Nissan 370Z Forum  

370Z vs SS Camaro vs 135i

370Z: 31k (roughly) 3.7 V6 332 HP / 270 Tq 1/4-13.4 0-60- 4.9 3,559 pounds SS Camaro: 31k (roughly) 6.2 V8 422 HP / 408 Tq 1/4- ? 0-60 ?

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > General > Nissan 370Z General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2008, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2
Drives: 00 Celica GT-S
Rep Power: 10
ohdeasu is on a distinguished road
Default 370Z vs SS Camaro vs 135i

370Z: 31k (roughly)
3.7 V6 332 HP / 270 Tq
1/4-13.4
0-60- 4.9
3,559 pounds
SS Camaro: 31k (roughly)
6.2 V8 422 HP / 408 Tq
1/4- ?
0-60 ?
3,800 pounds
135i: 34k (roughly)
3.0 Inline 6 TT 300 HP / 300 Tq
1/4- 13.4
0-60 4.9 - 5.1

In the interest of modification I know the 135i offers more since it is already boosted, but the Z line has always offered a strong line of options. Meanwhile, I have never bought an American car before, but with those numbers and the Dale Earnheart Jr. concept car it was too jucy to overlook.
Ah one last thing, I also posted in the 135i forums to get their insight. I am still trying to find a good Camaro forum.
Ready... go

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...594#post299594

Last edited by ohdeasu; 12-08-2008 at 12:32 AM.
ohdeasu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Retired CIO
 
onethreefive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ______
Posts: 1,366
Drives: _
Rep Power: 252
onethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Depends on what you want out of the car. Is it going to be your daily driver or weekend / track car? If you're concerned about the modability, I think all three cars will have a great diverse aftermarket after some time. Personally I chose the 135 because I wanted something that had more room, power and luxury than my old s2k. The 135 doesn't handle as good as the s2k or have as precise of a shifter, but the pros outweighed the cons in my circumstance. As for the 370z, it looks like Nissan did their homework and is going to make a great car for the money.
The Camaro SS I'll have to do some research on, either way it's all going to be good
__________________
resident lurker extraordinaire

Support Our Forum
Become a Premium Member Click HERE

Last edited by onethreefive; 12-07-2008 at 05:03 AM.
onethreefive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Base Member
 
ZEEDREAMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 46
Drives: in 3 years
Rep Power: 10
ZEEDREAMER is on a distinguished road
Default

My dad is gonna buy a 2010 Camaro SS. He's on Camaro5.com. He said Chevy engineers managed to screw a 4.6 0-60 time and a sub 13 1/4 mile (btw it has launch control). The Camaro is gonna be awesome on the straits. But the Z would just destroy it in the corners. As for the 135i, its ugly as **** and $37K, not $34.
ZEEDREAMER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
drmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kern Co., California
Age: 46
Posts: 356
Drives: '03 Mini S+'94 Miata
Rep Power: 10
drmike will become famous soon enoughdrmike will become famous soon enough
Default

Funny, my current favorites for a car I could afford boils down to those three cars (135i/Camaro/370Z). After seeing the cars at SEMA and at the LA Auto Show (including the new MX5 and the S2000) I found myself comparing everything to the 370Z. By the next day my mind was made up - the 370Z wins. Funny, since I went to the show expecting to fall for the 135i.
drmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
CrownR426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Korea
Posts: 4,677
Drives: Manual
Rep Power: 841
CrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

370 owns.
Why?
It's worth every penny!
Thata why!
__________________
Love + Hardwork + Passion
RIP SVTRacer
CrownR426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
alefcole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SJ
Posts: 709
Drives: 2011 Black ZCP E92M3
Rep Power: 11
alefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of light
Default

All the three are nice looking cars, the camaro is waaaaaay too heavy and will only be useful in a place without turns, bring it to the track and you will be last. The 370z is the most powerfull. But I think will never ride as pleasant as the 135 does. Ride both then compare.

If you want the best value for your money, or maybe single and don't care too much about ride quality or back seat space then the 370z is your way to go.

