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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
Dec 02, 2004 (12:02 pm)
I left this message on several boards, thought I'd see what you guys could tell me. I bought a 2003 350z in B,ham AL. I have the tire troubles like everyone else(on my 2nd set of front tires). I tried to trade it in at a Mazda dealership where my uncle is the GM. He said that the value of the 350 is gone do to the tire troubles. I paid 32k for this car and it's now worth about 17k on trade in. He hired a guy from Nissan and was told they are buying some of them back at the same price the customer paid. Has anyone heard of this happening anywhere else? If so, what steps did you take to give it back to Nissan?
#1686 of 2071 Re: 350z buy back [bfleming]
Dec 08, 2004 (9:07 am)
buybacks over tires??? i somehow dont think so. tires on a sports car are designed not to go more than 20k miles, for the soft, road-holding rubber.
$17k? either your uncle is a thief, or you destroyed your car.
how many miles do you have on it?
#1687 of 2071 Re: 350z buy back [bowke28]
Dec 08, 2004 (10:36 am)
You obviously don't know the whole story, nor the seriousness, of the tire issues with the Z. As I stated in previous posts, Nissan bought my Fathers Z back because the tires were being replaced every 8K miles. The tire problems have ZERO to do with it being a sports car and has everything to do with the suspension set up of the 350. Nissan has admitted that they had/have issues with the suspension and can't seem to find a fix. If it wasn't a serious problem, you know Nissan would never have bought the car back!!!!
Buyback over excessive tire wear? Absolutely!!! Do you have any idea of how expensive it will be to replace these high performance tires every 10K miles. My Dad's biggest concern was resale value of a car that is known for serious tire issues. Nissa already bought 2 sets of tires for his car prior to the Lemon Law Buyback!!
#1688 of 2071 Re: 350z buy back [bowke28]
Dec 09, 2004 (8:22 am)
Thanks for the insults! Do you even have a 350z? If you do, you must have the only one with no tire troubles. These tire troubles are all over the internet and dealers are replacing tires for free at every dealership. My uncle is a very respectable car dealer, that's why he would not take my car on a trade in. He didn't want to stick it to me! Also, my Z is in excellent condition outside of the tires. Answering your question=I have 25k miles on the car.
#1689 of 2071 Re: 350z buy back [fish8]
Dec 09, 2004 (8:27 am)
Thank you fish8, for backing my play. Unfortunatley you are the only one that has responded to my message with a confirmed buyback. I'll wait a little longer as my second set of tires wear out to see if the buybacks start happening more often. I would bet money Nissan is going to loss big bucks for this little alignment problem, besides what they have already lost in replacing tires.
#1690 of 2071 Re: 350z buy back [bfleming]
Dec 09, 2004 (10:29 am)
I would strongly suggest finding a Lemon Law Lawyer. Their is a small up-front fee I believe(couple hundred $), but well worth the $$. Of course, Nissan will fight the buyback. But they have set a precedence. With 25K miles on your car I wouldn't waste anymore time.
#1692 of 2071 Re: paint issues rust?
Dec 16, 2004 (3:53 am)
I have a pearl white 2004 350Z Touring model. I have had since July. I am having a strange problem with the paint. If water stands on the car for any length of time small rust colored spots appear on the finish. They are very hard to wash off. I took it to the dealership the first time this happened and they said it was something stupid like "rail dust" left on the car from transport. I did not buy that explanation but now it is happening again. Has anyone had this problem and if so what did you find out? Thanks.
#1693 of 2071 Re: paint issues rust? [mlt]
Dec 16, 2004 (11:39 am)
I have a good solution that will work for sure. Pick up the clay made to clean a car's surface it will remove any surface contaminants safely. Use the lubricant provided, you will see all that junk picked up on the clay.