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You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#187 of 2071 To 350Z admirers-My impression at the LA AutoShow
Jan 08, 2002 (11:19 am)
Well it was a right hand drive model, straight from Japan, but it was also considered a production model, so it was representative of the breed. First impression, very positive, damn nice looking ride. They wouldn't open the back hatch or the hood, maybe things weren't all sorted out yet, I don't know. Representative advised the 350Z will be in Dealers Show rooms by August and a convertible will be put into production six months later and be avaiable about February 2003. He went on to say there are currently no plans for a Turbo model nor a 2+2 model. He didn't discount them, but merely indicated Nissan has their hands full now producing the various model options they will currently be offering.
Overall, I was very impressed with the exterior design. The interior design, I was a little put off with the three round instrument pods hung on the steering column, otherwise the over all package was extremely nice. I still regret it is a V-6, but if it is priced in the mid 20's it will be a smashing market success IMO. It definately is an enthusiasts car and a sweet looking offering at that.
Jan 08, 2002 (12:37 pm)
at that base price any gripes I have can be overlooked. I am as good as on the waiting list.
Jan 08, 2002 (6:03 pm)
I was about to call the dealer and ask about the wait list. But a topless Z would be even sweeter.
Jan 08, 2002 (6:51 pm)
First the new Altima, then the G35 and the 350Z, and then they temp the hell out of us with a monster Skyline GT-R (R35). Nissan is coming back with a vengance.
#192 of 2071 dohc32....Something wrong with a V6?
Jan 09, 2002 (10:09 am)
I'm baffled by that comment. The Z's powered by the award winnging bulletproof VQ engine. You really can't do much better, short of getting a BMW inline 6.
If this is a 4 v. 6 thing, forget it. There's no comparing a wheezing gerbil powered 4 to the amazing torque of a 6. Especially a Nissan 6. Yummy.
Jan 09, 2002 (10:14 am)
I love it! You can't understand why he loves V8's and hates 6s but it's OK for you to love 6s and dislike 4s.
Jan 09, 2002 (10:40 am)
Yeah, pretty funny. The irony didn't escape me either,
Jan 09, 2002 (10:45 am)
...He was a V8 fan. I assumed by the name he was a 4 banger person. You tend to see more honda-types extolling the virtues of 4 cylinder engines than people pushing for V8s in cars.
A V8 in a Z? Seems a tad heavy. Could work I guess.
Jan 09, 2002 (11:08 am)
dohc 32... 32 valves.. most likely a V8.. that would have been a better assumption
Yeah.. I can see the Z with four cylinder now.. it would be called the 240 SX