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Nissan 350Z

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    You may be happy to know that the reports I have read state that the 370Z will be lighter than the 350Z.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,091
    of the 370 Z make it look tighter in the rear than the current 350Z. Please tell me they're getting rid of the ridiculous Z bar in the back.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • dan148dan148 Posts: 8
    What is a good psi reading on the oil pressure gage? Several of the pictures of used 350z's show 30 psi. Seems low...thanks
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    You may be happy to know that the reports I have read state that the 370Z will be lighter than the 350Z.

    It looks like the amount of weight lost by the 370Z over the 350Z is the equivalent of a deck chair blowing off the Queen Mary. Nissan doesn't get it. They must not have anybody left alive that worked on the 240Z.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    Its kind of odd, but I'm still reading conflicting information on this. Out of 4 magazines, 2 are saying it lost less than 50 lbs and 2 are saying its more like a couple hundred lbs. That would put it near 3200, which wouldn't be too bad these days. But if the former are accurate ... yeah, I'm disappointed.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • I am considering the purchase of a new Z and wondered can this car be driven in the winter/ areas with snow? perhaps with a good set of snow tires ? or would it be a lost cause ? any advice/help is appreciated...
  • I'm also considering buying a Z, but had a few questions.

    Basic first, does anyone know of any problems with the '06s? I've seen a lot of talk about tire wear problems and alignment issues with '03-'05s. But not much about '06, so wondering if they worked out a lot of the kinks.

    Second, the one I am looking at is an '06 Manual transmission Base model, with 30K miles on her, and they are asking $13K. Is this a deal I should not be passing up? Has a clear carfax report, but the only thing that concerned me was the driver's side door seems to have been repainted. If it isn't that noticeable should this be a major concern from a mechanical standpoint? Can't figure out why it is priced so low? Maybe this is why, or could sales just be that slow?

    I am very conservative with my money and worried about getting a car that is overly expensive to operate. Am I an idiot not to take this deal?

    Oh, and finally 350Zs only take Premium gas right? Can you use any octane, while performing best with premium, or does it strictly have to have premium?

    Thanks.
  • Hi, I'm a new commer to the sight. I'm the owner/op of Cody Racing, and I have a customer that has an '08 350 Z. This car has a clutch failure with 9,100 mi. And I see that there are many of the same problems. I called my local dealership to see if I can get a warr. repair and I was blown off. That pisses me off. And the car and the staff's performance in responding to this matter should be an embarassment to the company. What a discrace. The public puts faith in such a company, and is let down. One more reason to buy American. Long live the Corvette.

    If I get my hands around a solution I'll post it, until then, tough-it-out.

    Recieving quest/comm CodyRacingHotMail.Com
  • Cody from Cody Racing giving a little insight on the 350 Z to everyone. Read through the T.S.B.'s (tech serv bul.) to see the kind and amount of failures that this supposed premier car has going. Then call your local dealership and ask them what is being done on a T.S.B. of concern to you. Yea, bam. Brick wall support. Good luck. But if I get anywhere with the clutch problem I'll be sure to post.

    Taking comm/quest CodyRacingHotMail.Com
  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    Hey guys :)

    I have a question, yesterday I test drove a 350Z 2008 touring, it had 30 miles on it and the service light was on !!! The salesman told me that it was the fuel tank light (the gas tank was empty) but I have my doubt !! (I did not specify her that it was the service light, I just said that I saw a light near the fuel gauge).

    Is it normal ? I mean service light on on a brand new Z ? ...

    Thanks guys
  • nytsydznytsydz Posts: 1
    I see you want a Z, but are unsure of the reliability. Well...I have an 06 Zed and I have had the motor replaced and the tranny replaced. There is a known oil consumption problem with many of the VQ35DE motors ranging from 05-06 throughout Nissans vehicles. Mostly in the 350Z, Altima, and Infinity G35. My Zed was burning 1.5qts of oil per 1k miles. I don't drive hard and commute 160miles a day all freeway no traffic at times I work. The Tranny problem is also known as many report having problems shifting into/out of 3rd gear, but my problem was a high pitched supercharger like whine in the tranny. Fortunately this happened at 29k as I bought mine with 21k. There are many quirks with the Z that you can read through other forums, but ultimately the decision is yours since many cars have their problems. It is a nice car to have fun in, but I wouldn't suggest it for heavy driving. If you choose the 06, check the oil level at purchase. drive it somewhat hard and after 1k miles look at the oil level. If it has dropped more than the Technical service bulletin recommends, have the motor replaced. Also you can purchase an Extended Warranty through a Nissan Dealership for under 2k giving you 5yrs 100kmls from in service date. That means from the date the vehicle was originally sold as new. Hope this helps. BTW the invoice for a new motor was over 7k, but was covered by factory warranty. 3yr/36k bumper, 5yr/60k drive-train. Tranny also covered by warranty. Also 13k is substantially low for an 06 350Z. Dealer will buy mine for mine 15k if I buy another car and price range for sale from most dealers should be around 19-21k because of the low miles. Be careful about that. As far as Fast Eddies reply seems someone was super hard on the clutch. Mine was also showing signs of excessive wear when they opened it up and they said it was due to hard driving or riding the clutch. Neither of witch I do so I can only attribute this to the original owner.
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    Is anyone buying new Z's these days? These forums haven't shown much activity lately.

