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New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby AZhitman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:18 pm



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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby PEZi » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:26 pm

not really sure what to say..... cool article tho!

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Despite being a big Cadillac guy, I've never really liked the Escalade much. My cousin had one for a while--the interior failed to impress, largely because it was just a Suburban with a little more leather. Up until the latest "We miss the 80s" revision of the Navigator, I always preferred it over the Buscalade because it felt more genuinely upscale inside and out.

The original QX, exterior-wise, is my favorite SUV ever. EVER. I love it. But the QX had the same problem as the Escalade until the mid-model redesign. After that, it became more worthy of its jacked-up pricetag.

The new QX is even nicer inside, but intolerably fugly outside.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby nissangirl74 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:04 pm

I'd like to drive the QX, just to see what it's like. I have no desire to drive the Escalade though. This was a great article. :bigthumb:

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby nissangirl74 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:07 pm

MinisterofDOOM wrote:The new QX is even nicer inside, but intolerably fugly outside.
I liked the older body style better as well. :couch

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Urabus GodofTraction » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:43 pm

I'll take the one that doesn't look like a dead, bloated catfish, thanks.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby asoomal » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:50 pm

I love the Infiniti's interior and it's power/drive train....but the exterior just doesn't do it for me...

I think I'm used to seeing all of the boxy SUV's now.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Jesda » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:04 pm

Old QX looked like a cool angry robot, like it was going to wake up at night, stomp around, and make a mess of the neighborhood. The interior was crap, but it was muscular and bold. Not sure what's up at Infiniti these days.

The 2007+ Escalade lost some character too. Its almost too refined. I had a 2006 short-wheelbase Escalade and had fun with it, though it wasn't as good in everyday driving as the Navigator. There was too much mush in the steering and the third row didn't fold flat into the floor, which was a pain for loading cargo (books).

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby AZ89two4Tsx » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:10 pm

I like the exterior of the Escalade MUCH better. The Inifiniti looks like a big M. The interior of the Infiniti however, looks nicer in my opinion.

Seems like the QX is better equipped tho.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby AZhitman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:19 pm

It's a weird design for sure. The Patrol really dictated the future of the QX, when Infiniti stopped re-badging NIssans for the US market... remember, the QX was a gussied-up Armada.

I think I'd prefer it from the inside as well. Waiting to see one dropped on some proper wheels, maybe I'll like it more then.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Jesda » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:51 pm

Its not just weird. Its as if they intentionally sought to make it look as unappealing to as many people as possible. Maybe they're going after Toyota customers, who seem to all suffer from glaucoma.

Its a good list of features wrapped in a blanket of visual diarrhea.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Jookmasta » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:58 am

i like the interior of the infiniti but geez there are so many things that should be changed with the exterior. the vents on the front fenders and the grill being larger than the headlights would be among the first things to fix. at the end of the day, more people will buy the caddy over the infiniti due to its name and vehicle recognition even if the infiniti is cheaper

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:07 am

Jesda wrote:Maybe they're going after Toyota customers, who seem to all suffer from glaucoma.
It really does look like something Toyota might build. Especially from the back, it could EASILY be a Lexus.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Kompresshun » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 am

I'll take the Escalade, I like the exterior and interior WAY better. I love Infiniti products, but since the 1st gen QX4, I haven't been interested in the QX line. The new QX looks like too much like a tall car and not enough like a large SUV, I could get similar looks if it were a crossover but it's a large SUV, I want it to resemble a truck but with more elegant features.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby AZhitman » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:29 am

MinisterofDOOM wrote:
Jesda wrote:Maybe they're going after Toyota customers, who seem to all suffer from glaucoma.
It really does look like something Toyota might build. Especially from the back, it could EASILY be a Lexus.
Agreed on all three counts. Perhaps they're banking on that... The new Toyotas are just awful.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby JSDEVILDOG29 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:26 am

I like the features available on the QX but I'd rather be seen driving the Caddy. Like has been said before the QX is too ugly. Seems as if designers these days really want to put their stamp on a new look. Too bad that look sucks most of the time.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby darens13 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:53 pm

i dont like either of them.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby lovemypathy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Wow, can't believe you guys think it's ugly. I freaking love the look. Its bold and viscous, has character and isn't bland like the lil wayne mobile. That thing definitely has presence imo.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby AZhitman » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:37 pm

Just like every Nissan since the 370Z, it looks way better in person.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby Jesda » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:52 pm

lovemypathy wrote:Wow, can't believe you guys think it's ugly. I freaking love the look. Its bold and viscous
Like a mass murderer...

Like the Quest, I'm sure they'll fix it for the next generation and make it really nice. At least the guts are all correct.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:16 am

Jesda wrote:
lovemypathy wrote:Wow, can't believe you guys think it's ugly. I freaking love the look. Its bold and viscous
Like a mass murderer....
No, no, that's "vicious."

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby numbnuts240 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:19 am

i think he was talking about the oil that he got from pezi. or he might be using a1 sauce for lubricating things i don't even want to know about.

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Re: New article: Battle of the Ballers

Postby lovemypathy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:44 pm

I meant vicious. When i went to right click to correct, i accidentally click viscous instead of vicious.


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