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You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#1668 of 2071 Re: Tire feathering [bowke28]
Sep 18, 2004 (2:34 pm)
Did you even read my previous response? Yes I admitted Nissan does not call the mid-year changes a 2004.5, and yes I admitted its a designation made by people on various Z forums.
As I said, I just use that designation to represent the mid-year changes, as some other people do. I did not invent it personally, just picked it up from another forum. I think it is easier/shorter to just say 2004.5 350Z than to say "mid-year changes made to 350Z starting at the 10/03 production date".
What else do you want from me? A written apology or something? Care to pick apart other parts of my message? Check my spelling perhaps too?
And where in my message did I mention about a different model? You are reading in too much from my simple post about tire feathering.
#1669 of 2071 Latest Price Info and Getting a Roadster or Not
Sep 27, 2004 (5:28 pm)
I also wrote this on other board, but thought I would try it hear to.
I'm interested in leasing a 2004 350Z Touring Roadster. 2 questions for this esteemed group:
1. With what I've read about some quality problems on this board and elsewhere, particularly the tire feathering problems, would you recommend this car? Are these major issues/problems or relatively minor nuisances that can be resolved?
2. What is some of the latest lease pricing you've experienced? Looking at a 36 or 48 month lease with 10k or 12k miles and as little cap reduction as possible.
Any input you have would be greatly appreciated as I will likely make my decision imminently.
#1670 of 2071 Re: Latest Price Info and Getting a Roadster or Not [gocard1]
Sep 28, 2004 (10:17 am)
the first thing i would recommend would be to not go over 36 or 39 months. NMAC also doesnt go less than 12k miles.
#1671 of 2071 Re: No suspension changes for '05 [ianc]
Sep 30, 2004 (7:01 pm)
Pinnacle Nissan, Scottsdale, AZ
#1672 of 2071 Navigator DVD
Oct 09, 2004 (11:42 am)
I have just purchsed a 2004 roadster with an onboard Navigator. The cost of a new DVD is $680.00 and the one I re'd is over 6 years old. The dealer is having problems getting someone's attention. Any suggestions?
Oct 11, 2004 (5:10 am)
Try Zenrin.com, they sell the dvds for about $185. Man has that dealer got some profit build in! Were DVD's even used in cars 6 years ago?
Oct 22, 2004 (2:39 pm)
2 Years ago I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Z roadster, I have wanted a Z since I was in 8th grade. I finally had the money to afford one and they were just about to start production when the divorce hit! So now two years of ugly battles later I am finally able to get one. The question I need answers to now is that this would be my only car, and although after driving "practical" cars for 19 years I am ready for some serious fun I do have some serious concerns about the nasty blind spots on the roadster. How much of an issue is it, escpecially living in Denver or any large city with jammed interstates running through town. It seems it would be impossible to change lanes or merge onto the busy freeways. I have also looked at the Subaru STI - tons of fun with the sub 5 sec 0 - 60, looks tough in my opinion but I have never had a true sports car and although it might be the practical but fun alternative the Z is just too hot, and now that I am back on the market that appeals to me, alot!
Oct 22, 2004 (7:19 pm)
the Z will have a 35th anniversary edition for 2005 as well. look for one of those.
#1676 of 2071 Re: Roadster Blind Spots [starchecker1]
Oct 23, 2004 (12:10 pm)
Keep in mind that there are truck drivers who can't see out the back at all. . .ever. They must use mirrors, plus a running tally of every vehicle in the lanes near them. It works.
Oh, you need to actually pay attention and treat driving as if it mattered, rather than whatever most people tend to be doing.
Buy the roadster. Pay attention. Have fun!
Oct 24, 2004 (4:17 pm)
If you learn to use the mirrors on the Z correctly, you won't find blind spots.
I don't mean to sound insulting, but most drivers use the side mirrors to look at the side of their own cars .... not very useful.
If you think of it this way, it will make sense. While you're turning your head to check off to the sides and behind you, you can't tell what is going on in front of you which is where most of the action is.
So try this: set the interior mirror so that it's centered on the lane behind you. Set the driver's side mirror so that, when you move your head to the left, then you can just barely see the side of your car. (When you're looking straight ahead, the mirror only shows off to the side of your car and behind.)
Set the passenger side mirror so that, when you move your head to the right, it just barely reflects the side of your car and, when your head is pointed straight ahead, you are seeing what is off to the side and behind you.
Test it: drive down the expressway at about 5-10 mph slower than the others. Watch a car as it comes up in your rear view mirror, then pulls out to pass. As it moves out of your rear view mirror it will be clearly visible in the side mirror, and when it moves out of the side mirror it will be visible in your own peripheral vision.
Anyway, no blind spots.
If I misuncerstood your question, apologies. But this information is repeated ont he boards at Edmond's quite often because so few people know about it. Hope it helps.
Enjoy your new Z. And, by the way, the best way to avoid blind spots is to put down the top!