i think that is a great idea, but it may not make much money. there is a reason that most people modify hondas. there are a bizillion different manufacturers with a bizillion different parts. i think if more parts were widely availiable, then more nissans would be modded. or is it if more nissans were modded then manufacturers would make more parts because of the larger market....it is the endless circle of supply vs. demand. there will be no supply if there is no demand, and no demand if there is no supply. most of these manufacturers are happy just catering to honda and maybe mitsubishi or mazda. they are making gobs of money, and don't really see the need to risk this money so that they can cater to the nissan market. in the end, we will always (in america at least) be the last ones to get accepted in this area. (i hear nissan tuning is big in japan). if you look in any copy of sport compact car, you will see countless tuner honduhs. they are all the same basic thing. boring. one out of maybe thirty are away from the normal **** that everyone does...(wow 17"s...wow altezza lights...bigass wing...blah) scc loves the **** out of having articles and pictures of honduhs in thier mag, although their project cars don't show this imbalance. it is swayed towards nissan. 4 nissan projects to one honda project.
don't get me wrong. hondas are VERY well designed vehicles. i have the utmost respect for them. i almost got a honda, but i wanted something different, so in 1998 purchased a mint 93 nx2000, with only 30k on it. (it ain't mint no more)
i, as probably the rest of you have done, soon realized that the quality and overall product satisfaction that a nissan vehicle gives to the owner cannot be matched. by anything. ANYTHING.
i know i'm ranting here, but here is my point: i'm new to this. i am the only person in this town (that i know of) who has a tuner nissan (300zs not included). my first tuner car show was the 2000 nopi nationals in atlanta. i spent the entire time looking for sr20 nissans. i think i found four. four ****ing cars among a gazzilion hondas. there were even tricked out geos there. GEOS?!?! this has given me the motivation to trick out my nx to the limits of my finances, race it. win. buy more sr20s. mod them. etc....
-pissed off nissan owner.
[This message has been edited by forget (edited 12-11-2000).]