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Old 09-01-2022, 10:28 AM   #1051
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Looked good, but was a turd. Understeer city due to compromised suspension design.
I don’t feel that Nissan made the 300zx to be a competitive sports car but more of a touring style / open road cruiser. They were fun cars but they felt mildly big (for their era). Doing anything to that engine was a PITA.
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:39 AM   #1052
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I don’t feel that Nissan made the 300zx to be a competitive sports car but more of a touring style / open road cruiser. They were fun cars but they felt mildly big (for their era). Doing anything to that engine was a PITA.
That was the 3000GT VR4 problem as well, The Supra wasn't amazing out of the box either and was also pretty porky.

All three were GT cars not sports cars, and were pretty pricey for the time (compared to domestics).
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:24 AM   #1053
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agree on all points... those big import heavy hitters we like to wax on poetically about were all kind of meh in reality.

The only car that really excited me back then was the R2 FD RX7...

Talk about a purely executed vision. It was not the fastest at anything, but man it drove well.
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:24 AM   #1054
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agree on all points... those big import heavy hitters we like to wax on poetically about were all kind of meh in reality.

The only car that really excited me back then was the R2 FD RX7...

Talk about a purely executed vision. It was not the fastest at anything, but man it drove well.
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Old 09-22-2022, 02:11 PM   #1055
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Manual versions of the sports car aren't affected.

After the 370Z overstayed its welcome by a few years, Nissan finally has a new sports car on sale. The new Nissan Z arrived in America recently, and while enthusiasts will no doubt be clamoring to get their hands on one, there are a few early stumbling blocks. The first one is pretty obvious, that being exorbitant dealer markups. Some of these markups go all the way up to $50,000, making a mockery of the attractive base price.

But a new issue has surfaced, and it affects automatic variants of the Nissan Z. As of now, your Z will probably be delayed due to an issue with the nine-speed automatic transmission that could cause the car to roll away.

We reached out to Nissan to confirm the status of the Z sports car with the automatic transmission and received the following response: "Nissan initiated a quality hold on MY2023 Nissan Z automatic transmission equipped vehicles on August 29, 2022 while it investigates this issue. The investigation is ongoing at this time."

As the investigation is still happening, no recall of the 2023 Nissan Z has yet been listed on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website. However, thousands of Nissan Titan and Frontier pickups have been recalled for an unsecured transmission issue that could cause a rollaway. Like the new Z, these trucks use a Jatco nine-speed automatic transmission.

The recalls of the Frontier and Titan include 2020-2023 models and impacts over 200,000 pickups. According to a summary of the issue on the NHTSA website, "the transmission parking pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway."

It's fair to assume that the new Z has potentially been afflicted by the same issue and a recall seems inevitable. Under notes for the Titan recall, it states that a remedy is currently being planned but that owner notification letters will only be sent out on November 1.


For now, owners of the trucks have been advised to apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked, something that should be done anyway. The only good news for the Z is that sales started recently so a fairly small number of units will be affected compared to the Titan/Frontier.

While many Nissan fans will only be interested in the manual Z, the automatic model shouldn't be ruled out. This transmission is known as the 9G-Tronic in Mercedes-Benz models where it provides shifts that are both smooth and fast. That's not the only advantage in the automatic model's favor, either; the V6 sounds even better when paired with the automatic and, in Sport trim, won't cost anything extra.

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Old 09-22-2022, 03:22 PM   #1056
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:24 PM   #1057
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Tuned 2023 Nissan Z Breaks 500 WHP And Runs 11.43-Second Quarter Mile

The 2023 Nissan Z offers plenty of bang per buck straight out of the box. Starting from $40k, you get a rear-wheel drive 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 coupe that makes 400 hp (406 PS) and can race to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the low-four-second range.

But Chicago-based tuner AMS was able to make big performance gains by equipping its recently acquired yellow Z Proto automatic with some fairly simple bolt-on mods that will ensure the Nissan has nothing to fear from its Toyota Supra arch rival that has proved slightly faster in comparison tests.

First, let’s talk numbers. In stock tune AMS’s Z made 373 hp (378 PS) at the wheels, suggesting Nissan’s 400-horse flywheel figure is rather conservative. And we know from Hagerty’s drag race video that a mod-free example like that with the automatic transmission can cover the standing quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 116 mph (187 km/h).

