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Nissan 300ZX, Hatchback
Sep 16, 2009 (1:39 pm)
well it turns out I do have the ridges on my rear rotors... bummer. so im resurfacing them tomorrow along with new pads. looks like someone maybe drove with the e brake on before i bought it. But its alright i didn't expect the car to be perfect, so im just gonna try and stay as positive as i can about it.
#165 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [hpmctorque]
Sep 21, 2009 (9:38 pm)
thank you for your questionsL yes i am original owner, it is an automatic, maintenance records kept maticulously last 12 months. new water pump and alterantor, maybe timing belt (i need to check), general tune up and oil changes, no additional flaws
#166 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [donnalynn210]
Sep 22, 2009 (5:16 am)
Adding the information you provided in your message #153 to this latest information suggests you have a very solid, well maintained (though perhaps less than pristine), one owner, low mileage car. This car has years and many miles of useful life left in it, although obtaining new replacement parts at reasonable prices will become an increasing challenge.
If this description is accurate, I'd say it would be reasonable to ask $5,900, and adjust the selling price (or not, if you're lucky), based on how much interest develops from prospective buyers.
Incidentally, by the 1988 model year these cars were no longer Datsuns, but Nissans. Therefore, I'd advertise it as a 1988 Nissan 300ZX turbo, because the Datsun brand applied to Z cars from the '70s and early '80s.
Shifty, your opinion is always useful.
Please let us know what happens.
#167 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2009 (8:10 am)
That's a fine starting price. It's a bit strong of a price IMO for a Z31 car (pre 1990) but certainly a reasonable asking price for openers. I'd rather expect that for $5900 the car would be rather pristine but perhaps it really is a good-looker with just a few little blemishes.
The Z32 model is a lot stronger in the marketplace. The difference between a Z31 and the next year's Z32 can be double the value! Why? Probably because of styling. The Z 32 is considered by most to be more attractive.
#168 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 22, 2009 (10:02 am)
For a long time, and especially in the '90s, I thought the Z32 was far more attractive than the Z31. With the passing of time, though, the 31s began to gain on the Z32, looks wise, in my eyes. That's why I've kept my Z31. I know full well that it'll never be more than a used touring type car, but I think it's aging gracefully. At this point Z31s are fully depreciated.
Styling is a very personal matter, of course.
#169 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2009 (10:09 am)
Yes it's personal but alas----people's personal tastes do dictate market prices, so that's why it matters---be it subjective or not, it's objective in the dollar sign department.
Of course tastes change, too.
#170 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [hpmctorque]
Sep 22, 2009 (10:28 am)
The Z32 in my eyes is almost a timeless design. For being 20 years old, it looks nothing but amazing today.
#171 of 175 Re: datsun 300zx 1988 [fintail]
Sep 22, 2009 (11:44 am)
#172 of 175 Re: 300ZX For Sale [ardyc]
Sep 12, 2012 (1:33 pm)
where do you live i would be interrested I am in San Antonio
#173 of 175 ac condensor fan not working
Apr 13, 2013 (4:45 am)
1985 300zx turbo The ac condenser fan motor is not working with the ac on and compressor running. the system has freon in it but there is not any power to the condenser fan motor. Is this a common problem I am having and is there a specific place I should be looking to resolve this issue.
Thanks in advance