As they so often do, the US makers all but abandoned that market when it
started declining in volume. Ford is said to be about to do the same
with minivans and GM might just as well have left the minivan market
considering how uncompetitive it's vans are.
Sporty two door V-6 coupes? The Honda Accord EX V6 coupe is kind of a
sleeper and you can get them at a good price, but still a little bland.
The Camry/Solara is even more boring IMO. The G35 is indeed a nice
vehicle in that niche. Nothing with a US nameplate is close to being
real competition for the G35.
The only US model worth consideration is the Mustang, which is a vehicle
you either love or hate. Rather too retro for my taste. I guess the
Pontiac G6 is in the mix, but it already screams Rental Car from the
mountaintops. The Monte Carlo is a joke. The Impala is a better
vehicle but still nothing special and of course is the four door
version. Where is the modern day equivalent to a 2 door Nova, Dart,
Tempest, etc. ???? The US makers have abandoned the mid-sized sporty 2
door coupe business all together.
If I absolutely had to have a US nameplate 2 door sporty coupe I would
find the cleanest used final generation Cadillac Eldorado I could put my
hands on. This is another vehicle with a once proud heritage which GM
allowed to simply wither and die.
The G35Coupe is a great car. What has stopped me from getting one
is the requirement of super gas and because it only gets 19 mpg.
Check the parts prices as well. New rotors for those Brembo brakes
are not cheap.
As a rule of thumb, the small but H/O engines require super gas
and get terrible mileage. You would be better off with
a Mustang or Vette.
Something to top your g35 coupe...Mustang GT, plenty of power and
styling. How about a Cadillac CTS. Power styling available manual or
automatic, and probally cheaper than the G35. If you really want to
step it up to styling performance and American my favorite the pontiac
GTO. For about 33 grand you can take this home. 6.0 V8 400HP! leather
and blaupunkt stereo. Here is my opinion go american and stay american
and my question is why cant those japs make something with a V8 like
1st Lt. Hanley wrote:
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