it's funny how we state problems with the Z...it's not like the celica got lift bolt problems, brake recalls, belt tensioners, and such do they???...LOL
There is no doubt that the Celica has problems. But then again, almost all cars have problems. If the Z was only going to need a couple minor tweaks like the Celi does (lift bolts and belt tensioners are not a very big deal if under warranty), I'd own one by now.
Everyone who owns a Z says at MOST, the tires last 12k miles before the feathering causes horrible noise on the road. Also, the suspension seems to misalign itself constantly. Nissan even recognizes this. They the car will make a complete lane change within 6 seconds if allowed to travel in a straight line on a flat road. Beyond all of that, I've heard of horror stories with the tranny. Somewhere I remember seeing the Lemon Law stats on this car... its buyback ratio was something like 7x higher than the average new car.
I love it's looks, power, feel, everything... but Nissan just put a car into production that probably was a year of R&D from being ready for it.