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Old 02-05-2008, 05:36 AM   #21
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RSX is still faster
Yeah but they are 200k+ aussie money!
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #22
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you will find all the aussie's on 350z tech
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:08 AM   #23
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Damn, s2k is more expensive than 350Z.

It has always been, base model Z is always cheaper then s2k. Even in 2005, the stealership was trying to sell them 3k above sticker!!! What a joke!
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:10 AM   #24
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In The UK, the 350z is quite rare car also, and its price is the same as an M3 BMW
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #25
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In The UK, the 350z is quite rare car also, and its price is the same as an M3 BMW
Gotta love being a smaller market, not.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:32 PM   #26
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Gotta love being a smaller market, not.
tell me about it? See Bronzee I am sensible on this site lol
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:20 PM   #27
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tell me about it? See Bronzee I am sensible on this site lol
I'm sure it was accidental.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:41 AM   #28
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RSX is still faster
You think an Integra Type-R is faster than a 350Z?
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:48 AM   #29
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I'm sure it was accidental.

cheeky git !!
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I think he ment to say that the NSX is faster then a Z?
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:47 PM   #31
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You think an Integra Type-R is faster than a 350Z?

It's an inside joke.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:46 PM   #32
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cheeky git !!
Haha, you'll keep. Lol.

And yes, we do seem to pay a bit down under. A new 350z in NZ is still about 72-76kNZ$ depending on the specs.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:58 PM   #33
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Just to do a bit of thread mining.....

The price of the Z here is relative to other vehicles. All cars sold in Australia have LCT (25%) on the amount over $57k and then GST (10%) added to the total.

When I decided to buy my Z I did a LOT of research on price, resale, usability, reliability and performance.

My previous three cars were FPV GT-P, FPV F6 and then another F6. While these vehicles are very powerful and quick in a straight line they are not so good in corners, eat lots of petrol and have very bad resale retention.

My technical parameters were:
At least 2 seats
More than 600km fuel range
Rear wheel drive
Manual transmission
Good brakes
Rear wheel drive
Reasionably quick
Reasionably good fuel economy
Reliable.
Rear wheel drive
Tin top (I live in the skin cancer capital of the world)
ummmm
Did I mention rear wheel drive?

The short list was:
FPV GT-E $80k
FPV F6 $80k
HSV GTS $80k
350Z $70k
RX8 $55k
BMW 335 $130k
Crossfire SRT $80k

The FPVs and HSV was discounted early as they are petrol eating monsters and are not the most reliable cars on he road with terrible resale retention. While the F6 is an EXTREMELY quick vehicle, the new model has been delayed yet again and I would have been walking or driving the same as my old one for at least 6 months.
The crossfire was only available in auto or was underpowered in manual while the BMW was just a bit too expensive.
This left the RX8 and 350Z. The RX8 was quite nice although a bit underpowered but when I borrowed one over a weekend I used a tank of petrol just driving around locally. Power of a V8 with economy of a 4 is good, the other way round is not so good.
This left the 350Z. I looked at the price of second hand ones and even the really old ones still command high prices. A friend of mine bought the first one ever sold here and she has never had a warranty claim or fault ever.

So at AU$70k, to me, the 350Z is excellent value. Yes the US one is US$38k (not $28k, we don't have the povvo models here) but if you convert it to AUD, add duty, GST and LCT it is not going to be a much cheaper AND the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

P.S. I only paid $63k drive away........4/2008 Track Coupe
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The short list was:
FPV GT-E $80k
FPV F6 $80k
HSV GTS $80k
350Z $70k (NZ$76 for brand new full spec)
RX8 $55k
BMW 335 $130k
Crossfire SRT $80k

So at AU$70k, to me, the 350Z is excellent value. Yes the US one is US$38k (not $28k, ) but if you convert it to AUD, add duty, GST and LCT it is not going to be a much cheaper AND the steering wheel is on the wrong side.
Prices are bit higher in NZ, but, your dollar is marginally stronger. Pretty much agree with you, being smaller market counts for a lot, less market forces. The 350z is still relatively speaking good value for your money in comparison to other vehicles that are like, especially 2 seaters. Definitely not a family vehicle though, so not really comparable to a Holden (as they don't make Monaro's anymore) or Ford imo. Unfortunately not quite so rare in the big cities in NZ now, so many shadow imports, not many people around like me that have had their Z for over 4 years from new.
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