With AMS’s mods applied the engine output jumped to 500 hp at the wheels (507 PS), the quarter-mile time tumbled to 11.43 seconds and the trap speed improved to 124 mph (200 km/h) on a “cold and unprepped surface”, which the tuner says “likely hurt our 60***8242; times more than they helped”.


Those gains came courtesy of new exhaust and downpipes, heat exchanger, intercooler, a remap to take advantage of 100-octane fuel and a set of 28-inch Hoosier drag slicks. The use of the tires might prove slightly controversial for some Z fans, because while it’s interesting to see how far a Z can be pushed with only bolt-on mods, they obviously make the car illegal to use on the public road.

But an earlier post on AMS’s Facebook page has good news for anyone wanting to improve their Z’s performance but unwilling or unable to commit to fitting so many parts and limiting themselves to high-octane juice. Before the guys had jumped into the bigger mods they’d worked up a new calibration for the stock car that lifted its 373 whp to 440 hp (446 PS) at the wheels, without the need to gas up with anything more than widely available 93 octane fuel.


So if your wondering about price and Availability for getting 2023 Z with starting price of 40K as mentioned above.

Quick Autotrader results. 300 mile radius from my Location ( tri state region let's say, did couple searches with different zips.

So I only found 3. 2 said contact dealer for pricing. That's because they don't won't to post the craziness in black and white for everyone to see on the Internet.

The third guy could careless, then again it is the new business model.

The MSRP is $ 55,000 Dollars
Final price
85,000 Dollars

That's Sheridan Nissan doesn't show address number is 302 276 8442

it's hard getting link. Did it on my phone and I'm posting on I pad. Auto trader doesn't really have 2023 Z listed in the Filter list just 370 and 350. So it was bitch finding it.
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Old 10-07-2022, 12:12 PM   #1058
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Cool, guess I'll just never buy new.
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Old 10-07-2022, 12:34 PM   #1059
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So if your wondering about price and Availability for getting 2023 Z with starting price of 40K as mentioned above.

Quick Autotrader results. 300 mile radius from my Location ( tri state region let's say, did couple searches with different zips.

So I only found 3. 2 said contact dealer for pricing. That's because they don't won't to post the craziness in black and white for everyone to see on the Internet.

The third guy could careless, then again it is the new business model.

The MSRP is $ 55,000 Dollars
Final price
85,000 Dollars

That's Sheridan Nissan doesn't show address number is 302 276 8442

it's hard getting link. Did it on my phone and I'm posting on I pad. Auto trader doesn't really have 2023 Z listed in the Filter list just 370 and 350. So it was bitch finding it.
Auto trader sucks. Use car gurus. I'm showing 63 Z's nationwide

Edit: Still not faster than a tuned Supra with equivalent mods. 2021 Supra with only a tune and Advan AO52 runs a consistent 11.6 on 91 octane. The Z needs downpipes, exhaust, heat exchanger, tune, Hoosiers, and 100 octane to run 11.43.

Yeah, I'll still take the Supra all day over the Z. Better vehicle stock, less costly for simple and easy power gains, doesn't have fuel starvation issues.

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Old 10-07-2022, 12:39 PM   #1060
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Seconded.
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Auto trader sucks. Use car gurus. I'm showing 63 Z's nationwide

Edit: Still not faster than a tuned Supra with equivalent mods. 2021 Supra with only a tune and Advan AO52 runs a consistent 11.6 on 91 octane. The Z needs downpipes, exhaust, heat exchanger, tune, Hoosiers, and 100 octane to run 11.43.

Yeah, I'll still take the Supra all day over the Z. Better vehicle stock, less costly for simple and easy power gains, doesn't have fuel starvation issues.
Agreed. When Nissan releases the base Z + diff, someone, not me, could make a case for the Z bang for the buck. But modified, nah.

I mean there no guarantees or certainly as it relates to production. Call Nostradamus I guess….but my point is someone on here got a deal on their first MY Supra so it’s possible that supply chain sorts itself out, whenever the F that is, the 6MT Supra is on the market for say 2 MY’s, and you can get a couple grand knocked off MSRP. At that point I see zero reason to buy a Z, at all. The Supra is vastly superior stock or modified.
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