Inreresting Review /comments here - I look forward to the day we all decend on Nissan like Mad Max:
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:32 AM
Inreresting Review /comments here - I look forward to the day we all decend on Nissan like Mad Max:
Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:57 AM
Excellent review - very readable. He gets it.
Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:51 PM
Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:09 PM
Well said that man! In fact all of you.
A few more reviews like that and they might sell a few more . . . enough to get us to a 2020MY.
I'm now even more tempted to go and have a look at one of the Google handful of lightly-ish used ones for sale in the relatively near area.
Get on yer bike and find one!
Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:10 PM
Like (and jealous) that the US spec come without the rear wiper by default, saves having a grommet on the bootlid and rear window. Also like the rear view in the mirror
Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:08 PM
Sorry for hijacking this thread... but I am contemplating this very car (and in silver, like that of Turboextreme, but I noticed he's been offline for close to 1 year!).
Anyway, I am torn between waiting for the new Mustang to arrive Down Under, the new Supra... may be a new Mazda RX or going for this Z34. Or waiting until the Tokyo Motorshow if they will show a new generation (that's what the media said in 2017, but nothing was shown).
And there is the complication that Nissan Australia has hinted it will release a Heritage Edition (delayed compared to the USA) and I am not sure if there will be a Limited Edition Nismo too (it will turn 50 years in 1969 here).
So a few questions, from actual owners please:
And to all enthusiasts:
Thanks and feel free to move or delete this post!
(ideally by letting me know first?)
Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:21 PM
Turbo moved to a BMW and I think from memory he now has a Jag - very nice it is too. The Silver is very rare, in the V1 it was a free colour with Black and White being premium colours - now I believe Red is base and the others are premium colours. So silver is now a cost option.
The Heritage is really a GT with a few yellow trim bits, so really its the GT - the Nismo is the model above.
If you read the press the next car is coming, but thats been the case for close to 4 years. The Press is wishing either the end of the 370 or the new car, and the fact Nissan isn't saying anything upsets them. I would guess (although its only a guess) there will be something for the 50th Anniversary of the Zed Car next year. But we have been surpised before last year, everyone expected something in Tokyo and I think it was a Snow mobile Zed car - so no use to any of us.
I would say the car is generally very reliable, I am at 32000 miles now and 4 and a half years and up until a week ago I could say I had no issues, the one I have is likely a axle needing some attention and to be honest thats expected. Anyway its still on the road.
Have you driven one yet, if not its worth taking one out if you can. I am guessing from the post you are in Aus. Anyway welcome ask away and no we won't delete your posts. You are very welcome.
Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:41 PM
Thanks for the reply and welcome LESmo and correct, I am typing/daydreaming of a Nismo from AUS. Here it's only white, red, black and silver and it launched for the first time in August 2017 (even with the 350Z there has never been a Nismo before).
Sorry to hear about your axle, may I ask if you purchased new? Down here there's only a 3 year warranty and servicing required every 6 months. I'd invest in an extended warranty when the time comes.
Yes, I have driven a standard auto, followed by a Nismo auto... and believe it or not, an Alfa Romeo 4C, all on the same day! The Alfa really highlighted how adequate is the Nismo for daily city driving. Prior to the Nismo's release in 2017, we only had a choice of coupe and roadster in the highest spec only... no cheap GT entry models here. The Nismo definitely has enough differences in terms of fittings and handling, but the extra 8kW/10HP we get here (overseas it is more powerful) was hard to feel?
The reason I asked about the Heritage model, is because in AUS, they have not launched one. I realise that in the US and Canada it is for the GT model, but here it would be for the standard high-spec model. I've been told an Anniversary model like the North American Heritage model will soon be launched here, but just wanted to verify if anyone knows of a Nismo anniversary as well.
If it comes out in 2019, by that time, there will finally be the new Mustang here (it launched in last month, but all sold out and no stock to test drive for months) and I am guessing Toyota will release more information about the Supra or Mazda will confirm if they will do a new RX (also for its 50th anniversary)? Either way, timing sux and, as much as I want a Nismo now, I don't want to risk seeing an Anniversary Z in a few months or finding out the alternatives are better than the current Nismo.
Love how the media is playing this game, and that snow Z was a joke This year, didn't they also speculate the new Z will be co-developed with Mercedes? I very much doubt that, and think that it's more logical if Nissan does a Z to share with Infiniti and Mitsubishi. And whatever it will be, it will be higher-tech... so the current Nismo will always have its value as the last of a kind? I also wish they'd instead make a new Silvia/200SX (S15), because the Z may be a bit too big... or that the sleeping giant of Honda would bring out another S2000, but I think I am daydreaming too much now (wasn't there talk of a mini-NSX?).
Hmmm.... decisions, decisions...
Edited by IIIVII0, 05 July 2018 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 06 July 2018 - 05:59 AM
Yes I purchased new - had only a handful of miles on the clock. I think although I will find out in a few hours its a grease issue. The side which is clicking sat in the sun for nearly 4 weeks and didn't move while we were away, so I am thinking its that.
