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ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Apr 4, 9:40pm - #434655 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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my 350Z dreams seem to be shot...

i've read all i have about the problems with the Z. people trading in their cars left and right...people having such ass experience with dealers...

notable problems: tire feathering, tranny keeps popping out of gear, severe oil consumption (some cases where it was a as much as 2 quarts in 1000 miles!!), etc.

this really was my first choice as i wasn't as pumped to get an IS or spyder...oh well... cry

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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KickScrew
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KickScrew Apr 4, 9:47pm - #434656 

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2003 Toyota Celica GTS

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My friend just traded his in too thumbsdown
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05 WRB
VSGTS14 Apr 4, 9:48pm - #434657 

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

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really?
if i couldn't get the STI, i wanted a Z
doesn't matter though cause sti be here in a few days thumbsup

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C'mon & hit me!
ct Apr 4, 9:53pm - #434658 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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Woodland Hills, CA
you're getting another subi again??!...is your dandruff made out of gold?

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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jyboygenius Apr 4, 11:11pm - #434659 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
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Z's didn't do too well in terms of reliability. I'm glad you've finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel. thumbsup

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calidrifter Apr 5, 12:14am - #434660 
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1997 Nissan 240SX

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I was thinking of getting a z but I would rather get the G35. But I'm gonna wait and see how much I can save up in the 6 months after I finally pay off my car (6/14 last payment) and I might get a BMW or a Benz instead.

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ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Apr 5, 12:31am - #434661 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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it's quite diappointing...the Z was such a great car. handled well stock...gave out lots of power for a 26K car...oh well...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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crespo_h69 Apr 5, 3:28am - #434662 
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Didn't the 05 versions fix these problems? Also can someone post a complete list of all the problems? And can't modding fix most of these problems (getting better, smaller tires for example)

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ExNihilo Apr 5, 3:31am - #434663 
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS

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Originally Posted by crespo_h69

Didn't the 05 versions fix these problems? Also can someone post a complete list of all the problems? And can't modding fix most of these problems (getting better, smaller tires for example)


You shouldn't have to solve a car's problems by modding. The majority of people don't mod; it costs more than the average driver is willing to spend.

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CaLiGTS Apr 5, 3:31am - #434664 

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2001 Toyota Celica

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so ur saying 350z suck in terms of reliability?

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jyboygenius Apr 5, 3:35am - #434665 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
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^^Actually, I messed up. Not reliability. The Z suffered from a lot of teething issues.

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crespo_h69 Apr 5, 3:36am - #434666 
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
Didn't the 05 versions fix these problems? Also can someone post a complete list of all the problems? And can't modding fix most of these problems (getting better, smaller tires for example)


You shouldn't have to solve a car's problems by modding. The majority of people don't mod; it costs more than the average driver is willing to spend.


Yeah but since I'm thinking of modding the car either way do you think it would be smart to buy a used 03 (I think it's the one with the biggest problems, since I think thats when they started) if I'm going to mod it out for drifting and/or racing anyways?

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05 WRB
VSGTS14 Apr 5, 3:58am - #434667 

05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

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Milford, NJ
i can agree on the tranny thing or something related
if the g35 and z share the same tranny...then here's what i experienced
from a fast 1-2 shift, the stupid thing would grind, i could not hit it fast or it would do this and not fully engage it was queer and a half...that's also coming from a used car.

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ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Apr 5, 4:38am - #434668 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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Woodland Hills, CA
from what i gather the engine is as strong as a bull...it's the stuff around it that seems to be falling apart rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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FalseLogic Apr 5, 7:59am - #434669 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Oregon
I think a lot of the problems have gotten fixed with the 05's, but have heard horror stories about the 03's. People say you shouldn't buy the first year a car is produced because they haven't gotten all the kinks out yet. I think the Z would be a good example. My mom has an 04 that she lets me drive all the time and so far it's been solid. I thought I felt something off with the gears once, but it hasn't occured ever since that one time, so who knows.
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