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Edmunds Live: Nissan Rogue First Drive, SEMA, Tesla Buyers & Cannonball Record from NYC to LA Video

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edited September 2014 in Nissan

imageEdmunds Live: Nissan Rogue First Drive, SEMA, Tesla Buyers & Cannonball Record from NYC to LA Video

This week on Edmunds Live: Nissan Rogue First Drive, SEMA, Tesla Buyers & Cannonball Record from NYC to LA Video, the editors discuss what it's like to cover SEMA and what modifying your car does to its resale value. They also talk about their first drive of the 2015 Nissan Rogue crossover and the popularity of the Tesla Model S amongst the west coast wealthy.

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    themandarinthemandarin Member Posts: 436
    Office looks like an elementary school
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    robs249_robs249_ Member Posts: 42
    I live in NYC (Queens) and there are Jeep Grand Cherokee's everywhere (I own one also). I've probably only ever seen a handful of Tesla's actually on the road in NY. When I was in LA this past August, I think I saw about 20 Tesla's a day.
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    boff_boff_ Member Posts: 51
    I'm a Takahashi fan but what's he talking about saying he wouldn't do mods or buy a modded car because "OEM's know more about the cars than anyone". While this is true, they also have to build cars to a price point and also have to make compromises to maximize the appeal of the car. Not too many cars can't benefit from a set of Koni yellow shocks, Carbotech pads, or an Audison amp. If he means the rolling monstrosities that are most SEMA cars, sure, but it didn't seem like it...
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    mtakahashi_mtakahashi_ Member Posts: 12
    Boff, there are exceptions to every rule. On a personal level, I think most mods are completely unnecessary. I always advise drivers to work on their skills behind the wheel before making any changes to a car. Spend the money on a good racing school first, then find out where the weak links are in your ride. Odds are, it'll be tires and brakes. Armed with the kind of knowledge you get from Barber or Bondurant, you'll be passing modded cars with your stock vehicle with ease. It's really quite gratifying.
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