Nissan 370Z Forum  

2010 QAB Z Touring Roadster / Sport / Navi - New Owner

I picked up a low-mileage (just a smidge over 30k miles), gray-on-black-on-white example this past winter that had been sitting on a Ford dealership lot for three months. With the

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > General > Introduction > New Roadster 370Z Owner

Like Tree11Likes
  • 2 Post By Red Voodoo
  • 1 Post By Quicksilvers
  • 1 Post By danegrey
  • 1 Post By mark681137
  • 1 Post By Memphis370Z
  • 1 Post By bunk
  • 1 Post By /Angelo350Z/
  • 1 Post By Baronsmokes
  • 1 Post By Spoiler
  • 1 Post By TJM370ZR

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2019, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Red Voodoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Sacramento, CA
Age: 44
Posts: 7
Drives: 10 370Z Roadster
Rep Power: 1
Red Voodoo is on a distinguished road
Smile

I picked up a low-mileage (just a smidge over 30k miles), gray-on-black-on-white example this past winter that had been sitting on a Ford dealership lot for three months. With the 7AT "manual-matic", this Z Roadster is about as perfect of an open-air GT car one could find for under $17K USD.

I have no set plans for any major mechanical improvements, with possibly the exception of quality cross-drilled rotors and steel-braided brake lines when the original pads go south.

Otherwise, I've dropped in a pair of K&N air filters; upgraded the Navi maps from 2009 to 2018; added a Kenwood rearview camera (taking advantage of the integrated functions of the 2010 OEM navi software); installed the OEM Illuminated kick plates; swapped as many incandescent bulbs that I could easily access with 6500k LEDs (interior/license plate/reverse lamps); added OEM wheel locks for the 19" Rays; screwed in an aftermarket "shorty" radio antenna; swapped out the smoked rear fog lamp with an OEM US model red lens; added the Sport package's front aero deflector (why it didn't come with one as a dealer installed accessory on the Roadster is beyond me); and, finally, swapped out the stock ignition button with the red GT-R one.

Short history...

Before I had kids over a decade ago, I collected and daily-drove Miatas. Two were NA models (one moderately modified), and the third was a 6-speed NB. I would be lying to you guys if I told you that I didn't miss these cars. After my first daughter was born, I purchased a third generation Acura TL. I still commute in it, and it's a great sports sedan (for a FWD). I love the car, and it took me ten years to really get another hair up my butt to buy something different.

I don't know what steered me towards the 370. I started looking at the 350 last fall. I thought that an older used coupe would be cool to tinker on during my free time. Then I started to look at the interiors of this model and realized how poorly Nissan put them together. That almost steered me back to another Miata. But, then I came across a 370 Roadster tucked in between a used Fusion and a F-150 on a sales lot. It was more than I wanted to spend, but it was clear to me that the Ford dealership had no idea what they were trying to sell. I test drove it President's Day weekend and was sold. The exterior had some minor blemishes, but the interior was immaculate. I traded in a 2012 TSX I had that my wife no longer drove since she bought her MDX. I had another convertible, and I was happy.

There's a small part of me that sometimes wishes I picked up a comparable 370 coupe with a manual. Overall, however, the Z Roadster is just as fun as my previous Miatas, and that was the goal I set out to accomplish.

(Please excuse the lo-res photo... I'm still trying to figure out how to host and share images.)

Baronsmokes and Rodd like this.

Last edited by Red Voodoo; 04-30-2019 at 11:15 PM.
Red Voodoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2019, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Quicksilvers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,329
Drives: 2017 370z
Rep Power: 616
Quicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond reputeQuicksilvers has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to the 370Z forums and congratulations on your new to you Roadster Z enjoy it!!
Red Voodoo likes this.
__________________
Mr. Clean
Quicksilvers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2019, 05:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
danegrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 1,206
Drives: 12 370Z BK Cherry M6
Rep Power: 2282
danegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond reputedanegrey has a reputation beyond repute
Default

congrats and enjoy the new ride
Red Voodoo likes this.
__________________
Lots of Changes
the Z needs to be driven and driven hard for the car lives for it
danegrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 3
Drives: Red Roadster 2014
Rep Power: 1
mark681137 is on a distinguished road
Default

nice
Red Voodoo likes this.
mark681137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 08:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Memphis370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Memphis Area
Posts: 3,000
Drives: '09 MB
Rep Power: 66784
Memphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond reputeMemphis370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Congratulations and welcome.
Red Voodoo likes this.
Memphis370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2019, 06:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
bunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,551
Drives: 2010 370z Roadster
Rep Power: 1406838
bunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond reputebunk has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome fellow roadster owner! I really like your avatar!
Red Voodoo likes this.
__________________
-Drop in K&N Filter -Invidia Gemini CBE -Z1 Oil Cooler -Swift Springs - EcuTek -Forgestar F14 -SPL Camber Links -Akebono BBK Upgrade -Z1 Premium SS Lines -SPL Diff Bushings -SPL FUCAs
bunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2019, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
/Angelo350Z/'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,217
Drives: Midnight Blue 370Z
Rep Power: 300
/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute/Angelo350Z/ has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Congrats and welcome!
Red Voodoo likes this.
__________________

2013 MB NISSAN 370Z SPORT
/Angelo350Z/ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2019, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 1,070
Drives: 2016 370Z Roadster
Rep Power: 436955
Baronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond reputeBaronsmokes has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Voodoo View Post
I picked up a low-mileage (just a smidge over 30k miles), gray-on-black-on-white example this past winter that had been sitting on a Ford dealership lot for three months. With the 7AT "manual-matic", this Z Roadster is about as perfect of an open-air GT car one could find for under $17K USD.

