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yaheard 07-11-2011 01:34 PM

1st Time buyer advice
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

DJ-of-E 07-11-2011 02:03 PM

I suggest you wait until end of the year when production hits. Honestly, for something at such a high price range to an average person, it's better to wait it out and get exactly what you want rather than take someone and regret it later, like those wanting Monterrey Blue Z's.

USMCASA 07-11-2011 02:06 PM

wait and get what you want

Roadster4Us 07-11-2011 02:07 PM

Personally, I wouldn't settle unless it was something I could live without. If it's something I really want, than you should hang in there and keep searching.

shadoquad 07-11-2011 02:08 PM

My advice: go to a Nissan dealer and drive it both with and without stick to decide if you can live without 6MT. Most around here will tell you that the 7AT is faster anyway, but if you're really addicted to manual, like me, you'll want to hold out for that. I say test 'em both while you're looking.

Only you know what you're willing to compromise on, but I probably wouldn't hold out for persimmon. It looks great, but it's hard to find, and it limits your exterior color choices. If you're heart's set on sports package, then don't compromise on that, either. I love my Z and I don't have sports, but I made that determination after testing them with and without sport.

ClemsonWill 07-11-2011 02:10 PM

That's good advise. Don't settle. You will eventually regret it and it will cost you more money in the long run.

Also, don't be afraid to to travel or have a car shipped. Carmax is always a great option. You may not get the best price but you can have a car safely shipped for a reasonable price.

Used Nissan 370Zs at

yaheard 07-11-2011 02:14 PM

I have driven both auto and stick and the stick seemed more lively and fun. Coming from my truck anything is faster so its not a big deal what trans is faster. The other frustrating thing looking for a used z is the price people want. Its like your dealing with corvette owners here. No sorry not paying upwards toward 30g's for a 09 with 30k miles. As of right now I would settle on a black interior and be ok with it, but the sports and stick I'm pretty set on. I want to hold out for the right one, but I'm so damn antsy to get one!

Brutal 370Z 07-11-2011 02:39 PM

I know how you feel. I was faced with the same situation back in March. They had the exact one I wanted except with black leather instead of persimmon. I just decided to wait it out and I'm still waiting lol getting antsy as hell to say the least!!!! only a couple weeks left to go, and it seems like a lifetime away. That being said, I have no regrets. I know it would have pissed me off not to get the persimmon...major selling point for me.

vividracing 07-11-2011 02:42 PM

I've "settled" on vehicle purchases, and yeah, it's definitely not worth it. Hold out until you can find exactly what you want.

cossie1600 07-11-2011 02:47 PM

me too, one of the reason why i got rid of the corvette and 350 as i hated the color

yaheard 07-11-2011 02:51 PM

What happens if I can't find one that has the persimmon and sport package?
Then is it time to settle? I know the options I want have extremely narrowed my chances, am I asking for too much?

BeachZTT 07-11-2011 03:09 PM

Ultimately, you will have to decide what is settling, what is making a second choice, and what is a dealbreaker.

For me, manual and sport were deal breakers. For my wife, nav and heated/ac seats were deal breakers. We both wanted Black Cherry. Not to many options for us.

It will be better in the long run to be patient and get exactly what you want with a purchase like this. You don't want to be an "I wish I had..." when the newness wears off. We do not regret waiting for the car we wanted at the price we wanted.

Good luck and happy hunting!!!

11Thumper 07-11-2011 06:34 PM

Just look forward to having one until you do. No big rush at all unless you don't have a car to drive now or need to return a lease.

I guess you should decide what is a must have and what is nice to have. Makes life easier, especially when dating. Nice to have a supermodel, must have...well, you can fill that in. :D

kenchan 07-11-2011 06:34 PM

Hey op, do you like Genesis coupe? Lol just kidding. :icon17:

Another newb wanted one so just wondering if that's an option for you too.

cossie1600 07-11-2011 06:55 PM

mustang gt, its so fast

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