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      06-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #670
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Originally Posted by mlambert890 View Post
Regular marques that produce these weird quasi exotic outliers *always* fuck it up and mishandle the entire experience imo. And yes I am sure there are people who LOVE their Nissan and Chevy dealers and despise BMW dealers. Different strokes
Interestingly enough, I think at the time they brought the GTR to America, there was a strong sentiment to sell it as an Infiniti, but I think Carlos Ghosn insisted it be sold as a Nissan here, in an attempt to make it a halo for the brand. In the earlier days, the gap to the next Nissan wasn't quite as bad, but now that they've pushed up the starting price to ~$100k, it's pretty bad when the next most expensive Nissan starts at around ~$42k. I think part of the problem is the independent dealer network in the US, which gives the manufacturers much less quality control over the dealerships.
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