Re: Nissan Juke-R going into production
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WongKN, you are right on the money, and there was a time not so long ago when it seems Honda Fans were still on the radar.
The 2006 Si was developed for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts.
I remember, the challenge was to bring the 8G Si to market with all of its features like "K" series 2.0, super 6 speed, mechanical LSD, great handling and braking, great seats, even a sunroof, and to keep the base price in the U.S. under $20,000, which they did! ($19,990 to be exact).
The 9G Si pretty much duplicates the 8G, performance wise, but there is nothing about it that advances the cause or puts it on the enthusiast's radar, especially in 2012!
When the Focus ST comparo's come along in a few month's, the Mazdaspeed of course will be there, the GTI will be on deck too, but I have a funny feeling the current Si may not get invited to the pocket-rocket party this time around!