20. All they have to do is improve their operations. Selling more would be nice, but you don't need to sell a lot to become profitable. There are many companies that sell in low volume and make a profit.
  21. Yikes, GM would be stupid to power most SUVs and pickups with diesels. I don't care if they get a little better efficiency, the cost of diesel is 35-50 cents more than premium in some places. That's the reason my dad got rid of his pick up.
  22. Just make a damn V8 that gets 40 mpg and 400hp. Wtf? Worried about costs? You'd be the only one with that engine and they'd sell like hot cakes, you'd make it all back. *shakes head* Seems like GMs only solution for better efficiency is less cylindars. Can't someone in the industry actually build something revolutionary? Oh, I forgot, they can't because they have been bought out by the oil companies. Not only that... You can't put a V4 on this heavy car. I'm fairly sure this will be 3400+ lbs and will just be too sluggish with a V4.
  23. As far as we know... With all the talk about Volt, it gets a lot of hype, but competitors could copy or get a similar product out earlier. Keeping quiet almost assures no one will try to beat you.

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