Honestly - I don't think day to day use anyone will notice the difference between a stock 370z and a Nismo. With all the Nismo badges it might even weight more
There are some subtle differences. some cosmetic and some mechanical - for instance the Nismo has front and rear performance dampers. The GT doesn't - its slightly lower and the V1 like I have is actually 6 inches longer than a stock 370z due to the splitter and rear aero.
I keep looking at the Mustang - I have to say its a lot of car for the money. Also massively customisable - if you look at the Roush routes. I can see them launching the Anniversary - I am not aware its over here yet, not seen one.
There was much talk about Merc tie up a few years ago. I think that came off the back of BMW/Toyota - but that has died down. Not sure with the Infiniti 3ltr TT engine they would need too. They could do a lot to refresh the current 370z by doing some cosmetic cockpit changes and fit the 3ltr TT engine, but there at the moment seems little desire.
Anyway better head off to the Garage and see hom much this is going to cost me
Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:23 PM
How'd you go LESmo, hope that issue was minor in the end! But leaving it to the elements... car cruelty, it's called!
Ironically, garaging is something that it's holding me from getting a new car (the Z) because I hate leaving cars outside without cover and, as an order, I want to keep my 5 seater as a backup
The Mustang is definitely a lot of car for the money, but whereas the existing V8 here starts at $57k (Nismo is $61k), the new V8 generation will start from $66k. And not wanting a base entry model, the Mustang has eliminated itself. The base 370Z is instead $50k (Mustang Ecoboost money).
Tomorrow at the Goodwood Revival, Toyota is due to show the new Supra (sales start in Q1 2019). Let's see if this will trigger Nissan to discount the Nismo or launch a 50th Anniversary!
I am guessing you know of the Fairlady Nismo 380RS? I only found out about it the other day... that would be a good welcome gift to Toyota if they made it again!
Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:39 AM
Sorry mate just got back to this after a few days. The repair was fairly cheap, it involved removing the drive shafts and re-greasing them - its perfect again. The 350z had the same issue, Once diagnosed it takes just over an hour to do. Should hopefully be good for a while now. As they had to take part of the exhaust off they did both sides at the same time.
380RS is a low run modified 350z (basically the older car). They are really rare, but at the time very expensive. One was on the fourm a year or two ago. But inside they look very 350z - they still had them on the Nismo website in production a year or two ago. Basically it was built to order by Nismo themselves. If you can find one - they are rare. Likely a collectors car.
Festival of Speed has a GTR prototype which are for very deep pockets, not heard of anything else from Nissan unfortunately. Indeed we are really only 6 months away from the 50th and nothing is happening as yet about the 50th as far as Nissan and clubs are concerned. Next year should be a big year for the Zed. I am just not convinced personally (and this is just me) Nissan have an appetite for sports cars and they are seemingly running both the 370z and GTR out. This weeks news in the press will not help as it will be something that has embarrassed them.
If we get tit for tat trade wars the Mustang unless it is built in Aus will start to get a very expensive car I would guess. I think if anything is coming for the 50th we have to wait until the Tokyo car show later this year, but we will likely be disappointed.
Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:55 AM
No problem, glad your Z is sorted now
Not much to respond with, other than you saying I agree with everything you say and that I knew the 380RS was based on the 350... but didn't know it was still being produced! Imagine a 370Z with one of those engines. Well, I shall remain patient and see what happens for 2019... in one way, a new-age Z would be cool (but, like you, I don't fancy its chances); in another way, if it's the end of the road, it would make purchasing an existing one more special as a "last of its kind". I don't think the emission revelation will cause much damage, thanks to VW taking the brunt of it...
For what it's worth, the Supra in Goodwood was... an anti-climax. Still camouflaged, and it may be powerful but it looks bloated. Plus it's starting to feel like a long awaited disappointment, just like the new-age American NSX that took forever to launch. Plus, the fact it will not be built in Japan (but in Austria, alongside the BMW Z4) is a turn-off.
Edited by IIIVII0, 14 July 2018 - 12:00 PM.
Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:32 PM
As a self-confessed Toyota fanboy admittedly, I quite like the new Supra. And from the Pistonheads' review it sounds promising as far as it goes at the moment.
For a 2018/19 car with a 3-litre turbocharged straight six, circa 1,500kg is fairly lightweight. The previous Supras were all fairly sizeable cars for their time, and I think this one looks quite sprightly in the context of today's competition. With that kind of engine, it's going into battle against the lower end of the 911 spectrum and look how they've spread since becoming the 991.
It also has that wonderful characteristic of looking very long-nosed and very short-reared when viewed from the front corners, yet when viewed from the side having a surprisingly longer rear, which is in keeping with the finest examples of four-wheeled pornography (I'm thinking Aston Martin DB4s, 5s and 6s, Ford Capris and, of course, the 350Z).
I'm also reassured to hear they're still working on the finer details, which hopefully translates into ensuring the footwells will take three-pedals plus a rest for the clutch foot. And making the bodywork look XXX-rated.
Like the previous Supras, I doubt it's going to be a big seller. I just hope Toyota get a bit of credit and kudos for daring to venture into a territory they abandoned years ago, rather than just continuing with superminis and hybrids.