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You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
What is this discussion about?
Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#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.
#1808 of 2071 Re: 350Z tires problem specific to model [qbrozen]
Jun 10, 2005 (4:04 am)
I thought the Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamic Control options would be helpful in poor weather. They sound like great ideas i see in alot more cars now.
Does anyone know if an automatic transmission and vehicle dynamic control can be ordered as an option on 350zs other than the anniversary trim level?
#1809 of 2071 Re: 350Z tires problem specific to model [farscape]
Jun 10, 2005 (5:25 am)
Unfortunately, they really do nothing in this case. Basically, the car has to have SOME traction for those things to work, and, at least with the stock tires, there is zero traction to be had.
VDC is standard on the Performance, Touring, Track, and Anniversary models. Out of those, however, an automatic can only be had in the Touring and Anniversary models.
#1810 of 2071 Re: 350Z tires problem specific to model [qbrozen]
Jun 10, 2005 (6:45 pm)
Unfortunately the touring model drops the vdc option if you choose an automatic meaning in order to get both you must get the anniversary model. I was hoping it wasn't a written in stone policy.
I noticed too how much better my '90 300ZX grips when i put z rated tires on it. I totaled another 300ZX on a slick road just tapping the pedal one night.
Jun 11, 2005 (5:31 pm)
I visited 2 Nissan showrooms and basically were told the same story that Nissan is receiving so many complaints from customers about the life of the tires that the rumor about Nissan dropping the 350Z is true. Nissan is not alone Chrysler is having the same problem with the Crossfire premature tire ware rash of customer complaints. I know the Crossfire has 18" in the front and 19" in the back. To replace these tire if you can find them would be about $800.00. The only smart manufacture is Lexus they only offer the run flats as an option with the hardtop convertible. I would interested to hear if any other manufactures dropping the run-flats.
#1812 of 2071 No Run-flats for Me
Jun 11, 2005 (10:22 pm)
jlettie1 said Lexus was smart to only offer RF as an option on the hardtop convertible (SC430). What is really the case is that while the RF's are shown as a option, they're the only way you can get the car. Go to Lexus web-site and "build your car". Each Option Package includes both the RF's and the tacky afterthought looking "spoiler". And you must pick one of the four packages
One smart-ass salesclerk (I won't insult salesmen by calling him one) even said that if I bought the car I could take the run-flats off once I had bought it. Duh. Now you see why I'm here. I'll be damned if I buy a 60K+ plus car and then pay an extra 800 for two "required" "options", that I don't want.
Jun 12, 2005 (5:36 am)
I was considering on buying a new 350Z and want to use it as a daily driver. So the car needs to be practical. I know that this car doesn't have back seats so consequently the front seats can't be fully reclined. When I am at a club I sometimes like to show the ladies my cool ride. I sometimes even like to have sex with on of the females that I meet. Which brings me to my question that may play an important roll in my decision on purchasing the Z. Is the seat able to recline far enough back so that I can do my thing missionary style? Please someone or anyone who has or hasn't tried this let me know if it is possible.