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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#1798 of 2071 Will there be a 2006 350Z?
Jun 03, 2005 (11:31 pm)
I was at a Nissan dealership May 29th and May 30th and was told by two different salesmen that Nissan will not be building a 2006 350Z in order to increase the interest in the car. I've looked online all week trying to find news about this and have not seen any. I originally thought it was a tactic to move this one Z-car they've had on the lot for over a month but it was odd for it to be said by two different people. Is this true? I'll gladly provide the dealership and sales persons names if its allowed on this forum.
#1799 of 2071 Re: Will there be a 2006 350Z? [farscape]
Jun 04, 2005 (7:49 am)
If it is true what may be the real reason they are holding off on the 06 is to give them time to redesign the suspension. They don't want to put out another 36,000 cars that could give them problems down the road. If it really is just to renew interest in the car, that would be cool too, there are already too many of them on the road where I live now.
For the reason they stated I don't know if any other manufacturer has done such a thing. Usually they just pull the car and that's the end of it. I hope they aren't planning on retiring the design for good.
Jun 04, 2005 (12:28 pm)
Even if Nissan does cancel the 350Z after this model I am sure the G35 will continue to live on.
#1801 of 2071 Re: Will there be a 2006 350Z? [farscape]
Jun 04, 2005 (3:55 pm)
That's the silliest thing I've heard. It's their "halo car" and always sells well. There's no reason I can think of for them to cancel it. I'd consider this a poor rumor.
#1802 of 2071 Re: Will there be a 2006 350Z? [graphicguy]
Jun 04, 2005 (6:31 pm)
I agree. But the two different sales persons were pitching it to me.
#1803 of 2071 350Z tires problem specific to model
Jun 05, 2005 (3:05 am)
I am thinking of buying a used 350Z. Have sadly heard about the tire feathering problem. My question is it specific to certain models of the Z or does it affect all types...track, touring, enthusiast etc...?
#1804 of 2071 Re: Will there be a 2006 350Z? [farscape]
Jun 05, 2005 (6:59 am)
Sounds like salesperson BS to me. If I were you, I'd ask them their source for making such statements. If that's true, Nissan would have at least sent some sort of memo to the dealers stating that they don't plan on offering '06s "to generate more demand for '05s". I'd ask both of them to let you see the memo or some sort of proof of their claim.
More likely, they are trying to get you to buy something off their lot as an '05 instead of waiting for an '06. The old ploy of "get one now, becasue tomorrow it'll be gone never to return" is something that is used all the time. Only this time they "tweaked" it a little.
Although, I wouldn't do business with these types of folks, I'd hold thier feet to the fire to prove their claim just to see how they "wiggle" out of it.
Jun 06, 2005 (5:17 am)
It has already been reported (most notably in Autoweek), that the '06 Z will have interior updates. So I will take that to mean that there WILL be an '06 for sale.
Definitely sounds like salesman BS.
#1806 of 2071 Re: 350Z tires problem specific to model [ajs1969]
Jun 06, 2005 (5:23 am)
Nope. No specific reasons via model, wheel size, region, whatever.
Big questions you need to ask yourself are what model year you want to buy and will this be your only car? There seem to be a greater number of '03s affected than '04s and even fewer '05s. Of course, there are theories that this is due to a greater number of '03 owners who have high enough miles to discover the problem. But, YMMV.
This is probably a poor choice as a person's only mode of transportation. Poor poor weather traction and, if you develop the tire feathering problem, frequent replacement of front tires would become troublesome.
#1807 of 2071 Re: 350Z tires problem specific to model [ajs1969]
Jun 06, 2005 (5:41 am)
From what I know not all 03-05 have tire problems. Mine is a 2004 that I got new and don't any tire problem yet. If Nissan sells close to 30k Zs a year not all of them have feathering. There are many that don't have tire problems. So you just have to take your chance.