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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#118 of 131 2003 one owner 350Z
Nov 30, 2007 (8:46 am)
I got to order my Z and got to start driving her since Oct of 2002, I have 130,000 miles on the speeddomter and thought I do have some small issues, like the cupholder next to the stero/cd player,(ug!!) and people parking too close and pinnging my doors, LOVE THE CAR AND THE DRIVING EXPERIENCE!! I wish I live somewhere where the road has plently of cruves and no traffic and no cops!! Thank God for the speed control! Sunset stands out as a wonderful color but as cops have told me, they noticed too! (Arkansas police doesn't like me at all) It is hard to keep the speed down and my special tag doesn't help either, Z U! The only major mechnical trouble was an computer part that control the air flow to the engine. I also change out the air filter system to the cold air system, bought and instulled with Nissan service shop. The cold air and the slick 50 oil added has improve the gas milage to 20plus in city driving and at 70mph, I get 25mpg. Everyone loves my Z and I get a lot of smiles and funny things happen to me, like the time I was driving down the interstate in heavy traffic and out of the corner of my eye I see a "flash", I don't pay any attenation until it happens again and so I look around and in front of me, about 3 cars ahead is a tall van with dark big windows. I can see figures moving in the van and they was sharing a camera and taking pictures of my Z! So I got behind the van and watch them take pictures and pass the camera back and forth to get all the angles they can get! I did get a couple of negivie responds, two different times, people has told me that they hate the color! I didn't say anything, what was there to say? I just walk away. Can't please all the people all the time!! I plan to keep my car (Lord willing) as long as possible, I want to rack up as many miles as I can with my Z. I smile everytime I look at my Z and can't enjoy it enough.
#119 of 131 I am so brand loyal. Pathetic!
Dec 03, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Well I'm asking for this:
"A 350 non-Nismo-Extra-pack-nor silly huge aft wing spoiler. Off-
White/ or pearly whitish Enthusiast Coupe '07 or '08
5 or 6-spd stick tranny with mud flaps and aluminum door
plate rocker panel thingie, and proper removeable
carpet floor mats and -NO flashy wheel covers
Non-Leather upholstery, nor fancy sound upgrade nor GPS"
Wish I could ask for a 5-speed so I might rock to and from from 1st to Reverse (not possible if R is front right and stick need vertical compressed simultaneous!)
Also would prefer a HUD or at least steering wheel hub with radio buttons / CD control instead of drive control (as on my '05 model)
Wish I could have a power river seat with lumbar pad . Wish I could have glove box in front of me so I can have it in my peripheral view without turning my neck and head 90 degrees from the car's motion vector. Wish the elbow support on the drivers door has been built up since my needing to duct tape a riser on it so's my left elbow could hold the steering wheel without sticking straight forward from my axilla absent any lean fulcrum beteen me and the wheel like on my '05 Entusiaiast, wish I could have a little snap lever under the rear view mirror for night driving like ever car did before these darn wimpy automatic glare filters that don't do a dang thing to the Xenon Kliegs of the Hummer tailgating me at midnight...
Dream Dream Dream.
Well- can I at least expect the extra horses in the tweaked V-6 to kick my but a bit harder and hesitate less off the line than did my 2005 350ZX??
#120 of 131 Re: I am so brand loyal. Pathetic! [maggot1]
Dec 06, 2007 (7:01 pm)
What are proper removable floor mats, power river seat with lumbarpad? How do you hold the steering wheel with your elbow? Oh and by the way...the new auto dimming mirror works bitchin in the 2007 350Z. If you have a Hummer tailgating you at midnight then you need to learn how to put your foot to the floor. And yes
the new V-6 has alot of kick. Buy one and your Hummer nightmares will go away.
#121 of 131 Question about 350Z Convertible
Dec 10, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I test drove a used Nissan 350Z convertible (Touring package) and absolutely fell in LOVE with it. The dealer is selling it for $24K and it has 18K miles on it... its a 2004... seems like a really good price. However, when I asked if I could try to take the top down to get a feel for it as a convertible, he top wouldn't go all the way down. Now I do live in Chicago and its that time of the year when the weather is really cold... could this have to do with the cold temperatures? The dealer seemed to think it was the cold that was affecting the stiffness of the roof. Another dealer on the lot had one and tried his... the first time around his also got stuck, but then second time around it worked and went all the way down. However, for the one I test drove we tried many times to get the top down and it wouldn't work. I really really love that car and would hope it just has to do with the cold weather so that I can make a decision to buy it if its just that. Thanks for all your insights.
#122 of 131 Re: Question about 350Z Convertible [asmital]
Dec 11, 2007 (6:47 am)
was this a nissan dealer?
i wouldn't buy it without knowing it worked or they would fix it if it didn't. if they have a garage, why not put it in there for a couple of hours and try it? that would answer the question, at least.
#123 of 131 Re: Question about 350Z Convertible [asmital]
Dec 11, 2007 (8:14 pm)
First off. Me personally. I think the convertables are, how should I say? I want a real roof over my head in case something happens to go wrong. God forbid.
You say the selling price is 24K for a 2004 convertible. And 18,000 miles to boot?
Find out what what kind of deal they'll work before you buy it.I bought an "07" with 40 miles on it, only because the dealer had to bring it to my location.I bought it with everything but the GPS for 32K. Neeedless to say, I can't wait to go to work in the morning. Got to love the "Z" no matter what your'e preference is.
Dec 12, 2007 (11:42 am)
getting ready to buy a 350z. and decided to see about all the problems i might fac with the first year run....i see you guys have been having transmission problems with the 03 i was wondering if anyone has heard about the automatics and how they are holding up..i only seem to see probs with the sticks..im choosing automatic b/c of what im reading here. im also thinking about purchasing an 05-06 b/c of the 03 problems...anyway just want to know a few peoples thoughts or experiences with the 03 automatic
#125 of 131 Re: I am so brand loyal. Pathetic! [maggot1]
Dec 14, 2007 (11:51 pm)
I have rocked many rear drive cars to get unstuck but never shifting between 1st to reverse. I have had lots of luck just using momentum in 1st gear (or with auto for that matter). Keep it in first, hit the gas lightly just before slippage, let off so the car rocks back, gas lightly to rock forward, and pretty soon you keep doing this and your momentum will pull you out of most ruts save for deep deep snow or ice pack. Try this and you will also avoid wrecking your manual box.
I think you would be really happy with the 07 VQ motor improvements, it sounds like a real beast! I also think you would like the updated tranny. However the rough and tumble interior will never compare to the 90s 300zx model with its relatively luxurious interior. I would suggest finding a leftover 07 G coupe at a significant discount. Most dealers are discounting those 5 grand or more now! Good luck!
#126 of 131 Re: 350z automatic [kennedy220]
Dec 17, 2007 (3:54 pm)
My 2008 Enthusiast is on its way. I spent hours fidddling with the clutch on my '05 until I got it right using gorgeous
DIY instructions on www forums. I'll let you know if they got a decent clutch adjustment onn my 08 if not I can link you to step-by-step posts any idiot could understand. Hell- I did!
#127 of 131 Godzzilla has arrived
Jan 20, 2008 (9:54 am)
Bought an 07 Touring 6sp coupe saturday. Been waiting for it for three weeks. I bought it for 24,000. Miles are a little high, 19k. I had only test driven an 06 auto, and there is no comparison. The extra 23 hp feels like 50 at least. I'd had a camaro ss and this thing will beat it by a little in a straight line and just kill it in curves. I really thought I had a strong car until I climbed into this thing. Pictures of it here: link title">link title