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Old 03-14-2019, 06:52 PM
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Ive been looking for over 2 months for my next car. No matter what I find, I always come back to looking at 350zís. Iím 18, I live in NJ, and am looking to spend $8000-$13000. My first car was a 2016 WRX STI and I have driven a 2003 350Z multiple times which is why I love it so much. Would you guys recommend me going down the route of purchasing a Z? If so, anybody selling theirs in the central New Jersey area (preferably less than 80k miles and manual)?
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:19 PM
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Welcome, but you'll have better luck posting a want to buy (WTB) thread like this in the WTB or Northeast regional sections.
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What are your plans for the car? Any modifications you are looking to do?

what happened to your 2016 STi?
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:54 PM
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Hi Max. Check Internet car sites. Examples are: cars.com and cargurus.com.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:03 PM
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Used 350z's re typically overpriced, and often have customization that the owner is hopeful adds to the value. In fact this actually lowers the car's price.

When shopping for a used 350z, avoid any car that has owner-added custom features. You should look for a completely stock car.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:16 PM
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Don't become emotional when you decide upon a car. Get tough!

A 2003 or 2004 35z is worth around $5k. Fight for that price. A 2003 or 2004 will have a problem transmission, so use this as a negotiation point. If the transmission is not updated, you will pay $1800.00 (plus installation labor) for the newer CD009 or CD00A transmission. If the car's mileage is over 80k, you will need crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, oxygen sensors, and some other stuff that will come to over $2k.

If you fight hard, you will find a bone stock 350z and negotiate a price below 5K. This car will cost you some $$'s, so go for your best price.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Spike100 View Post
Don't become emotional when you decide upon a car. Get tough!

A 2003 or 2004 35z is worth around $5k. Fight for that price. A 2003 or 2004 will have a problem transmission, so use this as a negotiation point. If the transmission is not updated, you will pay $1800.00 (plus installation labor) for the newer CD009 or CD00A transmission. If the car's mileage is over 80k, you will need crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, oxygen sensors, and some other stuff that will come to over $2k.

If you fight hard, you will find a bone stock 350z and negotiate a price below 5K. This car will cost you some $$'s, so go for your best price.
Dam, I bought my 2008 350z that had 70k miles for $10k...
No accidents reported, a mid aged lady so you know the Z wasn't being ripped on, fairly new tires, no mods. I have had no problems so far with my car.
Every Z around me is around $10k for 70k mileage. But did I just get ripped off for $10k????

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:14 AM
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i sold my 08 for $14,200 with 78k miles 4 years ago, it was to a friend but it had

takeada intakes
stillen engine damper
art pipes
tdx2
quaife diff
tokico d-specs
eibach springs
hotchkis sways
tuned

he was comfortable because he saw the car since i got it. the market was also different back then
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Originally Posted by NaaNee00 View Post
Dam, I bought my 2008 350z that had 70k miles for $10k...
No accidents reported, a mid aged lady so you know the Z wasn't being ripped on, fairly new tires, no mods. I have had no problems so far with my car.
Every Z around me is around $10k for 70k mileage. But did I just get ripped off for $10k????
$10K is a very fair price for a 2008 350z with relatively low miles (7k miles per year is low). Also, Nissan had perfected its 350z by 2008. It is really a better car than the earlier models (especially 2003 and 2004) that had problems with the transmission, sensors, and some engines.

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The real question here is what happened to the 2016 STI?..
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Originally Posted by deeliciousqueen View Post
The real question here is what happened to the 2016 STI?..
that's what I want to know!
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HMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! That is the question silent on the STI in my opinion your going backward to a 2003-2004 Z!
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Prob Dugan'd it
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