Yes, yes it does. How many airbags does it have, what about Catalytic convertors, Crumple zones? Will definitely have heavy duty door bars.Does that mean a Peugeot 406, Nissan Skyline R34, and BMW E39 considered modern?
I'm not saying my car is a great car. My car, at least in America, is considered a dinosaur by their standards. Same with the Zs. It's actually pretty light and small compared to today's standards. I think you're missing the point of what I am trying to say with this thread with different definitions. I'm saying newer cars are crap (ie. early 2010s and above) where they started adding too much garbage into them like touch screens, carplay, buttload of nannies, self closing trunks, etc. I even stated it in the first few pages of this thread when I said the last good car was the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni since it barely has any of the electronics or junk the new cars have. Think of it like this how I am comparing the old vs the new. The Porsche 997 was the last good generation of Porsche (2008 was the last good year). The 991 is awfully shaped, massive, with too much electronics. When did the 991 come out? Early 2010s. Or the Nissan Skyline V36 (Infiniti G35/G37) vs the Infiniti Q50. The Q50 has a ton of electronics and nannies compared to the older generation which started back in 2006. Now why has no one answered my question on why many car reviewers are disappearing? I guess I'll answer: Because the newer cars are not drivers cars.I've only just noticed your own car is 11 years old, by your argument your own car is to heavy and full of technology as a 2009 car !
You want something like my cosworth 1988 710 hp currently, 1205 kg car, lightweight, big power, rwd and no driver aids, your own car doesn't even fit your analogy of what your saying is a great car
My RS6 is only a 2014 car which is not much newer than yours, so your own car is a modern shitbox then is that what your saying ?
US never got them, huge following was created by fast and furious films, and it's normal global trade. A lot of Infiniti G's are being exported to Europe, Africa, and Japan as well mainly due to some never getting them or having limited Infiniti style badges (with leather, VQ37, convertibles, etc). Don't know what this has to do with anything, America is still a throw away society.Then why are r32s and r33 gtrs being exported to USA then ?
You're missing the point. I'm not talking about modern. I'm talking about new cars. I like a lot of modern cars (BMW E34/E38/E39/E46, Z34, Silvias, etc) and even posted on here how the newer BMWs are garbage compared to the golden era. I just don't like the newer cars, stuff that was made after 2010 with too much gadgets. Granted there might be some cars that were created after those years (Nissan Fugo, Patrol, etc.) but those are exceptions to the rule since they are considered dinosaurs with their technology by car "reviewers" and critics.Yes, yes it does. How many airbags does it have, what about Catalytic convertors, Crumple zones? Will definitely have heavy duty door bars.
Not only that but the E39 BMW ceased production in 2004 and your car wasn't made until 5 years later.
There is a very distinct divide between "modern" cars and old cars. 205GTi, Sierra Cosworth, Lancia Integrale, Golf GTi etc etc. If the argument is modern cars are "boring and soft" then this is the ERA to compare against and yes, I am sure they are great fun, but they also have a lot of rose tinted nostalgia.
Again, there's a large number of R35 GTR's on this forum, older than your own car. They are by very definition a "boring, souless modern car" but just look at the passion they inspire.
My Passat Estate, family car, a modern, boring, family car. Heavy, lots of protection, semi-auto box.... benefits from years of chassis refinement and modern motoring developments. I'm a decent driver and can have 80% as much fun in that as I used my Skyline because it's not WHAT you drive, it's how you drive.
Modern cars aren't for everyone, they clearly aren't for you, (bar your own one) but they ARE better. Saying otherwise doesn't make it true. Much like saying the Earth is flat and supporting it only with Facts that support the argument doesn't make it true either.
because print is dead and the rise of modern social means producing content costs next to nothing and audiences are spread much thinner. Quite simply there isn’t enough money in reviewing cars except for a few highly regarded roadtesters.Now why has no one answered my question on why many car reviewers are disappearing? I guess I'll answer: Because the newer cars are not drivers cars.
Is that why Jezza and his crew stopped reviewing cars? If I recall, season 3 was probably their best season mainly because the reviews on older cars were more interesting. New cars all the same nowadays, not like they were 10 years ago. I don’t go to annual auto shows mainly because the newer cars are nothing I’d want to own. Last good year at the auto show was 2013, after that it went downhill with too much junk and no manual models. Politics has to do with this and I believe the millennial generation as well.because print is dead and the rise of modern social means producing content costs next to nothing and audiences are spread much thinner. Quite simply there isn’t enough money in reviewing cars except for a few highly regarded roadtesters.