Altima 3.5 Se Vs Lumina SS

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Post by Gtr-35 » 15 Dec 2005, 5:49 pm

I want to knw among this cars which car is gonna win ..Both are Auto Tranny. Altima wid few mods nearly like 280hp and 350nm of torque and Lumina wid 320hp and 470Nm of torque...But Lumina weighs
Curb Weight:3300-3635 lbs and altima Curb Weight:3062-3269 lbs
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Post by Alpha » 15 Dec 2005, 6:43 pm

I vote for the Lumina..

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Post by mikeh » 15 Dec 2005, 7:30 pm

The lumina, big time. It has more power, it's rwd.

The auto nissan does 6.9 sec. over 0-100km, so let's even say with some mods it's 6.5.. the lumina is does it in, let's say with a guy who can't drive mid to high 5 seconds..

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Post by Gtr-35 » 16 Dec 2005, 1:36 pm

Thankz bro ! btw the car does 0-100 in 6.1 secs..and lumina well dont knw..u sure is it mid 5 secs? coz i did drag wid my friends ss till 120 i were ahead then he came ahead..i do knw it got power and amazing torque but the car is Heavy bro..

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Post by Accord98 » 16 Dec 2005, 8:12 pm

i vote for Altima,
Americans dont know how to make cars !!! (my opinion - no one get offended) - but seriously - all they do is make HUGGGGGEEEE engines and still the power isnt that great !
i mean the Lumina SS is 5.7 - FIVE POINT SEVEN LITRES!!! thats Huge !!! and the car isnt steady on the road at all ....

ALTIMA ALL THE WAY! as GT-35 said...... his 3.5 (almost half the engine size) could still keep up with a Lumina!

Japanese cars are the best!

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Post by mikeh » 18 Dec 2005, 5:38 pm

Big engines have a massive amount of torque, and don't forget..

"Horsepower sells products, torque win races" :D

Your car has a 6.1 0-100kmh time? That's not bad, what modifications you have? The problem with the 0-100km time, you need to know how to launch.. This is the case with all cars, i know..

"Americans don't know how to make cars" is a bald statement, in some context it's true.. Comparing a 2 liter S2000 making 240hp (new version), and a Lumina S (3.5L) has around the same power.. though the lumina has a good low end torque, while the S2000 will have to rev all the way up to.. 9000 (?) rpm..

But trust me, i prefer japanese cars and girls above americans as well.. :) Unless we're talking about corvettes :D

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Post by Alpha » 18 Dec 2005, 8:18 pm

mikeh wrote:But trust me, i prefer japanese cars and girls above americans as well.. :) Unless we're talking about corvettes :D
...that sounds naughty!! ... :D:D

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Post by Private Eye » 18 Dec 2005, 10:15 pm

LUMINA SS... it can screw altima easily i guess...

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Post by Accord98 » 18 Dec 2005, 10:46 pm

dont get me wrong guys......
Americans do know how to make cars..... but in my opinion - if you are looking for reliability, if your tight on cash and you need to save on gas (places other than UAE) and you want to have fun ...... americans cars dont really give you much options!

Jap cars offer all of the above and do it in half the engine sizes!

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Post by Aamir » 18 Dec 2005, 11:55 pm

no way altima can beat the SS..
remember guys.. how irfan's SS raced with the Toyota Soarer 1 JZ ( grey soarer when it was modified fully) and won comprehensively..
and then he raced with the Skyline GTS 33 and smoked it too


my votes for SS !!!!

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Post by Private Eye » 19 Dec 2005, 12:15 am

well good topic atlast sumthin came up well as people here say tht japenese cars are good i do agree but if u talk abt the turbo ones well let me give one example if a skyline gtr crank gets busted wht u gonna do repair the crank or put a new engine it mean those cars are to mess around for once well many people will agree with me abd talkin abt lumina ss vs altima its seems a joke dude lumina is a beast and talkin abt altima well its best for the people who dream of buyin a corolla so its an option buy a crolla or an altima and if u talk abt the race well i guess 200 bugs mountain bike can beat altima.. well guys lumina is 5.7 360 hp and u can change its hp to minimum upto 460 hp with an turbonetics and if u talk abt the race between bmw m5 and lumina tht makes bit sence so if lumina and altima i guess u guys might be talkin abt lumina ls or ltz but ss dont even think abt it ...

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Post by mikeh » 19 Dec 2005, 1:05 am

Private eye, do you ever use punctuation? :)

I'm afraid that the SS will win, actually, if it doesn't win.. the driver shouldn't drive an SS.. simple as that.

I once test-drove a lumina SS in Qatar, and the car is pretty quick.. it has in the end a big engine, and an rwd drivetrain. For example, if my car would be rwd, it's be a full second faster in the 0-100kmh acceleration with the same engine power. A guy in the US had his hyundai "converted" to rwd.. (anyone an old bmw drivetrain for sale?)
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Furthermore, no car is reliable if you put big boost numbers on the engine.. Sure, a NA toyota/honda can go on for a long time.. But hey, i have a friend who has 40 year old mustangs who still drive on a daily basis.. I'd like to see a corolla in 40 years still smoking golf GTI's :D

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Post by dr.drift » 19 Dec 2005, 4:39 am

If altima is manual then it does have the chance due to advantgaeo f a light body .. and about a lumina that aint bad too coz the hp is way ahead more and it lacks on its way coz of the body , but in my opnion i would go for a lumina coz after like 80-100 it booms..

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Post by Gtr-35 » 19 Dec 2005, 4:10 pm

yooo private eye...wassup bro...i can c tat ur a die hard fan of SS..which car do u drive???I think u didnt knw lumina SS is cheaper then altima 3.5 in second hand ie coz ur saying tat its best for the people who dream of buyin a corolla...and lumina ss comes with a Corvette engine which has 340 hp and another one with 328 hp but has locked so it is 310hp,NOT 360 ..Dude my friend has an SS too.. And u said u guess 200 bugs mountain bike can beat altima..keep guessing !!all i have 2 say..how bout u race wid like 200 BUGS bike (lol) not bucks wid ma altima or how bout ur car !! i mean wid ur own car ,not ur friends coz i can get ma friends gtr-34 and smoke ur %#%$!! I am waiting!! :wink:

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Post by Alpha » 19 Dec 2005, 4:50 pm

Gtr-35 wrote:... coz i can get ma friends gtr-34 and smoke ur %#%$!! I am waiting!! :wink:
..why does it always has to be the ultimate one? ...



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