Date registered: Oct 2002
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Is there any truth to the steel grade they use on cars?
So it is reaching 72 degrees here today and I decided to wash the salt off my Infiniti G35. Lo and behold after the dirt was gone, I noticed a dent on the foremost end of my passenger side quarter panel, just a little next to the head lamp!!!!
So I was standing there thinking the dent being at the very edge of the panel where it should be the strongest, yet a pretty good size dent caused by rock or whatever. I was wondering if the Japanese cars are still basically a "tin can" like we used to label them?
So, do they use lower grade steel for their cars? All the MB I own when hit by a rock, usually chip the paint and very seldom have dent like the one on my Infiniti. No doubt the Japanese cars give you most bang for your bucks. If I have all the same bells and whistles on a E-Class (or even a lowly C-Class), I can imagine the sticker will be at least $25K more than my G35. I guess the Japanese has to cut corners somewhere just like everybody else.
'04 G35.5 BS