Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

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Mister Breeze
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Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby Mister Breeze » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:50 pm

Hello all! I'm new to the group and just wanted to offer a quick intro.

My name is Jason, and I am currently driving my third Nissan. I just purchased it last Thursday, a 2013 Altima 3.5 S in Metallic Bronze. I love the 3.5 mated to the CVT. It's been a while since I had a car that would shove me back in the seat without much effort.

Previously, I had a 2006 Altima 3.5 SV -- conventional transmission, and a 2017 Sentra SR. Both were great cars for different reasons. I loved the features in the Sentra, but the Altima's performance is what brought me back to Nissan's best-selling sedan.

I've driven a lot of different vehicles over the years, from Mustangs to Wranglers and everything in between, but I always come back to my Nissans. Quality, performance, and reliability matter to me. (It helps that I sold them for 8 years too.)

Anyway, a hearty salut to those of you who also love clear interstate on ramps and letting 270+ horses run.
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PalmerWMD
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby PalmerWMD » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:40 pm

Welcome to Nico!! :yesnod
That is the absolute best color for the Maxima!
(Also I think your model year had 290 hp ;) )

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VStar650CL
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby VStar650CL » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:07 am

PalmerWMD wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:40 pm
That is the absolute best color for the Maxima!
Altima, but yah, great color! The black and cherry red both look great on the '13~'15's too, the wife loves our black one.

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PalmerWMD
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:04 pm

VStar650CL wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:07 am
PalmerWMD wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:40 pm
That is the absolute best color for the Maxima!
Altima, but yah, great color! The black and cherry red both look great on the '13~'15's too, the wife loves our black one.
yes, Altima of course :yesnod

Mister Breeze
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Car: 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 S Metallic Bronze
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2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV

Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby Mister Breeze » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:37 pm

I've always loved the Metallic Bronze. Fell in love with it when it first came out. Of course, I fell in love with the 3.5 back when I had my 06 Altima. It was the replacement for the 2005 Mustang I had that was a complete lemon. (It was my fourth Mustang and the only one I ever had trouble with.) That 06 Altima ran like a scalded dog compared to the v6 Mustang.

Thanks for the warm welcome, gents. I'm looking forward to getting to know both you and your cars!

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PalmerWMD
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby PalmerWMD » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:27 pm

Sorry I thought it was a Maxima at first. Hence the "290 hp" remark.
Either way I expect your car really scoots.

Its not so long ago that 270 hp in a Sedan was the purview of BMW M sedans only.

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VStar650CL
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby VStar650CL » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:35 pm

Mister Breeze wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:37 pm
I've always loved the Metallic Bronze. Fell in love with it when it first came out. Of course, I fell in love with the 3.5 back when I had my 06 Altima.
Have y'all seen the new "Scarlet Ember Tintcoat" on the '21's yet? I'm in love, this color does the coolest stuff in bright sun or street lights.

2021 Altima Scarlet.png

Dbarry
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Re: Finally sitting behind a VQ35 again!

Postby Dbarry » Sun May 09, 2021 5:18 pm

That's a beautiful ride! Nice


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