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Opinions on 350z anyone?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by N43SP33D, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. N43SP33D

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Jun 2004

    Posts: 877

    Location: Yorkshire

    Has anyone driven one of these? Im seriously considering one (an no its not because ive just seen F&F3!), i just want a standard fast car thats N/A. Would like to see someones opinion on the car (especially those who have driven one). Ive fallen in *** with one around my area, its black and has gold rims and some sort of nismo kit? Not sure but i *** it.
     
  2. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,522

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Nice, bit plain looking imo but wack on the Nismo kit and :cool:
     
  3. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2003

    Posts: 13,612

    Location: Back with a Vengeance.

    worst door handles i've ever seen.
    totally ruin the car to the point where my eyes are automatically drawn to them whenever i see one.
     
  4. ZG002

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,643

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    Erm the engine is french...

    I dont really like them..

    For the money you can do alot better in my eyes
     
  5. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 41,096

    Location: Notts

    I test drove onle last year and really liked it

    good


    well built
    nice handling
    well equipped
    all round "feel good" factor


    bad

    poor boot space
    needs more power
    dealers not prepared to haggle ( at the time )
     
  6. N43SP33D

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Jun 2004

    Posts: 877

    Location: Yorkshire

    engine is french? are you serious? Im looking to import one tbh so wont be spending over £20k more like 12-13
     
  7. Clarkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,162

    The VQ engine is about as french as sushi, goes back many many years waaaaaaaaay before the french bought them out.
     
  8. ZG002

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,643

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    be cool and import a s15 ;)
     
  9. VBDub

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Aug 2004

    Posts: 644

  10. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    I can confirm the engine is french...

    Also the engine is from a Renault Vel Satis :)
     
  11. Clarkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,162

    did you not read what i said?

    To clear this stupis myth up once and for all, everybody take a read of this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_VQ
     
    Last edited: 20 Jun 2006
  12. Trickle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Sheffield

    ffs we have this on every 350z thread.
     
  13. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,937

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    People pay way too much attention to Clarkson when hes taking the pee. The VQ engine was taken from the Nissan range to put in the Vel Satis, it was never French.
     
  14. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 87,235

    Location: Falling...

    I've only been in the convertible one - didn't get to drive it unfortunately, but I personally love it. I think it looks great, sounds great, it's different and it sticks out a bit which I think is good. It felt well built, and certainly seemed to hold the road well. It didn't feel like it was lacking in power, but as I wasn't driving it was hard to tell.

    I wouldn't say no to one - especially the convertible, but I'm a poser like that :p
     
  15. N43SP33D

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Jun 2004

    Posts: 877

    Location: Yorkshire

    Ive considered a S15, what are they? 250bhp? Are they twin turbos? What sort of price am i looking at when importing one?
     
  16. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,937

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    They are single turbos and yep 250bhp and very simple and cheap to get 300bhp. I havent looked in a while but £12-13k used to get you a tidy Spec R. They might have gone down since I last looked though.
     
  17. Phal

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,089

    Location: Shoreham by Sea

    OMGZ! the engine is french >.<




    *giggles*
     
  18. s-man

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jun 2004

    Posts: 404

    Location: Sunny Scoatland

    Never known an owner have a bad word to say about them. Personally I think they look really good overall - if a tad odd from certain angles. I think careful colour choice is crucial too - black or denim for my money. GT pack seems to be a must also. They're not everywhere...which is definitely a plus. Quite thirsty as you'd expect but, yeh, I think they're rated by just about everyone who tries one...I'd have one!
     
  19. N43SP33D

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Jun 2004

    Posts: 877

    Location: Yorkshire

  20. ZG002

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,643

    Location: Up north in Sunderland