    I'm still enjoying my roadster. Just passed the 3 year anniversary of owning it. I don't drive it much in the winter, so the car has really low mileage on it. Now that it's spring and the weather is calling out for a convertible, I'm enjoying the long drives again.
  • jeep53jeep53 Posts: 49
    I've been thinking about selling my 1999 Jeep GC now for a while. I've searched Edmunds site for the value of my Jeep plus Kelly Blue Book and others. I was hoping someone out there could help me out further. What do you guys think is a fair price to ask ? Overall, I would say the Jeep is in pretty good condition. It has 94,000 miles on it. There is very little rust, if any. The interior looks like new. The only problem is it probably could use some reconditioning by a professional. I was thinking about asking around $4,000 to $4,500. Do you think that's a fair price given the basic information I've given?

    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

    Steve (NJ)
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    You might want to post in a Jeep forum instead of a Nissan 350Z forum to get an answer to that.
  • I bought a new 2005 350z that has required me to purchase new tires (and alignment) every year, due to the Feathering. My tires become bald, I lose tire pressure constantly. . .in other words it's been a pain in the butt car. The dealership won't do anything, Nissan refused to admit there was any engineering issues with 2005, said that the 2003-2004 years had the TSB fix, and the 2005 had no issues. I hate this car, and it is extremely unsafe. I will not drive it anymore. I called Nissan after the replacement of tires 3 times (required by Lemmon Law) to give them one more chance to do the right thing, I will post after I speak with the Consumer Affairs Specialist tomorrow. If they still refuse, I will be getting a Lawyer. I'll let you all know.

    I would talk anyone out of purchasing a Z, or a Nissan in general. Bad Car, bad customer service
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    I'll be interested in hearing what happens with that. I have had to replace front tires once so far, at about 15,000 miles. That's ridiculous.

    The Nissan dealer even gave me a "special offer" when I bought the car, that I would get a "free" set of tires at 25,000 miles if I did all service at his place.

    Well, his place quit selling Nissans; the outfit that took over Nissan sales from him had the same service manager (nice guy, owns a Z himself), but when my front tires went bad at 15k, there was nothing he could do for me but give me a 10% discount on the cost of the new tires.

    Next time I replace I will get different tires entirely, rather than the high-performance wonders that just don't last. I drive like a normal person, not a race car driver, so these expensive tires are not worth it to me.

    I only drive the Z in summer anyway, don't put all that many miles on it, so for me, it's my fun car, not my daily driver. I don't plan to get rid of it or anything drastic like that, because I really do love it in the summer, but we are looking to replace our other car (Maxima) with something other than Nissan, probably.
  • jlp68jlp68 Posts: 4
    Sorry to hear about your plight.

    I have had my 05' for almost 2yrs now, and have not had one issue with the tires feathering, though I have heard about it on other years. I am in Mass, and actually have had blizzaks on for 6mos now. The original tires didnt have any excessive wear, and these blizzaks have great tread.

    Good luck,
    JP
  • Well, I got a call from the Nissan Consumer Affairs Specialist, and she claims the paperwork required us to take the Z into a body shop to fix the camber?? There was no discussion of that. And another question would be WHY would I have to take the car to a body shop? I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that the camber cannot be adjusted on the 2005 350Z. Smells like an engineering defect to me?? Anyone else?
    So I will be calling a lawyer under the Lemmon Law. Anyone out there with a 2005 having Tire wearing issues?
  • sandyb3sandyb3 Posts: 3
    I have a 2006 350Z Roadster GT convertible with silverstone finish and Orange leather seats with mesh ventilation.

    Does any one know if I can find out how many 06 350Z's were built with this appearance package?

    Also the black leather drivers door interior handle is showing signs of wear in the finish. Is there a fix or leather polish that will restore it's appearance.
  • car_lovecar_love Posts: 27
    36k miles on first set of tires, yes the tread is getting thin compared to brand new but no issues thus far, I drive it like an old lady though.
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