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Hey how many people are holding out for the 370 Z roadster coming out around late august. If so anyone got any ideas on the pricing.

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey how many people are holding out for the 370 Z roadster coming out around late august. If so anyone got any ideas on the pricing.
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I was waiting to see what the roadster looked like before purchasing the new 370z. I had the 350z convertible but did not like the way it looked with the top up. After looking at the new 370z convertible with the top down - it looks like a miata on steroids. I tried to look for pics of the convertible with the top up but I think that nissan is only showing the car with the top down for fears people may not like what they see with it up.

In addition, the design of the 370z was to bring back some of the styling ques from the old 240z which I personally like. I don't see how they can keep the same styling ques in the convertible. So for me that's two strikes against the convertible - so i'm buying the coupe.

As for price, I would look to pay $8-10,000 over the coupe price. My 350z convertible was about $43,000 (new/touring).

That's my two cents!
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I'm waiting to see what the vert looks like, too. I was considering a G37x coupe for the practicality of AWD, but I really like the z vert so far from what I've seen...
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Sports cars look gastley in general, with any sort of drop top format.

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If you go to nissanusa website, they have a decent side shot view of the vert with the top up.
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I think the 370Z roadster looks really nice compared to the 350Z version(no offense to owners). You can find some videos of the 370Z roadster on youtube with the top up. In my opinion, its still not great with the top up but its a beautiful car with the top down.
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the structural rigidity and added weight. The one thing the 370 has going for it is its great handling and any loss of rigidity or added weight will compromise that. Few cars are designed as convertibles first and thus we usually get a heavier car that loses out both in the straights and in corners...
Will look forward to the first road test.....
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I think the 370Z roadster looks really nice compared to the 350Z version(no offense to owners). You can find some videos of the 370Z roadster on youtube with the top up. In my opinion, its still not great with the top up but its a beautiful car with the top down.
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I always wonder why people care what a convertible looks like with the top up...if I need to have the top up due to weather I don't drive a convertible...if I am driving it, the top is down unless I get "caught" in the rain.

Anyway, as far as the roadster goes, I like it so far; slightly better than the 350 roadster (I had an '08 roadster) but I'm going to reserve judgment until I see one in person.

Frankly, while there is no "official" definition of what makes a spots car a true sports car; most of the automotive community older than or old enough to remember when there weren't such things a "video games" and cell phones and CD players will tell you that the only true sports car is a two-seat roadster...anything else is a "sporty" car...maybe a great performing sporty car but a "sporty" car nonetheless.
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Maybe I'm from the older generation but I agree the only true sports car is a roadster. I'll be 1st in line when it's released.
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Hey how many people are holding out for the 370 Z roadster coming out around late august. If so anyone got any ideas on the pricing.
I'm waiting patiently (OK, not so patiently) to see the price, but it's the car I want.
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I tried to look for pics of the convertible with the top up but I think that nissan is only showing the car with the top down for fears people may not like what they see with it up.

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I'm waiting to see what the vert looks like, too. I was considering a G37x coupe for the practicality of AWD, but I really like the z vert so far from what I've seen...
Welcome to the forum, guys. I recommend you take the time to explore the different sections. Had you done that, you might have found this thread, which has all the Roadster pics, including top-up. Official 370Z Convertible Pictures Released 4.7.09
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one of the magazines, I think its Motor Trend has some pics this month of the top up and with the top down. It does look good with the top down, and better than average for a convertible with the top up IMO. Up or down I think the coupe looks better. when you get rid of the roof you lose those great upswept side windows, one of the best features of the 370Z IMO.

In the article they say a Nissan designer said the 370Z was designed as a convertible first. Not sure if that meant just cosmetically or completely.
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I do think the appearance of the car with the top up is very important because based on my personal experience of owning convertibles and the ones I see on the road, the top is usually up. A convertible is a novelty that wears off somewhat quickly.
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It's a bit surprising that Nissan did not get with the times and create a retracting hardtop versus a ragtop. You don't own a convertible (at least in these price point automobile strata) for performance as they are laden with additional structural requirements. And if you've ever owned a ragtop, their maintenance is a royal PITA. High marks for the transition of the coupe to the topless styling, but huge demerits for old school, old maintenance ragtop. At the very, very least Nissan should, and hopefully will be offering a factory hardtop that can be hoisted to the roof of your garage during the summer months, but dropped into place during those off-season times.
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