Notices
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z

Opinions

Old 01-02-2019, 05:28 AM
  #1  
KleosTheGuy
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: California
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Opinions

2007 350z AT with 105k miles or 2005 350z MT with 74k miles with the brembo breaks and all that good stuff? Only reason I'm having having trouble deciding is cause ones an hr and one isnt
KleosTheGuy is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 05:37 AM
  #2  
iideadeyeii
Registered User
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lawtown
Posts: 2,889
Received 230 Likes on 183 Posts
Default

M/T
iideadeyeii is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 07:46 AM
  #3  
BluestreamDE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,220
Received 287 Likes on 231 Posts
Default

What does your heart tell you? Auto is fine, albiet manual is more fun.

Will this be a daily commuter or weekend warrior? Lots of unanswered questions.
BluestreamDE is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 08:11 AM
  #4  
achampagne
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Panama City beach
Posts: 128
Received 20 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

If its a daily and you encounter a lot of traffic, then a manual can be a pain sometimes. I personally drive a DE and don't have any complaints about the engine.
achampagne is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 12:13 PM
  #5  
MicVelo
350Z/370Z Tech Moderator
MY350Z.COM
 
MicVelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Northern California
Posts: 7,153
Received 2,026 Likes on 1,459 Posts
Default

Service records.

I’d take a well cared for 105k car over a neglected 74k car, transmission not withstanding. I personally wouldn’t drive an AT Z-car but nothing wrong with them and historically, AT cars sem to be in better used condition.
MicVelo is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 04:04 PM
  #6  
icer5160
Registered User
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 567
Received 75 Likes on 61 Posts
Default

Is the 05 an anniversary edition? My personal opinion, go with the M/T, I just couldn't see myself getting the same amount of Smiles Per Gallon in an A/T 350Z. Nothing wrong with the A/Ts, just a personal preference. The only gripe I have with 07-08 HR 350Z is the Concentric Clutch Slave Cylinder unit inside the trans bell housing (Assuming you find an M/T 07-08). These are prone to failure over time and are a chore to replace (requires the trans to be dropped). The issue is easily remedied with aftermarket heavy duty units, best to tackle this during a clutch replacement. At the end of the day, pick the car that best suits your driving habits and understand that these model Zs are getting on in their years giving you more negotiating power on the price. Do some research on prices in your area, only truly exceptional 350Zs sell for over 10K these days.
-Icer
icer5160 is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 08:39 AM
  #7  
Jap*vette
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

HR should be a dead giveaway. When I was looking for a 350 it was a requirement to be an HR. Transmission didn't matter and unfortunately I've read awful things about the m/t in these cars have. What's your budget if I may ask and what's the options you want? Why not get a g37? Better car that can be had for cheap with better options and probably better mileage. I would say get what best suites you!
Jap*vette is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 09:39 AM
  #8  
bealljk
Registered User
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Denver
Posts: 4,068
Received 438 Likes on 367 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jap*vette View Post
HR should be a dead giveaway. When I was looking for a 350 it was a requirement to be an HR. Transmission didn't matter and unfortunately I've read awful things about the m/t in these cars have. What's your budget if I may ask and what's the options you want? Why not get a g37? Better car that can be had for cheap with better options and probably better mileage. I would say get what best suites you!
not to respectfully disagree with you 100% but I'm going to
I would find a good DE - it may be inferior in some ways to an HR bone stock to bone stock but I believe the DE has way more upgrade options and usually at a smaller price tag, way more replacement parts if you break something, and is a simpler engine overall (talk to a few guys that lost the clock spring in the exhaust timing cog and it grenade'd their engine). I also think the Z is better than the G - if you want a 'sports car' … not that the G is bad, it's just more luxury minded (which is perfectly ok - if that's what you want).


bealljk is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 09:54 AM
  #9  
Jap*vette
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bealljk View Post
not to respectfully disagree with you 100% but I'm going to
I would find a good DE - it may be inferior in some ways to an HR bone stock to bone stock but I believe the DE has way more upgrade options and usually at a smaller price tag, way more replacement parts if you break something, and is a simpler engine overall (talk to a few guys that lost the clock spring in the exhaust timing cog and it grenade'd their engine). I also think the Z is better than the G - if you want a 'sports car' … not that the G is bad, it's just more luxury minded (which is perfectly ok - if that's what you want).
I definitely hear ya but the DE is just an outdated engine. (Most Nissan is outdated to a degree lol) I wouldn't expect anyone to pay premium pricetag for such an older car. Reason I compared the Z with the G was due to cost, me personally I'd rather have a VQ over DE/HR. Cost of repairs being higher should be expected lol.
Jap*vette is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 10:09 AM
  #10  
Franknbeans
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Franknbeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: North of Pitt. PA
Posts: 282
Received 16 Likes on 13 Posts
Default

