Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013

Nissan Altima Coupe

Let’s face it; coupes just aren’t as practical as their sedan counterparts. From an engineering standpoint the two different models can share a ton of parts and corporate know-how, making them relatively easy to engineer and build. But the market has spoken: people prefer four doors. Heeding the call, Nissan dropped its Altima Coupe in 2013. When this car was introduced in mid-2007 as a 2008, model the car was offered with a base four-cylinder engine and an optional V6. But by the time it was discontinued only the four-banger was offered. An Altima coupe? Nobody cares.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!