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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#1526 of 2071 Nissan 350Z Exterior Paint
Jan 10, 2004 (7:33 am)
I bought a red Touring Model 350Z in July 2003. On the first road trip that first week I ended up with more than a half dozen paint chips on the front and side of my car. I never went over the speed limit and never drove in anything other than normal road conditions. I immediately contacted my Nissan dealership and was repeatedly assured the problem would be handled. (I had read unflattering reports about the exterior paint on the 350Z prior to buying the car but was assured by the sales manager that such problems didn't exist.) More than seven months later, and dozens of paint chips, I have never received the least amount of satisfaction from the Nissan dealership (Crown of St. Pete, FL). My attorney is advising I proceed under the terms of the LEMON LAW. Please comment if you've had similar problems and how you got Nissan's attention. I will never buy another Nissan.
Jan 10, 2004 (9:05 am)
on getting a new car for "paint chips"!
Have you tried any type of paint protection (like wax, maybe)?
What exactly did you expect your dealership to do for you? Re-paint the car?
Sounds like a serious case of "buyer's remorse" to me!
Jan 10, 2004 (9:57 am)
Strange story. The only possible explanation I can come up with, and this is entirely speculative, is that the front of the car was damaged in shipping prior to sale and was repainted in a local body shop---thereby explaining the fragility of the paint.
Other than that, it's just the luck of the draw what happens to your car on the road. There are some rare times in Colorado, for instance, during high winds, when your windshield can be sand-blastd in 30 seconds and your entire car, in the space of a few hours, takes on a dull finish.
A few miles behind a dump truck with defective mud guards can easily rat-tat-tat your paint as well.
I'd say that a Lemon Law case is a Longggg stretch for you unless your attorney knows something we don't.
#1529 of 2071 Vortech Supercharger vs. Stillen
Jan 11, 2004 (10:16 am)
I'm looking into getting a touring model this august and the dealer said he could slap on a Stillen supercharger w/ computer for only 5 grand. That's a pretty awesome deal, pushing out 355 hp, but I think the stock front upper tie bar and hood have to go. After researching superchargers for the Z online I found that vortech makes one that sits in the front of the engine compartment and pushes 412 hp. I love the styling of the Z and don't really want to change the hood so much. Does anyone know anything about vortech superchargers? Good or Bad?
#1530 of 2071 Pricing for '04 350Z Performance
Jan 12, 2004 (11:03 am)
can anyone give me feedback on what would be the best price to pay for a '04 350Z Performance model. I am looking for one but don't know what price I should negotiate the dealer with. I am in the Bay Area. Thanks
Jan 13, 2004 (6:54 am)
How interested are you in durability and resale, zwannab? Forced induction gives much more power but requires frequent skilled maintenance to keep the car running, it decreases the durability of an engine that wasn't designed for it, and it lowers the resale of the car since few people are interested in modifications for the reasons listed.
That said, it's your car. Actually the Pro-Charger seems to be the F/I package of choice right now, about $9000 installed. Yes, Vortech has a good reputation. A successful F/I install implies that you are a good mechanic and can do a lot of the maintenance on your own that doesn't require fancy diagnostic electronics, as well as being knowledgeable enough to cut out a lot of the time your uber mechanic will need for diagnostics; it also implies that you strengthen the engine internals so the engine won't have the hop-up tendency to blow up; and it also implies you plan to drive it until it fits in buckets or you simply don't care about resale. JW
Jan 13, 2004 (3:44 pm)
If you are expecting the Vortech to improve your 0-60 times, however, you will be sorely disappointed. That's not what this particular type of SC will do for you. It gives you HP at the shifting rpms, certainly nothing much down on the low end. You would need a "Rootes type" blower if you want better 0-60 times.
#1533 of 2071 Nissan Skyline 350GT coupe and sedan in US?
Jan 24, 2004 (6:39 pm)
The other day I saw a car in a parking lot that was labled as a "Nissal Skyline 350GT". It was a coupe. It looked just like the Infiniti G35 coupe in that it had a back seat. It also had the steering wheel on the "correct" side of the car to be in the US.
I have searched the web, and the only reference I can find is this:
This makes it sound like the Skyline 350GT coupe and sedan will be available soon. Since the price is listed in Yen, I am not sure about the location (ie, in the US or not>). I have searched the web, and I cannot find any additional information about this.
Does anyone else know anything?
The press release makes it sound like the sedan will have the 280hp version of the engine, which is what intersts me.
#1534 of 2071 Skyline badges
Jan 24, 2004 (6:57 pm)
Several companies (try japanparts.com maybe) have been importing Skyline badges and some people are replacing their Nissan/Infiniti logos with the JDM badging. There supposedly were also a couple of Skylines brought in (gray market) or so I hear. Lots of discussion on the Skyline on some of the G35-specific boards on the web. JW
#1535 of 2071 Trunk - How Much Space?
Jan 25, 2004 (10:08 pm)
Can the 350Z coupe's trunk accomodate a full size suitcase, and if so, is there room for anything else, like a duffle bag?