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JIRZLEE
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Good and the bad [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2017 13:40
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Good:
>Wheels have a clean handsome design - nice choice
>Dual circular exhaust tips. The standard rectangular ones are a bit 90s Pontiac.
>Blacked out trim and the tight little lip spoiler
>Complete bumper replacement instead of tacked on trim pieces.
>Seats appear to have very nice stitching and are well detailed. Red color looks good but will need to see in person.
>Factory installed is a major plus as it cuts out extra install cost, markup, and potential issues/delays. It somehow adds a bit more of an authentic feel to the overall package.

Bad:
>On the fence about the new front grill. I think it might look a little better if the center didn't stick out quite as sharply, like the bow of a boat.
>Transmission is a concern. Are these 9spd autos still problematic and entirely lacking in engine braking?
>Does not have RWD proportions.

technica
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Re: Good and the bad [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2017 19:10
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For me.

Good:
Love the blacked out headlights/tail lights
Love the LED fog lights, I would swap with JDM yellow of course
Love the flat black exterior window trim
Love the rear wing, rear bumper valance and exhaust tips
Love that the suspension has been tuned
Love the black/gunmetal wheels
Love the red interior and the extra side bolstering
Love the ambient lighting that was mentioned, although hard to see in the video
Love the cleaned up radio/display functionality

Bad, in order of importance (lowest being the biggest disappointment)
Underwhelming V6, needs at least 20-30 more HP
Auto only trans, no manual option. If it was DCT and reliable I would drop the no MT/No care mantra
Undersized brakes
Oversized grill

shingles
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Re: Good and the bad [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2017 08:03
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I am going to suggest you actually drive the car. While on paper the rated HP doesn't seem that great, this generation of V6 is really excellent. It sounds great and has great torque. While it won't be the fastest car on the lot, I have a feeling most people aren't going to say the car has no power.

 
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