In the other hand if you want a pleasant ride with a little bit of luxury feel, or if you need a back seat, then buy the 135. But bimmers are not cheap and 37K is about what you will end up paying.
alefcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
CrownR426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Korea
Posts: 4,677
Drives: Manual
Rep Power: 841
CrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alefcole View Post
All the three are nice looking cars, the camaro is waaaaaay too heavy and will only be useful in a place without turns, bring it to the track and you will be last. The 370z is the most powerfull. But I think will never ride as pleasant as the 135 does. Ride both then compare.

If you want the best value for your money, or maybe single and don't care too much about ride quality or back seat space then the 370z is your way to go.

In the other hand if you want a pleasant ride with a little bit of luxury feel, or if you need a back seat, then buy the 135. But bimmers are not cheap and 37K is about what you will end up paying.
If I wanted a little bit of luxury I'd get the G37.
Actually I wanted to get a BMW 5 Series after my 370.
__________________
Love + Hardwork + Passion
RIP SVTRacer
CrownR426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Retired CIO
 
onethreefive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ______
Posts: 1,366
Drives: _
Rep Power: 252
onethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond reputeonethreefive has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrownR426 View Post
If I wanted a little bit of luxury I'd get the G37.
Actually I wanted to get a BMW 5 Series after my 370.
It just depends on your preference I guess. Different strokes for different folks.
__________________
resident lurker extraordinaire

Support Our Forum
Become a Premium Member Click HERE
onethreefive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
alefcole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SJ
Posts: 709
Drives: 2011 Black ZCP E92M3
Rep Power: 11
alefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrownR426 View Post
If I wanted a little bit of luxury I'd get the G37.
Actually I wanted to get a BMW 5 Series after my 370.
Did you see the G37 or the 5 series named at the begining of the thread?.

Last edited by alefcole; 12-07-2008 at 05:39 PM.
alefcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 05:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Administrator
 
AK370Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,910
Drives: 09 370Z MB Sports M6
Rep Power: 10
AK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond reputeAK370Z has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohdeasu View Post
370Z:
31k (roughly)
3.7 V6 332 HP / 270 Tq
1/4-13.4
0-60- 4.9
3,559 pounds
Your specs are a little off on the 370Z. Here are the specs from Motortrend



MotorTrend First Test: 2009 Nissan 370Z test drive 4.7 sec 0 to 60 11.25.08




Here's the Motortrend specs for the BMW 135i

2008 BMW 135i - Specifications - Quick Test - Motor Trend



As you can see the numbers are identical. Both of these cars will run neck and neck if you can find two drivers with identical driving skills. But when you look at the price, there is a $10,000 difference!!!

The base NIssan 370Z is priced 29,930 and when you add the
SPORTS PACKAGE
Quote:
the Sport Package, with 19-inch RAYS forged
wheels and Bridgestone Potenza tires, aerodynamic front and rear spoiler, larger
Nissan Sport Brakes, SynchroRev Match (6-speed manual transmission only) and
Viscous Limited Slip Differential;
price comes to 32,930 (before destination). But a sports package equipped 135i costs somewhere around 36K to 37K (before destination). For a young car enthusiast, that's a lot of money. I know you get the whole BMW amenities with the price, but for many car enthusiasts, who do not care about leather seats or automatic adjustable seats, 370Z is the perfect solution for their need for speed thirst.

Now as Alefcole said, if you're looking for a nice 4 seater and you don't have 74K dollars in your bank to get a GTR, 135i will give you good bang for the money. I actually had a chance to take 135i for a "spirited" drive and I know what the car is capable of. BMW did their homework and the 135i is a great car if you're looking for a 4 seater sports coupe.

BUT if you love 2 seater sports car(like me) then you can't go wrong with the 370Z. I am not a big fan of 4 seaters coupes. It just doesn't give me the true sports car feel.

All the magazines and automotive sites are very happy with the new 370Z. You can see it in their reviews.

