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#1 oxfordlad

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:07 AM

Does anyone know anything about this car?

 

It's appeared at a local garage and a mate is interested

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:54 AM

From reading posts on this forum over a period of years, I only know three things about 370z soft tops:

1. When they go wrong they're a devil to repair.

2. When they go wrong, they can be very expensive to repair.

3. When they go wrong Nissan mechanics tend to be fairly clueless on how to fix them.

 

I don't know this particular car, but if I were your mate I'd be very careful - they can be a bit of a b****r.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:17 AM

From reading posts on this forum over a period of years, I only know three things about 370z soft tops:

1. When they go wrong they're a devil to repair.

2. When they go wrong, they can be very expensive to repair.

3. When they go wrong Nissan mechanics tend to be fairly clueless on how to fix them.

 

I don't know this particular car, but if I were your mate I'd be very careful - they can be a bit of a b****r.

 

I had thought as much, I seem to remember someone having issues with their hood and it was a b****h to get repaired...



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:15 PM

b****h?


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

Yes, there was a thread about someone having real problems getting their roof replaced.  I think that was a warranty repair and it ended up going to a specialist.

 

If you ever have issues it might be a case of going straight to someone who knows what they're doing!


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:42 PM

Check the top thoroughly. Any signs of rubbing or faults then find out the cost of a replacement ("astronomical" comes to mind). Then you can make an informed buying decision...

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:59 AM

Well known issue with roadsters is the storage lid hitting the 5th bow on opening (especially when cold). This is down to the use of bungees in the roof mechanism which lose their elasticity over time.

As it is always worse when cold, and improves with use, if it only lightly rubs don’t worry about it. It will improve in the summer. If it is quite bad then the 5th Bow Bundees will need replacing. I had this done at Wessex Nissan in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. It cost £588 and now works perfectly.

If the roofs OK and your mate decides to buy it I hope he enjoys it as much as I have over the last 3 years. Been all around Europe in it and it has never missed a beat.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:48 PM

Well known issue with roadsters is the storage lid hitting the 5th bow on opening (especially when cold). This is down to the use of bungees in the roof mechanism which lose their elasticity over time.

As it is always worse when cold, and improves with use, if it only lightly rubs don’t worry about it. It will improve in the summer. If it is quite bad then the 5th Bow Bundees will need replacing. I had this done at Wessex Nissan in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. It cost £588 and now works perfectly.

If the roofs OK and your mate decides to buy it I hope he enjoys it as much as I have over the last 3 years. Been all around Europe in it and it has never missed a beat.

Excellent info! :clap:


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