Just to be the devil in the thread, don't forget to look at some 5th gen Corvettes. They are usually around the same price as a nice Z. Maybe a couple grand more, but it does come with more HP. So if you add up the parts you need on a Z for the HP it should be about the same.
Franknbeans is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 10:17 AM
  #11  
bealljk
Registered User
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Denver
Posts: 4,068
Received 438 Likes on 367 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jap*vette View Post
I definitely hear ya but the DE is just an outdated engine. (Most Nissan is outdated to a degree lol) I wouldn't expect anyone to pay premium pricetag for such an older car. Reason I compared the Z with the G was due to cost, me personally I'd rather have a VQ over DE/HR. Cost of repairs being higher should be expected lol.
Id agree with you that they are 'outdated' but one could say the same thing about an LS or a 2jz …in fact, with how engines are going to direct injection and how they are having catastrophic issues and expensive fuel upgrades, I'd don't know that I'd ever want a new 'modern' engine?

what do you mean by having a VQ over a DE/HR??
bealljk is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 10:19 AM
  #12  
Jap*vette
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

He's got plenty of fair priced options in all honesty...I would never rule out a vette! Prices are good, availability is plentiful and it's a solid performer.
Jap*vette is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 11:28 AM
  #13  
Jap*vette
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bealljk View Post
Id agree with you that they are 'outdated' but one could say the same thing about an LS or a 2jz …in fact, with how engines are going to direct injection and how they are having catastrophic issues and expensive fuel upgrades, I'd don't know that I'd ever want a new 'modern' engine?

what do you mean by having a VQ over a DE/HR??
I didn't clarify lol...sorry man so used to it being just called VQ with the 370 crowd. Even though they are all VQ...I meant to say 3.7 vhr over 3.5 de/hr/ no matter what iteration it is. Hence the reason I tossed the g37 in there. And as for older tech yes and no...really matters honestly. I would personally take a newer LS over an older. But it more or less depends on what he's looking for..
Jap*vette is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 01:07 PM
  #14  
bealljk
Registered User
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Denver
Posts: 4,068
Received 438 Likes on 367 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jap*vette View Post
I didn't clarify lol...sorry man so used to it being just called VQ with the 370 crowd. Even though they are all VQ...I meant to say 3.7 vhr over 3.5 de/hr/ no matter what iteration it is. Hence the reason I tossed the g37 in there. And as for older tech yes and no...really matters honestly. I would personally take a newer LS over an older. But it more or less depends on what he's looking for..
lol … I wasn't about to jump all over you - it's all good!

For sure (on engine technology) I think one of the better improvements has been cam timing and/or variable timing and I'm plenty happy with the DE's setup - maybe if I had exhaust timing I'd sing a different tune but play the hand you were dealt.
bealljk is offline  
Old 01-03-2019, 01:34 PM
  #15  
Jap*vette
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: IL
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bealljk View Post
lol … I wasn't about to jump all over you - it's all good!

For sure (on engine technology) I think one of the better improvements has been cam timing and/or variable timing and I'm plenty happy with the DE's setup - maybe if I had exhaust timing I'd sing a different tune but play the hand you were dealt.
Man I love a good debate lol!! After I said that I'm like imma dumbass...my thing was I was stuck in a similar scenario when I was looking. I wanted an Uprev but heard awful things and the DE just didn't have the numbers I wanted....so I went with a 70 lol! For the price here (near stl) a newer 350 was close in cost to an older 370. Hell man the g37 is getting rock bottom prices.
Jap*vette is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
BullishZ
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z
27
08-25-2002 02:30 AM
mbeguy
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z
22
07-19-2002 06:52 AM
TXSTYLE
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z
47
06-07-2002 08:58 AM
azmo
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z
9
06-04-2002 10:58 AM
MP350Z
2003-2009 Nissan 350Z
10
06-04-2002 05:31 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Opinions


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: