Nissan 370z

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    Jun 18, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Is it worth getting a 2009 black automatic Nissan 370z? It's been one of my dream cars.
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    Jun 18, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    A 19-year-old in a 300plus hp sportscar? Sure. I don't see how anything could possibly go wrong with that. The automatic transmission will make texting easier.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    My swim coach has one, but it's manual with paddle shifters, but it's the sickest car and this is coming from someone who's used to driving Mercedes and BMWs and Porsches.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Not worth it......
    Get a BMW or an Audi. I just sold my R8 it was sick.... But not practical for 2 large dogs.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    Get an Evo.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Curious10 saidIs it worth getting a 2009 black automatic Nissan 370z? It's been one of my dream cars.


    One of your dream cars? What are your other choices?

    If this one is the most affordable from your choices, then sure? lol

    Just think about what else you could use the money for, if it's practical for your lifestyle, and if it's worth it.
    Insurance would surely be a bitch.....


    Sexy vehicle though, always been one of my favs! mmm....
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Depends on how much it's going to cost you.

    I had a 2006 350Z Roadster and absolutely loved it. Even now, I'm still regretful for trading it in, though I love my current car. The 370Z is just that much better than my 350Z was, from the perspective of power, handling, and interior design. As far as the automatic, the 5-speed that was in my Z was nothing short of dazzling, really. I thought I'd regret not getting the manual, but i didn't regret a second of it. Granted, it was definitely much more fun to use the manu-matic feature (no paddle shifters on mine), but it was a hoot to drive.

    I'd say for the money, you coudl probably get a new FRS or BRZ, but I'd get the 370Z as it has more usable power and much better interior. The Z's handling may not be as sprightly as those other cars, but it still has stellar handling.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    You'll definitely be able to pick up lots of dick with it...if you have any money left for dates. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    I think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    I have a GTI in a 6MT that I inched along towards the Lincoln & Holland on several different occasions during evening rush hour for my work last summer.

    As long as my left knee works, I'll be a man and take a manual
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    plc0590 said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    I have a GTI in a 6MT that I inched along towards the Lincoln & Holland on several different occasions during evening rush hour for my work last summer.

    As long as my left knee works, I'll be a man and take a manual
    Out of the 27 vehicles I've owned, 25 of them were stick.

    Never again. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    I have a GTI in a 6MT that I inched along towards the Lincoln & Holland on several different occasions during evening rush hour for my work last summer.

    As long as my left knee works, I'll be a man and take a manual
    Out of the 27 vehicles I've owned, 25 of them were stick.

    Never again. icon_lol.gif


    I guess that means that you've just earned yourself a vagina!
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    Granted, each clutch has its own characteristic. If I had a car who's clutch had extra long travel and an abrupt engagement point, it would probably be a nightmare to drive in a metropolis.

    But I have such an easy clutch on my car so I don't mind.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    I've got a G35 coupe, which is the Z's previous-gen cousin. Both cars are great bang-for-your-buck sports cars, but make sure that you know what you're getting yourself into.

    First off, make sure you can afford it. The car's quite a bit more pricey than a Civic or TC, and insurance can be pretty steep. Gas mileage is pretty decent, considering how much power it has (I average around 22.5mpg in mostly city driving, but I'm not very aggressive).

    Second, make sure it can fit your lifestyle. If it's going to be your only car, it might be a challenge. It has a tiny trunk and is only a 2 seater. If you need more space, you can consider a G37. It is longer and a bit heavier, but it has a back seat (it folds down too) and a bigger trunk. I find it's a reasonable only-car, though the back seat really lacks headroom.

    Finally, I'd highly recommend reading up in the forums online. There's a wealth of info from the enthusiasts there, and they really know these cars inside and out. They can help you really get to know the car, keep an eye out for potential issues it may have, what market prices are, what features are best, how you could mod it, etc.

