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Being retired and bored, I just went to the Nissan site and tried to build an exact vehicle like mine and to my surprise, there are no Sport /Touring with

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Being retired and bored, I just went to the Nissan site and tried to build an exact vehicle like mine and to my surprise, there are no Sport /Touring with manual transmissions....why? ( I know most of you will say...."because Nissan can").
I think that should increase the value of those of us who have manuals, sports/ touring, don't you think so.
Personally, I wouldn't replace my vehicle with a newer one if all I could only get was with an automatic transmission, just my opinion.
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If it was for maybe 2-3 years out of the Z34's lifespan I'd think they'd be worth more but with 10 years worth most likely not. Nissan's probably just relabeling them (the 2020s) to get them out the door without having to actually manufacture more lol
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All manual transmission sports cars will be sought after and desirable in the future.


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Old 05-16-2019, 06:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hope so but people are lazier and rather just aim a car instead of actually driving it, I'm glad I taught my son how to drive a stick when he was 14 and he will pass it on, I know.
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Being retired and bored, I just went to the Nissan site and tried to build an exact vehicle like mine and to my surprise, there are no Sport /Touring with manual transmissions....why? ( I know most of you will say...."because Nissan can").
I think that should increase the value of those of us who have manuals, sports/ touring, don't you think so.
Personally, I wouldn't replace my vehicle with a newer one if all I could only get was with an automatic transmission, just my opinion.
Being a diehard Z enthusiast I appreciate and am thankful that Nissan is continuing to produce and continue the Z legendary history with the 2020 Nissan 370Z model. I think the 50th Anniversary Z is a sharp looking vehicle and you can still purchase a 2020 Nissan 370Z with a manual transmission and Nissan is still continuing to use the Exedy high performance replacement clutch instead of the Genuine Nissan OEM clutch. For a Japanese sports car the Nissan 370Z has excellent resale value a specially over the first 5-7 years of ownership and hold their value very well. Also the 2009-2020 Nissan 370Z is a wanted vehicle in the sports car market people love these cars. Having owned several Nissan 370Z’s over the years comparing to other sports car or other vehicles on the market these cars are reliable and dependable vehicles to own they have their quirks just like any other sports car but Nissan was always known to build excellent quality vehicles. If you can get a 2020 Nissan 370Z get one if you can swing it.
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All manual transmission sports cars will be sought after and desirable in the future.
There will always be a group that will want a manual trans. But that group seems to be getting smaller and smaller as time goes on.

In the past, the three main reasons to buy a manual were: greater durability, more gas mileage, and more fun. New autos have all but done away with the first two. Laziness is working on number three.

I've gotten pretty lazy - I haven't had a manual vehicle in about a decade (last one was a '67 Mustang that I sold to make room for the 2009 Z I had).
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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There will always be a group that will want a manual trans. But that group seems to be getting smaller and smaller as time goes on.

In the past, the three main reasons to buy a manual were: greater durability, more gas mileage, and more fun. New autos have all but done away with the first two. Laziness is working on number three.

I've gotten pretty lazy - I haven't had a manual vehicle in about a decade (last one was a '67 Mustang that I sold to make room for the 2009 Z I had).
I should have not said laziness but "multitasking" while driving, I see so many people paying more attention to their phones than their driving..hope they don't find themselves in jail or prison..
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there will always be a group that will want a manual trans. But that group seems to be getting smaller and smaller as time goes on.

In the past, the three main reasons to buy a manual were: Greater durability, more gas mileage, and more fun. New autos have all but done away with the first two. Laziness is working on number three.

I've gotten pretty lazy - i haven't had a manual vehicle in about a decade (last one was a '67 mustang that i sold to make room for the 2009 z i had).
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Your car isn't worth any more than it was before Nissan got rid of the MT Sport/Touring package. Most people don't care. There will be some people out there that may be willing to pay more if you can find them. But the fact is the OEM nav is terrible and no one wants it. You can take care of all the touring package elements with options from Nissan or better aftermarket parts.
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I should have not said laziness but "multitasking" while driving,
At least in my case, "laziness" is dead on accurate.
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Regarding manual transmissions, it's the reason I just bought a Z. Granted, I always wanted one for some time, but we were actually looking to replace my wife's Altima Coupe 6MT. We were sad when they stopped making those. And probably even if they did still make them, there wouldn't be a manual available.

So our search first led us to the Infinity Q60. Awesome car, but we were suprised to learn there was no manual transmission available. On to the Lexus RC350. Again, awesome car, no MT. (We both loathe automatic transmissions). I remember the salesman being a bit surprised/offended that we didn't even want to test drive it. We also looked at a BMW (don't remember the model), but we didn't really care for the looks of it.

So, it was on to the Z. My wife thought it was too small, at first. But when I saw her get out the car grinning after the test drive, I knew we found the car.

Through the entire process, we were genuinely suprised at the limited availability of vehicles with manual transmissions. Back to topic, I'm grateful there's still a cool car available with a manual transmission. I'm not sure how much longer that will be the case.
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Can sill get a Lotus Evora with three pedals. A true driver’s car.
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You can still get the Nismo with all the touring and sports goodies with a stick...maybe they needed to increase the Nismo sales...
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You can still get the Nismo with all the touring and sports goodies with a stick...maybe they needed to increase the Nismo sales...
That definitely seemed to be the goal when they took away the sports touring trim a while back.
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The Z was one of the greatest sports cars of its generation. 2009-2014. The 2015 Nismo should have just been the 2015 Z. The price should have been lowered to $42k for a nav model and that one model sold. It was the closest thing to being the next model up.

If we were gonna keep the lower units? I think the sport model should've heen the base model by 2015 for base pricing and the touring model should have remained with the sport pkg for$35k. No more base model. That would've kinda made more of a business case to elevate sales volume and overall enthusiasm for the Z while destroying the business case for selling such a weak powered FRS, thus forcing Toyota to build a more powerful FRS and work harder for a higher hp supra. Like 400hp.

On Japan's side the hp wars are over which kinda crippled the jdm sports car industry.

While the Z is still an awesome car and the GTR is the best OVERPRICED car on the market. I think Nissan and japan as a whole have been a disappointment.

I'm grateful for the supra but im hoping this car sells well and morphs into something grand.

I hope Nissan is honest in saying they will build an in house Z without aid of another company and show us that they still love heritage.

So in my conclusion. While I believe the Z34 itself is one of the best sports cars of the millennium. It's also outdated, outgunned and outperformed by very generic vehicles at this point. It's lasted too long. We need something competitive.
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