I have no set plans for any major mechanical improvements, with possibly the exception of quality cross-drilled rotors and steel-braided brake lines when the original pads go south.

Otherwise, I've dropped in a pair of K&N air filters; upgraded the Navi maps from 2009 to 2018; added a Kenwood rearview camera (taking advantage of the integrated functions of the 2010 OEM navi software); installed the OEM Illuminated kick plates; swapped as many incandescent bulbs that I could easily access with 6500k LEDs (interior/license plate/reverse lamps); added OEM wheel locks for the 19" Rays; screwed in an aftermarket "shorty" radio antenna; swapped out the smoked rear fog lamp with an OEM US model red lens; added the Sport package's front aero deflector (why it didn't come with one as a dealer installed accessory on the Roadster is beyond me); and, finally, swapped out the stock ignition button with the red GT-R one.

Short history...

Before I had kids over a decade ago, I collected and daily-drove Miatas. Two were NA models (one moderately modified), and the third was a 6-speed NB. I would be lying to you guys if I told you that I didn't miss these cars. After my first daughter was born, I purchased a third generation Acura TL. I still commute in it, and it's a great sports sedan (for a FWD). I love the car, and it took me ten years to really get another hair up my butt to buy something different.

I don't know what steered me towards the 370. I started looking at the 350 last fall. I thought that an older used coupe would be cool to tinker on during my free time. Then I started to look at the interiors of this model and realized how poorly Nissan put them together. That almost steered me back to another Miata. But, then I came across a 370 Roadster tucked in between a used Fusion and a F-150 on a sales lot. It was more than I wanted to spend, but it was clear to me that the Ford dealership had no idea what they were trying to sell. I test drove it President's Day weekend and was sold. The exterior had some minor blemishes, but the interior was immaculate. I traded in a 2012 TSX I had that my wife no longer drove since she bought her MDX. I had another convertible, and I was happy.

There's a small part of me that sometimes wishes I picked up a comparable 370 coupe with a manual. Overall, however, the Z Roadster is just as fun as my previous Miatas, and that was the goal I set out to accomplish.

(Please excuse the lo-res photo... I'm still trying to figure out how to host and share images.)

Enjoy your roadster

Welcome to the best car forum.
Red Voodoo likes this.
Baronsmokes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
Bacon Connoisseur
 
Spoiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Shelby, NC
Posts: 5,628
Drives: 2015 Roadster
Rep Power: 2684370
Spoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond reputeSpoiler has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Sweet looking ride
Red Voodoo likes this.
__________________
Addicted to Red

https://baconfreak.com/
Spoiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 01:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 36
Drives: 10 370 RoadsterPW M6
Rep Power: 3
TJM370ZR is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome, it looks great!! Makes me miss my white 2010 Touring/Sport/Navi that was stolen a few months back.........(sigh).


If you are ever looking for spacers I have an extra set of Z1 spacers/extended studs laying around that did a great job of making the stock rays sit nice and flush with the fenders.
Red Voodoo likes this.
TJM370ZR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 11:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Red Voodoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Sacramento, CA
Age: 44
Posts: 7
Drives: 10 370Z Roadster
Rep Power: 1
Red Voodoo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJM370ZR View Post
If you are ever looking for spacers I have an extra set of Z1 spacers/extended studs laying around that did a great job of making the stock rays sit nice and flush with the fenders.
Thanks for the heads-up. I have hubcentric spacers on my third generation Acura TL that I daily drive. That car has Tein S-Tech springs on it, and the spacers make a huge difference in appearance vs. without them. At this point, I'm not planning on dropping the Z, but if I ever change my mind, spacers will be part of that package if I use the Sport Rays.
Red Voodoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2010, 370z, qab, roadster, white

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
370Z For Sale 2010 PW Touring Sport w/Navi - 39k Miles bdavis89 370Z For Sale 4 08-25-2014 12:01 PM
370Z For Sale New York 2010 magnetic black 6mt touring/sport ,navi nissan394 370Z For Sale 8 09-08-2013 11:24 AM
370Z For Sale 2010 Roadster Auto/Touring+Sport+Navi emotionr 370Z For Sale 7 08-14-2013 07:50 AM
FS: 2010 Roadster Auto/Touring+Sport+Navi emotionr Cars for sale (Private Classifieds) 3 06-27-2013 10:49 AM
370Z For Sale 2010 370z 6mt, touring, sport, navi, 5 yr warranty 19k $29500 Missouri Bryan212 370Z For Sale 0 11-12-2012 03:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2