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I bought my 2012 370Z touring convertible the end of October 2019, I went to the dealership for an oil change yesterday and the guy helping me was super excited

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Old 02-13-2020, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my 2012 370Z touring convertible the end of October 2019, I went to the dealership for an oil change yesterday and the guy helping me was super excited because mine is a J code, I know what it means, was just wondering how common or rare this is with the Z's?
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What does the J mean?
Made in Japan?

Or do you have a special option or something?
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As I remember my research ,all of the 370Z VIN's start JN, i.e., made in Japan.
I spot checked an Altima and it's VIN started with 1N.
I used to have a link to a VIN look-up, but it has disappeared.

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As I remember my research ,all of the 370Z VIN's start JN, i.e., made in Japan.
I spot checked an Altima and it's VIN started with 1N.
I used to have a link to a VIN look-up, but it has disappeared.

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All the VINs for a Z shipped to the USA start with J, they are all made in Japan. Nothing rare about that. It would be unusual to have a RHD 370Z in the US.
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the guy helping me was super excited because mine is a J code, I know what it means
lol what does it mean then?

If you are referring to the J at the beginning of the VIN number, there is absolutely nothing special about it. That is simply part of the manufacturer designation. For USA and Canada VINs, the designation JN1 identifies the vehicle as a Nissan.


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Maybe he thinks it's a Maxima.
https://www.nissanhelp.com/diy/common/nissan_vin.php



Edit: The only other "J-code" I'm familiar with is the early-1970s Mustang 429 engine. Let's us know if you have one of those under the hood.
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I bought my 2012 370Z touring convertible the end of October 2019, I went to the dealership for an oil change yesterday and the guy helping me was super excited because mine is a J code, I know what it means, was just wondering how common or rare this is with the Z's?
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