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Old 05-04-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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I just test drove the new Nissan 370z, as I'm looking to sell one of my e46s. The thing was an absolute monster.

Even though it has less than 1500kms on it, the thing still hammered- dare I say, noticeably quicker than my M3 (yes I abused the demo). Handling is on par with the M, and the interior layout was mighty impressive - I loved the thickness of the sports steering wheel. After recently test driving the 135, I can confidently say that this car is in another league in all areas. I think I'm sold - bye bye 328ci.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:06 AM   #2
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i like the conventional design of the 350 better, but if the performance is on par with the m3 id say go for it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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They are nice. But I believe a M3 would hold its value more.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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I also heard that they are pretty beast, but I kinda hate the way they look. I prefer the look of the 350z...but their interior is disgusting. Plus, they lose their value pretty darn quick, considerably more than the infinity-equivalent, even. But if you're not concerned about that, go for it. Definitely a head-turner.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:54 AM   #5
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Good to hear that, cuz all other experts are saying just the opposite.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:59 AM   #6
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i love the looks of it
much better than the 350z

however, like others said.. nissan value < bmw value.

but that only matters in the long run..
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:59 AM   #7
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I just test drove the new Nissan 370z, as I'm looking to sell one of my e46s. The thing was an absolute monster.

Even though it has less than 1500kms on it, the thing still hammered- dare I say, noticeably quicker than my M3 (yes I abused the demo). Handling is on par with the M, and the interior layout was mighty impressive - I loved the thickness of the sports steering wheel. After recently test driving the 135, I can confidently say that this car is in another league in all areas. I think I'm sold - bye bye 328ci.
I'm in the same boat as you, I really enjoyed my 370z test drive and dare I say it, was more enjoyable to drive than my M3... It felt like a shrunken and lighten version of the E46 M3.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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They ruined the styling of the 370z. 350z all the way! Too bad they only have 2 seats or I'd have 2 of them on my driveway. w/e, switching between the 350 and bmw is plenty balanced enough.
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They are nice. But I believe a M3 would hold its value more.
As much as I love the style of the 370, I have to agree with Xavi. The M3 has reached a plateau and won't fall like a new Nissan would. Lose $28,000 in two years, or $6,000... that would be my deciding factor.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #10
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A neighbor has it. He said it felt a little heavier. What is your opinion on the weight of the car?
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that's wierd...... even a 135i can keep up with a 370 on a track. even though the 370 is 35hp more in power. LOL.....it's not an M3 killer. Maybe an older one. NOT the new one. It's noticebly quicker than an M3?? Wierd..... I test drove a 370z.Drives like a brick and it doesn't handle or have the same acceleration as my M3. Not even close......... Maybe your referring to the older M3's with the I6 with 100,000,000 miles on the clock? Cause I could embarass that 370z off a stop light or on a track with my V8. Even my buddies 135i could keep up with that domestic car.
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^ M3's with the V6?
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I wonder if they'll come out with a 370z nismo, that would be sick
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V6? The m3's had an inline 6 cylinder..... your confusing me.
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As much as I love the style of the 370, I have to agree with Xavi. The M3 has reached a plateau and won't fall like a new Nissan would. Lose $28,000 in two years, or $6,000... that would be my deciding factor.
Point me to a Z that loses 28k in two years and I will buy one today.
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OP did you ever drive the 350z? Im curious to see if the 370z will be liked, most critics/people i know who have the 350z dont like it.
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