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Old 07-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've been looking for a Z for a few weeks now and have found some leads but ultimately something didn't work out (distance,package,etc). I wanted yours guys take on my search.

I like all the colors but silver so that is easy enough. I really would like a persimmon interior but its hard to find. I want a manual and the sport package with under 20k miles. Through the search I have yet to find just the right one, or its the right one for the most part but auto. Here's the question, should I settle on just finding one and going for it or would it be best to hold out for the one with the most options I want? Is the stick really that big of a deal over the manual? What should i settle on nd what should i I keep looking for?
Thanks in advance for the help
Sorry in advance for the long post. Just being detailed on 7at performance as much as words can express so you can understand without actually driving it. But I do recommend driving BOTH.

If this car drove like a rx8,genesis coupe, camaroor mustang v6. I would say get the manual hands down. But the Z auto is sick, it feels way closer to dual clutch. You can hardly tell the difference. Only the occasional slight torque converter drone reminds you its not dct.

The ecu is so good at predicting our drive style, without even going in manual mode. The Z will predict you from your foot. You will notice in auto mode alone you can control gear changes between 2800,3800,4400,5200,6,000 and 6800 rpm. Most other auto trannies give you 2 or 3 modes on the peddle. The Z auto gives you 6. (Maybe more?)

In manual mode you get thousands of gear ratios preselected by the ecu depending on your drive style patterns. The cvt also has 2overdrive modes for better fuel economy and power deliery DRM that works on upshift as well like SRM. Its really not disappointing at all. In traffic. Put it in D and you're chillin. Road opens up... you open up on gears.

The paddle shift gives a supersmooth race car shift that's so seemless and crisp its marvel, yet when you use the stick to shift, the car feels like a 1970 240z, its slightly unrefined and mildly slower to shift. The car jerks a little when you shift on the floor. It takes you back to when notchy slower shifting was the norm as far as feel. So the auto is a lot more fun than some make it out to be. It gives you the best of both worlds. Only thing you can't burnout in the auto. Just make it chirp the tires.

If you plan on tracking often for sport. Depending on what type of racing you do? I recommend manual. If your left leg has a mind of its own and forces you to try clutching when in front of a steering wheel. Drive manual. Lol
Honestly more than tranny choice. Aftermarket exhaust or much smaller/no resonators would be my priority. The Z needs a sound boost.

That's just my opinion and like a$$holes... everybody's got one. Happy hunting and good luck.

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