Driving Impression: The New Nissan 370Z from Speed Hunters 12.05.08

Edmunds.com 370Z review

Great C&D article... 2009 Nissan 370Z - Road Test

Another Review of the 370z from Greg @ NICO

MotorTrend Video Review of Nissan 370z

ROAD & TRACK Video - Full Test: 2009 Nissan 370Z

Motor Trend: Arthur St. Antoine's 2nd take on the Z34

The camaro should be in a whole different category. It's a great drag strip car with a lot of HP/tq for straight line performance but in the twisty, you'll feel it's heavy weight and inability to turn as quick as the Z or 135. I like the look but Camaro is a NO GO for me

Finally, I'd like to say that both 135i and 370Z are great cars but when it comes to $$$ versus performance, Z is a winner hands down.
__________________
The370Z Signature Pictures ll Want to rock our forum decals on your car? Then click here! ll How to Embed YouTube Videos In a Post
STOP! (Hammertime) ll Become a Premium Member Click HERE ll F.A.Q.
Are You a Nissan Dealer? Click Here to Become A "Supporting Dealer" and Start Listing Your 370Zs In Our Inventory Section
My Monterey Blue Z ll My Exhaust --> My Intake --> G3
Nissan's Official Response Regarding Oil Temp Issue: CLICK HERE
Need a Set of Cheap Winter wheels /Tires? Then Visit The Banner Link Below and Place Your Order. You'll Help Keep The370Z Alive.
AK370Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
BanningZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 5,478
Drives: 06' Nismo Frontier
Rep Power: 22
BanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant futureBanningZ has a brilliant future
Default

2010 SS Camaro= A beautiful brick. Gorgeous but heavy as hell. Added bonus It can transform into a giant robot when you purchase the Michael Bay package.

135i= Beautiful but Paying more with little room to grow, unless you own a bank.(Oh wait you would already be broke ) Two extra seats is a plus though.

2009 370Z=Best bang for your buck, no rear seats, but huge potential. Handling is yet to be seen, from my own personal stand point, but I think few will be disappointed.

I'd say the 135i or the 370Z I'm obviously going for the fully loaded 370.
__________________
Become a Premium Member: Click HERE

MB 06' Nismo VQ40DE
BanningZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 07:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
alefcole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SJ
Posts: 709
Drives: 2011 Black ZCP E92M3
Rep Power: 11
alefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of lightalefcole is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AK370Z View Post
.............

Finally, I'd like to say that both 135i and 370Z are great cars but when it comes to $$$ versus performance, Z is a winner hands down.
I agree, the 370z is the best value for your money, as well as the GTR. Good for nissan for making such wonderful machines.
alefcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
CrownR426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Korea
Posts: 4,677
Drives: Manual
Rep Power: 841
CrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond reputeCrownR426 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alefcole View Post
I agree, the 370z is the best value for your money, as well as the GTR. Good for nissan for making such wonderful machines.
True story...
WORD
__________________
Love + Hardwork + Passion
RIP SVTRacer
CrownR426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 10:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
RCZ
A True Z Fanatic
 
RCZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 6,403
Drives: '09 370Z
Rep Power: 1112
RCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond reputeRCZ has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to RCZ
Default

Oh man, I drove the crap out of the 135i and didn't think it was ANYTHING special at all. I went in the dealer thinking 335i power in lighter cheaper car and left thinking "uh, that was not cheap and its slow"

I don't think the 135i will be a problem for the z on the track or the street.

The Camaro will be faster on the street, but add some turns and the Z comes out ahead.

Pricewise Z wins hands down

Creature comforts go to the BMW hands down
RCZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 10:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
cstr_Cali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 347
Drives: smoke grey
Rep Power: 10
cstr_Cali will become famous soon enough
Default

SS will guzzle too much gas for my liking.
Love the 135i but I find it just too expensive.
Z?............Just right... o yeh and I forgot to answer the question, ready? Kill kill. And that's all.
cstr_Cali is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Announces Pricing for the 2010 Camaro AK370Z Other Vehicles 15 11-14-2009 12:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2