    Still, the Z is a great car with a seriously kiss ass engine! My G brings a smile to my face every time I drive it icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    I have a GTI in a 6MT that I inched along towards the Lincoln & Holland on several different occasions during evening rush hour for my work last summer.

    As long as my left knee works, I'll be a man and take a manual
    Out of the 27 vehicles I've owned, 25 of them were stick.

    Never again. icon_lol.gif


    I guess that means that you've just earned yourself a vagina!
    I drive a Camry V6...not a Prius.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    plc0590 saidGranted, each clutch has its own characteristic. If I had a car who's clutch had extra long travel and an abrupt engagement point, it would probably be a nightmare to drive in a metropolis.

    But I have such an easy clutch on my car so I don't mind.
    I had a Ford Ranger with that characteristic (long travel - abrupt engagement). Worst truck I ever owned, but it did make it over 209K miles without any trouble.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI drive a Camry V6...not a Prius.


    Ok, as long as it's not a performance car with an auto, you're okay, at least according to the other guy. Though a Camry…..I think your mammaries are showing a bit icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    ECnAZ said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 said
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    I have a GTI in a 6MT that I inched along towards the Lincoln & Holland on several different occasions during evening rush hour for my work last summer.

    As long as my left knee works, I'll be a man and take a manual
    Out of the 27 vehicles I've owned, 25 of them were stick.

    Never again. icon_lol.gif


    I guess that means that you've just earned yourself a vagina!
    I drive a Camry V6...not a Prius.


    I know right? He would be one to talk while driving a hatchback.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidI think people who drive performance-oriented cars in automatics are big bunch of pussies icon_neutral.gif

    None of that paddle shifter bullshit either. It's not a real manual if there's no clutch pedal for you to actuate.


    So, no, I would advise you not to. I prefer a 335i in a 6MT.
    Try driving a stick shift through a major metropolis during rush hour traffic while eating a cheeseburger. You'll switch to auto really quick.


    or you'll stop the cheeseburgers. I'd take the manual.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidGranted, each clutch has its own characteristic. If I had a car who's clutch had extra long travel and an abrupt engagement point, it would probably be a nightmare to drive in a metropolis.

    But I have such an easy clutch on my car so I don't mind.
    I had a Ford Ranger with that characteristic (long travel - abrupt engagement). Worst truck I ever owned, but it did make it over 209K miles without any trouble.


    One of my old cars is a manual and it's the easiest old beast to drive. Can start from a dead stop in any forward gear, assuming you want to go forward, although 4th requires a bit of clutch slipping. It hasn't gotten any better in this regard.

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    Jun 19, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Montague said

    I know right? He would be one to talk while driving a hatchback.


    You're calling me a pussy for driving a hatchback?

    No offense to the other gentleman, but I'd take a GTI over a Camry V6 any day. They're also aimed at two very different audiences...
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    plc0590 saidGranted, each clutch has its own characteristic. If I had a car who's clutch had extra long travel and an abrupt engagement point, it would probably be a nightmare to drive in a metropolis.

    But I have such an easy clutch on my car so I don't mind.
    I had a Ford Ranger with that characteristic (long travel - abrupt engagement). Worst truck I ever owned, but it did make it over 209K miles without any trouble.


    Bingo, I think most pick ups have such a characteristic. That's also a blind statement as I have no experience with pick ups.

    I drove an OLLLLLD Jeep CJ once. I was afraid I was gonna break that thing. The shifter flopped all over the place even when it was in a gear.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    For a sports car, I'd take a manual. Dual clutch auto is acceptable as well. Basically, if it's got a torque convertor, it's not worth it.

    But hey, if it's your dream car, then get it! The Z is one of the best bang for your buck sports cars. Even with a slushbox auto, it's pretty fun to drive.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    I was told the Infiniti G37 is the rivalry of the 370z. The G37 Has a lot more room and bigger trunk. My choice is to go with the 370z it always caught my eye. Other options of mine would be the be the Audi A5. I'm keeping my options opened. But thanks for all your inquiries. Although I am a big fan of the Z's.